|Church Council - 15 December 7pm|
The council meeting on 15 December, 7PM, will address the following: items brought forth by each board; Budget proposal for 2015; adoption of Facilities Usage Policy; and approval of the Nominating Committee for the 2015 Church Council. The complete agenda can be found in the Council Notebook in the Narthex.
|Lutheran World Relief Quilters|
The Lutheran World Relief Quilters will meet on Friday, 19 December, and Saturday, 20 December, beginning at 9:30AM. Come and go as you like. Help for an hour, all day, or just drop by to talk. We will also take advantage of Christmas vacation time to work on quilts in the Fellowship Hall. For more information call Susan Woodcock, 850-496-5727.
|New Year's Eve - Quiet Prayer and Meditation|
St. Paul will be open New Year's Eve for quiet Prayer and Meditation between 7:00PM and 8:00PM. Pastor Lutz will be present. There will not be a formal worship service.
|Christmas Eve Services • Wednesday, December 24 at 4:30, 7:30, and 11:00 pm|
We have a high-energy service at 4:30 pm Christmas Eve that is sure to entertain impatient children and be a blessing to all ages. We will have Holy Communion at our 7:30 and 11:00 pm services, highlighted by special music and uplifting messages of hope and rejoicing. Each service will close with a Candlelight singing of "Silent Night, Holy Night." Come and share this special time of year with us!
|Thanking the Staff at Christmas Time|
It has become a tradition at St. Paul Lutheran Church to give a small bonus to each of our Staff thanking them for the service that they provide for us throughout the year. This has been accomplished through voluntary contributions given by you. If you wish to contribute toward this tradition, please place your gift in the weekly offering plate or send it to the office. Just write on your envelope the amount that is being given toward Staff Recognition or if you prefer to give cash, designate it also as Staff Recognition so it goes into the correct fund. Please have all contributions in no later than Sunday, December 21st. As always, thank you for your continued support as we move forward at St. Paul Lutheran Church.
|Help Us Feed 20 Families For Christmas|
St. Paul Lutheran Church has received the names of 20 families who need assistance from Sharing and Caring. We are collecting all the trimmings needed to provide a delicious ham dinner and Christmas breakfast for each family -- mashed potatoes, sweet potatoes, green beans, dessert mixes, foil roasting pans, pancake mix, syrup, breakfast cereal, etc. Watch the Sunday bulletin for a complete list, and please add a few of these items to your regular shopping so you can drop them off in the Narthex the next time you're at church. Contact Don Schak if you'd like to help organize and distribute this blessing.
|Thursday Morning Bible Study|
For the next six weeks, the Thursday morning Bible study is focusing on the book of James using the Beth Moore Study. Join us at 9:00 am on Thursday mornings. Childcare is available.
We will be offering a parenting series called "Loving Our Kids On Purpose: Preparing our Kids for the Kingdom of God" on Wednesday nights, 6:00 to 7:15 pm in the kindergarten classroom. The classes will begin on Wednesday, January 7, and continue through Wednesday, March 4. There is a cost of $20 per person/couple and includes one workbook. All parents, grandparents, teachers, or children's workers are welcome! For more information or a registration form, stop by the display in the Narthex or contact Neicy at 850-259-8090 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
|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!
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 email@example.com, and you can call her at 850-502-7488.
|"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!
|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
|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. In January, we will begin the five-part series "Discerning God's Will: The Basics of Discernment," led by Pastor Lutz as part of our search for a new pastor. We will meet January 11, 25, February 8, 22, and March 8. 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. Bring a snack, dish, dessert, or drink to share. 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 or call 850-682-6925..
|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!
|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.