Pioneer Press

St. Paul’s Lutheran School Pioneer Press
“We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”  Hebrews 6:19
Phone number:  922-1080

July 15, 2021

Dock Spiders
I’m pleased to report that 75 people from our congregation have signed up for the Dock Spiders baseball game on August 6!  If you haven’t yet signed up but would still like to, please contact the Dock Spiders directly.  We’d love to see you there! 
If you have purchased tickets, please drop off payment in the office at your earliest convenience.  Checks should be made payable to “St. Paul’s Lutheran.”  Once we receive the tickets from the Dock Spiders, we will let you know when and how to pick them up.

Classroom/School Supply Lists
This year’s supply list can be found at  If you have any questions about which materials to purchase for your child, please contact his or her teacher.  They’ll be happy to help!

Playground Clean-Up
Weather permitting, we will be looking for a few strong backs to do some maintenance work on our playground at 9:00 Saturday morning.  The main items in need of attention are repairing one of the main posts on our swing set (it will require some shoveling and quite possibly some cement work), and repairing one of our climbing towers (it will require a socket set).  There will also be some weeds to pull in the wood chip area; and possibly some “surface smoothing” at the top of our slide, to camouflage some scratches. 
If you are able to help out, we’d greatly appreciate it!  If you have any questions, please contact me on my cell: 920-309-1431.  Thank you very much!
-Aaron Hartwig

School Cleaning
Please mark your calendars for 9:00 AM on August 14.  It will be our annual back-to-school cleaning date, where we give the school a good scrubbing both inside and out.  Many hands will make lite work that day, so thank you in advance for helping out for an hour or two! 

Parent Orientation
Our annual parent orientation meeting will be held after church on Sunday, August 22.  As we did two years ago, we will be holding the Orientation Meeting while the children are playing yard games on our playground and soccer field. 
After the Orientation Meeting is complete, a family picnic will be held for our entire congregation.  More details will come out in the upcoming weeks, but the initial plans are that the Board of Christian Education will provide hot dogs and/or brats as a main course, and everyone is invited to bring a dish to pass. 
If you have any child-friendly yard games or large canopies that you’d be willing to lend out for the event, please let Mrs. Surian know.  Thank you.
The rough timeline for the morning will be:  9:00 Church.  10:15 Parent Orientation/Children’s Yard Games.  11:30 Picnic Lunch.

Backpacks with supplies
There are backpacks filled with school supplies on the lost and found table that were donated to us by a local business.  There are varying supplies in each bag.  They are available to whomever may need them and are on a first come first served basis.  If there are items in the bag that you feel you may not use, please leave them on the table for someone else to use.  Thank you!

2021-2022 Registration
Reminder to please get your child(ren) registered for the 2021-2022 school year as soon as possible.  There are registration forms on the information table as you enter school if you would like to grab them.  You can also find the updated registration forms on our website at  Online registration has also been emailed to those families that are set up to do so. Please check your email for the snapcode information needed to register online.  Thank you!

Vacation Bible School dates set for this summer
God’s Wonder Lab will be open for potty trained 3 year olds through age 12 on Aug. 2-6 9:00-11:30am.  This year we focus on the fact that God can make the impossible possible! He does marvelous things! A science lab conducts experiments that explain how things are possible. In Jesus’ ministry, He did things that are impossible. Of course, Jesus’ greatest miracle of all was dying on the cross and rising from the dead for our salvation. Come discover that Jesus does the impossible for us. Bible stories, challenges, games, snacks, crafts, and loads of fun.  It’s all in the plan as we gather together this summer at God’s Wonder Lab. 
Register today by filling out a form in the entryway or by registering online at

Want to Volunteer for VBS Aug. 2-6?
We still need helpers in the craft room, preschool room, as well as group supervisors to walk with groups as they rotate through their sites each day. 
Volunteers need to be confirmed members of St. Paul’s. Signup in the entryway or online at Register today by filling out a form in the entryway or online at to let us know you want to help.



Thursday, July 15:
6:30pm- Worship with Communion

Saturday, July 17:
6:30pm- Worship with Communion

Sunday, July 18:
9:00am- Worship with Communion
6:00pm- Baby Shower for the Ehlert’s

Thursday, July 22:
6:30pm- Worship

Saturday, July 24:
6:30pm- Worship 

Sunday, July 25:
9:00am- Worship