August 26th - Announcements

WELCOME NEW MEMBERS Joel & Betsy Hirschfeld will be received into membership in the 8 am service by profession of faith.  Kristin Hein, Brian and Mallory Dunneisen, Brad and Tanya Murray, and Ryan and Kayla Seidl will be received into membership in the 10 am service by adult confirmation.  We welcome these new members and we pray that their membership be a mutual blessing.

CONFIRMATION MEETING There will be a confirmation meeting at 9:15 am this Sunday for all 7th and 8th grade LES confirmation students and their parents and all 5-8th grade Wednesday confirmation students and their parents. The meeting will be in the church.

MENTORS NEEDED   We are still in need of members to serve as mentors for this year’s confirmation class.  If you would be interested or would like more information, please sign up in the lobby or speak with one of the pastors.

NEW MEMBER WELCOME TEAM We are looking for more members to help deliver the “Welcome Bags” to new members. If you are interested in helping or would like more information, please sign up in the lobby or speak with one of the pastors.

BAPTIZED in a private ceremony this weekend are Sebastian Isaiah Carity Hein, Oliver Seth Carity Hein, and Simon Daniel Carity Hein, children of Daniel & Kristin Hein.  May God keep them each day of their lives as his dear children.

BIBLE INFORMATION CLASS:  Another Bible Information Class begins this fall.  The purpose of this class is to review the basic teachings of the Bible. It’s intended to help those who are looking for a home church to learn what the Bible teaches.  Members who are interested in going through a refresher class are also invited to join.  The day and time will be determined based on the schedule of those who sign up.  If you are interested, please sign up in the lobby.

"CONNECTING THE DOTS"   "Connecting" is the key word in our congregation's mission statement. Your Stewardship team is using that word for its theme "Connecting the Dots." When you do a "connect-the-dots" puzzle, you begin to see clearly a picture taking shape as a line is drawn from dot-to-dot. We hope that same thing can be accomplished in our ministry here at St Paul. Through video segments, quarterly mailings and newsletter content, we plan to "connect-the-dots" from your personal support of the ministry and you actually seeing the work of Jesus' kingdom being accomplished. Today will be our first effort of a video segment that puts you right in the middle of our Vacation Bible School offered earlier this month. May God bless the ministry of St Paul, as together we connect to Christ, to each other and to our community. 

THE CHURCH LIBRARY is hosting a book giveaway this weekend.  Please take a look at the tables in the lobby and give a good book a new home!

CITY PARK CLEAN UP - AWARD RECEIVED This past Saturday (8/18) St. Paul received the 2018 Rock Lake Stewardship Award from the Rock Lake Improvement Association.  Each year an individual or group that has significantly contributed to improving the condition of Rock Lake is selected to receive the award.  Thanks to our efforts at the City Park Clean Up in April, St. Paul has been selected for 2018.  It has certainly been cold and back-breaking work the last several years but our attendance and efforts have not gone unnoticed.  This event continues to be a great way to connect with our community by building relationships outside our congregation and serving the greater Lake Mills area.  Thank you very much to all of you that participated!  

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY For the 2018-19 school year we are looking to hire a school-aged after school care position (3-6 pm).  For more information contact Allie Byers or Steve Gartner, 920-648-2918.

STEWARDSHIP VIDEO will be shown after every service.