ST. PAUL’S LUTHERAN CHURCH
St. Paul’s is Committed to Encouraging Growth and Fellowship by Sharing the Word and Gifts from GOD and by living our Christian Beliefs Everywhere and Always.
125th Anniversary of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
The 125th Anniversary of St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Pine River is 2017. It is also the 500th Anniversary of Martin Luther posting the 95 thesis against the Catholic Church.
2017 is a special time of remembrance and celebration of a small country church that started with 7 families’ vision and desire to worship the Lord our Savior and educate their children in God’s Word. It is a celebration of the Faith of the founders of the church. It is about the faith of the past, present and future members who have kept this small rural church growing in Christ, with this in mind we have started to put ideas in motion for the celebration.
THEME: OUR HERITAGE OF FAITH
Bible passages Ps. 94:14-15, Heb. 13:8, Isaiah 54:17, 1 Cor. 3:11
SPECIAL EVENT POSSIBILITIES:
- 1. Historical Service to start year- Old fashion service, songs, dress
- Pictorial presentation following service.
- Finding descendants of originally 7 families
- Sauer-Kraut dinner
- 2. Confirmation/member reunion Service- Same weekend Picnic weekend June 18, 2017
- Try to find and invite all past members / Dinner
- Pictures of classes - Games
4. Festival Service - Aug 20, 2017 - District President has accepted invitation to speak, Dinner following
5. Reformation Service October 29, 2017 - Final celebration of 125 years St. Paul’s plus a 500 year Anniversary of Martin Luther posting 95 Theses.
AS A MEMBER HOW CAN YOU HELP?
-Pray for the continued success of the Church
-Help design/ make banner for the year.
-Design a LOGO
-Need for a Publicity Committee
-Special Service Coordinator - send invites, speakers, music
-Input from members – Ladies, Men, Youth
- Finish up/spruce up buildings
- Put siding on Garage
- Make Pine forest useable again
-This is to be a celebration of St. Paul’s Church, not a money maker but it will take money for special services, mailings, speakers, ect.
Please pray and consider what you can do to make this a celebration about faith in the Lord and recognize the sacrifices and rewards of past generations. Further information will be brought up at monthly council meetings and voters meetings.
Handicapped Parking Signs have been added to the East side and South side of the Fellowship Hall parking area. Please do not park there unless you have a Handicapped sticker or placard displayed on or in your car. Thank You for helping our members that need a hand.
2016 Raffle Tickets Coming Soon
The Party on P Committee announces that the Raffle tickets will be here and available for all members to sell to friends, family, neighbors and anyone you meet by the second week in March. We are very excited that the prizes being offered this year are BIGGER than we have ever been able to do in the past.
The Large Raffle line up is: #1. Four Wheeler or $4,500.00, #2. Freezer with ¼ Beef and ½ Pig
#3. Framed Picture, #4. Quilt, #5. Gun, #6. ¼ Beef, #7. Fire pit ring, #8. TV, #9 Carved Bear, #10.½ Pig. Ticket Prices are 3 for $20.00. A sellers contest is offered again with prizes of Scrip cards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place sellers.
PARTY ON P
The dates are set for June 17th, 18th and 19th. Friday June 17th is Family Event of Christian Music, food, Silent Auction starts, Raffle ticket Sales continue. Saturday June 18th is a day filled with Bean Bag tournament, Children activities, and Music Night, Silent Auction, and Raffle sales. Sunday June 19th bring Dad to celebrate Father’s Day starting with Outdoor Worship service under the Tent, Chicken BBQ Dinner, Music and Raffle drawing to end your week end of family fun at St. Paul’s Church. Lots of help is needed to make this Fund raising event a success so please give of your time and talent.
Benefit Spaghetti Dinner for Darrell Erickson March 12th
A Spaghetti Dinner will be held in the Fellowship Hall on March 12th from 4 to 7 pm to raise funds to help Darrell Erickson (a former member) in paying medical bills as he fights Cancer. This is open to the Public and supported by Thrivent. Please help show your care and love by bringing your family for a fund raising meal. Meal prices are Adult $8.00, Youth $5.00, 6 years old and under are Free.
Help Beautify The Church for Easter
Asking all members to consider getting a potted flowering plant to fill the Altar area on Easter morning. Please purchase your flower and bring to Church on Good Friday or call the Oestreich’s @ 715-536-6965 to make arrangements to get into Church with your flowers.
BROSE’S Flower Center (707 S. Center Ave. Merrill) is again offering a complimentary 15% discount off your order placed before March 7th. See poster on bulletin boards for price and plants offered. You are then welcome to take your plant home after the 9:00 am worship service on Easter Sunday.
Said three ways
In Scripture, the number three is thought to symbolize completeness — above all, in the Holy Trinity. Dating back centuries, Thursday, Friday and Saturday of Holy Week are, in some Christian practices, calledTriduum, or The Three Days.
How appropriate, then, to allow three Christ-followers from different time periods to remind us of the wonder God enacted during those three days:
“God put the wrong on [Christ] who never did anything wrong, so we could be put right with God.”
—St. Paul, 2 Corinthians 5:21, The Message
“Through this blessed exchange, in which Christ changes places with us (something the heart can grasp only in faith), and through nothing else, are we freed from sin and death and given his righteousness and life as our own.” —Martin Luther
“Nails didn’t hold God to a cross. Love did. The sinless one took on the face of a sinner so that we sinners could take on the face of a saint!” —Max Lucado
This year we have three young people getting Confirmed on March 20th at the 9:00 am worship service. Lacey Marie James, daughter of Brenda & Lonnie James. Katorrina Lou Kell, daughter of Ernst & Anna Voigt. Joshua James Otto son of Tanya Kroening. These confirmands will receive their first Communion on Maundy Thursday. There will not be Communion of March 20th. Parents please have the confirmands at Church by 8:30 am to get robed, stoles and flowers so pictures can be taken before Church Service. Pastor Laska can not stay after the service for pictures as Luther Memorial also has confirmation at their 10:30 am Service.
SAVE THE DATE APRIL 10, 2016
The Ladies Aid is planning a “Sauerkraut Dinner on Sunday April 10th. Watch the April newsletter and bulletins for more information and menu.
LWML SPRING RALLY
The Ladies of St. John Lutheran Church 1104 E. Third St. Merrill invite you to attend the Spring Rally on April 16. Registration is 8 to 8:45 am, Rally 9 am till Noon, Christian growth is “This is our Story – This is our Song”. Speaker Dr. Paul Hunsicker – Helping Hands our Mission to Bulgaria. We look forward to a morning of fellowship and friendship as we go about doing Mission work on the home front. Please bring cancelled stamps (with ¼ inch paper border) and item for Food Pantry.
LINCOLN COUNTY’S TEMPORARY SHELTER: OUR SISTER’S HOUSE
After two years of research and planning, the board of Our Sister’s House (OSH) opened its doors on October 5, 2015. Lincoln County’s first temporary shelter has rooms for up to 14 women, children and men. Depen-ding on one’s health some of the adults find jobs and their own homes within the first month of their stay at OSH. This is exciting because Our Sister’s House is about giving people a “Hands up” to promote their independence and wellbeing. This is done by assisting house guest with setting personal goals, self-reliance and taking responsibility for: their breakfast and lunch, personal hygiene, laundry, cleaning rooms at OHS and learning to get along with others. Guests are permitted to stay at OSH for 90 days and are screened out for drugs, alcohol and felonies. It is a safe place for both volunteers and house guests. OSH is located at 328 E. Washington St. Tomahawk (next to St. Mary’s Church Office). NEEDS: Volunteers are needed to work with the homeless and can be viewed as a ministry and a civic responsibility to “invite the stranger in” to take refuge in a safe place until ready to be on his or her own again. How can you help: 1. If you can cook or can afford to cater a supper meal please consider signing up to bring a meal. 2.Take the training given by Director Kevin Heinking so you can staff the house by offering to take a four hour shift. 3. Be a volunteer coordinator at your church and sign up volunteers for one month. 4. Be a helping hand from 8am – 4pm. 5. Give a guest a ride to their appointment. 6. Help with a fundraising event by hanging posters, sell raffle tickets, call people… Questions or more information call Kevin Heinking at (715)224-3520.
Wisconsin Valley Lutheran High School “Spring Fling 2016”
Invites you to attend WVLHS Spring Fling 2016 on Saturday April 23 at Stoney Creek Hotel & Conference Center (1100 Imperial Ave. Rothschild). This is a major fund raising event for the High School featuring both a live and silent auction, dinner, cash bar and music. Registration is 4:30 to 5:30 pm, Sit down Dinner 6:00 pm, Silent Auction 4:30 to 7:00 pm. Ticket prices are $40 per person, $75 per couple, $250 per table of eight. Bring your friends, have fun and help us CELEBRATE WI Valley. Reservations required: Return reservation with payment to WVLHS no later than April 18. Must be 21 to attend, semi-formal attire is required.
Easter Breakfast will be served on March 27th between 7:30 – 8:30 am.
JUNE WORSHIP SCHEDULE
June 7 Communion Worship at 9:00 am
June 14 Worship Service at 9:00 am
June 21 Outdoor Worship Service Under the Big Top tent at 10:00 am
June 28 Contemporary Worship Service at 9:00 am
Help Beautiful the outdoor worship area with planters and hanging pots of flowers on June 21 by bringing your plants by 9:30 am and placing on stage in tent.
Saturday Worship is at Luther Memorial in Gleason at 6:00 pm each Saturday. All are welcome.
Save the Date
June 19, 20, 21st Party on P
If you cannot make worship times at St. Paul’s consider attending worship services at Luther Memorial in Gleason on Sundays at 10:30 am, Saturday Worship at 6:00 pm, and Lenten worship on Wednesdays at