Sunday, November 18th
8:30 am Traditional Worship Service with St. Paul Lutheran Church Choir!
10:00 am Traditional Worship with Sunday School!

Gentle Reader,

Generosity.  It's at the heart of God's relationship with us, and our relationships with each other, and the world.  Come as you are to worship, to have your cup filled with God's abundant love and care, and see how that love and care overflows into your life and world!

See you there!

Pastor Grant
This Sunday, please bring your 2019 Pledge Card.  Be prayerful about what you can give to help sustain the mission and vision of your church.  Thank you!


Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go to the entire Pogue family for their recent loss of husband, father, son, uncle, and dear friend, Bob Pogue.  

CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR
Church office will be closed Thursday and Friday
November 22-23 in Celebration of the Thanksgiving Holiday
Should you have an emergency, please call 
612.387.0768
 
Monday, November 19
  Office Open by Appt.
6:00pm    Hand Bell Choir Practice
6:30pm   Boy Scouts
Tuesday, November 20
4:00pm  MT Youth Bag Groceries - Cub
4:00pm  Prayer Team
6:30pm  Council Meeting
6:30pm  (CRs)(FH) Den Meetings Cub Pack 142
7:00pm  (SR) Cub Parents Wkly Meeting
Wednesday, November 21
10:00am  Chapel - All God's Children
10:30am  (FH) AGC Thanksgiving Feast!
Sunday, November 25
  Choir Singing AND Greening of the Sanctuary
8:30am  Traditional Worship Service
10:00am  Contemporary Worship Service
10:00am  Sunday School
2:00pm  (S) Individual Program Practice
6:30pm  (L)Bible Study
 
A Letter from Your Council President, Tom Miller
Look for a letter from your council President in Sunday's bulletin's regarding council's response to the recent Listening Sessions.
The race ends this Sunday, all reports are due in by 8:00 pm on Sunday, November 18.  Thank you for all the Amazing things YOU did!
Here is the update for this week:
Year-to-Date Giving    $ 209,818.18     
Year-to-Date Budget
Based on Pledges      $ 223,125.00     
YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL                 
as of  Nov. 3, 2018    $ -13,306.82

Congregational Matching Funds received            $7,345.00
Funds to match Congregational giving                 $7,345.00
Total matching funds                                               $14,690.00

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 73.4% 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)

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER FOOD TRUCK REQUESTS
We
 are currently asking for monetary donations for 60+ turkeys we need to purchase for our November  AND December food truck events .  Please mark your check or envelope "Turkey".



THANK YOU!  WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!

ITEM IDEAS TO CONSIDER 
WE'RE FILLING THE BENCH!
We are also collected gently used or new coats for children and adults, boots, scarfs, hats, and mittens.  Please drop off in the big GREEN bin in the Welcome Center.  We pray we have items to offer November through December. 

Let us clean our closets, Lord, that we may give generously to those in need.  AMEN
Tuesday November 20th.  4 - 9pm
Our Mission  Trip Students will be
bagging Groceries at Cub Foods for Tips.  
Come By and Say Hi!



Sun., Nov. 25th  -  GREENING OF THE SANCTUARY. 
This is a great way to come together as a congregation and prepare the way for remembering, celebrating, and giving thanks for the birth of Christ Jesus.
We hope you will stay after service and participate in the festivities.
Looking for Families with children to lead this annual initiative.  We'll have the Christmas music on and the kitchen will be filled with bakers of Christmas Cookies!
We hope you will come and help prepare the way for our Advent and Christmas celebrations.  Thank you!
SIGN UP AT THE WELCOME CENTER.  All ages Welcome.  Come enjoy some tasty treats as we make Yule Logs together!

                    

Christmas is only 39 days away.   Decking the halls or sending out Christmas cards? Consider buying a Scrip gift card to pay for your purchases. Orders placed by Monday will be available for pick up the following Sunday. 


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
AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM YOUR CHURCH COUNCIL
 
"Give Back to Pay It Forward" is a celebration of St. Paul Lutheran Church's 150th Anniversary. St. Paul Lutheran has had a rich history over the last 150 years and we are looking at continuing that legacy well into the future. As a result we are challenging the entire congregation from, July 29th 2018 through the end of the year, to participate in a matching contributions initiative.

Several members of the congregation have generously offered to match any funds given that are above and beyond the regular weekly giving by the remainder of the congregation.
 
In order to have your contribution matched, please use your preferred method of donating (envelope, bill pay, online giving), but remember to clearly note that the donation is for "Matching Funds".
 
As the year progresses we will continue to update the congregation on the success of this initiative.
Check us out.  We're on a Mission of
Sharing Christ's Love With Joy!