Ripe for Harvest

This harvest has been one of the most difficult in recent times for farmers. Harvest concerns can be seen on their faces and heard in their voices. Only last Friday, a retired farmer from the Mayville area pined that his son had yet to combine the first acre of soybeans or corn. Some of the… Read More ›

Growing in Christ

Change. Change is hard. Yes, I’m writing this with our congregation in mind and the decisions we’ve been praying about recently in regard to our Sunday morning schedule. But it’s not just current decisions. We’ve made big decisions in recent years to hire a youth director, host an intern, hire a second pastor, and make… Read More ›

September Newsletter Article

“So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, ‘If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.’” – John 8:31-32 When I was a teenager, I felt that abiding in God’s Word was enslaving. I believed that if… Read More ›

August Newsletter Article

“Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male… Read More ›

July Newsletter Article

When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore, pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest.” – Matthew 9:36-38… Read More ›

June Newsletter Article

We have just celebrated Memorial Day in America. Some celebrate it as the first long weekend after winter with the hopes for three warm, sunny days to enjoy time with family and friends. For others, Memorial Day is a solemn day of heartfelt pain remembering loved ones who made the sacrifice for our nation’s freedom…. Read More ›

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!

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 ›