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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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 email@example.com 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Mission Society will be meeting on Monday, September 10th. All ladies of the congregation are invited. Come at 7PM for fellowship and at 7:30 join in the Bible study. Other business at the meeting will include planning the October LWMS rally which St. Paul will be hosting on October 20th.
Sunday Adult Bible Study
Bible class is an important part of Sunday morning at St. Paul. Each Sunday at 9:15 am we begin a group study of a scriptural topic. Sometimes we study a whole book of the Bible over a few weeks. Sometimes we consider a topical approach to the Word. Other times we consider subjects that connect us with God’s church and mission. No matter what the topic, God promises that he will strengthen our faith through his Word. Take him up on the promise and join us for Bible class this Sunday.
Everything we say and do in Sunday school is designed to focus our attention on Jesus so that both students and teachers grow in Christian faith and godly living. Children who attend Sunday school will learn key stories from the entire Bible and also learn Bible verses they will remember for a lifetime, coming to them at times of need as they walk through life. Sunday School is held every Sunday at 9:15 am from the third Sunday in September to the last Sunday before Memorial Day. Sunday School classes break for Christmas, New Year's, Easter and Confirmation Sundays.
Sunday Youth Bible Study
The goal of our youth group at St. Paul is to give our high school youth and those about to enter high school an opportunity to study God's Word, to enjoy Christian fellowship with each other, and to find opportunities as a group to serve others. It's important that we help our teens set a pattern for faith and godly living as they grow and mature. Our Youth Bible Study is offered between services on Sunday mornings at 9:15 am. All 7th & 8th grade and high school students are invited and encouraged to attend. Guests and visitors are always welcome.
BACK TO SCHOOL/MEET YOUR TEACHER NIGHT: This year, instead of the teachers conducting home visits, we will be having a Back to School Night On Thursday, August 16th from 6:00-7:30. You will hear important information about the school and any changes that may have taken place over the summer months. You will also get a chance to hear important procedures, practices, and routines that your child’s teacher has in place, while asking questions that may be on your mind.
Sports parents meeting will be held on Back to School Night at 5:30. This meeting is intended for all parents whose children participate in any of the fall sports – volleyball and cross country.
ST. PAUL SCHOOL REGISTRATION will be held Tuesday, August 14 from 12:00 PM to 6 PM. Our annual tuition fee ($1350-1stchild, $1275-2nd, $1200-3rd…4th child free…) covers only a small portion of the estimated $6100 of actual costs. The majority of expenses are provided by generous offerings of all St. Paul members, including you. Reminder: Blessed by members, hundreds of dollars in tuition assistance are available for St. Paul families in need. Speak with Mr. Gartner at registration. SCHOOL FORMS PACKETS will be ready for pick-up on Wednesday. You may pick them up next to the large bulletin board outside church.
ATTENTION ALL YOUTH This is a shout out to the Youth Group (incoming 7th graders-12th grade) along with parents and especially our mentors and supporters who helped us get to the 2018 Youth Rally. We want to tell you all about our trip, our youth group and give you our calendar of events for the coming school year! Join us Saturday August 11, from 4:30-6:15 in the gym. We will have a picture presentation for those who did not attend so you know what to expect next time when the rally is held in Tennessee summer 2020! Games and snacks will be provided and we will be done in time if you plan to attend Saturday night church. See you then!
During this 125th Anniversary Year of St. Paul, a presentation concert by the First Brigade Band is taking place on Friday, August 10th at 7:00 PM in Lake Mills Commons Park.
It’s a way in which St. Paul can say “thank you” for being a part of the Lake Mills community for 125 years.