|Wednesday Lenten Services at 6:30 pm|
Pastor Charlton will have Wednesday Evening services during Lent at 6:30 pm in the Sanctuary. We will spend time this Lent attending to our soul's basic needs to remain healthy: Confession & Forgiveness, Prayer, the Word of God, Service, Holy Communion, and Sabbath. Join us!
|Children's Easter Egg Hunt • Sunday, April 16 after the 8:30 am Worship Service|
Hunting for Easter eggs is lots of fun! Help increase the joy by donating filled plastic eggs for us to hide! The more, the merrier! Please place your donations in the marked containers in our Garden Narthex by April 9, and be sure all candy is individually wrapped (not loose jelly beans, etc.). BRING YOUR OWN BASKET, please. Children and parents will meet in the Sanctuary IMMEDIATELY following the 8:30 am worship service to be released into three separate groups: age two years and younger; pre-K and Kindergarten; and grades 1 to 5. There will be plenty for everyone, and we know everyone will model kindness and safety during our activity. Don't be late! It's all over really fast!
|It's Spring Clean Up Time! Saturday, March 25 at 8:00 am|
Many hands make it more fun, so grab your gloves, rakes, and trimmers (and sunscreen) and lend a hand has we spruce up our landscape getting ready for our Easter season! In case of inclement weather, April 1 will be our back-up date. Childcare will be provided, so come out and make a difference!
|Tuesday Evening Bible Study Beginning April 25|
We will begin "The Freedom of a Christian" Bible study led by Pastor David on Tuesday, April 25 at 6:30 pm. Don't miss this exciting time for fellowship and study.
|2017 Flower Chart is Now Available|
If you'd like to mark a special occasion by donating the floral arrangements in the sanctuary, now's the time to claim your date! Sign up on the calendar in Underdahl Hall and be sure to let the church office know how you'd like the announcement to read that day. Thank you for adding to the beauty of our worship area.
|REFORMATION 500 QUOTE|
"Luther was the man who guided by experience in the life of his own soul, again made people understand the original and true meaning of the gospel of Christ." - Herman Bavink (1854-1921)
Learn more about Reformation 500 events HERE
|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.
|Everyone's Welcome at Our Wednesday Evening Fellowship Meals |
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, Carl Spring, 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.
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. We are studying Galations: Christian Faith and Christian Freedom.
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we are studying one of Luther's favorite topics: the doctrine of justification by grace through faith for Christ's sake, which he saw as the heart of Paul's letter to the Christians in Galatia. The study is written by Kit Kleinhans, a professor at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and shared in the WELCA publication Gather.
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 • 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.