Sunday, November 11th
8:30 am Traditional Worship Service
10:00 am Children of Christ Sunday!
Come and see our youngest family members
take part in our worship to the Lord!

Gentle Reader:  Have you ever felt too small for God?  Have you ever felt too small to have a place in this world?  Come this Sunday, hear stories of David and teachings of Jesus and how God meets us when we feel small.  Come consider how God is big when we feel little.  It just might change your life!

Pastor Grant

always remembered ... never forgotten
Praying and honoring this Sunday, Veteran's Day, for those that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country, and for all those that serve and protect us to this very day.  We thank you.

CHURCH WEEKLY CALENDAR
Monday, November 12
  Office Open by Appt.
9:00am (SS) Preschool Picture Day!
9:00am External Communications
6:00pm Hand Bell Choir Practice
6:30pm Boy Scouts
6:30pm (L) Safeguarding God's Children
7:00pm SPLC Choir
Tuesday, November 13
4:00pm Visitation Team
5:00pm Hymn Pickers
6:00pm (FH)(SRs) Pack Meetings 142
6:00pm (YR) Girl Scouts - Hyrkas
6:30pm Altar Guild Meeting
6:30pm (L) Budget Listening Session
7:00pm (SR) Cub Parents Wkly Meeting
Wednesday, November 14
10:00am Chapel - All God's Children
11:00am Keenagers!
1:00pm (L) Bible Study
6:00pm Budget/Finance Team Meeting
6:30pm Confirmation
6:30pm SPLASH 5/6
Thursday, November 15
10:00am Office Procedures/Practices
5:30pm (FH) Girl Scouts Tp. 56611
5:30pm GMT (Global Missions Team)
6:00pm Narthex and Nursery Team
6:45pm Praise Band Practice
Friday, November 16
9:00am Look for your Latest Refresh & ReNEWS!
Saturday, November 17
9:00am Food Truck Family Pathways
5:00pm Turkey Bingo!

Looking for 1 or 2 Volunteers
Saturday, 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 
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
$206,712.00
Year-to-Date Budget (based on Pledges)
$217,812.50
YEAR-TO-DATE TOTAL
as of November 6, 2018
$ -11,100.50
Congregational Matching Funds Received
$7,320.00
Funds to match Congregational Giving
$7,320.00
TOTAL MATCHING FUNDS
$14,640.00






Our matching funds goal is to raise $10,000 from the congregation for a total of $20,000.  We are 73.2% of the way to our goal. The matching drive will end December 31, 2018. Thank you for your continued support of St. Paul Lutheran. 
Budget 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 the last Listening Sessions to share your thoughts on the upcoming budget.
LAST MEETING SCHEDULED:
Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at 6:30 pm (in the Library)
Keenagers will meet
NOVEMBER 14TH at 11:00 am
at Village Inn
NEXT SUNDAY: Sunday November 18th
Sunday, November 18
  PLEDGE CARD SUNDAY!
  SPLC Choir!
  The Amazing (G)Race Ends!

yes, give Him the Glory!
Just one week remaining after this Sunday

Go to the Amazing (G)Race  on the web
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
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 11 4:30-6
Monday Nov 12 6:30-8:00  

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 46 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!