November 14, 2019
Mrs. Schian is on vacation November 15-22.
The next Potpourri will be published Tuesday, November 26.
Sunday, November 17
Preschool-Kindergarten Sing in Church 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, November 24
Grades 1-4 Cherub Choir Sings in Church 8 a.m.

Wednesday-Friday, November 27-29
Thanksgiving Break

Wednesday, December 11
Grades 5-8 Choir Sings in Song Service 6:30 p.m

Saturday, December 14
Josh Wilson Concert 7 p.m. 

Wednesday, December 18
Children’s Christmas Program 9 a.m. & 6:30 p.m.

Friday, December 20
Early Dismissal 11:30 a.m.

December 21-January 5
Christmas Break
Attention Michigan & Michigan State Fans
Students are invited to wear their maize & blue or green & white to school on Friday, November 15 to cheer for their favorite team on Saturday.

Holly Jolly Christmas Store
PTO is sponsoring a Holly Jolly Christmas Store during the school day on Friday, December 13, 2019, in the gym. Students will be given an opportunity to shop for new and gently used items to give as Christmas gifts for their parents and siblings. Gifts will be sent home that day, wrapped, tagged, and ready to be placed under your family's Christmas tree. Donations for store items as well as supplies for gift wrapping will be collected starting November 14-December 10. Check out the PTO Bulletin Board area in the main school hall for more details. The Holly Jolly Christmas Store is a fundraiser for PTO.

Josh Wilson Concert
Saturday, December 14 at 7 p.m. - Join Josh Wilson for his “Noel” Christmas Concert in the church sanctuary. $10 tickets are available from Kristen Glasser (989-529-2962), in the office, or at

Protecting Yourself & Family Online
Sunday, November 17 from 2-3:30 p.m. at Grace, Auburn (303 Ruth St.) Appropriate for jr. high students through adult; presented by D/Sgt. David C. Vergison, Michigan State Police Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force; will cover the following topics: privacy issues, digital footprint, cyber bullying, online predators, and who is looking at your stuff? 

4th Thursday Visual Faith On…Wednesday, November 20 
It's a bit confusing, but Thanksgiving was already scheduled for the 4th Thursday, and I figured you'd all have plans. This month we'll be making painted wooden signs! In the midst of the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it’s easy to lose focus. We'll create visual reminders of His truth this season, so that the very walls of our house will nudge us back in to worship and prayer! This will be our last gathering until January. Hope you can make it! Wednesday, November 20th, 6:30-8:30, in the auditorium. Contact Katie with questions: 989.225.3532

Free Movie Sunday
Families are invited to attend “The Star, The Story of the First Christmas” at The State Theatre (913 Wshington Ave, Bay City) on Sunday, November 24 at 2:00 p.m. Admission is free with your donation of a non-perishable food item(s) to benefit the Good Samaritan Rescue Mission. Sponsored by Paul Gaiser-Thrivent Financial

Ladies Aid Bake Sale 
Our Ladies Aid Bake Sale is Saturday, December 7, in the school gym. The coffee and donut hour is from 8:30-9:30 a.m., and the sale will be from 9:30-11 a.m. Come enjoy German treats!

Save the Date! March 22, 2020 - Fundraiser Auction to benefit the St. Paul Ministry Center
Are you a crafter, quilter, baker, or woodworker? Maybe you provide a service—grass cutting, babysitting, snow shoveling, music instruction or performance? Do you have a home-based business or would your employer donate a gift certificate or item? We need your help! Everyone can contribute! The evening will include a meal, silent auction, and live auction. Contact Ray & Debbie Garcia (989.662.6050) or Kristen Glasser (989.529.2962) with questions and donations.
PTO Holly Jolly Christmas Store Requests Your Help
Three ways to help: Donate gift wrapping supplies (see information in the main hallway of school) or new/gently used items for the "store". Volunteer to help set-up (Thursday, December, 12, 11 am -3 pm) or help run the store--cashiers, gift wrappers, shopping helpers (Friday, December 13, 8:30 am-11 am; 12 pm - 3:30 pm), break-down, pack up (3:30-4:00 pm). Support the store by allowing your child to purchase items. Items will be priced between $1-$5. 

Perfect Attendance - 1st Quarter
20 Y5-8th grade students with no absent/tardy time 
Ava Begick 
Charles Begick 
Alina Damic 
Adelynn Dent 
David Dent 
Isaac Hendrick 
Abigail Kowalski 
Cylis Kusterer 
Hayden Kusterer 
Jack Kusterer 
Kaleb Kusterer 
Bailee Lowe
Marley Polzin 
Remy Polzin 
Kennedi Ritt 
Alex Schlicker
Lukas Schlicker 
Sophia Szczepanski 
Hannah Vermeesch
Chase Wyman
Principal’s Honor Roll - 1st Quarter
8th Grade:
Caroline Douponce
5th Grade:
Kennedi Ritt
Alex Schlicker
3rd Grade:
Isaac Hendrick
Abigail Kowalski

High Honor Roll - 1st Quarter
8th Grade:
Jake Appold
Alina Damic
Emily EauClaire
7th Grade:
Lillian Garcia
Natalie List
5th Grade:
Charles Begick
Elise Helmreich
4th Grade:
Remy Polzin
Chase Wyman
3rd Grade:
Ava Begick
Elaina Garcia
Sofia Glasser
Noah Helmreich
Hayden Kusterer
Marley Polzin

Honor Roll - 1st Quarter
6th Grade:
Nathan Coyer
4th Grade:
Olivia Matyas
3rd Grade:
Hannah Vermeesch

PTO Students of the Week
Congratulations to this week's Students of the Week—Jake Appold, Garren Curtis, & Cylis Kusterer!
Please Donate
Sunday School is looking for old Christmas cards (religious, please) for a project. Please drop off cards in Miss Stanley’s room. Thank you!
Wanted: Inflatable Costumes
Do you have any inflatable Halloween costumes that you’d be willing to lend to PTO during National Lutheran Schools Week (last week in January)? If so, please contact Kayla Schlicker.

Many Thanks! 
Thank you for supporting St. Paul's Scholastic Book Fair. We smashed our goal and earned $1,100 in FREE books for our classrooms and library! Also, generous shoppers donated an additional 40 books to St. Paul from our "Classroom Wish Lists." A special thank you to the volunteers who gave of their time and talents. You helped to make the Book Fair a huge success. - Kristen Glasser

Thanks From Pastor 
Thank you all for the generous gifts and kind words during Pastor Appreciation Month, especially if I missed a thank you note or the gift was anonymous. I would give up all the fame of a Beatle to be your pastor. Yours, Pr. Matyas

Thanksgiving Food Display 
Our Thanksgiving Cornucopia display in the church will be set up by the elders with all contributed food items being distributed to local food pantries after Thanksgiving Day. All members wishing to contribute to the display, please bring non-perishable food items to the church (basement or narthex) by Sunday, November 24. Thank you.

Bake Sale Help Needed
Help out Thursday-Friday, December 5-6 to get ready for the Ladies Aid Bake Sale on Saturday, December 7. Come and learn how to keep the German baking traditions alive! Contact Angie Buda (397-4198) if you are willing to help.

November's Hot Lunch Menu

November's Church Newsletter
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B Boys & Girls Basketball Schedules
Boys B-Team: Coach Chris Tomczak
November 14
Home vs. St. John's, Midland 6:30 p.m.

November 18
Practice @ Immanuel 4:30 p.m.

November 19
Practice @ Immanuel 4:30 p.m.

November 20 
Home vs. All Saints, 6:30 p.m. (Rescheduled from Nov. 11)

November 21
Home vs. AACS 6:30 p.m.

Girls B-Team: Coach Scott Lowe
November 14
Home vs. St. John's, Midland 5:30 p.m.

November 19
Practice 3:30 p.m.

November 21
Home vs. AACS 5:30 p.m.

Girls Immanuel/St. Paul B-Team:
Coach Chris Samsell &
Assistant Coach Justin Garcia
November 20 
Home vs. All Saints, 5:30 p.m. (Rescheduled from Nov. 11)
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