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LUTHERAN CHURCH NICEVILLE FLORIDA
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30 pm. Adults: $6; Child 3-12: $3.00; Child Under 3: Free
Lutheran World Relief Quilts
Preschool & Kindergarten

SERVICE HOURS

Join us Sundays for the Traditional Service at 8:30 AM or the Contemporary Service at 10:30 AM
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YOUTH

Join our youth groups as we have an exciting time with fun activities, learning and ministering.
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CALENDAR

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OCTOBER 2014 EVENTS CALENDAR
ST. PAUL LUTHERAN CHURCH REFORMATION FESTIVAL • SUNDAY, OCTOBER 26 • ONE SERVICE AT 10:00 AM!

Everyone's invited to our annual Reformation Festival Sunday, October 26, presented by Lutheran Men in Mission. Prices remain unchanged at $4.00 for children 12 and under, $8.00 for individual adults, and $22.00 for families (household only please). Menu includes: Bratwurst, Gourmet Hot Dogs, Tossed Salad, Deutsche Brotchen, Chef Diane's Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage and Potato Salad, and Drinks! Remember, if you're coming, bring a dessert to share!

Speaking of delicious food --- come join us in the Kitchen Saturday, October 25 at 10:00 am and help put it all together! Call Diane at 974-0390 and lend a hand!

Fun Family Activities include Space Walk Slides & Obstacle Course • German Music • Sunny Patch Farms Petting Zoo

 
Time & Talent Forms for 2015 • An Offering of Time

Have you returned your Time & Talent Forms yet? Please fill one out (you can download and print one here) and place it in the basket on the pew beside the Sanctuary doors in Underdahl Hall. Even if you are discontinuing your service in an area, please update your form so we have accurate volunteer information. We will bring all of these to the Altar to be blessed in late October. Help us reach our goal of 100% response as we share our Time and our Talents!

 
Help us welcome New Members at our early service November 2 • And remember to "Fall Back"

We will be receiving new members at our 8:30 am service on Sunday, November 2 (All Saints Day). Please join us for a reception immediately following the service and introduce yourselves to these fellow saints! And remember to turn your clocks BACK one hour -- Daylight Savings Time ends in the wee hours of November 2, so if you arrive at 7:30 am, you may be lonely!

 
What's Cooking at St. Paul Lutheran??

Join us for our Wednesday Evening Meals, served in the Parish Hall from 5:30 to 6:30 pm and prepared FROM SCRATCH by our own volunteers led by Diane Ballard. Make your reservations no later than Monday by 10:00 am -- our low, low prices are possible because we are careful about quantities and quality, so please let us know if you need to cancel a reservation, too. Just $6 for adults, $3 for children age 3 to 12, and free for kids under 3 years! Add $1 for each to-go meal. See our exciting menu here! 

 
OFFICE HOURS & STAFF
Office Hours: 8:30 am - 3:30 pm             Closed for lunch: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


Ms. Amy Silva - Office Manager

Ms. Patti Jasinski - Bookkeeper

Ms. Crystal Rossman - School Secretary
 
"Like" us on Facebook

You can find us as “St. Paul Lutheran Church and School of Niceville” – share the page with your friends to help spread the word about the great things God is doing in our lives!

 
Prayer Requests

Please contact Regina Humphrey to participate in St. Paul’s Prayer Chain and join us as we lift up our prayers for our members and friends. If you are in need of prayer support, please contact the pastors, the church office or Regina to have your concerns added to this powerful network of love and care. You can email Regina at regina.humphrey@cox.net, and you can call her at 850-502-7488.

 
Commemoration Events

We are looking for volunteers to participate in a commemoration of Pastor Underdahl's many years of service to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Please contact Audrey Hains either in person or at abhains@gmail.com. You can also reach her at 850-897-3624.

 
St. Paul Lutheran Church Staff Email Addresses Updated

You can still email the stpaul@stpaulniceville.com and it will be sent out to the office.  However if you want to reach a specific person their new email addresses are:  Pastor Bob Lutz: Bob.Lutz@stpaulniceville.com, Pastor John Underdahl: John.Underdahl@stpaulniceville.com , Amy Silva, Office Manager: Amy.Silva@stpaulniceville.com, Crystal Rossman (Preschool/Front Office Assistant: Crystal.Rossman@stpaulniceville.com, Neicy Mott, School Director: Neicy.Mott@stpaulniceville.com.

 
Help Support the Kimberly Home

The Lutheran Women Florida have chosen to help support the Kimberly Home, located in Clearwater, FL, through January 2015. We will be taking a Love Offering Sunday, November 2, for Kimberly Home, which is a non-profit pregnancy resource center that assists women in unplanned or troubling pregnancies. This center provides a host of services including counseling, material assistance, infant and toddler daycare, transitional housing, and referrals to resources throughout the community. They also make referrals to adoption resources. Please consider making a donation to this worthy organization -- use the offering envelopes in the Narthex and place your donation in the offering plate on November 2.

 
WELCA Fall Gathering • November 14 to 16 at Lake Yale

The WELCA Fall Gathering is November 14 to16 at Lake Yale Retreat Center in Leesburg, FL,  which is near Ocala.
Those who have gone in the past years will tell you what a wonderful weekend it is. 
The theme this year is “I have Called You by Name, You Are Mine” Isaiah 43:1. 
Please take a look at the website, flwelca.com for more information. 
The tentative plan will be to take the church van leaving on Friday morning around 7:00 am arriving at Lake Yale by round 4:00 pm.
Play, sing, worship, visit, laugh, all with a good dose of the Holy Spirit. Then home by 7:00 pm Sunday afternoon.
NOTE: Middle school and high school girls are also welcome! Sister Michelle is awesome and has great plans just for teenagers. 

 
WELCA Ministries Thursday Morning Bible Study

All women of the church are invited to join a Thursday morning bible study provided by WELCA Ministries Thursdays at 9:00 am. This series of eight programs for groups, each designed to take about 60 to 90 minutes, offers a wide variety of opportunities to explore together what God is calling you to be and do.  Jo Jones and Bev Byrne will facilitate the study. Child Care is provided!

 
CIA: Table Talk • Young Adult Group Meeting

Table Talk is a growing group that meets every other Sunday from 5:00 to 6:30 pm for fellowship, expansion of faith, and outreach for those 19 years and older. We have discussed fear, the power of prayer, and our personal Christian path. You do not need to be a member of our church to be a CIA member. Please come as you are, when you can, with whomever you want. Bring a snack, dish, dessert, or drink to share. Our group is about having a safe haven for those who are stationed here, or are home for a brief period, or call Niceville their permanent home. Child Care and activities are provided for nursery and school-age children.  If you have any questions, please contact Candace Arvanetes or Jo Jones at STPLCIA14@gmail.com.

 
Communion Available For Those with Gluten and Alcohol Sensitivities

We are offering gluten-free wafers as well as grape juice if you would like a substitute for traditional wafers or wine.  If you wish to receive a gluten-free wafer, please take the appropriate wafer from glass dish in the center of the plate. Grape juice is located in the center of the communion wine trays.

 
Women's Sunday School Class

If you are not participating in a Sunday School Class already, you are invited to join us as we continue our study on becoming a woman of faith. Bring your coffee and be prepared for fellowship, fun, and a good lesson.  We meet during the Sunday School hour in the office conference room.

 
Welcome Pastor Bob Lutz and Christine

Pastor Bob Lutz will serve as our full-time Associate Pastor until Pastor Underdahl retires, and then will continue as our interim pastor until the congregation has completed the call process for a new senior pastor. Please feel free to contact Pastor Lutz at the church, Monday through Thursday, 10:00 am to Noon; at pastorbl@stpaulniceville.com, or by phone at 850-843-3083.

 
Video Recording Services

St. Paul has an excellent video recording system for use at special services or events (weddings, baptisms, etc.).  Please contact Bob Hoffman for details.  We are also looking for interested individuals that would like to volunteer for camera operating and/or video processing.  Contact the office for more information.