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3 Special Things Happening at St. Paul's

Posted by Pastor Pete Panitzke on

A Night of Entertainment

This evening (Friday, April 20) is the final presentation of A Night at the Wax Museum by our Lutheran Elementary School students. Support our students and enjoy a night of entertainment at 7 pm in the Centennial Gym.

A Day of Farewells

On Sunday, April 29th at noon in the Centennial Gym we will say farewell to four of our teachers!

  • Mr. Walz has taken a call to Wisconsin Lutheran High School
  • Mrs. Bremer’s husband has accepted a call to Nebraska Evangelical Lutheran High School
  • Mrs. Loescher’s husband is graduating from Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary and will be called to be a pastor
  • Miss Stack is getting married and moving to Kentucky

Join us at noon on April 29. A needs list is available here. If you aren’t able to connect through that link, contact Wendy at

An Hour of Future Planning – Open Forums

The Messenger will be published the middle of next week with

  • Reports from your Ministerial Team
  • The Ministry Plan for 2018-2019
  • Gift Trust Fund and Legacy Fund distribution resolutions
  • An update on A Cool Million
  • Initial steps to develop a Christian Counseling Center on our campus.

Four hour-long open forums will provide an opportunity to discuss the proposals before us. The Ministry Board will bring its final recommendations to the May 17th Voters Meeting.  Open forums will be held:

  • Sunday, April 29 at 9:15 am in the Faith Room
  • Sunday, April 29 at 10:45 am in the Grace Room
  • Sunday, April 29 at noon in the Grace Room
  • Thursday, May 3 at 7 pm in the Faith Room

Celebrating God’s Goodness to St. Paul’s

This weekend at worship you will receive information about our anniversary offering called A Cool Million. Watch a short introductory video here and read A Cool Million brochure attached. By God’s grace, we have already received gifts, plans-for-giving and hoped-for-gifts of nearly $450,000. Gifts and plans-for-giving will enable us to begin improvements this summer. Make a one-time or recurring gift online from a credit card, checking or savings account here. A copy of the Cool Million brochure is attached here.

We are also blessed to be the home of Awake and Alive. The summer session will be Sunday, June 10 and will be live-streamed so that people of the 18 – 25 year old generation all over the country can participate. Watch for the May Forward in Christ which contains a feature article about this ministry. (Subscribe here.)

Worship with Us this Weekend

Last weekend’s snow cut our on-campus worship attendance almost in half. But our online attendance skyrocketed! We had 91 live viewers (Website, Facebook, YouTube). Over the last few weeks our Good Friday and Easter services received over 150 views.

We would love to see you in person on campus, but if you can’t be here, join us live at The Bridge Sundays at 10:15 am or within 24 hours you will see the Traditional service message here.

Prepare for Worship

What does Jesus’ sitting at the right hand of God mean to you? It was the account of Stephen’s martyrdom that made me understand the comfort that this truth can give. Join us this weekend as we see our part in God’s story. God grant that we might be Steadfast Like Stephen.

"Your brother and companion in the suffering and kingdom and patient endurance that are ours in Jesus" (Revelation 1:9),

Pastor Pete

PS. Attached is this week’s News and Notes. Read about the call our teacher Mr. Jeff Wetzel has received. Join us in prayer as the Ministry Board extends two more teacher calls on Tuesday. Pray for Josh Lepke who is holding our call to teach 7th grade.

PSS. Also attached is this month’s Malawi Mission Communique. Warning… it may keep you awake tonight!

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