November 11 - Announcements

THANKSGIVING WORSHIP  We praise God for his blessings both physical and spiritual with special services in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and at 9 a.m. on Thursday, November 22.  Come, sing to the Lord!

NEEDY FUND  A door offering will be received at our Thanksgiving services. This fund provides limited assistance to individuals in need throughout the year.

TRUST FUND PROJECTS  Annually St. Paul Trust Fund makes distributions for special projects. The time to make requests for these funds is now through Thanksgiving. Contact Mrs. Happel in the office for forms.  If the project relates to the work of one of our boards, please contact its chairman to ensure the request is appropriate.

LET’S REACH ONE MILLION SOULS THIS CHRISTMAS

Sound impossible, not when we do it together. This Christmas season, walking together as a synod, we are going to share the Good News about God in the flesh, coming to bring light into our dark world, to one million souls.  C18 is multi-faceted program to assist WELS congregations in their Christmastime effort to boldly proclaim Christ. An interesting fact is that Christmas Eve has surpassed Easter as the service that unchurched and dechurched people are most likely to attend.

 Watch the service folders and December newsletter for ideas and information of how you can help get the Christmas message out to one million souls. Start thinking of who you already know that may need an invite to one of our services…and pray about it.

 WORSHIP PROJECTION SURVEY  On Sunday 10/28 we completed our trial period of using projection with our Sunday services. As we decide what to do heading forward, we'd like your feedback. The Thursday email post included a link to an online survey. If you're unable to access the survey online, paper copies are available in the St. Paul gathering area. Please return your survey by November 12.

 APACHE MISSION TRIP PRESENTATION  Three members of St. Paul traveled to Arizona from October 24-29 to assist Native American Missions with the celebration of the 125th anniversary of our work in Apacheland. A presentation about their experience will be held during our Bible study hour on Sunday, November 11th.

NEW BIBLE CLASSES BEGIN NEXT SUNDAY  Three new adult Bible classes begin during our Sunday Bible hour on November 18th. Come grow in God's Word with us!

 Grace Abounds, Part 1 - taught by Pastor McKenney

Sometimes people think that the study of “doctrine” is boring and dry.  But in his book entitled Grace Abounds, The Splendor of Christian Doctrine,  Professor Emeritus Daniel Deutschlander helps us review God’s saving grace as it shines through truths, the doctrines of holy Scripture. This a great opportunity to learn again God’s answers to those nagging questions we have about  him, the world, and eternal life!  

 Christian Parenting - taught by Steve & Kim Gartner

Today, parenting books line the shelves of libraries and book store. We will discuss the rewarding calling of parenting using the first parenting manual--the Bible. Join us as we study the truths found in scripture as it pertains to parenting.  

The Giving Story - taught by Jeff Davis
Many of us learn best by watching someone else.  That is true about Christian giving as well. The Giving Story class will discuss stories and reflect on how God’s grace impacted others. As you ‘watch’ others respond to that grace, encouragement will come. Others do serve as role models for us who want to grow in the grace of giving.

 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. Advent by Candlelight is an evening set apart for women to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas.  All ladies 6th grade and older are welcome.  Sign up for attending and/or hosting is in the lobby.  More information about hosting will be available on the sign up board.  You can even co-host with a friend!  For more information or any questions, text Becca Lauber  at 648-2676 or email at beccaznlaubs@msn.com

 LUTHER PREPARATORY SCHOOL will present its fall band concert, entitled "Give Our Regards to Broadway!," on Nov. 18th at 7 p.m. in the LPS Auditorium. It will feature the LPS Symphonic Band, Jazz Band, Guitar Ensemble, Brass Choir, String Ensemble, Senior Bells, and the Ukulele Group performing well-known songs from Broadway musicals. A freewill offering will be taken to help defray expenses of the band program.