(Below are thank you notes received by St. Paul’s Lutheran Church.)

July 2020
~I would like to thank everyone who has written to me over the years from confirmation to college graduation. I have appreciated all of the thoughts and prayers. It truly is a blessing to start each week going to church. I am glad that I have always had my faith to lean on. Now more than ever, I pray for the safety and well being of the members here at St. Paul’s. I wish to see you all very soon!
Sincerely, Garret Imhoff

~To the Members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church,
Thank you all for the wonderful cards and messages you wrote me for my graduation. It means so much to me that I was thought of. I appreciate your encouragement throughout my college years.
Blessing, Anna Thibon

June 2020
~Thank you all so much for giving me so many memories and good times. Also thank you for recognizing me at Graduation Sunday and for the book “Hindsight.” I will need all the prayers I can get!
Best of wishes, Tucker Friedmeyer

May 2020
~To St. Paul’s Women,
Thank you to all who helped with the wonderful meal for Mom’s funeral. It was perfect! Your thoughtfulness at this time means more than words can say. God bless you all,
Debbie Pardoe and Rob Jungmeyer and all the family of Alma Jungmeyer

~To St. Paul’s Congregation and the Kingdom Kids,
On behalf of the Board of Directors of Moniteau Christian Ministries Center, Project Share Resale Shop, and Cargill Cares Food Pantry, I would like to express our sincere appreciation for your gracious donation for our neighbors in Moniteau County. Proverbs 19:17 states: “He who is kind to the poor tends to the Lord, and He will reward him for what he has done.” Your gracious gifts of 132 lbs. of canned fruit, a $250 Thrivent Gift Card, and the work of many Kingdom Kids and their parents who packed Buddy Packs allow us to continue His ministry of providing for those in need within our community. May God continue to bless you in all you do.
Linda Eddy, Vice President of the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center

~When you have to go through difficult and challenging times, it is wonderful to have family, friends, and a church family who are so kind and thoughtful. We would like to thank all our family and friends for the comforting cards, memorials, flowers, and mementos that meant so much to us. A special thanks to Pastor Sam Powell who stepped in to officiate at the graveside service for our mother and grandmother, Milda Hagemeyer.
May God bless you all,
Wayne and Karen Hagemeyer and family
Jim and Mary Hagemeyer and family

March 2020
~Special thanks to all of my family and friends for the many beautiful cards, phone calls, flowers, visitors, and the singing of “Happy Birthday” by my family and members of my church for my 104th birthday. I had a good day! Again, many thanks.
God’s Blessings to all, Milda Hagemeyer

~Many thanks to all who came to the chili/soup supper in support of St. Paul’s Evening Guild’s mission projects. You are SO appreciated! Thanks to Thrivent Action Team. Your generous donations will go towards projects.

February 2020
~We would like to thank each and every one of you who donated to help with medical expenses while David undergoes this time of treatment. It is a blessing to take some of the financial weight off so he can concentrate on healing. Thank you very much for your continued prayers.
David Schubert and family

~Please let everyone know how appreciative my family and I are for the donation of funds. We want to thank everyone for the thoughts and prayers. We are truly blessed and it is greatly appreciated. Thanks again for the support of this congregation.
Michael Rex and family

~Thank you to a great group of 16 Kingdom Kids and their parents who packed 720 Buddy Packs at the Moniteau Christian Ministries Center on Tuesday. Look for details and pictures in the March Epistle

August 2019
~The church thanks all who answered the call to help with the landscaping work day. Special thanks to the Board of Trustees, Mark Dampf, Taylor Jenkins, Jim Sommerer, Sara Turner and Pastor Kopper. Many thanks also to David Turner and Richard Elder for making improvements to the main entrance.

~Thank you to all who supported the AED Project, we have met our goal!

~Special thanks to Kyle Wilhelm for all the work he put in to making a larger replica of our church to be used in the local parades. We need volunteers to paint and get it ready for the Ham & Turkey Festival Parade.  We need ideas for window coverings to represent stained glass that hopefully can be rolled up like curtains. A photo of the completed replica is on the Narthex bulletin board.

July 2019
~Miraculous Mission VBS – Mission Accomplished!
Thank you to all who helped to make our 2019 Miraculous Mission VBS a wonderful success. The Mission Teams had a great time visiting all the stations each day with special visits from Robbie the Robot and The Rocket Man. We had over 60 children registered and more than 40 leaders and helpers. Many others provided snacks and helped in other ways. We had a fun closing program and lunch on Friday with many parents and guests joining us. Our mission project this year was to support 3MT mission group that helps so many people in our local communities who need special help. We are moving our 5 foot tall Mission Rocket up to the church entry so that members of the congregation can join us in supporting this special mission. Just drop your contribution in the rocket slot through August 11.

~Many thanks to all who generously donated dessert bars or ground beef for the 3MT Dinner on July 15, 2019.  We also appreciate the willingness of a great group of St. Paul’s ladies who will be serving the dinner.  Let’s pray that the 175 participants of the Mid-Missouri Mission Team are able to help many local families who need a helping hand during this week of service to our area.

~Thank you to all who supported our youngsters attending Heit’s Point summer camp this year. Whether it was with prayer or monetary support, your gift was truly appreciated. A total of 16 young people were able to attend camp this year and this would not have happened without the love and generosity of St. Paul’s!

~The Board of Evangelism would like to thank the congregation for their generous donations to the tornado victims. With our Thrivent card of $250, we had a little over $600.00 to spend at Sam’s Club for items needed. We had 2 car loads and they were so grateful. Everything went to Eldon who seemed to have the greatest need.

June 2019
~Many, many thanks to those who supported the Lutherans for Life Diaper Shower!

~Thank you to everyone who made the Picnic & Carnival on 6/22 a huge success! We had over 80 people in attendance- thanks for coming, inviting others, bringing games, and bringing side dishes to share; we hope you had fun! We had many visitors to the chapel service and it is always heartwarming to hear the kids still skipping and singing songs about Jesus long after the service.

We raised $438.46 for St. Paul’s Child Care Center at the event! Thank you for donating to our five Pie in the Face participants and thanks especially to our first place “Winner” Caydee Cooper with $169! Pastor Kopper came in second again this year (we’ll get him next time) with $99, Marie Wickham in third again this year with $64, Mark Crawford fourth $31.46, and Jack Lake the safest with $15. Thank you to daycare kids Payton, Paisley, and Paxton (and their parents) for winning the auction at $20 for the kids to throw the pie!

Thanks to the volunteers who set up and ran the carnival games: Yaneli Banda, Summer Logan and family, Caydee Cooper, Vickie Kuhlman, Lydia Kincaid, Barbara Hutchison, Peggy Scott, Jessa Kinchens, Jack, Debbie, Jack, William & Mason Lake, Sara Turner, Sammy Turner, Rebekah and Sarah Inglish, Tucker and Walker Friedmeyer, Doris Fischer, and Andrew.

Thank you to Kate Williams and Billie Mahan for baking the goodies for our Cookie Walk and to Doris Fischer and Patricia Inglish for donating items for carnival. Thanks Pastor Kopper for leading chapel and working so hard to do the BBQ!

Thanks for helping set up & clean up to Pat and Mike Inglish, Evangelism Committee & families, and our church janitor Deryl Hall.

May 2019
~Seminarian Daniel Fickemscher of Fort Wayne Seminary sends thanks to the Evening Guild for their gift to the seminary!

January 2019
~My thanks go out to Pastor, Beth Jungmeyer, Diane Ott, Diane Wiecken, Sara Turner and Joy Kiesling for Christmas caroling outside my door at Bristol Manor. It was much appreciated and made my day.
Phil Hein

December 2018
~Special thanks to Sara Turner, Debra Lake, Jason Jungmeyer, Chris Jungmeyer, Caydee Cooper, Katie Martin, Twilla Duvall and all of the parents who helped make the Christmas eve children’s program possible!

July 2018
~To all my Dear Family and Friends,
I want to thank each and every one of you for the many wishes that have come. During my time in the hospital and at home while waiting for healing to do its work. Your visits, cards, calls and notes helped pass the time and keep up my hopes. Your prayers have been the important part as I know they came from the heart. So again, many many thanks I send. God bless you all, each and every friend.
Don Jungmeyer

July 2018
~Thank you to all who donated diapers, wipes and more to the Lutherans for Life diaper shower! We appreciate each and every donation!
Diane Weicken

June 2018

~Pastor Kopper’s Installation Service and Reception went off without a hitch thanks to so many wonderful people in the congregation. We are so thankful for all your planning and time spent making the day special for Pastor and his family. What a wonderful day it was to celebrate our new Shepherd!

A special thank you to Carla Templeton, owner of The Event Co., for donating the backdrop, linens, and other decorations that were used in the Martin Luther Room for the reception and were also used for St. Paul’s Child Care Center breakfast for mothers the following Friday.

Also, a very special thank you to Cathy Woods for her donation to the church of red table runners that were used at the Installation Reception. We greatly appreciate this gift and know that the runners will be used for special events in the future.

January 2018
~To the Members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church:
Thank you so much for your support of our Shoes to Share Fundraiser to benefit CPI’s California Mural Project. With your help, we were able to collect 150 bags of shoes (3,750 pairs)! CPI expects to received about $1,500 from the shoes, and that should pay for all of the paint needed for the first mural to be painted in 2018. At the same time, the shoes will be used by men and women in developing countries to build micro-businesses that help to support their families. Working together, we can accomplish much to benefit the community and others.
Gratefully, California Progress, Inc.