February Epistle

The Epistle

Newsletter of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church of Random Lake, WI ELCA

705 Grand Avenue, Random Lake, WI   53075

Volume XLVII, #2, February, 2024

Church Phone: (920) 994-4043                                      Pastor Elizabeth Jaeger (920) 331-0874  

Website:  www.stpaulsrandomlake.com                           Email: jandejaeger2@gmail.com                                

Email:   stpaulsrandomlakewi@gmail.com


Our Lent series will be called “Silent Witnesses”: what testimony would be given if things could speak? All services will be held on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM.

Ash Wednesday, February 14th, will be with St. John’s members at St. Paul’s, dust.

February 21st will be at Zion Methodist in Batavia, thorns

February 28th will be at Our Lady of the Lakes, Catholic, the robe.

March 6th will be at New Horizon UCC, nails

March 13th will be at St. Paul’s, spear

March 20th will be at St. John’s UCC, the cross.

Maundy Thursday, March 28th will be a soup supper at St. Paul’s, the cup

Good Friday, March 29th, will be at St. John’s UCC

The Epistle article deadline for March, 2024 is Monday, February 19th at Noon.

Sunday Bulletin article deadline is every Monday at Noon.


Dear Friends of St. Paul’s Lutheran,

In February we recognize Valentine’s Day and American Heart Month. This month I would like to share some thoughts with you on Heart Attacks.

What Is a Heart Attack?

A Heart attack (or myocardial infarction) refers to an interruption in the blood supply to the heart which is so severe that some of the heart muscle dies. Heart attacks are usually caused by a blood clot in a heart artery. The blood clot attaches to deposits of cholesterol in the artery and blocks the blood flow to the heart muscle.

What Are the Symptoms of a Heart Attack?

Heat attacks can cause a variety of symptoms, but the following are the ones most commonly associated with heart attacks.

 Uncomfortable pressure, fullness, squeezing, or pain in the center of the chest (it may spread to the arms, shoulder, neck or back) which lasts for more than a few minutes.

 Lightheadedness, weakness or fainting.

 Sweating, nausea or shortness of breath.

A person having a heart attack may not have all of these symptoms, but if you experience any of them, you should consider the possibility of a heart attack.

Happy Heart Month

Our health ministry this month focused on caring for our hearts. May you be blessed with God’s heart healing peace. “A heart at peace gives life to the body…”Proverbs 14:30.

Prayers from the people for the people.

We pray especially for…

Joanne Hafemann, John Knuth (Lorna’s cousin), Barb Torrison, Hope Wulff (Lorna’s daughter-in-law), Don Brock, Romy Ayer (Beth Manian’s daughter, Pat Peterson (Audrey’s cousin, Dwight Jaeger (John’s uncle), Darrell Wilke

Jim Engel, John Wulff, Alba Torrison, Tim Torrison

those on our prayer list and those we name in our hearts.

We pray for all serving in the military, especially:

Derek Kumrow  

PASTOR NED DORAU, former pastor here at St. Paul’s, passed away on Tuesday, January 23rd. His family would like to have a memorial service at St. Paul’s sometime in the spring. Please keep his family in your prayers.

FUN BINGO will resume in April.

GLOBAL WORSHIP SUNDAY will be held Sunday, February 11th. Itis a service that highlights the rich and varied origin of church hymns we sing.  The Foreign Exchange Students attending RLHS will invited to join us .A potluck meal will follow. Please bring a dish to pass, or just plan on staying and enjoying a meal together. You may bring some items to display from your travels around the world – creating a “Global Atmosphere”.

ELCA GOOD GIFTS During the month of February, donations for ELCA Good Gifts will be accepted, both ‘noisy’ & ‘quiet’, to help people in other parts of the world.

PERSONAL CARE KIT COLLECTION Cleanliness may not actually be next to godliness, but it certainly helps a person feel more human. When families find their homes destroyed, or must flee for their safety, soap and a towel rarely make the cut for what they can carry. Arriving in a refugee camp or other place of safety, they are scared, vulnerable and dirty from the travel. The simple items included in a Personal Care Kit provide much-needed self-care, critical germ fighting, and the chance to regain dignity amidst situations of fear and uncertainty. 

During Lent we will again be collecting items to put together Personal Care Kits to send to Lutheran World Relief. One kit contains the following:

–One lightweight cotton or cotton blend towel (20″x40″ to 52″x27″), dark color recommended

–2 or 3 bath size bars of soap equaling 8 to 9 oz, any brand, in original wrapping; no mini or hotel size bars

–One adult size toothbrush in its original packaging (toothbrush multi packs may be used by sealing an individual toothbrush in a business size envelope; no plastic bags or wrap

–One sturdy comb. There are many different types of hair texture, so no picks or fine-tooth combs

–One metal nail clippers (attached file optional)

COPIES OF THE SERMON will now be available for anyone having a hard time hearing. Check the back table on your way to a pew, or check with Sandi. They will also still be available after service as well. 

HOLY COMMUNION will be celebrated on the first Sunday and third Sundays of the month.  Wafers and wine are in disposable cups.

SERMON NOTES If you have missed a Sunday and would like to have a copy of the current or previous sermon, see Sandi Wulff.

READER SIGNUP Please consider signing up to read the lessons. There are copies next to the sign up sheet for you to review before that day. It’s nice to hear different people spread the Good News!