Second Sunday of Easter 4/3/16

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Dinner and a Movie

Best Use

As a family activity with any age

Nutritional Value

Good conversation around the movie of your choice

Advance Preparation

  • Pack a picnic dinner or order in some of your family’s favorite food.
  • Rent a movie or choose a family favorite to watch together.
  • Make tickets for the movie or have the kids make their own tickets to sell. (Let them have fun deciding the cost, such as 3 hugs and 1 kiss)
  • Set up an area to eat and watch the movie together with pillows, drinks, food, popcorn, etc.

Serve it up

SAY:  “We are going to have a special night at the movies, only a little different.”

OPTIONAL:  You might want to load up in the car and drive around the block to return at your home and show them in to the fun dinner/movie theatre you have created.  You can do this as a surprise for the kids or have them help and do it as a surprise for dad or another member of the family.  Kids can also make drive-in cars out of large boxes.  Have fun, be creative and have a good time together.

DO:  Watch the movie while you eat dinner together.

TALK:  After the movie is over, spend some time talking through the following questions:

  • Who is the central character? (The “hero”)
  • Who or what does the main character want? (Conscious and subconsciously?)
  • Who or what are the obstacles that must be overcome?
  • What was the “ultimate conflict” of the drama?
  • What wrong choices were made?
  • What right choices were made?
  • Can we learn anything from the story?

PRAY:  Thank God for your meal and fun time together as a family.  Pray together: “We thank you, Lord, that you have blessed us with our family.  Thank you for our time together tonight.  Help us to grow closer to each other and to you.  In Jesus Name we pray, Amen.”

 

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Week of April 3-9

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

What benefits does Baptism give?

It works forgiveness of sins, rescues from death and the devil, and gives eternal salvation to all who believe this, as the words and promises of God declare.

Which are these words and promises of God?

Christ our Lord says in the last chapter of Mark: “Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.” (Mark 16:16)

HYMN 686: COME, THOU FOUNT OF EVERY BLESSING (STANZA 2)

Here I raise my Ebenezer, Hither by Thy help I’ve come;

And I hope, by Thy good pleasure, Safely to arrive at home.

Jesus taught me when a stranger, wandering from the fold of God;

He, to rescue me from danger, Interposed His precious blood.

 

SPECIAL EASTER LILY DONATIONS:

Pam & Rodney Eulenfeld                      In memory of Michael Eulenfeld

The Edwards Family                             For the Brymer Family

Dusty & Heidi Ford                              In honor of Justin and Cameron, And in memory of their brother Lucas

Dorothy & Tommy Standard                       In memory of Gary, Evelyn, Earleen, Kalyn, and Wayne

Sharon & Jack Willis                             In honor of Family

Merrilyn Barton                                   In memory of Sterlin Barton

Barb & Marvin Machu                         In memory of Harold & Arline Muegge

Carolyn & Larry Roepke                       In memory of Hulda Roepke

Geraldine Biar                                       In memory of her parents; and for the blessings of Easter

Justin & Abby Jones                              In memory of Deanie and Cecil

Hollowell and Greg Palm; and in memory of Gilbert and Frances Melde

Keeley Boothe                                        In memory of Anna Lou Boothe

Sherry Boothe                                        In memory of Clarence & Annie Pinkerton; and in memory of Nita Jean Toomer

Pr Scott Schaller Family                       In memory of Marvin and Wanda Moerbe; and in Memory of Bob & Sue Huffman

Keith, Brenda & Dean Johnson           In memory of LaVerne Johnson; and Doris and Ted Westerman

Floyd Zuehlke Sr.                                   In memory of Joy Zuehlke

Sheila Lopez                                           In memory of Richard Turpen

Prayer Pal                                             For Dorothy Standard

Thank you to these and other members who purchased Easter lilies to adorn and beautify our sanctuary for the Easter Celebration.   If you have not paid for your lily(ies), please drop your payment in the offering plate (write on your payment that it is for your lily order) or bring your payment by the Central Ministry Office.  Lilies were $10 each. 

 

YOU ARE INVITED – APRIL 11, 2016

The Ladies of St. Paul Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML), Thorndale, would like to invite you to join us as our special guest for our 2016 Annual Spring Banquet.

Monday, April 11, 2016

7:00 pm

St. Paul Lutheran Church – Family Activity Center

 Contact Barb Machu with questions (512) 925-6563.  We look forward to seeing you!

 

VOTERS MEETING

The next Voters Meeting will be held next Sunday, April 10 @ 2:00 pm.  Agenda items are:

  1. Establish a Final Review Committee for 2015
  2. Resolution to remove inactive members from the church roll
  3. Resolution to add 1.5 months of salary coverage for the non-called grade school teachers starting the current budget year.

 

THANK YOU

A BIG Thank You to Ronnie Lehmann and Jimmy Cargill for supplying the cedar for the cross on Easter Sunday.
Yours in Christ, The LWML 

 

“BUILD THE VISION”

There has been some confusion about the “Building Fund” and “Build the Vision”.  The words “Build the Vision” were established to identify our “vision” for St. Paul School and Ministry – the proposed new school building.  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.  If your donation indicates “Building Fund”, it will not be designated at this time to the new school building.

 

POLKA WORSHIP SERVICE

St. John Lutheran Church in Thrall is sponsoring a Polka Worship Service featuring the Praha Brothers Polka Band on April 17, 2016.  The service begins at 10:15 am, and a catered Chicken Fried Steak meal will be served after the service.  Tickets are $10.  Call (512) 898-2136 or (512) 461-5165 for tickets or further info.

 

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF CONFIRMATION CLASS

On Palm Sunday April 3, 1966, the following students were confirmed at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thorndale by Pastor Vernon M. Appel:   Bonnie Wilkins Clark, Ralph Hengst, Ronny Tag, Sidney Theis, Jane Heintze Becker, Linda Roepke Marcon, Barbara Muegge Machu, Geneva Woelfel Meyer, Steven Patschke, Jennifer Patschke Fisher, Richard Finn, and Lucille Waiser Foglesong.  We are blessed that only two of these friends, Linda and Richard, have gone on before us to meet the Savior that they professed that day,

 

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.

 

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.

 

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Apr 3:                  Worship Services:                                 8:00 & 10:15 am

Bible Class and Sunday School                          9:15 am

Lutheran 101 Class                                               9:15 am

LYF                                                            5:00 – 7:00 pm

Apr 4:                  Young Adult Choir Practice                                6:00 pm

PTF Huddle                                                          6:04 pm

Board of Trustees                                                 6:00 pm

Apr 6:                  Mid-Week Chapel                                                2:45 pm

Created to Praise Practice                                   6:30 pm

Board of Elders                                                     7:00 pm

Apr 7:                  3rd-4th Grade Sing @ SPJST  – leave @                    9:30 am

SPJST Worship                                                  11:30 am

Adult Choir Practice                                             7:30 pm

                   Apr 10:               Worship Services:                                 8:00 & 10:15 am

Bible Class and Sunday School                          9:15 am

Lutheran 101 Class                                               9:15 am

Young Adult Choir Sings                                   10:15 am

                                                QUARTERLY VOTERS MEETING            2:00 PM

                                                Chicken Soup for the Soul                      5:00 – 7:00 pm

Apr 11:                LWML Spring Banquet                                       7:00 pm

Board of Education                                              7:00 pm

Apr 13:                Mid-Week Chapel                                                2:45 pm

Created to Praise Practice                                   6:30 pm

Apr 14:                Adult Choir Practice                                             7:30 pm

SPJST Worship                                                  11:30 am

Apr 15:                St. Paul Field Day – volunteers needed

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:                Board of Stewardship                                          6:30 pm

Apr 20:      Mid-Week Chapel                                                          2:45 pm

Created to Praise Practice                                             6:30 pm

Rest Home Devotions                                                    3:00 pm

Apr 21:      SPJST Worship                                                            11:30 am

Adult Choir Practice                                                      7:30 pm

Apr 24:      Worship Services:                                           8:00 & 10:15 am

Bible Class and Sunday School                                    9:15 am

Lutheran 101 Class                                                         9:15 am

Apr 25–28:  ITBS Testing

Apr 27:      Mid-Week Chapel                                                          2:45 pm

Created to Praise Practice                                             6:30 pm

Apr 28:      SPJST Worship  11:30 am

Adult Choir Practice                                                      7:30 pm

Apr 29:      PreK 3 & 4 Field Trip

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