4/17/16 Fourth Sunday after Easter

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One of a Kind

Best Use
As a family cooking activity

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An intentional time to talk about how God has made each one of us unique and special for His glory.

Advance Preparation
 Get one index card per person and write the name of a family member across the top of each.
 Purchase/gather ingredients listed below:
o Individual pizza crusts for each person in your family (you can make your own
o Tomato sauce
o Shredded mozzarella cheese
o Toppings: Pepperoni, peppers, mushrooms, pineapple, sausage, etc. or use store bought)

Serve it up
SAY: “God made each one of us unique and special. We are going to have fun creating our very own pizzas.”

DO: Preheat the oven to 400 degrees and then put the pizza crust on cookie sheets and lay out all of the ingredients in small bowls. (If making your own crust, create different shapes.)

SAY: “You can pick and choose what you would like on your pizza. Each pizza will be different. You can even make funny faces or use toppings to spell out your initials.”

DO: Once your pizzas have been decorated, place in the oven for about 10 minutes or follow the recommended cooking instructions if store bought crust.

DISCUSS: While your pizzas are baking use the time to talk about how different each pizza turned out. “In the same way, God has created each of us with different strengths and talents. We have different color hair and eyes. We have different talents and gifts. He made us each a one of a kind?”

DO: Take the index cards and go through each family member. Talk about what makes that person unique and why they are special. Be sure that these are all positive and encouraging. Write the items on the index card for them to keep. READ: Read Psalm 139:13-14 aloud together which talks about how God “knit us together” and how we are “fearfully and wonderfully made.”

CATECHISM CONNECTION: Read red letter question #102 in Luther’s Small Catechism.

DO: Take the pizzas out of the oven, let them cool and enjoy!

OPTIONAL: Announce contest categories for the pizzas and award each pizza for a different reason such as “Most Colorful” or “Funniest” or “Most Veggies”, etc. Take a picture of each family member with their winning pizza.

PRAY: Thank God for your meal and for His creativity in each member of your family. “We thank you, Lord, for creating each one of us special and unique. Help us use the gifts and talents you have given us to give you glory. In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.”

 

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Week of April 17 – 23

Catechism Lesson: The Sacrament of Holy Baptism – Significance of Baptism

What does such baptizing with water indicate?

It indicates that the Old Adam in us should by daily contrition and repentance be drowned and die with all sins and evil desires, and that a new man should daily emerge and arise to live before God in righteousness and purity forever.

Where is this written?

St. Paul writes in Romans chapter six: “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.” (Rom. 6:4)

HYMN 686: COME, THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING (STANZA 4)

Clothed then in the blood washed linen, How I’ll sing Thy wondrous grace!

Oh, that day when freed from sinning, I shall see Thy lovely face;

Come, my Lord, no longer tarry; Take my ransomed soul away;

Send Thine angels soon to carry me to realms of endless day.

 

LUNCH/MOVIE DAY – THURSDAY, APRIL 21

Men and women, please join the Outreach Ministries Board for a day of fun.  We will eat lunch at Mimi’s Cafe in Round Rock at approximately 12:00 and then attend the movie “Miracles from Heaven”.  The movie begins at 2:20. Our plans are to carpool and leave the church parking lot at 11:15.  Please invite family and friends to join us.  If you have any questions, please call Pat Simank at H- 512-898-2792 or C- 512-966-1712.

 

LYF FUNDRAISER – MAY 1

St. Paul LYF will be sponsoring a Hamburger Luncheon on May 1 immediately following the 10:15 Service. Each LYF member needs to bring 2 desserts. Free will donations will be gratefully accepted.

 

ST PAUL CONFIRMATION – MAY 15

Confirmation gowns have been ordered, and plans are underway for this big event in your confirmands Christian life. The cost of the gown is $25, and is the responsibility of the confirmand family. Please send payment with your child as soon as possible.
Also, we need a volunteer to organize and order flowers for the altar, the pastors, and the confirmands as a group. The cost of these flowers are the responsibility of the confirmand family. Families may, on their own, order flowers for parents, grandparents, sponsors, etc. If you did not receive the email with these confirmation details, please contact the church office with a current email address.

 

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL

St. Paul Vacation Bible School will be held on June 6 – 10 from 9:00 am – noon. Please see the green insert to register today!

 

VBS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

6th Grade through Adult volunteers are needed to help in the Barnyard Round- Up! Look for the pink form in the narthex to volunteer.

 

VBS T-SHIRTS, KEY CHAINS, AND CD/DVD’s

VBS T-shirts are available for $10 each. If you are unsure about sizes, sample shirts are located in the narthex, or you can contact Pastor Scott. Key chains and CD/DVD’s are also available for $5 each. Look for the white order forms located in the narthex.
VBS Registration and Order Forms are also available at the CMO.

 

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY

The altar flowers today are in honor of Colby and Toni Hilton’s 1st wedding anniversary.

 

THANK YOU

Thank you to Marvin Rodenbeck for his special donation to the Sound Booth in memory of Millie Rodenbeck. Millie would have been 80 years old on April 16.

 

PTF RETREAT – MAY 1

St Paul PTF will hold their end-of-the-year retreat in the auditorium on May 1. Grab a lunch from the LYF and join us immediately following the late service. Everyone is welcome!

 

SAVE YOUR THORNDALE CAFÉ RECEIPTS

The Thorndale Café located at 118 S. Main Street has pledged to donate 10% of your dining expense back to St. Paul. Just remember to ask for a receipt and turn it in to the Central Ministry Office or to Carol Wuensche.

 

SUMMER SENIOR SANTA

The Thorndale Police Department is sponsoring “Summer Senior Santa”. Items needed are:

9” High Velocity Table Fans
Cases of bottled water (24 pack)

Collection Date: June 1, 2016

Items may be left in the Narthex, or brought to the Church Office.

 

MT. ZION BAPTIST CHURCH FUNDRAISER

Mt. Zion will sponsor a BBQ Chicken fund raiser and bake sale on Sunday, May 1 from 11:00 am – 2:00 pm at the Thorndale Fireman’s Hall. Meal will consist of half chicken, beans, and potato salad. $10/plate. Proceeds will benefit Mt Zion building fund.

 

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR BIBLE CLASS REFRESHMENTS

Please check the sign-up sheet in the East Wing kitchen area to volunteer for refreshment duty. Volunteers will need to show up for Bible Class a few minutes early (8:30am) to brew coffee and set out cookies and donuts. Please check your calendar and see when it will work best for you. If you have any questions, please contact Pastor Aaron.

 

THE NEXT BLOOD DRIVE WILL BE ON MAY 1 FROM 8AM- NOON

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Apr 17: Worship Services: 8:00 & 10:15 am
Bible Class and Sunday School 9:15 am
Lutheran 101 Class 9:15 am
JYF 3:00 – 5:00 pm
LYF 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Apr 18: Board of Outreach 6:00 pm
Apr 19: Genesis Bible Study 10:00 am
Apr 20: Mid-Week Chapel 2:45 pm
Board of Stewardship 6:30 pm
Created to Praise Practice 6:30 pm
Rest Home Devotions 3:00 pm
Apr 21: SPJST Worship 11:30 am
Apr 24: Worship Services 8:00 & 10:15 am
Bible Class and Sunday School 9:15 am
Lutheran 101 Class 9:15 am
Apr 26: Genesis Bible Study 10:00 am
Apr 25–28: ITBS Testing – please make sure your children are in school
Apr 27: Mid-Week Chapel 2:45 pm
Apr 28: SPJST Worship 11:30 am
Apr 29: PreK 3 & 4 Field Trip
May 1: Blood Drive 8:00 am – Noon
Created to Praise Practice 6:30 pm
Spelling Bee – K – 2nd Grade
LYF Hamburger Luncheon 11:15 am
PTF Retreat Following Late Service
PTF Huddle 6:04 pm
May 2: Board of Trustees 6:00 pm
May 3: Genesis Bible Study 10:00 am
May 4: Mid-Week Chapel 2:45 PM
Created to Praise Practice 6:30 pm
Board of Elders 7:00 pm
May 5: SPJST Worship 11:30 am

 

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