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Vacation Bible School, God’s Web of Life

All kids of the area, preschool through sixth grade, are invited to God’s Web of Life Vacation Bible School on July 28 through August 1 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 541 Church Road, Lakeside Marblehead.  

This one-of-a-kind, locally created, curriculum will include games, crafts, stories, service projects, science experiments, camp songs, snacks, and fun. This year will focus on how all of God’s creatures, including us, have an important role to play in God’s Creation. There will be special live animal guests, like Chip the turtle, Albert the mouse, and Arbor the cat. 

If you have questions or would like more information contact Pastor Aaron Baughman at 614-746-5119 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .  To registration, please call Pastor Aaron or the St. Paul office at 419-734-1662.  This event is sponsored by the side-by-side ministry of St. John and St. Paul.  For more information go to sidebysideministry.com.

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150th anniversary of serving God in the community

St. Paul Lutheran Church on County Road 17 is celebrating their 150th anniversary.  On March 2, former Pastor Paul Schlief delivered the Sunday message.  On May 11, St. Paul was honored to have Bishop Lohrmann for the morning service.

A special invitation has been sent to former confirmation graduates of St. Paul for the August 3 worship service.  Former Youth Group members and organists have also been invited for the service.  The Youth Group and Sunday school choir will be participating in the service.

St. Paul will have a float in the Apple Festival in Oak Harbor on October 11.  On October 26 a special Homecoming Service will be held at the church.  A son of the church, Pastor Timothy Nahls, will be present at that time.

Everyone is always welcome and especially on these dates.  Morning services on August 3 and October 26 will begin at 10:30 a.m. with lunch following.

St. Paul Church was started in 1864 by Rev. Christopher Raths, who had been born in Germany in 1807.  He became a teacher and then came to America in 1840, studied to be a minister and was ordained in 1858.  Rev. Raths served as pastor of St. Paul for 28 years from 1858 until his death in 1886.  He and his wife and buried in the Roose Cemetery, southeast of Oak Harbor.

 

The current pastor is Cheryl Wessel who has been with St. Paul since 1998.

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Fall Chicken Dinner at St. Paul Lutheran in Danbury

Jim Kovach, Lloyd Dayton and Matt Seamon serve dinners at last year’s fundraiser.

The annual Fall Chicken Dinner is a very old tradition at St. Paul Lutheran Church, on Church Road in Danbury Township. Open to the public, the dinner has become a popular yearly event. Church members are busy now preparing for this year’s dinner, which will be held Nov. 20. No one is sure when the tradition began, but at least one senior citizen remembers playing in the church basement as a small child while her mother helped prepare the meal.

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