Communion for Palm Sunday and Maundy Thursday 2020

Since the “Safer At Home” Order for Wisconsin allows up to ten people to gather for religious services, St. Paul Lutheran Church will offer Communion on two days:

Palm Sunday (April 5, 2020) from 9:00-11:00am and
Maundy Thursday (April 9, 2020) from 6:00-8:00pm.

Please note these special guidelines:

  • Stop by at your convenience during either or both of the two-hour times.
  • Since we are limited to ten people gathering at a time, a Councilman will be at the Larson Street entrance to ensure no more than nine people enter at any given time. (Pastor Strand will be the tenth person there.)
  • A table will be set up near the baptismal font with the bread and wine. Pastor will give Communion there. A plate with separate wafers will be there for you to take your own, as well as individual cups for the wine.
  • Please maintain six feet of social distancing at all times.

Easy online giving now available

Now you can give your offering through Faithlife or Thrivent.

Faithlife:

• At the website: https://faithlife.com/splcws-bloomer/give

• Or text the word Give with the amount (e.g. Give 100) to 715-280-2876

Thrivent:

(You do not need to be a Thrivent member to use this method.)

1)  Click here to go to Thrivent’s website.
2) Search for the church (Entering “St Paul Lutheran 54724” will get you there).
3) Click on Make A Personal Donation.
4) Continue on to inFaith’s Vanco processor.
5) Submit requested information.

Thrivent covers the processing fees, and currently is offering 50% matching funds for your donation.

(During this time of suspended in-person worship due to Wisconsin’s ban on mass gatherings, you may also mail in your offerings to 1319 Larson Street, Bloomer, WI 54724, or drop your offering into the basket at the front doors by sliding it between the doors.)

Thank you.

Changes due to COVID-19

The church council regrets to announce that due to the government’s ban on mass gatherings, we won’t be getting together for church services.

We will still post our services online (on YouTube and the school Facebook page) and you can watch them there. The Wednesday services will be available at noon and the Sunday services at 9am.

If you want the weekly sermons mailed to you, you can call the church office (715-568-4322).

You can keep giving your offerings by mailing them to church, or by putting them in the slot between the Larson Street doors.
You can now also conveniently give online at Faithlife (https://faithlife.com/splcws-bloomer/give) or Thrivent (https://service.thrivent.com/apps/ThriventChoiceMemberWeb/public/organizationSearchHome).

Communion will be offered Palm Sunday (April 5, 2020) and Maundy Thursday (April 9, 2020). Please click here to see details.
If you would like to receive Communion at another time, contact Pastor Strand and he will be glad to meet with you as always.

Let’s pray that this will all be over soon and that we can get back to normal life.

Christmas Eve & Christmas Day Worship 2019

We would be delighted to have you join us!

God looked at our broken world and loved it. He sent his Son to bring God’s love and forgiveness to people in desperate need of both. The child born in a Bethlehem stable came to live for us, die for us, and rise from the dead to be our Savior.
Join us to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ!
Our worship will feature an inspiring message, favorite Christmas carols, and a place to find God’s world-changing love.

Christmas Eve
Candlelight Worship
(Children’s Service)
December 24 7:OOpm


Christmas Day Worship
December 25
9:OOam

Join us for Church and School Cleanup days

To prepare for the upcoming school year, the following times are set aside for volunteers to prep the classrooms and church:

Evenings: August 5-8, 6-8pm

Saturday: August 10, 8am-noon — grilled chicken will be provided Saturday, feel free to bring a dish to pass.

Checklists of what needs to be done are posted for each classroom. Stop by to help out. Thank you!