St. Paul's Weekly -
October 15, 2017


This Week at St. Paul 
Tuesday 6:15 pm
6:45 pm
7:10 pm
Church Council Meeting
Choir Practice
Wednesday 6:30-8:00 pm 7th & 8th Grade Catechism Class
Thursday 8:30 am
9:30 am
6:00 pm
St. Paul’s Quilters
Bible Study
Contemporary Music Practice
Saturday 4:30 pm Worship Service with Mission Festival
Sunday 8:00 am
9:10 am
10:30 am
Worship Service with Mission Festival
Bible Study/Family Impressions
Worship Service with Mission Festival

Altar Flowers Altar flowers this weekend are in celebration of Jim & Mary Benotch’s wedding anniversary.
New Members At our services this weekend, we are privileged to welcome these new members to our spiritual family - Ben Phillip, Deliah Otte, Vicki Walsh, Rozella Buss, Fred & Connie Frederickson.
College Care Thank You Thanks to all who contributed to the College Care Project with care package items; or gifts of money for gift cards and postage; or giving of time to collect materials needed. Care boxes were sent out to 28 students living on or near campus; and Subway gift cards were sent to 13 students commuting from home.  The Ladies Aid appreciates the support from the congregation for this project.  Those students know that we as a congregation think about them and remember them in our prayers.
Congregational Forum & Quarterly Voters Meeting On October 29th our voters meeting an congregational forum will be held at 9:10 am.  Please plan to attend the meeting - be informed, be involved in serving the Lord and in serving one another in love.
Church Pictorial If you were unable to have your pictures taken during our September or October photo dates, there is still a way to participate in our Church Directory.  If you submit a digital image of your family, along with $10, we will include your picture in the directory and you will receive a copy of the directory.  Pictures can be e-mailed to  Checks should be made payable to St. Paul's Lutheran Church with "church directory" in the memo portion of the check.  Pictures and money should be at the church by October 22nd.
8x10’s from LifeTouch If you did not purchase pictures from LifeTouch from the September photo dates- some of the free 8x10 portraits were sent to St. Paul’s.  The portrait is in your mailbox in the Media Room.

Office Volunteers Our church secretary will be going on vacation in a few weeks, so we could use some volunteers to answer the phone in the office on November 2-3, 6-10.  If you can come in for about 3 hours in the morning on one or more of those days, please let Pastor Albrecht know.
Christmas Cards Our St. Paul’s Ladies Aid have stocked the shelves in the overflow area with Christmas cards that are available for purchase.  They are sold by the box and the price is on the back of the box.  We also have birthday, encouragement, sympathy and other cards on sale in the overflow area.  These cards are either sold singly or by the box.  Stop by today and check out the selection.
Comfort For Those Who Grieve On Saturday, November 4th, there will be a gathering to encourage those who miss loved ones who have died.  Whether the loss is recent or long ago, you are invited to come and be comforted in Christ and to support and encourage one another.  We will meet here at church from 9:00-10:30 am.
Qualified Charitable Distribution - Would you like to give offerings with money that's never been taxed? If you're 70.5 years or older and have a traditional IRA, you can make a charitable contribution directly from your IRA tax-free!  Ask Pastor Berger for more details or talk to your financial planner.
Youth For Christ Wreath Sale The Youth For Christ is selling wreaths.  Orders for wreaths can be placed through November 5th.  Any questions, contact Laurie Behm at 410-3217. Forms, envelopes and the box to leave completed orders with payment is on the table in the room with mailboxes.
Quilt St. Paul’s Quilters Group is offering a Quilt.  An exquisite quilt (65”x 80”) is on display in our entryway.  A $5 suggested donation per entry can be made (no limit).  Proceeds will go toward quilting costs and hurricane relief missions.  Drawing will take place November 2nd or when costs are covered.  Please fill out a slip for each $5 donation with name and phone number and drop in the designated collection box along with your donation near the quilt display.
Attendance Last Week:                                                   Ministry Investments:
Worship - 80 (Sat), 102 (Sun early), 94 (Sun late)             Gifts Year to Date: - $225,411.43
Total Weekend Worship - 276                                         Expenses Year to Date: - $237,305.61
Bible Study/Family Impressions - 93                               Difference Year to Date: - ($11,894.18)