September 30 - Announcements

ALTAR FLOWERS have been placed to the glory of God from the children of Terry & Carol Loroff for their 30th wedding anniversary and the children of Bob & Evie Strakeljahn to commemorate their 74th anniversary.  God has blessed them with a long and happy marriage.  Congratulations.

 MISSION SOCIETY will meet on October 1st.  Come for fellowship at 7 PM and then at 7:30, we will learn about Alpha Life Center in Watertown.  Our speaker will be Pastor Reuben Schmitz, chairman of the Alpha Center board.  That night we will also have a shower for the center.  Look for the list of needed items on the LWMS bulletin board in the lobby.  During the business meeting we will continue to plan for the upcoming LWMS rally hosted by our congregation.

MISSION BOX There will be a door offering after services for Lutheran Women’s Missionary Society mission box offerings.  Monies collected will go towards Philippine Mission Work and Equipment for new home missions.

 BUILDING PROJECT DISPLAY Check out the updated building project display in the St. Paul gathering area this weekend. You can see an updated set of renderings of the current design for our new sanctuary, pick up a copy of the new printed update, and have your questions answered by members of our building committee. 

  OUR ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION CONTINUES IN OCTOBER On October 14th we will host a reunion Sunday along with a guest pastor who will preach and present about mission work. From October 24-29 a group of St. Paul members will travel to Arizona to assist with the 125th anniversary celebration of WELS World Missions as begun with Native American Missions among the Apache.

 SAVE THE DATE: REFORMATION The area Reformation worship service will be held at Luther Preparatory School in Watertown on Sunday, October 28th at 4:00pm. 

SAVE THE DATE: LUTHERAN WOMEN'S MISSIONARY SOCIETY On Saturday, October 20th we are hosting the fall rally for the Lutheran Women's Missionary Society (LWMS). Come hear Rebecca Wendland (author of Bloom Where God Plants You) tell about her life in Africa.

LAKE MILLS FALL FESTIVAL = HELP US CONNECT TO OUR COMMUNITY IN A UNIQUE WAY!  St. Paul will be connecting with the community of Lake Mills by taking part in the Fall Festival this year, held on Sunday, October 7th. We will be filling an unmet need by providing activities for the children and families that attend the event.  Through bouncy houses, crafts, and give away items we hope to connect socially with Lake Mills residents and further introduce them to the St. Paul preschool program and elementary school.  The Chamber of Commerce is organizing the event and is very appreciative of the difference we will bring to the festival.  We need at least (8) volunteers to help with various tasks over the course of two “shifts” that day, approximately 9AM – Noon and Noon – 3 PM.  Please consider joining us and using this opportunity to help show St. Paul’s commitment to the community and its events, and also highlight our school.  Contact Paul Enger (paul.enger@yahoo.com, 608-509-5531) with any questions or to sign up.  When you sign up, please specify which shift you prefer.  Thank you!

 OBITUARY EMAILS At St. Paul we want to support each other through times of joy and sorrow. Some of our members have asked if there's a way to let everyone know more quickly when someone in our church family has been called to glory in heaven. So, in the future, we plan to send out a copy of the obituary as an email. If you're not on our email distribution list and would like to be, please contact the church office. 

 BUILDING PROJECT SUBCOMMITTEES The Building Committee has met with our architect four times in the last seven weeks and is preparing to bring the congregation an updated site plan based on feedback we've received over the past year. The next phase will be to start working on the details. We'll form a number of subcommittees and will need help from many of our members. A yellow sign-up form has more information about specific subcommittees. If you'd like to help, please fill one out! 

 LUTHER PREP PRESENTS Romeo and Juliet, Together (and alive!) at Last on Saturday, October 20 at 7 PM and Sunday, October 21 at 2:30 PM in the auditorium.  General admission seats are $6-no RSVP.  Saturday also has a dining option at 5:30.  Must RSVP by October 5 online:  lps.wels.net/page/performing-arts/fall-play or call Sue at 920-262-8104.

USHERS NEEDED:  The new usher schedule will be coming out soon.  We are in need of more ushers, especially father/son(s) usher teams.  If you are willing to help serve your Lord and fellow members in this way, please let one of the pastors know or send an email to lstrache@stpaullakemills.org

 SINGING NEXT WEEK 10:30 – Grade 6

 WELS CONNECTION will be shown after every service.

 OFFERING STATEMENTS can be picked up on the table by the library.