August 12th - Announcements

ALTAR FLOWERS have been placed to the glory of God by John & Nicole Guld as they celebrate their 20th wedding anniversary.  Flowers last week were from Tim & Julie Schwecke as they celebrated their 40th anniversary.  Congratulations.

WE STILL HAVE ROOM  Our Early Learning Program has room in the 3K sessions and the morning and afternoon 4K sessions.  For more information, contact the school office, 648-2918, or go to the church website www.stpaullakemills.org to register.

BIBLE INFORMATION CLASS:  Another Bible Information Class begins this fall.  The purpose of this class is to review the basic teachings of the Bible. It’s intended to help those who are looking for a home church to learn what the Bible teaches.  Members who are interested in going through a refresher class are also invited to join.  The day and time will be determined based on the schedule of those who sign up.  If you are interested, please sign up in the lobby.

CATECHISM MEETING:  There will be a class for all 7th and 8th confirmation students and their parents on Sunday, August 26th at 9:15 am in the church.  Please contact the pastors if you have any questions.

WANTED: CUSTODIAN (Part-Time evenings)  St. Paul is looking for a part-time evening custodian (3-5 hours) to help maintain our lower grade classroom areas.  Primary activities will include cleaning of classrooms, pre-school and daycare rooms, and their bathroom areas.  Please contact the school office if interested.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY For the 2018-19 school year we are looking to hire a school-aged after school care position (3-6 pm).  For more information contact Allie Byers or Steve Gartner, 920-648-2918.

POWER HOUR COORDINATOR is needed for the 2018-19 school year.  Applications and job descriptions may be picked in the office.

CONNECT GROUPS:  Connect Group Bible Study Groups are being planned.  What are they? They are people who grow together in friendship and in Christ, all while meeting for about 8 weeks in groups of 8-10 and discussing God’s Word.  Sign up will be coming soon, so watch for more details.

PROJECTION OF WORSHIP  At the end of last year, the Worship Sub-Committee provided recommendations to enhance worship. Among those was a recommendation to project the worship service as an alternative option to following along in the service folder or hymnal. This is a recommendation that has also been voiced individually by a number of members.

Beginning August 12th and running through October, we will be testing out this recommendation by projecting every Communion Sunday service. We'll try different options along the way and will ask for your feedback at the end of every service. Please take the time to let us know your thoughts, so we can determine the best way to proceed. There will also be an opportunity to get involved, if you feel this is a way in which you can serve.

ST. PAUL SCHOOL REGISTRATION will be held Tuesday, August 14 from 12:00 PM to 6 PM. Our annual tuition fee ($1350-1st child, $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 are ready for pick-up. You may pick them up next to the large bulletin board outside church.

WELS CAMPUS MINISTRY  Heading to college can be exciting, stressful, and everything in between. WELS Campus Ministry can help! Let us help you stay connected to God’s Word. To begin go to wels.net/campus-ministry and click the button “College students register here.” You can register for free subscriptions to Forward in Christ magazines and Meditations devotional booklets and will be connected to the campus pastor for your school. Students who have previously registered for WELS Campus Ministry are encouraged to check your profile and preferences and make any necessary updates. For questions please contact Ginny Mundstock at the WELS Campus Ministry office, ginny.mundstock@wels.net or 414-256-3279.

August 5th - Announcements

WE STILL HAVE ROOM Our Early Learning Program has room in the 3K sessions and the morning and afternoon 4K sessions.  For more information, contact the school office, 648-2918, or go to the church website www.stpaullakemills.org to register.

THANK YOU GOD:  We give thanks to God for this past week of Vacation Bible School.  He gave us his Word to teach.  He gave us  volunteers to help.  Through St. Paul members he generously provided the food that we needed for snacks and the decorations that helped keep our focus.  Through the publicity and efforts of  members, children registered averaged 190 each day with 110 volunteer helpers.  We thank all those who helped, all those who donated, and all those who attended.  We also thank the children of the VBS for beautifying our worship this Sunday.  May the Lord bless all of our efforts in sharing his Word to the glory of his holy Name.  May we and our children always build our lives and hope for heaven on Jesus who is our solid foundation.

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!

CHURCH PICNIC  will be held today after the 10 AM service.  Meat (roast pork), buns, beverages and table service will be supplied.  Members whose last name begins with A-L are asked to bring a salad or side dish and M-Z are asked to bring dessert.  Activities include bouncy houses and games.

WANTED: CUSTODIAN (Part-Time evenings)  St. Paul is looking for a part-time evening custodian (3-5 hours) to help maintain our lower grade classroom areas.  Primary activities will include cleaning of classrooms, pre-school and daycare rooms, and their bathroom areas.  Please contact the school office if interested.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY For the 2018-19 school year we are looking to hire a school-aged after school care position (3-6 pm).  For more information contact Allie Byers or Steve Gartner, 920-648-2918.

POWER HOUR COORDINATOR is needed for the 2018-19 school year.  Applications and job descriptions may be picked in the office.

CONNECT GROUPS:  Are you looking for ways to connect more closely with people at St. Paul?  Are you hoping for a Bible study group that is comprised of a small number of people and will meet in homes?  Would you like the group to offer ample time for discussion and last one hour?  A Connect Group--Bible Study Group might offer just the thing you desire!  Watch for more information coming soon in early September!

PROJECTION OF WORSHIP  At the end of last year, the Worship Sub-Committee provided recommendations to enhance worship. Among those was a recommendation to project the worship service as an alternative option to following along in the service folder or hymnal. This is a recommendation that has also been voiced individually by a number of members.

Beginning August 12th and running through October, we will be testing out this recommendation by projecting every Communion Sunday service. We'll try different options along the way and will ask for your feedback at the end of every service. Please take the time to let us know your thoughts, so we can determine the best way to proceed. There will also be an opportunity to get involved, if you feel this is a way in which you can serve.

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 are ready for pick-up. You may pick them up next to the large bulletin board outside church.

St. Paul Ev. Lutheran School

ST. PAUL LUTHERAN SCHOOL

August 2018

WELCOME to the NEW SCHOOL YEAR!

Our purpose remains “to assist parents in nurturing and equipping their children as Christ’s disciples for this life and the life to come.”

Our privilege is partnering with parents: encouraging our children with Scripture through daily devotions, in-depth Bible studies and weekly worship. In addition all the academic subjects of elementary school are taught from a Biblical perspective. We strive that extra-curricular programs reflect faith/faithfulness among God’s family.

Our pleasure is to serve the Lord and you, His people, this new school year. We join you in praying for God’s guidance that ours is the best Christian education program offered PreK-8th in 2018-19. 

It All Began With God

As we enter into another school year, our theme for the year will revolve around Genesis 1:1,”In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.” Each day, your child will be taught everything in light of God’s Word so they will be better equipped to give an answer to those who question their faith and beliefs. It is here at St. Paul that your child’s foundation will be strengthened daily so they will be able to be bold and be strong. Each Friday our chapel devotion will focus on a question intended to strengthen the students’ faith.

This is the first of a three part series stressing the topic of apologetics (defending their faith) for elementary school children. More than ever our parents and children are being bombarded by questions regarding their faith. And whereas we are assured that faith comes solely through the Holy Spirit in God’s Means of Grace, there arise situations where we are asked to give a reason for the faith we profess. As 1 Peter 3:15 declares, “Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give a reason for the hope that you have.” It is our hope and prayer that each child’s faith grows and matures as they daily hear God’s Word throughout the year.

OUR FIRST SCHOOL DAY is Wednesday, August 22. Children arrive between 7:30 & 8 am. Opening Service will begin at 8:10 AM.  Parents, join us for fellowship time after the service by the welcome center.  Introduce yourself and meet other parents.

SCHOOL FORMS PACKETS are ready for pick-up. You may pick them up next to the large bulletin board outside church.

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.

THIS YEAR AT REGISTRATION

As part of registration…please return required forms. Also bring your personal calendar & sign-up for parent volunteer opportunities.  Thanks!

Student pictures will be taken in the gym during registration hours.

Reminders: Kind & 5th gr need doctor’s physicals, K & 6th need 2nd dose of varicella (chicken pox) vaccine & 6th gets Tdap vaccine.

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.

SPECIAL CHRISTIAN EDUCATION WEEKEND worship is planned August 18-20. We will also have the installation of our new teacher Mrs. Kelly Tomhave.

Student Bussing is available from Lakeside beginning August 22 and Lake Mills School District beginning September 4.

Volunteers are requested to serve in the school library, assist as teacher’s aides with lower grade reading, and upper grade correcting. Parents, retirees and senior citizens, please prayerfully consider your capacity to serve the Lord & his lambs! Contact principal Steve Gartner, 648-2918, for further details.

St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church Newsletter

August 2018

“But now, this is what the LORD says—he who created you, O Jacob, he who formed you, O Israel: ‘Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze. For I am the LORD, your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.’ “ (Isaiah 43:1-3)

It all started with a summer thunderstorm. At 1:30am on Saturday morning, July 13, 1912, lightning struck the steeple of St. Paul Lutheran church. That bolt started a fire. Even though it was the middle of the night, people rushed to help put out the flames. But the water pressure of the hoses was too low to spray up onto the roof. The onlookers helplessly watched their church burn down to the foundation.

That was Saturday. What do you suppose those members of St. Paul Lutheran Church did on Sunday? With tears still streaking their faces, they gathered for worship. After worship they held a meeting. They asked for the Lord’s wisdom and guidance. And they voted to rebuild St. Paul Lutheran Church.

God hasn’t promised that everything this side of heaven will be easy. In fact, he’s promised the opposite—that we are the church militant, always fighting the good fight of faith. In the vivid picture language of Isaiah, there are times when we will pass through the waters and will walk through the fire. But the LORD, our God, has promised this “I will be with you.” He is the one who redeemed us by the blood us his Son and called us to faith through his Holy Spirit. He is the LORD, our God, the Holy One, and our Savior. And if he who is all those things and more is the one beside us in good times and in bad, then we do not have to be afraid of anything. “Fear not!” he says to his people.

On July 22, 2018 we voted to go ahead in our planning to build a church. As we continue moving forward in our work together, this is my prayer: that the LORD, our God, will be with us. And also that he would make us into such fearless people of God that no matter what the future holds we will stand side by side serving him together here.

PASTORS’ CORNER

It’s time to look ahead! Fall is just around the corner, and school is only a few weeks away. As pastors, we’re looking ahead at planning catechism and Bible studies for the fall. Plans are underway to launch Connect Groups in September—small discussion groups hosted in members’ homes. September will also bring the celebration of our 125th anniversary. Add to that the decision made July 22nd to move ahead with planning our new sanctuary. There’s a lot to look forward to here at St. Paul. May God be with us as we keep moving forward together in him!

SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING HELD JULY 22ND

A voters’ meeting was held on Sunday, July 22nd following the late morning service to discuss and vote on the recommendation of our Building Committee. (That recommendation is printed in its entirely below.) After about an hour of discussion, ballots were distributed and cast. 53 of our voting members were present. The vote was 47 “Yes,” 5 “No,” with 1 abstaining.

BUILDING COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION

Sent out via email to our members on Friday, July 20, 2018.

Approved at our voters’ meeting on Sunday, July 22, 2018.

Dear Members of St. Paul and Coworkers in the Kingdom of Our God,

Please find below the recommendation that the Church Council will present to the congregation at the special voters meeting this Sunday, July 22nd at 11:15am  This is the recommendation that Building Committee presented to the Church Council last week and was adopted by the Church Council.  It contains a plan on how to proceed with our building program at this time and a financial plan to accomplish it.  Prayerfully read it over and come to the meeting so that we can make a decision together for the future of our gospel work.

Background:

Last year the congregation gave the Building Committee permission to engage Excel Engineering to provide renderings for a master site plan for the space needs identified by our members for our growing ministries in worship and in early childhood. Estimates of the cost of the master site plan that Excel provided was around $10-12 million not counting the current mortgage of $2 million.

We set a goal of $5 million for our capital campaign hoping that we could build both a sanctuary and enlarge the early learning center at the same time. The initial response of the Capital Campaign was $4.2 million in cash and in-kind gifts.

At the time of the capital campaign we had not made any decision regarding what part of the new master site plan we would build first if we did not reach the goal we had set and we made no decision about when to end the Bountiful Blessings offering which is paying off our current Mortgage and when to transition to giving for the new building program.

Since the commitment Sunday on May 6th the Building Committee, which includes a financial subcommittee, has been wrestling with how best to go forward in addressing both our worship and early childhood needs. Based on those discussions, the Building Committee believes that it is best to go forward at this time with building a sanctuary and, as soon as funds become available, to continue with building the early learning center. Some of the reasons for the decision are as follows:

Lending institutions were contacted and a financial plan was put in place which would enable us to address worship needs with a new sanctuary, a chapel, a larger gathering area, and a fellowship hall leaving us with a mortgage of somewhere between $3-3.5 million. (Recall that our current mortgage was originally $3.5). This financial plan takes in to account an in-kind gift that would enable us to cut the cost of the sanctuary by about $1 million.

Building a new sanctuary first would open up a number of activity and storage spaces which would help the growing early childhood ministry at this time.

Although the market analysis indicated that the early childhood ministry could help fund the building program, the start-up costs and the three-year window that it would take for the program to become self-funding would delay the building of a new sanctuary for a long time and increase our budget substantially.

Although the Building Committee believes that this is the most prudent way to proceed, it is the hope and prayer of the Building Committee that, should we receive another $1.5 million in commitments now, we could begin a phase-in plan for the early learning center as soon as possible.

Recommendation:

Based on this information, the Building Committee and the Church Council recommend to the voters the following:

1.   That St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church contract with Excel for architectural and engineering design services for a $5 million sanctuary, chapel, gathering area, and fellowship area. Fees not to exceed $300,000.
2.   That St. Paul approve the use of the in-kind gift of $750,000 for construction management.
3.   That we accept the financial plan adopted by the Building Committee which includes the following:

a.   That with upfront gifts we try, with God’s help, to pay down as much as possible the current mortgage of $2 million by March of 2019.
b.   That we give approval to begin negotiating as soon as possible the terms of the construction loan not to exceed indebtedness of $5 million.
c.   That after construction we approve a mortgage of no more than $3.5 million.

4.   That we officially begin the “125 Years of Connecting” building fund on August 1, 2018.
5.   That we encourage members who have not yet made a commitment to do so now.
6.   That, since we now have a direction regarding what we will be building, members who have already made a commitment inform Gerry Heckmann regarding any changes they would like to make to their commitment.

BUILDING PROJECT UPDATE

The July edition of the building project status update is available at St. Paul in the gathering area. If you aren’t able to pick up a copy in person or read it online, call the church office and we would be happy to mail one to you.

LWMS RALLY

Save the date!  St. Paul will be hosting the fall rally of the Capitol Circuit on Saturday, October 20.  The speaker will be Rebecca Wendland, wife of former African Missionary Rob Wendland.

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!

Tim & Julie Schwecke             August 6              40 years
Damon & Leah Tracy               August 14            25 years
John & Nicole Guld                  August 15            20 years
Jay & Mary Lang                      August 21            25 years
Larry & Lori Wolff                     August 27            30 years

WITH THE LORD

BOB HAFENSTEIN departed this life on July 5, at the age of 77.  His funeral was held on July 11.  May the Lord comfort his loved ones through his Word.

REV. JOHN CHWOROWSKY departed this life on July 9, at the age of 86.  His funeral was held on July 15.  Blessed are those who die in the Lord!

MEMORIAL GIFTS

We express sincere gratitude for these recent memorial gifts presented to the Building Fund (Bountiful Blessings):

In memory of MARGIE THOMSON, $25 and $2000 for Phase 2 Building

In memory of ROBERT HAFENSTEIN, $10 and $10 for Phase 2 Building

In memory of PASTOR JOHN CHWOROWSKY, $195 and $1960 for Phase 2 furnishings

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.

July 2             $ 172,235
July 9              $ 18,538
July 16            $ 18,140
July 23            $ 15,363
July 30            $ 16,953

Also received during those weeks were gifts of $17,849 for the Building Fund (Bountiful Blessings), $915 for the Improvement Fund, $56,604 for Phase 2 Building, $1 for Scholarship, and $897 for Tuition Assistance.

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.

The costs for these events will be about $5,000-$6,000.  The Church Council has approved the Anniversary Committee’s recommendation that all the members of St. Paul be given opportunity to help support these projects. Please find enclosed a special envelope you can use to support these special anniversary projects.

PROJECTION OF WORSHIP 

At the end of last year, the Worship Sub-Committee provided recommendations to enhance worship. Among those was a recommendation to project the worship service as an alternative option to following along in the service folder or hymnal. This is a recommendation that has also been voiced individually by a number of members.

Beginning August 12th and running through October, we will be testing out this recommendation by projecting every Communion Sunday service. We'll try different options along the way and will ask for your feedback at the end of every service. Please take the time to let us know your thoughts, so we can determine the best way to proceed. There will also be an opportunity to get involved, if you feel this is a way in which you can serve.

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!

CONNECT GROUPS ARE COMING THIS FALL!  

What is a connect group?  Connect groups are small groups of people that meet together.  The groups bring Christians together in a community, allowing them to grow together in Christ.  When you share your life with a community of fellow believers, we call that "fellowship".  St. John writes, "We proclaim to you what we have seen and heard, so that you also may have fellowship with us.  And our fellowship is with the father and with his Son, Jesus Christ" (John 1:3).  When believers are united to God, they are inevitably united to one another also.  We are planning on starting with Connect Group Bible studies this fall.  These groups will generally be held in homes, and will be comprised of 8-10 people.  Please watch for more information that will be coming soon.  

CAMP PHILLIP 5K

The sixth annual Camp Phillip 5K is being held on Sunday, Sept. 2. For more information, visit www.campphillip.com/5K.

TWICE IS NICE RETAIL STORE NEWS FOR AUGUST 2018

Here we go again: Seasons keep rolling on, and while it seems just a short time since spring came around, August brings the seasonal changeover! Don’t miss great opportunities to shop, including the 50% all clothing sale from August 16—22, and then the biannual “Bag Sale” from August 23—25. Changeover occurs the evening of August 25 so that Monday, August 27 we have a brand new sales floor of fall and winter items for our shoppers. Changeover is a great night to meet and greet other volunteers. Think about it!

Volunteer: Have you thought about some joys of volunteering lately? When you volunteer: 

*You Build New Skills* It’s never too late to learn new skills. You may find a new-found passion you never realized existed.  Learning new things will always give you confidence to challenges in other areas of your life as well. 

*You Meet New People * Through volunteering you can meet an incredibly rich and diverse range of people from all backgrounds and walks of life. You never know whom you will meet, and what kind of impact this could have on your life. God works in mysterious ways and the often brings people into your life at different times for different reasons. 

*You Improve Your Health * Scientists confirm there is healing power in helping others, such as a heightened sense of well-being, a decrease in insomnia, stronger immune system and speedier recovery from surgery. 

*You Develop a strong sense of Achievement* There is a choice involved in volunteering, wherein you have to make a decision to help Lakeside through working at Twice is Nice.  That is empowering and rewarding personally.

Call the store at 920-674-6868 and ask for the Day Manager to set up a day and time to visit and hear more! 

THANK YOU

Thank you to our Meals on Wheels drivers:   Roger & Judy Mundt, Tara Topel, Vi Topel, Marianne Hafenstein, Pastor & Jan Rath, Marie Mertz, Linda Jentzsch, Rose Pfeifer

JOB OPENINGS

Lakeside Lutheran High School is seeking candidates for several non-called positions, one full-time and several part-time, including an administrative assistant, morning custodian, ground keeper and more. To see what positions remain available and to find more info and applications, see  llhs.org/apps/pages/employment

Morning Custodian: Lakeside Lutheran High School seeks a part-time morning custodian to join our Building & Grounds crew. This year-round 20 hr/wk position requires 6-10 AM during the school year and at agreed-upon morning hours in the summer. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, a clean background, and reliable transportation. Applications are at Lakeside or downloaded at llhs.org/apps/pages/employment. Submit via e-mail to grundman@llhs.org, mail to 231 Woodland Beach Rd. 53551 or drop off during school office hours.

Grounds Maintenance/Custodian: Lakeside Lutheran High School seeks a part-time groundskeeper/custodian to join our Building & Grounds crew. This year-round 20 hr/wk position requires lawn mowing and athletic field prep during the warm months and snow removal and light custodial during the winter. Candidates must have a high school diploma or GED, a clean background, and reliable transportation. Applications are at Lakeside or downloaded llhs.org/apps/pages/employment. Submit via e-mail to grundman@llhs.org, mail to 231 Woodland Beach Rd. 53551 or drop off during school office hours.

Administrative Assistant: Lakeside Lutheran High School seeks a full-time assistant to join our front office. This year-round position that includes health insurance and other benefits, assists the Athletic Director, Director of Operations and other administrative staff. A successful candidate will be comfortable learning new computer applications and skills. The position also requires high school diploma or equivalent; the ability to interact well on the phone and in person with students, parents, faculty, and staff; good organizational skills and attention to detail; the ability to maintain complete confidentiality. Applications are at Lakeside or downloaded at llhs.org/apps/pages/employment.

Submit via e-mail to grundman@llhs.org, mail to 231 Woodland Beach Rd. 53551 or drop off during school office hours.

Executive Director. The Executive Director will be responsible for the overall administration of the business side of the school, working closely with the principal and Board of Regents. A successful candidate will be a member of a WELS/ELS in good standing, have an attitude of ministry, a thorough understanding of Biblical principles of stewardship and leadership, and a commitment to the cause of Christian education. In addition, candidates should have a degree in business administration or a related field or have equivalent work experience. Direct questions to Principal James Grasby. Submit a resume and cover to jgrasby@llhs.org before 5:00 PM August 3, 2018. Find a complete job description at llhs.org/apps/pages/employment

Extended Learning Center Aide: Lakeside Lutheran High School seeks a part-time Extended Learning Center Aide to support students in areas including but not limited to algebra, geometry, science, biology, world history, language arts, religion and technology beginning with the 2018-19 school year. The candidate needs skills and strategies to work in a one-on-one or small groups. Frequent communication and collaboration with the Extended Learning Center Director are expected, especially in monitoring and reporting student progress. The position is up to 30 hours per week during the school year; hours on campus may change each semester per student schedules. Must be a member of WELS/ELS in good standing, have an attitude of ministry, a thorough understanding of Biblical principles, and a commitment to the cause of Christian education; an educational background and degree are preferred.  Applications can be picked up at the Lakeside office or download at llhs.org/apps/pages/employment. Submit via e-mail to rhirschf@llhs.org, mail to 231 Woodland Beach Rd. 53551 or drop off during school office hours.

WELS LUTHERANS FOR LIFE

You are invited to the SOUL Ride motorcycle event this August 18th! Enjoy a scenic ride through Southeastern Wisconsin while supporting the life-saving mission of WELS Lutherans for Life! The day will include morning refreshments and lunch, along with spiritual encouragement and fellowship with the supporters of the ministry. Participants will meet at Morning Star Lutheran Church in Jackson at 9:00 AM. Not close to Jackson, WI? Ride Virtually and still make a difference! Funds raised from the SOUL Ride will directly support clients of WELS Lutherans for Life. To register and learn more visit soulride.org or call (414) 727-8176.

 RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE

Emergency~~blood needed!  Please come to donate blood at the Red Cross Blood Drive on Tuesday, August 7th, at the Lake Mills Community Center.  The drive runs from 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM.

 

 

July 29th - Announcements

BAPTIZED today in the early service is Wyatt Alexander Seim, son of Kyle & Kaitlyn Seim.  May God keep him in his baptismal grace.

SPECIAL VOTERS MEETING RESULTS:

At the special meeting last Sunday, the voters of the congregation passed the recommendation from the Church Council and Building Committee.  The recommendation includes the following:

  •                 1. That St. Paul contract with Excel Engineering for architectural and engineering design services for a $5 million sanctuary, chapel, gathering area, and fellowship area.  Fees are not to exceed $300,000.
  •                 2. That St. Paul approve the use of the in-kind gift of $750,000 for construction management.
  •                 3. That St. Paul accept the financial plan proposed by the Building Committee which includes the following:
  •                                 a. That with upfront gifts, we try, with God’s help, to pay down as much as possible the current mortgage of $2 million by March of 2019.
  •                                 b. That we give approval to begin negotiating, as soon as possible, the                                  terms of the construction loan not to exceed indebtedness of $5                                   million
  •                                 c. That after construction we approve a mortgage of not more than                                      $3.5 million.
  •                 4. That we officially begin the “125 Years of Connecting” building fund on           August 1, 2018
  •                 5. That we encourage members who have not yet made a commitment, to do   so now.
  •                 6. That, since we now have a direction regarding what we will be building,           members who have already made a commitment inform Gerry Heckmann regarding any changes they would like to make to their commitment.

A THANK YOU TO THE LAKE MILLS COMMUNITY:  Part of the activities during this 125th Anniversary Year of St. Paul is presenting a concert by the First Brigade Band on Friday, August 10th at 7pm 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.   

BUILD ON THE ROCK!!  VBS will be held this week Monday through Friday from 8:45-11:45 AM. It’s not too late to sign-up.  Food donations may be placed in the kitchen in bins marked VBS and on carts in the walk-in cooler.

VBS CLOSING SERVICE will be held Friday, August 3, at 10:45 am.  The congregation is invited to attend this program which includes the songs the children learned at VBS.  A light lunch will be served after, to which everyone is invited.

CHURCH PICNIC  St. Paul Church Picnic service will be in church on Sunday, August 5, at 10 AM. Children from VBS will sing an anthem in the service.  The picnic meal follows the service.  Meat (roast pork), buns, beverages and table service will be supplied.  Members whose last name begins with A-L are asked to bring a salad or side dish and M-Z are asked to bring dessert.  Activities include bouncy houses and games.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY For the 2018-19 school year we are looking to hire a school-aged after school care position (3-6 pm).  For more information contact Allie Byers or Steve Gartner, 920-648-2918.

POWER HOUR COORDINATOR is needed for the 2018-19 school year.  Applications and job descriptions may be picked in the office.

PROJECTION OF WORSHIP  At the end of last year, the Worship Sub-Committee provided recommendations to enhance worship. Among those was a recommendation to project the worship service as an alternative option to following along in the service folder or hymnal. This is a recommendation that has also been voiced individually by a number of members.

Beginning August 12th and running through October, we will be testing out this recommendation by projecting every Communion Sunday service. We'll try different options along the way and will ask for your feedback at the end of every service. Please take the time to let us know your thoughts, so we can determine the best way to proceed. There will also be an opportunity to get involved, if you feel this is a way in which you can serve.

ST. PAUL SCHOOL REGISTRATION will be held Tuesday, August 14 from 12:00 PM to 6 PM. Our annual tuition fee ($1350-1st child, $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.