|New Member Reception Sunday, October 23 after Praise Service|
We are excited to welcome several new members into our congregation! We will hold a reception for them on Sunday, October 23, after the Praise Service, so be sure to come over and introduce yourselves!
|Time and Talent Sheets are Now Available!!|
It's the time of year when we ask everyone to prayerfully consider the many gifts God has given us -- either the fully formed ones which we use all the time, and the new talents we want to learn and explore. There are many ways to participate in the ministry of St. Paul Lutheran Church, and we can help you find the right fit for your schedule and your talents. So look through the Time & Talent form HERE and fill it out with your family. Place your finished forms in the envelopes outside the sanctuary doors by October 23 so we may bless these offerings of time and talent during our Reformation service on October 30.
|Join us Sunday, October 30, for our Annual Reformation Festival|
Reformation Worship service at 10:00 am • Festival begins at 11:30 am
Enjoy bratwurst, sauerkraut, potato salad and beverages. A variety of delicious desserts are donated by our congregation to put a finishing touch on the meal. A giant slide, bounce house, and petting zoo will provide lots of fun for the kids, and your advance ticket purchase enters you in our Door Prize drawings!
We will celebrate the 499th anniversary of Martin Luther posting his 95 Theses on the front door of the Wittenberg Castle church and starting the Reformation.
Please purchase your tickets by Sunday, October 23, so our LMM chefs can be sure to have enough food on hand. Adults: $8 each; Children 4 and under: $4; Family ticket: $22. See the LMM members in Underdahl Hall Sunday mornings to purchase your tickets!
|All Youth in 7th through 12th Grades -- Come Join Us!|
Youth Group meets in the Loft of Underdahl Hall every Wednesday night at 6:00 pm to enjoy a snack supper and Bible study, along with great fellowship. Check it out!
|School is in Session!! Please Notice Traffic Change|
In preparation for construction on our new building, one of our classrooms has been moved across the parking lot from the Church Office. To ensure everyone's safety, the private road leading to the parking lot directly from John Sims Parkway will be closed during school hours. Please access the parking lot by turning at the corner of Tamarack Road and John Sims Pkwy, then using one of the upper entrances. Thank you!
|Women of the Word Bible Study Now Meeting Mondays at 9:00 am|
Beginning Monday, August 15, we will be looking at both Testaments and studying the interconnectedness of scripture as a whole. Childcare for younger children, coffee, and materials are provided. This is a great chance to meet new friends and understand God's Word better -- join us in The Loft! Questions? Contact Amanda.Dobler@gmail.com.
|Wednesday Evening Fellowship Meals Now Serving!!|
Mark your calendars every Wednesday and come enjoy the fellowship and the food. Do you want to know what's for dinner? Check here!!
And don't just thank the kitchen volunteers -- BECOME ONE!! Contact Diane Ballard, Melissa Pearce, or anyone you've seen in the kitchen wearing an apron. You don't need skills, you just need spirit! Each week we need help Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm (bring a lunch) and Wednesday from 4:30 to 7:00 pm -- pick a time that works for you, and join in the fun!
Remember to make your reservation on the list posted in Underdahl Hall or by filling out the tear-off form at the bottom of the announcement page of the bulletin each Sunday. We need final numbers by Monday morning. Also indicate if you need a gluten-free meal, as those are available with advance notice.
You know the outstanding value of our made-from-scratch Fellowship Meals -- for just $7 per adult, $3 per child, and free for kids under age 3, dining with us makes good economic sense as well as providing good food and good fellowship. Meals to go cost $1 extra. We look forward to seeing a full house on Wednesday!
|It's Easy to Keep Up With Your Pledge -- Electronic Transfer Makes Giving Simple!|
Sign up for Electronic Bank Transfer and your pledge will be fulfilled automatically. No more worries about envelopes and checks, or leaving your offering on the counter on your way out the door! Just print out the Electronic Giving Authorization Form and fill it out completely. Attach the required documents (voided check or deposit slip) and return to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Office. Your electronic giving will begin shortly after we receive your authorization. Offering envelopes are available if you prefer to give in that manner, as well.
It's easy, and it helps us continue the important ministry of St. Paul Lutheran Church -- go Electronic today!
|Table Talk • Young Adult Group Meeting - Open to All!|
Table Talk is a growing group that meets for fellowship, expansion of faith, and outreach for those 19 years and older -- pretty much for all ages. We meet on the first and third Sundays of the month at 5:00 pm. Bring a dish to share and join us in Underdahl Hall. Join us on October 16!
You do not need to be a member of our church to join our meetings. Please come as you are, when you can, with whomever you want. Child Care is provided for nursery and school-age children. If you have any questions, please contact Candace Arvanetes or Jo Jones at STPLCIA14@gmail.com or call 850-682-6925.
|WELCA Thursday Morning Bible Study Meets at 9:30 am|
We are meeting Thursdays at 9:30 am in Underdahl Hall. Please contact the Church Office if you need child care so we may have it available for you. DISCIPLE is a program of disciplined Bible study aimed at developing strong Christian leaders. The first study, "Becoming Disciples through Bible Study," gives the Old and New Testaments equal time, emphasizing the wholeness of the Bible as a revelation of God. Come join us!
Please contact Regina Humphrey to participate in St. Paul’s Prayer Chain and join us as we lift up our prayers for our members and friends. If you are in need of prayer support, please contact Pastor Lutz, the church office or Regina to have your concerns added to this powerful network of love and care. You can email Regina at email@example.com, and you can call her at 850-502-7488.
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|OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday|
Staff: Amy Silva, Office Manager • Heather Bentley, School Secretary/Office Assistant • Patti Jasinski, Bookkeeper
|Communion Available For Those with Gluten and Alcohol Sensitivities|
We are offering gluten-free wafers as well as grape juice if you would like a substitute for traditional wafers or wine. If you wish to receive a gluten-free wafer, please take the appropriate wafer from glass dish in the center of the plate. Grape juice is located in the center of the communion wine trays.
|Video Recording Services|
St. Paul has an excellent video recording system for use at special services or events (weddings, baptisms, etc.). Please contact Bob Hoffman for details. We are also looking for interested individuals that would like to volunteer for camera operating and/or video processing. Contact the office for more information.