This Week at St. Paul's


For Next Sunday: Isaiah 64:1−9; 1 Corinthians 1:3−9; Mark 11:1−10; Psalm 80:1−7

November 23 “These blessings have not descended upon us in restricted measure, but overflow and abound. They are the blessings and bounty of God … In accordance with the wise custom of the civil magistrate since the first settlements in this land and with the rule established from the foundation of this Government … do appoint … a day of National Thanksgiving and Prayer, enjoining the people upon that day to meet in their churches for the praise of Almighty God and to return heartfelt thanks to Him for all His goodness and loving kindness.” President William Howard Taft, November 5, 1910 – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life •

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Overcoat mishap! On Sunday, Nov. 16, a men’s black, wool coat was taken by mistake. The coat’s brand names involved are Stafford & Jos. A. Bank. See Art & Esther Pinnow, check with an usher, or the reception desk for help.

2015 CHURCH NEWSLETTER SPONSORS. Would you like to sponsor the “Messenger” for a month in 2015? A donation of $100.00 will help cover the monthly expense of paper and postage for each newsletter. Please contact Margo Ernst at the church office, 423-2496, if you are interested, and please indicate if your sponsorship is in memory/honor of a loved one or special occasion. (Available months: January, February, July/August, September, November and December.)

Grandparents/VIP Day | Wednesday, November 26 • 8:30-11:30 am. It is a full day of school, with the special Grandparents or VIP. Our special guests may meet their grandchildren in the church as the children make their way into Chapel (sitting as families). There will be a printed schedule to guide the rest of the day's activities.

SAVE THIS DATE TO DECORATE! December 6 & 20 • 9:00 am • Join in and lend a hand to decorate the sanctuary for Christmas. We do not have a group that does this yearly. It is done by volunteers. We need both men and women, because there is some heavy lifting. On Dec. 6th, we’ll be assembling and decorating the trees along with hanging the garland and wreaths. On Dec. 20th, we raise the banners, the Nativity is set up, and poinsettias arranged. You’ll enjoy the fellowship and this opportunity to serve your church.

The 4th Sunday Bible Study is still in need of a refreshment person, possibly a team so each would have only 6 Sundays to take care of. Please contact the church office: 423-2496

GOLDEN HEIRS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CARRY-IN DINNER | Tuesday December, 9, 2014 at Noon • Reservations due by Dec. 7. Games and Entertainment will follow the meal • Please bring a can of fruit, vegetables, or soup for the Concordia Theological Seminary food bank. Slow Cooker Pulled-Pork Sandwiches will be served. Sign up for a dessert, vegetable, or salad on the counter in the elevator hallway. Please bring a wrapped white elephant gift ( this means nothing of any great value, that you perhaps wish to clean from your shelf or have received from other white elephant gifts) It should not cost you a penny. If your name is on the signup sheet then you need to write all names that are coming so we have an accurate count for preparing the meat. Thank-you.

Poinsettia Sales: Red, White, Pink | Cost $12 • Order by Thanksgiving Weekend. Flowers delivered to St Paul’s School Friday, December 12. Each flower you buy earns the 8th grader $3.50 towards his or her Washington, D.C. trip! You will get a medium size flower (of your choice). Flowers can be picked up at school at 3:15 p.m., Dec. 12(or the 8th grader from whom you purchased the flower can deliver the flower to you.) Thank you for your support!

SCRIP (Gift Card Purchase) Sunday between services • 9:45–10:45 am
Monday & Friday from 8:30–9:30 am • Church SCRIP Office
PLEASE NOTE - CHRISTMAS HOURS: Sundays – December 7, 14, & 21 – Between Services | Sunday – December 28 – Between Services
Sunday – January 4– Between Services
Return to normal hours – Monday – January 5th – 8:30 – 9:30 a.m.
Email orders: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 9:00 am • Filled only on Mon./Fri. Payment due when you pick up your purchases

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