St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church and School
Announcements - October 11 and 12, 2014
Please make sure to locate the Attendance
Cards in your row and fill one out when you
first arrive. This helps us know that you are here
with us and it enables us to assist you. There is a
“Member” side as well as a “Guest” side - please
fill out the appropriate side of the card. Use one
card for each family that is gathered. (Parents,
please take responsibility for signing in your
children.) The Attendance Cards will be collected
by a Lay Minister after the Offering.
CLASSES (9:50 a.m.)
“The Family Project”
Location: 5th Grade Classroom
Teacher: Mark & Cheri Rogers
At the September 28th Voter’s Meeting, Rev.
Craig Mathews of Hope Lutheran Church in
Bradenton, Florida was called to serve as our
Associate Pastor.
Please keep Pastor Mathews and his wife
Eunice in your prayers as he deliberates the Call to
serve here at St. Paul’s.
Our Faith and Membership Classes will begin
today at 9:50 am in the 7th grade classroom at the
If you or someone you know is interested in
becoming a member of St. Paul’s, please call the
church office at (815) 932-0312 for more
don’t forget about the gathering and recognition
of St. Paul’s Graduates on Sunday, October 19th.
We invite all graduates, but especially those who
graduated in 1972 and earlier, to be recognized in
the 11:05 worship service as well as during the
Oktoberfest. Come on out and enjoy a reunion
and some good fellowship (and German Food,
St. Paul's School is in need of 2 or more
people to help with mowing and trimming the
grounds at the school site. If you have at least
2-4 hours a week that you can donate, it would be
greatly appreciated. Please contact Allen Gehm
at 815-932-3914 or Terry Treece at 815-937-4397
if you can help us out. If you have any children in
school, your time can be added to your
Partnership Hours.
Thanks, The Trustees
Matthew 22:1-4 “Many Called, Few Chosen”
by Rev. Dr. Daniel J. Brege
St. Paul Lutheran Church~Decatur, IN
Christ, the bridegroom has died and risen for
His bride, the Church. The call to trust in Christ
for eternal salvation goes out ultimately into the
whole world. Many are thus called (invited).
Some are caught up in worldliness, others for any
number of reasons reject the invitation. Through
and with the invitation, God "chooses" His
people, clothing them with Christ and His
righteousness, blessing them uniquely in Holy
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For: Bonnie (Wendling) Shott
(Niece of Linda & Barry Gadbois)
Spaghetti Supper – Free Will Donation
Sunday, October 19th
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Zion Lutheran Church
11478 W. Rt. 17
Bonfield, IL
All money raised will help with expenses.
(Matching Funds Provided by Thrivent)
Are you interested in substituting in St. Paul's
Lutheran School's daycare, kitchen, as a preschool
aide, or as a classroom teacher? If so, please
contact Dr. Laurie Hofman at (815) 932-0312 or
[email protected]
The 8TH GRADE CLASS will be selling
Market Day pies for the upcoming holidays. There
are many scrumptious choices to choose from.
They have Coconut Cream, Peanut Butter Cup,
Pumpkin, Cherry Streusel, Salted Caramel
Chocolate, Lemon Meringue and many more.
Please place your order with any 8th grader in
between church services on the following
Sundays: Oct. 12, Oct. 19, and Oct. 26. They will
also be selling the pies after school in the lobby up
until Friday, Oct. 24th. All orders placed by an 8th
grader need to be in by Sunday, October 26th, and
on-line orders ( are due
by 11 p.m., Saturday, November 1st. The pick-up
date is Wednesday, November 5th. You may also
place an order by calling Julie Salzman at
815-530-7320. Please make checks payable to St.
Paul's School. All proceeds will go toward the 8th
graders end of the year field trips.
A new session of FPU going on at the school
on Thursday evenings at 6:30 p.m. at the school
in the Meeting Room. The classes meet for
around an hour and a half each week for nine
If you would like more details or would like
to enroll in the class, contact John Veers at
[email protected], or 815-263-9170 or call the
church office at 815-932-0312.
We are not the ones to determine if a life has
value or not, if it is a burden or not, if it should be
lived or not. To live is Christ and to die is gain.
God, through His creation, through the
incarnation of Jesus, through His redemptive
death, and His resurrection from the dead has
proven again and again that His Word in the face
of death is life. When the world says ‘no,’ God
says ‘yes,’ no matter how helpless or desperate
the situation. For that, all we can say is, ‘Thanks
be to God!’”
Evan S. McClanahan,
Pastor of First Evangelical Lutheran Church
Houston, Texas
“Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·
We need help in setting up the gym in
preparation for Sunday worship services. Seven
to eight workers are needed to replace lost help.
High school students and women are welcome.
Setup takes place on Saturdays, most often at
3:00 p.m., and it takes only about an hour to
complete. If you can help for 4 to 12 hours a
YEAR please contact Bill Balgeman at 937-4947.
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Operational Christmas Child and the LWML
Fall Rally was a huge success. There were 27
ladies, 7 youth, 2 pastors, and 1 very special guest
-- Mr. Wachholz. There were so many supplies
brought in that the tables were overflowing. On
Friday afternoon, the 6th, 7th, and 8th graders
helped sort the supplies they brought in for the
Everyone had a T-Shirt to wear,
compliments of Thrivent. The school children
raised $327 for postage from their chapel
offerings. This is enough money to send 46 shoe
boxes. The Rally offering was also designated for
The preliminary count of shoe boxes packed
on Saturday morning is 154 boxes. We have
sufficient funds available to send 195 shoe boxes.
The Lutheran Church in Pontiac will finish
packing the remaining boxes. The boxes will be
delivered to the warehouse in early November.
Sometime in January or February we will be able
to track our boxes and find out where they were
May God bless all of you who helped to make
this such a special day -- the school staff, the
children, the LWML ladies and all who
contributed supplies or money! A special thank
you to Mr. Wachholz who helped in so many
ways. The people who set up the gym for church
helped take down the tables and put the cafeteria
back in order.
The entire congregation
participated in this event and helped make it a
success. Praise God from whom all blessings
The new cross on our altar at the school is a
gift from the Martin Family (James, Melissa,
James II, and Noah). They have moved to Iowa,
but wanted to share a gift with us in thankfulness
for their time here. We thank them for the
beautiful cross and pray that God would use it to
His Glory.
St. Paul’s Lutheran School won first place in
the School/Youth division of the Bourbonnais
Park District scarecrow contest!!!
The students who helped with the scarecrow
design and construction are Tyler Bowen,
McKennna Salzman & Madelyn Duchene. Fred
Langlett and Kris Duchene helped with the
construction and putting the scarecrow in place at
Perry Farm.
The winning school will receive $100.00.
Thanks to all who visited & voted. Great job!
Installation Sunday with photos & sermon
(under “Sermons”)
New Lay Minister Information (under
“About us >Leadership>Lay Ministry”)
New Alumni link (under “News & Events”)
Membership Change Form (under “News &
St. Paul's 8th Grade class will be holding a
fundraiser to earn money for their class trip and
8th grade banquet. The students will be selling
Fun Shapes Pasta during the month of October.
This pasta with personality is made from 100%
durum wheat, is all natural and uses vegetable
powders for color, has a long shelf life and is
made in the USA. The shapes are SUPER FUN
and are packaged to make great stocking stuffers
and gifts for the holidays. See an eighth grade
student to place an order.
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Have you been attending church here at St.
Paul’s for a while, but not yet become a member?
If so we warmly invite you to consider joining our
congregation. There are a few ways that this can
be accomplished:
If you are:
< A member in good standing of another
Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod
We need a letter of transfer from your home
church and you need to attend our New
Member Orientation Class
< A member in good standing of another
Lutheran Church
We need a letter of transfer from your home
church and you need to attend our Faith and
Membership Classes
< A member in good standing of another
We need a release of membership from your
church and you need to attend our Faith and
Membership Classes
< Not a member of another church
You need to attend our Faith and Membership
If you are interested in receiving information
regarding the Faith and Membership Classes,
please check the box “Like to join” on the
attendance card the next time you are in worship.
You can also call the church office for more
information (815) 932-0312 or talk to pastor.
The Scholastic Book Fair is coming soon. The
sale features books for kids of all ages and select
items for adults. Sale dates are October 27th thru
30th and will be held at the school. The Book Fair
is open to the public. Stop by and pick up some
early Christmas gifts! Proceeds from the Book
Fair are used to purchase new material for the
school library.
St. Paul’s Youth will be selling Butter Braids
October 25th - November 2nd in the cafeteria
area before and after church services. Please see
a youth or youth board member to place your
order. Butter Braids will be delivered November
20th, just in time for Thanksgiving. If you have
any questions, please contact DCE Angel
Gillespie at.... [email protected]
Dear Alumni,
St. Paul's Lutheran Church and School is
celebrating 150 years of supporting Christian
Education in Kankakee County this year. Many
alumni have expressed an interest in supporting
and participating in the activities that are being
planned throughout the year. At this time the
database for alumni is just forming (go under
“News and Events” on the website to give us your
information). We would love for you to give us
some basic information which will enable us to
communicate with you this year and in the future.
Once you share that, we will be able to share with
you how God is working through the school
ministry into the next half-century. The theme for
the celebration is "I Love to Tell the Story."
The 150th Anniversary Committee
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Save the date for St. Paul's Fall Fun with
Trunk & Treat at the school Sunday evening,
October 26th from 5:45pm-7:45pm. All families
of the church and school are invited to attend and
are encouraged to bring a guest and a potential
new member or student. The evening will kick off
in the school cafeteria with a Magic Show
followed by trunk & treat outside. Also outside, be
sure to enjoy roasting marshmallows and s'mores
and the hay rack ride on the school grounds. Don't
forget to decorate your car or van and enter it in
the "most festive vehicle" contest to win a $20.00
TRIP credit.
Please remember to bring plenty of candy to
hand out from your trunk. A $5.00 per family
donation is recommended.
We will be collecting Mites
on the third Sunday of every
month. The Mite Box will be
located on the table by the
elevator at the Church. At the
school, the mite box will be on one of the round
tables in the cafeteria area. Please remember that
we have not collected Mites since our last meeting
in June so we are behind in our contributions.
Zion Lutheran School, 540 Oak Park Ave.,
Beecher, is holding a Fall Craft & Vendor Faire on
Saturday, October 25th from 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Don’t miss out!!! Start your Christmas shopping
early. Shop our variety of vendors with unique
items and crafts, as well as, Tastefully Simple,
American Girl dollclothes, Mary Kay, Avon,
South Hill Design, Scentsy, Woodworking,
Handmade Jewelry, American Girl Doll Clothes,
Caramel Kettle Co., plus many more.
Lunch will be available!!! There will also be
a bake sale sponsored by the DC Group. Mark
your calendars and hope to see you there!!
The New Horizon Concert Band of Kankakee
Valley will be in concert Monday evening,
October 13, at 7:00 pm at the Olivet University’s
Larsen Fine Art Center.
Concert is free and will include songs by
local vocalist Misty Kohl. Three members of our
congregation play with New Horizions so come
on out and listen.
St. Paul’s is again participating in the
S.C.O.R.E. Recycling Contest through Belson’s
Steel, Rt. 50 & Larry Power Road, Bourbonnais.
The contest ends April 2015 but we need your
help now to reach our goal. Why not consider
recycling during all the holidays and parties? By
doing so, you teach valuable skills to tomorrow’s
adults, but you are earning cash and prizes for St.
Paul’s School. Here’s what you need to do...
1) Collect your aluminum cans and bring them
to Belson’s. You get paid cash for your cans.
If you are unable to take the cans to Belson’s,
we do have a collection canister located at
the school.
2) Mention “St. Paul’s” when you get paid.
Belson’s will add one point to our score for
every pound of cans that you are recycling.
3) At the end of the contest, our school gets two
cents for every point. PLUS, the top schools
will win thousands in extra cash and prizes.
Last year the winning schools received over
$15,000 in cash and prizes!
Serving In God's House Today
Pastor Koeppen
Carol Goodwin
Lay Ministers:
5:00: John Giertz, Greg Deck (Steve Plotezka)
8:30: Bill Hasenjaeger, Robert Carruthers, Dean Cappel (Doug Mann,
Brent Eden, Art Schumacher)
11:05: Ken Taube, Don Bayston (Brent Eden, Art Schumacher)
Lay Readers:
5:00: Karen Beatty
8:30: Dee Cordes
11:05: Matt Callan
8:30: Blake Patterson, Daniel Secrest
11:05: Britten Mietzner, Jillian Milton
8:30: Nancy Rabe & Betty Rubin
11:05: Nyree Bowen
Usher Teams:
5:00: Mark Gradberg, Fred Langelett, Jim Sharper, Terry Treece,
Jeff Wilken
8:30: Bill Balgeman, Tom Minor, Craig Roggendorf, Steve Weith
11:05: Matt Callan, Bob Adams, Don Anderson, Kirk Anderson,
Tom Milton, Brian Milton
9:50: Joyce Witheft & Cheryl Wheeler
11:05: Emily Anderson & Sharon Kerouac
Coffee Hour
8:30: Parish Fellowship
9:50: Parish Fellowship
Contemporary Service
Worship Team: Beth Brackman, Matt Callan, Duane Ferrebee, Gail Ferrebee,
Scott Moore, Heidi Ostrowski, Kayla Ronchetto, Cindy Rubin,
Jim Stone, Rodney Voigt
If you have any questions, please contact the
school office at 815-932-0312.
Please help us out...RECYCLE...and SCORE
with us!!
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This Weeks Schedule of Activities
Oct. 12
8:30 am
9:50 am
9:50 am
11:05 am
Oct. 13
Oct. 14
10:00 am
7:00 pm
Oct. 15
8:30 am
4:30 pm
Oct. 16
Worship - Traditional
Sunday School and Adult Bible Classes
New Faith & Membership Class Begins
Worship - Contemporary
6:30 pm
Adult Bible Class
Super Tuesday
(at School)
(at School)
School Chapel
7th and 8th Grade Public School
Confirmation Class
(at School)
Financial Peace Class
(at School)
(at School)
St. Paul’s Oktoberfest Dinner is right around the corner! The dinner will be held in the school
gym on Sunday, October 19th following the 11:05 a.m. service. If you haven’t come before, you
won’t want to miss the fellowship, German music and German-style food!!
This year we will also be inviting alumni of St. Paul’s Lutheran School from 1972 and earlier to
join us as we celebrate the School’s 150 th anniversary. An old time capsule will be opened and there
will be a slide show highlighting the first 50 years of St. Paul’s School history.
The menu includes: bratwurst, sauerkraut, German potato salad, applesauce, pretzel bread and
pumpkin & apple desserts. For kids or those who don’t care for brats or German potato salad, hot
dogs and potato chips will be available. Apple cider and coffee will also be served. There will also
be German music to complete the atmosphere!
A freewill offering will be taken, but not required. If you are available to help set up, serve,
clean up or provide a dessert, please fill out the form below and return to the church office or put in
the offering plate by October 12th .
_____ I can help set up after church
_____ I can help serve
Oct. 17
_____ I can help with clean up
Oct. 18
_____ I can provide a dessert:
5:00 pm
Oct. 19
Oktoberfest Dinner & 150th School Anniversary Celebration
8:30 am
9:50 am
9:50 am
11:05 am
12:30 pm
6:00 pm
Worship - Traditional - Communion
(at Church)
_____ Apple
Worship - Traditional - Communion
Sunday School and Adult Bible Classes
Faith & Membership Class
Worship - Contemporary - Communion
Youth Bible Study
_____ Pumpkin
Name: ___________________________________________________
Phone #: _________________________________________________
E-Mail: __________________________________________________
Please return to the church office or place in the offering plate no later than October 12 !!
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