CONCEPTUAL CROSS PRESENTATION
The liturgical furnishings and art sub-committee will host a presentation this Sunday featuring recommendations for the new facility. They will be seeking feedback on the concept of the cross in the front of the Sanctuary.
CONCEPTUAL CROSS PRESENTATION
ASH WEDNESDAY IS MARCH 6TH Ash Wednesday marks the beginning of Lent, our 40-day journey with Christ to his cross and to the empty tomb on Easter. As the name implies, Ash Wednesday historically has included ashes. We're planning to include the imposition of ashes in our Ash Wednesday services this year. More information will be coming as we get closer. If you have any questions, our pastors would be happy to talk with you.
LENTEN SUPPERS The season of Lent will soon be here. Ash Wednesday is March 6. We are looking ahead for groups to serve a light supper between services. Mission Society will be serving Sloppy Joes on Ash Wednesday, Altar Guild will be serving Chili on March 13, and Praise Singers will be serving on March 27. If your group would like to serve in this capacity, please call the office, 920-648-2918.
ROCK RIVER AREA OWLS
The OWLS chapter will have its February gathering at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Oconomowoc on February 19 starting 1:30 PM. Rev. Nathan Strutz of Resurrection, Verona will present "Rural Evangelism & New Church Startups." Our OWLS meeting is at the St. Matthew Church site, still located on the city's west side at 818 West Wisconsin Ave.
We have a new round of Bible studies beginning this Sunday, February 10th during our Bible study hour from 9:15-10:15 am. The three courses will be different topics and styles. All of them will help you grow in seeing the connections between God’s Word and your life. Take a look at the list below. We’d love to have you join us!
Church History AD 1-1500
Description: The history of the Christian church is the story of God’s grace over the past 2000 years. Some parts are heartwarming. Some parts are revolting. Yet through it all, God has seen to it that the truth of his Word has been proclaimed, and innumerable people from every nation, tribe, people, and language have put their faith in Christ. In this seven-week class we’ll look at Christian history from the time of Jesus to the dawn of the Reformation.
REVIEW OF BASIC DOCTRINE CLASS
Description: We are starting another “basic doctrine” Bible class. It will be offered twice a week starting Thursday, February 7th from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm, and on Sunday, February 10th from 9:15 am -10:15 am. The class is intended for those want to learn what we teach and believe on the basis of God’s Word and for members who want to review the truths of salvation that they learned long ago. You can sign up in the lobby or call the church office at 920-648-2235. If you have any questions, please speak with Pastor McKenney.
Worldviews – What is a person to know and believe!
Description: Over seven weeks, we’ll identify what a worldview is and the impact multiple worldviews may have on a person’s faith, life and actions. The study will review the Biblical-Confessional Christian worldview and compare and contrast these alternative and false worldviews to the Biblical-Confessional Christian worldview.
REVIEW OF BASIC DOCTRINE CLASS
We are starting another “basic doctrine” Bible class. It will be offered twice a week starting Thursday, February 7th from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm, and on Sunday, February 10th from 9:15 am -10:15 am. The class is intended for those want to learn what we teach and believe on the basis of God’s Word and for members who want to review the truths of salvation that they learned long ago. You can sign up in the lobby or call the church office at 920-648-2235. If you have any questions, please speak with Pastor McKenney.
The annual voters’ meeting will be held on Sunday, February 3 at 11:45 a.m. Elections of several church council and board positions are part of this meeting. Several other items are in preparation: a new facility use policy, school enrollment policy, Purpose, Values and Vision statements (see later item from the Vison Planning Committee) and recommendations from the Facilities Study Committee.
Preschool Open House/Registration
You are invited to our annual open house on Thursday, January 31 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Come check out the classrooms and see the teachers. Prior to the open house preschool registration will be as follows:
January 1 – St. Paul members may begin enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year.
January 21 – Families already enrolled in the program may enroll for the 2019-2020 school year
January 31 – Open enrollment for everyone
FAMILY MOVIE NIGHT
The St. Paul Parent Teacher League presents Family Movie Night on Sunday January 27th from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm. Movie begins promptly at 2:30 pm. Movie selection to be announced soon. Bring your family and a sleeping bag, blanket or pillow to use as a seat. The PTL will supply popcorn and water.
BUILDING PROJECT, OPEN FORUM
On Sunday, January 20th, from, 9:15-10:15 there will be an open forum to discuss the new sanctuary project in detail.
Our church council has scheduled a special voters' meeting for Sunday, January 27th at 11:45 am to discuss and decide whether we move forward. If the vote is yes, groundbreaking would be tentatively scheduled for April 1st.
Our OWLS chapter will have its January 15, 2019 (third Tuesday) gathering at St. John Lutheran Church in Juneau starting at 1:30 PM. Rev. Jonathan Bilitz from Madison will tell us about The Wisconsin Lutheran Student CHAPEL and how it offers a safe place for University of Wisconsin students with the message of Christ. Ladies of St. John will serve refreshments. St. John Church is located at 400 South Main Street in Juneau. OWLS provides a wonderful opportunity for seniors to grow spiritually and enjoy the fun and fellowship of neighboring WELS and ELS members. Bring a friend with you. All are welcome. NOTE: Annual memberships ($15) for the national OWLS come due again in January.
NEW MEMBER WELCOME
We will be holding a welcome potluck meal after the late service on Sunday, January 13th for all those who joined our congregation during 2018. All members are welcome to attend. The main dish of chicken and potatoes will be provided. Members are asked to bring a side dish of vegetables or salads, and/or dessert. Beverages will also be provided.
BUILDING PROJECT UPDATE Our building committee and a number of subcommittees have been working on the details of our new sanctuary. It's time for all of us to start discussing the project in detail together. Renderings (both exterior and interior) and the current floor plan are posted in the gathering area.
On Sunday, January 13th, from, 9:15-10:15 our building committee plans to present the project in detail that goes beyond the renderings.
MISSION SOCIETY PRESENTATION
Please join us Monday, January 7th at 7:00 PM for refreshments and fellowship. At 7:30, Jill Doering, Alana Enger, and Steve Gartner will be giving a presentation in church about their mission trip to Apacheland when they helped with the 125th anniversary celebration of mission work there. If you missed their presentation in November, please join us for this informative message.
The season of Advent is right around the corner. You and your family are invited to suppers being provided by groups within the congregation and Lakeside. On December 5th, 12th and 19th supper will be served between services (roughly 4-6 PM). Come and enjoy a good meal provided. This is also a great time to sit next to someone new and get to know your bothers and sisters here in your St. Paul family.
Our Children’s Service is held Sunday, Dec 16 at St. Paul’s gym/auditorium with children (K-8) participating in both 8:30 & 10:30 services.
The 3K & 4K children will just be at the 10:30 worship service.
For those that are not able to make either of the Sunday services and would like to hear the children, there is a dress rehearsal on Friday, December 14th at 8:15 a.m.
In addition, several school groups will be sharing Christmas message & music in our community. Like the shepherds, our children have seen the Savior & enjoy spreading the word concerning this Child, Jesus our Savior.
ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH in Jefferson will present its choir concert on Sunday, December 9.
Starting at 3:30 PM the choirs of St. John’s Lutheran Church of Jefferson (the Junior Choir, Male Chorus, Mixed Choir, Grace Notes, and the Alleluia Ringers bell choir) present a Christmas concert featuring songs of praise to our Lord Jesus who has come and will come again.
After the service, light refreshments and hot chocolate will be served, as well as a Christmas market, and a bonfire and horse-drawn rides (weather permitting).
Location: St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran School, 232 East Church Street, Jefferson, WI 53549.
Sing along to the music of the season as two-time WAMI Award winner, Koiné, presents an evening of their favorite Christmas songs. For over a decade, Koiné has delighted audiences throughout the world sharing their modern arrangements of traditional Christian hymns. Hear your favorite melodies from Koiné's Christmas albums, Anno Domini and Emmanuel Lux, plus a few new surprise arrangements.
This concert is FREE to the public.
Doors open at 4 pm.
DATE AND TIME
Sat, December 8, 2018
5:00 PM – 7:00 PM CST
Waukesha Expo Center
1000 Northview Road
Waukesha, WI 53188
ADVENT BY CANDLELIGHT
December 2, 2018--Advent by Candlelight--Women's Fellowship Event. Make plans to attend this year's Advent by Candlelight event...An Evening with Isaiah. It will be held on Sunday, December 2nd. Advent by Candlelight is an evening set apart for women to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas. All ladies 6th grade and older are welcome. Sign up for attending and/or hosting will start the weekend of November 4th. More information about hosting will be available on the sign up board. You can even co-host with a friend! For more information or any questions, text Becca Lauber at 648-2676 or email at email@example.com
Martin Luther College’s highly anticipated Christmas Concert will be performed Saturday, December 1, at 7:30 pm and Sunday, December 2, at 4:00 pm in the MLC Chapel. Join them as they open the Advent season with a musical celebration of Jesus’ birth. Four choirs, Wind Symphony, and the Hosanna Ringers will proclaim the good news of salvation in two identical concerts.