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For the Week of October 21st

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Sunday, Oct. 21:  8:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Family Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. Worship, 6:30 p.m. Youth Group Meeting @ Darv & Jenny Scherer's
                                       Devotion Book Door Offering, Fellowship-Mission Society Serving

Monday, Oct. 22:  10:00 a.m. Calendar Information Due, 7:00 p.m. Mission Society Meeting - Mary Piotter Serving

Wednesday, Oct. 24:   2:00 p.m. Bible Study, 3:45 p.m. Confirmation Class, 7:00 p.m. Choir Practice

Thursday, Oct. 25:  10:00 a.m. Bulletin Information Due,  10:30 a.m. Bible Study at Highland Commons, 11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Our Service on Cable TV
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Sunday, Oct. 28:  8:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Family Bible Study Class, 10:00 a.m. Worship with Communion, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Mission
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Bring the Kids! Our congregation enjoys the “worshipping family”. Children who act up are not viewed as a bother to worship.  We’re glad they’re here! However, if you feel the need, a “comfort room” for parents with small children is available complete with speakers and a window looking into the worship area.  Please find this room to your right when entering the narthex from the sanctuary or ask an usher for assistance.  You will also find children’s church bags, a diaper changing station, a restroom, and age appropriate books there.

Mission PrayerMilitary Services – Almighty God, we give you thanks for those who protect our country in the armed forces. Continue to watch over them as they serve our nation. Bless the work of WELS Military Services as they work to meet the spiritual needs of those who serve or have served in the military. Be with them as they provide spiritual encouragement to those in active service and comfort to those who may be struggling after leaving active service. We commend them to your care, loving Savior. Amen.

Youth GroupYouth Group is meeting  Oct. 21.  The Scherer family has generously invited our members and their families to their home.  We will have our meeting followed by supper and fun and games.  Plan to arrive at their home at 18609 391st Ave. in Green Isle around 4:00-4:30.  Please bring a snack, dessert, or other food item to share with everyone as well as lawn chairs for your family. New members in grades 6-12 are always welcome. If you have any questions, contact Judy Petzel.
 
YOUTH GROUPTrick or treating for the food shelf will be Saturday, Oct. 27.  Meet at St. Paul’s School at 9:50 am.  We will be starting at 10:00 am on the east side of the RR tracks.
 
Thank You - "Thank you to Adam Hansen (MVL '09) for his idea and weekly effort to share current news and photos of MVL High School on our screen. St. Paul's is just one of many association churches in southern MN that supports this secondary Christian education.  This is a wonderful example of how our work and efforts that we do here as a  congregation benefit many people, even well-beyond our city limits. Great Job St. Paul's."
 
WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASS meets this Wednesday, Oct. 24 at 2:00pm in the basement.  We’re considering the last “Hard Saying of Jesus” this week. That hard saying is “…so that we won’t hear.”  What is that about?  Doesn’t Jesus want us to hear His Word? Join us as we explore this hard saying.
 
NOVEMBER NEWSLETTER info is due this Friday, October 26.  Please send any items you want included in the November Newsletter to ddkoch@hotmail.com or don.koch@stpaularlington.com.  Thank you!
 
CHOIR  meets this Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 7:00pm!
 
BoxtopsPlease turn in your boxtops by Oct. 28.
 
Treasure HausOur congregation’s turn to send volunteers to work at the Treasure Haus in New Ulm is Friday, Nov. 2, and Friday, Dec. 7.  Interested in carpooling call Lee Wendland at 507-237-5973.
 
HURRICANE RELIEF!  When Hurricane Michael made landfall, Amazing Grace, Panama City, Fla., took a direct hit. Rev. Jerry Enderle, pastor at Amazing Grace, reports the church and parsonage suffered extensive damage, as did several members’ homes, along with the entire community. Rev. Joel Russow, pastor of Faith, Tallahassee, Fla., also reports trees down in the neighborhood, but the church and parsonage are okay.  While Christian Aid and Relief are working to assess and help with the recent hurricane damage, it is also conducting ongoing rebuilding efforts in Puerto Rico in the aftermath of last fall’s Hurricane Maria.  Our Church Council approved a special door offering on Thanksgiving Day which will give to Christian Aid and Relief as they help out our congregations in the wake of the hurricanes.  If you wish to donate personally to these efforts, check the link on our webpage or send it to WELS Christian Aid and Relief, N16W23377 Stone Ridge Dr. Waukesha, WI 53188, and designate it for the “Hurricane Fund.”
 
School Marathon - The Marathon Day was a fantastic success.  It was chilly but we made it through okay. Proceeds were $7,454.  THAT IS AWESOME.  Next summer we can use that funding to add air conditioning to our school. 
 
Single WELS & ELS - Spread the word about a Facebook group and website for WELS & ELS Lutheran single adults.  In this day and age, it is getting more and more difficult for single adults of like beliefs to find and fellowship with each other. The Facebook group is "WELS & ELS Lutheran Singles" and website is lutheransinglesconnect.com
 
MVL Fall Play - Nov 2 & 3 - This year's fall play is a comedy by Pat Cook titled You Can't Beat the House. Performances in the MVL gymnasium are Friday, November 2 at 7pm and Saturday, November 3 at 2pm and 7pm. Tickets can be bought at the door: $5 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and kids under six are free.
 
Veterans' Day Program at MVL - The Veterans' Day recognition will be held Wednesday, November 7. Veterans and their guests are invited to a breakfast in the MVL commons before the program. Please contact Kristin Matzke, 507.233.8662 or kmatzke@mvlhs.org, to RSVP. The public is invited to the hour-long program, which begins at 9am in the MVL gymnasium.
 
MVL Wreath Sales - MVL students will be in their home congregations to assist with Christmas wreath orders on the following Sundays: October 21 and 28, November 4 and 11. Deliveries will be made before Thanksgiving.
 
Spirit of MVL Events - Fundraising gala will be Sat., Nov.17 at the New Ulm Conference Center. Please visit mvl.org/spirit-of-mvl for more details.
 
SAVE THE DATE. The Mission Society Soup and Sandwich Luncheon will follow worship services on Sunday, October 28, 11:00 to 1:00.  Come enjoy a delicious serving of Dave Hanson' famous Chili or Chicken Wild Rice soup, egg salad or ham sandwich, and a delicious dessert.  Your free will offering will support home and world missions.  Take outs will be available.  Plan to attend!
 
October is coat drive month. Last year we gathered 100 coats to donate to New Day Pregnancy Counseling Center for distribution to their clients. Each and every coat was greatly appreciated and gave the staff members an opportunity to display the love of our Savior in the giving. All through the month of October the members of the Mission Society will sponsor the gathering of gently used coats. Coats for men, women, and children are needed, so if you have a coat you are no longer wearing, or one a child has outgrown, please consider donating to this worthy cause. Bring your donation to the council room any time during the month of October. Coats will be delivered to New Day early in November - just in time to bring a reminder of the warmth of God's love to those who receive them. 
 
Food Shelves    We have so much to be thankful for.  Won’t you share your blessings by donating some groceries to those in need? 
 
“…whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”   Matthew 25:40
 
September 2018 2017
Sibley County 52# $20.00 55# $20.00
Martin Luther College 55# $20.00 41# $45.00
 
 
 
 
 “Time of Grace” If you are not able to come to church, you can watch “Time of Grace” Ministry with Pastor Mark Jeske at St. Marcus Lutheran Church in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.  “Time of Grace” is on at 6:30 a.m. on KMSP Fox Channel 9 on Sunday mornings.  You can also go to their website and access it at any time you want. www.timeofgrace.org