January 27 - Announcements


ALTAR FLOWERS have been placed to the glory of God by the children of Bob Strakeljahn, who will be celebrating his 95th birthday on January 28.  Congratulations!

 FUNERAL SERVICE for Eunice Riddle was held Saturday.  May God comfort her family.

 BUILDING PROJECT VOTE   Our building committee and a number of subcommittees have been working on the details of our new sanctuary. Renderings (both exterior and interior) and the current floor plan are posted in the gathering area.  Today at 11:45 am voters will meet to discuss and decide whether we move forward. If the vote is yes, groundbreaking would be tentatively scheduled for April 1st.

 ANNUAL VOTERS’ MEETING FEBRUARY 3RD  Our annual Voters’ Meeting will be held on Sunday, February 3rd at 11:45 am. Come hear updates, ask questions, share ideas, and give your comments as we discuss our ministry together. This annual meeting is especially important because we will be setting the course for our ministry in 2019. The main things that will be brought to our voters for decisions are:

  • Elections for council and board positions

  • With Mrs. Mateske's coming retirement, both the St. John Newville and St. Paul Lake Mills church councils are recommending that the current call-sharing agreement between the two congregations be ended. That would mean that St. Paul, rather than St. John, would call for the next 3rd grade teacher.

  • We will have a large kindergarten class enrolling in the fall. Our church council will bring a proposal from the school board about how to staff our kindergarten for the 2019-2020 school year.

  • Annual trust fund distributions

 REVIEW OF BASIC DOCTRINE CLASS   We are starting another  “basic doctrine” Bible class.  It will be offered twice a week starting Thursday, February 7th from 6:30 pm till 8:30 pm, and on Sunday, February 10th from 9:15 am -10:15 am. The class is intended for those want to learn what we teach and believe on the basis of God’s Word and for members who want to review the truths of salvation that they learned long ago.  You can sign up in the lobby or call the church office at 920-648-2235.  If you have any questions, please speak with Pastor McKenney.

CALL RECEIVED  Our 6th grade teacher, Andy Dais, has received a call to teach grades 5&6 and serve as athletic director at St. Paul Lutheran School in Howards Grove, WI.  Please remember Mr. Dais and his family in your prayers as he deliberates the two calls he now holds.

 CALL RECEIVED  Our 5th grade teacher, Alana Enger, has received a call to teach middle grades math at Divine Savior Lutheran School in Doral, FL. Please keep the Engers in your prayers as she deliberates the two calls she now holds.

MISSION SOCIETY meets on Monday, Feb 4th at 7:00 pm for fellowship and refreshments.  At 7:30 Ruth Hirschfeld and LLHS students will give a presentation about the Special Friends program.  All St Paul members are invited.  

 ANNIVERSARY Please join Pilgrim Lutheran Church and School in Mesa, AZ as they celebrate with Jim Wade marking 40 years of teaching in the ministry!  A celebration service will be on February 3rdat 8:00 a.m. with a brunch reception to follow.  Throughout his years of ministry Jim has faithfully served throughout the United States touching souls through his gentle, upbeat, positive approach and gift of music.  If you would like to send your encouraging words, please feel free to email the secretary, Pat Coats, at office@pilgrimmesa.com or mail a card to 3257 E. University Dr., Mesa, AZ 85213.