June 17th - Announcements

ALTAR FLOWERS have been placed to the glory of God in celebration of the 30th wedding anniversary of Dan & Dawn Neuberger and wedding anniversary of Pat & Carol Zimmer.  Congratulations.

QUARTERLY VOTERS’ MEETING will be held next Sunday after the late service.  Besides the regular reports, a new budget for the 2018-2019 year will be proposed.  Come hear updates and give us your feedback as we plan our ministry together!

TOWN & COUNTRY DAYS PARADE = We Need Your Help to Make a Positive Impression     St. Paul will once again take part in the Lake Mills Town & Country Days Parade on Saturday, June 23rd.  We need volunteers from the congregation to walk with our float during the parade (from approximately 9 AM - Noon) to greet the parade goers, hand out flyers and candy, and encourage attendance at our upcoming 2018 Build on the Rock Vacation Bible School.  Please consider participating to help us further connect with our community in order to leave a positive impression of our church, school, and VBS.  If you are walking, please wear a St. Paul T-shirt. Please contact Paul Enger (paul.enger@yahoo.com, 608-509-5531) with any questions and to sign up. Thank you!

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 

The VBS Committee is looking for teens (7th grade and older) and adults to help with games, crafts, skits, and Bible stories. Even if you can spare only an hour, we can use your help.  Please consider using your talents to serve the Lord and others.  Please be sure to sign up by July 15th to assure efficient planning!

Sign up forms for registration and volunteering can be found in the lobby, or you can sign up online at stpaullakemills.org/vbs.  If you have any questions contact Tara Topel at 920-605-0112 or tara.topel@gmail.com.

Did You Know? – Future Planning Committee (Part 2)
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 Structure and Function Working group was tasked to look at more of the administrative and operational functions of the congregation. They evaluated what we do, how we do it, and with whom we do it.

·         The Structure and Function Working group developed recommendations for personnel and staffing needs in the short term, and for the future depending on what expansion decisions are made by the congregation.

·         The Structure and Function Working group made recommendations regarding the hiring authority and supervisory responsibility for all non-called staff positions.

·         The Structure and Function Working group, at the request of the Church Officers, developed a recommendation for the creation of a Ministry Operations Manager position.

·         The Structure and Function Working group, after discussions with the Church Officers, made recommendations revising and streamlining the current administrative organization.

All of these recommendations have been given to the Church Council for their consideration. When the Council is ready, these recommendations will be brought to the voters for review, discussion and approval. 

 MALLARDS OUTING  We have scheduled a fellowship outing to the baseball game between the Madison Mallards and Kenosha Kingfish on Tuesday, July 10.  Game time is 7:05 p.m.  We have the tailgate tickets reserved, which include a meal before the game.  Cost is $20.  Sign up and pay in the office by June 18.