June 10th - Announcements

SUMMER FAMILY BIBLE HOUR  On Sundays from 9:15-9:45 am throughout the summer, we're excited to have Family Bible Hour. People of all ages - from families with little children to senior citizens - are invited to meet together in the half classroom. Our Family Bible Hours this summer will focus on "Christ in the Family". Each week, we'll pick up a different topic about growing families rooted in Jesus Christ. The course we’re using is written to be multi-generational, with kids, teens, parents, and grandparents all talking through family issues together.

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.

COOKS NEEDED  St. Paul school lunch program is looking to hire a head cook and an assistant cook beginning in the 2018-19 school year.  These positions would work from 8 AM to approximately 1:30 PM – the perfect job for that mom whose youngest is now in school all day.  For more information contact Steve Gartner, 920-648-2918.

NORTHWESTERN PUBLISHING HOUSE  Northwestern Publishing House serves our synod by printing Christ-centered materials written by WELS pastors. NPH plans to close their brick-and-mortar store this year to focus on delivering materials in the mail that have been purchased on line or over the phone. Visit NPH Christian Books & Gifts Store on Friday, June 22, 1pm-4pm, and Saturday, June 23, 9am-1pm, for their Customer Appreciation Event. To thank you for your support of the retail store, guests will receive additional discounts on clearance items and enter a drawing for a $100 gift card. Refreshments will also be served. Learn more at www.nph.net.

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!

Did You Know? – Future Planning Committee (Part 1)
Part of our ongoing communication series

The Future Planning Committee (FPC) has developed a new Purpose, Values, Vision and Mission Statement for St. Paul which was adopted by the Congregation.  Further, the FPC developed 10 year Targets, 3 year Pictures and 1 year Plans.  The final items to be developed were recommendations to the Church Council in two areas; Ministry and Structure/Function.

The Ministry Working Group created three sub-committees to develop recommendations in the areas of Worship, Outreach and Nurture (Parish Education and Fellowship).

  • The Worship sub-committee presented 5 recommendations ranging from usher duties, greeter operations, use of projector and screens and several other items.
  • The Outreach sub-committee presented 3 recommendations which highlighted contacting new residents, creating a staffed visitor site, and more use of advertising for the church and school.
  • The Nurture sub-committee developed 6 recommendations which included conducting a survey on parish education classes, creating a volunteer directory, examining offering childcare for educational and fellowship activities, and 3 more items.

These recommendations have been forwarded by the Church Council to the current Worship, Outreach and Parish Education Boards for review and possible implementation.