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Luke 4 - Targeted by the devil

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

The devil has his sights on destroying Jesus and everything he does. The chapter begins with the devil's temptations for Jesus to take the easy way out. Next the devil stirs up the people of Jesus' hometown against him. Near the end of the chapter, the devil shows his power to possess...

A Giving Tuesday Thank You!

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Thank you for your generous support of our gospel ministry at St. Paul's! You are making an eternal difference! For the dying: Over the last two weeks, five of our dear brothers and sisters in Christ have been called home to heaven. Your generosity enabled your pastors to provide for...

Luke 3 - The year it all began

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Luke is a historian, so he carefully dates the beginning of Jesus' ministry. He also tells us how a relationship with Jesus begins - by repenting of our sins. The chapter ends with a genealogy. It is probably Mary's family line that goes all the way back to Adam and God because Jesus has come to...

Luke 2 - Mary's Story

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

As you read the Christmas story, notice the references to what Mary was thinking. Luke spoke to eyewitnesses as he prepared his Gospel. Mary was likely one of those eyewitnesses. Luke 2In those days Caesar Augustus issued a decree that a census should be taken of the entire Roman...

Welcome Home for Thanksgiving

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

Join us Thanksgiving Eve at 7 pm or Thanksgiving Day at 10 am as we bring our November Welcome Home emphasis to a close. Thanksgiving is often the time that you make plans with family for Christmas services. So here is a quick reminder of our schedule: LES Christmas Services: Friday...

Honor Those Who Keep Us Safe

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

This week is unique at St. Paul’s. It is the first time that I am aware of that our flags are flying at half-staff for a former member of St. Paul’s. Governor Evers ordered that all flags in Wisconsin fly at half-staff for Brian Serdynski, a Union Grove firefighter who suffered a...

Another lesson from Reformation Snow

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

My lawn doesn’t look as perfect as it did on Thursday, covered by snow. The weeds and the leaves and the tall grass are poking through.There is another Reformation message in the melting snow that answers “the question”: Why do I need to come home to church every week? I hear...

Reformation Snow equals Reformation Beauty

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

The beauty of God’s church is the compassion of the Savior. That was part of our message last week (watch it or download a podcast here). Today as we see the Reformation snow, that compassion is illustrated. The weeds in your yard? Covered! The leaves in your yard? Covered! The grass...

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