April 21 - Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

JOIN US FOR EASTER BREAKFAST  On Easter morning, we will be hosting a breakfast in the gym. Scrambled eggs, sausages, pineapple, milk and coffee are provided.

EXAMINATION & CONFIRMATION  We look forward to another class of young people confessing their faith in their Savior.  Public examination of the class will occur on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.  Confirmation takes place in the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, April 28. Remember our young people in your prayers as they take this important step in their spiritual lives!  Sunday School and Bible classes do not meet on April 28.

LAWN MOWING SCHEDULE is on the table outside the library.  A meeting to go over the equipment and areas to be mowed will be held Tuesday, April 30 at 6:30 PM.

LLHS DRAMA presents Murder in the House of Horrors, an interactive mystery comedy.

Advance tickets available online (start at llhs.org/drama) or by calling 800-838-3006. Call or e-mail the Lakeside Lutheran office with questions 920-648-2321 • office@llhs.org Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27, 2019 • 7 pm nightly • $8.00 (reserved floor seating) • $5.00 (walk-up non-reserved bleacher seating)

LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL presents their Children’s Theater performance of The Enchanted Bookshop, directed by Professor Timothy Wrobel, on  Saturday, May 4th at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 5th, 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.

THANKS TO THOSE WHO PROVIDED FLOWERS:  M/M Jim Battist, M/M Randy Bobolz, M/M Matt Doering, M/M Ron Glock, M/M Gene Hasel, M/M Gene Hasel, M/M Dick Kornstedt, M/M Brian Neumann, M/M Dillon Probst, M/M Stuart Wilson, M/M Dan Schmidt, Mary Lou Treptow, Ella Wakerhauser, Bonnie Weber-Mosher, and Sharon Yanggen.

April 14 - Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES
Maundy Thursday:  Thursday, April 18 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion
Good Friday:  Friday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil:  Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m. with Holy Communion
Easter Sunrise Service:  Sunday, April 21 at 6:30 a.m.
Easter Festival Services:  Sunday, April 21 at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
There is no service on Monday, April 22 and no Sunday School on April 21.

JOIN US FOR EASTER BREAKFAST  On Easter morning, we will be hosting a breakfast in the gym. Scrambled eggs, sausages, pineapple, milk and coffee are provided. We are looking for people to bring coffee cakes, hard boiled eggs and fruit or bagels with cream cheese. There is a sign up sheet near the library window and we ask that you bring it at the beginning of breakfast or leave it here Saturday evening. 

EASTER OUTREACH  Over 7200 fliers were mailed this week inviting the community to our Easter weekend as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus. This is a great time for you personally to invite someone to come to worship. We have 400 fliers in the gathering area that are intended for you to take and personally invite a friend, neighbor or family member to come and worship. Tell them that you will save a spot for them and breakfast is on us that morning.  May God bless our efforts to share the truth - "Christ is risen, he is risen indeed!"

A CALL MEETING was held last Sunday. The Lord led us to extend a call to Mrs. Rachel Kanter to be our 5th grade teacher. She currently serves at Atonement Lutheran School in Milwaukee.  Please keep her and her family in your prayers as she deliberates as to where she would best serve.

EXAMINATION & CONFIRMATION  We look forward to another class of young people confessing their faith in their Savior.  Public examination of the class will occur on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m.  Confirmation takes place in the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, April 28. Remember our young people in your prayers as they take this important step in their spiritual lives!  Sunday School and Bible classes do not meet on April 28.

 A NEW DEVOTION CALENDAR is now complete.  It was emailed in the Thursday post and also available in paper form on the table outside the library.  If you don’t get email and would like a copy call the office, 920-648-2235, and it will be mailed to you.

GERMAN WORSHIP SERVICE will be held at 10 AM on Friday, April 19, at St. Mark’s in Watertown.

RETIREMENT OF PASTOR KARL GURGEL

Pastor Karl Gurgel served as one of our pastors here at St. Paul from April 1978 to August of 1993. St. Matthew’s Winona, MN will be observing his retirement on June 23rd, 2019. A brunch fellowship time with short program will follow the 9:00 AM service. RSVP by June 2nd to the following email: robbiedbrown@hotmail.com or call (507) 454-3083.  Correspondence and or Cards may be sent to the following address:

C/O Pastor Karl Gurgel Retirement
766 W Wabasha St.
Winona, MN 55987

WISCONSIN LUTHERAN SEMINARY in Mequon, WI is hosting its Seminary Scurry again this year on Saturday, May 4th. The events happening include a Kid's Dash, 5k run/walk, and a free meal after for everyone. All participants 18 years and younger can run either race for free. The cost for those older than 18 years is $20. All race participants will receive some seminary swag and this year's Seminary Scurry t-shirt. For more information, visit: https://www.wls.wels.net/seminary-scurry-2019/

 WELS MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT & GETAWAY WEEKEND  How is your marriage? Would you like it to be healthier? God designed marriage and only he can improve the health of your marriage. Join us for a two-day marriage enrichment event September 20-21, 2019. The cost is $185 per couple and includes a traditional Spanish family-style dinner Friday evening & lunch catered by Olde Madrid of Racine, continental breakfast Saturday morning, and all enrichment sessions.  Spend two days learning how to know each other better, appreciate each other more, gain trust, manage conflict, nurture intimacy and connect with each other intentionally – all in the light of God’s grace. The result? A healthier marriage. Space is limited, so register early. See the poster or brochure in our gathering area or visit www.wels.net/marriage-enrichment for more information and to register.

LLHS DRAMA presents Murder in the House of Horrors, an interactive mystery comedy.

Advance tickets available online (start at llhs.org/drama) or by calling 800-838-3006. Call or e-mail the Lakeside Lutheran office with questions 920-648-2321 • office@llhs.org Friday & Saturday, April 26 & 27, 2019 • 7 pm nightly • $8.00 (reserved floor seating) • $5.00 (walk-up non-reserved bleacher seating)

 BREWERS OUTING JUNE 26!  Our Lakeside Lutheran A Cappella Choir has been selected to sing the National Anthem for the Brewer game at Miller Park vs. the Mariners on Wednesday night, June 26. Terrace Reserved tickets are $10 each and you are welcome to join us for a great night of fellowship and fun with hundreds of others from the LLHS family. Ticket orders and money (payable to LLHS) due by Tuesday, April 30. Contact Mr. Jim Buege with questions at jbuege@llhs.org or 920-648-2321 x1216.

 LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL presents their Children’s Theater performance of The Enchanted Bookshop, directed by Professor Timothy Wrobel, on Saturday, May 4th at 7:00pm and Sunday, May 5th, 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.

April 7 - Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 ALTAR FLOWERS have been placed to the glory of God by Rick & Cindy Schroeder in celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary.  Congratulations.

 FUNERAL SERVICE for Kenneth Schroeder was held last Saturday.  FUNERAL SERVICE for Sandi Corlett will be held Monday, April 8 at Lakeside.  Visitation will be Sunday at St. Paul Church from 4-6 PM and on Monday at Lakeside from noon-2 PM.  May God comfort their families.

 LENTEN SERVICES conclude this Wednesday at 3:30 & 6:30 PM.  As no one has come forward, there will be no supper between services this week.

 HELP NEEDED FOR EASTER  We are looking for someone to help coordinate the Easter Breakfast on April 21st. Everything that will be needed for the brunch will be ordered and volunteers are already being chosen. What we need is someone to coordinate the morning and assembly of the meal. Pastor Tomhave did it last year, but will be preaching this year for the festival services. Please contact Pastor Tomhave or call the office if you can help serve in this way.

 A CALL MEETING will be held after the late service this morning to call a 5th grade teacher as Miss Deanna Rahn has returned our call to be our 5th grade teacher next year.

 A NEW DEVOTION CALENDAR is now complete.  It was emailed in the Thursday post and also available in paper form on the table outside the library.  If you don’t get email and would like a copy call the office, 920-648-2235, and it will be mailed to you.

 LWMS CAPITOL CIRCUIT SPRING RALLY will be held on April 13 at St. John Lutheran Church in Waterloo.  Registration begins at 8:30 AM.  Professor E. Allen Sorum, PSI director, will speak about the work being done by the PSI (Pastoral Studies Institute). Professor Sorum will discuss their mission of helping men from different countries who want to become WELS pastors. Invite your friends and family!

 HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES
Maundy Thursday:  Thursday, April 18 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion
Good Friday:  Friday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil:  Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Service:  Sunday, April 21 at 6:30 a.m.
Easter Festival Services:  Sunday, April 21 at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
There is no service on Monday, April 22 and no Sunday School on April 21.

RETIREMENT OF PASTOR KARL GURGEL
Pastor Karl Gurgel served as one of our pastors here at St. Paul from April 1978 to August of 1993. St. Matthew’s Winona, MN will be observing his retirement on June 23rd, 2019. A brunch fellowship time with short program will follow the 9:00 AM service. RSVP by June 2nd to the following email: robbiedbrown@hotmail.com or call (507) 454-3083.

Correspondence and or Cards may be sent to the following address:

C/O Pastor Karl Gurgel Retirement
766 W Wabasha St.
Winona, MN 55987

WISCONSIN LUTHERAN SEMINARY in Mequon, WI is hosting its Seminary Scurry again this year on Saturday, May 4th. The events happening include a Kid's Dash, 5k run/walk, and a free meal after for everyone. All participants 18 years and younger can run either race for free. The cost for those older than 18 years is $20. All race participants will receive some seminary swag and this year's Seminary Scurry t-shirt. For more information, visit: https://www.wls.wels.net/seminary-scurry-2019/

 WELS MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT & GETAWAY WEEKEND  How is your marriage? Would you like it to be healthier? God designed marriage and only he can improve the health of your marriage. Join us for a two-day marriage enrichment event September 20-21, 2019. The cost is $185 per couple and includes a traditional Spanish family-style dinner Friday evening & lunch catered by Olde Madrid of Racine, continental breakfast Saturday morning, and all enrichment sessions.  Spend two days learning how to know each other better, appreciate each other more, gain trust, manage conflict, nurture intimacy and connect with each other intentionally – all in the light of God’s grace. The result? A healthier marriage. Space is limited, so register early. See the poster or brochure in our gathering area or visit www.wels.net/marriage-enrichment for more information and to register.

A DOOR OFFERING will be received April 14 & 21 for Camp Phillip, the WELS camp near Wautoma.  By our congregation’s membership in the camp association and financial support through this offering our members receive discounts on camp fees.  The seventh grade class holds a retreat in October at Camp Phillip.

LAWN MOWING  (Spring really is coming!) We are in need of volunteers to mow the church lawn.  Use of the equipment requires operators to be age 18 and over.  Sign up lists are available at church for mowing the large areas, the fenced childcare playground area and for spraying weeds.  The more volunteers we have, the more the tasks can be shared.

SAVE THE DATE - DIRECTORY UPDATE  The photography dates for our 2019 church directory are May 30-June 1. If you're new here at St. Paul or missed out on having your picture taken last year, we'd love to include you. If you had your picture taken for the directory last year, we can still use that picture for the next three years, though you can have it updated it you'd like. More information will be coming later this spring. 

St. Paul Evangelical Church Newsletter

Jesus says, “I am the resurrection…”(John 11:17-44)

“If you had been here, he wouldn’t have died.” Lazarus was dead and it appeared to Martha that Jesus was too late. Mary and Martha had buried their brother four days before their dear friend Jesus had arrived. Martha knew that Jesus could have healed him and that he still could do anything. Despite the fact that Lazarus was dead and buried.

As Jesus approached town, Martha ran out to him. Jesus says, “Your brother will rise again.” Martha answered, “I know he will, on the last day.” Jesus then boldly claims, “I am the resurrection.”

Resurrection means to rise again from death. That’s impossible! Yes, for medical science it is impossible, but with God nothing is impossible. So Jesus goes to the tomb of Lazarus and witnesses the sorrow that death brings. He watches the tears that you and I cry at the death of a loved one. He sees it all and is overwhelmed. Jesus himself weeps.

Death is a relentless enemy and a consequence of disobedience. When God created the world, people were made to live, not to die. Unfortunately, people disobeyed and now they die as a punishment. Even though we put up a fight against death with advances in medical science and dietary health - death always wins.

Jesus wept not only because he saw the tomb of a friend, he wept because he witnessed and felt all the pain human disobedience had brought. Then Jesus took on the pain that disobedience brought. He boldly walked to the tomb, had the stone rolled away and called out in a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!”

Jesus is the resurrection. Death was powerless before his mighty word. Jesus spoke and death had to let go. Lazarus came out.

Then Jesus continued on to Jerusalem and took on the pain human disobedience had brought again. He willingly went to his own tomb. Dying painfully, but not for any of his own sins. He endured punishment for the sins you and I and Lazarus committed. He is our substitute. He faced our death, unafraid.

Because Jesus is the resurrection, on the third day he displayed his absolute power by raising himself. He was delivered over to death because of our sins, but was raised to life because we have been declared innocent of all sin (Romans 4:25).

You are forgiven! Believe it! Know that whoever believes in Jesus will live, even though he dies (John 11:25-26).  Jesus took on death and won - Jesus is the resurrection. Jesus took on your death and won - Jesus is your resurrection.

Jesus gives you absolute confidence, even over death. Happy Easter!

Pastor Tomhave

LENTEN SERVICES

Lenten Services continue Wednesdays at 3:30 & 6:30 PM.  A light supper will be served between services. Youth Group will serve on April 3.  If your group would like to serve April 10, please call the office, 920-648-2918.

GROUND BREAKING SUNDAY 

Praise be to God, we are breaking ground for our new sanctuary on Sunday, March 31, 2019. The ceremony will take place after the late service. Following the ceremony there will be a congregational meal in the gym. We ask that those whose last names begin with A-L bring a dessert and M-Z bring a salad.  During that time members can visit displays in the lobby/gym area about the new sanctuary. We also hope to unveil the “wish list” of items that need to be funded outside of the building budget.  Some of those items will be the chancel furniture, organ, pews, and chairs, as well as other items for the gathering area, chapel, and coffee nook.  Make plans to attend and celebrate this amazing event as we look forward to building our new sanctuary.

HELP NEEDED FOR EASTER 

We are looking for someone to help coordinate the Easter Breakfast on April 21st. Everything that will be needed for the brunch will be ordered and volunteers are already being chosen. What we need is someone to coordinate the morning and assembly of the meal. Pastor Tomhave did it last year, but will be preaching this year for the festival services. Please contact Pastor Tomhave or call the office if you can help serve in this way.

GO AND MAKE DISCIPLES"... SO LET'S GO! 

Starting on Sunday, March 31st, a new Bible study/discussion will be offered by Pastor Tomhave with topics such as: Making it personal? How to start a spiritual conversation? Sharing the Gospel understandably! How to handle hot topics!  Come explore God's Word and be encouraged to be his witnesses.

 CALLS ISSUED

Kindergarten –Mrs. Laura Ozminkowski has accepted the call to be our Kindergarten teacher for next year.  May God be with her and her husband as they make this transition.

3rd grade – Mrs. Megan Proeber has accepted the call to be our 3rd grade teacher for next year. Her call would also include help in the athletics department.  May God be with her as she makes this transition.

5th grade – The congregation extended a call to Miss Deanna Rahn to be our 5th grade teacher next year.  Her call would also include help in the music department. Please keep her in your prayers as she deliberates where to serve next school year.

6th grade – The congregation voted on February 10 to enter the Principal Training Program. This program would give us a graduate teacher that MLC has selected to be a good candidate for a future principal in one of our schools. He would be mentored by Mr. Gartner for three years. At the end of the third year he would go back to the assignment committee for a principal call.

GIFTS AND TALENTS 

Since the implementation of our new database we are now able to easily identify, connect, and coordinate members of our congregation and apply those talents to serve our church family.  We are encouraging every member to review the survey and identify where you have an interest in serving in the future.  To complete the survey pick up a paper copy outside the church library. 

EASTER FLOWERS 

If you are interested to purchase flowers for the altar area for Easter, there are order forms on the table outside the library.  Please fill it out and place it, with payment, in the flower box.  Orders must be received by April 3.  Flowers may be picked up after the late service Easter Sunday.

SHARING GIFTS AND TALENTS TO GLORIFY WORSHIP: Join Us! 

Do you think about helping in some way at Church, but just don’t know how or when?  Altar Guild is an organization that aids and beautifies our Chapel and services through the gifts of many members’ talents.  The time investments are annual or seasonal. The three main components of our group are: Decorating (Banners, Flowers, Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter); Lenten Meal (Plan, Prep, Serve); and Communion (Set-Up; Serve; Clean/Store).  If you think this could be an opportunity for you or know a fellow member who you think would be interested, please contact Tara Topel at tara.topel@gmail.com or 920-605-0112.   

LAWN MOWING 

We are in need of volunteers to mow the church lawn.  Use of the equipment requires operators to be age 18 and over.  Sign up lists are available at church for mowing the large areas, the fenced childcare playground area and for spraying weeds.  The more volunteers we have, the more the tasks can be shared.

SOFTBALL 

Once again churches of our Central Conference are organizing a church softball league.  Games are played on Wednesday evenings May 29-August 1.  If you are interested in organizing this team or would like to play on a team, there is an organizational meeting at St. John’s, Waterloo, 413 E. Madison St. in Waterloo on March 30 at 9 AM.  For more information including league rules, please visit webpage: www.welschurchsoftball.weebly.com

SAVE THE DATE - DIRECTORY UPDATE 

The photography dates for our 2019 church directory are May 30-June 1. If you're new here at St. Paul or missed out on having your picture taken last year, we'd love to include you. If you had your picture taken for the directory last year, we can still use that picture for the next three years, though you can have it updated it you'd like. More information will be coming later this spring. 

WELS WOMEN'S MINISTRY CONFERENCE 

Join Christian sisters from across the synod to be nurtured, encouraged, and equipped to live out your calling exactly where God has placed you. The conference will be held at Luther Prep in Watertown from July 18-20. More information is on the bulletin board in the gathering area. 

CONNECT GROUP

This new Connect group for those who, having no one at home with whom to reflect on the service, would appreciate going to brunch with other like-minded members after church got together for the first time on Sunday, March 24. They met at Lake Mills Family Restaurant on Mulberry Street at noon. Email Johanna Chworowsky, chworowsky@charter.net, or telephone Marianne Hafenstein at 648-5695 for more information.

This Connect group will differ from other Connect groups in several ways: It will not be a formal Bible study.
 Attendees should not feel an obligation to be there every week.
It will not be for a finite number of weeks but rather will be on-going.

HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES

Maundy Thursday: 
            Thursday, April 18 at 3:30 & 6:30 p.m. with Lord’s Supper
Good Friday: 
            Friday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil: 
            Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Service: 
            Sunday, April 21 at 6:30 a.m.
Easter Festival Services: 
            Sunday, April 21 at 9:00 & 10:30 a.m.

There is no service on Monday, April 22 and no Sunday School on April 21

EXAMINATION & CONFIRMATION

We look forward to another class of young people confessing their faith and vowing loyalty to their Savior this month.  Public examination of the class will occur on Wednesday, April 24 at 6:30 p.m. Rehearsal for examination will be Monday, April 22 and Tuesday, April 23 at 3:15.

Confirmation takes place in the 10:30 a.m. service on Sunday, April 28.  Remember our young people in your prayers as they take this important step in their spiritual lives.

Sunday School and Bible classes do not meet on April 28.

MISSION SOCIETY

The Mission Society will meet on Monday, April 1st.  Pastor Schupmann will speak to the group about the multi-site mission in Juneau/Horicon.  It will begin with dessert and fellowship at 7:00 PM.  Any interested St. Paul members are welcome.

RETIREMENT OF PASTOR KARL GURGEL

Pastor Karl Gurgel served as one of our pastors here at St. Paul from April 1978 to August of 1993. St. Matthew’s Winona, MN will be observing his retirement on June 23rd, 2019. A brunch fellowship time with short program will follow the 9:00 AM service. RSVP by June 2nd to the following email: robbiedbrown@hotmail.com or call (507) 454-3083.

Correspondence and or Cards may be sent to the following address:

C/O Pastor Karl Gurgel Retirement
766 W Wabasha St,
Winona, MN 55987

 CAMP PHILLIP

A door offering will be received April 14 & 21 for Camp Phillip, the WELS camp near Wautoma.  By our congregation’s membership in the camp association and financial support through this offering our members receive discounts on camp fees.  The seventh grade class holds a retreat in October at Camp Phillip.

 ANNIVERSARIES

We join the following couples in thanking the Lord for blessings received as they celebrate special wedding anniversaries (multiples of five years) this month. May God’s blessings continue on you and on all of our families!

 Rick & Cindy Schroeder                  April 6                    45 years

 WITH THE LORD

KENNETH SCHROEDER departed this life on March 23, at the age of 84.  His funeral was held on March 30.  Blessed are those who die in the Lord!

 WELCOME TO THE ST. PAUL FAMILY

We welcome the TAUSCHECK family to our family here at St. Paul. DENIS and KIM are both WI natives from Green Bay and Madison, respectively.  They both work in the insurance industry and are avid sports fans: enjoying, watching and playing.  Denis is a UW-Madison grad and Kim is currently getting her masters there having done undergrad at UWSP.  They reside on the south side of Sun Prairie with their lives revolving around three children (Briana in college, while DJ and Megan attend Luther Prep) and a "fur baby" named Piper. 

 In June of last year, work brought MIKE and AMY SLATTERY to Lake Mills with their daughter, DELANEY, and son, CONNOR.  They returned to WI after living 20 years in Cincinnati where they attended Beautiful Savior Lutheran Church & School.  Connor is a sophomore at Lakeside where Amy and her mother both attended.  Connor enjoys video games, remote control cars and drones, and being active outside.  He intends to take up kayaking this summer.  Delaney is a freshman at Wittenberg University in Springfield, OH, studying Exercise Science.  She enjoys painting art in her spare time if not babysitting to pay for college.  Amy owns Bugaboodles, a business she ran from home in Cincinnati for 14 years.  She moved Bugaboodles into a store front on Main Street in Lake Mills last October.  She makes hair bows and accessories in addition to textile art, and also offers alteration services.  Mike has worked in sales, marketing, and product management most if his career and is Director of Product Management at Schiller Grounds Care in Johnson Creek.  Mike recently joined the Board of Outreach at St. Paul's and is considering taking up golf again this summer in his spare time. Welcome back to Lake Mills and to our family here at St. Paul!

 We welcome the MURRAY family to our family. BRAD and TANYA and their three children reside in Johnson Creek which is where Brad is from.  Tonya is originally from Merrill, WI  and was brought to Johnson Creek through a job.  They ended up in the same circle of friends which led to marriage in 2011.  Their daughter ,PAYTON, was born in 2014 and is in 4K at St. Paul and their son, LIAM, was born in 2016.  Their son DANIEL was born just this past week.  In 2016, they bought a rundown farm and have been remodeling the house since.  The Murray’s came to St. Paul because they knew they wanted their kids to have a Christian education.  Some close friends have a daughter a year older than Payton and told them how very happy they were with St. Paul, so they followed their lead!  Already, they have experienced amazing support from St. Paul through some tough times.  Brad works as an Estimator and Project Manager at Midwest Electric in Johnson Creek.  Tanya is a Patient Service Representative Lead at Aurora Healthcare-Summit.  Outside of work Brad enjoys hunting and woodworking.  Tanya enjoys reading, crocheting and doing things as a family. 

RECENT OFFERINGS

Our review of Christ’s love and goodness during the recent weeks provides motivation for our giving for the work of his kingdom.  His daily blessings supply the means to do so.  May our response always be grateful and generous!  Offerings of recent weeks for the general operating budget are listed below. Average weekly needs are currently $ 27,900.

March 3                       $ 32,881
March 10                     $ 24,860
March 17                     $ 30,163
March 24                     $ 32,676

Also received during those weeks were gifts of $6,014 for the Building Fund (Bountiful Blessings), $80 for the Improvement Fund, $9,242 for Phase 2 Building, $150 for the Hmong Ministry, $10,000 for Wish List, and $336 for Tuition Assistance.

MEMORIAL GIFTS

We express sincere gratitude for these recent memorial gifts presented to the Phase II Building Fund and Bountiful Blessings:

In memory of MASHA HOPMANN, $100
In memory of EUNICE RIDDLE, $565, $100 toward a new oven
In memory of NANCY MAGNUSSEN, $714
In memory of DONNA POWELEIT, $75,

 ROCK RIVER AREA OWLS  

The April meeting of our OWLS chapter is scheduled for 1:30 PM on  Tuesday, April 16, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Hubbleton, served by emeritus Pastor Lance Hoff.  We thank the Immanuel ladies for providing refreshments. The topic: We will hear the personal story of Beverly and her husband Clyde Nehls, "Raising Two Deaf Children."   The Organization of WELS Seniors exists to provide meaningful activity for those who are retired and/or 50 years and older. Immanuel Church at Hubbleton is located just south of State Hwy 19 on County Rd G. Bring a friend along.

 TWICE IS NICE RETAIL STORE NEWS, April 2019

Shop: Almost 70 volunteers helped make the season changeover happen in March when about 12,000 new items were put on display! Come find some new spring and summer goodies --we’re easy-to-find and open Mondays-Saturdays from 9-5 PM: just a minute east on the Hwy 18 exit off the 26 bypass at 907 W. Racine St., next to the Jefferson Piggly Wiggly. 

Volunteer: We continue to host regular work nights at Twice Is Nice on the 1st Tuesday and the 3rd Monday of the month. The evening hours will run 5-8 p.m. Volunteers can come as early as they are available that evening and stay as long as you’re able. No expertise required.

Twice is Nice volunteers were recently thanked by reps of LLHS in recognition of 25 years of service and over $5 million donated to Lakeside over the years. Since 1993, this partnership has been blessed beyond imagination!

Donate!  "Stuff the Truck" in the Lakeside parking lot the Saturday of Fine Arts Fest, April 6, from 9 am to 1 pm. Bring as much as your vehicle can carry, furniture, anything, and volunteers will unload your vehicle and get it to Twice is Nice for you! Otherwise, donations can be brought to the door behind the store from 9-4:30 any day we are 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.

 SEMINARY SCURRY

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Mequon, WI is hosting its Seminary Scurry again this year on Saturday, May 4th. The events happening include a Kid's Dash, 5k run/walk, and a free meal after for everyone. All participants 18 years and younger can run either race for free. The cost for those older than 18 years is $20. All race participants will receive some seminary swag and this year's Seminary Scurry t-shirt. For more information, visit: https://www.wls.wels.net/seminary-scurry-2019/

St. Paul Evangelical School Newsletter

“IT ALL BEGAN WITH GOD”

 Have you ever wondered what the children at St. Paul learn every day? Ever wonder what sets our school apart from other schools down the road? The answer is simple – God’s Word. Each day we begin with God’s Word, end the day with God’s Word and then insert God’s Word throughout the day in every subject. Simply put, God’s Word is permeated in every aspect of every day.

The students at St. Paul are taught to discern between what the world thinks is acceptable and what God says is acceptable based upon His Word. We have his Word before us every day to strengthen and nourish our faith. Here at St. Paul Lutheran School, Your School, the students are taught the one and only way to heaven. How is this done? I put some numbers together and came up with rather amazing statistics for students who attend St. Paul all nine years of grade school. The numbers increase if they also attended St. Paul Preschool.

Did you know…

  • that a student at St. Paul will have prayed over 4500 group prayers?

  • that a student at St. Paul will have listened to over 3000 devotions?

  • that a student at St. Paul will have been taught over 1000 Bible History lessons?

  • that a student at St. Paul will have attended over 250 chapel devotions?

  • that a student at St. Paul will have memorized over 100 Bible passages?

  • that a student at St. Paul will have memorized over 500 verses of various hymns?

  • that a student at St. Paul will have over 120 hours of sound doctrinal catechism instruction taught by one of the pastors?

 Why is this list important? It is through each one of the items listed above that your child’s foundation of faith is being strengthened through God’s Word. Each one of these mentioned is a tool to help fight Satan and his temptations. Where else can a child go to get such extensive training in God’s Word? Where else can a child get this type of spiritual arsenal to boldly and confidently stand up to Satan and his constant attacks. What a blessing we have right here on our premises! What a testament to the many congregational members who help support such a valuable ministry! Thank you so much for your generous commitment of time and talents!

 If you have any questions on how you can get this training for your child, please do not hesitate to call the school office for enrollment. We are here to answer any questions you might have.

 8th GR. CONFIRMATION

=        Rehearsal Mon &Tues Apr 22-23 at 3:15 PM

=        Examination Service Wednesday, April 24 6:30 PM

=     Confirmation is Sunday April 28 at 10:30 AM.

 8th Grade Graduates

  • 17 out of 19 plan to continue their high school years with Christian education!

Our Students Continue Christian Training as LLHS Partners:   

  • Math Meet at LLHS is a contest for 5th-8th grade - St. Paul students compete with other schools on Wednesday, April 24

  • Fine Arts Fair music performances hosted by Lakeside includes solos competition April 6 & concert April 7 at 1:30 PM.  

To Our Young Families with 3K, 4K, and/or Childcare Needs,

  • For 3-year-olds, we still have limited room available in our 2-day or 3-day class…

  • 3-yr olds also have afternoon childcare options

  • 4K classes still have limited room available in the afternoon

 Limited space remains for these Early Learning Center programs. You are encouraged to invite your Lake Mills community neighbors & acquaintances. Please contact the school office. We will be glad to schedule a visit, showcase our program and answer questions!

St. Paul’s Early Learning Center is committed to providing the best   in developmental appropriate Christian early childhood experiences & activities for our youngest children!

 Kids, Track Season is about to begin.  Be part of the action!  We have all kinds of events for all kinds of interests (shot putt & softball throw, high & long jumps, sprints & distance runs, relays and an old-fashioned tug-of-war). Basketball can only field five at a time, but track & field allow for much participation.  Come join the team!  Be a winner!  Meets are May 4 at Lakeside and May 11 at Fort Atkinson.

 Play Night April 12 – Come enjoy an evening of comedy as the students of grades 3-5 put on the Play, “Pirates the Musical” at 6:00 in the gymnasium. You won’t be disappointed!