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LUTHERAN CHURCH NICEVILLE FLORIDA
Worship Services
Wed. 5:30-6:30 pm. Adults: $6; Child 3-12: $3.00; Child Under 3: Free
Preschool - 1st Grade
St. Paul Christian School

SERVICE HOURS

Join us Sundays for the Traditional Service at 8:30 AM or the Contemporary Service at 10:30 AM
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YOUTH

Join our youth groups as we have an exciting time with fun activities, learning and ministering.
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CALENDAR

Check out what else is going on at St. Paul

MARCH 2015 EVENTS CALENDAR
Holy Week Services

Palm Sunday -- March 29 ~ Holy Communion at both services
Maundy Thursday -- April 2 at 7:00 pm ~ Holy Communion
Good Friday -- April 3 at 7:00 pm ~ Tenebrae service with the gradual extinguishing of candles during series of readings and psalms

 
SUNRISE EASTER SERVICE • 6:00 AM • BEASLEY PARK • OKALOOSA ISLAND

The Sunrise service is sponsored by Grace Lutheran Church, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, and St. Paul Lutheran Church. Bring blankets or chairs to sit on the beautiful white sand as we welcome the sunrise and share the joy of our Lord's resurrection!

 
Easter Festival Service • 10:00 am ~ One Service Only

Celebrate our risen Lord with us on Sunday, April 5, at 10:00 am. We will be overflowing with special music, and Holy Communion will be available.
LMM will host a Bagel Breakfast (free will donation).
Children through age 10 are invited to join us in the Sanctuary following the service for an Easter egg hunt. We will all leave together as a group to hunt eggs outside.

 
Lenten Service • Wednesday, March 25 • 7:00 pm

Join us in our sanctuary at 7:00 pm on Wednesdays during Lent. The services will include a discussion of discernment and listening to God's will for us. Beginning Sunday, March 29, we will enter Holy Week.

 
St. Paul Lutheran Church Annual Yard Sale • Saturday, March 28 at 7:00 am

Mark your calendars and start collecting your treasures for our annual Yard Sale (in the parking lot)! We will begin accepting donations on Monday, March 23, and we need lots of  helpers to make this run smoothly. Our Early Morning (5 am) Set-Up Crew will be treated to a wonderful breakfast on Saturday, if that is an incentive! Check the sign-up sheet in Underdahl Hall and help us make this our best event ever! It has always been a great outreach to our community and a chance for us to interact with our neighbors.

We are in need of shopping bags (paper, plastic, and with handles) and large boxes to help our customers bring their treasures home. Please bring these donations to the Parish Hall. Watch the signs on the doors to see where to drop off other donations the week before the event.

Remember, we will have our pre-sale for members on Friday, March 27, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and our Silent Auction of large items will be open to the public. Please contact Vicki Feigel at 850-897-5539 if you have such an item. Bids for these items will be accepted until noon on March 28, when the winners will be announced.

If you can help with transporting large items, please call Bill Landsberg at 850-598-9911.

 
Worship Assistants are Vital to our Services!

Thank you to everyone who volunteers to take part in our worship services. From the choir members, organist, pianist, and praise team musicians who spend extra hours in rehearsal to the lay readers who practice the scripture lessons the week before their turn in the pulpit to the ushers who make sure everyone has a bulletin to the acolytes who bring light to our altar and the altar guild members who prepare our sanctuary for worship -- each part is essential and necessary. There are folks who unlock the doors, brew the coffee, bring the donuts, turn on the lights, stuff the bulletins, man the slide projector, and prepare the visitors' gifts. We appreciate you! 

Everyone is invited to our Bible Study: The Art of Discernment

The Art of Discernment is being offered at a number of times and places so that as many of our members as possible can be involved. The study asks: "How do we know what God is telling us?" or "Where is God leading us?" This five-session study is based on the book of Acts. As we seek to determine where God wants St. Paul Lutheran Church to go in the future and what type of senior pastor we need, this exercise will aid us in defining our current position and our future goals. Please join us in one or more of these groups.

 Karen Peek's Sunday School Class   

Sunday, Mar. 1 at 9:30 am

 Ben Josey's Sunday School Class

In Progress -- jump in!

 Women of the Word - Mondays

In Progress -- jump in!

 Table Talkers - Sundays

In Progress -- jump in!

 Women of the ELCA

Thursday, Feb 5 at 9:30 am

 Wednesday Lenten Services

February 25 at 7:00 pm

 
Electronic Transfer Makes Giving Easy!

Sign up for Electronic Bank Transfer and your pledge will be fulfilled automatically. No more worries about envelopes and checks, or leaving it 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. You can find yours on the table in Underdahl Hall.

 
WOW -- Women of the Word

WOW meets Monday mornings from 9:00 to 10:30 am.
Feeling overwhelmed? Not sure what God wants of you? Join us as we begin a Priscilla Shirer study: Discerning the Voice of God. Workbooks and childcare are provided, and all women are welcome!

 
What's Cooking at St. Paul Lutheran??

Join us for our Wednesday Evening Meals, served in the Parish Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and prepared FROM SCRATCH by our own volunteers led by Diane Ballard. Make your reservations no later than Monday by 10:00 am -- our low, low prices are possible because we are careful about quantities and quality, so please let us know if you need to cancel a reservation, too. Just $6 for adults, $3 for children age 3 to 12, and free for kids under 3 years! Add $1 for each to-go meal. See our exciting menu here! 

 
Prayer Requests

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 regina.humphrey@cox.net, and you can call her at 850-502-7488.

 
"Like" us on Facebook

You can find us as “St. Paul Lutheran Church and School of Niceville” – share the page with your friends to help spread the word about the great things God is doing in our lives!

 
OFFICE HOURS & STAFF
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm             Closed for lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

Ms. Amy Silva - Office Manager

Ms. Patti Jasinski - Bookkeeper

Ms. Crystal Rossman - School Secretary
 
Table Talk • Young Adult Group Meeting

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. In January, we will begin the five-part series "Discerning God's Will: The Basics of Discernment," led by Pastor Lutz as part of our search for a new pastor. We will meet January 11, 25, February 8, 22, and March 8. 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. Bring a snack, dish, dessert, or drink to share. Child Care and activities are 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 Ministries Thursday Morning Bible Study

All women of the church are invited to join a Thursday morning bible study provided by WELCA Ministries Thursdays at 9:00 am. This series of eight programs for groups, each designed to take about 60 to 90 minutes, offers a wide variety of opportunities to explore together what God is calling you to be and do.  Jo Jones and Bev Byrne will facilitate the study. Child Care is provided!

 
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.