ALL ST. PAUL’S MEMBERS – PLEASE REMEMBER TO CHECK YOUR CHURCH MAILBOX REGULARLY TO GET informational memos addressed to you from the church office. Also, the name tags that you are asked to wear whenever you attend a church service, are in your mailboxes. Please leave them in the mailbox when you leave church so they are available next week.

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 NEW 2019 FLOWER CHART IS AVAILABLE

 FLOWER CHART AVAILABLE ON THE WALL NEAR THE STEPS TO THE BASEMENT

SIGN UP TO RESERVE YOUR DATES.

PLEASE NOTE: Sign your name next to the date you wish to sponsor flowers. You may then call Pam Haberl at Memory Lane (281-4538) to order your flowers. On the line under the date, next to “Bulletin” or “B”, write the reason for the flowers you wish printed in the bulletin. Any questions, call Kathy Stechmesser 281-4670.

OPEN DATES FOR May 2019: May 5, May 19, May 26

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OUR PRESCHOOL IS STILL COLLECTING ALUMINUM CANS, FOR RECYCLING!! PLEASE PLACE THE CANS EITHER INSIDE THE VINYL FENCE BY THE PRESCHOOL KITCHEN OR ON THE CONCRETE BESIDE IT.

PRESCHOOL REGISTRATION FOR THE 2018-2019 SCHOOL YEAR IS OPEN. IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE WHO IS LOOKING FOR A LOVING, QUALITY, CHRIST-CENTERED PRESCHOOL, PLEASE HAVE THEM CALL THE CHURCH OFFICE (281-4600) OR SHELLY AUGUSTIN, OUR PRESCHOOL DIRECTOR (618-910-0764).

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WEDNESDAY EVENING LENTEN MEALS, 5:30-6:45pm.  

FREE WILL OFFERING, with proceeds going to our building fund.

Come and enjoy a delicious meal with your fellow members before our Wednesday Evening Service at 7:00pm, during this penitent season of Lent where we ponder the suffering and death of our Lord Jesus Christ, leading up to the glorious Sunday and the Resurrection. We will also have an 11:00am Lenten Services on Wednesdays, thru April 10.  

The remaining Wednesday Suppers are Assigned as Follows:

March 27 Board of Trustees and Finance Board (Mexican)

April 3 Boards of Education, Cemetery and Christian Caring

April 10 Ladies League and Women’s Ministry (Fried Chicken)

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Life Network will have their Annual Fundraising Dinner at the Falls Reception Center on Thursday and Friday evenings, April 4 and 5.  Doors open at 5:30pm and the event begins at 6:30pm

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WOMEN'S MINISTRY

The Women's Ministry hosts a potluck the fourth Sunday of the month January through October. Please join us in the Fellowship Hall after the 10:30 service. Hope to see you there!

1 John 4:912 (NIV) This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us.

LADIES LEAGUE/LWML

Our April meeting will be held on April 4, 2019 beginning at 11:30am. We will begin with a devotion and prayer. After lunch, Marge Drexler will lead us in a topic/small group Bible study entitled “Broken Heart Syndrome” taken from the book “Pew Sisters” written by Katie Schuermann. If you wish to join us, please bring your lunch. Darlene Jacobs and Kathy Stechmesser will provide desserts.

The Ladies League and WOMEN’s group will be serving the Lenten meal on April 10th before the 7:00pm Lenten Service.  Please join us for fried chicken, delicious sides, and wonderful desserts! ,

You have an open invitation to visit, join us, or serve with us.

. Call Wanda at 281-4691 if you would like more information.

Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life.  He who believes in me will live, even though he dies; and whoever lives and believes in me will never die.” John 11:25 NIV

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SUNDAY SCHOOL

In the month of April  we will study:

March 31 The birth of Moses

April 7 Jesus Calls Disciples

April 14 Jesus Heals Many

April 21 Jesus Heals a Man Who is Paralyzed

April 28 Jesus Calls Matthew

Palm Sunday Singing and Processional

The Sunday School children will sing at the end of the 8:00am service and the beginning of the 10:30am service.  All Sunday School children are invited to participate in the palm processional on Palm Sunday, April 9th at the beginning of both the 8:00am and 10:30am services.  They can participate in both or just one of the services.  Meet in the narthex before the service.  After the processional, they will be able to return to sit with their parents.

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL - 2019

It may not be on your mind with this cool and sometimes dreary weather, but Vacation Bible School is quickly approaching! This year's VBS will be held June 10-14 from 9am - 12pm each day that week.

We welcome any student who is eligible for 3 year old preschool in the fall (must be potty trained) up through 8th grade.

How can you help our VBS? We would ask that you pray for this ministry! Specifically, that God would reveal to you which gifts you and your family have to contribute to this ministry, and that our congregation and community will bring children and young adults to hear the Good News of the Gospel during that week. Thank you for your support. Please contact me if you are interested in offering your time, talents, treseasures (or all 3!) to this important ministry. Sincerely, Carleigh Ottwell (618) 719-9307

Youth News: High School Youth

High School youth meets for bible study Sunday mornings in the youth room 9:15 - 10:15am. All High School youth are invited to join.

The High School Youth will again serve an Easter Breakfast from 7:00-10:30am in the Fellowship Hall on Easter Sunday, April 21.  Funds raised go towards the Youth Gathering trip in Minnesota.  

High School Youth April Event:

7th grade through high school are invited:  Camp Wartburg Annual Clean Up Day, April 27, 2019

We will meet at church in the lower parking lot at 8:30am and car pool to Camp Wartburg for their annual camp clean up day.  There will be inside and outside work, dress appropriately and in layers depending on the weather.  Lunch is provided by Camp Wartburg.  We will end our day at Marie’s ice cream for dessert after all that work (approximately 3:30pm)  

This is a fantastic opportunity to serve the camp and spend time in fellowship.

For more information or to attend, please rsvp to Melissa Upson by April 19th, 314-852-0161 or luv2run94@yahoo.com

Note, if you have not completed a 2019 Emergency Medical Treatment form and Code of Conduct, one is required for this event.  These are posted under the Ministries - Youth page.

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Mid-Week Lenten Services: This year we are going to spend our midweek Lenten services joyfully reviewing the six chief parts of the catechism. These Biblically based teachings help to ground us in essential and enduring truths of God's Word. In addition, we will be singing quite a few Lenten hymns and hearing from the passion account of our Savior. The services will be held at 11:00am and 7:00pm.

April 3rd: Confession

April 10th: The Lord's Supper

April 18th: Maundy Thursday Service 7:00pm*  “As I Have Loved You”

April 19th:  Good Friday Services 12 Noon and 7:00pm “Cross Words”

April 21 Easter Sunday The Resurrection of our Lord

6:30am* Sunrise Service

8:00am Service

10:30am* Service

*= Communion Service

Upcoming Sunday/Monday Sermon Themes

April 7th and 8th “Christ the rejected stone of your cornerstone” Luke 20:9-20

April 14th & 15th “Unintended Gospel Truths” Luke 23:1-56

April 21st & 22nd “The Verbs of Easter” Luke 24:1-12

April 28th & 29th “Thomas’s Confirmation Journey” John 20:19-31

Foundational Christianity: We are continuing our series on Christina Foundations at the Sunday morning Bible Class.  Below are the scheduled topics for April.

March 31st: The Christian and Civil Government

April 7th the Christian and Civil Government

April 14 Prayer

April 21 No Class due to Easter

April 28 Worship

Visitation: At the time of this newsletter I have had the privilege of visiting 30 families/individuals in their homes or at church as part of my Thursday vistations.  My hope is to visit every family in a two or three years time span.  If you have a Thursday evening/day free in the near future and would like to give me a call please feel free to do so.  Thank you to the Elders who are joining me on Sunday afternoon visits!r

Emails: If you would like to get the weekly congregational updates and/or would like the church to have your email please call the church office or myself.