|THE 2014-2015 SUNDAY SCHOOL LAUNCH SEPTEMBER 7 AT 9:30 AM!|
All ages are invited to meet in the "Kids Zone" (Fellowship Hall) at 9:30 am for worship and praise, a meet and greet with your class leaders, and a visit to your Sunday School classrooms!
We have classes for ages 2 to 3; ages 4 to 5; Grades 1 to 3; Grades 4 and 5; Middle School grades 6 to 8, and High School grades 9 to 12. There is also an Adult Class and an Women's Adult Class.
Pre-register your family online at SparkhouseOnline.org. Our church ID is StPaulNiceville/education.
We need your prayers that volunteers will step forward to be class leaders for our age 2 to 3 class and our High School class. Please pray for the Sunday School and that God will touch all of our members and families.
|Catechism Classes Start Wednesday, September 17!|
In Catechism Class, students (typically in the 7th grade) receive instruction in the Christian faith as confessed in the teachings of the Lutheran Church. We are offering a one-year program which will end with the Rite of Confirmation, which is a public profession of faith known to Lutherans as an "Affirmation of Baptism."
There will be a Parent & Student Orientation meeting on Sunday, September 7, between services. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at church. Look for a registration form in the bulletin, or contact the Church Office to register.
|Sharing and Caring|
If you didn't get your donations for Sharing and Caring to church in August, please bring the items directly to Sharing and Caring. Their most needed items are: pancake mix and syrup, spaghetti sauce (no glass, please), breakfast cereal, canned fruit, canned meat/tuna, rice, laundry detergent, dishwashing detergent, diapers (sizes 4, 5, & 6), toothpaste and toothbrushes. When you drop your donation directly with Sharing and Caring, be sure to mention you're with St. Paul Lutheran Church!
|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!
|Welcome Pastor Bob Lutz and Christine|
Pastor Bob Lutz will serve as our full-time Associate Pastor until Pastor Underdahl retires, and then will continue as our interim pastor until the congregation has completed the call process for a new senior pastor. Please feel free to contact Pastor Lutz at the church, Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to Noon; at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 850-843-3083.
|CIA Young Adult Group Meeting|
Christians In Action is weekly group that meets every other Sunday at 5:00 pm in the Library for fellowship, expansion of faith, and outreach for those 19 years and older. We encourage full discussions of life situations and how it pertains to personal faith beliefs while expanding our ability to accept, understand, and grow from one another. We are committed to outreach for the community, our future CIA members, and our congregation. You do not need to be a member of our church to be a CIA member. Please come as you are, when you can, with whomever you want. Our group is about having a safe haven for those who are stationed here, home for a brief period, or call Niceville your permanent home. If you have any questions please email STPLCIA14@gmail.com
|"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!
|St. Paul School Expands|
As the new school year quickly approaches, we are preparing to add two additional classrooms to St. Paul Lutheran School - a Kindergarten class and a second four-year old class. With these additions, we are in need of several pieces of furniture and other items. We would like to give you the opportunity to sow your gift of love specifically for certain items on the display board in Underdahl Hall, or you may choose an amount to sow into the general fund of the Preschool/Kindergarten. You can watch our progress on the bar graph next to the display board.
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 the pastors, 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.
|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.
We are looking for volunteers to form a planning group to organize a commemoration of Pastor Underdahl's many years of service to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Please contact Audrey Hains either in person or at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also reach her at 850-897-3624.
|St. Paul Lutheran Kindergarten Has Begun!|
St. Paul Lutheran Kindergarten opened this August. The hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Our preschool classes are near capacity, and our new Kindergarten is full -- please keep our teachers, students, and parents in your prayers!
|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.
|Women of All Ages|
If you are not participating in a Sunday School Class already, you are invited to join us as we continue our study on becoming a woman of faith. Bring your coffee and be prepared for fellowship, fun, and a good lesson. We meet during the Sunday School hour in the office conference room.
|Tuesday Morning Bible Study|
All are welcome to join the Tuesday Morning Bible Study as we explore the new Beth Moore series, Believing God. This study is based on Isaiah 43:10 and will explore what it means to not only "believe in God", but to "believe Him"! We meet from 9:00 to 10:30 am in the loft. Child care is provided. Contact the Church Office for more information.
|Flower Arrangements for the Altar|
We still have some opportunities available if you wish to sponsor a floral arrangement for the altar this fall. Please check the sign-up calendar on the yellow board in Underdahl Hall and choose a week that suits you. It's a great way to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, or baptismal birthday, and to give glory to God!