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Last updated on October 11, 2019
PRAYER REQUESTS


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

         
     Linda A. – health concern (NP)
     Ruth S. (Bob and Ann’s daughter) – cancer (BB)
     Connie L. – broken arm (BB)

     Tom E. – health concerns (BB)
     Tom G. (Laura B.’s father) – cancer treatment (BB)

     Gerald T. – recovery (NP)
     Roland N. (friend of Paul H.) – cancer treatment (NP) 
     Nathan G. – laid off (NP)

          
SERVING IN THE LORD'S HOUSE THIS MONTH
Ushers:    
    Oct. 6 (c.)     Russ G.          
     Oct. 13         Mike A.
     Oct. 20 (c.)   Grant S.
     Oct. 27         Nate G.


Hymnsoft:           
   
Oct. 6 (c.)     Graesyn B.      
     Oct. 13         Russ G.
     Oct. 20 (c.)   Karlie G.
     Oct. 27         Grant S.


Altar Guild:
    Oct. 6 (c.)     Lisa G. 
     Oct. 13         Lisa G.
     Oct. 20 (c.)   Wendy S.
     Oct. 27         Wendy S.

   
Indoor Cleaning:
     Sept. 30-Oct. 13   Hodges
     Oct. 14-27   Gerlach family
     Oct. 28-Nov. 10   Buttler family


Outdoor Clean-up:
     Sept. 30-Oct. 13   Shanle family
     Oct. 14-27   Geiserts
     Oct. 28-Nov. 10   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

Congregational Meeting
We will be having a congregational meeting Sunday, October 20th at 5:00pm (in place of Bible Class). We would like to discuss our churches progress and future goals. Everyone is welcome to join us.

“10 for 10” WELS Stewardship Emphasis
     You will be receiving several mailings, devotional pieces, and a commitment packet over the next few months as part of our “10 for 10” Stewardship Emphasis. Receive them in the spirit they are offered: As an opportunity to grow in faith and in the grace of giving. Study them. Think about them. Pray through them. They will help keep our stewardship emphasis centered in Christ and the cross as we seek to avoid financial quick-fixes and gimmicks!
     We will challenge our St. Paul’s family to give a tithe (10%) OR to increase the proportion of what we are giving the Lord for our weekly offerings for a period of ten weeks. Why? Our giving shows the Lord the honor, love, and gratitude we have for all that Christ has done for us. Generous giving is one of the ways that faith-filled hearts respond to the riches of Christ. Giving is an act of worship. That’s the only reason we pass offering plates during church services.
     “Now to him, who is able, according to the power that is at work within us, to do infinitely more than we can ask or imagine, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” (Ephesians 3:20-21).

Ladies Aid
Our next Ladies Aid meeting will be Monday, October 21st at 7:00pm. All ladies are encouraged to join us. We will be making plans for our upcoming Fall Festival.


Pastor Visits
This Fall I will again do my best to visit every member in their home. Please expect a phone call to schedule a visit or sign-up at church.


Fall Festival
A “Fall Festival” with potluck is scheduled for Sunday, November 10th. Mark your calendars, and watch for more information.


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.

The Fellowship Hall/Restrooms/Entryway Fixer-Upper Project

The women will work at beautifying and updating these rooms as time and funds are available throughout 2019.  Please speak to Kami Buttler or Valarie Geisert if you are interested in serving on the Fixer Upper Committee.  An evaluation of these spaces will be done in the near future and a plan will be formulated for approval by the whole group.

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  
 

EHV Bible
The new Evangelical Heritage Version complete Bible is now available on Biblegateway.com.



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:
Oct 11-15 (Fri-Tue) Teachers' Conference in Colorado
Nov 26-Dec 1 (Tue-Sun) Thanksgiving Break
Dec 19 - Jan 5 (Thur-Sun) Christmas Break
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!


LWMS Nebraska Central Plains Circuit Fall Rally - Saturday, October 19.  Faith Lutheran in Rising City.
Registration begins at 9:00am.
Reporters meeting at 9:45am.
Rally begins at 10:00am.
This Year’s Theme: “Missions for all Generations”, with guest speaker: Dr. Abi Polzin.



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!
 

The Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) Bible. 
“The Wartburg Project” is a group of Lutheran pastors and professors who are working together to produce a new translation of the Bible, the Evangelical Heritage Version®. Dr. John Brug, Professor-emeritus of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary (Systematic Theology and Old Testament), serves as the general editor and Old Testament editor. Rev. Brian Keller, Pastor at St. Stephen Evangelical Lutheran Church, Adrian, MI serves as the New Testament editor. The New Testament and Psalms is available in book and electronic formats. The Old Testament translation is finished, but we are still making final checks and having it set up for printing.
 

We’ve been blessed with a large team of volunteers with many gifts. Translators have completed their work. Technical reviewers checked our translations for accuracy on the basis of the original Hebrew and Greek languages. (One example is Professor-emeritus David Kuske of Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary, who has served faithfully as a translator/reviewer and helped us determine the best NT manuscript evidence.) We were blessed to have a team of more than 100 participants, including Christian teachers and lay people who served as proofreaders and popular reviewers.

Technology has certainly been a big help with this project. Technology has connected our participants from all around the world. We can have meetings without even leaving our homes and offices. We have come a long way since September 2013! We appreciate the prayers and generous financial support we have been receiving.

We are thankful to God for all that has been accomplished! The result is the Bible translation called the Evangelical Heritage Version ® (EHV®).
 

The Evangelical Heritage Version (EHV) Bible can now be found online at BibleGateway.com. The Old Testament translation is being prepared for printing.


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.


Organization of WELS Lutheran Seniors convention
The 2018 OWLS convention is being held on October 10-12 at the Osthoff Resort in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin. Each year the OWLS host a fall convention with the purpose of getting members together to be spiritually enriched, have fun, meet new people, and renew old acquaintances. The Organization of WELS Seniors (OWLS) convention is open to all WELS/ELS members who are retired and/or over the age of 50. Learn more at wels.net/events.


 
 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!