125TH ANNIVERSARY COMMITTEE PROJECTS:
Under the leadership of Dr. Dennis Gulczynski, a committee of members has been making tentative plans to observe St. Paul’s 125th anniversary. Here are the projects/events, one of which has already happened:
- A new church directory
- An updated history
- Sponsor for the community a concert by the First Brigade Band.
- An outdoor service on September 23rd to which we will invite the community.
- An anniversary celebration reunion Sunday in conjunction with Mission Festival on October 13-15, 2018.
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., will be our guest preacher on September 23rd. The anniversary event that weekend will include 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 guest preacher to share encouragement regarding our work in Pakistan and India and, somehow, reconnect with the two congregations from India for whom we built churches when we built our current facilities.