Prayers of the Church
Prayer requests can be written on the yellow cards in the pews & given to Pastor or put in the offering plate. Prayer requests during the week can be placed on the prayer chain by calling the church office. (320) 256-3847
Collect of the Day
O God, the giver of all that is good, by Your holy inspiration grant that we may think those things that are right and by Your merciful guiding accomplish them; through Jesus Christ, Your Son, our Lord, who lives and reigns with You and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever. Amen.
Prayers for the Families of our Congregation
For those who Mourn
If you would like to sponsor the flowers on the altar for a Sunday, there is a card to fill out in the back of the sanctuary. Flowers can be given in memoriam, to honor a loved one, or given to the glory of God. Donations may also be anonymous.
Bible Study continues every Sunday at 1pm. Please look for this on Facebook live, or YouTube.
Pastor met with the board of Elders and they decided to start offering communion twice a month during this social distancing time. Continuing Sunday, May 24, and lasting as long as we are in this pandemic, we will offer communion every other week from 10:30-Noon.
Please arrive at church during this time, and wait outside to be ushered in. Once inside, you will be directed to wash your hands and then you can go to the altar to receive the sacrament.
We are limiting the number of people in the church to 10 at a time, following regulations.
If you have any questions, please let us know.
The Body of Christ
Now, more than ever, this is the time for us to come together and be the church. During this time of social distancing, I would like to encourage all of you to call one another and share a word of comfort. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, but we can still share the love of Christ with each other and bear one another’s burdens.
If you need anything during this time, please don’t hesitate to call the church office and we will work to help anyway we can.
Please call or email Pastor, or the church with any prayers you may have during this time.
All entrances into the church will soon have one master key. If you need to access the church outside of regular church hours, please contact Pastor. You will need to sign-out a key for church records.
The noisy collection will continue in May. Donations from the first quarter of 2020 went to the Birch Hills Community Church “The Weekend Backpack Project,” which sends food home with children from school for the weekend. The total collected for the first quarter was $421.74! The second quarter will go toward the local food shelf. Please save your coins and dollars to make a donation.
We are trying to update the prayer chain! If you would like your name included on the chain, please contact Pastor Mommens.
Spring cleaning will be postponed until further notice. The trustees will be asking for help once again from the congregation to spring clean the church. Please look for updates to come. All ages welcome as many hands lighten the load!
Sermons and BIBLE STUDIES on Facebook and YouTube!
Sermons and bible studies are now live streamed on St. Paul’s Facebook page. This is an excellent way to share a bit of what happens at St. Paul’s with your family and friends. Or, if you miss a Sunday, this is a great way to hear the Gospel proclaimed!
We have also started putting sermons on YouTube. This is another way to catch up on a sermon, or bible study that you may have missed.
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Do you shop for everyday items on Amazon?? Did you know you could help raise money for St. Paul’s just by shopping through Amazon Smile? Amazon will donate up to .5% of the price of eligible purchases through Amazon Smile. Just make sure you start your purchase through “smile.amazon.com” and be sure to choose St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Melrose as the recipient. You can also ask family and friends to do the same to raise additional funds for the church! J
The trustees are looking for volunteers this summer to assist with lawn mowing. The use of the church lawn mower will be available. There will be a sign-up sheet/schedule in the back of the church coming soon. If you are interested in helping, or have questions please speak with a trustee or Pastor.
Please let the Pastor, or the church office know if you have a graduate in the family this year. We would like to celebrate all graduates and their accomplishment during a Sunday service this summer.