May Newsletter Article

“For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven.” – Ecclesiastes 3:1 This week, I decided it was finally safe to put the snowblower away. At this point, I certainly hope we don’t see any more of that white stuff for many months! The season has dramatically changed in the… Read More ›

Music Survey

Please take just 1-2 minutes to fill out this brief survey. Anyone is encouraged to fill it out, but we are especially looking for those who are currently involved in our music ministry or would like to be involved. Thank you! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/PYRPX6X

March Newsletter Article

It might be a little bit cheesy, but the Christmas song “In the Bleak Midwinter” keeps running through my head these days. Not that it’s a cheesy song, but the only reason it’s in my head is because this winter feels bleak. When I think of the word bleak, I think of words like miserable,… Read More ›

Patenaude Farewell Letter

Our family’s first Sunday at St. Paul’s was December 31, 2017. We were technically just visitors that Sunday coming to spy out the land, not unlike the Hebrews who spied on the promised land. It could not have been a more reassuring experience. I remember Stephanie and I talking about just how normal it felt!… Read More ›

June 2018 Newsletter Article

Simple Google searches about topics like creation and evolution, the virgin birth, and the Holy Spirit reveal that there are a lot of beliefs regarding those doctrines in our world today! It’s true that different doctrines, false doctrines, have been around for thousands of years, but never before in the history of the world has… Read More ›

April 2018 Newsletter Article

For over 60 years April 15th has been a dreaded day for millions of Americans – Tax Day. No matter what side of the political aisle you are on, most believe our government is not the best steward of its resources (or lack thereof). Some grimacing when writing that tax check may be warranted. However,… Read More ›

May 2018 Newsletter Article

We are unofficially entering “wedding season.” I read about one study that determined that 80% of the weddings in 2015 happened between May-October. I think the numbers would be similar for other years too. Several factors contribute to that, the weather being a reason that we are very familiar with in the Upper Midwest. Marriage… Read More ›

March 2018 Newsletter Article

I read an article this week that was of particular blessing to me. The title of the article was “The Joy of an Unaccomplished Life,” written by Chad Bird. Basically, the article talks about the cultural pressure to excel and achieve and how easy it is to fall into that mentality. On the other hand,… Read More ›