St Paul Lutheran Church

Called to Renewal, Gathered to Nurture, Sent to Serve

Stickney, SD

Pastor: April Peterson
cell: 605-760-6199

Worship Service at 9:00
Sunday School at 10:15
Communion Service on the first and third Sunday of each month

April 5, 2020

For the time being, services are being recorded and posted online

Watch Online Services

4/1 Devotional

3/25 Devotional

Scripture readings for Holy Week –
The week that changed the world continues to change our lives.

April 5 – Palm Sunday (Passion Sunday)
    Processional Gospel: Matthew 21:1-11
    Psalm 31:9-16
    First Reading: Isaiah 50:4-9a
    Second Reading: Philippians 2:5-11
    Gospel: Matthew 26:14-27:66

April 6                                    April 7
    Psalm 36:5-10                     Psalm 71:1-12
    Isaiah 42:1-9                        Isaiah 49:1-6
    Hebrews 9:11-15                 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
    John 12:1-11                        John 12:20-36

April 8                                    April 9 (Maundy Thursday)
    Psalm 70:1-6                        Psalm 116:10-17
    Isaiah 50:4-9a                       Exodus 12:1-14
    Romans 5:6-11                     1 Corinthians 11:17-32
    Matthew 26:14-25                 John 13:1-17, 34

April 10 (Good Friday)            April 12 (Easter Sunday)
    Psalm 22:1-23                         Psalm 118:1-2, 15-24
    Isaiah 52:13-53:12                  Acts 10:34-43
    Hebrews 4:14-16; 5:7-9         Colossians 3:1-4
    John 18:1-19:42                      Matthew 28:1-10


Symbols and Bible Reading for Holy Week:
    The donkey: Matthew 21:1-9
    The coins: Matthew 26:14-15, 23-24, 46-50, 27:1-5
    The cup: Matthew 26:17-19, 26-28
    Praying hands: Mark 14:32-42
    A leather strap: John 19:1-15
    The crown of thorns: Matthew 27:29
    The nails: John 19:16-22
    The dice: John 19:23-25
    The spear: John 19:32-34
    The cloth: Matthew 27:57-61
    The stone: Matthew 28:1-2
    The empty tomb: Matthew 28:5-8


Prayer List – those under doctor’s care, remember to uplift the church in prayer,

Long term care: Peyson Munneke (grandson of Roger Safar), Rich Crater, Joyce Alford (Louis & Paul Matzner’s sister), Alex Blom (Ron & Jean Wentland’s grandson), Mark Fink (Herman & Jeanette’s son), Wayne Keizer, Mary Loff (friend of Pastor April), Virginia Matlock, Gerrit Norden, Vi Ramsey (Velma Larson’s sister), Chad Wentland,

In nursing homes and assisted living: Arleen Bye, Leonard DeVries, Lenora Gruenewald, Grace Guenthner, Jim & Cecelia Oakland, George Safar, Edna Sprecher

Birthdays and anniversaries this week: Emma Wieczorek, Jerry & Mary Lee Podhradsky, Merna Bye, Presley Matlock, Adam Bye

**No church services or activities at St. Paul Lutheran until further notice.  More information will be provided as available. (per church council).

**The services for Maundy Thursday and Good Friday will be available to watch on the web-site.

**Stay safe and continue Social Distancing.  Don't panic!  We will get through this together. For information visit for Covid-19 virus updates.

**Uplift the church and Pastor April daily may the peace of Christ uplift you daily and throughout the weeks to come. 

**Pastor April is uplifting each of us in her prayers. Please watch the church website – for a devotional by Pastor April.

**Special offering for St. Dysmas Prison Ministry: St. Dysmas is an ELCA congregation inside the walls of the prison system in South Dakota. Each year our church gives a special offering to this congregation to help in their ministry. If you would like to give a gift to this ministry, please send a donation earmarked “St. Dysmas” to:
        Joel Wieczorek
        26509 395th Street
        Mt. Vernon, SD 57363

**Even though the worship services are on hold for the near future, the expenses of our church still need to be taken care of. There is a box on the bulletin board in the narthex for you to put your offering in, or if you would like to send in your weekly offering, please send it to the congregational treasurer:
        St. Paul Lutheran Church, Mitch Suehs, treasurer
        Box 36
        Stickney, SD 57375

**The church council is accepting sealed bids for the church sound system that has been replaced.  Items include a mixer unit, two wall speakers, and three microphones... Please submit your bids to Mitch Suehs or Delayne Persson by April 12, 2020.  Winning bid will be awarded at the next council meeting (tentatively April 16) or as otherwise determined by majority approval of the council members.  Please send your sealed bids to:
        St. Paul Lutheran Church – Sound System Bid
        Delayne Persson
        Box 36
        Stickney, SD 57375

Office hours for Pastor April are:

Monday – her day off

Tuesday – 10:00-1:30 (Corsica)

Wednesday – 12-3 (Stickney)

Thursday – 12-3 (Corsica)

Friday – 10-1:30 (Stickney)