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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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September 28, 2023  

Cleaners: October 2-6, 2023 (Bortner pays)

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

Three Good Reasons to Worship In-Person Each Week: Reason #2
Why does God bring us together in families? So that we can help, encourage, love, and support one another. Everyone needs it! Have you ever shown up to something and been the only one there? It doesn’t feel great. It’s not encouraging at all. I suppose we might make a weak argument that we can do the Means of Grace thing all alone, but for this one, we need our brothers and sisters. No snappy words are needed. You don’t have to have all the right things to say. Just you in a pew will do. The more of us that gather the more encouraging it is. Oh, and it’s good for your pastors too.

School & Sunday School Mission Offering
The weekly School & Sunday School mission offerings collected during the first semester are going to the Military Services Committee (MSC). MSC provides face to face ministry to WELS military personnel serving at installations in the United States and in Europe, as well as resources for those serving on ships or deployed somewhere else in the world. The mission offering total last week was $44.90. The total for the semester is $587.14.

NEW Bible Information Class to begin October 1!
We are trying to get a new membership class going beginning on October 1st between services.   This class is the pathway to membership here at St. Paul’s and offers a basic understanding of the truths of God’s Word.  Don’t know if you are interested in membership just yet but want to know more about Jesus and what Lutherans teach and believe?  This class is great for that.  If we get done and you aren’t ready for membership, that’s okay too.  We are happy to have had the opportunity to teach.  Contact one of our pastors if you’re interested so we have the proper number of materials on hand.

Monthly Calendar
The October calendar is being sent home with students today. 

Axe Throwing
Would you enjoy socializing with other adults while throwing sharp objects? Or would you enjoy socializing with other adults while other adults were throwing sharp objects? or Do sharp objects not matter to you, but spending an hour or two away from kids while socializing with adults sounds like fun? If you answered “YES” to any of the above questions, please consider attending our Christian Education Society’s Axe Throwing event for our school parents at 608 Axe Throwing in Oshkosh Wisconsin.  The event will take place on November 10, and you can reserve your lane online (please register soon--first come, first served).  We are encouraging our school’s parents to reserve for either the 5:00, 6:00 or both time slots.  As long as throwing sessions are reserved for the same time, you can choose who you’ll be throwing with.  The cost at 608 Axe Throwing is $20 per hour.  Beverages will be available for purchase at the venue.  You’re welcome to bring food in (pizza?? chips??) and it's up to you whether you’d like to share it or not!  If you don’t process your payment when you book online, please pay when you arrive at the facility.  All payments will be made directly to 608 Axe Throwing.  You can find the online registration portal here:  Please sign up for 5:00, 6:00, or both!  We look forward to seeing you there!  St. Paul’s CES

CES Meetings
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 Pictures
Our school's pictures are available to view on the SLS website. If you didn't order but would like to order, you can go online to see your student's image.
The link to the gallery is below:
Each student has a unique code to access the gallery. Please email the office for the code. There is also a request form on their website for the student gallery code.
If anyone has any questions please contact SLS Photography and they'd be happy to help.

School Flu Clinic (10/16/23)
St. Paul’s is scheduled for a flu clinic by the FdL County Health Department on Monday, October 16th here at school. They are offering the injectable vaccine and the intranasal (FluMist) vaccine this year. Consent forms and information on each vaccine are being sent home with students today. If you are interested in having your child receive a vaccine that day, please fill out the consent form and return it to Mrs. Surian as soon as possible. They would like to have a rough count by Friday, October 6 if possible, so they can make sure they have enough of what they need. Thank you!

2023 Pumpkin Art Show!
St. Paul’s Annual Pumpkin Decoration Contest Begins!  We are looking for artistic, clever, cute and crazy pumpkins!
What are the rules?
1) Anyone can submit a pumpkin
2) you are allowed to use paint, glue, tape or even velcro stuff to your pumpkin
3) Get creative!
4) “Family friendly” decoration ideas
5) No carving or punctures allowed
6) Do not cut any part of your pumpkin
Bring your pumpkins to school Monday thru Friday: October 9-13th. Voting will take place during Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 13th and awards will be given by Sunday. Pumpkins must be removed by Monday, October 15th! Thank you!

Trunk or Treat (10/13/23)
St. Paul’s will be having a half day of school (Noon dismissal) on Friday, October 13 with no extended care available in the afternoon. We will be setting up for Trunk or Treat which will run from 5-6:30pm. We have sign up sheets for candy and popcorn donations on the information table as you enter the school. Candy must be prepackaged and individually wrapped and we would like big bags of popcorn (ex. Valley Pop).  There is also a sign up sheet for decorating your trunk. There are a limited number of spots available. In addition to needing trunks, volunteers are still needed for various roles during the event.  Please contact Amy Surian if you’re interested in volunteering or are seeking additional information. 

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. 

Scrip News - Falling Into Savings
During the month of September, take advantage of a 10% discount (Reg. 5%) on your Kwik Trip Scrip Cards and a 20% discount (Reg. 15%) on your Kwik Trip Grocery Only Cards!  Offer valid 9/1/23-9/30/23.

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.  

September Birthdays!
Natalie (3), Adalyn B. (5), Peyton (7), Cameron H. (10), Mrs. Hinn (11), Trey (19), Easton (19), Charlotte (21), Weston (26)


Saturday, September 30:
WALL Cup Tournament @ St. Luke’s, Oakfield
6:30 pm- Worship with Communion

Sunday, October 1:
7:45 & 10:15 am- Worship with Communion
9:00 am- Bible Study & Sunday School

Monday, October 2:
3:45 pm- B-team Volleyball Practice
5:30 pm- A-team Volleyball Practice

Tuesday, October 3:
Volleyball Games @ St. Paul’s, Mt. Calvary
B-team: 4:15 pm
A-team: 5:15 pm

Thursday, October 5:
7-8 Field Trip to WI Dells
Volleyball Game @ St. John’s, Lomira
A-team: 4:15 pm

Friday, October 6:
5-6 Field Trip to Heritage Hills
8:35 am- Chapel (Pastor Ehlert)

Saturday, October 7:
6:30 pm- Worship

Sunday, October 8:
7:45 & 10:15 am- Worship 
9:00 am- Bible Study & Sunday School