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Last updated on February 25, 2020
PRAYER REQUESTS


We offer the Lord our worship in prayer as we remember those in need!

         
     Family of Jane S. (Grant S.’s sister) – received into Glory (NP)
     Family of Terry M. (friend of Jillanna B.) – received into Glory (BB)
     Kevin H. (Betty H.'s cousin) – cancer (NP)

     Kerry T. – cancer (NP)
     Family of Rusty M. (friend of the Abels) – received into Glory (NP)

     Dona S. – back issues (BB)
                  
SERVING IN THE LORD'S HOUSE THIS MONTH
Ushers:    
     Feb. 23         Mike A.
     *Feb. 25 Ash Wednesday (c.)   Paul H.
     March 1 (c.)    Grant S.
     *March 3        Grant S.
     March 8          Nate G.
     *March 10       Nate G.
     March 15 (c.)   Chris B.       
     *March 17       Chris B.
     March 22        Joe S.
     *March 24       Joe S.
     March 29         Nate G.
     *March 31       Nate G.


Hymnsoft:           
    
Feb. 23         Valarie G.
     *Feb. 25 Ash Wednesday (c.)   Grant S.
     March 1 (c.)   Russ G.
     *March 3       Russ G.
     March 8         Valarie G.
     *March 10      Valarie G.
     March 15 (c.)  Valarie G.
     *March 17      Grant S.
     March 22       Grant S.
     *March 24      Grant S.
     March 29       Russ G.
     *March 31      Russ G.


Altar Guild:
     Feb. 23         Betty H. 
     *Feb. 25 Ash Wednesday (c.)   Betty H.
     March 1 (c.)    Valarie G.    
     March 8         Valarie G.
     March 15 (c.)   Lisa G.        
     March 22        Lisa G.
     March 29         Lisa G.

   
Indoor Cleaning:
     Feb. 17-March 1   Gerlach family
     March 2-15    Geiserts
     March 16-29    Shanle family
     March 30-April 12    Howletts


Outdoor Clean-up:
     Feb. 17-March 1   Buttler family
     March 2-15    Schramms
     March 16-29    Howletts
     March 30-April 12    Abels



PLEASE NOTE:
  • If you are unable to serve at your scheduled time please find a replacement.
  • Refer to the handouts provided in the church narthex for a list of responsibilities. If you have any questions please speak with Pastor or a council member.

Thank you for your service to the Lord’s house!
 
 

WHAT’S GOING ON...AT HOME

UPDATED March 2020 Hymnsoft and Usher Schedules are available in the church entry.

Midweek Fellowship Meals
     This is an excellent outreach opportunity! Please attend, and invite your friends and neighbors to come with you! A fellowship meal will be provided every Tuesday at 6:00pm throughout Lent, beginning February 25th. Don’t miss your opportunity for outreach!
     If you would like to help provide food for the fellowship meals please sign up in the church entry.


Ash Wednesday Worship Service – Tuesday, February 25 at 7:00pm.

Lenten Worship Services – 7:00pm, every Tuesday in March.


Choir Practice
The choir will practice every Sunday, at 6:15pm. We would like to sing for Ash Wednesday, Good Friday, and Easter Sunday. If you are available for all of these or just one, please join us.


New Updated Membership Directory
Updated membership directories are now available on the table at the rear of the church. Please pick up a copy.


Sunday Adult Bible Class - “Welcome Home”
     “Welcome Home” is a video-based workshop from WELS designed to help equip members of our congregation identify and reach out to missing members from our church family.
     The goals are: First, to provide training that allows members to gather together and work through a training program at a pace that best fits our timeline. The videos are short and focused. Second, to encourage a more faithful Means of Grace contact by creating a culture within our congregation to deal lovingly yet intentionally with church members who begin to drift. I hope every family will make an effort to attend.
     May God bless you with a loving heart and a caring attitude as you help us prepare a “welcome home” ministry that displays the same heart and attitude of Jesus to those who need it most!

 


Altar Guild Reminder
When it is your turn to set up for communion or you are filling in for someone, please remember to also change paraments, banners, and sign board above pulpit to the appropriate season/colors. (This also applies to non-communion Sundays.) If you have any questions you may contact Pastor. Thank you for your service to the Lord’s house.


Sunday School Updates
Please see our church bulletin board in the entry way for “Sunday School Updates”. It will be updated every month with the children’s Bible lessons, Bible verses, etc. Also notice there the Sunday School Wish List. And as always, keep our Sunday School students and teachers in your prayers.


Altar Flowers
If you would like to provide $25 towards a bouquet to commemorate a birthday or anniversary, or honor the memory of someone, please sign up using the sheet in the entryway.  Please make checks payable to: St. Paul Ladies Aid, and write "Flowers" in the memo. A bouquet will be placed on the altar on the Sunday you have designated and the donation and occasion will be noted in the bulletin that week. The bouquet will be yours to take home and enjoy.  Just bring the vase back please!

 


WHAT’S GOING ON...ELSEWHERE  
 
NELHS Housing needed for five young international male students. ASAP!
Feb. 29 through March 8 (Spring Break)
We are still in need for Spring Break housing for five of our international male students. If you can help with one, two, or all five, please contact one of our tutors, bwalkley@nelhs.org, cbeagle@nelhs.org, or our Campus Pastor/International Coordinator kstellick@nelhs.org
Thanks for considering.
In Christ, Steven (Skip) Bremer
Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
www.nelhs.org
sbremer@nelhs.org
402-728-5236

Martin Luther College…
is now accepting applications for one regular part-time Accounting Clerk - Accounts Payable. A comprehensive description of this position can be found at mlc-wels.edu/hr. Interested individuals should apply online. Applications will be accepted through 12:00 pm (noon) on Tuesday, February 25, 2020. Additional information and details can be obtained by contacting the Martin Luther College Human Resources Office at 507-354-8221.


NELHS Dorm Student Help?
We have a few times during the year when our dorms close down. Many of our international and long-distance students have housing assistance with other students during these break...but some don't! If you think you might be able to help out and invite students into your home, please let us know!
Needs:

Feb 28- Mar 8 (Fri-Sun) Spring Break
Apr 8-13 (Wed-Mon) Easter Break
Please contact the campus pastor if you can help.
Campus Pastor Kevin Stellick: 920-306-0826 (C) kstellick@nelhs.org
Thank you for your support!

NELHS 6th Annual Knight Out Event!
Join us for an evening of fellowship & food, with silent and  live auctions to raise support for remodeling needed at NELHS.
Saturday, March 28, 2020
Vintage Venue - 620 Court Street, Beatrice, Nebraska 68310
5:00 PM -Welcome / Check-in / Silent Auction begins
6:00 PM -Catered meal by Colleen’s Catering
7:00 PM –Entertainment
8:00 PM -Live Auction
Fellowship Time until 10:00 PM
Tickets - $65 per person
Link to purchase tickets nelhs.schoolauction.net/knightout2020/or by mailing check to NELHS.
RSVP by March 1
Contact Sarah Stellick at sstellick@nelhs.org or 920-306-3575 for questions.



College Students.
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity” (1 Timothy 4:12)

WELS conducts more than 550 campus ministries across the United States and Canada. The mission of WELS Campus Ministry is to help WELS college students grow in their faith so that they can reach out to other college students with the gospel. Campus Ministry also supports full- and part-time campus pastors, and provides helps for WELS congregations as they reach out to college students in their area.

Students entering college or in college are invited and encouraged to register with WELS Campus Ministry by going to the link below. Then click the button on the bottom of the linked page.

Please make certain that all of our college students receive this information!
 

For the Generations to Come
WELS Congregational Services exists to help congregations engage in faithful and fruitful ministry. Programs are being developed to help congregations in evangelism, worship, compassion ministries, discipleship, and outreach through WELS schools. By strengthening our members and congregations, WELS will be able to continue proclaiming the gospel message around the world. To learn more about how Congregational Services is helping our synod for future generations, visit wels.net/forthegenerationstocome.


Connecting our youngest members through Kids Connection
The Commission on Discipleship invites you to join us for Season 24 of Kids Connection. Renew your subscription or start a new one for your school or Sunday school at nph.net/kidsconnection. It is our prayer that Kids Connection and the gospel it shares will encourage you and your students to stay connected to each other; to others in WELS; and most important, to Jesus.


Plan your Mission Journey
WELS Mission Journeys, the official WELS program for short-term mission trips, provides an opportunity for all WELS members to walk together in the Great Commission. Through church- or school-based volunteer trips to WELS mission fields at home and abroad, members have the opportunity to engage in Christian service. With the Lord’s blessing, these trips will inspire a lifelong journey of service and outreach for all who volunteer. Want to learn more about how you can get involved? Visit wels.net/missionjourneys.


Follow Missions on Facebook
Like the new WELS Missions Facebook page to stay up to date on news from Home and World Mission fields, read inspiring stories of the gospel at work, and take advantage of the many resources WELS Missions has to offer - fb.com/WELSMissions.




 
 Please remember you are precious to Jesus and to us.
We look forward to seeing you each week.

We’ll be sure to save you a place!
 

LEADERSHIP
Whom do I ask? Whom do I talk to? Here’s a list of “who’s who” in
our church.


Church Council                       Russ Gerlach, President
                                              Chris Buttler, Secretary
                                              Grant Schramm, Financial Secretary
                                              
Paul Howlett, Treasurer                    
                             

Pastor                                     Rev. Mark A. Gefaller

Please pray that God grants them a measure of faith, wisdom and
love to carry out their callings as leaders in his church!

Please look for opportunities to serve!