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St. Paul’s Lutheran School Pioneer Press
“May all the peoples praise you, O God!” Psalm 67:3
Phone number:  922-1080

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February 29, 2024  

Cleaners: March 4-8, 2024 (Schwefel Pays)

Worship Schedule:  Saturdays at 6:30pm, Sundays at 7:45 & 10:15am;
Sunday School and Adult Bible Study at 9:00am

School & Sunday School Mission Offering
The offerings collected during our second semester will be going to Martin Luther College, our synod’s training school for called workers. The mission offering total last week was $76.26. The total for the semester is $218.18.

Early Dismissals during Lent
The season of Lent is upon us.  During this season of the church year,  we will have 3:30 and 6:30 Wednesday services at St. Paul's.  Since several of our teachers will be involved in Lenten worship this year and in order to allow time for families to assemble before church begins, we will be dismissing school at 3:15 every Wednesday through March 20 (the final Wednesday of Lent).  We look forward to the opportunities to gather with the members of our congregation to see the Salvation our Savior won for us.

St. Paul’s Has Talent!
THANK YOU to one and all who made Tuesday night’s Fine Arts Fair a rousing success!  It was so much fun seeing all the diverse talents of our St. Paul’s on display.  Well done, St. Paul’s!!

Forensics season will begin with the first practice on Tuesday, March 5, from 3:30-5:00pm.  Practice will be held on the following dates: 3/5, 3/12, 3/26, 4/2, 4/9, 4/16, 4/23.  The Grace Forensics Meet is scheduled for Thursday, April 11 at 6pm.  We’re excited to see them develop their public speaking skills as they build toward St. Paul’s forensics meet on  Wednesday, April 17 at 6pm.  The WLA Forensics Meet is scheduled for Monday, April 29 at 6pm.
**If students need any help selecting their materials, please contact Mrs. Franklin.  Her phone number is 920-251-9648.

Hot Lunch Server
We are incredibly grateful for the past several years of service by Bev Buerger as she and her husband Don have run our hot lunch program.  Bev will be stepping down from the position at the end of our school year, which means it's time to begin our search for our next hot lunch server.  If you would like to consider taking on this role, please speak with Mr. Hartwig or Pastor Kampman.  Thank you.

School Cleaning Coordinator
We are incredibly grateful for the past several years of service by Wendy Holmes as she has run our school cleaning program.  Wendy  will be stepping down from the position at the end of our school year, which means it's time to begin our search for our next school cleaning coordinator.  If you would like to consider taking on this role, please speak with Mr. Hartwig or Pastor Kampman.  Thank you.

Lenten Meals for 2024
Lent is just around the corner and with that comes Lenten Meals. Any congregational group or member can sign up to provide a meal between services (4:20-6:20pm). Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 14 and runs through Wednesday, March 20. Those serving can designate which fund they would like the meal offering to go to. Please contact the office to lock in a Wednesday if you would like to serve a meal. The dates that are still available are March 6 and 20.

CES Meetings - Next Meeting Thursday, March 7 @ 5:00pm
If you are interested in becoming involved in one or more of the activities planned for this year, you can click on this link, CES Meetings, and you will see when each meeting is scheduled for and gives you the opportunity to sign up stating you will attend that meeting.  Our CES is strongest when many hands are helping out.

School Closings and Delays
When we have a winter storm, school delays and closings will be announced on KFIZ 1450am, WTCX 96.1 and WFDL 97.7fm.  As a rule, if North Fond du Lac schools are canceled or delayed, St. Paul’s will be, too.  St. Paul’s may not be mentioned separately by name with school closings, it may be announced as North Fond du Lac schools, both public and private.  If you signed up for the Weather Alert system, you will also be notified of closings and delays in the way you requested.  If you signed up for this service and have not been notified after the first delay or cancellation, please contact the office. If there is a different way you would like to be contacted, please email Mrs. Surian and she can get the change submitted. Mrs. Surian’s email is  When there is a 2 hour delay there is no Before School Care.

St. Paul’s Pioneers Car Decals Available
Interested in representing St. Paul’s on your car? We have decals available on the table as you enter the school! It is a free will offering and any money collected will go to the Christian Education Society to help cover costs on events throughout the year.

Academic Calendar
The academic calendar for the 2023-2024 school year is available at this link, St Paul’s School Academic Calendar.

Church & School Wear Is Available at Hopper’s
A couple of our logos are on file at Hoppers in Fond du Lac. You can bring in any shirt you want and they will print them onto them for a small fee. They also do mugs, water bottles, and other items. Stop in or call to find out all the cool stuff they can do. Please note that they cannot embroider any type of fleece.  Please see below for the logos that are available.  

Camp Phillip
Camp Phillip is looking forward to another great year of Summer Camp.  Registration opens on February 1st for 2024!
Programs this year include:
(3) half week Pee Wee camps for grades K-2
(3) half week Fledgling camps for grades 2-4
(1) half week Son Rise camp for grades 5-8
(1) full week Son Shine camp for grades 3-5
(2) full week Son Shine/Specialty camps for grades 6-8
(1) full week Son Shine/Specialty camp for grades 5-7
(1) full week Son Shine/Specialty camp for grades 4-6
For more information on Camp Phillip or any of their programs, please check out their website at
There are also informational postcards on the table as you enter the school.

Quick Reference for links in the newsletter:
St. Paul's School Academic Calendar
CES Meetings Sign Up

March Birthdays!
Dawson (3), Uriah (7), Dane (9), Liam (11), Pastor Ehlert (13), Molly (19), Ella (22), Adele (25), Isaiah (27)


Friday, March 1:
8:35 am - Chapel (Pastor Ehlert)
7:00 pm - St. Paul’s Family Night at HERD in Oshkosh

Saturday, March 2:
6:30 pm - Worship with Communion

Sunday, March 3:
7:45 & 10:15 am - Worship with Communion
9:00 am - Bible Study and Sunday School

Tuesday, March 5:
3:30 pm- Forensics Practice

Wednesday, March 6:
3:30 & 6:30 pm- Lenten Worship

Thursday, March 7:
5:00 pm- CES Meeting

Friday, March 8:
8:35 am- Chapel (Mr. Mathwig)

Saturday, March 9:
6:30 pm- Worship

Sunday, March 10:
7:45 & 10:15am- Worship 
9:00am- Bible Study and Sunday School