Sunday, December 30th
Single Worship Service at 9:00 am

Pastor Grant Applehans
Lesson Readers:  Lisa Landherr, Eileen Ramse, Mark Caruso


Please take your Poinsettia home today
thank you for sharing them with the church this Christmas 
Look for your latest Refresh & ReNEWS
in the Welcome Center!

CHURCH CALENDAR
 
Monday, December 31 -   OFFICE CLOSED
Tuesday, January 1, 2019 - OFFICE CLOSED
Wednesday, January 2, 2019
10:00am Chapel - All God's Children
6:30pm CONFIRMATION
6:30pm SPLASH 5/6
Thursday, January 3, 2019
5:30pm (FH) Girl Scouts Tp. 56611
Sunday, January 6, 2019
9:00am UNITY Sunday Worship
10:00am Sunday School
De-Greening
NAME TAG SUNDAY!
6:30pm (L)Bible Study
 

Did you forget?
 
No worries ...
It's a busy time of the year.

We have had but a few reports come in, so if you are part of any ministry within the church, please take a few moments to provide some of your most exciting ministry moments from our 150th year!

Wendy can accept reports through January 4th.

December Church Council Minutes are available on the website.
We have posted our year-to-date attendance and voting record. As always, if you have any questions, please feel free to contact any of your council members, we are always available.
EDUCATION COMMITTEE
 
Since spring of 2018, St. Paul Lutheran has been looking at resuming an Education Committee. This committee will coordinate all aspects of education - from the youngest to adult education, including fundraising.  If you have questions or would like to volunteer, please contact: education@SharingChristsLove.org or show up on Friday, January 4 at 4:00 pm for an information meeting.  
Sunday, January 6
Unity Service at 9:00 am 
The first Sunday of every month is being designated as Unity Sunday. We will worship together at 9 am with Sunday School following at 10:00 am.

Be sure to ear your name tags so we can all get to know each other.  
Who's Who in the Pews?
 
Starting with our first Sunday in the New Year, SPLC will begin using
Who's Who in the Pews.
A clipboard will be placed in each Pew. Every individual and family will write down their name and whether they will commune during worship.
This NEW process
will not replace our usher counts, but will provide members and visitors the opportunity to let us know if they have current needs with prayers, visits, membership, or other requests found through the form.
This process will also assist the church in gathering pertinent information for annual reporting to the Synod.
Who knows?  It may even provide some new ways to get to know each other and share stories of our Christian Faith. 
We appreciate everyone's compliance with the process beginning in January.

As of December 28, 2018
Sunday, December 30 is the last day to donate for 2018.  

GENERAL FUND:

Year-to-Date Giving
$236,484.75
Based on Pledges, Year-to-Date Budget
$250,750.00
YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL
 -$14,265.25
MATCHING FUNDS:

Congregational Matching Funds Received
$8,715.00
Funds to Match Congregational Giving
$8,715.00
MATCHING FUNDS TOTAL
$17,430.00










Our matching funds goal is to raise $10,000 from the congregation 
for a total of $20,000 once those funds are matched. We are 87.1%
of the way to our goal. The matching drive will end December 31, 2018. Thank you for your continued support of St. Paul Lutheran. 

Katie Fetterly, Treasurer    Treasurer@SharingChristsLove.org
Extra Calendars?
 
Are you like me and you receive 3-4 calendar's each year from the wonderful people who do business with you?

If you do, please consider bringing calendars you will not use to the church office so we can give them away to others that might need them.

THANKS!
 
January 9 
- 11:00 am

KEENAGERS at Village Inn

January 15th - 6:30 pm Council Meeting
 
January 19th - Monthly Food Truck (Donations are always greatly appreciated).
 
January 25-26 - MISSION TRIP CRAFT RETREAT!

It's TIME! The Crazy of Christmas is OVER...time for some relaxation and time away by YOURSELF...with friends of course...Let's scrapbook those memories together, or work on any other crafty project that you'd like! MISSION TRIP CRAFT RETREAT
 
Fri., Jan. 25th is only $20 and Sat., Jan. 26th is $30 ... or come both days for only $40. Registration Form here
 
January 27 - 9:00 am Service, Annual Meeting and Pot Luck
GREAT EVENTS THROUGH ST. PAUL SYNOD.  CHECK IT OUT BELOW 
 
Look for the events and be sure to scroll to the bottom and click on "See More" to see all that they are offering in education, community, and special events
Check us out.  We're on a Mission of
Sharing Christ's Love With Joy!