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St. Paul's Weekly -
December 1, 2019


This Week at St. Paul's 
Monday 6:30 pm Bible Information Class
Tuesday 10:30 am
6:00 pm
7:10 pm
Omro Care
Handbells
Choir Practice
Wednesday 5:00 pm
6:00 pm
7:00 pm
Supper
Advent Worship Service
Catechism Study
Thursday 8:30 am
9:30 am
12:00 pm
6:00 pm
6:30 pm
St Paul’s Quilters
Bible Study
Ladies Aid Christmas Pot-Luck Luncheon
Contemporary Music Practice
Men’s Group
Saturday 4:30 pm Worship Service
Sunday 8:00 am
9:10 am
10:30 am
Worship Service
Bible Study/Family Impressions
Child Center Christmas Service

Flowers Altar flowers this weekend are in celebration of Michelle Stone’s birthday from her family.
 
Christmas Decorating Sunday, December 1st, right after the late service we plan to decorate the church for Christmas.  There will be a potluck lunch.  All volunteers are welcome.
 
Advent Suppers Before the three mid-week Advent services, supper will be served from 5:00-5:45 pm.  There are sign-up sheets on the bulletin board for volunteers to set-up, serve, bring desserts and clean up, your help is welcome and appreciated.  The dates are Wednesday, December 4, 11 & 18.
 
Ladies Aid The December meeting of Ladies Aid will be Thursday, December 5th.  We will start with a potluck meal at NOON in the church basement.  Bring a Dish to Share and a wrapped White Elephant Gift.  Hostesses will be Rozella Buss and Mary Harper.  Guests are encouraged to join in to celebrate Christmas.
 
Veterans' lunch - Veterans and spouses are invited to gather for lunch at Woodeye's (self-pay) on Friday December 6 at Noon. Please sign up across from mailboxes by December 1 so we can give a head count.
 
Christmas Wreaths The Christmas wreath order is scheduled to be delivered to church by Friday, December 6th.

Child Center Christmas The Child Center Christmas program will be presented during the 10:30 service on December 8th.  Members of the congregation are invited and encouraged to attend.
 
Men’s Christmas Choir We are looking for volunteers to sing Silent Night in German on Christmas Eve.  Practice would be Sunday, December 22 at 9:45.  A sign-up sheet is in the front classroom or contact Renee Hoffman for more information at 920-252-2806.
 
Gifts For The Homebound Ministry On December 9th the Ladies Aid will be packing treats for the homebound members.  You may bring in donations of fruit (smaller sized and no bananas, please), cookies, candy or packaged treats.  Donations may be left in the kitchen until 9:30 on December 9th.  Please label your items for “Home-Bound” members treat bags.  We expect to assemble about 17 packages.  We appreciate the donations and help that we receive from our fellow members.  If you have any questions, please call Irene Petrik (582-7734).
 
Quilt Project for Missions – A quilt that has been donated by Joanne Forseth will be raffled with proceeds going for missions.  A $5 suggested donation per entry (no limit) enters you into the drawing.  Look for the display by the Mission Craft Tables. Drawing will be Sunday, December 15th after late service.
 
2020 Calendars We have 2020 calendars - please take some home with you today.  Thank you to Ron and Micki Mueller and Kelly and Julie Angell for generously supplying them for us again this year.
 
Christmas Cards Our St. Paul’s Ladies Aid have stocked the shelves in the overflow area with Christmas cards.  They are sold by the box and the price is on the back of the box.  Some single Christmas cards are available too (price - $.50 per card).  We also have birthday, encouragement, sympathy and other cards on sale, singly or by the box.
 
Religious Gifts Northwestern Publishing House has a variety of religious books that can be great Christmas gifts.  Tear-off brochures are available on the table in the entryway or check on-line at www.nph.net
 
Live Nativity Martin Luther Church, Oshkosh is presenting a Live Nativity on Saturday, December 7 from 4 to 7 pm.  They invite you to join their town and share in the joy of the Christmas message.  Enter their town of Bethlehem on Algoma Blvd., and drive through their displays.  There is no charge to come to the Live Nativity.  If the weather is bad, they will move the event indoors.
 
Bargain Garden Looking for Volunteers Have you ever thought about donating a morning or an afternoon a month to volunteer at the Bargain Garden Thrift Shop?  Now would be a good time.  Some volunteers will soon be leaving for warmer weather during the winter months.  We certainly could use help from the men and women of the Federation churches that support Fox Valley Lutheran High School.
 
The BG has donated over one million dollars to FVL, which would not have happened without the willingness of our volunteers.  Please consider stopping by the store (2725 N. Meade Street, Appleton), shop and then pick up a volunteer form.  You will be welcomed and appreciated!
 

Attendance Last Week:                                                           Ministry Investments:  
Worship - 67 (Sat), 99 (Sun early), 87(Sun late)                       Gifts Year to Date: $364,757.08
Total Weekend Worship - 253                                                Expenses Year to Date: $346,609.20
Bible Study/Family Impressions - 75                                      Difference Year to Date: $18,147.88