Pastor Gregory Laska can be reached at Cell # 715-350-9741, email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org, or at church office on Mondays 9 am till Noon.
“St. Paul’s is Committed to Encouraging Growth and Fellowship by Sharing the Word and Gifts from GOD and by living our Christian Beliefs Everywhere and Always.”
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March Worship Schedule
March 3: Communion Worship Service at 9:00 am
March 6: Ash Wednesday w/Communion Service at 9:00 am
March 10: Worship Service at 9:00 am
March 13: Lenten Service at 5:30 pm
March 17: Communion Worship Service at: 9:00 am
March 20: Lenten Service at 5:30 pm
March 24: Contemporary Service 9:00 am
March 27: Lenten Service at 5:30 pm
March 31: Worship Service at 9:00 am
Saturday evening worship services are offered at Luther Memorial-Gleason at 6 pm. All are welcome to Worship Services at St. Paul's 9:00 am or at Luther Memorial -Gleason 10:30 am on Sundays.
March Usher Schedule
March 3: Mandy Sabatke, Sandy Leskey, Keith Duley
March 10: Donna and Marty Stenberg
March 17: Marilyn Everson, Sandy Leskey, Don Voight
March 24: Carol Wyma, Jeanne Schubring
March 31: Robert and Lori Giese
Volunteers, please come 20 to 30 minutes before worship time to prepare the building for the Worship Service. Please take head count of attendance and write it on the clip board posted by the last pew on the east side of church each and every worship service. Please wear your Sunday best clothing, you are serving in the King’s house. Thank You for your service to our Lord and our Church Family.
Dinner Show: Authentic Celtic Music with a Dancer, Catered Meal by Bob’s Catering March 24, 2019 here at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Limited seating, only 110 tickets sold $37.50/per person Door open at 11:30a.m. See Lois Oestreich before or after services or send check with a self-addressed stamped envelope to: Lois Oestreich Attn: Paddygrass Ticket 247128 County Road WW Wausau, WI 54403 or call 715-536-6965 and leave a message,
Lenten Organ Meditations: First Presbyterian Church, 406 Grant St, Wausau, Fridays from 12:15 – 12:45 p.m. March 15: Susan Schaefer/Karmen Teigen, March 22: Irene Beethe, March 29: Dan Larson, April 5 – Kartika Putri, April 12 – Patrick Burkhart
Food Pantry: the Ladies Aid has a basket in the back of the Church to accept your Gifts from the Heart that go to the food Pantry at Trinity Lutheran Church, Merrill. Please consider giving to the families struggling to put food on the table by buying 1 item a week to help out.
SAVE! SAVE! SAVE! Please save your cancelled postage stamps for Missions. Also box tops, points, milk caps & labels, and bread loaves for education. They are collected on table in back of the church for St. John’s School
A2O: Are you in need of assistance of any kind, let our Youth help you. Let one of our youth or their leaders, Dean Hill or Melissa Wanie know if you need a hand with cleaning, shopping, minor maintenance. Our youth would be very pleased to give you a hand. Next meeting for A2O is March 12 at 6:00 - 8.00. The donated hides have been sold and A2O will purchase already tanned hides for their moccasin project.
Sunday School: Sunday School children will be working on songs for their closing service on Mother’s Day.
Softball Sign up: Church softball sign-up will be through March 10. Contact Many Sabatke with any questions 715-722-0086
Dartball Tournament: March 10 at Our Saviors 1:00 p.m.
Dartball Banquet: March 25 at CUMC at 6:00
Newsletter Distribution Note
Beginning next month (April Newsletter), because of the cost of envelopes and stamps, newsletters will be placed in the mail slots at the back of the church instead of in an envelope with your name on it. The newsletters will be placed in the mail slots the last Sunday of the month for the following month. Shut-ins will still receive the newsletter through the mail as they do now. However, if there is a reason you cannot make it to church to pick-up your newsletter and would like to remain receiving it through the mail, please contact Lori Giese at 715-536-6746 (leave a message) or e-mail email@example.com. If you do not notify Lori and you do not pick up the newsletter it will automatically be tossed. We will not be mailing every month what is not picked up.
Four Simple Statements to Witness our Faith: These are the basic witnessing statements that were part of Pastor Greg’s sermon on the weekend of February 16-17.
Parable of the Therapist
Eric’s nurse came into his room and pulled the curtains open. She saw that he was awake but he turned his face away from her. “Come on, Eric. Your breakfast should be here soon. The therapist will be coming right after that.” Eric just moaned. He could feel a constant throb in his back and in his chest. The car accident nearly took his life. Though his life was saved, his spirit was crushed. In just two days, his high school was playing their homecoming game and he was out for the rest of his senior season. The nurse left without getting him to respond to the food or to any help.
A half hour later, there was a soft knock at Eric’s hospital room door. “Hello, Eric!” A middle-aged man entered the room, coming around to face him.
Eric opened his eyes, “Mr. Sylvan! I’m surprised to see you visiting me.” The man had been Eric’s counselor at their church’s Boy Scout group a five years earlier.
“Oh, I am not just visiting. I am a Doctor of Physical Therapy and I have come to get you started on your recovery.”
“Therapy! Isn’t that something for old people like when my Grandma broke her hip and landed in the nursing home?”
Doctor Sylvan pulled a chair close to Eric’s bedside. “Tell me how you are doing, Eric.” The Doctor looked at Eric’s chart while waiting for him to respond.
Finally Eric replied, “Clearly, I am in pain. What’s the point of therapy? I will probably get better eventually … probably after the school year is over!”
Doctor Sylvan was careful to not push Eric too much. He sat quietly for a few moments before speaking. “Do you know the purpose of physical therapy, Eric?”
“Of course! You are going to show me how to do some exercises that if my back and chest were not so busted up, I could do them standing on my head.”
The good Doctor smiled, “I must say, I’ve never asked anyone to stand on their head! Eric, I remember how enthusiastic you were when I first met you back in Boy Scouts. You would often beg to lead the campfire prayer. Have you been talking to God lately about what happened to you?”
Eric was quick to answer this time, “If Jesus really cared about me that accident would not have happened or at least He would heal me. I shouldn’t need to go through therapy.”
The Doctor stood and put his hand on Eric’s hand. “Oh, but Jesus used therapy all the time! Over three dozen times in the Gospels it refers to Jesus touching people in therapy.”
Eric winced and said, “No, it says that He touched people and healed them. I read the Gospel accounts. I know what it says!”
Doctor Sylvan defended his claim, “But you see Eric, the word for healing in the original Greek New Testament is ‘therapeo’. Therapy means healing!”
The Doctor waited for Eric to think about this new revelation. “So therapy means healing, huh? I suppose we should start … right after we pray together that Jesus would bless your work.”