Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Deer Park, Wisconsin

Saint Paul Lutheran Church

Deer Park, Wisconsin

Church office phone: (715) 269-5126
Parsonage: (715) 269-5199

Saint Paul Lutheran Church 2005 Highlights

August 1-5 was our Ramblin' Road Trip Vacation Bible School. Thank you to everyone who helped make it a success. Your donations of items and time is greatly valued.

On Monday night we had 55 children in attendance. On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday we had 59! Friday, when normally half the children are missing, we had 49 attend. This is a great credit to all the teachers and volunteers who made learning about Jesus exciting for the children--they wanted to keep coming night after night.

Sarah Krarup has put together a wonderful DVD of pictures from the week. If you would like a copy, we are asking for a $5 donation to raise funds for next year's VBS. If interested in a copy, please let Pastor Dan know.

Birth Announcements

December 13 - Sarah and Randy Hager, stationed in Germany, announce the birth of daughter #2; Hanna Lynn Hager born Dec. 13th at 5:30 a.m. German time. She was 8.38 lbs., 21 inches long. Grandparents are Tom and Wendi Krueger; great-grandparents are Don and Bernice Krueger, and Francis and Yvonne Fouks. She has a 2 yr-old sister, Raeann.

September 29 - Congratulations to parents Chad and Amy Jeske on the birth of their son, Chase Andrew.

August 22 - Congratulations to parents John and Stacia Hoefferle on the birth of Sean Isaac Hoefferle. Grandparents are Dennis & Cindy Nelson; great-grandparents are Kermit & Gloria Thompson.

Congratulations, Matt & Janel Schactner on the birth of son Logan; Bill & Cora Lueck on the birth of son Jesse, Marc and Janna Chute on the birth of Derrick James Chute on May 11. Grandparents are Bob and Eve Krueger; great grandparents are Don and Bernice Krueger.

Pastor Dan and Crystal are parents of Gavin Connor born on April 14. Thank you from Pastor and Crystal for the prayers, meals, and well-wishes. And they thank the Lord for another one of His miracles.

Landen Donald Krueger was born on Feb. 26 to Kevin & Janel Krueger; grandparents are Don & Bernice Krueger.


9/25 - Sean Isaac Hoefferle
8/28 - Derrick James Chute
8/11 - Logan Schactner, Timothy & Austin McGrane
5/15 - Gavin Connor Voth
2/20 - Alexander Jon Evenson
1/30 - Blake Henry Peterson

New Members: St. Paul Lutheran welcomes Matt & Janel Schachtner and children Riley, Alexis, and Logan; and Jason Schmidt and daughter Ashtin.

Andrew (Andy) Butzler is the son of Gerald Butzler and Sally Faughn (Gehrman). Please include Andy and all of our soldiers in your prayers.

Andrew P RN308
E Co. 2nd BN 54th IN
8775 Albanese Drive
Fort Benning, GA 31905

Sunday School teachers this year are: Barb Place & Julie Heiden for preschool; Connie Krueger for Kindergarten; Velma Hoffman for 1st & 2nd grades; Amber Gust and Cheryl & Karen Warner for 3rd and 4th grades; Jerry Hoffman for 5th and 6th grades; Sarah Krarup & Patty Huber for Music; and Wendi & Andrew Krueger for substitute teachers.

Sympathy extended: To the family of Orville Gust who passed away June 9 in Amery and Melvin Simonson who passed away on June 17th.

Memorials: Fifty hymnals for St. Paul Lutheran were given in memory of Orville Gust. Plants for landscaping on the west side of the church were given in memory of Milton Gehrman. Darin Rothe, Sandra Rothe, and Susan Snyder have given the church an oil Christ Candle and oil Advent Candles in memory of their parents, Earl and Ilene Rothe. The remaining memorial that they received was placed in the memorial fund until the family decides what to give to the church with it.

"Praise Ministry" Sound System Dedicated
On Palm Sunday, March 20, the sound system was dedicated with a prayer and blessing, and put to use at Saint Paul Lutheran. At the end of the service, Pastor Dan, Amber Gust, Patty Huber, and Sarah Krarup led the congregation in singing. Funds had been raised for this through donations from the Ladies' Aid, individual contributions, including memorials from Aline (Maas) Harz in memory of her parents, the former pastor of St. Paul's, Rev. & Mrs. Wm. Maas; and from Lois Carnine in memory of her parents, Warren and Delores Marquand.

Memorial at St. Paul's- Darin Rothe, Sandra Rothe, and Susan Snyder have given the church an oil Christ Candle and oil Advent Candles in memory of their parents, Earl and Ilene Rothe. The remaining memorial that they received was placed in the memorial fund until the family decides what to give to the church with it.

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Jesus

We find ourselves in the season of Advent, a time of preparing to celebrate the birth of our King, our heavenly Brother, our Lord, our Savior Jesus. It is a busy time, with all the preparation we make for His birth. Christmas music can be heard everywhere. Gifts are being purchased to give in love and memory of the gifts given by the Magi to the baby Jesus. Perhaps you have many holiday parties to attend. In the craziness for preparing for the birth of Jesus, we sometimes lose the joy that this season brings.

To find that joy and to be grounded in the reason for this season, I encourage you to not neglect the times that we gather to worship our Lord and prepare for His coming once again. This season of Advent is designed to keep our hearts and thoughts on the reason why we are so busy preparing for the celebration of Christmas. Our time of gathering together as His body in worship gives each of us time to slow down, to redirect our attention for the worldly preparations to the spiritual preparation of our hearts to receive our King once again.

I would also like to encourage you to come to our Bible Study. I realize that with all the other busy preparations you have, making time for this is difficult. But starting December 5, our Bible Study is going to focus on the Christmas story. You may think that you know the whole story, but I can assure you there is much more to this story than you have been taught in Sunday School. The story is filled with unexpected twists, the reversal of established customs, stranger visitors, murder, and the plan of salvation coming to its fulfillment. I am very excited about being able to share the insights of those who have lived in that part of the world, who know it is well worth an hour of your time for three weeks to hear the story of our Lord's birth and prepare for your celebration of Christmas. I pray that you will make time in your busy schedules to come join us.

As a reminder, our Christmas Eve celebrations will be at 8:00 p.m. at St. John's and 10:00 p.m. at St. Paul. Both will include a portion of the service by candle-light and filled with many of your times and will include Holy Communion. May the joy of this season bring you to the Lord's House on these most glorious days to celebrate the birth of our Savior Jesus.

In the Babe of Bethlehem,

Pastor Dan

-Excerpt from Pastor Dan's December 2005 letter

This year we are going to try a new curriculum called "Faithweaver" that is designed to weave your faith into everyday life, from preschoolers on to the oldest adult members. Every class will be studying the same section of Scripture in age-appropriate ways with helpful advice of how to weave what we have learned in our lesson throughout the week and into our lives. The Sunday School classes will have great, exciting materials to engage the children in the lessons and crafts and music to connect with that lesson. The adults will have a book that will help them journal their learning and growth throughout the week through simple, but provocative questions. There will also be Children's Sermons on non-communion weeks based on the lessons to further connect the week's lesson in worship.

At St. John Lutheran in Forest, we are going back to Saturday School. Children will meet at 9:00 a.m. each week for two hours for the lessons, devotions, crafts, and even some recess time. At St. Paul Lutheran Church in Deer Park, Sunday School will be starting earlier, at 9:00 a.m. for opening devotions, the lesson, and music. Adult Bible studies will be offered at three times again: Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at St. John; Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. at St. Paul; and Thursday mornings at 10:30 a.m. at St. Paul.

-Excerpt from Pastor Dan's September 2005 letter

(Regarding Vacation Bible School)
We have a great opportunity to effect the eternal salvation of the children in our communities. Let's make the most of the opportunity the Lord has given to us! Sign up or call me to let me know how you can help this year.

Thank you!

-Excerpt from Pastor Dan's May 2005 letter

Events like what have just taken place in northern Minnesota remind us that we have a responsibility to proclaim Jesus to a world that is hurting, literally dying without him, no matter their age. Parents, take time to tell your children you love them, hug them, give them your time, no matter what their age. Also pray for your children and share the Word with them. And to everyone, help support the ministry we do for the children - by prayer, time, and other gifts. They are precious in His sight!

In our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus,
Pastor Dan

-Excerpt from Pastor Dan's April 2005 letter

In this season of Lent, and especially Holy Week, when we remember the events of His passion and death and resurrection, I hope that you find time to ponder His word and the lengths to which He went to save you. Maybe you will be moved to weep; maybe not. The emotion is not as important as realizing that He did all of it for you! Those events in Jerusalem almost 2000 years ago were for you so that you could be with Him for all of eternity.

I pray that you will make time to join us for worship all through Holy Week - Palm Sunday, Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, and Easter - and that through those worship services, the Love of God[Pullout:We have a great opportunity to effect the eternal salvation of the children in our communities.
will fill you with great love for your Lord and Savior!

In our Brother Jesus,
Pastor Dan

-Excerpt from Pastor Dan's March 2005 letter

As we begin our Lenten journey together this year, may we be filled with awe, amazement and wonder at the lengths our Savior was willing to go through to save us from our sins. Please join me and your brothers and sisters on this incredible journey each week!

In Jesus,
Pastor Dan

-Excerpt from Pastor Dan's February 2005 letter.

I pray that your Christmas celebrations were truly blessed as you gathered with family and friends. Over the past weeks, as I was preparing for Christmas, looking at the Bible stories of Jesus' birth, and listening to Christmas songs on the radio, I realized again how in awe I am of this event. From the angel announcements of the birth to Mary and Joseph to the events of the first Christmas to the flight of Egypt - the whole thing is one great big miracle from an Awesome and Mighty God who loved us with love that is beyond words. If you haven't had a quiet moment to reflect on what Christmas is really about, take some time to read the stories again and remember what lengths God was willing to go to so that you can spend eternity with him.

-Excerpt from Pastor Dan's January 2005 letter.

More St. Paul Lutheran Links
Lutheran Church 2006 Highlights
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Lutheran Church 2004 Highlights
Biographical sketch of Pastor Voth
. Listen to Pastor Coppersmith's Memorial Day 2003 address.
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Real Audio with photos at Calvary Cemetery.
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Memorial Day 2003 at Calvary Cemetery with Pastor Coppersmith
Seeing Through "Resurrection Colored" Glasses -Pastor Coppersmith
Saint Paul Lutheran Young People at the Holiday Fair, December 2002
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