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

Getting Ready

Are you ready? “Ready for what?” you might ask.

I’m in the process of continuing to get ready for the 2019-2020 school year. It’s a continuous process for me, with a few breaks and side tracks here and there, but what I want to do at school is rarely far from my mind.

This year I’ll have a little bit smaller group (though you never know – there’s still about 3 weeks to go where we might get more students). My room is a multi-grade room grades 1-4. Currently I have 3 in first grade, 5 in second grade, 1 in third grade, and 3 in fourth grade. The boys outnumber the girls 9 to 3. So, if you’re a girl in grades 1 – 4 considering coming our way!

One of my favorite parts about teaching is leading music. Yesterday I finished blocking out the majority of the songs we will be singing or on which we will accompany with tone chimes, rhythm instruments, or recorders. We have a few xylophones I’d like to get more use out of this year as well. We have such beautiful singers. It is a joy and a blessing to work with them. I pray music becomes a vital part of their lives and that they continue using the skills they learn throughout their lives.

Time to head back to work! Til next time . . .Rita

Getting to know me. . .

Hi! I’m Rita Stolt, lower grade teacher at St. Paul Lutheran School, Bloomer, WI. I’m a daughter, sister, wife, mom, grandma, friend, and more. I will be entering my 18th year of the teaching ministry at St. Paul Lutheran. I’m enjoying the time this summer to help care for my family and to get things ready for the 2019 – 2020 school year.

One of the things I love to do is read. I’ve read several chapter books this summer that I’m planning on reading aloud to my class this year. I also read two other books: one on Leonardo da Vinci, and another about Samuel Clemons (Mark Twain). They were both very interesting and gave me a wider knowledge of both of these individuals. That information will come in handy to give my students a more in-depth view of them as we read Tom Sawyer or Huckleberry Finn ( I haven’t decided which one yet), and also as we study some of da Vinci’s work for both art and science.

In the interest of trying to keep my posts short and sweet, I’ll sign off for today. Enjoy the rest of your day!

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!