May 20th - Announcements

FLOWERS ON THE ALTAR have been placed to the glory of God by the Zweifel & Moyle families in memory of Ryan Zweifel and Zach Moyle.

LAKESIDE SUNDAY  We thank the Lakeside Lutheran High School A Cappella Choir for beautifying our worship services this morning.

SUMMER SCHEDULE  Next weekend we begin the summer worship schedule.  The late service moves to 10:00 a.m. with the other services remaining the same:  8 a.m. on Sunday, 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and Mondays. This summer schedule continues through Labor Day weekend.

THE PICTURE DIRECTORY IS HERE!  Our 2018 church directory from LifeTouch has arrived! If you had your photo taken for the directory, you get a free copy. Pick yours up in the gathering area by finding the one with your name on it. If you didn't have your photo taken, there are directories available without pictures. You're welcome to take one of those. Or, stop by the church office sometime during the week to buy one for $5 from Terri Happel. 

 CONCERTS AND GRADUATIONS

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary:  Call day May 24, 10 AM; Concert May 25, 7 PM; graduation 10 AM.  Lakeside Lutheran:  Concert May 20, 7 PM; Graduation May 27, 2 PM

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY  We are looking to hire for the 2018-19 school year a before school childcare position (6:30-7:30 am), an early afternoon preschool position (11 am–3 pm) and a school aged after school care position (3-6 pm).  For more information contact Allie Byers or Steve Gartner, 920-648-2918.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION:  2018 Vacation Bible School at St. Paul Lutheran Church
Blueprints are being drafted and plans are underway for VBS at St. Paul: Build on the Rock!  Join us Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3rd for a week of Building and Creating: Building Crafts, Games, Snacks, and Creating Music! Most importantly, we will be building faith through connecting students going into 3k-6th grade to God’s Word.  Invite a neighbor, tell a friend! For more information, check out the church website-http://stpaullakemills.org/vbs Stay tuned for more details including a Service Project, Volunteer Information, deadlines, and more!

ST. PAUL EV. LUTHERAN SCHOOL

May 2018

“Be Bold, Be Strong”

Imagine if you lived during the times of the early Christian church. Imagine being able to listen to the various apostles as they boldly proclaimed the very words they heard from their Savior, Jesus. Now also imagine living during that time and being asked the simple question, ”Are you a Christian?” The answer to that simple question could be the difference between life and death. Relying on their faith in the crucified and risen Savior, many of those early Christians were strong and boldly stood up and proclaimed their faith even if it meant death.

Our faith will hopefully never be put to that extreme test, but Satan does constantly test us every single day. The world is ever increasing its anti-Christian message and hostility toward God. Our faith and values are constantly being put to the test. The question is how do we stand up to those daily tests? On our own, we will fail every time. With the help of Jesus and his Word, we can boldly succeed. The message of the crucified and risen Savior remains the same as it was 2000 years ago. It is that same message that is daily taught at St. Paul Lutheran School, your school. Here at St. Paul the students daily hear God’s Word. It is here that they hear that wonderful message of full and free forgiveness. Every day, their foundation gets stronger and their faith is strengthened which enables them to boldly stand up and proclaim their faith. Here the Christian values instilled at home are then reinforced. What a wonderful comfort knowing your child can be at a place with students with like Christian values.

If you would like to hear more about what we can offer, please feel free to call the office at 648-2918.

Great Authors Open House will be held Thursday, May 17. The doors will open at 5:30 to read some of the wonderful pieces of writing the children wrote throughout the year. The Jr. Choir portion will begin at 6:00 PM.  Come and read the works of our own “Great Authors.”

Band & Jr. Choir Concert will be held in conjunction with our Great Authors Open House on Thursday, May 17 beginning at 6:00 PM.

4K, 3K & Childcare Registration for fall continues. Our 4K morning session and our all day program are now full. We have limited openings for afternoon 4Kpm sessions offered 5-dy/wk (Mon-Friday). Both our 2-day 3Kam program (Mon- Tues) and our 3-day 3Kam (Wed-Fri) program have openings. School time Childcare is also available daily 6:30am-6pm. Invite relatives, friends & neighbors. Direct inquiries to the school office, 648-2918.

 This Year’s  Preschool End of Year Program is Wednesday, May 23 at 10:30 AM.  Mrs. Hackbarth & Mrs. Byers have a special program planned for family & friends. A light lunch will be served at the conclusion of the program.  Bring cameras to capture memories.

St. Paul Track Meets are Saturdays May 5 (Lakeside) & 12(Fort HS). Spend time in the sun this spring watching our children compete. Our coaches are readying for the fun.

The Last Day Of School is Friday, May 25. We close with our all school kickball tournament.  Parents will be needed to help in various capacities. No lunch will be served. (Dismissal at 12:00 with no LMSD or LLHS bus.)

Graduation at St. Paul School is Thursday, May 24 at 6:30pm.  Parents, students, & school friends are invited to worship.  A reception for graduates, families & friends follows the service.  May God bless our graduates with success; earthly success through college & career; heavenly success, in step with our Savior, Jesus.

UNDER CONSTRUCTION:  2018 Vacation Bible School at St. Paul Lutheran Church

Blueprints are being drafted and plans are underway for VBS at St. Paul: Build on the Rock!  Join us Monday, July 30-Friday, August 3rd for a week of Building and Creating: Building Crafts,  Games, Snacks, and Creating Music!  Most importantly, we will be building faith through connecting students going into 3k-6th grade to God’s Word.  Invite a neighbor, tell a friend!  For more information, check out the church website - http://stpaullakemills.org/vbs Stay tuned for more details including a Service Project, Volunteer Information, deadlines, and more!

St. Paul Ev. Lutheran Church Newsletter

May 2018

“Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” (1 Timothy 6:12)

 In the hallway outside our sanctuary stands a flip-through display filled with pictures. Most of them are in black and white, though the more recent are in color. Some of the earliest are missing, but overall it’s very complete. It’s a history in photos of the young men and young women who have been confirmed over the last 125 years here at St. Paul.

Yesterday (as I write this) I overheard some of our young people talking as they looked through those pictures. They were especially interested because their picture is about to be added to that collection. They commented on the picture where all the guys have matching bowties. They checked to see what the adults they know looked like when they were fourteen.

But the point of keeping those pictures is not so that we can look back at the fashion trends of the 1950s. It’s not a complete record of the membership here at St. Paul. Instead, it is an attempt to capture in photographs something that is spoken on the lips and hidden deep in the heart … a confession of faith. Every single one of the young men and women you see there was photographed just after they declared publically that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God who died for them. They vowed to remain faithful to him, even if the only alternative were death.

In the passage above, the Apostle Paul urges Timothy to hold onto his confession of faith, to fight the good fight of the faith and, in the end, to take hold of the eternal life that is God’s gift to us through his Son, Jesus Christ. Satan would like nothing more than to loosen our grip … to give up the fight … to ultimately lose Christ and eternal life. Confirmation photos can sometimes be a sad reminder of those who once believed but later turned their backs on their Savior.

So we at St. Paul press on. Fashion trends and hair styles come and go. Each generation grows older and is called home (and that includes you and me, too). But Jesus doesn’t change, and neither does our shared confession of faith in him. For 125 years Jesus Christ has been confessed by the members of St. Paul. That is continuing right now. We pray that God would use us—through our everyday ministry, through our current Connecting campaign and building project, through every means he puts at our disposal—so that his Word is proclaimed here, so that people confess their faith here, so that we take hold of eternal life there in heaven.

Serving Christ by serving you,

Pastor Timothy Nass

 PASTORS’ CORNER

It was wonderful to celebrate Easter with you this past month, and we’re looking forward to the confirmation of 22 young people in their Christian faith. As we wrap up another school year and get ready for the summer, may God be with you and your family and keep you growing in him. Along with you, we’re eagerly waiting to see how God will bless our Commitment Weekend!

 COMMITMENT WEEKEND

The weekend of Sunday, May 6th is our Congregation Commitment Weekend. God has generously blessed each of us in different ways. Come join us in our gospel ministry here at St. Paul and make a commitment to help us keep connecting to Christ, each other, and our community.

 ASCENSION SERVICE

Thursday, May 10 is Ascension Day.  We hold a special worship service at 6:30 p.m. with participation by the Praise Singers, Junior Choir and Handbells.

 LAKESIDE SUNDAY

On Sunday, May 20 the Lakeside Lutheran High School A cappella Choir will sing in our worship services. Sign-up to bring breakfast items in the lobby.

That weekend we’ll also be rejoicing in the coming of the Holy Spirit on Pentecost and celebrating the results of Commitment Weekend.

 SUMMER SCHEDULE

On Memorial Day weekend we begin the summer worship schedule.  The late service moves to 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, May 27.  The other services remain the same:  8 a.m. on Sunday, Saturdays and Mondays at 6:30 p.m.  This summer schedule continues through Labor Day weekend.

DIVINE CALL ACTION

Our 5th grade teacher, Mrs. Enger has returned a divine call to teach physical education at Luther High School in Onalaska, WI. We pray for God’s continued blessing on her service among us!

Our 6th grade teacher, Mr. Dais, received a divine call to Faith Lutheran School in Tacoma, Washington. The call is to teach 5-6th grade along with the extra duties of athletic director and technology. Feel free to give Mr. Dais any thoughts you might have as he deliberates where the Lord might have her serve next year. Above all, keep him and his family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.

CHURCH OFFICE HELP: DATA ENTRY 

Since last October we've been implementing a new church database. We're hoping that later this year we'll be able to open it to all our members so that you can see an online directory and other features. But first, there's a lot of work to do to get it ready. For more details talk to Terri Happel or Laurie Strache or to one of our pastors. Since the new database is cloud-based, you could probably do the work from your home computer. 

HELP PLAN OUR 125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION 

This year we're celebrating 125 years of God's grace to us as a congregation here at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lake Mills. Here are some of the things we have in mind for this fall: 

  • a weekend with a special worship service and cookout
  • an updated history of the last 125 years
  • possibly a mission trip to the Apache churches in Arizona since it's their 125th anniversary this year as well. 

If you'd like to help with the planning, talk to one of our pastors. 

 Did You Know? – Elders Board

Part of our ongoing communication series

  • St. Paul gained over 100 new communicants this past year.  Our communicant membership now stands at 1,253. This is an increase of 1.2% from the end of 2016. 
  • We have had just under 34% of our members at weekend services so far this year. This is an increase from the 33.3% in 2016.  Last year our weekly attendance did not fall below 30% for the first time in many years.
  • The Elders Board has been attempting to contact delinquent members who have not attended in the past 6 months.  This is to encourage them to attend, partake in Holy Communion, and participate in our other church activities more regularly.  Contacting members has become more difficult recently as they remove their land line phones and switch to cell phones without notifying the church.  If you ever change your phone number, email address or move, please let the church office know.
  • Prayer Partners has participated in several prayer requests over the past year.  Forms for the requests are available on a table in the entryway of church.  A prayer list is generated from the requests and sent to members who wish to pray for those on the list.  More members are encouraged to join this group as “the prayer of a righteous man is powerful and effective.” (James 5:16)

Did You Know? – Mission Society

Part of our ongoing communication series

  • The stated objective of Mission Society is to help the mission programs of the WELS and to assist St. Paul Church and School in any way our time, talents and treasures are needed.
  • Mission Society supports three WELS missionaries through the LWMS Befriend a Mission program. We are assigned new missionaries every two years.
  • Mission Society gave almost $2,000 to a variety of WELS missions and St. Paul programs last year.
  • Our programs for last year included: Christian Aid and Relief, St. Paul Power Hour, St. Paul Fine Arts Fair and Forensics presentations, Asia Lutheran Seminary, Lakeside's STEM Program, a WELS ministry overview and two Bible studies.
  • Mission Society serves an Advent and Lenten supper each year along with a variety of other meals or snacks throughout the year.
  • We meet the first Monday (or second if the first falls after a holiday) from August through June. All the ladies of St. Paul are welcome to attend any and every meeting!  We would love to have you join us.
  • Upcoming programs include:
    • April 9 - Institutional Ministries
    • May 7 - Wisconsin Lutheran Chapel
    • June 4 - Martin Luther College

Did You Know? – School Board

 Part of our ongoing communication series

  • The St. Paul Preschool has 53 spots filled already for the 2018-2019 school year. We currently have 55 preschool students enrolled this year.
  • Our school has 97 students in grades 3-8 involved in the two school choirs
  • St. Paul has 43 students in grades 5-8 involved in our school band program
  • We have 23 students involved in school piano lessons
  • Many of these same students will be involved in the Lakeside Fine Arts Fair on Saturday-Sunday, April 14-15 culminating in a concert at 1:30 p.m.

 Did You Know? – Technology Board

Part of our ongoing communication series

  • There are several ways technology is being used here at St Paul. They include:
    • Monthly displays of the WELS Connection
    • Displays of the verses for all communion hymns
    • Weekly recording of church services
    • Uploading of church services to YouTube
    • Creating the weekly sermon video and audio tracks for our website
    • Updating the HVAC system weekly to support the various meetings and events at St. Paul
  • While some of the items above may actually be the responsibility of other boards or committees, they highlight the various ways technology is being used here at St. Paul to help fulfill our mission.
  • Feel free to contact any of the Tech Board Members, or Pastors, if you would like to volunteer to be a part of any of the activities noted above.

 Did You Know? - Property Board

Part of our ongoing communication series

  • As a follow up to the previous Property Board communication, the large gym lights have been replaced with LED fixtures, and the countertops and faucets in the lower grade bathrooms have been replaced and look great!
  • Our lawn mowing crew uses two large riding mowers and one push mower to keep all of our extensive lawn areas looking great.  They are always excited to talk to additional members willing to volunteer!
  • Volunteers have the ability to sign up to maintain the various flower garden areas around the property.  Please watch for a sign-up sheet to be posted soon if you are interested.
  • Our utility bills have been averaging $5,700 a month (about $190 a day).  Unfortunately, that is 25% higher than our budget.

 MISSION SOCIETY

Mission Society will be meeting on May 7th.  Come for fellowship at 7 PM and enjoy the presentation at 7:30 PM.  Our speaker for the evening will be Pastor Jon Bilitz, the campus pastor at Wisconsin Lutheran Chapel in Madison.

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.

MEALS ON WHEELS

Thanks to our Meals on Wheels drivers:  Tara Topel, Judy & Roger Mundt, Marianne Hafenstein, Vi Topel, Vickie Walta, Pastor Rath, Linda Jentzsch, Rose Pfeifer.

 WORSHIP SERVICES AND SERMONS ONLINE

Every week we record the sermon and service to broadcast on TV and to share with our members who can’t be with us. We now have those videos on our own YouTube channel and on our website. If you weren’t able to join us, or if you’d like to watch the sermon again or share it with someone, check out the “media” menu on our website or on our new app.

 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!

Jim & Jennifer Sukow              May 9                  20 years
Eric & Michelle Wiberg             May 9                  20 years
Jason & Nicole Lenz                May 10                15 years   
Don & Kay Stein                       May 13                45 years
Dave & Chris Kohlhoff             May 14                35 years
Scott & Laurie Null                   May 14                35 years
Ron & Jane Hans                     May 25                50 years
Brian & Crystal Cramer            May 31                10 years
Don & Jen Schultz                   May 31                15 years
Jim & Terri Ziebell                    May 31                30 years

WITH THE LORD

Margie Thomson departed this life on March 27th at the age of 90. Her funeral was held on April 2nd. We pray that God will provide comfort to her loved ones through his Word.

Kris Roe departed this life on April 11th at the age of 64.  Her funeral was held on April 16th. Jesus is the Resurrection and the Life!

MEMORIAL GIFTS

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

In memory of KRIS ROE, $50
In memory of MARTIN STRAKELJAHN, $100
In memory of LYLE ZIMMERMAN, $100
In memory of MARGIE THOMSON, $105
In memory of MERLIN PFEIFER, $30

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 $ 26,420.

April 1              $ 43,585
April 8              $ 17,775
April 15            $ 20,422
April 22            $ 29,489

Also received during those weeks were gifts of $9,097 for the Building Fund (Bountiful Blessings), $527 for the Improvement Fund, $160 for Tuition Assistance, $125 for Undesignated Memorials, $2 for Scholarship Fund and $225 for Wisconsin Lutheran Child & Family Service.

ROCK RIVER AREA OWLS

The May meeting of our OWLS chapter will be held at 1:30 PM on the third Tuesday, May 15 at St Mark's Lutheran Church in Watertown.  Our guest speaker, Rev. Joel Gaertner, will update us on "The Jesus Cares Ministry." Rev. Gaertner is its Vice President of Ministry and National Director. The Jesus Cares Ministries helps our congregations reach out to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and communities. There will be refreshments. St. Mark's is served by Pastors Jensen (WW District President), Walther, Wells and Bachus, plus some part-time semi-retired pastors. Their Lutheran elementary school operates with a staff of 15. St Mark's Church has been in Watertown for 164 years since 1854 and is located near the downtown at 215 N. 6th Street. OWLS is an acronym for Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors and ELS, namely, those who are retired and/or 50 years and older. We gather for fun, fellowship, service and spiritual growth. Come and bring a friend!

TWICE IS NICE RETAIL STORE NEWS  April 2018

Shop:  Sales in May! All jeans will be $1.50/pr through Saturday, May 5. Orange-tag items will 50% off  May 14-19. Look for some Mothers Day gift ideas! 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. Come check out the new spring/summer inventory!

Volunteer: We continue to host regular work nights at Twice Is Nice on the 1st Tuesday and the 3rd Monday of the month (for May: the 1st and 21st). The evening hours will run 5-8:30 p.m. Volunteers can come as early as they are available that evening and stay as long as they’re able. No expertise required.

Donate!  "Stuff the Truck" at LL the Saturday of Fine Arts Fest was another success, even through the nasty weather – thanks to all who helped by donating or loading/unloading! Keep bringing those spring cleaning donations 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.

WIND SYMPHONY

Martin Luther College Wind Symphony, under the direction of Professor Miles Wurster, will present several concerts in the area on their tour between May 13 and May 18.  They will be at Lakeside Lutheran High School on Sunday, May 13 at 7:30 PM.  Other concert places and times are on a poster on the bulletin board in the lobby.

LUTHER PREP SPRING BAND CONCERT

Luther Preparatory School will present its spring band concert, entitled "Where in the World is the Luther Prep Band?” on May 6th 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, Ukulele Group and a flute ensemble playing songs from all over the world. Our guest host will be the well-traveled Rev. Paul Prange, WELS Administrator for Ministerial Education.  We also welcome former MLC band director Paul Wendland, who will be playing alto flute with the flute ensemble.  A freewill offering will be taken to help defray expenses of the band program.

CONCERTS AND GRADUATIONS

Martin Luther College

            Concert May 11, 4 & 7:30 PM
            Graduation May 12, 10 AM; call day 2 PM

Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary

            Call day May 24, 10 AM
            Concert May 25, 7 PM; graduation 10 AM

Luther Prep

            Concert May 17, 7 PM
            Graduation May 19, 10 AM

Lakeside Lutheran

            Concert May 20, 7 PM
            Graduation May 27, 2 PM

BLOOD DRIVES

A Red Cross Blood Drive will be held at the Lake Mills Municipal Building on Tuesday, May 29, 12 noon- 6 p.m.  Call 1-800-733-2767 (1-800-RED CROSS) to make an appointment.

The Blood Center of Wisconsin will hold a blood drive in the St. Paul gymnasium on Thursday, May 31, 2:30-6:30 p.m.

April 22nd - Announcements

 ALTAR FLOWERS have been placed to the glory of God by Rod & Elizabeth Null in celebration of their 30th wedding anniversary.  Congratulations.

VOTERS’ MEEETING has been rescheduled for Sunday, May 6 after the 10:30 service.

 CALL RECEIVED  This past Sunday, Mr. Dais received a divine call to Faith Lutheran School in Tacoma Washington. The call is to teach 5-6th grade along with the extra duties of athletic director and technology. There will be a special meeting after the early service next Sunday in the 7th grade classroom for members to give input.

 EXAMINATION of this year’s confirmation class will be held Wednesday, April 25 at 6:30 PM.

CONFIRMATION will be held next Sunday in the 10:30 service.

HELP PLAN OUR 125TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION  This year we're celebrating 125 years of God's grace to us as a congregation here at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Lake Mills. Here are some of the things we have in mind for this fall: 

  • a weekend with a special worship service and cookout
  • an updated history of the last 125 years
  • possibly a mission trip to the Apache churches in Arizona since it's their 125th anniversary this year as well. 

If you'd like to help with the planning, talk to one of our pastors. 

CHURCH OFFICE HELP: DATA ENTRY  Since last October we've been implementing a new church database. We're hoping that later this year we'll be able to open it to all our members so that you can see an online directory and other features. But first, there's a lot of work to do to get it ready. For more details talk to Terri Happel or Laurie Strache or to one of our pastors. Since the new database is cloud-based, you could probably do the work from your home computer. 

COUNTING CONTEST  The results of the church library Easter candy guessing contest are in!  Winners can see Mrs. Enger for their prizes.  Thanks to all who participated!  

  • Ages 0-10:  Will Stuebs - guess: 57 (Actual count: 57)
  • Ages 11-16: Christian Collins - guess: 142 (Actual count: 118)
  • Ages 17+ : Glen Proeber - guess: 239 (Actual count: 241)

 Did You Know? – Technology Board

Part of our ongoing communication series

  • There are several ways technology is being used here at St Paul. They include:
    • Monthly displays of the WELS Connection
    • Displays of the verses for all communion hymns
    • Weekly recording of church services
    • Uploading of church services to YouTube
    • Creating the weekly sermon video and audio tracks for our website
    • Updating the HVAC system weekly to support the various meetings and events at St. Paul
  • While some of the items above may actually be the responsibility of other boards or committees, they highlight the various ways technology is being used here at St. Paul to help fulfill our mission.
  • Feel free to contact any of the Tech Board Members, or Pastors, if you would like to volunteer to be a part of any of the activities noted above.

 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 will be 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.

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 from 9AM to noon. 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 providing pizza for lunch, 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. Please contact Paul Enger (paul.enger@yahoo.com, 608-509-5531) with any questions or to sign up.  Thank you!

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 • office@llhs.org

YOUTH GROUP SUPPORT

"Where is the basket for donations?" That was the question many asked on Easter Sunday when the teens helped serve the Easter breakfast. Well a new model for support is being presented. The goal forward for this important ministry is not only to connect our youth with the Word and each other, but to the members here at St. Paul. There are new opportunities to show your support, like sponsoring a child or levels of support (from prayers to participating in events, etc.) Please contact Erika Haar (920-544-2226) or Adrienne Stuebs (920-988-2225) if you want to learn more. If you would like to show your support today, there is a plexiglass donation box located near the information rack. This will be left out over the next months as we make plans for the Youth Rally in June. You can also use the "Special Offering" envelope in the back of your packet and designate it "Youth".

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.

April 15th - Announcements

 BAPTIZED in a private ceremony on Saturday was McKenzie Grace Schultz, daughter of Jake & Meghan Schultz.  May God keep her in his grace.

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. 

ROCK RIVER AREA OWLS      The April meeting of our OWLS chapter is scheduled for 1:30 PM on Tuesday, April 17, at St Paul Lutheran Church in Lake Mills. St. Paul ladies will provide refreshments. The topic is our synod's new "Lutheran Military Support Group." Our speaker, Erhard Opsahl, a retired LPS professor and a military veteran, helped organize the LMSG to provide our own military families and war veterans with spiritual services in each congregation. The Organization of WELS Seniors (OWLS) exists to provide meaningful activity for those who are retired and/or 50 years and older.

 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 will be 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.

HOUSING NEEDED  On Sunday, May 13 at 7:30, your 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.  That being said, the students will need housing for the night of May 13.  If you are willing to host, please contact Mr. Glen Pufahl at gpufahl@llhs.org with the following information:

Name:               Address:                       Contact info: Phone:                 E-Mail address:

Preferred gender of students to be hosted:
Number of students you are willing to host comfortably:
Pets (yes or no):           If yes to pets, what kind:

Any other information that might be important for us to know:

Thank you so much for considering helping in this way.  If you have any questions, you may contact Glen Pufahl at the above e-mail address as well.

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. Please contact Paul Enger (paul.enger@yahoo.com, 608-509-5531) with any questions or to sign up.  Thank you!

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 • office@llhs.org

YOUTH GROUP SUPPORT

"Where is the basket for donations?" That was the question many asked on Easter Sunday when the teens helped serve the Easter breakfast. Well a new model for support is being presented. The goal forward for this important ministry is not only to connect our youth with the Word and each other, but to the members here at St. Paul. There are new opportunities to show your support, like sponsoring a child or levels of support (from prayers to participating in events, etc.) Please contact Erika Haar (920-544-2226) or Adrienne Stuebs (920-988-2225) if you want to learn more. If you would like to show your support today, there is a plexiglass donation box located near the information rack. This will be left out over the next months as we make plans for the Youth Rally in June. You can also use the "Special Offering" envelope in the back of your packet and designate it "Youth". 

DID YOU KNOW? – SCHOOL BOARD
Part of our ongoing communication series

  • The St. Paul Preschool has 53 spots filled already for the 2018-2019 school year. We currently have 55 preschool students enrolled this year.
  • Our school has 97 students in grades 3-8 involved in the two school choirs
  • St. Paul has 43 students in grades 5-8 involved in our school band program
  • We have 23 students involved in school piano lessons
  • Many of these same students will be involved in the Lakeside Fine Arts Fair on Saturday-Sunday, April 14-15 culminating in a concert at 1:30 p.m.

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. 

WELS CONNECTION will be shown after every service.

SINGING NEXT WEEK   8:00 – 4K; 10:30 – 3K