May 19, 2017
New Church Website – Our new church website has gone live (splnewulm.org/church). If you go to splnewulm.org you will see a new page with options to visit either the Church or the School. Clicking either one will take you to the appropriate site. Over the next few months we’ll continue to update and improve the church site, so your feedback is appreciated.
Bible Classes – This Sunday, Professor Tom Nass will lead on the topic: The Holy Spirit’s activity since Pentecost. Next week: “Your sons and daughters will prophesy.” Bible Basics will be on The Parable of the Lost Son, led by Pastor Ross Stelljes.
New Staff Minister – On Saturday, May 13th, the Assignment Committee of WELS assigned Mr. Kristoffer Kuschel, a new MLC graduate from Mukwonago, WI, with majors in staff ministry and elementary education, to serve as our new Staff Minister for Family and Youth beginning August 1st. Mr. Kuschel’s wife Ashley, also just graduated from MLC with majors in in elementary and early childhood education. More information will be available in a future Connection. Keep Kris and Ashley in your prayers.
Acceptance Letter: Dear Members of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church,
On May 13th I received the divine call extended to me through the Assignment Committee to serve your congregation as a staff minister. With this letter I wish to announce my formal acceptance of this call and express my joy that this privilege has been granted to me. Moving arrangements and an installation date are being determined. I pray that the Lord will bring my wife Ashley and I to you safely and that he will bless my ministry among you. ~ In Christ, Kristoffer Kuschel
Thank You – In May the Member Ministry thanked the library committee. Check out the library sometime (and check out a book) to see what they have been doing. The library is located across from the church office.
Mr. Plocher Returns Call – Mike Plocher returned the call to Crown of Life and will remain ministering at St. Paul’s. We are thankful! Please keep Mr. Plocher and his family in your prayers.
Voters’ Meeting – Our next semi-annual voters meeting will be on Sunday, June 4, 7 PM, in the Dining Rm. The agenda will include ministry updates and needed action on Council recommendations on appointments and budget as well as the request to the WELS Assignment Committee.
Cemetery Notice – All flowers, artificial flowers, ground pots and ornaments etc. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery must be removed within 7 days after Memorial Day (June 5). Flags and standards must be removed 3 days after Flag Day (June 17).
Baby Bottle Campaign – Your gift can change lives by helping relieve the financial and emotional pressure for women facing unwanted pregnancies. If you didn’t pick up a baby bottle last week, please take one home and place cash or checks payable to FCPS, into the bottle and rejoice knowing that you have helped women and their babies.
St. Paul’s Pre-Kindergarten Paraprofessional Position – If interested in this part time position for the 2017-2018 school year, please request the job description & application form from St. Paul’s School Secretary Vickie Peterson. She may be reached at the school office or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications will be received until 3 PM on Friday, May 26.
Come to the Pre-K Cleaning Party – Wed. May 31, 9:00-11:15 AM; Ages 7th graders – adults; all supplies and lunch provided. Please contact Heidi Meyer (612-578- 2819; email@example.com) if you are able to help.
School Survey – The School Self-Study committees have prepared a survey for all school parents and for members of our supporting churches. Go to http://gg.gg/MNSAA to take it online. Your responses will help our self-study as we strive to improve. It will help us renew our accreditation status with MNSAA in 2018. The survey will be open from April 15 through May 25. We are hoping that 100% of our school families will participate!
Thank you to all who helped with the Spring Salad Luncheon. If you donated a salad, please pick up your bowl from the church kitchen.
Sunday Morning Fellowship Training Available – If you would be interested in helping serve coffee and treats on Sunday morning, but are unsure of what to do, simply call the church office. We will set up a time to go over things with you. You can also sign up to come in for part of a Sunday morning and observe and learn from our experienced volunteers in action. Thank you!
Keep in your prayers…Ken and Gladys Brueske, who both celebrated their 80th birthdays…Chris Benzing who will be having back surgery on Monday…Joel Albrecht who had surgery on Tuesday…the families of Orlyn Martens and Daniel Buboltz, who were taken to heaven last week.
Stewardship Thought – Love for Jesus cannot help but act. We are moved by his love to make the most of the time, talents, and financial resources given to us. To aid us in our actions of love, the Lord does not leave us to ourselves. The Holy Spirit is working in and through us. At the same time it is good for us to evaluate the various gifts God has given to us not just for personal interests but also in the interests of others. Because he lives, we too shall live.