We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. Hebrews 6:19
Please join us in celebrating 50 years of God's grace at St. Paul in Clintonville! We are having a special anniversary service on June 18 at 4pm followed by a fellowship meal. All are welcome to join us for the service and for the meal afterwards. Help us give thanks to God for the hope that has anchored us for 50 years and will continue to be our foundation and motivation in the years to come! Our preacher for the service will be Pastor Bob Sawall, missionary, former shepherd, and great friend of the congregation.
Here is also an article prepared by Nick Boughton for print:
St Paul Lutheran (WELS) Celebrates 50 Years Serving the Clintonville Community
The year was 1967, Green Bay defeated Kansas City in the very first Super Bowl, gas cost 33 cents per gallon, and the Beatles were at the top of the pop music charts. Also happening in 1967 (though slightly less known) a small group of Christians put up the collateral to build a church named St Paul Lutheran on North Park St. in Clintonville, Wisconsin. Back then the congregation was part of the Evangelical Lutheran Synod and was under the leadership of Pastor William W. Werling. As we all know, a lot can change in 50 years. St. Paul has seen several changes in leadership, a change in Synod, and has endured tragedy. Not to unlike our country and the world. Through it all two things remain unchanged: God’s love for us and our need for Him. By God’s grace, St. Paul’s simple message of salvation through Faith alone by Grace alone through Christ alone has remained steadfast. Curious about St. Paul? Come join us Sunday June 18th as we celebrate fifty years serving the Clintonville community, everyone is invited! Our regular worship service is at 9am and then a special celebration will begin at 4pm with a festival service followed by a catered meal. We would also like to extend a special invite to you, our neighbors and friends. Exciting things are happening at St Paul Lutheran, we look forward to meeting you and to the next 50 years in Christ alone.