Decorating for Christmas
Saturday, December 12th
The Worship Committee will meet to decorate the church. They invite all church members to participate. Donuts, coffee and hot chocolate will be served.
Movie Night at St. Paul’s
Friday, December 18th
We will be watching “The Nativity” just in time for celebrating the nativity of Jesus. Join us for popcorn, Christmas cookies, and an evening of fellowship with St. Paul’s members and families.
Confirmation classes will meet as usual on December 2, 9, 16 and January 6, 13, 20, and 27 from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. There will be no class on December 23rd or 30th.
Mobile Food Pantry
Friday, December 19th
and Friday, January 29th
2:00 – 5:30 pm
The Mobile Food Pantry will be at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall in Marshall and is open to people in the Marshall and Waterloo area in need of assistance. Sign-up begins at 2:00 pm, please do not come earlier. Volunteers are also needed to help with the pantry from 1:30 – 6:00 pm. Any left over items will be given to the Waterloo/Marshall Food Pantry.
The calendar is on the bulletin board. Members can sign up to support the work of Pastor Rod Nordby and Nancy Anderson who are working in Papua New Guinea (see information on the board in the narthex), by signing up on the poster for one day or a group of days, and donating $5 per day. Please mark your donation for “Missionary Support.”
Each week we have some members who are assigned to intentionally pray for our congregation during the week. A new schedule, running through the summer, will soon be posted in the narthex. If you would like to be added to this ministry, or would like your name removed, please let the church office now, or make a note on the current schedule in the narthex.
St. Paul’s Wants Your Input
The church council members would like to hear about your questions, concerns, and praise regarding the programs, facilities, and personnel at St. Paul’s. The people to talk to about these things are the committee chairpersons or the council reps on the various committees. A list of information regarding who to call is found in the Leadership Directory. If you would like a copy, they are in the information rack in the narthex or contact the church office.
Piggly Wiggly Receipts
This is just a reminder to remember to save your “Pig” receipts and to TRY to bring them in regularly. We recently received $500 in Piggly Wiggly cards which are being used for Vacation Bible School. These cards help us reduce our current expenses for programs at St. Paul’s that require items that can be purchased at the Pig. Thank you for your help in getting these cards. They are invaluable to the continuation of some of the programs here and we appreciate your dedicated response!!
Through “Simply Giving”, your gift payment is made through a pre-authorized withdrawal from your bank account. You determine the frequency of your automatic gift—weekly, semi-monthly or monthly—the option is yours. It allows you to share your gifts through planned giving and activates your generosity into ongoing stewardship. Because your gift is given consistently, you won’t need to play “catch-up” at year-end or worry about forgotten checkbooks or missed Sunday offerings. “Simply Giving” forms are available in the narthex or call the church office and we can mail one to you.