Community Open House

You've seen the construction project from the outside, now come see the inside! The building project at St. Paul in Clintonville has finished and we are welcoming the community to see expansion. From 1-4pm on Saturday October 6th, come to our N. Park campus. We'll have activities for kids, refreshments to enjoy and a building to explore!

Visit us Saturday, October 6th between 1 and 4pm at 31 N. Park St in Clintonville (or you are always invited to visit us Sundays at 9am).

Come see our new church home, we’ve made room for you!

 St. Paul Clintonville

St. Paul Clintonville

One More Sunday at High School - August 26!

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An Announcement from our Church President:

Dear St. Paul members and friends,

The Vision Committee meet this Wednesday and made the decision we should worship at the high school again this weekend.  Due to some setbacks at the church we just do not see it feasible to have our services at the church.  We are sorry for the change once again, we know how exited members are to get back to our home turf.  Please be patient with this process and we promise you all we are very close to being back in the church.

Again we will be worshiping at the high school again this Sunday 8/26/2018 Service Time 9:00 with bible study after.

We are still having our work day this Saturday starting at 8:00.  We have an extensive list of jobs that need to get done.  Please bring old rages, buckets and shop vac if you have one.  Lords blessings to you on the rest of your week.

In his glory!

Austin Retzlaff

Nearing The End!

In only three weeks time, we should be moving into our new renovated and expanded space on North Park. I cannot begin to describe how excited I am about the work the builders have been doing and the purpose for which all of this is being done.

This whole project began and was continued so that our space would be functionally excellent at giving people what they really need, Jesus Christ, the Son of God who died for the sins of all people. Unfortunately, there are a lot of roadblocks that keep people from hearing about Jesus and all that he has done. Often this happens before a person even steps foot inside a church. This renovation and expansion has grown out of a desire to make the place appealing to all people SO THAT more will enter our doors to hear the good news that we hold so dear.

More fellowship space was also added so that our church can continue making the message we hear something that we can put into practice right away. The beauty of Jesus taking wretched sinners like us, forgiving us and remaking us is that it puts all of us in the same boat. We all have received undeserved love. This causes us to be a family of misfits who have been adopted by our merciful God! From this beginning, God makes a new community bound by some pretty deep and honest ties. Our fellowship area allows us to be this new community and to make it clear to guests that they too fit right in. 

For you, members, guests, friends, I can't wait to join you in our new space for worship, Bible Study, and fellowship in just a few short weeks. I hope you catch a little of my excitement about Jesus and what he has done for me, for you, and for this community. To God alone be the glory.

- Pastor Titus Buelow

Construction Continues...

We have had a lot of changes in the past few weeks! The building is getting closer to its new shape. The west end addition has been enclosed (and not too soon with all the rain!). The east walls and roof are going up this week. Next week, the wall will be taken out between the current sanctuary and the new east addition. At the same time, the inside ceiling will be painted and basement preparations will be ongoing to prepare for the new heating and cooling system. 

While all this work has been going on through our contractor and subcontractors, we have had an amazing turn-out of our own members to defray costs incurred through demolition, preparation and cleaning. Two Saturdays ago, 30 volunteers helped demolish the inside and prepare for the renovations within. This past Saturday, we had another great turnout to do so much more work upstairs but even more in the basement. Thank you so much to everyone who gave of their time and talents to help us keep costs down and keep everything moving efficiently and quickly! Before we know it, this whole building project will be done, and we will have a new beautiful temple to worship the Lord in!

In the meantime, we have moved to our temporary worship location at the Clintonville High School Auditorium (64 Green Tree Rd., Clintonville, WI). The space worked very well for our purposes this past weekend and it will continue to serve as our location for worship and Bible Study on Sundays during construction (probably through Sunday, August 5th). We would love to have everyone join us to hear the clear Word of God and the hope of salvation given to us through Jesus Christ! Please enter through door 19 on the north (backside) side of the High School under the green awning. There will be ushers to guide you to the auditorium from there (Also see map and pictures on our home page for more direction).  

Through all this change, it is good for us to remember the changeless nature of our God and his Word. He is and always will be our Rock, our cornerstone. This is our firm foundation and our motivation as we build to share the good news of Jesus with our community!

"Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock." Isaiah 26:4

Reinforcements! Grads to Sugar Bush, Shawano & Weyauwega

This past Thursday, I had the privilege of attending our Seminary's call service. Towards the end of that service, after singing beautiful hymns, hearing God's Word proclaimed, and joining in prayer with thousands, the names of each graduate and the congregation they were assigned were announced. What an exciting day it was for so many young men, their families, and so many others in congregations around the world!

My family and I were especially excited this year as my brother Julius was receiving his assignment as well. We heard announced his new congregation and home as St. Paul, Saginaw, MI. We both went to High School down the street at Michigan Lutheran Seminary. I know the Lord will use him to do wondrous things by his power and wisdom!

Also in his infinite wisdom and grace, God led the assignment committee to send graduates to three congregations in our area: Kenneth Rodrigue to Grace, Sugar Bush, Wolf Parsons to Divine Savior, Shawano, and Aaron Kristopeit to St. Peters, Weyauwega. Let us say a prayer of thanks with our brothers and sisters in the area for these new shepherds called by the Lord into ministry in our Waupaca county! These reinforcements were much needed!

May we also keep praying for all the congregations throughout our Synod who are still calling for full-time shepherds to serve them. Only God knows the plans he has for each congregation and each person. However, we know that his plans are wonderful and that he "works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose" (Romans 8:28).

Let us never stop giving thanks to God for his great love for us which he conveys to us through Ministers of the Word, called by his grace and his power, and sent out by him! "He himself gave the apostles, as well as the prophets, as well as the evangelists, as well as the pastors and teachers, for the purpose of training the saints for the work of serving, in order to build up the body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:11-13).

May God bless you through His Word!

- Pastor Titus Buelow

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Groundbreaking Ceremony - May 6th

  "Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash."   Matthew 7:24-27

"Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock. Though the rain comes in torrents and the floodwaters rise and the winds beat against that house, it won’t collapse because it is built on bedrock. But anyone who hears my teaching and doesn’t obey it is foolish, like a person who builds a house on sand. When the rains and floods come and the winds beat against that house, it will collapse with a mighty crash." Matthew 7:24-27

These are exciting times!

Last summer we celebrated 50 years of this congregation, St. Paul, being anchored in the faith! What a glorious celebration it was and how wonderful it is to constantly reflect on the grace of God poured out on his people. He has truly blessed this congregation in so many ways and he will continue to do so in the future.

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"Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain." Psalm 127:1

It is because of our firm foundation that we look forward today confidently to the immediate future and the expansion and renovation of our building and ministry headquarters! Jesus himself remains the rock which grounds this church. It is our Savior’s teaching, sacrifice, and command that inspire us to build up one another and to share our hope with others. Jesus himself has prepared and guided this congregation throughout the years to be in a position to add more to the amazing space we have to worship, gather, and grow together in his grace and the ministry opportunities that spur those things on.

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From first to last, it is God’s mercy that gives us excitement and joy to pour our efforts, gifts, time and talents into our church and its ministry. And now, after two years of planning, discussing, and preparing, we are ready to break ground in just a few short weeks. On May 6th after worship, we will formally begin our "Building on the Foundation of Christ" project with a groundbreaking ceremony. We would love to have as many as possible join us for this historic moment! 

To God alone be the glory.

In His service,

Pastor Titus Buelow