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

December 9, 2021

Cleaners: December 13- December 17, 2021 (Rickert pays)


Mission Offering Mission offering for 1st semester is going to the WELS World Mission in Ukraine (Ukranian Lutheran Church).  WELS is the primary ministry partner of the ULC.  WELS World Missions provides financial support and has offered to help with establishing evangelism programs, outlining ways to encourage member retention, stewardship, encouraging male leadership, and helping with VBS programs.  Mission offering last week was $20.75.  Mission offering for the semester is $592.15.

School Calendar Change I’m not sure how I let this slip through the cracks, but I failed to note on previous versions of our academic calendar that the final day of classes before Christmas break will be a half day, just like it's been every year at St. Paul’s.  So, on Wednesday, December 22, please note that we will be dismissing at 12:00pm after our classroom Christmas parties are complete.  My apologies for any inconvenience this may cause.  -Aaron Hartwig

Saturday Morning Christmas Practices An important part of our Christmas service preparation will be our two joint rehearsals with our Sunday School students.  These practices will be held on Saturday, December 11, and Saturday, December 18.  Thank you for making sure your child is present for these rehearsals.  They will take place from 8:30-9:45 AM.  Thank you.

Call News Last week, on Tuesday afternoon, I received a Divine Call to serve as principal and 7/8 teacher at Risen Savior Lutheran School in Mankato, MN.  Over the next two or three weeks, I’ll have the opportunity to assess where my talents can best be utilized in Christ’s kingdom.  If you would like to provide any guidance during my deliberation, feel free to share!  Your prayers for wisdom as I deliberate are also sincerely appreciated.  -Aaron Hartwig

2022 Church Offering Envelopes Offering envelopes for 2022 are now available. They are set up on tables by the school entrance. Please stop by and grab your envelopes at your convenience. Please do not start using them until January 1, 2022.  Thank you!

Basketball Information A few parents asked for schedules recently. The schedule can be found by typing in the short, memorable address: (that's short for St. Paul's Lutheran School Basketball). Certainly, the online school calendar is always a good place to check because that's constantly updated. Here's a few other links for your convenience, especially if you still have slots to reserve for helping out at our home games.

Basketball Volunteers -
Concessions Donations -
WALL B Tournament Help -

Thank you all for your support of St. Paul's athletics! Mr. Joey Loescher

Reader’s Theater Reader’s Theater will be held on Mondays, beginning November 8th.  Each session will be held from 3:30-4:30.  5th-8th grade students will be eligible to participate in Mrs. Hinn’s program.  Each week, the Reader’s Theater participants will get to read fun plays, become various characters, and be part of a great group of readers!  If you would like additional information, please contact Mrs. Hinn.  

Covid Operations 2021-2022 We have been tremendously blessed so far this school year in regard to COVID.  In fact, we’ve returned to school this week with no students needing to learn remotely as a result of either a positive case or a close household contact.  Regardless, we’ll continue to share our Covid Operation Plan 2021-2022 on our website.  Thank you in advance for following our Operation Plan and our Health Department’s guidelines in regard to a positive test, so that we can continue to offer quality instruction to all our students.  

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 the attachment for the logos that are available. 

WLA Kitchen Help Sign Up Each year our congregation has slotted weeks that we volunteer to help with WLA Hot Lunch.  Here are the weeks for kitchen volunteers for this school year: Jan 17-21 (only need 1 person on 18th and 19th is filled) Feb 28-Mar 4  There is a sign up sheet on the information center in the narthex and you can also sign up online.

It’s the Holiday Season! Special Upcoming Opportunites Joyful Witness Concerts - 7:00pm on Friday, December 10th 2:00pm on Saturday, December 11th Christmas Practice - 8:30am on Saturday, December 11th Preschool Christmas - 9:00am on Sunday, December 12th Christmas Practice - 8:30am on Saturday, December 18th Children’s Christmas - 4:00pm on Sunday, December 19th Christmas Eve Worship - 4:00pm & 6:00pm on Friday, December 24th Christmas Day Worship - 9:00am on Saturday, December 25th New Year’s Eve Worship - 6:30pm on Friday, December 31st  



Thursday, December 9: 3:30-5:00pm- Cheer Practice (5th-8th girls) 3:45-5:15pm- B Team Boys Basketball practice at Redeemer 3:45-5:15pm- B Team Girls Basketball practice at St. Paul’s 5:30-7:00pm- A Team Boys Basketball practice at Redeemer 5:30-7:00pm- A Team Girls Basketball practice at St. Paul’s 6:00pm- Board of Christian Education

Friday, December 10: 1/2 Day at St. Paul’s - Noon Dismissal 7:00pm- Joyful Witness Christmas Concert

Saturday, December 11: 8:30-9:45am- Christmas Practice 2:00pm- Joyful Witness Christmas Concert 6:30pm- Worship  

Sunday, December 12: 7:45 & 10:15am- Worship 9:00am- Sunday School (No Bible Study this week) 9:00am- Preschool Christmas Service

Monday, December 13: 3:45-5:15pm- B Team Boys Basketball practice at St. Paul’s 3:45-5:15pm- B Team Girls Basketball practice at Redeemer 5:30-7:00pm- A Team Boys Basketball practice at St. Paul’s 5:30-7:00pm- A Team Girls Basketball practice at Redeemer

Tuesday, December 14: 3:45-5:15pm- B Team Boys Basketball practice at Redeemer 3:45-5:15pm- B Team Girls Basketball practice at St. Paul’s 5:30-7:00pm- A Team Boys Basketball practice at Redeemer 6:00pm- Girls and Boys Pioneers

Thursday, December 16: 3:30-5:00pm- Cheer Practice (5th-8th girls) 3:45-5:15pm- C Team Boys Basketball practice at Redeemer 3:45-5:15pm- C Team Girls Basketball practice at St. Paul’s 5:30-7:00pm- A Team Girls Basketball practice at Redeemer 

Friday, December 17: Basketball Games - Home @ St. Paul’s 4:30pm- B Team Boys vs. Peace, Green Lake 5:30pm- A Team Girls vs. Peace, Green Lake 6:30pm- A Team Boys vs. St. John’s, Montello

Saturday, December 18: 8:30-9:45am- Christmas Practice Basketball Games @ St. Luke’s, Oakfield 11:15am- C Team Girls 12:00pm- C Team Boys 6:30pm- Worship with Communion

Sunday, December 19: 7:45 & 10:15am- Worship with Communion 9:00am- Bible Study/Sunday School 4:00pm- Children’s Christmas Service