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.
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
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.
The Wisconsin Lutheran Choir will present its annual Christmas Festival Concert on November 30 and December 1 at 7:30 p.m. and December 2 at 2:30 p.m. Tickets are $10.
More than 80 student and guest musicians will perform sacred choral music under the direction of Dr. James Nowack. The Christmas Festival Concert series is a long-standing holiday tradition at WLC.
The November 30 concert will be live-streamed for those who are unable to attend in person.
Center for Arts and Performance
Schwan Concert Hall
8815 W. Wisconsin Avenue
You are cordially invited to attend a family Thanksgiving presentation on Thursday November 29th. We will be hosting an informational 30 minute presentation covering various topics pertinent to our school, children, and our families, along with the opportunity to win a door prize. We encourage all families to take advantage of one of the three informational sessions being offered at 6:30 pm for grades K-2, 7:15 pm for grades 3-5, and 8:00 pm for grades 6-8. Childcare will be provided, so that parents may participate in the presentation.
Our OWLS chapter will have its November gathering at Bethany Lutheran Church in Hustisford on November 20 at 1:30 PM. Rev. Dr. Paul Luther will give an update on "Gospel Outreach to Southeast Asia." This is a dangerous area where Christians are being persecuted and killed. Refreshments available thanks to the women of the congregation. Bethany is served by Pastor Jonathan Loescher and operates a Lutheran elementary school ages pre-K3 through 8th grade. Come and find out more about the Organization of WELS Seniors (OWLS), which provides meaningful activity and ministry for people retired and/or 50 years and older. Here is a wonderful opportunity for us older folks to grow spiritually and enjoy the fellowship of neighboring WELS and ELS members. Bethany is located at the east end of Main Street in Hustisford near the shore of beautiful Lake Sinnisippi, our northernmost congregation in our Rock River Area Owls group. Please bring a friend with you. All are welcome.
LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL will present its fall band concert, entitled "Give Our Regards to Broadway!," on Nov. 18th at 7 p.m. in the LPS Auditorium. It will feature the LPS Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Guitar Ensemble, Brass Choir, String Ensemble, Senior Bells, and the Ukulele Group performing well-known songs from Broadway musicals. A freewill offering will be taken to help defray expenses of the band program.
NEW BIBLE CLASSES BEGIN Three new adult Bible classes begin during our Sunday Bible hour. Come grow in God's Word with us!
Grace Abounds, Part 1 - taught by Pastor McKenney
Sometimes people think that the study of “doctrine” is boring and dry. But in his book entitled Grace Abounds, The Splendor of Christian Doctrine, Professor Emeritus Daniel Deutschlander helps us review God’s saving grace as it shines through truths, the doctrines of holy Scripture. This a great opportunity to learn again God’s answers to those nagging questions we have about him, the world, and eternal life!
Christian Parenting - taught by Steve & Kim Gartner
Today, parenting books line the shelves of libraries and book store. We will discuss the rewarding calling of parenting using the first parenting manual--the Bible. Join us as we study the truths found in scripture as it pertains to parenting.
The Giving Story - taught by Jeff Davis
Many of us learn best by watching someone else. That is true about Christian giving as well. The Giving Story class will discuss stories and reflect on how God’s grace impacted others. As you ‘watch’ others respond to that grace, encouragement will come. Others do serve as role models for us who want to grow in the grace of giving.
Lakeside Spelling Bee will be held Saturday November 10 at 9 AM at Lakeside beginning with a written test. Those qualifying to continue will participate in the oral round. The competition should be completed by 11:00. The following students have qualified to participate. 5th & 6th grade: Natalie Clark, Josh Kutz, Rachel Proeber, Caleb Wensel, Farah Stuebs, Juliette Haar, Joah Robinson. 7th & 8th grade: Hallie Egelseer, Emma Storlie, Olivia Bartels, Hannah Hartwig, Nathan Erdman, Ashley Burk, Drew Humphries, Lily Haar, Alex Evensen, Ben Buxa
NEW FRIENDS AT LL • Sunday, October 21, 1–3 p.m. • East Gym: Teens for Christ are hosting another “New Friends” (Jesus Cares Ministries) afternoon. Those with special needs are invited to LLHS for activities in the East gym, to hang out and develop friendships through a variety of activities, games, crafts, snacks and music. Sound interesting? For more info or to RSVP, please contact Ruth Hirschfeld at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 920-648-2321. Ext 2210.
LUTHER PREP PRESENTS Romeo and Juliet, Together (and alive!) at Last on Saturday, October 20 at 7 PM and Sunday, October 21 at 2:30 PM in the auditorium. General admission seats are $6-no RSVP. Saturday also has a dining option at 5:30. Must RSVP by October 5 online: lps.wels.net/page/performing-arts/fall-play or call Sue at 920-262-8104.
MISSION FESTIVAL WEEKEND An anniversary celebration reunion will take place his weekend in conjunction with Mission Festival . Part of the celebration will involve congregational projects to celebrate the spread of the gospel locally, nationally, and globally.
Locally: Pastor Jonathan Bauer, a son of St. Paul and the founding pastor of a home mission in Mt. Horeb, WI., was our guest preacher on September 23rd. The anniversary event that weekend included a project to support that home mission.
Nationally: It is also the 125th Anniversary of our work among the Apaches in Arizona. St. Paul will sponsor a team of five members to go down for 4-5 days at the end of October to help our fellow members there with their anniversary events. The five-person team, recommended by the 125th Anniversary Committee and approved by the Church Council, is Christine and Will Carroll, Jill Doering, Alana Enger, and Steve Gartner.
Globally: For our mission festival, we will have a special guest preacher to share encouragement regarding our mission work. Come and hear about how we support missions around the world.
LAKE MILLS FALL FESTIVAL = HELP US CONNECT TO OUR COMMUNITY IN A UNIQUE WAY! St. Paul will be connecting with the community of Lake Mills by taking part in the Fall Festival this year, held on Sunday, October 7th. We will be filling an unmet need by providing activities for the children and families that attend the event. Through bouncy houses, crafts, and give away items we hope to connect socially with Lake Mills residents and further introduce them to the St. Paul preschool program and elementary school. The Chamber of Commerce is organizing the event and is very appreciative of the difference we will bring to the festival. We need at least (8) volunteers to help with various tasks over the course of two “shifts” that day, approximately 9AM – Noon and Noon – 3 PM. Please consider joining us and using this opportunity to help show St. Paul’s commitment to the community and its events, and also highlight our school. Contact Paul Enger (email@example.com, 608-509-5531) with any questions or to sign up. When you sign up, please specify which shift you prefer. Thank you!
2018 Warrior Fall Dance Clinic
Music from the Disney movie "Incredibles 2"
Grades 6-8 will do a remix version to a hip-hop routine
with the LLHS Dancers
Sunday, September 30, 2018
Check in any time after 12:30 pm and the clinic will begin promptly at 1:00 pm. Light snack included. Performance for friends and family starts at 3:15.
All dancers will learn basic techniques and a short dance routine.
T-shirts are included with registrations received by Wednesday, September 19.
LATE REGISTRATION ACCEPTED BUT T-SHIRTS MAY NOT BE AVAILABLE.
Girls attending the clinic are invited to dance at the Lakeside home football game v. Poynette on Friday, October 5.
Bring a water bottle and wear shorts, t-shirt, and gym shoes. Please have long hair in a ponytail.
Complete the registration form and return to
Lakeside Lutheran High School (ATTN: Warrior Dance Clinic)
Questions? Contact Coach Audra Jensen at 608-751-6719
We can't wait to dance with YOU!
Lakeside Lutheran Volleyball teams invite you to attend their annual VOLLEY FOR HOPE. The Lakeside Warrior Volleyball team will be hosting Luther Prep, with games beginning at 5:15 pm. We encourage all fans to attend and be a part of this special night. Volley for Hope is an evening benefiting Tomorrow’s Hope; a non-profit that supports LOCAL health care recipients who help those touched by Alzheimer’s, cancer, diabetes, heart disease, and other life-limiting illnesses. They also foster health-related research, education and support activities. Activities will include a Bake Sale & Raffles.
125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION THIS SUNDAY
Join us this Sunday for a single worship service being held outdoors at 9:00 am. Grades 4&5 will be singing.
No Sunday School this Sunday
No Bible Study this Sunday
Saturday and Monday Worship Services at 6:30 pm as usual.
The Sunday service will be outdoors with seating placed in the “site plan” of where we hope the new sanctuary will be located. We will have extra ushers to help as well as parking attendants. We ask that members and visitors dress casually, bring their own lawn or camp chairs, and their own umbrellas should there be a threat of rain or high temperatures.
Our grass has been cut and grass clippings are being raked. We are spraying for mosquitoes, however we still encourage insect repellent. Casual dress is also recommended. Ushers will be available to assist anyone requiring additional assistance navigating the journey to and from the front lawn. Stay afterwards for an ice cream social in the school gymnasium.
Our guest preacher will be a son of our congregation, Pastor Jonathan Bauer who is the founding pastor of a new mission in Mt. Horeb, WI. As part of our 125th Anniversary celebration, members will be given opportunity for an offering to support that mission.
During the time of the ice cream social, there will be an historical display in the lobby area, a display manned by members of our Building Committee with updated information about the new sanctuary, and an open house of our facility for the community.
Please note: There will be the regular Saturday and Monday evening services this weekend, but only one outdoor service on Sunday at 9 am.