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Commemoration of Faithful Departed 2021

We will be observing All Saints's Day on Sunday, November 7. Part of that observance is the Commemoration of the Faithful Departed, in which we remember by name those who have died in the faith during the past year. If you have a loved one who is not a member of St. Paul who died under the faith since November 1, 2021, we would gladly include them in our commemoration. Please contact us with their names by October 24. The current list of those who will be remembered is: 

  • Mel Balzer—January 14, 2021
  • Glen Scharich—March 15, 2021
  • Dorothy Sy—March 23, 2021
  • Ray Aumock—July 19, 2021
  • Betty Singer—July 30, 2021

Spiritually Vibrant Homes

What Makes a "Spiritually Vibrant" Home?

Research presented in the book, The Spiritually Vibrant Home, identifies 3 characteristics: Messy Prayers, Loud Tables, and Open Doors. We'd like to know how strong those characteristics are in our homes. Your feedback to the questions on the form below is very much appreciated. 


145th Anniversary Goals

What do we need help with for our upcoming anniversary celebration? Some of our goals in preparation for our celebration on September 12 include:

  • Updating the timeline of important events in St. Paul's history
  • Making sure we have a complete set of confirmation photos
  • Compiling as many pictures of our pastors as possible
  • Preparing to display a few important artifacts like our parish register

If you would be willing to give some time this summer to this project, please contact Pastor Stolarczyk

May 2021 Election Results

Thank you to all who were willing to stand for election at our voters' meeting. We are reminded, once again, how greatly we are blessed by the gifts that God has given us. Praise God for all the time and energy that are contributed by so many people in support of our shared ministry. The following individuals won election by our voters:

  • Vice Chair: Mike Gremel
  • Treasurer: Carly Valentine
  • Asst. Financial Secretary: Michelle Gangler
  • Voting Member at Large: Sherry Gaeth
  • Elder (Vote for 2): Dave Yoder (2nd spot remains open)
  • Asst. Sunday School Supt.: Matt Sattelberg
  • Trustee (2):
    • Dave Bohn
    • Andy Kuhl
  • Board of Education: Nathan Engelhard
  • Board of Finance: (3):
    • Lisa Gremel 
    • Michele Schember
    • Libby Trieber
  • Youth Board: Betsy Stolarczyk

145th Anniversary Celebration Planned

145th Anniversary Celebration Being Planned

This year marks the 145th anniversary of our congregation. We want to make sure that we observe it properly!

Mark Your Calendar for September 12

We'll observe the anniversary at our 9:00 a.m. service on Sunday, September 12. There will be a couple of surprise features of the service that we hope you'll enjoy. Stay tuned for more information.

Hosts and Historians Needed

We'll need a bit of help to make this day special. Please consider if you would be able to give some of your time this summer for one of the following:

  • Assist with organizing the potluck
  • Help to gather and organize pictures, etc., to celebrate our history and highlight important milestones

Directory Update Time

Have You Seen Your Photo in the Church Directory Lately?

It will soon be time to print the current edition of our church directory. Please help make sure that the information and photos in our church directory are up to date by using the form below to verify your address, phone number, and email. Please also consider an up to date photograph-- selfies would be great!-- of your family, as well. (No professional photos, please.)

If you have any questions about what personal information we have and/or how we handle that information, please speak with Pastor Stolarczyk.


Meet Our Summer Assistant

Meet Our Summer Assistant, Evan Tino

There will be a new face in front of church this June, July, and August: Mr. Evan Tino. Please help us welcome him to St. Paul.

Evan is a pre-seminary student at Concordia University, Ann Arbor. (A pre-seminary student is preparing for the pastoral ministry. After graduation, he attends one of our synod's two seminaries before being certified for ministry and sent to his first call.) His father, the Rev. Rich Tino, served at Peace, Sandusky until about two years ago when he retired. Evan is following in his father's footsteps. 

Evan will only be helping out on the weekends. He'll be assisting with the service each Sunday, helping with Bible study, and getting his feet wet with some worship planning tasks. It will be a tremendous opportunity for Evan as well as being a help for us. 

We're looking forward to having Evan with us this June, July, and August. I know that you'll make him feel at home here at St. Paul.