St. Paul’s Evangelical Church
WELCA Circle Letter

May 2021

The blessings of Easter are many, but the biggest blessing is the fact that God loves you enough to die for you, to take up your sins on Himself and suffer penance that you deserve. You can be thankful every day, not just on Easter, that you are saved.

 

We are happy to be here!  Our church services are continuing in the Sanctuary with social distancing and mask wearing.  Our Easter services were well attended and we’re looking forward to our members returning to regular services.  Many of us have received vaccines and the numbers of virus cases are decreasing.  After our Easter services we held a successful sidewalk tea and were pleased by the number of people who stopped to enjoy a treat, graciously donated by some of our WELCA ladies.

 

At the present time Circle 19 is active.  The date for our May meeting has been changed to this Thursday, April 29th at 6:00 in Hoffner Hall.  We hope to continue our meetings on our regular schedule so if you’re interested in attending, please mark your calendars for the first Thursday of each month. On March 20th we prepared sandwich meals and delivered them to the Central Police Precinct.  The ladies who participated had lots of fun and it is such a worthy outreach.

 

Please pray for and reach out to all of our shut-ins and church members who are not yet in attendance.  Our prayers go out to the family of Grove “Bo” Smith, brother of Virginia Huber and Linda Larson.  He passed away earlier this month from a brief illness.

Anyone seeking to join our Altar Guild should contact Becky Truluck.  We can always use more helping hands.  Gloria Brown has volunteered to assume the responsibility of the food pantry but if you’d like to volunteer I’m sure the help would be appreciated.  Also, if there is anyone that you are aware of who might need pantry items please let Gloria know.

 

The Craft Group is still meeting on Thursdays and have taken on the task of folding bulletins and Epistles.  If you have a few minutes to help with this effort we’d welcome you.  That also entitles you to a cup of coffee and a snack, at no cost!

 

The current Word in Season is available.  There are baskets in the Narthex brimming with copies for you to take home.

 

Please don’t forget Lutheran World Relief.  After the year that we’ve had the needs are greater than ever.  Did you know that Lutheran World Relief is a ministry of Lutherans of the United States, and is a registered 501(c) (3) non-profit organization?  Gifts are tax deductible as allowed by law.

 

We live in a world that strives to be “politically” correct.  Because of this some Christians let their standards and even their beliefs be compromised so they can feel more comfortable with the world. Of course, you don’t want to be antagonistic or mean in how you treat others, but your light should never be hidden.  Christ followers are lights that reveal the need for a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.  Lights of hope, lights of love.  You make a difference by letting your light shine.

 

In His Love,

 

Chris Heidt