June 24th - Announcements

BAPTISM Parker Joseph Schmidt, the son of Andrew and Emily Schmidt, will be baptized in the 8:00 am service on Sunday.  We rejoice in his spiritual rebirth in baptism and we pray that God keep him in his baptismal grace all the days of his life.

OPEN FORUMS The Building Committee has some information to share with the congregation and desires to receive more input and reaction from the members.  Two Open Forums have been set for 9:15am on Sunday July 8th and at 7:30pm on Monday July 9th.

SPECIAL VOTERS’ MEETING The Church Council has set a tentative date for a Special Voters’ Meeting for Sunday July 15th at 11:00am.  The purpose will be to act on proposals regarding the building program in response to the open forums.

QUARTERLY VOTERS’ MEETING will be held today 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!

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), a School Aged After School Care position (3-6 pm) and an Assistant Preschool Teacher (7:30am-3:00pm)   For more information contact Allie Byers or Steve Gartner, 920-648-2918.

ASSISTANT COOK NEEDED  St. Paul school lunch program is looking to hire a an Assistant Cook beginning in the 2018-19 school year.  This position 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.

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? – Outreach Board
Part of our ongoing communication series

  • As Rev. Paul Kelm described during his July 25th, 2000 address to the WELS Home Missions Conference, Christians tend to use the terms “Outreach” and “Evangelism” interchangeably.  However, they are two distinct activities of the church.  “Outreach” is the effort to connect with people based on a secular need or interest.  “Evangelism” is presenting the gospel to people.  Outreach must eventually lead to Evangelism.  If we perform one but not the other, we risk limiting or abandoning the mission of the Church.     
  • Several of our members attended the WELS Commission on Evangelism School of Outreach over two Saturday sessions.  There were many great ways given to improve each of our personal outreach efforts, included below are just a few suggestions to help make connections with people already in our lives:  
    • Listen to people and what they need.  Many times people are searching for security or healing.  
    • Show your heart and how much you care for their secular and spiritual well being
    • Connect them with St. Paul through our many programs and events.  You don’t have to start with inviting them to worship.  
    • Introduce them to other Christians in which they may have much in common. 
    • Be open about how much you enjoy and appreciate being a part of our family at St. Paul.  “Nothing advertises like a satisfied customer.”
    • Be persistently patient and don’t forget to pray for them!