Missouri Synod
Saint Paul Lutheran Church, Deer Park, WI 54007
St Paul Lutheran Church

Saint Paul Lutheran Church

Deer Park, Wisconsin

Church office phone: (715) 269-5126 (leave message)

Sunday Worship 9:30 a.m.


If you have information you would like included in the monthly newsletter, get that information to Lois Carnine and Julie Heiden before the last Wednesday of the month.

Pastor John Wilman 715-263-2723, Cell: 715-790-1558
Office: 715-269-5126 (leave a message)

Lutheran Church Events for July 2014 at Deer Park and Forest
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday

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8:00 AM SJ Worship

9:00 AM SP Fellowship/Coffee

9:30 AM SP Worship

10:45 AM SP Ladies Meet



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8:00 AM SJ Worship

9:00 AM SP Fellowship/Coffee

9:30 AM SP Worship


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8:00 AM SJ Worship

9:00 AM SP Fellowship/Coffee

9:30 AM SP Worship


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8:00 AM SJ Worship

9:00 AM SP Fellowship/Coffee

9:30 AM SP Worship


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*SP=St. Paul, Deer Park
*SJ= St. John's, Forest

March 1March 1, 2014.


In the event of the following weather conditions existing during the time of worship services or church activities, all St. Paul Church activities will be cancelled.
1. St. Croix County/Polk County Winter Storm Declaration
2. Rain or sleet creating ice road conditions.
3. Blizzard or severe winter storms that make driving hazardous
4. Tornado watches/warnings
5. Sustained wind chills at or exceeding -20 degrees F.
6. Any other county or state emergency government warnings to avoid travel.

Cancellation decisions to cancel church activities will be at the discretion of at least two elders who are in communication with the pastor.

Member notification procedure: In the event that church activities are cancelled a mass e-mailing will be sent to those church members who have e-mail services and provided an e-mail address to the Board of Elders. All persons without e-mail services will be notified by phone by the responsible elder for that member.

Notification order: 1. All Elders & Pastor; 2. Mass e-mail sender -- Congregation President -- Organist; 3. Members without e-mail notified by phone by elders and pastor.

Pastor’s Page - June 2014 “TAKE THIS JOB…!”

Colossians 3:23-24 “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for men, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.”

Back in the last century, country music star Johnny Paycheck had a hit song entitled “Take This Job And Shove It!” Coming from a steel mill worker background, Paycheck voiced the sentiment of every working class American who works a job they hate, doing work they despise.

Christians, especially when they have unbelieving employers, (and most do), have felt this despair voiced by Paycheck. Long hours, too hard of work, no respect, no recognition for a job well done, year after year, has the tendency to produce burned out people bitter with everything around them and with life in general. Many of us grew up watching our fathers and mothers doing work that never got done, for too little pay, that made them old before their time. And then one morning, we woke up, looked at ourselves in the mirror and realized we had become our parents--old and tired.

And yet, Paul passes over all such considerations, and asks Christians to work as if they were working for the Lord and not for people. The Apostle is asking us to do two things. The first, is to change how we look at our job--”whatever you do,” as if Christ, Himself, hired you to do that job. It doesn’t matter if you’re a factory worker, farmer, administrative assistant, accountant, or if you mow lawns, change diapers, wash dishes, cook food for other people to eat, or are retired (that’s work, too!)

The second thing Pauls asks of us, is to do that work as if we were working to please the Lord--

With all your heart.” The reward of such Apostolic encouragement is immediately stated. “…since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward.” Christians who look at nothing else than the labor done, and the pay received for their work, are groveling in earthly things, are working for that which is sensuous and base. They receive from their work exactly what they are looking for, earthly rewards of varying amounts. And when they have received that, they have nothing further to expect.

Rather, Paul is asking us to look away from the things of this world and focus on the heavenly. The Lord’s inheritance is a thousand fold. Peace of mind. Peace of heart. Satisfaction with what we have. Not chasing after the things we don’t have. Sleep unencumbered with worries and fretting. And in the next life, a Master who tells us, “Well done, Good and faithful servant.” Just think how our Christian walk would change if we had a bumper sticker that reflected our attitude--”Take This Job And Love It!” -- or -- “Praise the Lord--It’s Off To Work I Go!”

Rev. John Wilman

BIBLE STUDY for St. Paul Lutheran Church will resume in September on Tuesday mornings at 10 AM. There is always coffee and goodies as well as learning.

USHERS for the month of June are Gary and Cheryl Kemling. Ushers also fill the communion trays on Communion Sundays for that month. The ushers for the balance of the year are:

July-Roger & Marion Gust; Aug-Bruce Johnson family; Sept-Dan & Jennifer Young; Oct-Dave & Carolyn Mertz; Nov-Jeff Heiden family; Dec-Doug & Terri Peterson.

A YOUTH GROUP for high school aged students is being planned to start in the fall. If you are interested in joining or helping with the project, please contact Julie Heiden at 715-268-7730 or talk to her after church services.

VACATION for Pastor Wilman will be from June 15th to June 21st. The Elders will lead the worship service on June 15. Pastor Wilman can be reached at: 715-263-2723 or 715-790-1558.


Pastor John Wilman, of St. Paul Lutheran Church, speaks at Deer Park's Memorial Day 2012 observance at Calvary Cemetery. The video is 7 minutes 40 seconds long and includes the entire message.


More St. Paul Lutheran Links
[Support Our Deer Park Troops] [Lutheran Church 2006 Highlights] [Lutheran Church 2005 Highlights]
[Lutheran Church 2004 Highlights] [Biographical sketch and video of Pastor Voth]
. Listen to Pastor Coppersmith's Memorial Day 2003 address.
(8 min 53 sec)
Real Audio with photos at Calvary Cemetery.
Get the FREE RealAudio player here.
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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