February 25th Announcements

RECEIVED INTO MEMBERSHIP last weekend by profession of faith were Lydia Schneider and Alyssa Thompson.  May God grant that their membership be a mutual blessing.  Please welcome them into our family of believers.

BAPTIZED in private ceremonies last week were Aurora Moon, daughter of Jongmin and Nicki (Gerstner) Moon and Zachary Indra, son of Kyle and Nitsuh Indra.  May God keep them in their baptismal grace.

LEADERSHIP COMMITMENT SUNDAY This weekend is a special time at St. Paul as all the called and elected leaders of our congregation will be making their commitments to the building program.  As King David asked the leaders of the Israelites to bring their gifts first for the building of the Temple, we have asked our leaders to do the same!  We pray that God will bless their efforts in this act of leadership as we think about the first Sunday in May which will be the commitment for the entire congregation. We pray that God will bless this our work together as we strive to reach a goal of $5 million dollars over the next three years.

PICTURE PICK-UP If you had your picture taken for our new directory, your complimentary picture has arrived and may be picked up from the table in the lobby.

FESTIVAL CHOIR   Now that we are in the season of Lent, it is time to prepare music for our celebration on Easter Sunday, April 1. The Festival Choir will join with the Praise Singers as we did at Christmas. Practice for Festival Choir will be combined with Praise Singers practices on the following Tuesday evenings:  Feb 27, Mar 6, Mar 13, all from 7:00-8:00 and Mar 27 from 6:30-7:45. If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. McKenney at 920-988-0177 or loismckenney@gmail.com.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION for the 2018-2019 school year has begun! If you wish to enroll your child in our preschool program, please pick up a registration form in the office or register online at www.stpaullakemills.org/registration.  Please feel free to share this information with your extended family and neighbors. If you would like additional information about our Christian preschool program please contact Early Childhood Director Allie Byers or Principal Steven Gartner at 648-2918. 

ALTAR FLOWERS If you are interested in purchasing altar flowers for a specific Sunday, please check out the information and order form near the flower box on the table in the lobby. Flower arrangements can be purchased from Wine & Roses in Jefferson for $30.00 per vase. If you would like Wine & Roses to deliver your arrangement(s) to church for a $5 delivery fee, please indicate that on the order form.  Attach your check made out to Wine & Roses and deposit in the flower box in the lobby.

 MISSION SOCIETY meets Monday March 5th.  Come for fellowship at 7 PM.  Presentation and meeting follow at 7:30 PM.  Our speaker for the night will be Pastor Henselin, the executive director of WELS institutional ministries.  Come and find out how our synod is ministering to others through institutional ministries.

EVERY MEMBER VISITS CONTINUING Our pastors are planning to schedule more every member visits in March, April, and May. If you haven't already, contact Kyra Lostetter or one of our pastors to set up a time. If you filled out a registration form but haven't been contacted yet, give us a call to double-check that we have it. 

LUTHER PREP will present Beauty and the Beast March 9,10 & 11 at 7 PM in their auditorium and will hold its Spring Concert on Sunday, March 11 at 2 PM in their gym.

MIDWEEK LENT SERIES This week’s theme will be Jesus Our Compassionate High Priest.  A light supper will be served between services.

ADD A BRICK TO OUR BULLETIN BOARD We’re creating a bulletin board in the St. Paul gathering area on which we’re all adding bricks to build a church. There are two questions on the bricks: “How has God shaped your life through the ministry of St. Paul?” and “How can God use you to extend our gospel ministry to the future?” If you haven’t written on a brick, we’d love to have you fill one out and add it on the wall.

LENT WEEKEND WORSHIP SERIES This Lent we want to highlight God’s generosity to us (he gave himself, his Son!). That’s the message that melts our hearts into generosity shown back toward him and toward everyone around us. Here’s what you can expect:

Did You Know? – Stewardship Board
Part of our ongoing communication series

  • The Stewardship Board’s ongoing purpose is to educate and encourage the members of St. Paul as they daily practice stewardship of their time, talent and treasure in thanks to Jesus.
  • Our board members are currently involved with the capital campaign as St. Paul members consider how they can give beyond their first fruits.
  • If you are taking Required Minimum Distributions (RMDs) from your IRA, you may consider using some or all of that money in support of St. Paul and avoid income tax on those dollars. Ask a Stewardship Board member if you have questions.

 LAST CALL FOR DIRECTORY INFO   We are almost ready to submit the contact information for our 2018 photo directory. A draft copy for review will be in the church office until Monday, March 5th. If you haven't checked your information for accuracy, you could still make a correction. The draft will also show which pieces of information will be printed. The default is to publish members' name, address, and home phone, as well as cell phone and email for adults unless you let us know that you would prefer that one or more of those would be unlisted. 

 OFFERING STATEMENTS for 2017 are ready for pick-up.