Planning is underway as we prepare for our 5th annual Soccer Camp and VBS. This event is for kids Pre-K through 8th grade and will be held August 12-16 (Monday through Friday). Find out all the details at the link below.
Jesus rose from the dead. That is what Easter is all about. But what does that mean? What does that mean for you? This Easter season, join us as we study the book of Revelation together to see the Kingdom Jesus’ resurrection has made us a part of today and the heaven we will experience forever.
May 5 – Revelation 5:11-14 – Before the Throne of God
Because of Jesus’ victory over sin, death and the devil by his resurrection, he has been given the name above every name. He sits on the throne of heaven ruling all things for the benefit of those who trust in him. Let us today remember the power and authority of our Savior in heaven and on earth, especially when it seems evil rules. Jesus reigns for you today and forever.
May 12 – Revelation 7:9-17 – Among the Multitude of Saints
Do you feel alone in your struggle against sin and your fight to remain faithful to your Savior? Well, you are not alone! You are part of a great multitude of believers in heaven and on earth. You are one of the saints today, those made holy by the blood of Jesus. Together with them, you worship the Lamb who was slain and you will continue to worship him for all eternity. You are far from alone.
May 19 – Revelation 21:1-6 – Witnessing a New Beginning
Do you feel that the world isn’t as it should be? When we experience sorrow beyond words, pain without healing, grief without reprieve, it is easy to think, “This isn’t right… this shouldn’t happen… I was not meant to go through this.” If that is how you feel, you are right! Our world is not as it should be. It is broken. But one day, it won’t be anymore. One day we will witness the creation of a new heaven and a new earth where there will be no sorrow, no pain, no grief… and God will dwell among his people as he did in the beginning.
Break from Series: May 26 — Seminarian Nathan Schleef – Luke 15:1-10 – “What do we do with sinners?”
June 2 – Revelation 21:10-14, 22-23 – Powered by the Light
Our world is a dark place. We see darkness all around and within us. It often feels like there is no light. Don’t be fooled! The darkness has been defeated. The Light lives again. He also lives in us by faith and powers us with hope today. And one day we will dwell in His city forever with no need for any other source of heat, light or life. You are powered by THE Light!
June 9 – Revelation 22:12-17, 20 – Preparing for the Beginning and the End (The Festival of Pentecost)
Have you forgotten what is coming? In the busyness of today, have you lost sight of what needs to happen before tomorrow? At any time, Jesus, the Beginning and the End, could return. When he does, this world will end and the time to turn to him will be over. Are we ready for that? Are our friends, neighbors, and family? Are we ready for the beginning of eternity? Let us prepare for the Beginning and the End.
During our worship time on May 12, 2019, we celebrated as Melena Laack was first examined and then confirmed in the Christian faith. This milestone comes as she has completed several years study of what God teaches us in His Word. The lessons were led by Pastor Titus I. Buelow, who led the confirmation rite. Please keep Melena and all young Christians in your prayers. We live in a culture that is contrary to God’s truth.
We are all voluntary victims of Satan’s seductions. Look at your life and you’ll find far too many times of shame and sin when Satan successfully placed a temptation before you and you didn’t say no. You may wonder why you did it, but the truth is you did it. Satan knows our every weakness. He custom tailors temptations for individuals. This Lenten season, we examine some of those tailor-made temptations. We also examine how the Holy Spirit specifically equips us through Word and Sacrament, and by applying forgiveness and teaching sanctification, that we are able to fight those temptations.
Join us for the next six Sundays as we address these temptations:
Lent 1: Joshua 7:16-26 Wanting only what you want
Each of us battles with temptation every day. God tells us “no.” We say “yes.” He tells us to stay away from something. We go directly toward that something. We want only what we want. Christ was no stranger to temptation, either. He battled, yet was without sin … for us and for our eternal righteousness. Christ is with us fighting temptation so that we want what He wants.
Lent 2: Jeremiah 26:8-15 Refusing to change
Jeremiah was rejected because he did not tell the people what they wanted to hear. We often reject God’s Word and God’s messengers because we are like the people who rejected God’s prophet. We refuse to listen and change. Despite our refusal to listen, the Lord keeps coming to preach sin and grace, Law and Gospel.
Lent 3: Numbers 16:23-40 - Grumbling against God
We aren’t satisfied with what God gives us. We aren’t pleased with what God tells us. We aren’t content with God’s expectations for us. So we grumble. We grumble against God. We grumble against God’s called workers. We grumble against God’s public servants. Yet in the midst of our grumbling, Jesus enters with warning and mercy.
Lent 4: Judges 10:6-16 - Continuing the cycle of sin
We sin. Things get difficult. We plead for mercy. God is merciful and things get better. We fall back into the same sin. Things become more difficult. We plead for mercy. God is merciful and things get better. And so it goes. God calls us today to repent and break the cycle of sin.
Lent 5: Isaiah 43:16-24 - Living with past guilt
We know that Jesus has taken away our sins. We think that is too easy. So we beat ourselves up over our past sins by carrying present guilt. Jesus wants it all – our sins and our guilt.
Lent 6: Isaiah 45:22-25 - Not bowing the knee
Every year on Palm Sunday we celebrate Jesus entering Jerusalem as King. But what if we don’t want Him as King? What if we still want some say in our lives? What if we refuse to bow the knee to Jesus? The Lord promises that every knee will bow before Jesus – either in joy or in judgment.
Thank you to all who came to the CAP one day seminar on the Christian Family. It was encouraging to see so many of you take the time on a Saturday to be here. A huge thank you to Dr. Olson for coming all the way out here for this event.
For more information on the Congregational Assistant Program (CAP) or about the one day seminars it runs, go to https://mlc-wels.edu/cap/upcoming-seminars-joint-courses/
At the January Voter’s Meeting the new Church Council was formally elected. The Council is meant to bring organization to the church by assigning specific areas to specific leaders. Having the Council also helps our Pastor be able to focus on what we have Called him to do. If you have an idea, question or concern for a certain area of the church, please talk to these people.
Jon Laack, Council Chairman
Dave Heup, Vice Chairman
Chad Dobbe, Council Secretary
Art Ebbinger, Treasurer
David Winkler, Financial Secretary
Austin Retzlaff, Education Coordinator
Chuck Schowalter, Evangelism Coordinator
Tom Ganster, Elder
David Schley, Elder
Dan Janz, Elder
Earl Fields, Trustee
Dustin Laabs, Trustee
Michael Tessmer, Trustee
During this weather, please make sure the roads are safe to come to church events. We will do our best to keep the calendar updated when events are postponed or canceled because of unsafe driving conditions. Stay safe and stay in the Word!
The 2019 Church Directory is done and ready for pick up! Pick your copy up so you can stay in touch with your church family. If you do have an update to your contact information, feel free to let Chuck or Sandy know.
Winter continues here in Clintonville. From January 27th through the 28th there was a snow storm that brought Clintonville 8. 7 inches (according to a local news station). Enjoy these photos of our church from somewhere warm.
Winter at you Clintonville church:
ONE MONTH! In one short month St. Paul Clintonville will be hosting Dr. Lawrence Olson as he presents a one day seminar on the Christian Family. Help us prepare for this event by registering soon so that we have enough materials prepared.
Click below to find out more information about the event and to register for it.