Vacation bible school

"BRAND NEW Auto Shop"

Vacation Bible School 

will be July 19-22, 2021

12:30 pm-5:00 pm at St. Paul Lutheran Church

Theme: Our cars wear out and break down, needing repairs and regular maintenance. That's also true with our body and spirit, because of sin. We have a good mechanic, Jesus, who has come to fix us up, make us new again!

Monday: New Life/New Engine

Tuesday: New Hope/New Headlights

Wednesday: New Love/New Look

Thursday: New Vision/New Windshield

We still need volunteers! See list in the church narthex.

REGISTER BY JUNE 15th (Registration is now closed)

Contact the office (712) 324-3049 if you would like to be added to a waiting list, in case of a cancellation. We have reached out capacity for this event! Praise the Lord!

VBS is free thanks to generous donations from the congregation.

Vacation Bible School is for:

  • For students completing nursery school (3 yrs old) through 6th grade

VBS Students need to bring:

  • Shoe box with their name on it.
  • painting shirt
  • school supply item for Lutheran World Relief mission project

Sample schedule:

  • 12:30 Opening Auto Shop
  • 1:15 Manual Check
  • 1:50 Rotations (Filling Station (snack), Custom Designs (art), Gearshift (games)
  • 3:05 Back to the Mechanic
  • 3:25 Rotations (Creative Bolts, Under the Hood, Build a Car)
  • 4:25 Closing the Auto Shop
  • 5:00 Campers head home

Parents and family - join us on Thursday at 5:00 for a short closing program! PLUS root beer floats provided by our Fellowship Committee!

Volunteers, Craft, and Snack Donations Needed. 

We need a few volunteers to assist the leaders with snacks, crafts, helpers as well as items for snacks (wheat Thins, Graham Crackers, grapes, etc.), and crafts (magazines, pop bottle caps, etc.). See the full list in the following document:


Sunday School

Sunday School normally runs Mid-September through Mid-May and happens after our worship service from 10:00-11:00. This time includes choir for the elementary and preschool students. There are classes for students age 3 through 12th grade. There are also periodic adult classes.

Sunday School (Rally Day) is the first Sunday after Labor Day, or September 12, 2021 and concludes at the end of April or beginning of May.

We put on a Christmas Program in December to celebrate the coming of Christ. The children occasionally sing during Sunday worship and are welcome to come forward for a children's message. 

Jam - Jesus and ME

JAM is our midweek program for students in grades 1-5. We meet most Wednesday evenings from 5-6:00 pm. We have fun games, crafts, lessons, music time and we always end with dinner and prayer.

To download the 2020-2021 JAM Calendar, CLICK HERE! 

Noah's Ark - Preschool, Nursery School

Noah's Ark Preschool is a ministry of St Paul Lutheran Church.  Noah's Ark has its own board of directors, its own staff.  Board members are members of the church, staff are not required to be members of the church. Visit their website at:

Noah's Ark Preschool


    From time to time, pastor is asked for information about our confirmation classes or program.  This is a familiar topic among those who have grown up  in the Lutheran tradition.  Variations of this can be found in many other denominations as well, sometimes referred to as 'catechism.'

    Our Confirmation program begins in Baptism, but enters a time of special focus in 8-9th grades with classes with the pastor. The students will review the Bible and Catechism, and take part special service projects, sermon notes, and fellowship events. 

    We have Confirmation Sunday on Reformation Sunday (last Sunday in October), where they are recognized during a worship service, share their personal Bible verse, faith statements, and take part in the rite of Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation).