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nullHelp Us Help Others This Christmas!

It's almost time for our Care & Share group to pack Christmas Boxes of food for people in need. If you know of someone, please let us know. (They don't have to be members of St. Paul!) Names need to be submitted by December 3. 

Thank you for helping us help our community!

 

 

School Roof Update

Update on Fund Drive to Repair School Roof

nullAs has been the case so often in the past, you, our members, have responded when approached about a special need-- in this case the need to replace the roof on our school building.

You may recall that last winter, after a stretch of particularly difficult weather, we experienced water leaks at a number of locations throughout the school gym. Several contractors came out to examine the roof and none were able to identify where the leak could be coming from. After quite a bit of investigation the trustees concluded that the leaks are due to network of normally invisible cracks in the roofing material that have developed over time. It is, unfortunately, not unusual to experience this sort of thing with a roof that is as old as ours is.

The "bottom line" is that there isn't a single crack that can be repaired or a simple hole that can be patched. The entire roof on the gym needs to be replaced at a cost of approximately $12,000-13,000. Since the roof on the other areas of the school building is of a similar age, it would be ideal, and the most cost effective, to have them all done at the same time. Because of that, we began a fund drive at the beginning of October with a goal of $20,000 to enable us to replace the entire school roof. 

We've now come to the official end of the fund drive and, although we haven't reached the goal, we've received $14,118.00. In addition, another rather significant gift has been pledged and should be received in the next few weeks. Those funds will allow us to move forward with the work as soon as possilbe and replace the gym roof and at least part of the other areas. 

Thank You!

Even though the drive is officially over, it is the most cost effective to replace the entire roof now, so if you are in a position to consider another gift to help us reach the $20,000 goal, it would be very much appreciated. 

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Newsletter Soon Available by Email

We'll soon be sending out our monthly newsletter by email, as well as by regular mail. Use the form below to add your email to our mailing list. 

FAQ's

Why the change?

We're continuing to try to improve our communication within the congregation. One of the ways that we're doing that is by adjusting the way our newsletter is distributed. About a year ago or so, we stopped mailing them and started putting them in mailboxes. In order to try to reach some of our members who aren't able to be with us as regularly, we're making two changes: 1) we're starting an email version of the newsletter for all who request it and 2) we're going back to mailing them to everyone else. 

The biggest concern with this approach is the cost. The more people sign up to receive it by email, the more we save on postage. This is especially true since, even if we mailed them to all of our members, we no longer send out enough copies to qualify for the lower, bulk mailing rate. 

When will the change start?

We'll start mailing/emailing the newsletter starting in January 2018. (back to top)

What happens if I do nothing?

If you don't sign up to receive it by email, you'll continue getting a paper copy of the newsletter. The only change will be that, starting in January, it will be mailed to your home rather than put in your mailbox at church. (back to top)

What does the email newsletter look like?

You can preview it in this recent post. (back to top)

Can I sign up to get the email version and still get a paper copy mailed to me?

In order to save on postage, we're hoping that the email newsletter will replace the paper copy for most of our members. However, you may continue to receive a printed copy, as well. Just select 'Yes' in the form under "Continue to receive paper copy by mail." (back to top)

Don't you already have my email address?

Unfortunately, the answer is probably no. In the past, people preferred not to give that information out when asked. As a result, we have very few email addresses in our records. Even if we do have it, though, this also serves as a way to allow you to give us permission to add you to this email list. We don't want to simpy start sending you unsolicited emails. (back to top)

Will the list be used for other news and events, too?

If you give us permission, we'll also update you about news and events in specific areas of our ministry such as Bible studies, Christ the King Lutheran School, Little Knights Preschool, men's ministry (LLL), women's ministry (LWML, Ladies' Aid), and several more. You can choose only those areas that interest you and can change these preferences at any time by contacting the church office. (back to top)

How do I unsubscribe?

If you change your mind at any time, just contact the church office or use the instructions at the bottom of each email. We will automatically start mailing a paper copy of the newsletter to your home. (back to top)

 

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November Newsletter Available

Feedback Needed

As we have recently announced, we'll soon be making our newlsetter available by email. To prepare for the transition, we're "beta testing" the electronic version of the newsletter. Please give the current version a look and let us know what you think, either by adding a comment at the bottom of the page or by contacting us. Thanks!
 

 

Potluck in Honor of Bev Wiltse Sun, Nov. 19

Help Us Say 'Thank You'!

After 18 years of faithful service, our church secretary, Bev Wiltse, is retiring to take on new oppoChurch Secretary Bev Wiltsertunities to serve her Lord. Help us show her our appreciation on Sunday, November 19. We'll give thanks to God for all the ways that Bev has contributed to the ministry here at St. Paul and pray for His continued blessing upon her and her family as she begins a new chapter. Please also join us immediately following the 10:30 a.m. service. in the school gym for a potluck at which she will be the guest of honor.

We thank and praise God for all the blessings we have experienced through Bev and the many lives that she has touched. 

 

 

 

 

Voters' Meeting Sun., Nov. 12

Our next regular voters' meeting will be held on Sunday, November 12, after the late service (~11:45 a.m.).

Agenda items include:

  • Reports from Pastor & Principal
  • Reports from boards & committees
  • Update on financial standing
  • Update on fund drive to replace gym roof

Please be sure to be there as we take care of the business of our faith family. 

Sunday School Starts Sept 10

Our Sunday School Superintendent, Mrs. Megan Sattelberg, and Assistant Superintendent, Mrs. Carly Valentine, are making sure everything is ready for the start of a brand new school year. Read more about the importance of Christian education or Pre-register here 

Why?

St. Paul writes about the value of the ongoing study of God's Word. He describes the benefits this way: "[14] so that we may no longer be children, tossed to and fro by the waves and carried about by every wind of doctrine, by human cunning, by craftiness in deceitful schemes." (Ephesians 4:14, ESV)

Mrs. Schuette's Sunday School Class 2015Paul is pointing to two big reasons for studying God's Word. First, while it could be said of any period in history, there are many different voices in our time talking to us about God. They're generally well-intentioned, but often wrong. Is your child equipped to tell the difference? Second, each of us will experience all sorts of things in this life that will challenge our faith. "Can I really believe in a loving God if... ?" The answer is knowing God's Word-- the Bible.

While there are several books of the Bible that simply teach 'doctrine', most of it contains the stories of God's people. Your child will be exploring those stories-- how the faith of God's people was tested in good times and in difficult times; what it means to have faith; and what it is that we have faith in-- in order to be strengthened and grow spiritually.  

When & Where?

Sunday school meets every Sunday from 9:15 - 10:10 a.m. in the school building.

Who?

All children in preschool through 8th grade are invited.

You don't have to be members of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Children who don't attend Christ the King Lutheran School are especially welcome.

How?

Use the form below to pre-register your child (yes, you'll have to fill it out and submit it once for each child-- sorry!)

Pre-Register Now

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