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Choose Wisely

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

This weekend’s message reminds me of the 1989 movie Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Near the end of the movie, Indie has found the Holy Grail, the cup Jesus used in the Lord’s Supper. The only trouble is that there are dozens of cups to choose from. The ancient crusader guarding the Holy Grail says, “You must choose… but choose wisely.” You can see what happens by watching the movie clip here.

In the message this week, we hear Jesus talk about drinking a cup as well. But what cup would you choose to drink? Will you choose wisely… or poorly? Prepare for the message by reading Matthew 20:17-28.

Enroll Now!

This week we received another inquiry from a parent wanting to enroll her child in our school. If you or someone you know might be interested in our 3K – 8th grade Christian school, click here to schedule a tour. By participating in the Parental School Choice programs and through tuition assistance provided by generous members of St. Paul’s, we want to make our school available to any parent who would like their children to benefit from this ministry.

Easter for Kids

On Saturday, April 8, we will host an “Easter for Kids” program, a one-day event similar to a summer Vacation Bible School. Encourage your children to invite their friends. Share this link with your friends on Facebook.

Holy Week Services

Do you know someone who doesn’t worship regularly anywhere? One of the best invitation targets is coming up soon… our Holy Week services. Invite them to join us.

April 13 - Maundy Thursday with Holy Communion 3:30 and 7:00 pm April 14 - Good Friday 1:00, 3:30, and 7:00 pm
April 15 - Easter Vigil 5:00 pm
April 16 - Easter Sunrise 6:00 am
April 16 - Easter Festival 7:45, 9:15 and 10:45 am
April 16 - Easter at The Bridge 10:15 am

Worship Online

Our thanks to our video crew for making it possible to join us online for worship! Click here for Live Streaming of the Bridge, Sunday at 10:15 am. Archived services are also available there. Click here for a library of past video messages and click here for podcasts.

Call News Mr. Jeffrey Wetzel, our fifth grade teacher, has received a call to St. Paul’s in Howard's Grove, Wisconsin. Click here to read his letter announcing receipt of the call.

Thank You for Your Support!

Thank you for your generous support of our ministry… just this week a member of our community stopped by because he worshiped with us at Christmas years ago and now is seeking spiritual guidance. Your gifts, prayers and volunteer hours make this kind of miracle happen over and over again. Thank you! If you would like to begin to use our online giving option, click here.

Help Us Serve Teens Better

We invite our teens to take a short survey here. We invite parents of teens to take a similar survey here.

God grant you joy today as you drink the cup that the Savior has given you. May he use you to bring glory to Him!

Your brother in Christ,
Pastor Pete

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