4th Annual Neighborfest at St. Paul!

Neighborfest at St. Paul Lutheran Church is just around the corner – Saturday, July 20 from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – and we hope to see you there!  The entire community is invited for a fun day that includes a free lunch, inflatable jumping toys for the kids, crafts and games, vehicles on display (emergency vehicles, tractors, etc…), car seat safety checks, and much much more!  The outdoor music stage will feature Christian music by the St. Paul Lutheran Praise & Worship Team and by special guest, Marty Miller.  Lunch will be served from 11:00 AM -2:00 PM (pork sandwiches, hot dogs, popcorn, sno-cones, and more!).

Everything is absolutely FREE, but all those who attend are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items that will be donated to the Branch Area Food Pantry.

It will be fun day for people of all ages!  Come on out and join us!   In the event of inclement weather we will move inside.  See you on July 20 from 10:00-3:00!     St. Paul Lutheran Church, 95 West State Street, Coldwater.

Sign Up For Member Directory Photos Today!

Your Picture HereIt’s time again to update our St Paul Family membership directory. This time there are two great ways to sign up.

#1: Sign up on Sunday at the church. We will have an updated schedule with all the remaining open slots.

Or …

#2: Sign up online. It’s easy. Just click on this link to the photographers sign up page and follow the on screen directions. https://www.securedata-trans14.com/ap/stpaullutheranchurchcoldwater/index.php?page=10

(Please note that online signup will not be available from Saturday night to Sunday night so we can accept sign ups at the church without causing schedule overlaps)

Pastor Adams’ Sermon For November 25th

Sermon of Pastor Curt Adams
St Paul Lutheran Church
November 25, 2012
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Text: Romans 12:2

Title: Not Conformed! Confirmed!

Grace, mercy and peace to each of you – to all my beloved brothers and sisters in Christ here at St. Paul – to all our guests this morning – and then especially to you Payton and Cheyenne on this your Confirmation Day – from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen .

OK! So raise your hand if you weren’t surprised by my choice for our second reading this morning from Romans 12. Just for old times’ sake, let’s once again all say that first word from Romans 12:1 together: THEREFORE!

But, that’s not quite it. You have to say it in a way that gives you that sense of anticipation of what’s coming next. THEREFORE . . . Now, you try it again. THEREFORE . . .

That’s much better.

For those of you who are visiting this morning, you’re probably wondering, “What’s all that about?” Let me explain.

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Pastor Adams’ Thanksgiving Sermon

From Pastor Curt Adams
St Paul Lutheran Church
November 11, 2012
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Grace, mercy and peace to you from God our Father and from our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Amen.

O, give thanks unto the Lord – for He is good, and His mercy endures forever!

Even as we have come together this evening to give to God our thanks and praise, and rightly so, we do so being reminded that anytime we gather for worship, we come first and foremost to receive from Him.

We can’t out-give God, and once again this evening He has something special to give to us – a treasure most people don’t have. On this Thanksgiving Eve God comes to us through the power of His Word to give us the gift of the secret of contentment.

To receive this gift, join me as Thanksgiving pilgrims, so to speak, on a trip to the ancient city of Philippi. “What’s so special about Philippi?” you wonder. Well, I really don’t know – – but it has produced an abundant number of contented people.

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St Paul’s Newest Window Dedication

Sunday, November 18, 2012
St Paul Lutheran Church, Coldwater, MI
New ‘Creation’ Window Dedication

Pastor Curt Adams,

We now have the joy of dedicating a beautiful new window that has been added to the montage of pictures and symbols that make up the front window of our sanctuary. This window is being dedicated today to the glory of God in loving memory of Lee and Donna Vance and also their son, John Vance, by their family and friends. Lee entered his eternal glory in 2010, Donna the year before in 2009, and their son, John, already in 1982.

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