|2016 Sunday School Classes Now Underway!|
We celebrated the kick-off of this year's Sunday School season with a wonderful reception on August 14. There are classes for everyone, including the Adult Sunday School class, which is beginning a new Bible Study session about the Gospel of Matthew using the Visual Bible Movie. The Adults meet in the Parish Hall after the 8:30 am service concludes each Sunday -- come on in!
|Welcome Back to School!! 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!
|First Holy Communion for 5th and 6th Graders|
A series of four classes of instruction in the meaning of Holy Communion will be held on Wednesday evenings at 5:00 pm weekly beginning October 5. Those who complete the course will be invited to fill the first communion table with their families on Reformation Sunday, October 30.
|Confirmation Classes for 7th and 8th Graders|
Young people in 7th and 8th grade are encouraged to attend Confirmation Classes, where they will become familiar with the Bible and Luther's Small Catechism in preparation for the Affirmation of Baptism (Confirmation). Classes begin Wednesday, September 14 at 5:00 to 6:00 pm and continue through the school year. Contact the Church Office for more information.
|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 Resume September 14|
Mark your calendars every Wednesday and come enjoy the fellowship and the food. We're starting the season on Wednesday, September 14 -- watch for the delicious menu to be posted soon!
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 in September!
|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 every other Sunday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm 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 August 21!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.