Pioneer Press

St. Paul’s Lutheran School Pioneer Press
“God is love.” 1 John 4:16
Phone number:  922-1080

January 19, 2023

Cleaners:  January 23-27, 2023 (Moncrief (Sampson) & Fritch Clean)

Mission Offering

The mission offerings collected during the first semester are going to the World Mission Asia: Vietnam - Hmong Outreach.  Mission offering total last week was $14.25 bringing the grand total for the semester to $512.85. The mission offerings for the second semester will be going to Luther Preparatory School in Watertown.

Want to contact those who are holding calls?

At our January 8 Annual Voters Meeting we joyously extended calls to Megan Schoenbach to teach preschool.  Mrs. Schoenbach currently serves at Shepherd of the Valley in Menasha, WI.  You can contact Mrs. Schoenbach via e-mail or by phone (920) 527-8382. She is usually available in the afternoon and evening. Ashley Phillips to teach grades 1-2. Mrs. Phillips currently serves at St. Matthew’s in Janesville, WI.  You can contact Mrs. Phillips via e-mail

We keep both of these women in our prayers as they consider where best to serve the Lord in His kingdom. 

Scrip News

Kwik Trip is DOUBLING your discount! During the month of February, 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 2/1/23-2/28/23.

Concessions for Basketball Games

As the basketball season is upon us we are looking for volunteers to help with set up and clean up for our basketball games played at St. Paul’s, as well as helpers with concessions during the game.  If you are willing and able to make a donation to our concessions for the season please feel free to add your name to this Donation Sheet link.  If you are able to volunteer your time setting up, cleaning up, or the concession stand please add your name to this Concession Sign-up sheet link.  Please note that setup and cleanup include tasks in our gym as well: Setting up chairs, score table, and balls and putting them away. Sweeping off bleachers and sweeping the gym floor.

Any help you are able to provide to our school and our Pioneer's this basketball season would be amazing.  Please text Vicki Paul if you have any questions: 920-410-3006.

3rd & 4th Grade Night with the Vikes

Let the 3rd & 4th Graders out!  Tuesday, January 24, 2023 is 3rd and 4th grade night as the WLA Vikings Boys Basketball team takes on conference rival Omro at WLA.  JV 2 gametime is 4:30; JV--5:50; Varsity--7:15 p.m.  3rd and 4th graders and their families will receive free admission to the game that evening.  Just mention your child is in 3rd or 4th grade at the ticket table.  Their presence will be announced at the game (cheer loud when you hear your grade called!) and there will be a fun half-time activity and prizes.  Can’t wait to see you there!  Go Vikes!

2023 Optimist Tri-Star Basketball

Is your child interested in participating in the 2023 Tri-Star Basketball? The event will take place on Thursday, January 26 at 6:30pm at Bessie Allen Middle School Gym. You can find a registration form on the information table as you enter the school.

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. Please note that North Fond du Lac got a new Alert System Program this year and we needed to supply everyone’s information again. If you did not turn a sheet in this year with information, we just gave them email addresses.  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 Night at the Wisconsin Herd - January 27

Mark your calendars!  Join friends, family, and staff of St. Paul’s Lutheran for a fun night out with the Wisconsin Herd as they take on the Swarm!  All families from St. Paul’s will be invited in early before doors open for VIP pre-game watch and invited down onto the court following the game for a group photo, shoot free throws, and autographs with the Herd team! Find out more or reserve your seat at

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.                      

January Birthdays!

Atlas (10), Eoin (11), Mrs. Schwartz (25), Cecelia (31)


Thursday, January 19:

Girls Basketball Practice at Redeemer
3:45-5:00pm: B-team
5:00-6:30pm: A-team
Boys Basketball Practice at St. Paul’s
3:45-5:15pm: C-team

Friday, January 20:

8:35am- Chapel (Mr. Hartwig)
Basketball Games @ St. John’s, Mayville
4:30pm: Girls B-Team
5:30pm: Boys B(6)-Team
6:30pm: Girls A-Team
7:30pm: Boys A-Team

Saturday, January 21:

Basketball Games Home @ St. Paul’s vs. Peace, Green Lake
10:00am: Boys B(5)-Team
11:00am: Boys B(6)-Team
6:30pm- Worship

Sunday, January 22:

7:45 & 10:15am- Worship
9:00am- Bible Study & Sunday School
10:15am- 1st-2nd and 5th-6th sings

Monday, January 23:

Boys Basketball Practice at St. Paul’s
3:45-5:15pm: B-team
5:30-7:00pm: A-team

Tuesday, January 24:

Girls Basketball Practice at St. Paul’s
3:45-5:00pm: B-team
5:00-6:30pm: A-team

Wednesday, January 25:

Boys Basketball Practice at Redeemer

3:45-5:15pm: B-team
5:30-7:00pm: A-team
3:45pm- Cheerleading Practice
Girls Basketball Practice at St. Paul’s
5:45-7:00pm: C-team

Thursday, January 26:

Girls Basketball Practice at Redeemer
3:45-5:00pm: B-team
5:00-6:30pm: A-team
Basketball Games Home @ St. Paul’s vs. Grace, Oshkosh
4:00pm: Girls C-Team
4:45pm: Boys C-Team

Friday, January 27:

8:35am- Chapel (Pastor Ehlert)
Basketball Games @ St. Peter’s, FdL
3:45pm: Girls B-Team
4:45pm: Boys B(5)-Team
5:45pm: Boys B(6)-Team
6:45pm: Girls A-Team
7:45pm: Boys A-Team
7:00pm- St. Paul’s at the Herd Game at the Oshkosh Arena

Saturday, January 28:

9:00-11:00am- C-Team Girls Open Gym Practice at St. Paul’s
Basketball Games Home @ Redeemer vs. Faith, FdL
9:00am: Girls B-Team
10:00am: Boys B(5)-Team
11:00am: Boys B(6)-Team
12:00pm: Girls A-Team
1:00pm: Boys A-Team
6:30pm- Worship (Grades 3-4 & 7-8 sing)

Sunday, January 29:

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