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Announcements

Worship on Sunday, October 22
Hello Church Family!
 
This Sunday, Pastor Brian will be preaching from Ephesians 4:1-16, "Truth, Love, and Community." We look forward to seeing you in worship!
 
Here's what else is going on:
 
  • King's Kids Camp Fundraiser. On Nov. 5, from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Join us for an event to enable every child to attend summer camp. There will be a silent auction, presentations, and a spaghetti dinner. A limited number of tickets went on sale last Sunday. 
    • If you want to help: we could use donated gift baskets and other items for the silent auction. Contact Jannet Dieckgraefe, 314.913.0015.
  • Church Work Day. This Saturday, from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., we will be sprucing up the church and cemetery. Thanks you in advance for your help!
  • Reformation Celebration Worship Services. These will be on Oct. 29 at 8:30 and 11:00 a.m. We had to schedule him 500 years in advance, but we managed to get onto Martin Luther's planning calendar - he will be paying us a personal visit! This will be an awesome service that will celebrate the reformation, and all that is has meant for the past five centuries. It will be very accessible to unbelievers, so feel free to invite a friend.
  • Trunk or Treat. Oct. 29, 2:00 p.m. This has become an annual event, and one that is dearly loved by our community. Bring a car and hand out Halloween candy in the afternoon on October 29. The sky is the limit on how you decorate, be creative and have some fun! Get your car here early, the trunk or treating starts at 2:00.
God bless, and take care!
Pastor Brian 
   
Worship on Sunday, October 15

Dear St. Paul's Family,

This coming Sunday, Pastor Brian continues our series from Ephesians with a compelling sermon called "Finding Yourself in God's Story" (Ephesians 3:1-21).
  1. In the first service, the choir is joined by Craig Caesar (violin), Gayle Friz (flute) and Jennifer Steimel (cello) for the anthem, "Creation Sings" by Keith Getty.
  2. In the second service, we sing a combination of great praise songs (10,000 Reasons) and great hymns (Be Thou My Vision), led by Jamie Stull.
Coming Up: Reformation Sunday (October 29) is a special day for you to invite friends to church.
  1. During Worship on Reformation Sunday, Pastor Mark appears in a first person sermon as Martin Luther.
  2. Between Services on Reformation Sunday, Joyce Lindstrom coordinates a presentation by members of St. Paul's who attended St. Paul's Reformation Tour (those who visited Germany in September). Come and further enhance your understanding of the Reformation.
  3. Following Worship on Reformation Sunday, the Trunk or Treat happens on the St. Paul's Parking Lot from 2 to 3:30 PM. Decorated Cars are needed as well as candy donations. You will hear more about this on Sunday.
 
Update: As of September 30, we have only $26,173 remaining to pay off the entire Covered Entry Project. Let us see if we can finish this before the end of the year.
 
Church Workday: On Saturday, October 21, there will be all sorts of opportunities to lend a helping hand around the church from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. If you are able to help, please contact Ralph Stahlhut (314-739-1755) with building and grounds, or Janet Graeler (314-607-8580 with the cemetery).
 
Christmas in October: Our Missionaries all receive a special gift of money at Christmas time. Why not bring a special offering with you this Sunday for "Christmas in October." The Missions Team will make sure your gift gets to our missionaries before Christmas.
 
I look forward to worshiping with our church family this Sunday. We have done all we can to repair our telephone ministry, so please tune in if for some reason you are unable to be here in person.
 
Pastor Mark Friz
 
St. Paul's Worship - October 8th, 2017
Hello Church Family.
What a beautiful October God has given to us, not to mention the much needed rain! I look forward to seeing you in church this Sunday as we hear from Pastor Andrew, "Unity and Diversity" from Ephesians 2:11-22.
 
As we settle into the fall rhythm, I want to call your attention to a couple special things going on.
 
  • King's Kids Camp Fundraiser. From 12:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., November 5th. Join us for an event to enable every child to attend summer camp. There will be a silent auction, presentations, and a spaghetti dinner. A limited number of tickets goes on sale Oct. 15.
    • If you want to help: we could use donated gift baskets and other items for the silent auction. Contact Jannet Dieckgraefe, 314.913.0015.
  • Church Work Day. Saturday, October 21, 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Once a year teams of volunteers tackle odd jobs. Please contact Ralph Stahlhut if you are willing to help in the church, 314.739.1755. Contact Janet Graeler for cemetery, 314.607.8580.
  • Prayer. Maybe this seems like a strange announcement, but I would like to ask you to keep prayer in the forefront of your mind. Keep asking God to guide us forward as a church, to show us his will, and for him to work mighty deeds among and through us.
 
The Lord is good, and his steadfast love endures forever. See you Sunday!
Pastor Brian
 
Communion this Sunday, October 1, at St. Paul's
Dear St. Paul's Family,
 
This Sunday, Pastor Andrew continues our series, "Mystery Revealed," with a sermon from Ephesians 2:1-10 called "Life and Death." This passage contains one of the most important verses for sharing our faith in the entire Bible: "For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast." The gospel is so clear in these words, and it is a verse that I encourage you to memorize before your arrival on Sunday!
 
We have a busy and fulfilling Sunday before us:
  1. Communion is served in both services.
  2. Christian Education for all ages happens from 9:45 to 10:45. (Please note that the Principalities and Powers Class meets in Room 5.)
  3. National Life Chain happens after second service. Lunch is served (you are invited) at 12:30, with a s pecial guest from ThriVe. Life Chain begins at 2:00 p.m.
  4. Hymns and Hers Concert is on Sunday Evening at 6:30 (doors open at 6:15). A love offering will be taken.
Please remember to keep praying for our elder nominations, nursery workers, and also the family of Donna Pollmann, who passed away on September 25.
 
Grace, mercy and peace to all!
 
Pastor Mark Friz
 
Worship this Sunday 9-24-17
Dear Church Family,
 
Join us for worship this Sunday!
  • Pastor Brian will be preaching on "Paul's Prayer" in Ephesians 1:15-23.
  • In both services, we will be singing the great hymn "It Is Well With My Soul".
 
Coming Up!
  • Life Chain Sunday -  October 1st at 2:00 - The St. Paul's Life Team invites you to participate in the National Prayer chain. Register for a free lunch by contacting the church office. 
  • Hymns and Hers Concert - October 1st at 6:30 - Come and listen to Latifah Alattas and Aaron Strumpel share their modern hymns. Bring a friend with you! A freewill offering will be taken up following the concert to support the artists.
 
Pastor Andrew Seley