Dear Friends,

As those of you who attended our special Voters' Meeting on April 29 are aware, the bell tower is leaking badly and needs attention. To this end, the Voters, at the recommendation of the Church Council, voted to contract with Inspired Heights, a company of church steeple specialists, in order to remedy the problem. In order to pay for this, the Voters, at the recommendation of the Church Council, voted to take a Church Improvement Loan from the Lutheran Church Extension Fund in the amount of $20,000. These funds will be used only to make repairs on the leaking bell tower and also the leaking chimney in the rear of the church.

More information will be presented to the congregation as the project progresses. Please keep this project in mind as you plan your giving for the coming months.

In addition, in the month of July, the pulpit at St. Paul will be occupied by some new and hopefully interesting faces.

On July 1, Pastor Jacob Gaugert will preach during the service. After the service, he will speak at the coffee hour about his work in Africa. As some of us are supporting him directly, please plan to attend the service and his presentation after the service.

On July 29, Pastor Andy Dzurovcik, President Emeritus of the SELC District and a son of our congregation, will visit our congregation with his family, lead the service, and preach. I will be out of town on vacation that weekend, which also happens to be Pierogi Fest® weekend.

In Christ,

Pastor Henry

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Reverend John C. Henry, III - Pastor

About our Pastor ...

Pastor Reverend John C. Henry, III, was officially ordained and installed as Pastor of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, on July 14th, 2013. He graduated from Concordia Theological Seminary in Fort Wayne, Indiana (2013). He completed his vicarage in Reese, Michigan, near Saginaw, in 2011. He received his undergraduate degree from Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, Minnesota (2008). He is currently the Resident Pastor of St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church in Whiting, Indiana, where he offers three Divine Services, a Sunday Morning English Service, a Sunday Noon Spanish Communion Service, and a Monday Evening English Service, as well as Adult Bible Study, Pastoral Care, Private Confession and Absolution, and Premarital Counseling.