November 25 - Announcements

MID WEEK ADVENT SERVICES – The Prophet Haggai  Advent means “Coming.” Jesus came at Christmas and is coming again, so we need to wait and watch and be ready. That waiting and watching connects us with God’s Old Testament people, who looked forward eagerly to the coming of the Messiah. So, at our Wednesday Advent services this year, we’re going to read the prophet Haggai from beginning to end.  We prepare our hearts to celebrate the Savior’s birth with midweek Advent services on three Wednesdays of Advent: December 5, 12 and 19. Service times are 3:30 and 6:30 p.m.  A light supper will be served at 4:30. 

SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING will be held Sunday, December 2 after the second service.  The purpose of the meeting is to consider a proposal by the church council to revise our current budget, and to approve the rates proposed by the Bank of Lake Mills for our building project.

 CHURCH DECORATING All are welcome to come and help Altar Guild with decorating the church for Christmas on Saturday, December 1 at 9 AM. 

INSTRUMENTALISTS NEEDED FOR CHRISTMAS DAY SERVICE   Do you play the clarinet, flute, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, tuba, percussion, violin, guitar or any other instrument? We are planning to have an ensemble accompany the hymns and play special music for the Christmas Day service on Tuesday, December 25, at 9:00am.  If you are interested, please sign up by Thanksgiving Day in the church lobby or contact Lois McKenney (text 920-988-0177 or email Practice times will be determined after the sign-up.

 ADVENT by CANDLELIGHT Make plans to attend this year's Advent by Candlelight event...An Evening with Isaiah.  It will be held on Sunday, December 2nd.  All ladies 6th grade and older are welcome.  Sign up for attending and/or hosting is in the lobby.   For more information or any questions, text Becca Lauber  at 648-2676 or email at

 FESTIVAL CHOIR St. Paul Festival Choir will again be joining their voices with the Praise Singers to sing for the Christmas Eve 3:00 and 5:00 services as well as the 9:00 am Christmas Day service.   Practices are on Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00, Nov. 27, Dec. 4, Dec. 11, and Dec. 18.  All members of St. Paul are welcome to join this choir.  Even if you can only sing for one or two of the services, we still need you. Please let Mrs. McKenney know if you’d like to sing with the choir but can’t get to all of the practices. (text 920-988-0177 or email

 FUNERAL PLANNING FORMS Some of our members have asked if there’s a way they could share their favorite hymns and Bible passages that they would like to be included in their funeral when God calls them to heaven. Your obituary and funeral are a wonderful opportunity to confess your faith in Jesus Christ as your Savior, and to point your loved ones to the comfort we have in him. Your pastors here at St. Paul would be happy to work with you on this, and to keep a copy of your plans on file. Funeral planning forms are available on a table in the gathering area. 

 WISCONSIN LUTHERAN SEMINARY will present its annual Christmas Concert on Sunday, December 9, at 3:00 and 7:00 p.m. in the campus auditorium.

ST. JOHN LUTHERAN CHURCH in Jefferson will present its choir concert on Sunday, December 9 at 3:30 PM.