Pioneer Press
  December 13, 2018
Cleaners: December 17-23, 2018 (Rivera/Augustyn-Peterson)

Mission Offering: Our 1st semester mission offering will go to Jesus Cares Ministry.  Jesus Cares Ministries (JCM) assists congregations in reaching out to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, their families and communities.  Mission offering last week was $20.50.  Total for the semester is $423.14.
Free-Will Offering:  As our student Mason Paolasini continues to recuperate at Children's Hospital and medical expenses most assuredly pile up for his parents, our congregation has seen fit to hold a free-will offering at our Children's Christmas service and the other Christmas services in the upcoming days.  If you are able to offer financial support to the Jerman family, please consider contributing to this offering.  In addition to the free will offerings, the faculty of St. Paul's would also be happy to forego the receipt of personal gifts this year, with the intent that those gifts instead be directed toward Mason's recovery as well.  Thank you. 
WLA Traveling Choir:  The WLA Traveling Choir will be here this Sunday morning at both services!  While we have our Student Service in the afternoon, please come in the morning for this wonderful opportunity to enjoy our talented WLA choir.
Student Christmas Practice:  There is practice for our Student Christmas Service on Saturday, December 15, from 8:30-9:45am.  Attendance is very important as this is our last opportunity for the entire group of Christmas service participants to practice together.
Christmas Vacation:  Christmas vacation begins NEXT Friday, December 21st, with noon dismissal.  There is no hot lunch served.  There is bus service at noon dismissal.  Classes will resume at St. Paul’s on Thursday, January 3, at 8:30am. 
Hot Lunch Menu:  January Hot Lunch menus are coming home with students today.  Please fill out the Entrée calendar and return it with payment by Thursday, December 20.  Please be prompt in returning your payment on time!  Reminder:  When there’s a snow day the hot lunch scheduled for that day will be postponed until school resumes.  For example, if there’s a snow day on Monday, Tuesday’s hot lunch will be Monday’s menu.
Extended Care:  There will be NO after school care on Friday, December 21st, at our noon dismissal.  There will be extended care offered before school.
Children’s Christmas Preservice Music:  If your child would like to play preservice music for this year’s Children’s Christmas Service on December 16, please let Mr. Hartwig know via text or email so that all of the musicians can be approved and scheduled.  Thank you.
WLA Youth Wrestling:  There is information for WLA Youth Wrestling on the entry way table. 
Basketball Theme Nights:  With the basketball season upon us, we thought it would be fun to incorporate some themes into our games this year.  Feel free to wear the following clothing to school that day and to that night's home basketball game. The themes are as follows:
December 14: Ugly Christmas Sweater Night
January 11: Blackout Night
February 1: Blue and Silver Night
Concessions:  For the past several years, Julie Kemnitz and Corey Hintz have taken the lead running and organizing our concession stand during basketball season. The funds raised from concessions are used to support our athletic fund and gym improvement project. This coming season will be the last year that Julie and Corey will be taking the lead position in concessions. Therefore, we will need to have a new leader(s) for the 2019-20 season. It would be best if a new leader could spend this year shadowing Julie and Corey to learn the ropes. If you are interested in this opportunity or have further questions, please see Mr. Lehman, Julie (920) 979-7965 or Corey.
Thursday, December 13:
3:30pm-Girls Basketball Practice
Friday, December 14:
4:00pm-Pioneer Basketball (H) vs. Faith, FdL
Saturday, December 15:
8:30am-Christmas Service practice at church
Sunday, December 16:
7:45 & 10:15am-Worship (with WLA Traveling Choir)
9:00am-Sunday School
4:00pm-Student Christmas Service
Monday, December 17:
3:30pm-Boys Basketball Practice
Tuesday, December 18:
3:30pm-Girls Basketball Practice
Wednesday, December 19:
3:30pm-Boys Basketball Practice
Thursday, December 20:
3:30pm-Girls Basketball Practice
7:00pm-WLA Christmas Concert
Friday, December 21:
½ day of classes at St. Paul’s/Release at Noon
1:00pm-WLA Christmas Concert
Saturday, December 22:
Sunday, December 23:
7:45 & 10:15am-Worship
9:00am-Bible Study