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St. Paul's Lutheran Church

An LCMS Lutheran Church

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 It is the mission of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church to share the love of God in Christ Jesus to our members, our community and the world in which we live.   By the Grace of God and through the power of the Holy Spirit, we proclaim His life-saving message through:  preaching, the sacraments of Baptism and Holy Communion, teaching, worship, caring, serving and fellowship activities.   
 
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ALL ST. PAUL’S MEMBERS – PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR CHURCH MAILBOX REGULARLY TO GET informational memos addressed to you from the church office. Also, the name tags that you are asked to wear whenever you attend a church service, are in your mailboxes. Please leave them in the mailbox when you leave church so they are available next week.

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 NEW 2019 FLOWER CHART IS AVAILABLE
 FLOWER CHART AVAILABLE ON THE WALL NEAR THE STEPS TO THE BASEMENT 
SIGN UP TO RESERVE YOUR DATES.

PLEASE NOTE: Sign your name next to the date you wish to sponsor flowers. You may then call Pam Haberl at Memory Lane (281-4538) to order your flowers. On the line under the date, next to “Bulletin” or “B”, write the reason for the flowers you wish printed in the bulletin. Any questions, call Kathy Stechmesser 281-4670.

OPEN DATES FOR JANUARY & FEBURARY 2019:  Jan. 9 Jan 13 Jan 20 Jan 27 Feb 3 Feb 10 Feb 17 Feb 24

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OUR PRESCHOOL IS STILL COLLECTING ALUMINUM CANS, FOR RECYCLING!! PLEASE PLACE THE CANS EITHER INSIDE THE VINYL FENCE BY THE PRESCHOOL KITCHEN OR ON THE CONCRETE BESIDE IT.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS LOOKING FOR A LOVING, QUALITY, CHRIST-CENTERED PRESCHOOL, PLEASE HAVE THEM CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE (281-4600) OR SHELLY AUGUSTIN, OUR PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR (618-910-0764).

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REMAINING HOLIDAY SERVICES FOR DECEMBER


Sunday, December 30th - Regular Sunday Services
Monday, New Year's Eve, December 31 - Communion Service 5:00pm
 

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Our Church Council (Officers & Board Chairmen) meets at 7:00pm on Wednesday, January 16th.  The Voters Meeting will be held on Tuesday, January 22nd at 7:00pm.  Please plan to attend. 

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SAVE THE DATE- MARK YOUR 2019 CALENDAR
Youth Rummage Sale - Saturday, March 23, 2019

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WOMEN'S MINISTRY

In case you didn't know, The Women's Ministry hosts a potluck the forth Sunday of the month January through October.  Please join us in the Fellowship Hall after the 10:30 service.  We look forward to seeing you there!

The Women's Ministry meets on the third Monday of each month at 6:30pm in the Bridal room.  Please join us anytime in the New Year.

Ephesians 2:8-9 "For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith - and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God - not by works, so that no one can boast."  

LADIES LEAGUE/LWML

Our January meeting will be held on January 3, 2019 beginning at 11:30am.  Helen Nowak will open with a devotion and prayer. Wanda Gross will lead a Bible Study entitled "Mary-Surprised by God's Humility" from the Heart of Jesus series.  Doris Mathews and Barb Ries will provide desserts. 
Best wishes for a Blessed and Happy New Year!  Our group would be happy if you would like to visit, join us or serve with us.  Call Wanda at 281-4691 if you would like more information.   

For my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the sight of all people, a light for the revelation to the Gentiles and for glory to your people Israel. Luke 2:30-32 NIV

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SUNDAY SCHOOL

In the month of January we will study:
January 6 The Birth of Jesus
January 13 The Presentation of Jesus
January 20 The Visit of the Wise Men
January 27 The Boy Jesus in the Temple

We would like to thank Helen Nowak for directing the Christmas Program this year, and for all those who helped with music, costumes, and running sound.

Youth News: High School Youth

High School youth meets for bible study Sunday mornings in the youth room 9:15 - 10:15am.  All High School youth are invited to join. 

High School Youth January Events:
1/5/19 3:00pm meet in the sanctuary to take down the Christmas tree.  After we will have a parent meeting (approximately 4:30pm)  All high school students and parents are invited to attend.  We will reveiw 2019 events and fundraising ideas.

1/13/19 12:00pm (after 10:30 service)  Meet in fellowship hall to bake cookies and make bible posters to deliver to local nursing homes and homebound members. Any questions contact Melissa Upson 314-852-0161

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Foundational Christianity: All are welcome to join us (January-March) during the adult bible class hour on Sunday morning for this class that covers foundations of the Christian Faith.  This is for all members old and new, and visistors who would like refresher on the Biblical basis for our beliefs.  The topics covered include discussions on the interplay of Faith and the Word.  The Sin Dilemma.  Why do we confess the Trinitarian God?  How does the Holy Spirit work?  The centrality of salvation by Grace.  The role of good works in our Christian life.  All things Repentance.  All things baptism.  A Lord's Supper primer.  God and the government.  Heaven and the Second Coming of Christ. God's Will in our life and how this relates to our various callings.  If you have not been involved in the Sunday morning Bible class in the past/recently, this is a great time to start/restart.  It should be fun! Pastor Krenz

"101 Sermon Series" Starting in January
January 6th & 7th:  Epiphany 101 Matthew 2:1-13
January 13th & 14th: Baptism 101 Luke 3:15-22
January 20th & 21st: Spiritual Gifts 101 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
January 27th & 28th: The church 101 1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:13

Weekly announcements:  The weekly announcements in the bulletin can now be found on the first page of the congregational website.  Our hope is to have these up each week by Saturday.

 

 

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