JOIN us for holy communion at 8:30 or 10:00 a.m.  as we rejoice in all the saints:  those who have died and now rest in Christ, those who live now and those yet to come.  We are reminded that in the sacraments
 - Baptism and Communion - God unites all the faithful on earth and in heaven.

This  Sunday is also 
Welcome to New Members
Name Tag Sunday :
Getting to know your neighbors in Christ!  M embers name tags are in their mail boxes or look for the table where you can make one for the day.
Gentle Reader,
Faith is caught, not taught. Like a flame being passed from wick to wick, faith is alive and transforming each one of us through relationship. Who brought the fire to you? Who shared its warmth and possibility, its beauty and power?  We celebrate all Saints this Sunday. A time to light candles and remember the faithful ones who went before us and brought that living faith down to us. It's a celebration, and a foretaste of the feast we will share with all God's people at the end of time. It's a celebration of life new life, love, care and community in Christ right here, right now, and beyond time and space, and you are invited! So pull up a chair and join in the feast that has no end. Take a moment from the cares of today receive eternal gifts from God. Come join the circle, join the conversation. Come and catch the flame of faith. It may just change your life!

See  you there!
Pastor Grant
Don't
forget!

Set your clock back
1 hour before heading to bed Saturday night, Nov. 3rd.

CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR
Monday, November 5
  Office Open by Appt.
6:00pm Hand Bell Choir Practice
7:00pm SPLC Choir
Tuesday, November 6
6:00pm (FH) My Bible Class
6:00pm (FH) Den Meetings Cub Pack 142
6:15pm My Bible Class
7:00pm (SR) Cub Parents Wkly Meeting
Wednesday, November 7
10:00am Chapel - All God's Children
1:00pm (L) Bible Study
6:30pm CONFIRMATION
6:30pm SPLASH Fall Festival 1st - 4th
6:30pm (L) Budget Listening Session
Thursday, November 8
6:45pm Praise Band Practice
Friday, November 9
6:00pm (FH) Set-up for Operation Christmas Child
Saturday, November 10
7:30am American Red Cross Blood Drive
5:00pm (FH) Operation Christmas Child Set-Up

NEXT SUNDAY: Sunday November 11th at the 10:00 Worship Service is  Children of Christ Sunday. Come see our youngest Church Brothers and Sisters sing and hand out bulletins, and do the readings and prayers of the people and give a Communion Blessing!
A Message from Judy Rudenick
Thank you so much for the prayers, cards and shawl during my recent surgery.  They were much appreciated.
 
Operation Christmas Child Box Packing Day
Sunday Nov 11 AFTER 10:00 Service
JOIN US  us big and small to package up our goodies for children around the world! 
What do we need?

#1 Prayers- see our Prayer Wall and add your prayer for the safety of our Boxes and for the children who will receive them.

#2-Stuff for boxes- Small Toys (not beanie babies or stuffed animals).  Small Dolls, Cars, and hair elastics, combs and brushes.

#3 But, the biggest thing we need is SHIPPING COST DONATIONS. The suggested donation per box for shipping costs is $9 to get around the world. To donate, see the prayer wall, there are envelopes there. You can give to Janet or put in the collection plate! THANKS!!



Year-to-Date Giving                                             $ 199,677.30 
Year-to-Date Budget Based on Pledges            $ 212,500.00 
YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL                                      $  -12,822.70
as of  October 30, 2018

Congregational Matching Funds received        $  7,060.00
Funds to match Congregational giving            $  7,060.00
Total matching funds                                           $14,120.00

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 70.6% of the way to our goal. The matching drive will end December 31, 2018. Thank you for your continued support of St. Paul Lutheran. 

The Council is Listening
This year's operating budget is based on our Needs, Wants & Wishes.  The council has met with team leads asking them what their anticipated expenses are for 2019.  Now we are asking / listening to the congregation.
Our hope is to put together an accurate budget based on the direction our congregation wants to see the church move.  Please attend one of the Listening Sessions to share your thoughts on the upcoming budget.

Listening Sessions will be located in the library on:

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 11:00 am
Wednesday, October 24, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 6:30 pm
Sunday, November 11, 2018 at 11:00 am - CANCELLED
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm
AND THE RACE IS ON ...

NOVEMBER & DECEMBER FOOD TRUCK REQUESTS
W
e 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".

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. 

THANK YOU!  WE'RE MAKING A DIFFERENCE!
METRO DINING CARDS 

Your purchase of Metro Dining Cards helps us with the cost to ship Operation Christmas Child boxes in December.

Thanks for your support!
Looking for 1 or 2 Volunteers
Sat., November 10th
8:30 am - 1:30 pm


The Blood Drives at St. Paul Lutheran Church are coordinated through Tracy Walters.

Tracy is looking for one or two volunteers that can welcome people as they arrive and hand out snacks after they give blood.

Please contact Tracy if you are interested:    tawalters17@gmail.com 

THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY FOR YOUTH 
Safeguarding God's Children
Our goal is to have ALL Parents, Teachers, Helpers, Guides, anyone who interacts with children at church go through this training annually. We like a SAFE Church, and I'm betting you do to!! Please sign up for one of these dates/ times. 

Sunday Nov 4 12-1:30
Sunday Nov 4 4:30-6:00
Wednesday Nov 7 12-1:30
Thursday Nov 8 6:30-8:00
Sunday Nov 11 4:30-6
Monday Nov 12 6:30-8:00  

You can sign up with Janet, or there's a sign up sheet on the Children's Ministries Bulletin Board. 

Keenagers will meet NOVEMBER 14TH at 11:00 am
at Village Inn
Saturday November 17- Turkey BINGO
FUN FOR THE WHOLE Family- everyone plays!
Doors Open at 4:00  -  BINGO Start at 5:00
Supper and snack options available!
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.



                    

Christmas is only 67 days away.  Let SPLC and Scrip make your Christmas shopping easy.  


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!