April 7 - Announcements

ANNOUNCEMENTS

 ALTAR FLOWERS have been placed to the glory of God by Rick & Cindy Schroeder in celebration of their 45th wedding anniversary.  Congratulations.

 FUNERAL SERVICE for Kenneth Schroeder was held last Saturday.  FUNERAL SERVICE for Sandi Corlett will be held Monday, April 8 at Lakeside.  Visitation will be Sunday at St. Paul Church from 4-6 PM and on Monday at Lakeside from noon-2 PM.  May God comfort their families.

 LENTEN SERVICES conclude this Wednesday at 3:30 & 6:30 PM.  As no one has come forward, there will be no supper between services this week.

 HELP NEEDED FOR EASTER  We are looking for someone to help coordinate the Easter Breakfast on April 21st. Everything that will be needed for the brunch will be ordered and volunteers are already being chosen. What we need is someone to coordinate the morning and assembly of the meal. Pastor Tomhave did it last year, but will be preaching this year for the festival services. Please contact Pastor Tomhave or call the office if you can help serve in this way.

 A CALL MEETING will be held after the late service this morning to call a 5th grade teacher as Miss Deanna Rahn has returned our call to be our 5th grade teacher next year.

 A NEW DEVOTION CALENDAR is now complete.  It was emailed in the Thursday post and also available in paper form on the table outside the library.  If you don’t get email and would like a copy call the office, 920-648-2235, and it will be mailed to you.

 LWMS CAPITOL CIRCUIT SPRING RALLY will be held on April 13 at St. John Lutheran Church in Waterloo.  Registration begins at 8:30 AM.  Professor E. Allen Sorum, PSI director, will speak about the work being done by the PSI (Pastoral Studies Institute). Professor Sorum will discuss their mission of helping men from different countries who want to become WELS pastors. Invite your friends and family!

 HOLY WEEK & EASTER SERVICES
Maundy Thursday:  Thursday, April 18 at 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. with Holy Communion
Good Friday:  Friday, April 19 at 10:00 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.
Easter Vigil:  Saturday, April 20 at 7:30 p.m.
Easter Sunrise Service:  Sunday, April 21 at 6:30 a.m.
Easter Festival Services:  Sunday, April 21 at 9:00 and 10:30 a.m.
There is no service on Monday, April 22 and no Sunday School on April 21.

RETIREMENT OF PASTOR KARL GURGEL
Pastor Karl Gurgel served as one of our pastors here at St. Paul from April 1978 to August of 1993. St. Matthew’s Winona, MN will be observing his retirement on June 23rd, 2019. A brunch fellowship time with short program will follow the 9:00 AM service. RSVP by June 2nd to the following email: robbiedbrown@hotmail.com or call (507) 454-3083.

Correspondence and or Cards may be sent to the following address:

C/O Pastor Karl Gurgel Retirement
766 W Wabasha St.
Winona, MN 55987

WISCONSIN LUTHERAN SEMINARY in Mequon, WI is hosting its Seminary Scurry again this year on Saturday, May 4th. The events happening include a Kid's Dash, 5k run/walk, and a free meal after for everyone. All participants 18 years and younger can run either race for free. The cost for those older than 18 years is $20. All race participants will receive some seminary swag and this year's Seminary Scurry t-shirt. For more information, visit: https://www.wls.wels.net/seminary-scurry-2019/

 WELS MARRIAGE ENRICHMENT & GETAWAY WEEKEND  How is your marriage? Would you like it to be healthier? God designed marriage and only he can improve the health of your marriage. Join us for a two-day marriage enrichment event September 20-21, 2019. The cost is $185 per couple and includes a traditional Spanish family-style dinner Friday evening & lunch catered by Olde Madrid of Racine, continental breakfast Saturday morning, and all enrichment sessions.  Spend two days learning how to know each other better, appreciate each other more, gain trust, manage conflict, nurture intimacy and connect with each other intentionally – all in the light of God’s grace. The result? A healthier marriage. Space is limited, so register early. See the poster or brochure in our gathering area or visit www.wels.net/marriage-enrichment for more information and to register.

A DOOR OFFERING will be received April 14 & 21 for Camp Phillip, the WELS camp near Wautoma.  By our congregation’s membership in the camp association and financial support through this offering our members receive discounts on camp fees.  The seventh grade class holds a retreat in October at Camp Phillip.

LAWN MOWING  (Spring really is coming!) We are in need of volunteers to mow the church lawn.  Use of the equipment requires operators to be age 18 and over.  Sign up lists are available at church for mowing the large areas, the fenced childcare playground area and for spraying weeds.  The more volunteers we have, the more the tasks can be shared.

SAVE THE DATE - DIRECTORY UPDATE  The photography dates for our 2019 church directory are May 30-June 1. If you're new here at St. Paul or missed out on having your picture taken last year, we'd love to include you. If you had your picture taken for the directory last year, we can still use that picture for the next three years, though you can have it updated it you'd like. More information will be coming later this spring.