Paul Gaschler Vicar Paul Gaschler

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

I now have been serving as vicar here at St. James for over 3 months. The time has absolutely flown by and I’ve very much enjoyed it so far. This has been an eventful, somewhat stressful, but most importantly blessed time for me adjusting here while planning a wedding. I’m thrilled to be able to bring my fiance Kati here after we get married December 2nd. We’re both very thankful for all the support this congregation has showed us at this time.

Fall time has come and activities have kicked off. One new activity that I’m leading is our Book Club on Monday nights. Right now we’re reading through “Why Should I Trust the Bible?”, a book that in understandable language shows how to defend against typical critiques thrown at Christians. We’re looking at having this group meet continually, even after we complete this book, so If you’re not involved now but would like to be in the future, then feel free to contact me for more details.

Another new activity we’ve started is having the Sr. High youth meet on Wednesdays @ 5pm-6pm in the youth house for dinner, snacks, discussion. We are working jointly with Faith Lutheran in Whitehall, and I and Pastor Willenbrock from Faith take turns leading the group. Topics so far have included prayer, love, and Islam. We will in the future be asking for volunteers to provide dinner/snacks for this group, if you’re interested in helping please contact me and/or look for more information to be coming soon.

We’re still in the process of planning a trip to the Creation Museum/ Ark Encounter in Kentucky the weekend of October 27-29th. We are having a meeting after 2nd service on October 8th to discuss details, cost, and drivers. Anyone interested in going needs to come to this meeting or contact me if you are unable to attend. At this point we don’t have enough numbers to make a bus feasible, so we will need volunteers to drive.

As always, feel free to contact me at or at my cell # (308).882.6015 with any questions, concerns, or suggestions.

In Christ,
  Vicar Paul Gaschler