Newsletter 3/13/16

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Bible Class and Sunday School are offered every Sunday morning here at St. Paul from 9:15-10:00 am.

Most Classes take place next door in our School Facilities—just follow the arrows on the map below. Please note that currently, our littlest ones meet in the room adjacent to the narthex (lobby) in the church building. If you have difficulty walking across the parking lot, please know that we have wheel-chair that you are welcome to use.

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Family Movie Night

As a movie night discussion guide for the family with Children age four and older Triggers a faith discussion to talk about healthy and God-honoring technology habits

□ Rent, borrow or purchase the Disney/Pixar movie Wall-e. It is recommended to always prescreen any movie before allowing your child/children to watch. This also helps prepare you for guiding the conversation.
□ Review the questions listed on this card to be ready for the discussion.
□ Make sure you have a Bible handy.
 Step One: Invite your family to a special movie night. You can make tickes to give to each member for added fun.
 Step Two: Make sure you have a Bible handy, pop some popcorn or gather some favorite movie candies and enjoy the movie selection.
 Step Three: Discuss the questions below.

After watching the film, ask the following questions.

1. What did you notice about how the people used technology? (i.e. constantly in front of them, got whatever they wanted at the touch of a button, kept them from connecting with others)

2. Despite getting what they wanted at the touch of a button, what things were the people missing out on? (i.e. fun, health, relationships)

3. What happened when the two people disconnected from their devices? (i.e. eyes opened to others/surroundings, fun playing at the pool, connecting with each other)

Read 1 Corinthians 6:12 aloud as a family: “Everything is permissible for me” – but not everything is beneficial. “Everything is permissible for me” – but I will not be
 In what ways can technology control us or become unhealthy for us?
 How might it distract us from connecting to each other? To God?
 What harm could come from spending too much time looking at a screen?
 What might we miss in life if we give technology most of our attention?

End your time together giving thanks to God for your family. Ask Him to help each of you make wise and God-honoring choices as you work to disconnect from technology and connect better with each other and with Him.

LYF FUNDRAISER MARCH 26 – ORDER AND PREPAY TODAY
The LYF will be available after church today to take your order for a fully cooked, bone-in Pork Boston Butt Roast (8-10#). The cost of each roast is $40.00 (prepay).
Pick up date: Saturday, March 26
Thorndale Fireman’s Hall BBQ pit area
9am – 11am
The LYF is raising money to attend the National Youth Gathering this summer.

LENTEN MEALS
Thank you to the PTF for preparing the Taco Soup for our Wednesday pre-service meal. It was delicious! Join us next Wednesday, March 16th for Beans and Cornbread prepared by “Chicken Soup for the Soul”.

THANK YOU
Dear Church Family,
We would like to thank all of you for the visits, phone calls, food, cards, memorials, love, support and prayers during this most difficult time. Our sweet Kalyn Rae was taken way too early for us, but we know that God had an exact plan for her. The love and support we feel from our community, our friends and our church family has been such a blessing to us and we are still overwhelmed with the gestures of kindness. It’s hard to explain, but we feel your love so deeply and feel like Kalyn was a large part of all of you. Thank you to all of you who brought food and paper goods for the luncheon after the service and for all those who helped prepare and serve.
Thank you to Shannon Meadors for driving Jimmy & I to Comanche. Thank you to Pastor Kalbas for meeting us in Comanche and being there to pray with us, for late night visits and for performing such a beautiful service. Thank you to Pastor Schaller for being with our children and praying with them while we were in Comanche and for all the visits. As Kalyn Rae celebrates her 25th birthday today, we rest assured that she is in the arms of her Heavenly Savior having the celebration of a lifetime. Thank you all, we love you more than words can say.
Jimmy, Kelly, Lindsay, Cody & Sophie, Jamie, Cain, Carter and Cole

LWML COLLECTING ITEMS FOR LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF
The LWML is collecting items or cash donations for Lutheran World Relief. A collection area is located in the narthex. Look for the insert in this bulletin for a list of needed items and additional information.

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.

BUILD THE VISION
When giving a special donation or memorial to the proposed new school building, please make a note on your check or envelope that you are designating it to “Build the Vision”. This will ensure that your donation goes to the proper location.

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.

ST. PAUL TO HOST SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
St. Paul will host a Scholastic Book Fair Monday, March 21st – Thursday, March 24th. Funds raised will help purchase books for the school library. Families, faculty, and the community are invited to attend this fun reading event that helps inspire children to become lifelong readers. The Book Fair will be open daily from:
Monday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
The Book Fair offers specially priced books and educational products, including popular series, award-winning titles, new releases, adult bestsellers, and other great reads from dozens of publishers.

EASTER LILIES FOR EASTER SUNDAY
The church as pre-ordered 40 lilies. We are asking members of the congregation to order a lily so that our sanctuary can be beautified for the celebration of our Lord’s resurrection.  Please complete the pink insert in this bulletin.  Lilies are $10 each. If you wish to purchase more than one lily, please indicate this on the form. Payment can be dropped off at the church office during the week or placed in the offering plate with a clear designation “FOR EASTER LILIES.”  All proceeds go to benefit the YOUTH for their trip to the National Youth Gathering.  Lilies can be taken home after the late service on Easter Sunday.  Thank you for making our sanctuary beautiful.

PASTOR SCOTT’S SCHEDULE
Pastor Scott is out of town this weekend to perform a wedding at his prior congregation for a young woman he confirmed. He will be back and available on Monday morning.

CALENDAR
Mar 14 – 18: Spring Break – No School – CMO Closed
Mar 14: LWML Meeting 7:00 pm
Mar 16: Rest Home Devotions 3:00 pm
Mar 17: SPJST Worship 11:30 am
Mar 20: Worship Services 8:00 & 10:15 am
Mar 21 – 24: Scholastic Book Fair
Mar 21: Board of Education 7:00 pm
Mar 22: Genesis Bible Study 10:00 am
Mar 23: Mid-Week Chapel 2:45 pm
Mar 24: SPJSP Worship 11:30 am
Mar 25: Good Friday – No School – CMO closed
Mar 27: EASTER SUNDAY
Mar 30: Created to Praise Practice 6:30 pm
Mar 31: Young Adult Choir Practice 6:30 pm

UPCOMING WORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES
MARCH 16TH @ 7:00 PM — Wednesday Lenten Service — “Cross Examination” Focusing on the key questions of our faith during Lent
MARCH 20TH (PALM SUNDAY) — Sunday Lenten Worship Services 8:00 am & 10:15 am — Studying the Book of Jonah
MARCH 24TH (MAUNDY THURSDAY) 7:00 pm
MARCH 25TH (GOOD FRIDAY) 7:00pm — Tenebrae (Service of Shadows)
MARCH 27th – EASTER SUNDAY
Sunrise Service (with communion) 7:00am
Breakfast 8:15 am
Report to Sunday School Classes for the Easter Egg Hunt 9:30am
No Adult Bible Class – No “Lutheran 101” Class
Celebration Service (no communion) 10:15am

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