THREE SUNDAYS AFTER EASTER
Apr
7
to Apr 23

THREE SUNDAYS AFTER EASTER

THREE SUNDAYS AFTER EASTER

The three Sundays after Easter (4/8, 4/15, and 4/22), we’ll focus on our ministry. At St. Paul we are connecting people … to Christ … to each other … and to our community.  Here’s what you can expect:

                           Date               Sermon             Bible Study                  Theme

Easter 1           April 7-9         John 20:19-31         John 15         Connecting to Christ

Easter 2         April 14-16        Luke 24:36-49      Eph. 4           Connecting to Each Other

Easter 3         April 21-23       John 10:11-18         1 Cor. 9      Connecting to Our Community

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THE LWMS CAPITOL CIRCUIT
Apr
21
8:30 AM08:30

THE LWMS CAPITOL CIRCUIT

THE LWMS CAPITOL CIRCUIT would like to invite you to their Spring Rally. It will be held at Our Redeemer, 1701 McKenna Blvd. in Madison on Saturday, April 21st with registration beginning at 8:30am and lunch served at noon.  Guest speaker is Mr. Sean Young, Director of WELS Mission Operations. He will be speaking about the African Immigrant Project, Chapel of Improvement in Las Vegas, NV. 

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Eighth Grade Confirmation
Apr
23
to Apr 29

Eighth Grade Confirmation

Rehearsal for our 8th grade Confirmation students is Mon &Tues Apr 23-24 at 3:15 PM.  Examination Service is Wednesday, April 25 6:30 PM. The students will sit before the congregation answering various questions about God’s Word. Using Bible passages and concepts, these students demonstrate their faith in Jesus for their own and the congregation’s benefit. Examination is an event when the student confesses their faith before God and the congregation.

Confirmation Service is Sunday April 29 at 10:30 AM. Students will make the most important vow of their life. They promise to be faithful to Jesus, even until death, so that they may receive the crown of life (Revelation 2:10). During this Rite of Confirmation, the students wear white gowns (symbolic of Christ’s holiness placed on them at baptism) and a red stole around their neck, which yokes them to Christ.

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The Nifty Fifties, a Musical Comedy
Apr
27
to Apr 28

The Nifty Fifties, a Musical Comedy

LAKESIDE LUTHERAN HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA presents The Nifty Fifties, a Musical Comedy, on Friday & Saturday, April 27 & 28, 2018 • 7 pm nightly • $8.00 (reserved floor seating) • $5.00 (walk-up non-reserved bleacher seating)!  Advance tickets available online (start at llhs.org/drama) or by calling 800-838-3006. Call or e-mail the LLHS office with questions 920-648-2321 • 

A musical comedy that will have you cheering! Gracie Stanley has gotten herself in hot water by promising to deliver her distant cousin, rock star Ziggy Springer, for the high school Hippity Hop at Louise's Luncheonette.  Ziggy's manager doesn't want his client performing anywhere without pay, so Gracie and her friends have to produce a double  and fast!  They use a singing soda jerk and plan to have him perform in the dark!  It wont be easy for Gracie to get away with this one with her rival, snooty Muffin Mansfield, waiting for her to flop.  Meanwhile, Louise has her own problems.  The buildings owner forbids the dance and plans to turn the eatery into a dry cleaner.  With all of this happening, Gracie's brother is living in terror because hes smashed up a Harley belonging to Sinbad Gallucci, a bad dude.  

Included in the sensational Francoeur fifties score:  Bop-A-Lu-Bop Dance Party, Teen Queen, Its Tough To Be a Teenager In Love & the hilarious It Was The Blob.

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City Park Clean Up
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

City Park Clean Up

City Park Clean Up Again = Great Way to Connect to Our Community! 

St. Paul has been invited to take part in giving back to the community of Lake Mills by attending the annual Rock Lake Environmental Clean Up again this year, held on Saturday, April 28th. Teams from our community will be cleaning up Bartel's Beach, Tyranena Park, Ferry Park and Korth Park in preparation for the summer.

The Rock Lake Improvement Association is once again organizing the event and was extremely appreciative of our participation last year.  If you don’t recall, we had 26 members attend in 2017.  Please consider joining us again, or for the first time, and using this opportunity to connect socially with Lake Mills residents that may not know Jesus.

Wear long pants, boots/sturdy shoes & gardening gloves. Stay for pizza when done! Please contact Paul Enger (paul.enger@yahoo.com, 608-509-5531) with any questions or to sign up (or follow the SignUpGenius link below). Thank you!

Park Clean Up Sign Up

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Seminary Scurry
Apr
28
9:00 AM09:00

Seminary Scurry

Your seminary welcomes you to join us for this family event at Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Come explore the beautiful WLS campus in a 5K run/walk and Kid’s Dash. We invite you to stay afterwards for a FREE Cookout Lunch and to take a tour. Weather permitting, we will have a free bounce house and face painting.  The Kid’s Dash is appropriate for children grades K – 5.  See you on Saturday, April 28th!

Click here to register for Seminary Scurry 2018.

Please fill out a registration form for each individual participant, kindergarten and above. 

Click here for more Race Information

Contact: Paul Koester at recruiter@wls.wels.net

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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
Apr
28
to Apr 29

Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs

LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL presents their Children’s Theater performance of Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs, on Saturday, April 28th at 7:00pm and Sunday, April 29th, at 4:00pm.  All seats are General Admission in the Luther Prep Auditorium. Ticket prices for adults and high school students are $5, K-8th grade are $4, and pre-school and under are FREE. A family rate of $10 is also available. 

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WELS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RALLY 2018 - Registration
May
1
to May 31

WELS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RALLY 2018 - Registration

WELS INTERNATIONAL YOUTH RALLY 2018  The dates have been set for the 2018 Youth Rally in Bowling Green, Ohio - June 26-29th. The youth leaders of St. Paul Church would like the teens of the congregation (along with possible chaperones) to start thinking about whether or not they can attend.  We will be posting sign up sheets soon and also be offering some fund raising opportunities to offset rally costs.  For now, check your calendars and decide whether this international event under the theme, "Never Alone" is going to be a part of your summer!

Early-bird registration is open until April 30. Registration for the rally ends May 31.

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MLC WIND SYMPHONY
May
13
to May 14

MLC WIND SYMPHONY

On Sunday, May 13 at 7:30, Lakeside Lutheran High School will be hosting the Wind Symphony from Martin Luther College.  You are all cordially invited to attend this concert.  The Wind Symphony will also be performing for Chapel on Monday at Lakeside.  

“It is good to praise the Lord and make music to your name, O Most High.” Psalm 92:1

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Fine Arts Fair Concerts, 1:30 and 4:00 PM
Apr
15
1:30 PM13:30

Fine Arts Fair Concerts, 1:30 and 4:00 PM

2018 FAF is April 14-15

Sunday concerts (1:30 & 4 PM) split the grade school choir and bands. During the concert, each LES choir and band performs its elective performance piece. Combined choirs and bands perform the required performance piece. Each school will only be in one of the two Sunday concerts. Which concert time a school is assigned to depends on the number of schools and size of bands and choirs each year.

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"Stuff the Truck" with Donations
Apr
14
9:00 AM09:00

"Stuff the Truck" with Donations

"Stuff the Truck" with Donations for Twice is Nice Resale Store

"Stuff the Truck" at Lakeside Lutheran on the Saturday of Fine Arts Fest, April 14. Anyone who will be visiting campus for the grade school music festival -- or who could be in the area -- is encouraged to bring household donations, including furniture, to the big truck in the corner of the LLHS east parking lot from 9 am - 1 pm. Teens will unload your vehicle, pack the truck & get it all down to Jefferson that day. Donation receipts available. Thanks for your generosity as we help keep Twice Is Nice supplied with donations this time of year, and thanks to Thrivent Financial for helping provide the truck! Otherwise, donations can be brought to the door behind the store from 9-4:30 any day the store is open. Questions?  Call 920-674-6868 & ask for the day manager. Items that cannot be accepted are TVs, computer monitors and printers, appliances, console pianos/stereos/sewing machines, mattresses/box springs, organs and paint.

 

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ONE LAST CHANCE - "Hot Dog" Supper
Apr
11
6:00 PM18:00

ONE LAST CHANCE - "Hot Dog" Supper

Every family Invite – 3K-8th Grade

There will be a “hot dog” supper for the families of St. Paul School and Preschool on Wednesday, April 11th.  The supper will start at 6:00 PM.  From 6:30-7:00? there will be an informational meeting regarding our building program.  We especially invite those families who were not able to attend the brunches in February.  There will be childcare during the meeting for children up to 5th grade.  Other members are invited, too.  Call the office to sign up at 920-648-2235.

 A sign up genius email will be sent out so we can get an accurate count for those attending the dinner and/or presentation. Hope to see many of you there so you can hear the many exciting things happening here at St. Paul.

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Ministering to Others
Apr
9
7:00 PM19:00

Ministering to Others

MISSION SOCIETY meets Monday, April 9th.  Come for fellowship at 7PM.   A presentation and business meeting will follow at 7:30 PM.  The speaker for the night will be Pastor Henselin, the executive director for WELS institutional ministries.  Come and hear how our synod is ministering to others through institutional ministries.

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Easter Sunday
Apr
1
6:30 AM06:30

Easter Sunday

Worship Services
Easter Sunrise Service:  Sunday, April 1st at 6:30 a.m
Easter Festival Services:  Sunday, April 1st at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

On that first Sunday after Jesus was buried, Mary Magdalene, Mary, the mother of James, and Salome went to Jesus’ tomb to anoint his body for proper burial. When they arrived they found that the tomb was open! Jesus had risen! With joy they left that tomb to go and tell his disciples. On the way the resurrected Lord met them and they bowed down and worshipped him!

It has become customary among Christians to gather in the quiet and early hours of Easter Sunday to celebrate the “Son rise” too. As the angel invited those ladies, we too have come to see the empty tomb, to worship our Risen Savior, and then to leave this place to go and tell others the good news, “He is risen, just as he said.”

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Easter Vigil
Mar
31
7:30 PM19:30

Easter Vigil

Worship Saturday, March 31st at 7:30 p.m. with Holy Communion

Holy Saturday commemorates the day that Jesus Christ lay in the tomb after his death. It is the day after Good Friday and the day before Easter Sunday. We proclaim that this is the night on which Jesus accomplishes salvation. Our Alleluias are restored, we share communion, and we are sent into the world to tell this amazing story.

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Good Friday
Mar
30
10:00 AM10:00

Good Friday

Good Friday Worship Services:  Friday, March 30th at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m

It was a horrible day... a day of darkness and gloom ... a day of sin ... a day of death. But it was also a day of forgiveness, the day that peace was restored between us and God, the day that God's love for a world of sinners was most beautifully displayed. That's why we call this day "good." Join us as we remember our Savior's love for us that took him to the cross. 

Worship Notes: This is our most solemn service of the year. The darkness and silence of this night are a stark contrast to the celebration on Easter. But even if you prefer smiles over tears  don't skip this service. The only way to experience the full joy of Easter is to first understand the depth of our sin and the depth of  God's love shown on the cross.

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Maundy Thursday
Mar
29
3:30 PM15:30

Maundy Thursday

Worship Services: Thursday, March 29th at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion

Within 24 hours, Jesus would be arrested, put on trial, wrongly convicted, sentenced to death, crucified, and buried. But before all that (and knowing all that) Jesus spent the evening before in a quiet meal with his disciples. He spoke to them about God's promises, told them they did not need to be afraid, and urged them to love each other the same way he loved them. He instituted a new meal, in which he gave them his body and blood along with bread and wine, promising forgiveness. Each year we, too, meet to hear again Jesus' parting words and to receive that precious meal.

Worship Notes: This service includes a special focus on the Lord's Supper. The service ends with the "stripping of the altar" as we make our sanctuary bare in preparation for Good Friday.

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HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES
Mar
25
to Mar 29

HOLY WEEK AND EASTER SERVICES

Maundy Thursday:  Thursday, March 29th at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion

Good Friday:  Friday, March 30th at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.

Easter Vigil:  Saturday, March 31st at 7:30 p.m. with Holy Communion

Easter Sunrise Service:  Sunday, April 1st at 6:30 a.m. 

Easter Festival Services:  Sunday, April 1st at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.

There is no service on Monday, April 2nd and no Sunday School on April 1st.

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Building Project - Open Forum
Mar
25
9:15 AM09:15

Building Project - Open Forum

BUILDING PROJECT OPEN FORUM  Our Building Committee will be holding an open forum on Sunday, March 25th from 9:15-10:15 am. The Building Committee will share a summary of what has been discussed at its meetings since then and will field questions and comments you have about the current design for our expansion. 

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Palm Sunday Worship
Mar
25
8:00 AM08:00

Palm Sunday Worship

Worship Sunday March 25 at 8:00 & 10:30 AM

Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus Christ's triumphal entry into Jerusalem, (Matthew 21:1–9), when palm branches were placed in his path, before his arrest on Holy Thursday and his crucifixion on Good Friday. Palm Sunday marks the beginning of Holy Week, the final week of Lent.

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IRONMEN OF GOD CONFERENCE
Mar
24
9:00 AM09:00

IRONMEN OF GOD CONFERENCE

5th Annual Ironmen of God men's conference:  Saturday, March 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Paul's Lutheran school, Ixonia.  Speakers this year are Pastors Karl Walther, Aaron Strong, Jordan Ertl, and staff minister Dan Schoeffel.  Guys, come and be strengthened in your faith and enjoy Christian fellowship!  Cost is only $30 and includes a catered lunch and a take home coffee mug!  Register today at www.ironmenofgodwi.org!

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WELS MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT & GET-AWAY WEEKEND
Mar
9
to Mar 11

WELS MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT & GET-AWAY WEEKEND

Looking for the perfect Valentine's Day gift? Here it is! Show your spouse how much your marriage means to you and gift the gift of a weekend away to pay attention to each other, apply God's truth and practice actions you can take to unravel the mystery of marriage.  Marriage conferences abound, but at a WELS Marriage Enrichment & Get-Away Weekend you can be sure of the faithfulness of the teaching, Christ-centered motivation and the practicality of what you'll learn. The setting will be the Radisson in La Crosse, March 9-11. Space is limited so register now.  See the poster on the bulletin board in our gathering area or visit https://wels.net/event/healthy-marriage-la-crosse-wis/ for more information and to register.

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MIDWEEK LENT SERIES:
Feb
21
to Mar 21

MIDWEEK LENT SERIES:

Midweek Lenten Worship at 3:30 & 6:30 PM

JESUS CHRIST IS OUR GREAT HIGH PRIEST

Our midweek Lent this year will focus on the New Testament letter to the Hebrews. This letter was written to people with a strong background in the Old Testament, including the sacrificial system of worship God had used to point ahead to Jesus Christ. Our sins need to be atoned for. A sacrifice must be made. But the price for sin is too steep to be paid by our lives or the lives of any animal. That’s why Jesus came: to be the perfect priest offering the perfect sacrifice (himself!) so that he might once for all pay for the sin of the whole world. 

Midweek 2 - Jesus is Our Self-Sacrificing High Priest - Hebrews 1:1-3
Midweek 3 - Jesus is Our Compassionate High Priest - Hebrews 4:14-16
Midweek 4 - Jesus is Our Perfect High Priest - Hebrews 5:7-9
Midweek 5 - Jesus Our Great High Priest Serves as a Great Altar - Hebrews 13:10-16
Midweek 6 - Jesus Our Great High Priest Makes Us Priests - Hebrews 10:19-25

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"Stuff the Truck" with Donations for Twice is Nice Resale Store
Feb
17
10:00 AM10:00

"Stuff the Truck" with Donations for Twice is Nice Resale Store

February 17 is the Saturday of the elementary basketball tournament at Lakeside Lutheran High School. Anyone who will be visiting campus for the tourney -- or who could be in the area -- is encouraged to bring household donations, including furniture, to the big truck in the corner of the LLHS east parking lot from 10 am - 4 pm. Teens will unload your vehicle, pack the truck & get it all down to Jefferson that day. Donation receipts available. Thanks for your generosity as we help keep Twice Is Nice supplied with donations this time of year, and thanks to Thrivent Financial for helping provide the truck! If you have any questions about what is accepted, feel free to call the store at 920-674-6868 and ask for a day manager from 9-5 Mon-Sat.

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Martin Luther College Choir
Feb
16
1:45 PM13:45

Martin Luther College Choir

2018 College Choir Tour

The MLC College Choir looks forward to sharing God’s Word in song in the Northeast as part of this year’s spring tour. Please plan to attend a concert near you, or follow the choir online with videos from the concerts and stories from the bus at www.facebook.com/mlcwels

On Friday, February 16 the Choir will be at Luther Preparatory School in Watertown at 1:45 PM and St Paul’s in Fort Atkinson at 7:00 p.m.

 

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Preschool Registration
Feb
12
to Feb 26

Preschool Registration

St. Paul Preschool registration is underway. If you wish to enroll your child in our preschool program, please pick up a registration form in the office or register online at www.stpaullakemills.org/registration.

Please feel free to share this information with your extended family and neighbors. If you would like additional information about our Christian preschool program please contact Early Childhood Director Allie Byers or Principal Steven Gartner at 648-2918. 
 

Tiered Registration Dates

St. Paul Member Enrollment
February 7th-19th
 
Current School Family Enrollment
February 20th-25th
 
Open Enrollment
Starting February 26th 

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LENT WEEKEND WORSHIP SERIES
Feb
10
to Mar 19

LENT WEEKEND WORSHIP SERIES

This Lent we want to highlight God’s generosity to us (he gave himself, his Son!). That’s the message that melts our hearts into generosity shown back toward him and toward everyone around us. Here’s what you can expect:

Transfiguration - February 10-12; Mark 9:2-9; Generosity: Listening to Jesus
Lent 1 - February 17-19; Mark 1:12-15; Generosity: God is First
Lent 2 - February 24-26; Mark 8: 31-38; Generosity: Losing Your Life
Lent 3 - March 3-5; John 2:13-22; Generosity: Requires Housecleaning
Lent 4 - March 10-12; John 3:14-21; Generosity: Love in Action
Lent 5- March 17-19; John 12: 20-33; Generosity: Sowing Seeds

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It’s That Time of the Year!
Feb
7
6:00 PM18:00

It’s That Time of the Year!

If you have a young one that is ready for 3K or 4K preschool, now is the time to enroll! We will be having our annual Open House on Wednesday, February 7 beginning with an informational meeting at 6:00 followed up by classroom visitations from 6:15-7:00. Feel free to tell your neighbors or friends.

If you would like a registration sheet or tour the facility for any grade, please contact the office and we will send one out right away or set you up for a tour.  We do have openings for all grades.

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Evangelism Weekend
Feb
3
to Feb 5

Evangelism Weekend

EVANGELISM WEEKEND We have invited Pastor Jon Hein to share God's Word with us the weekend of February 3-5. Pastor Hein serves as the full time administrator for our Synod's Commission on Congregational Counseling and you have seen him these past months on the WELS Connection. He will also be presenting to the whole congregation (including the teens) between the services on - "10 Aspects of a Healthy Church".  Make plans to attend as he shares fascinating trends and reveals what will keep us a healthy and growing congregation. 

 

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Sunday Morning Bible Studies
Jan
28
9:15 AM09:15

Sunday Morning Bible Studies

UPCOMING SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDIES
On January 7th we kick off a new set of Sunday morning Bible studies.
Teens: Humanism: Life Without God
Adults option 1: The Church
Adults option 2: The Lies Couples Believe About Marriage
Come join us on Sundays from 9:15-10:15am as we grow in God’s Word together!

 

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Upcoming Brunches
Jan
20
to Feb 3

Upcoming Brunches

SAVE THE DATE FOR OUR UPCOMING BRUNCHES

Mark your calendars for these Saturdays: January 20, January 27, and February 3rd. We’re planning “brunches” those days. Each brunch will be several hours on a Saturday morning to talk about our ministry and our future plans together (and eat some good food, too). The first brunch, on January 20, is going to be for all our called and elected leaders and their spouses to begin that discussion. The next two Saturdays, January 27th and February 3rd, we want to continue that conversation with as many other families as possible.

What’s coming up in 2018 is going to be pivotal in the ministry God has given us together at St. Paul. The building project is about more than bricks and mortar. God is placing unique challenges and blessings in our path, we need to work together to understand the best way to respond with our planning, ministry, structure and function, and building. We hope you’ll be able to join us on one of those Saturdays.

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2018 Photo Directory
Jan
19
to Feb 3

2018 Photo Directory

When are the dates and times for photography? 

We're scheduled for 12 days of photography. The weekday hours are 2:00-9:00pm. Saturdays are 10:00am - 5:00pm.

January 19-20
January 23-27
January 30 -  February 3

The last time we printed a photo directory was in 2011. Since then, our kids have grown. Families have changed. And God has blessed us with a lot of new members. As Christians connected together at St. Paul, we share the same faith, the same Savior, and the same purpose. An up-to-date photo directory is one small step toward helping us all to get to know each other better. 2018 is our 125th anniversary, and one thing we want to do to celebrate is to deepen those connections even more. We're hoping you'll join us in this effort by scheduling a time to come in with your family and have your picture taken. The more people we can include, the better the directory will be. 

Look for more information at church on the display table in the gathering area. Sign up for a photography time by going to the “connect” menu on our church website. If you need assistance, contact Shelby Hahn at (920) 648-2169.

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Kindergarten Registration
Jan
18
to Jan 19

Kindergarten Registration

January calendar highlights:

  1. Future Kindergarten students & parents are invited…Registration offers two options for your family convenience a) Thursday, January 18 at 6:30 PM and b) Friday, January 19 at 1:30 PM. This event is intended for both parent & child. Anticipate additional, personal contact by mail/phone soon.
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Pastor Rath Retirement
Dec
30
to Dec 31

Pastor Rath Retirement

PASTOR RATH RETIREMENT

Pastor Rath will be retiring on December 31.  He will conduct services for the final time on the weekend of December 30-31.  There will be an opportunity after each service to say farewell to Pastor and Jan.

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