|Email Upgrade in Progress|
We are in the process of making changes to our emailing system. If you have been having trouble sending us email at St.Paul Lutheran please resend at this time. If you continue to have issues please give us a call at the office 850-678-1298. Thank you for your patience while we do upgrades to our system.
|Every Member Visit -- Training Meetings coming soon!|
We are looking for volunteer Visitation Teams to go out into our community and visit each of our 290 member households. Find out more about our Every Member Visit campaign here.
We are holding training meetings Wednesday, September 17 at 6:30 pm after the Wednesday night dinner and Sunday, September 21 at 4:00 pm for those interested in participating as Visitation Teams. Please attend whichever meeting is most convenient for you -- there is no need to attend both. No experience is necessary, and if you need a partner, we will work that out.
Please sign up on the sheet on the board in Underdahl Hall, even if you think we already know you’re participating as a Visitation Team. Contact Melissa Pearce at email@example.com for more information. We'll see you soon!
|Catechism Classes Start Wednesday, September 17!|
In Catechism Class, students (typically in the 7th grade) receive instruction in the Christian faith as confessed in the teachings of the Lutheran Church. We are offering a one-year program which will end with the Rite of Confirmation, which is a public profession of faith known to Lutherans as an "Affirmation of Baptism."
There will be a Parent & Student Orientation meeting on Sunday, September 7, between services. Classes will be held on Wednesdays from 5:00 to 6:00 pm at church. Look for a registration form in the bulletin, or contact the Church Office to register.
|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 Young Adult Group Meeting|
Christians In Action is weekly group that meets every other Sunday at 5:00 pm in the Library for fellowship, expansion of faith, and outreach for those 19 years and older. We encourage full discussions of life situations and how it pertains to personal faith beliefs while expanding our ability to accept, understand, and grow from one another. We are committed to outreach for the community, our future CIA members, and our congregation. 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. Our group is about having a safe haven for those who are stationed here, home for a brief period, or call Niceville your permanent home. If you have any questions please email STPLCIA14@gmail.com
|"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!
|St. Paul Lutheran School Expands|
As the new school year quickly approaches, we are preparing to add two additional classrooms to St. Paul Lutheran School - a Kindergarten class and a second four-year old class. With these additions, we are in need of several pieces of furniture and other items. We would like to give you the opportunity to sow your gift of love specifically for certain items on the display board in Underdahl Hall, or you may choose an amount to sow into the general fund of the Preschool/Kindergarten. You can watch our progress on the bar graph next to the display board.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, and you can call her at 850-502-7488.
|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.
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 email@example.com. You can also reach her at 850-897-3624.
|St. Paul Lutheran Kindergarten Has Begun!|
St. Paul Lutheran Kindergarten opened this August. The hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 1:30 pm. Our preschool classes are near capacity, and our new Kindergarten is full -- please keep our teachers, students, and parents in your prayers!
|Women of All Ages|
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.
|Tuesday Morning Bible Study|
All are welcome to join the Tuesday Morning Bible Study as we explore the new Beth Moore series, Believing God. This study is based on Isaiah 43:10 and will explore what it means to not only "believe in God", but to "believe Him"! We meet from 9:00 to 10:30 am in the loft. Child care is provided. Contact the Church Office for more information.
|Flower Arrangements for the Altar|
We still have some opportunities available if you wish to sponsor a floral arrangement for the altar this fall. Please check the sign-up calendar on the yellow board in Underdahl Hall and choose a week that suits you. It's a great way to commemorate a birthday, anniversary, or baptismal birthday, and to give glory to God!
|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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.