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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 MARCH & APRIL 2019: Mar 3 Mar 10 Mar 17 Mar 24 Mar 31 Apr 7

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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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ANNUAL ASH WEDNESDAY SOUP/CHILI SUPPER is coming on Wednesday March 6, from 5:30-6:45pm. 

Come and enjoy a delicious meal with your fellow members before our Ash Wednesday Communion Service at 7:00pm, as we begin the penitent season of Lent where we ponder the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, leading up to the glorious Sunday and the Resurrection.  We will also have 11:00am Lenten Services, begining Ash Wednesday, March 6, for 6 weeks.

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SAVE THE DATE- MARK YOUR 2019 CALENDAR

Youth Rummage Sale - Saturday, March 23, 2019
8:00am - 12:00pm

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WOMEN'S MINISTRY

The Women's Ministry hosts a potluck the fourth Sunday of the month January through October.  Please join us in the Fellowship Hall after the 10:30 service.  Hope to see you there!

1 John 4:912 (NIV) This is how God showed his love among us:  He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him.  This is love:  not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins.  Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.  No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us. 

LADIES LEAGUE/LWML

Our March meeting will be held on March 7, 2019 beginning at 11:30am.  We will begin with a devotion and prayer.  After lunch, your guest speaker, Galen Gritz will talk to us about Lutheran Indian Ministry.  If you wish to join us, please bring your lunch.  After lunch, Marilyn Snider and Wanda Gross will provide snacks and desserts. 

Thank you for saving Christmas card fronts for our district LWML.  
Upcoming Events - LWML SID Spring Retreat at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Collinsville on March 2, 2019 and LWML Metro South Zone Spring Rally at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, on March 23, 2019.

We invite you to visit, join us, or serve with us. Call Wanda at 281-4691 if you would like more information.   

Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.  And surely I will be with you always, to the very end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20

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SUNDAY SCHOOL

In the month of February we will study:
February 24 Jesus Calls Philip and Nathaniel

In the month of March we will study:
March 3 Joseph and His Brothers
March 10 Joseph's Troubles
March 17 Joseph Feeds Egypt
March 24 Joseph Forgives
March 31 The birth of Moses

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - 2019

It may not be on your mind with this cold and dreary weather, but Vacation Bible School is quickly approaching!  This year's VBS will be held June 10-14 from 9am - 12pm each day that week.  
We welcome any student who is eligible for 3 year old preschool in the fall (must be potty trained) up through 8th grade.  

How can you help our VBS?  We would ask that you pray for this ministry!  Specifically, that God would reveal to you which gifts you and your family have to contribture to this ministry, and that our congregation and community will bring children and young adults to hear the Good News of the Gospel during that week.  Thank you for your support.  Please contact me if you are interested in offering your time, talents, treseasures (or all 3!) to this important ministry.  Sincerely, Carleigh Ottwell 

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 March Event:
3/17/19 12:00-4:00pm (after 10:30 service) Corn-Hole Tournament- All High School Youth and 7th and 8th grade students are invited to join us in the fellowship hall to participate in our corn-hole tournament.  Join us for a little competition and lots of fun hanging out with friends.  Be sure to let Melissa Upson know if you plan to have a team participate in the tournament by March 8th. Melissa Upson 314-852-0161 (call or text)

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Mid-Week Lentent Services:  This year we are going to spend our midweek Lenten services joyfully reviewing the six chief parts of the catechism.  These Biblically based teachings help to ground us in essential and enduring truths of God's Word.  In addition, we will be singing quite a few Lenten hymns and hearing from the passion account of our Savior.  The services will be held at 11:00am and 7:00pm. 
March 6th:  The Ten Commandments (Ash Wednesday Communion Service)
March 13th:  The Creed
March 20th:  The Lord's Prayer
March 27th:  Baptism
April 3rd:  Confession
April 10th:  The Lord's Supper

Upcoming Sermon Themes
February 24th-25th: "The Way of Unexpected Love" Luke 6:27-38
March 3rd & 4th: "Transfiguration 101" Luke 9:28-36
March 10th & 11th:  "He was Tempted for Us" Luke 4:1-13
March 17th & 18th: "He was Rejected for Us" Luke 13:31-35
March 23rd & 24th:  " The Necessity of Repentance" Luke 13:1-9
March 31st & April 1st: "The Joy of Being Found" Luke 15:1-3, 11-31
 

Foundational Christianity: All are welcome to join us during the adult Bible class hour on Sunday morning for this class that covers foundations of the Christian/Lutheran Faith. Even if you miss an occasional class, please feel free to attend the following week.
Below are the scheduled topics for March. 
March 3rd: Good Works
March 10th: Repentance
March 17th: Baptism
March 24th: The Lord's Supper
March 31st: The Christian and Civil Government

Visitation:  I am continuing to make appointments with congregational members on Thursday evenings, and at times during the day.  If you would like to set up an appointment, please give me a call at 618-363-0121.  Thank you also to the Board of Elders who are joining me on Sunday for visits.  Pastor

Emails:  If you would like to get the weekly congregational updates and/or would like the church to have your email please call the church office or myself. 

Assisting with Worship Screens:  We are looking for individuals who could assist in running the worship screens once or twice a month during the 8am and 10:30am worship services.  Indepth computer skills are not necessary.  Please contact the church office (618) 281-4600 if you or someone you know might be interested.

Young Adult Bible/Book Study:  A Bible Study/Book Study for young adult is tentatively scheduled in March (the specific day is yet to be determined).  The initial study will be looking at a book titled "Embracing Godly Character" from Concordia Publishing House.  The present plan is to meet in the evening (probably Friday?) once a month in March, April, and May.  If you want more information on this class go to cphfaithcourses.com  Please contact the church office 618-281-4600 or Pastor Krenz at 618-363-0121 if you are interested.

 

 

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