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The family of faith at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church would love to share with you God’s Riches At Christ’s Expense.

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ST. PAUL'S WEEKLY                                                                          November 22/23, 2014

 

Please Consider:  Your Stewardship Committee thanks you for all the gifts you have given to St. Paul's and encourages your continued generosity. About five months into our fiscal year, the budget is running behind. Please remember our congregation's ministry in your prayers and please also consider giving an extra gift, if you are able, during the seasons of Thanksgiving and Christmas.

Crafts For Missions: Again this year we invite our members to make and donate items for our “Crafts for Missions”.  You may bring items between now and early December and place them on the tables in the room with the mailboxes.  Members can then “buy” items by giving an offering to missions.  The offering will be sent to our WELS Christian Aid & Relief Fund. 

Wish List:  We have updated our “Wish List” to include a number of projects that we plan to undertake in the not so distant future.  If you want to give a gift for one of these projects you may simply write the name of the project near the extra line on a weekly offering envelope.  Gifts may also be given in memory of loved ones.

Deadly Desires - Our NEW BIBLE STUDY continues this week.  Pastor Berger will lead this study and discussion on the hot-topic of homosexuality. What does God actually say?  Why?  How does God want us to treat those who struggle with this issue?  TEENS AND ADULTS are invited to share their thoughts and experiences, please join us on Thursday mornings at 9:30 or Sundays at 9:10.

Items No Longer Needed:  A member of our congregation has some items they no longer need in their home and are offering them to other members free of charge.  There is a red corduroy couch, a portable dishwasher and a microwave.  If anyone would be interested in them - please call Marianne Thornton.

WELS Hymnal Project: The WELS Hymnal project is seeking your assistance. They are conducting a survey that is intended for any and all worshipers in our church body to complete. The survey consists of approximately twenty questions and shouldn't take more than ten minutes to complete. The survey will remain open through November and can be found here: http://welshymnal.com/research/member-survey. Thank you for your assistance!

OWLS Cards: Our St. Paul’s OWLS have stocked the shelves in the overflow area with Christmas cards to purchase for the upcoming holiday season.  All cards are reasonably priced (prices are marked on the bottom of the boxes).  There is also a selection of birthday, anniversary, encouragement, sympathy, and baby cards.  Cards are sold by the card or by the box (single cards are in the baskets - please don’t take single cards from boxed sets).  Stop by and check out the selection of the cards.

Thanksgiving Worship: We give thanks to God for his blessings and goodness in our Thanksgiving Worship Services - Wednesday, November 26th at 6:30 pm and Thursday, November 27th at 9:00 am.  “Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.” (Psalm 136:1)

Church Decorating: It is time to celebrate the arrival of our Savior, Jesus Christ!  Please join us on Sunday, November 30th, after the late service, to decorate our church for Christmas.  A potluck lunch will be served, so please bring a dish to pass, and your own beverage.  Thank you to Cecelia Brooks for coordinating this.

Advent Wreath Volunteers: This year again we invite our members - individuals, friends, or families - to light the Advent wreath candles for any of our Advent services.  There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board across from your mailboxes in the Media Room.  Please choose a service time and date - and “let your light shine”.

Advent Worship Services: We will have 3 Mid-week Advent Services this year.  The services will be held on December 3rd, 10th, & 17th at 6:30 pm.  Advent suppers will be served at 5:30 pm each week, also.

Ladies Aid Christmas Pot-Luck: The Ladies Aid Christmas Party will be on Thursday, December 4th with a pot-luck luncheon at 12:00 Noon followed by musical entertainment.  Ladies - remember to bring a guest.  If in need of a ride, call Verna Butt.

 Seminary Chorus Christmas Concert: Join the Seminary Chorus for its Christmas concert on December 14 at 3 & 7 pm in Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary’s Auditorium. Besides anthems for the choir and hymns for the congregation, the program features The Story of Christmas Night by Fritz Reuter.  The 3 pm service will be streamed live at www.wels.net/streams.  For over 150 years, Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary has been preparing pastors for the worldwide mission of WELS. These pastors go out with the same good news of the shepherds, telling people that a Savior has been born—and died and rose too. Join us to hear this good news presented in song. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.  Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary Auditorium is located at 11831 N Seminary Drive, Mequon WI

 

 

This Week at St. Paul’s

Monday

6:00 pm Bible Information Class

Tuesday

6:15 pm Handbell Practice

7:10 pm Choir Practice

Wednesday

6:30 pm Thanksgiving Worship Service

Thursday

9:00 am Thanksgiving Worship Service

Saturday

4:30 pm Worship Service

Sunday

8:00 am Worship Service

9:10 am Sunday School/Bible Study

10:30 am Worship Service

11:30 am Church Decorating & Pot-Luck Lunch

 

 

Happy Thanksgiving!                                                                                   November 2014

 

            Lutheran Mobile Clinic has so much to be thankful for this year! 2014 has been a very busy time.  We’ve seen over 5,000 patients per month. Villagers walk long distances to our clinic sites for medical care.  They also hear about Jesus’ love for them because each of our clinic days begins with a devotion, prayer and a hymn.  The voices of the African people create a beautiful harmony.

            Malaria is still very common with the children and adults.  Malaria is the disease carried by certain mosquitos.  The good news is the Malawi government has a good supply of the medicine to give us so our clinic does not have to buy as much. This medicine is expensive and not having to buy it means we have money for other needed supplies. We are very thankful for the donations from our WELS churches and schools such as yours that make it possible for us to buy those supplies, medications, food for our nutrition program, and fuel for traveling to and from our clinic sites.

            We have been in the process of ordering a new Toyota Land Cruiser ambulance, again thanks to very generous people. Without a special Land Cruiser ambulance it is very difficult for our staff to reach the villages for clinic.  We use the ambulance to transport very ill patients to the nearby hospitals.  People in the villages usually walk, ride in an ox cart or take a bicycle taxi. As you can probably imagine, none of these options are ideal for someone who is ill even when available.

 

Macintosh HD:Users:kari:Pictures:iPhoto Library:Previews:2013:05:24:20130524-100240:D761B079-C858-4E07-AAB8-6E12334D447E:DSC00614.JPGYet another blessing I would like to share is our latest project. Lutheran Mobile Clinic has a garden at each clinic site. Our staff is involved in a training right now that we hope will make our gardens useful all year long, even in the dry season. Through special planting techniques and organic composting we believe we can accomplish this. Artificial fertilizers have been used in Malawi for many years and it is a challenge to get people to try new things. We made our first compost out of resources found around our clinic building – leaves, twigs, grasses, and a few other things.  It is so exciting to see what we can grow and what we can share with the villagers.  We also hope this will encourage everyone who sees our gardens that they also can do this in their own homes and villages. 

 

We give thanks and praise for all we have been given.  God’s blessings to each of you!!

Kari Belter (Lutheran Mobile Clinic Nurse-in-charge)

 

“All praise and thanks to God the Father now be given, The Son, and him who reigns with them in highest heaven, The one eternal God, Whom earth and heav’n adore! For thus is was, is now, and shall be evermore.” CW 610 vs. 3

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communion Schedule

1st & 3rd Sundays of the month all services

The Wisconsin Synod practices close(d) communion.

We invite to commune at our altar those who are members of congregations and synods in our fellowship.