Announcements for December 30th, 2018

Welcome, Olivia!

Today we celebrate God’s promises to Olivia Skye Korte, daughter of Steven and Rikka Korte, as she receives them in the waters of Holy Baptism. Please welcome Olivia to our St. Paul family and to the mission we share in Christ!


On behalf of the staff at St. Paul Lutheran and myself, I would like to thank you all for your very generous Christmas gifts to us this year. We are truly grateful for your kindness and thoughtfulness, which was reflected in these gifts and also in your support throughout the year. It is indeed an honor to serve God with you!


 Commitment Sunday | Epiphany, January 6

Our Advent Generosity Project invited us to think of wealth in terms of God’s generosity, and on Epiphany, January 6, you are invited to respond on Commitment Sunday. As we recall the Magi paying homage to the young Christ, we too have the opportunity to express our gratitude and generosity through our 2019 pledges. Estimate of Giving Cards have been sent to St. Paul members, and additional cards are available on the ushers’ table. Thank you in advance for your show of support of St. Paul’s mission and ministry.

Bible Study | Between Services Today

Please join Twila Seibert in the chapel following the 8:00 service for her on-going study of the letters 1st and 2nd Timothy. Paul’s advice to a younger follower provides offers us encouragement and hope for our own journey.

Children and Youth Ministry on Christmas Break

Our ministries for Children and Youth, (i.e. God Squad, Confirmation, Youth Group, and Kids’ Church) will be on hiatus until the week of January 6.  Kids Church will resume next Sunday (1/6) and all Wednesday evening activities will resume January 9.

Devotions at Madison Square and Westbridge

Please join us on Sunday, December 30 at 2:30 at Westbridge Care and Rehab, and/or 3:15 at Madison Square for song and devotions with the residents. It’s fun, and a wonderful opportunity to meet some great folks!

Annual Meeting | January 20

It’s almost time again for our Annual Meeting! Please plan on attending the meeting between services on January 20 as we make decisions and vote on the budget for the next fiscal year. Also, Committee Chairs and Team Leaders, we will be requesting reports soon. Thank you!

Apprentice Series, Part 3 | begins January 13

You are enthusiastically invited to participate in the next segment of the Apprentice Small Group Series, entitled The Good and Beautiful Community, starting January 13 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Come and explore how we follow Jesus more closely in community!

Please pick up your kitchenware

A collection of bowls, pans, and utensils that have been left behind are on display in the Fellowship Hall until Wednesday, January 9. Please pick up your items before they find a new home!

Quilting, Java and Jesus Return January 2

Our regularly-scheduled midweek happenings of the Quilters’ Group and Java and Jesus will resume this week on Wednesday, 1/2 at 9:00. If you haven’t tried either of these offerings before, we invite to check them out on Wednesday morning!

Matura Food Drive | December 30

As the temperatures drop, the needs go up! Thank you in advance for your contribution of food items for our drive for Matura on December 30. Our monthly delivery to the food bank makes a big difference!