NEW CHURCH DIRECTORY—ALL DEADLINES TODAY, SEPTEMBER 24:
Sunday, September 24, is the last opportunity to verify your contact information for the church directory. Please take a moment to double-check your contact information in the foyer. There will be pages, sorted alphabetically, with everyone’s information as it will be listed in the directory. If there are corrections needed, please write them legibly beside your information. If your information is all correct, please place a check mark beside your name.
Sunday, September 24, is the deadline to submit a “selfie” style photograph to be included in the new directory. We ask families to consider submitting a $20 contribution; as this is the fee the directory company will charge the church to add photos. If your photograph is copyrighted (done by a professional photography company) we will require a written copyright release for your photo. You may drop off photos in the church office mailbox, or email them to: email@example.com
FREE 8X10 PHOTOS were shipped to the church office for those who did purchase any of their portraits through the Re:Member Directory company. You may pick your photos in the church foyer this morning or church office during office hours.
If you have any questions, please see Lana Harrington or call the church office.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2023 HAS BEEN DESIGNATED AS LWML SUNDAY: The Lutheran Women in Mission invite the entire congregation to celebrate together as the Body of Christ under the theme, “The King is Coming” authored by Rev. Dr. Roosevelt Gray, LCMS Black Ministry Director. Join us and learn how the Lord has worked through Lutheran Women in Mission to bring the lost and the erring into fellowship with Him through mission and ministry. Please turn in the contents of your mite box. Please place your donation in the display located in the church foyer. We suggest that you place your donations in a Ziploc bag. This way you can keep your mite box. Don’t have a mite box? You can pick up one at our display. If you have any questions, please see an LWML member.
MEDIA VOLUNTEER TRAINING, OCTOBER 10: We will have a workshop to learn how to manage the visual system in the sanctuary, on Tuesday, October 10. Anyone interested in learning this program, please meet in the balcony in the Sanctuary by 6:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact Jeremy & Melinda Lange or call the church office.
SEMI-ANNUAL CONGREGATION MEETING, WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, OCTOBER 22, in the Albers Family Life Center at 9:15 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is to hear updates from each board chair, the treasurer, and Pastor Hesse. Following the reports, the Board of Directors will bring action items to the Congregation for decision. These items have been discussed by the Board over the past several board meetings and shared in the August and September monthly newsletters in the message from Pastor Hesse. Further details/information regarding the action items will be included in the October Newsletter.
REFORMATION SUNDAY: St. Paul Lutheran Church will host the Circuit 18 Reformation Worship Service on Sunday, October 29, 2023 at 4:00 p.m. The guest preacher for this service will be Rev. Larry Krueger, Texas District Area B Vice President. A catered reception will follow the worship service; we kindly request members to provide desserts for the meal. Please call the church office (254.799.3211) if you have any questions. During the reception on that day, we will also recognize our Organist and Choir Director, Steve Randolph, on his 40th year of service to the St. Paul family! This will be special time of celebration for our church family and our local Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod congregations, please mark your calendars and plan to join us!
FALL FESTIVAL, NOVEMBER 5, 2023: Mark your calendars for this date and plan to come and have lots of FUN! We are needing members that are willing to use their Thrivent Action Team options to help cover the cost of expenses for this event. If you would like to support this event with your Thrivent Action Team funds, please see Angel Breton, Kimberly Vicha, or Heather Hutchison as soon as possible! We would also like to include a hayride for this event, but we are needing someone to provide the whole set-up for a hayride and to run it (truck/tractor/trailer/hay/etc.). Please see Angel, Kimberly, or Heather if you would like to handle this portion of the Fall Festival.