Pastor’s Corner – August 2020

Late last month, I purchased a bulletin board set and redeemed a coupon for free laminating. The past few days I’ve been trimming up the lamination. I’ve been looking at the lesson plans for confirmation. I’ve been doing what a lot of our nation’s teachers have been doing – preparing materials and organizing for classes. Although we don’t know what the new school year or Sunday school year will bring, we step forward responsibly and in faith and hope. We collected school supplies for the back to school Ministerial and Food Pantry’s School Supply Drive.

We don’t know what this school year or Sunday school year will bring. We may set up a plan but don’t know yet if we’ll have to switch to another plan or yet another plan to keep youth safe. There is much we don’t know. We can say with confidence, however, that there are things we do know. We do know that God is in control. We do know that “In his hand is the life of every living thing and the breath of all mankind” (Job 12:10).

Psalms 56:3 says, “When I am afraid, I put my trust in You.” We know that God is worthy to carry our trust. The psalmist wrote, “And those who know Your name put their trust in You, for You, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek You” (Psalm 9:10).

There are times when what do know can fill a thimble and what we do not know can fill buckets. Lord, help us pray about it and step forward responsibly and in faith and hope because we know the One in whom we can trust.

In knowing and unknowing, we praise your wonderful name, Lord God!

Soli Deo Gloria,

Pastor Jean

Back to School Supplies Project

The Missouri Valley Ministerial Association is sponsoring a “Back to School Supplies Project.” 

Each church is asked to collect school supplies that will be delivered to the Harrison County Food Pantry to distribute to students. If you would like to help with this project, you can drop the supplies off at St. Paul Lutheran by July 31. The church will see that the items get delivered on August 1. The items will be distributed by the Food Pantry on August 8. A list of the items needed for each grade is available by clicking the link below. Any of these items will be appreciated.

You can also donate money to help with the project if you would prefer. You can make the check payable to the Harrison County Food Pantry. You can drop off the check at the church to be delivered to the Food Pantry.

We would like to thank you for helping with this project. During these interesting times, there is a need to help the families in our area. Your help is appreciated.

MV School Supply List