|Our Annual Christmas Cantata • Sunday, December 4 • 3:30 pm|
Invite your friends and neighbors to join us as we enjoy Mary, Did You Know?
-- a Christmas Cantata that will feature musicians of all ages from our congregation and school. Childcare will be provided.
After the uplifting performance, we will be having our
annual Congregational Christmas Party with all your favorite holiday treats!
Come and enjoy some cookies and cocoa, take your family Christmas photo
in our photo corner, and spend some time with your younger family members
creating ornaments and other Christmas mementos to bring home.
We look forward to seeing everyone there!
|Meet Our Pastoral Candidate • Tuesday, December 6 @ 5:30 pm|
After much prayer and hard work, a Pastoral Candidate has been interviewed and approved by the Call Committee, then interviewed and approved by the Congregational Council to be presented to you as our recommendation for the next pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church and School.
We will welcome him and his family with a "Taste of Niceville" Meet & Greet reception on Tuesday, December 6, at 5:30 pm in Underdahl Hall. We are asking the congregation for their best "finger foods" to share as a potluck representing our area. We are avoiding a sit-down-style meal in order to accommodate a large crowd and enable everyone to move around and have a chance to meet our prospective pastor. So bring your best savory or sweet treat to share, and let's show 'em what it's like to live in Niceville!
|A Special Congregational Meeting is Called for Saturday, December 10 at 10:30 am|
A Special Congregational Meeting is Called for Saturday, December 10 at 10:30 am in the Sanctuary for the purpose of voting to extend a Call to our Pastoral Candidate. All members are invited to attend; however, Associate Members are not permitted to vote upon this issue. A Voting Member is a confirmed member of this congregation, who during the current or preceding calendar year has communed in this congregation and has made a contribution of record to this congregation, per our church constitution.
The meeting will begin in the Sanctuary at 10:30 am; please be punctual, because we need to distribute paper ballots to those members qualified to cast votes. The meeting will be called to order at 11:00 am.
We hope everyone will be able to meet our pastoral candidate on December 6, and that you will then be present on December 10 to prayerfully cast your ballot.
|2017 Pledge Forms Still Available |
Members and associate members of St. Paul Lutheran Church and School are invited to respond to God's unlimited grace by pledging a portion of your financial blessings to serve our ministry here.
You will find Pledge forms on the Greeting Tables outside the Sanctuary, or you may download the Pledge form here. And remember that it is easy to sign up for Electronic Giving, and it makes that "get to service on time" rush a little less hectic. Give it a try! Download the Electronic Giving form here.
It is exciting to see all the new opportunities ahead of us in 2017 -- come grow with us!
|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. Watch for our next meeting date in early December!
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.