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The Triduum Begins... 3 Holy Days

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

The Triduum refers to the three holy days that begin this evening and continue to Sunday morning. Join us as we walk with our Savior through the darkness of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday into the light of Easter morning.Today, Maundy Thursday @ 3:30 and 7:00 pmThe term "maundy" comes from...

Who will you invite this Easter?

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

All over campus this weekend you will see the signs: "Who will you invite this Easter?" Social media can helpForward our emails to others and or link to our Easter Services page: or Share our Facebook posts: St. Paul's Lutheran...

What Does Forgiveness Mean?

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

When you say, "I forgive you," does that mean, "That's OK. it didn't hurt"? Or "That's OK, I don't think what you did was wrong"? Or "That's OK, you can do it to me again"?This weekend we are going to look at God's promise of a New Covenant in Jeremiah 31:31-34. The foundation of that new...

5 Ways to Prepare for Easter

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

1. Powerful Stories of Faith Prepare Us for Easter“Now I believe.” These were strange words for our Malawi Mission Partner John Holtz to hear from his fellow pastor. Read the newsletter to hear how Easter faith prepares us for the saddest days of our lives.Pray for Pastor Holtz...

A Ring or a Cross?

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

The man gets down on one knee... the moment the young woman has been waiting for finally arrives. He opens up the beautiful little jewelry store box, and there is the _______ she has been hoping for.Fill in the BlankMany of us at St. Paul's enjoy filling in the blanks on the message outline on...

Support a Mission - Eat Mor Chikin

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Eat Mor ChikinSt. Paul's annual Chicken Dinner is this Sunday from 10 am to 2 pm in the Centennial Gym. Come and enjoy time with others in the St. Paul's Family.Support a MissionAll gifts received at our Chicken Dinner, beyond our costs, will go to support Costa Maya Ministries. Dan Thiel, son...

4 Prayer Requests

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

This quote from Martin Luther challenges me to pray:“Our prayers are answered much differently—actually more generously—than we could ever ask or imagine (Ephesians 3:20-21)… We always ask for less than we should and don’t even think God is willing to give us what...

The Secret Sauce to Kingdom Growth? Love!

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Love changes the world!Christ's love has certainly changed your world if you believe that Jesus died for you. His love is unconditional. He doesn't love you more on days you feel you have done well and love you less on days when you feel like a failure. It is constant: the same yesterday, and...