|Advent & Christmas Eve Schedule|
Advent Midweek Holy Communion Service
Wednesday, December 20 at 6:30 pm
A beautiful service with the theme “The Angels of Advent”, with an Advent candle lighting and Holy Communion.
Christmas Eve Services
Sunday, December 24th
10:00am- A Worship Service of Lessons and Carols.
4:30pm- “The Family Celebration Service” Full of Christmas Carols and fun for the entire family to celebrate the birth of the Christ Child.
7:30pm- The “Holy Communion Service with Carols and Candles” will be a traditional and beautiful service with the sounds of a Sanctuary Choir and Harp.
11:00pm-The “Holy Communion Service with Carols and Candles”. Greet Christmas morning in Liturgy and Sacrament with the Sanctuary Choir and Harp.
Traditional candlelight closing at all services.
*Childcare provided at all services except the Christmas Eve Service at 11:00pm.
Our weekly family dinner will precede the Advent Services beginning at 5:30 PM in the Gathering Room. A delicious homemade meal is served with a dessert. As always coffee, iced tea, lemonade and water are included. Those interested in the meal are requested to contact the church office at 678-1298 prior to 10:00 AM, the Monday before to make reservations. Meal prices are $7.00 for adults, $3.00 for Children 3 to 12 and children under 3 years of age eat free.
|All Youth in 7th through 12th Grades -- Come Join Us!|
Youth Group meets in the Loft of Underdahl Hall every Wednesday night at 6:00 pm to enjoy a snack supper and Bible study, along with great fellowship. Check it out!
|Please Notice Traffic Change - Private Road off Hwy 20 Closed During School Hours|
To ensure everyone's safety, the private road leading to the parking lot directly from John Sims Parkway will be closed during school hours. Please access the parking lot by turning at the corner of Tamarack Road and John Sims Pkwy, then using one of the upper entrances. Thank you!
|Everyone's Welcome at Our Wednesday Evening Fellowship Meals |
Mark your calendars every Wednesday and come enjoy the fellowship and the food. Do you want to know what's for dinner? Check here!!
And don't just thank the kitchen volunteers -- BECOME ONE!! Contact Diane Ballard, Carl Spring, or anyone you've seen in the kitchen wearing an apron. You don't need skills, you just need spirit! Each week we need help Tuesday from 10 am to 2 pm (bring a lunch) and Wednesday from 4:30 to 7:00 pm -- pick a time that works for you, and join in the fun!
Remember to make your reservation on the list posted in Underdahl Hall or by filling out the tear-off form at the bottom of the announcement page of the bulletin each Sunday. We need final numbers by Monday morning. Also indicate if you need a gluten-free meal, as those are available with advance notice.
You know the outstanding value of our made-from-scratch Fellowship Meals -- for just $7 per adult, $3 per child, and free for kids under age 3, dining with us makes good economic sense as well as providing good food and good fellowship. Meals to go cost $1 extra. We look forward to seeing a full house on Wednesday!
|It's Easy to Keep Up With Your Pledge -- Electronic Transfer Makes Giving Simple!|
Sign up for Electronic Bank Transfer and your pledge will be fulfilled automatically. No more worries about envelopes and checks, or leaving your offering on the counter on your way out the door! Just print out the Electronic Giving Authorization Form and fill it out completely. Attach the required documents (voided check or deposit slip) and return to the St. Paul Lutheran Church Office. Your electronic giving will begin shortly after we receive your authorization. Offering envelopes are available if you prefer to give in that manner, as well.
It's easy, and it helps us continue the important ministry of St. Paul Lutheran Church -- go Electronic today!
|Table Talk • Young Adult Group Meeting - Open to All!|
Table Talk is a growing group that meets for fellowship, expansion of faith, and outreach for those 19 years and older -- pretty much for all ages. We meet on the first and third Sundays of the month at 5:00 pm. Bring a dish to share and join us in Underdahl Hall.
You do not need to be a member of our church to join our meetings. Please come as you are, when you can, with whomever you want. Child Care is provided for nursery and school-age children. If you have any questions, please contact Candace Arvanetes or Jo Jones at STPLCIA14@gmail.com or call 850-682-6925.
|WELCA Thursday Morning Bible Study Meets at 9:30 am|
We are meeting Thursdays at 9:30 am in Underdahl Hall. Please contact the Church Office if you need child care so we may have it available for you. We are studying Galations: Christian Faith and Christian Freedom.
In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we are studying one of Luther's favorite topics: the doctrine of justification by grace through faith for Christ's sake, which he saw as the heart of Paul's letter to the Christians in Galatia. The study is written by Kit Kleinhans, a professor at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa, and shared in the WELCA publication Gather.
Come join us!
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 Pastor Lutz, the church office or Regina to have your concerns added to this powerful network of love and care. You can email Regina at firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can call her at 850-502-7488.
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|OFFICE HOURS: 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Friday|
Staff: Amy Silva, Office Manager • Patti Jasinski, Bookkeeper
|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.
|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.