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Fourth Sunday after Easter - April 22, 2018


The Lobsters are Coming! Buy Online Now!


It is time to start thinking about Lobster Boil, which will occur on Saturday May 21st Please mark your calendars! We need everyone to help out on that day. If anyone would like to help coordinate some of the Lobster Boil activities, please let me know. Thanks! Rick Johns, or 815-748-5896.


We will have a Lobster Boil Kickoff at the April 8th Low Sunday Brunch after the service.



Parish Clean Up and NIU Cares Day – Inside and Out


Clean Up Day! On Saturday April 21st, from 9 to Noon, we are going to clean up the church ground, trim bushes, put new mulch down, and get the garden plots ready. Please bring wheelbarrows, shovels, rakes, and any else useful for cleanup. We are also a site for NIU Cares Day and a number of students will be here to help. Please bring some extra hand tools (no power tools) to share with the students. Thanks! Any questions, call Rick Johns at 815-748-5896.


If you are an inside person, Freyja Rasmussen-Johns and Lorraine Langer will be heading a crew to help clean up the inside of the church, also.


Got an event?


PLEASE notify the office in writing if you need to use space in the building. We have a lot of wonderful groups and people who use lots of our building for many things, like Vacuuming, Music lessons, Search Committee, Budget Committee, etc. There are some things that just can't share the space with another group. If we know you are planning to be here, we can through the office head off any space use problems.

Got an announcement?


For the Constant Contact, the Proclaimer , the bulletin or the Chronicle? PLEASE send your written blurb AS CLOSE TO PRINT READY AS POSSIBLE to the parish office. Be mindful that our office staff are part time. Susan is delighted to be helpful as we know, but the time she can spend on drafting blurbs, editing, etc is very limited and those extra steps can present a hardship and delay printing.


Prayer List


If you would like to add someone to be prayed for in The Prayers of the People, you can fill out one of the blue sheets available on the table near the Narthex and give it to the ushers. Or call or email the Parish Office. Names will appear for six weeks, but can be continued if the need continues.

Talking to the Community

We are hoping to send out press releases on the activities at St. Paul’s on a regular basis. Please let the Parish Office know of any ideas you have to speak about the parish activities and members.

St. Paul's is an affirming and inclusive Christian communityAll are welcome, no exceptions!

Striving through worship, love and service to welcome all people just as God created you. No matter where you are on your journey of faith, and whether you are single, married, divorced, separated, or partnered, our welcome knows no boundaries of age, race, ethnicity, culture, gender expression, sexual orientation, economic condition, physical or mental ability. We believe that God delights in the diversity of creation and so do we!

Adult/Youth and Children’s Choirs Resume