Sunday School Birthday Party for Jesus – December 19, 9:15 a.m.
During Sunday School on December 19, we will host the annual Birthday Party for Jesus. Children, Preschool through 8th Grade, can join us for activities, crafts, games, and treats, celebrating Jesus’ birthday.
In support of the kids and families that Wellspring serves, children are being asked to bring a donation item for a collection during Birthday Party for Jesus.
Please note that Sunday School will not meet on December 26 or January 2. Sunday School will resume on January 9.
Services at 3:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
4-6 p.m. Supper hosted by the Alaska Mission
Menu: Sloppy Joe's or hot dogs, chips, coleslaw, & desserts
3:30 p.m. Celebration & Praise Christmas Eve Service
6:30 p.m. Traditional Christmas Eve Service
11 p.m. Christmas Vespers
9 a.m. Christmas Worship with Communion
6:30 p.m. Epiphany Service
Sunday Night Youth Group!
Christmas Cheer at Sunday Night Youth Group, 5-7 p.m. in the Youth Room!
Dec. 19 - CHRISTMAS PARTY! Bring a friend, a fun-but-not-crazy$ Gift for the Gift Exchange Game, and a dish to pass for the Appetizer Pot Luck! Stay after if you are planning to be involved with the Christmas Eve 11:00 p.m. Candlelight Service.
Dec. 26 & Jan. 2 – No SNYG – Have a good break!
If you’re in High School, you’re invited to check out what is going on.
Voters Meeting - Sunday, January 9 at 1 PM
Call for Donations
As we have taken ownership and moved into the Ministry Center it is evident, and was expected, that some items never intended to be part of the physical building costs are still needed. Some have been purchased already and some are still on the ‘Wanted’ list. The Procurement Committee (for lack of a better name) is seeking donations of new or gently used:
Carpet spot cleaner, and large (4X4 ish) coffee table and bean bag chairs for the Youth Room. (A step ladder has already been donated. Thank you!)
Also, financial ‘sponsorship’ is desired for a Youth Room game table, Christmas decorations, and basic décor – artwork, artificial plants etc.
Please contact Melissa Appold, 989-225-6902, firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to discuss a donation, and David Schultz, 989-450-2516 for Youth Room items. Thank you for your generous support!!
Thank You from PTO
Thank you to all those who donated and volunteered for the Holly Jolly Christmas Store. We raised $2,156! Also, if anyone is out shopping Christmas clearance, we'd happily take any wrap, gift bags, tape, bows, tags, gifts for next year!
We are hosting a blood drive in the Ministry Center on Thursday, December 30 from 2-6:30 p.m. Please call Darlene (989-737-9937) or Julia (989-225-1889) to schedule an appointment or click here to schedule online. All donors will receive a $10 e-gift card. If you are healthy and able, please donate blood!
New Bible Study
A new Bible study will be starting January 11. We plan to meet Tuesdays at 9:30 a.m. in the Ministry Center. If you are interested in joining, please contact Julia Appold at 989-225-1889.
2022 Altar Flowers
The Altar Flowers Calendar for 2022 is hanging on the wall in the cry room in the back of church. If you would like to put flowers in church in 2022, you may mark it down on the calendar. You order the flowers and the committee will make sure the information is published in the church bulletin.
Thank You for Your Prayers
It is with a glad heart that I thank you for your kind thoughts and prayers for my good friend, Jim Hoppenjan. We shared many experiences together and now he rests, waiting for the resurrection! -Ken VanCise
Your investment in Church Extension Fund helps build facilities for the spreading of the Gospel. Your investment works for you earning competitive interest rates while serving the Lord; a double joy! For more information, contact St. Paul’s Congregation Rep, Luella Britton at 989-798-3156, or call toll-free 800-242-3944.
(The information provided here is not an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to buy CEF securities. The offering of CEF securities is made solely by our Offering Circular. CEF will offer and sell our securities only in states where authorized. The securities are subject to certain risk factors as described in our Offering Circular. CEF investments are not insured by the FDIC, SIPC, or any other governmental agency.)
Dear St. Paul Family
Thank you very much for the calls, cards, flowers, and well wishes during my knee surgeries. I truly appreciate all your love and support! God's blessings, Lisa Stanley
To the Members of St. Paul
Thank you so very much for your grocery donations. It is so appreciated, especially as we continue our holiday basket program. On behalf of those who serve and are served, many thanks. - Zion's Food Pantry
Updated Phone Directory
The new 2021 church phone directories have arrived! They are available in the narthex for you to pick up.
Our Video Display Team desires to add members to build playlists and/or operate screens for our worship services. Training is available. We’d like enough members so that each serves for one Sunday per month. Call Don Krueger (895-5737) if interested.
Our vision is to identify the gifts and abilities and time and talents of our congregational family, and connect them to the needs and areas of service of the staff and the programs at St. Paul to further God’s kingdom.
Stewardship - A Way of Life
Luke 1:45 -- “And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.” The Lord always fulfills what He promises. We can be certain of that, and He has proven it over and over again. This faith in the Lord’s own faithfulness is what gives us the courage to follow the Lord’s commands in the face of the world’s anger and resistance. Mary’s faith also gave her the courage to carry on in her seemingly embarrassed circumstances. STEWARDSHIP – Is the way of life
Valley Lutheran Thanks You!
Thank you to all churches and people associated in any way with our fruit sale fundraiser. Our appreciation to all buyers, sellers, distributors and helpers for your cooperation & support. Money raised will help support music, drama, athletics & many other activities at Valley Lutheran High School. Through your support & the student body, we are fortunate and thankful to meet our goal. Total boxes sold for 2021 were 230, for 5,980 pounds. Wow!