Events at St. Paul's : Past, Present & Soon-to-Come

Installation Worship

The South-Central Synod of Wisconsin cordially invites you
to attend the Worship Celebration and Installation Service for

Bishop Joy Mortensen-Wiebe

Sunday, the Eleventh of October
Two thousand twenty
at 1:00 in the afternoon

We will gather as the body of Christ for this Service of the Word.

During this time of social distancing due to the pandemic, this service will be held via live stream which will be able to be found on this page beginning at 12:30 pm on October 11.


Prayer Activity

Prayer Activity That Will Become Visual Element of Installation Service

Children and Adults are invited to pray for the bishop-elect as she begins her transition to her call as bishop of the South-Central Synod of Wisconsin, ELCA. A way to show our unity in blessing our new bishop is to participate in this activity offered by the planning team.  We invite your Sunday school children, confirmands, high schoolers and adults …anyone interested …to color a downloadable coloring sheet (see below). Please pray for the bishop and the synod as you color these leaves.  Think of us as the veins of the leaf as we offer life to each other and to the body of Christ.  The various textures and patterns represent the varied gifts that God has given us as we are sent into the world as disciples of Christ.  Then send or drop off your coloring sheets to the synod office by October 2. If you are dropping them off we would love it if each person cuts out their own leaf before mailing it to us. These creative representations and prayers offered up will become a visual element of the worship celebration (There are three styles to choose from for various ages and skills).

Jefferson County Christmas Neighbors

St. Paul’s is collecting donations for the Jefferson County Christmas Neighbors again this year.  We need your support in collecting the following items:

New toys, mittens, hats, scarves and blankets,
new clothing and coats (adult and child sizes),
rolls of Christmas wrapping paper and tape,
household items and decorations, Christmas decorations and non-perishable food items. 
Monetary donations are also accepted. 

Your donations may be left in the bin in the narthex beginning Saturday, November 9th through Sunday, December 8th.  

Thank you for your generosity this holiday season!  God’s Blessings!

The Toy and Clothing Give Away takes place on December 11th, in the activity center at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds.  On the day of distribution, accepted families are assigned an hour to select their items at various stations.  From the new toy area, families may select up to two toys per child.  They may also select an article of clothing per family member and one item per family from the housewares and holiday decor area.  Each child will also receive a hat, a pair of mittens and a scarf for the cold, winter months.  Each family is sent home with a box of food, canned and dry goods, as well as some perishable items such as a ham or turkey.  The Christmas Neighbors also try to provide each family with a roll of wrapping paper so they can wrap the gifts for their children to open at Christmas.  

Worship in the Park 2019

Members of St. Paul’s gathered for worship and a backpack blessing at Waterloo Firemen’s Park on Sunday, September 8th. 
Following the service, they enjoyed lunch, a softball game and got to ride the carousel.  Fun was had by all! 

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