Weekly Announcements


St. Paul Lutheran Church is currently seeking a part time secretary. Strong interpersonal skills, computer experience with Microsoft Office and Quickbooks is preferred. Duties include: receptionist, publishing weekly bulletins and general office duties. Work requirements are 20-25 hours per week, 5 mornings a week. Please submit a resume and employment application, that can be obtained from the church office, to the board of Elders at st.paullexil@gmail.com. If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (309) 365-5000.


Help Wanted  Looking for individuals who can sew, have a sewing machine and would like to help make Comfort Bears. If anyone has any fabric, bling blings, ribbons etc. to make these bears, it would be much appreciated. The Bears will be given to those who need a little comforting during a difficult time and to let them know we are praying and care for them. If you would like to help in this ministry, please contact Cheryl Pensky at 309-434-0858. Also if anyone has a Thrivent and would like to make this an action team project, please let Cheryl know. Thank you

The Evangelism meetings will be held on the 4th Sunday of the month. There will be no meeting this month but will meet on May 19 after Bible study due to Memorial Day being the last weekend of May. Thanks Cheryl Pensky

Plans are underway for an exciting Vacation Bible School this summer.  VBS will take place from Monday, June 3rd through Friday, June 7th, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am.  This year’s locations are the same as last year: 3 and 4 year olds and Pre-K will meet at First United Methodist, kindergarten through 2nd grade will meet at St. Paul’s, and 3rd through 5th graders will meet at the Church of Christ Uniting. These age groups are based on grade just completed.


Our five days will include exciting crafts, music, snacks and most importantly, the children will learn the teachings of Jesus Christ.  Applications may be found at the back of our church, as well as at City Hall, Lexington Finer Foods, and at the Lexington Public Library.

Ladies, save the date! Our last Bible study will be May 4th. We decided to meet at 8:00 am instead of 8:30, because of the Red Carpet Corridor. The lesson is Chapter 8 - The Ten Virgins- When Waiting Is All There Is. This has been an awesome year as we have learned from each other on how to put our trust in God and to patiently wait on His timing. Also ladies, remember to bring a card for your "secret sister" with your name revealing who you are!!! Hope to see everyone on May 4th, if you can not make it please give your card to me so I can have it there that morning.                   Thanks and many blessings, Jackie

  But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, "waiting" for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life.                     Jude  20:21      (emphasis added)


FYI: I will no longer be handling the card ministry to our shut-in’s and missionaries. If anyone is interested in taking over this ministry, please feel free to do so.                                 ---Vicki Kjelland


April 21: Easter

Luke 24:6-7He is not here, but has risen. Remember how he told you, while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men and be crucified and on the third day rise.” So Jesus is risen, but is that Good News? What if He is mad at us for betraying Him, for running away at Gethsemane, and for not believing He would rise? The Good News is not just that Jesus is risen but that He is risen to bless us. There is no need to be alarmed. He still calls us His friends and brothers and means to bring us through death to resurrection as well. The Lord is risen; He is risen indeed!