In-Person Worship Will Resume on June 28th

Please click here to read about safety protocols for in-person worship that will be followed until further notice.

Special Congregational Meeting:
Sunday, July 12, 9:45 am

The Congregation Council has accepted the recommendation of the Call Committee to present Pastor Ioan Ittu (pronounced you-wan e-too) to the congregation to be called as the next pastor of St. Paul. With excitement for our future, a special meeting of the congregation is set for Sunday, July 12, at 9:45am to present Pastor Ioan to you and to affirm and celebrate his call to St. Paul. This meeting is required in our Constitution C9.01 which states “Authority to call a pastor shall be in this congregation by at least a two-thirds vote of voting members present and voting at a meeting legally called for that purpose.” Furthermore, 25 voting members shall constitute a quorum (C10.04).

Epistle #66: Friday Update: Sunday Worship, Drive Up Communion & More!

1) Happy Fourth of July weekend! Join us this Sunday at 9:00 am for in-person worship and Facebook Live when Pastor Brian will be sharing his message, “Come to Me!” from Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30.

2) Thank you to our worship participants for this coming Sunday: Ushers: Ann Bartelt, Amy Kimball, Jacque Mohs; Music: Clarice Blanchard; Worship Leader: Beth Sunds; Facebook Live: Jackson Kimball; and Sound Booth: Wayne Martens.

3) And speaking of worship….We had a successful return to live worship last Sunday, with 43 in physical attendance, and another 42 ‘check-ins’ following the service on our first-ever Facebook livestream of the service.   What amazing numbers given the crazy world we’re living in!  For those of you that didn’t have a chance to attend or watch the service on Sunday, we encourage you to go to St. Paul’s Facebook page or website to view it.  As we have mentioned in past correspondence, the safety of our congregation members is our primary concern.  Therefore, we will continue to monitor Madison County’s COVID-19 statistics weekly to ensure that an in-person worship service remains a viable option.  In reviewing this week’s numbers, we feel comfortable holding a live service on Sunday, and we’ll continue to livestream the service on Facebook.  So, if you feel safe to do so, please come join us at 9:00 for worship, but please remember to bring your mask for the safety of others.  We will continue to practice social distancing and will have safety measures in place, but that doesn’t preclude us from offering holy communion and the opportunity to interact during the service. God bless!

4) Drive Up Communion – For those who won’t be at worship, Holy Communion will be available next Wednesday, July 8 from 10:00-10:45 am and from 4:30-5:15 pm. (Please see details in Pastor Brian’s Epistle #65 from yesterday.)

5) THERE’S STILL TIME TO REGISTER!  “Camp HOPE”, our Vacation Bible School program this summer will take place July 13-17 via online streaming through Lutheran Church of Hope. Even though the initial early bird registration date has passed, there is still time to register! Click here: Please email our St. Paul VBS Coordinator Jackie Stack at with any questions.

6) Watch for a special Epistle coming tomorrow as part of the series from the Call Committee introducing Pastor Ioan Ittu, who will be presented to the congregation at the Congregational Meeting on July 12, 9:45 am.

Church office email:
Pastor Brian Mortenson email:
Pastoral Emergencies: 605-351-0867

Church office phone: 515-462-4270



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