November 8, 2019
Friday, November 8
6th-8th Grade Dance 7 p.m. 
Sunday, November 10
Benefit Dinner for Wyatt Crouse 11:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 
Tuesday, November 12
Jeremy Horn Concert 7 p.m.
Wednesday, November 13
PTO Meeting 6 p.m. 
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
Fall Bazaar and Cookie Walk
Valley Lutheran Parent Organization is hosting a bazaar and cookie walk on Saturday, November 9 from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. There will be 55 vendors plus hundreds of cookies to choose from for your Christmas needs or to enjoy now! A luncheon will take place from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. in the cafeteria. Admission is free! We look forward to seeing you.

Benefit Dinner for Wyatt Crouse
St. Paul is hosting a pulled pork BBQ dinner on Sunday, November 10. Takeouts will be available and serving will begin at 11:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. in the school gym. A freewill donation will support Wyatt Crouse (Dan Bourdow’s grandson in Texas who fell and suffered a closed head injury). Any help with setting up, serving food, baking desserts, and cleaning up would be greatly appreciated. 

Jeremy Horn Concert
Tuesday, November 12 at 7 p.m. - We welcome back Christian songwriter and singer Jeremy Horn. This will be a casual evening of praise and fellowship. Make plans to join us that evening in the school auditorium. A free-will donation will be taken to help cover Jeremy’s costs.

PTO Meeting
Save the date for November 13 from 6-7 p.m. Dinner and childcare will be provided.

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.

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? 

Ladies Aid Bake Sale 
Our Ladies Aid Bake Sale is Saturday, December 1, 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.
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 the week's Students of the Week—Parker Hechlik & Carson Perkins!
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!
Thank You! 
Harvest Fest was amazing this year! We had beautiful weather, fantastic trunks, smiling volunteers, over 150 kids from our church and neighborhood, and a total of at least 300 people enjoying spending time together! Thank you for your support in every form, we thank God for you! It was truly a pleasure to coordinate this event and a joy to see how God blessed our community through it. Looking forward to next year!

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

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
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B Boys & Girls Basketball Schedules
Boys B-Team: Coach Chris Tomczak
November 11
Away @ All Saints, St. Stan's gym 6:30 p.m.

November 13
Practice @ Immanuel 4:30 p.m.

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

Girls B-Team: Coach Scott Lowe
November 12
Practice 3:30 p.m.

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 11
Away @ All Saints, St. Stan's gym 5:30 p.m.
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