Church Newsletter Deadline
If you have any articles or events to include in the monthly church newsletter, please submit them to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, January 12.
Thank You for Your Prayers
We would like to thank Pastor for his prayers, support, and especially his visit. Thanks to our church family and friends for their cards, especially their prayers and support while I was hospitalized. We would appreciate continued prayers during my healing at home. Ron and Ardie Reuther.
Thank You from Michelle Oswald
I would like to thank everybody for all the cards and notes that you have sent me throughout my knee replacement surgery and recovery. Everything is healing nicely. Thank you again.
Sunday School Perfect Attendance
Congratulations to the following students who had perfect Sunday School attendance for the month of December:
Charles Begick, Eliana Benkert, Emmaline Benkert, Hezekiah Benkert, Josiah Benkert, , Olivia Burnison, Elise Helmreich, Jane Helmreich, Noah Helmreich, Isaac Hendrick, Abigail Matyas, Ethan Matyas, Isaac Matyas, Olivia Matyas, Ainsley Wiess, Dolan Wills, Maura Zeilinger
Dear Members of St. Paul
It is with sincere and grateful hearts that we wish to thank you for all of the Christmas gifts showered on our family throughout the month of December. Your love and appreciation for our family is felt and known deeply in our hearts. Most importantly, thank you for joining us in celebrating the greatest gift of all--the gift of salvation given to us through the Babe of Bethlehem.
Pastor and Valerie Matyas
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, email@example.com 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!
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.
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.)
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 3:21 – “Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heavens were opened.” We know why the people were baptized, but why was Jesus baptized? He didn’t need repentance or forgiveness. The answer is that He did it for us. The reason God sent His Son into the world is to fulfill all righteousness for us, to do what we could not do. The whole of Jesus’ life, everything He did and said, was one great offering to the Father in our stead to fulfill all righteousness for us. With our righteousness fulfilled in Jesus and given to us in Baptism, our hearts now overflow with thanksgiving and praise.
The January issue of the Valley Vision is available by clicking here