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This Week @ St. Pauls 12/17/2011

posted Dec 17, 2011, 6:31 AM by St Pauls Lutheran Church
See what's happening this week @ St. Pauls!
Children's Christmas Worship:
The children will be presenting Every Perfect Gift at the eleven o’clock worship time on Sunday, December 18. Join us as we join with the children in unwrapping the perfect gifts of God-joy, baptism, forgiveness, eternal life, and, of course, Jesus.

Jonny Diaz Concert:
 Sunday December 18 @ 7:00 p.m.  We will host a special Christmas concert by Christian recoding artist, Jonny Diaz.  No charge but he will accept a free will offering.  Bring your family and friends for a wonderful evening of music and celebration.

Annual Reports
Ministry Teams & organizations of the church-please note annual reports are due to Bob by Friday, December 30.  If at all possible return by email on a Word document.  Thank you. 

All contributions for 2011 must be in the church office by Thursday, December 29.  This would also include any prepaid 2012 contributions for tax year 2011.

Worship Volunteers:
It is time to begin scheduling our worship volunteers for 2012 and we could always use some additional volunteers.  If you are able to serve in some way to assist our worship services please contact Bob Rye.

Sunday Morning Van Drivers: 
We are again in need of people to pick up those wishing to attend worship but are in need of a ride.  If you could help with this ministry please contact Bob Rye at the church, 382-2973 or 

Home Communion Deacons: 
We are in need of people to serve as Home Communion Deacons.  We have many members unable to get to church who appreciate receiving communion occasionally.  Our volunteer deacons call on 3-4 members once every three months to share communion with them.  If this is something you could help with please contact Bob Rye, 382-2973 or

Worship Service Recordings: 
The 9:00 a.m and 11:00 a.m. worship services are being recorded and is available on the’ website,  Copies of the service are also available on CD, contact Bob Rye if you would like a copy. 
Fourth Sunday of Advent
December 18, 2012

Prayer of the Day
Stir up your power, Lord Christ, and come. With your abundant grace and might, free us from the sin that would obstruct your mercy, that willingly we may bear your redeeming love to all the world, for you live and reign with the Father and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Here I am, the servant | of the Lord;
 let it be with me according | to your word. Alleluia. (Luke 1:38) 

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