New Wednesday Bible Study

Wednesdays, 11:30am– 1pm. There are so many familiar stories in scripture. But, when was the last time you actually read them? You might be surprised at some of the details that you glanced over last time. In the details you’ll see the magnificent grace of God.
Lunch @ 11:30am, study from 12-1pm.
We’ll study:
Samson and Delilah
David and Goliath
Elijah and the Prophets of Baal
Jonah; Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego
Daniel and the Lion’s Den

Easter Evening Prayer with the Kantorei

Friday, April 10, 2015, 7:00pm, St. Paul Lutheran Church, Valley City ( presents The Kantorei, a 16-voice choir composed of men studying for the pastoral ministry at Concordia Theological Seminary, Fort Wayne, Indiana.
The Kantorei will present an Easter program of scripture, song, prayer, and preaching. There is no cost, seating is general admission, and doors open at 6:00pm.
The choir is directed by Kantor Kevin Hildebrand and the accompanying organist will be Associate Kantor Matthew Machemer. The Rev. Dr. Paul Grime, dean of Spiritual Formation and professor of Pastoral Ministry and Missions at CTSFW, will serve as preacher.
St. Paul Lutheran Church is a Confessional Lutheran Church at work for Christ within the Valley City area meeting the spiritual needs of its members today, even while challenging them to address the needs of tomorrow’s Church.
Founded in 1846, St. Paul is a member congregation of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod (LCMS). Learn more about St. Paul at and the LCMS at Easter Tour 2015-ValleyCity

“When Words Fail, Music Speaks”

Youth Orchestra and Choir from Missouri brings music to Valley City with free concert.
Lutheran M4708On Sunday, March 15, 4:30pm, St. Paul Lutheran Church ( is proud to present an evening of music. The Orchestra and Choir of The Lutheran High School of St. Charles, Missouri, will present “When Word’s Fail, Music Speaks”, a program including Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony and Smetana’s “The Moldau.” Free, general admission. Doors open at 4:00pm.
The 55 high-school age musicians from suburban St. Louis, are traveling through the Midwest and experiencing the joy of bringing great performances to churches and schools.
“Touring as an ensemble is such an experience for the students. It’s a thrill to pull up to a venue and see them immediately get to work setting up and preparing to perform for fantastic audiences.” Director, Jennifer Brauer (MMEd/2007/University of Missouri Saint Louis).
St. Paul Lutheran Church is located at 1377 Lester Road, Valley City, Ohio.
Visit for directions and to connect with our community. 

Singing with the Exiles

During the season of Lent this year, we will use a series titled “Singing with the Exiles.”
Wednesday Services:
11:30am (lunch and Bible Study @ noon)
7:00pm (supper @ 6pm)
Daily devotional books will be available starting Sunday, February 8. Use these devotionals starting on Ash Wednesday, and each day during Lent, to carry the theme into your prayer life. Don’t have much of a prayer/devotional life? This is a perfect opportunity to give it a go! Three to five minutes over your bowl of cereal or after you brush your teeth. It might just catch on!
Here’s my article that appeared in the February Newsletter (click here) introducing the series. Won’t you join us as we “Sing with the Exiles” even as we await our deliverance into Heaven.