Church News


For the Week of December 9th


Sunday, Dec. 9:   8:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Family Bible Study, 10:00 a.m. Worship,
                                    Door Offering for the Children's Christmas Bags, 6:30 p.m. Youth Group Meeting @ School
Monday, Dec. 10:  7:00 p.m. Council Meeting

Tuesday, Dec. 11:  9:00 a.m. Counting Committee Meeting, 10:00 a.m. Bulletin Information Due, 7:00 p.m. Outreach Committee Meeting

Wednesday, Dec. 12:   2:00 p.m. Bible Study, 3:45 p.m. Confirmation Class, 5:00 p.m. Advent Supper, 7:00 p.m.,  Advent Worship Service,
                                                  8:00 p.m. Choir Practice

Thursday, Dec. 13:  11:00 a.m. & 3:00 p.m. Our Service on Cable TV - Channel 8, 6:30 p.m. Worship Com. Mtg.
Sunday, Dec. 16:   8:45 a.m. Sunday School, 9:00 a.m. Family Bible Study Class, 10:00 a.m. Worship, Devotion Book Door Offering,
                                        Fellowship - Family Bible Study Class Serving, Christian Education Society's Bake Sale

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 PrayerRichland Center, Wis. – Lord of all, you have called us to be witnesses both at home and to the ends of the earth. Continue to open our eyes to opportunities to share your gospel in cities and towns close to us. Bless our mission church in Richland Center, Wis. Give success to their Christmas outreach efforts so that the community may learn the true purpose of Christ’s incarnation. Please grant them the additional called worker they seek for reaching more of the lost around them. Amen.

ReminderSaturday, Dec. 15 & 22, Christmas Eve Practice is from 9:00 – 10:30 am.

BAKE SALEThe Christian Education Society is having their annual bake sale Sunday. Dec. 16.  Proceeds will be applied toward window repairs at the school.  

Bulletin Information Due TUESDAYYour bulletin announcements are due at 10:00 am on Tuesday, Dec. 11, for Sunday, Dec. 16. Thank you.
2019 EnvelopesYour 2019 offering envelopes are available in the church basement along the south wall. Please do not use them until after January 1st.  If you were missed please stop by the office and pick one up.
WEDNESDAY BIBLE CLASS will meet this week, Wednesday, Dec.12.  We will mainly look at the Lutheran hymns of the 1600’s which is known as the Golden Age of Orthodoxy.  What does that mean? Please join us at 2:00pm as we find that out. Everyone is welcome!
SENIOR MINISTRY will be meeting next week Monday, Dec. 17, at 1:30pm.  We begin with a short Bible study followed by conversation, games, snacks, and fun.  Feel free to join this group at any time. We would be happy to have you join us!
Advent SupperMission Club will be serving hot turkey sandwiches, salads, and desserts Wed., Dec. 12. Money from the “free will” offering will be used to purchase “supplies” for communion & candle oil for the candles by the altar. Thank you in advance – St. Paul’s Mission Society.

ADVENT MEAL Dec. 19thThe Church Council will be serving the Advent meal on Wednesday 19th. Pizza is on the menu.
ORNAMENTSMission Society is sponsoring a new fundraiser. We are selling Christmas ornaments for a Memory Tree which will be displayed in the narthex throughout the Christmas season. The personalized ornaments are $10 each. Please stop and see the ladies at the table in the narthex for more details and to place your order. If you have any questions please contact Janet Hansen: 507-380-5400.
Arlington Police Speak to our Families December 13th - December 13th the Arlington Police Department will be presenting at 6:3007:30 pm in the gym. Members from church are invited. The topic includes drug prevention and underage tobacco use.We would like to serve BBQ sandwiches for dinner that night. If there are a few parents that could serv the meal at school it is ready to go by 6:00.  Let a teacher know if you can help. RSVP the # attending by email/text/call to faculty so we can plan ahead. Thank you.

Viktor the Viking will be making a trip to St. Paul's School Friday, December 14th at 1:00.  It will be held in the school gym.  This event is sponsored by the Midwest Dairy Council and promotes healthy eating habits and physical activity.  All are welcome to attend. 

Student Teacher - Spencer Jensen will be arriving Jan. 17 and staying through March. He is twenty two years old and engaged to a young lady named Karis. Spencer loves fishing and disc golfing.
St. Paul’s Open GymPlay games in our school gym every week from 6:30-8:00 during the winter months.  The gym will be open to all members of the congregation.  Please be careful about little ones; there is no supervision for them.   Dust off your sneakers and hope to see many of you there.  Follow us for specific dates at  Questions to Eric Kaesermann at 964-2397
Free BoxesThere are boxes in the narthex and also in the basement on the stage for you to have.  They would be great for transporting those baked goods to church.
Food Shelves – It is winter, it is cold, and everyone needs food for energy to keep warm and stay healthy.  Help those in need by putting some groceries in the cart in the narthex for the Sibley County and Martin Luther College food shelves.
“’…the Lord Jesus himself said:  ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’“   Acts 20:35
November 2018 2017
Sibley County 62# $20.00 74# $20.00
Martin Luther College 52# $10.00 30# $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 to at