Soccer Camp & VBS Recap!

We have another year in the books and what an amazing year is was. We had a record 60 kids this year! What a blessing to have so many eager to learn more about soccer and their Savior. And even though there were so many more campers, we had a very respectful and loving group. They listened attentively, were kind to one another, learned quickly, and had a blast!

Soccer Camp featured many drills that train the essential skills of soccer like dribbling, passing and shooting. We also played games that worked those skills while being a lot of fun! After two hours of running around and playing, we take a break to eat a delicious smorgasbord of a snack, sing some silly and some seriously grace-focused songs, and then talk about Jesus. This year we talked about finding Jesus at ALL costs because he is that much more amazing than anything else in our life. After devotion, we headed out for a last half-hour of scrimmage time to practice the skills we had been working on so that we could play the game of soccer!

After three days of Soccer Camp, we moved to our home base here at 31 N. Park and began our two day Vacation Bible School portion of the week. What that meant was an opening devotion about the focus of the day, some silly songs to get us moving, and some Jesus-focused songs to help us voice our confidence in Him! Afterwards, we broke into groups to dig deeper into God’s Word. Then we played kickball or duck duck goose outside, made some amazing crafts, ate more delicious goodies, and played some more big games outside. We closed with another wrap up devotion and said goodbye!

It was a fun-filled week with lots of things to take home to practice, to show family and friends, to study, and to talk about! I pray that it was as fun for everyone who came as it was for me. I was sad when everyone went home!

Thank you to all who helped make our week so fun for everyone who came. Thank you to the parents who sent your kids to be a part of our week. Thank you, Lord, for blessing our Soccer Camp & VBS week! And thank you Jesus for all you have done for us so that we can proudly share the good news you have given to us and to all!

…I consider everything a loss because of the surpassing worth of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whose sake I have lost all things. I consider them garbage, that I may gain Christ and be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which is through faith in Christ. Philippians 3:8-9

In His service,

Pastor Buelow

Soccer Camp: Register Now!

There is still time to register your kids for our 5th annual Soccer Camp and VBS! It seems hard to believe but Soccer Camp and VBS are almost here. Make sure you include this in your child’s summer. To register, go to the link below (or on the black bar on the top of the page). Registration helps us prepare and gives us important emergency contact information.

The registration form is on this page…

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Church Family Night: July 31

On July 31st, St Paul is having a special Church Family Night that is open to the area KEPT Youth Group. You are welcome to come starting at 6pm. Don’t worry about making food, we will have hot dogs and baked potatoes with lots of toppings (feel free to bring a topping, crazy or normal, to share). Rain or shine, we’ll have activities. Relax with some lawn games and then there will be a special water balloon fight for the kids!

RSVPing is not required, but we ask you to if you can. There is a sheet in the gathering area of church or email us to let us know how many people we should have water balloons for.

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Severe Storms in Clintonville

Friday night was a wild one! Maybe you had just finished setting up your tent at the Family Retreat. Maybe your were at home, getting ready to rest. No matter what you were doing, if you were in the Clintonville area you know about the severe storms.

It is fun watching severe weather from a safe place. The might of the winds, the ferocity of the rain and the barrages of bright lightning flashes were in full force Friday. When the weather is down right scary, it reminds us that we don’t control it. The weather is beyond us, we can hide from it but we can’t prevent the weather from getting severe… and we know that we are powerless if the storms get worse. Frightening storms are a great reminder to us, we are only human. When we acknowledge what we can’t do, it reminds us of who can and how great He is! Jesus can control and guide the weather. While He was on Earth He showed us this. God is powerful and beyond us, yet the One who even the storms listen to chose to submit Himself to be the least of us. He allowed Himself to be treated as a criminal, tortured, humiliated, and executed. When the weather gets fierce take comfort in the God who loves you.

Thankfully with all the strong winds and rain there was no damage to the church. No flooding in the basement. No fallen trees.

Finding Freedom: from Opportunity

Our forefathers declared this country “the Land of Opportunity.” We truly do enjoy much opportunity in this country that is not available in many other places around the world. In such a greater degree, we have opportunity in being part of God’s Kingdom through faith in Jesus Christ. God has made us his heirs, his children! That reality gives us incredible opportunity to live differently in this world no matter what challenges we might face. Let us dwell on that freedom this morning.

Fifth Sunday after Pentecost -- July 14, 2019

Pastor Titus Buelow

Galatians 3:23–29

Construction: One Year Later

This week the basement floor in the church is being prepped, cleaned and finished. It seems like a big project, but take a look at what our church looked like last July. It was only a year ago that we were meeting at the high school because our building was growing and under construction. Take a look at some pictures from last year. It is amazing the difference a year makes. We thank and praise God for the work being done here that enabled the construction project.

Take a Listen: Revelation Series

Take a listen to the Easter series we had based on the book of Revelation.

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.

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.   

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.

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.

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!

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.

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