Christmas Program Cancelled/FFY Meal This Week!

Hello St. Paul Parents:
Due to unexpected circumstances the proposed Christmas Program Dec. 17 has been cancelled.  To keep the Christmas spirit alive for our St. Paul kids we will offer a few events in lieu of the program:

St. Paul Kids Caroling at Madison Square-Date to be determined this week.

Christmas Movie Night at St. Paul-Wednesday, Dec. 20.  This is during the God Squad time but all St. Paul kids are welcome to attend the meal and movie night from 5:10-6:30.  Wear your favorite Christmas pajamas!

Christmas Children’s Sermon-Sunday, Dec. 17.   St. Paul kids please join Pastor Joel for an extended Children’s Sermon, Christmas story and Christmas goodies during the 10:30 am service.

Reminder:  St. Paul Children’s Ministry is scheduled to serve the meal at Freedom For Youth this Thursday evening. Courtney is asking for four student volunteers that would enjoy coming to help (transportation provided).  Please let Courtney know ASAP.  A dessert and side dish donation is also needed. The center serves approximately 25 kids per night.  If you’re willing to donate, let Courtney know at 641-895-5177 or

Christmas Program Practice-NEW DATE

As previously reported, Christmas Program practice will NOT begin this upcoming Sunday.  It was decided that we really don’t need over a month to practice (program is Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.) so normal Sunday School will resume for one more week!   Next Sunday, November 12 Christmas program will begin (for real, this time) at 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 during the Sunday School hour.  If your child cannot make the Sunday morning practice times, please let Courtney know ASAP so we can work out a plan to still include your child!  Thank you!!

Children’s Ministry Upcoming Events!

We are having a wonderful fall at St. Paul Lutheran!  I wanted to send a few reminders and the Christmas program date:

Our God Squad Halloween party is this Wednesday from 5:20-6:30.  No costumes needed.  We will have games, a photo booth, prizes and other fun activities for the kids.

I have two service opportunities for our K-6th kids that I wanted to run by you.  The first is on Thursday, Nov. 16 at Freedom for Youth. The kids and myself will prepare and take a meal to serve for the students who attend the Thursday night programming.  The other, is with Bring Love Ministry. It’s an organization that arranges the donation of meals, goods and services to local foster and adoptive families.  The organization has a great deal of volunteer activities to offer, and I thought our St. Paul kids would be great at helping Rebecca Bock sort clothing for the kid’s closet. I will have a sign up sheet by next week for these activities.

Last, but not least, we are working on a plan for the Christmas program.  Save the date for Sunday, Dec. 17 at 6:30 p.m.  We will have a short performance, faith-based sing-a-long songs, milk and cookies and hopefully a surprise visit from Santa (Shhh….don’t tell the kids).  The kids can dress in their favorite Christmas Pajamas, and we hope to create a cozy, fun night!   Practice will begin Sunday, November 5 from 9:30-10:15 during the Sunday School hour.  It’s important that the kids make it to as many of the practices as possible, especially the first practice on the 5th so we can organize roles.  We will also send material home so the children can practice at home.  More details will be sent home very soon!


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