Previous Events & Serving Opportunities

LWML Sunday

October 6

Lutheran Women in Mission is the place where each woman is welcomed and encouraged to use her unique God-given

gifts as she supports global missions and serves the Lord with gladness.  Visit us at www.lwml.org

InBetweeners will meet at the home of Rick and Helga Daniel for a celebration of Oktoberfest, Saturday, September 28 beginning at 3pm.

Bratwurst will be provided. Bring a covered dish to share and drinks. Please RSVP to let us know what you are bringing. 

24840 Southern Heritage Ln

Athens, AL.  256-233-1266

Confirmation
Oral Exam

Friday May 3 6:00pm

Rite of Confirmation 

Sunday May 5 8:15am

Wednesday FaithLinks 

resumes in September

5:15 Dinner

6:00 KidLinks, Confirmation, Bible Study

6:00 Handbells

7:30 Choir

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Mega Rummage Sale

Saturday June 1

7:00am - noon

5:30  -  8:00  pm

Mini-Flock Gatherings

Each Mini-flock will gather on specified Sundays  3:30 - 5:30 pm at the Kretzschmars' home - bring a snack to share and join in the fellowship - get to know Pastor and his family better!

Watch for your invite in the mail!

Youth Servant Events

April 21    at Decatur Animal Shelter

donations of items needed—please see the bulletin

Jumpin' Jammie Jubilee
Saturday, April 13
1:00-3:00 pm

Inflatables, games, and crafts!

Preschoolers thru Elementary kiddos from St. Paul’s as well as from the Preschool and Boys & Girls Club and our Neighbors across the street! 

Please invite a friend!

Golf Nights Out 

Tuesday, Feb 19 & 26 6:30 pm

Focus: mental and physical golf to help you improve

Bring: a standard bath towel and your driver, putter, & wedge or 7 iron

Each night stands alone

Men - Ladies - Youth -as well as any friends you’d like to invite- are encouraged to attend and learn some great pointers from a pro! 

 Cost:  Zero! 

Knowledge Gained:  Priceless!

Church-Wide Game
Get-Together

January 24   4 – 6:00 pm

All Ages Welcome

Bring a game and a snack to share!

Parenting Class - Wed

8-Week Biblical Study for Parenting

Beginning Wed, Jan 16 at 6:00 pm

Presented by Larry Franks, Founder of First Priority - register with the Church Office as soon as possible!

Click here for more information.

Marriage Class

8-Week Biblical Study for Marriages

Beginning Sun, Jan 27 at 9:30 am

8 single-topic studies that deliver biblically-centered truth and practical application to make marriages healthy and strong and understand God’s plan for relationships.

Fellowship Potluck Lunch
Sunday, January 27  

12:00 noon

Bring a covered dishes (meat and a vegetable or dessert) to share.

Voters Assembly 

Sunday, January 27

12:30 pm

Join us for the Potluck and stay for the meeting hear plans for 2019.

Parenting Class-Sunday

Join us in the Fellowship Room this Sunday morning at 9:30 for the last class in this excellent resource for parents, grandparents, and anyone involved in the life of children and youth!

Click here for more information.

InBetweeners Planning Potluck

Saturday, Jan 12 at 6:00 pm

in the Fellowship Room to plan events for 2019!  Call the Stroms at 256-353-7938 with any questions or  ideas if you’re unable to attend. 

Children's Christmas Program

December 16  10:45 am in the ARC (gym)

The children will lead worship with their presentation of "What Child is This?"

Everyone in the congregation, 

friends, and family are invited!

Wednesday Advent Services

December 5, 12, 19  Noon & 7:00 pm

in the Sanctuary

Ladies Christmas Party

December 9  2:00 - 4:00 pm

Refreshments will be served, and Bingo will be played!  Sponsored by the LWML

and the Ladies Auxiliary.

Bring canned goods and a friend!

Fall Voters Assembly 

Sunday, November 18

12:45 pm

Join us for a Fellowship Potluck and then stay for the church's  business meeting including nomination and election of new officers and teams, adoption of the 2019 Financial Plan, and the 2nd vote for returning to 4 Voters meetings per year. Voters Packets with Semi-annual report available Nov 11.

Advent by Candlelight

December 2  6:00 pm in the ARC (gym)

Please join us for this special women's event as we gather for a special evening to prepare our hearts and homes for the Advent season and the coming of the Christ child.

To ensure seating, please RSVP by text or call to Michelle Smitherman at 256.221.0599.

Middle School Fall District Retreat

November 9-11

The Youth and Mentors ask for the prayers of the congregation for this time of Retreat!

FREE Movie Night

November 4  6:00 pm

Through a story that unfolds over 50 years, Charlie and Alice discover the power of family and their need for God. Executive produced by Alex and Stephen Kendrick - 

Click here for more information.

All Saints Sunday

November 4

National Guard Luncheon

November 3     11:30 am

Sponsored by St. Paul's

and Legion Post 15

Desserts and Greeter/Servers Needed!

St. Paul’s Holiday Bazaar

November 2   10am - 7pm

Lunch: 11am-1pm

Dinner: 5pm-7pm

Fall Fest with Trunk or Treat

Wednesday, October 31  5:30 -7:30 pm

This is a fun-filled event for the whole family!  Dinner from the Grill starting at 5:30, with games and trunk-treating until 7:30.  Candy, Decorated Trunks, and Volunteers needed! 

Candy Donations Needed

Wednesday, October 31

Donations of bags of candy are being accepted in the Narthex and in the Lobby

ONE Combined Worship

Sunday, September 30 

10:45 am in the Sanctuary

with Holy Communion

120th Anniversary and Homecoming

October 7  8:15 and 10:45 am 

Let’s Celebrate!!!

120 years young and still connecting people to Jesus!  Tell your friends and relatives near and far to join us for this Anniversary / Homecoming Celebration!

  

Join us as we celebrate:

120 years since our congregation formed

50 years since the Sanctuary was built

30 years since the East & West Wing Expansion 

the 2018 Dedication of the East Wing Rebuild

AND the family & friends of St. Paul’s over the years!

National Back to Church Sunday

September 16 both church services

Please pray about who you may invite, that they might find church is far more than a place to go.

Oktoberfest in Alabama

Saturday, September 22 @ 6:00 pm

Bratwurst, German Music and Fun!! Please bring a dish to share and your favorite beverage. R.S.V.P. 256.233.1266. Directions to the Daniel residence may be obtained by calling the Church Office at 256.353.8759.

Prayer at the Pole

Wednesday, September 26th

- 7:15 am for the Elementary Schools,

- 7:45 am for the Middle & High Schools. The one at Austinville Elementary will be led by the children in the First Priority Kids Club.

Middle School Disciples
Starbucks Outing

September 6  9:30 am

Meet in the Lobby, bring $ for treats and permission slip to attend!

Sunday School Rally Day

Sunday  August 19  9:30 am 

All Children & Youth and their parents/grandparents meet in the ARC (gym) at 9:30 am to begin the new school year

 

InBetweeners Around the Pool

August 11  4:00 pm - ?

at the Bosco's pool

Kids Club

Saturdays

June 30, July 7, 14, 21    

10:00 - 11:00 am

Regency West Apartments

across the Street

DCE Intern Welcoming

July 1

Felicia Salgado will join us in ministry as our Director of Christian Education Intern!

ONE Combined Worship

Sunday, July 30 

10:45 am in the ARC

with Holy Communion

Potluck Lunch & Fellowship
July 30  12:00 pm

SUPER SATURDAY VBS

June 23  9:00 - 11:30 am

Register here!

Reaching the Millennial Generation
DVD-Based Bible Study

May 20 9:30 am

in the Sanctuary for 6 weeks

Confirmation Weekend

May 4  6:00pm Oral Exam

May 6  8:15am Rite of Confirmation

The confirmands will publicly share their faith and commit to the Lord during these blessed activities.  Please pray for them and support them at this special time.

ONE Combined Worship

Sunday, April 29 

10:45 am in the Sanctuary

with Holy Communion

Potluck Lunch & Voters Meeting
April 29  12:00 / 12:45 pm

Movie Night

April 27  6:30 pm in the ARC

Bring the family and enjoy "God's Not Dead" following Pastor's sermon series - refreshments provided!

Documentary & Discussion

April 6  6:30 pm

in the Sanctuary

click the graphic to see the movie trailer

Easter Celebration Worship

April 1

Two combined services 

in the Sanctuary 

at 8:15 and 10:45 am

Easter Breakfast

April 1 8:30 -  10:00 am

Hosted by the Elders and the High School Prophets

Easter Egg Hunt

April 1  9:30 am

Meet in the ARC -

bring your Easter basket!

Maundy Thursday Worship

March 29   Noon & 7 pm

in the Sanctuary

Holy Communion celebrated

Good Friday Worship

March 30  Noon & 7 pm in the Sanctuary

Traditional Tenebrae Service recreating the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the Christ's Passion, left unfinished, because the story isn’t over until Easter Day!

Lenten Worship

Feb 14 - March 21  Noon & 7:00 pm 

Lent continues with Midweek Worship Sermon Series "Singing with the Exiles -

A Journey through Isaiah 40-55."

Palm Sunday - Easter  March 25 - April 1
Click here for our complete worship schedule

Workday Part 2

March 1110 8:00 am - noon

Everyone is encouraged to help ready our campus for Easter!

Scouts PInewood Derby

March 11 3:00 pm in the ARC

Check out the fast cars and welcome the Scout families to St. Paul's!

Hockey Outing

March 17  (RSVP by 3/11)

Tickets are $13 each.  Dinner before 5the game TBD.  RSVP by March 11th Chris or John Covington 256-773-8621.

Ladies Auxiliary Salad Luncheon

March 22 at noon

Join the fellowship in the Fellowship Room!

Celebrating Pastor

March 4 9:15 am

Everyone is encouraged to meet with us in the Lobby and celebrate Pastor's one-year anniversary since his installation as Pastor here at St.Paul's!

A Time of Prayer

Feb 14   4:45 - 6:00 pm

Feb 18   9:30 - 10:30 am

Everyone is encouraged to stop by at any time and for as long as you like.  We pray for what is on our hearts and that the Gospel of Jesus would spread.

A Time of Prayer

January 4  3:30-7:30 pm

Everyone is encouraged to stop by at any time and for as long as you like.  We pray for what is on our hearts and that the Gospel of Jesus would spread.

Youth Holiday Lock-ins

December 15  7 pm Middle School Youth

December 17  7 pm High School Youth

Watch the bulletin for what to bring -

but always bring a friend!

Children's Christmas Program

December 10  9:30 am

during the Sunday School hour -

all classes will meet in the ARC and everyone is invited!

Campus Clean-up Day

December 9  8:00 am - noon

Everyone is welcome to help clean up fall leaves and ready the campus for winter and the Christmas holiday.

Parents Night Out

December 8  6:00 - 9:00 pm

Our High School Prophets will have activities for your children ages 6 mos - 12 yrs old while you shop or have a date night!  

Wednesday Advent Services

December 6, 13, 20  7:00 pm

in the Sanctuary

Ladies Christmas Party

December 3  2:00 - 4:00 pm

Refreshments will be served, and Bingo will be played!  Sponsored by the LWML

and the Ladies Auxiliary.

Bring canned goods and a friend!

Outreach Prayer Walk

December 3  9:30 am -10:00 am

If able and available, join us on a simple walk around the neighborhood and pray for our neighbors.  If unable to join us, please pray where you are and daily for our neighbors around us.

Outreach Workshop

November 18  9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Lunch included

Rev. Eric Johnson, Southern District Mission and Ministry Facilitator, will be here November 18 & 19 to help us set and realize missional goals for our congregation. 

Thanksgiving Eve Worship

November 22  6:30 pm

in the Sanctuary

St. Paul’s Holiday Bazaar

November 3   10am - 7pm

Lunch: 11am-1pm

Dinner: 5pm-7pm

All Saints Sunday

November 5

Fall Voters Assembly 

Sunday, November 5

12:00 pm

Join us for the church's  business meeting including nomination and election of new Officers and Teams and adoption of the 2018 Financial Plan.  Voters Packets with Semi-annual report available October 29.

There will not be a potluck since we just ate together for Reformation Celebration!

Prophets & Disciples
to Corn Maze

October 21—Trip to Corn Maze

 The Belue Place Pumpkin Patch in Lexington AL  $10 includes corn maze and pumpkin (all activities) Leave church by noon and return by 6:00pm

InBetweeners Bunko

October 20 at 6:30 pm at the Burrells' home.  It is a simple game, no skill needed. Please let them know if you are coming by October 15th (256.308.1888).

Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 27 6:30 pm

This is a fun-filled event for the whole family!  We will need a good number of church members to each host a trunk. 

Candy Donations Needed

Friday, October 27 6:30 pm

Donations of bags of candy are being accepted in the Narthex and in the Lobby

Potluck & Game Night

July 14 in the Fellowship Room

EVERYONE INVITED (spouses too!)

6:30 pm Please bring a dish to share and join us for an evening of fun & fellowship!

Indoor Football Outing

Saturday, June 13

InBetweeners host an outing to see the Hammers play indoor football in Huntsville.  For more information call John & Chris Covington at 256.773.8621.

Handbell Choir
6:00 pm resumes in September

in the Sanctuary Loft

Come join the fun!

Handbell Choir is looking for a few good hands to join the team. 

Practice times are

Wednesdays 6 :00 - 7:30 pm

Chancel Choir

7:30 pm resumes in September

in the Sanctuary Loft

Come join the fun!

Chancel Choir is looking for more voices to join the team. 

Practice times are

Wednesdays 7:30 pm - 8:45 pm

InBetweeners
to tour NWS station in Huntsville / Lunch 

Saturday, April 11

10:00 am

Call Paul Goehler for more details

InBetweeners
Bunco Night

Saturday, March 15th at 7pm

at the home of Dave & Jane Burrell. Bring a snack and your favorite drink.

No skill necessary. Hosts for this event are Dave and Jane along with Ron and Nancy Neuendorf.

Dinner and Sock Hop

Saturday, February 28

Join us for the Fellowship Meal

in the Fellowship Room after 5:30 worship then on to the ARC for some dancing and more fun. Bring a snack to share.  Invite some new friends!

Sponsored by the InBetweeners.

 

Financial Peace University

February 1

A new class is starting Sundays 9:00 - 10:30 am in Room 317. 

Futsal Indoor Soocer Tournament

January 31   8 am - 10 pm

Ages 8 - 18 to compete in fast-paced, exciting 5 vs 5 play. 

Report Card Reward Night

January 11   5 – 7:00 pm

Grades K – 5

Must present copy of A or A/B Report Card for admission.   Meet in the YAC.

InBetweeners PotLuck
& Planning Meeting

January 10  6:30 pm in the Fellowship Room.  Bring calendars and event ideas for the 2015.

Ladies of Love Ministry

Loved Unconditionally by being 

Prayed For Daily Encouraged Often

and Celebrated Frequently!

Sign up during September to be included in this "Secret Pal" ministry of Low-Stress and High-Bless

through Words of Encouragement!

Download Info Form HERE!

Ladies Retreat

January 2-3, 2015

Friday 5:00 pm  to Saturday 5:00 pm

Cost: $60 includes breakfast, lunch, lodging in 11 bedroom lodge,

2 per room.  Space is limited to 22 ladies.  Reservation forms are in church mailboxes.  Register by December 1st.

Middle School
& High School Youth Christmas Lock-ins

December 19   8:00 pm

   - Saturday, December 20 6:00 am

Bring a $5 dirty santagift

and $5 for food & drinks

Ladies’ Christmas Party

December 7th  1:30 - 4:00 pm

in the Fellowship Room. 

Refreshments will be served and Bingo will be played!  Sponsored by the LWML

and the Ladies Auxiliary.

 

Middle School Halloween Party

October 25   5:00 pm

 

Prophets Trip to Shakalaka

September 27

Meet at church at 7:30

Return by midnight

 

Oktoberfest 
in Alabama

September 20 6:00 pm—???

at the Daniel Residence

 

Bratwurst, German Music, and Fun!!

Please bring a side dish to share and your favorite beverage. R.S.V.P.  256.233.1266. Call and let us know what dish you intend to bring. 

InBetweeners Smith Lake Outing

August 16  2:00 pm

Water activities & progressive dinner

Call Gail at 256.476.5352 to sign up for food to bring and for more details

 

 

Fall Workday

November 1   8:00 am

Many projects oare on the list for both inside and outside.

Contact TJ Schmelter for more information.

 

Celebrating Sue Bosco
10 years at St Paul's

October 25-26

Join the celebration on Saturday evening after SNL during the Fellowship Dinner and on Sunday morning during Fellowship Time  at 9:15 am.

 

Voters Potluck & Meeting

October 19

Bring a meat and side dish or dessert or dessert to share after the late services; then stay for the meeting to discuss the business of hte church.  Agenda items include 2015 Leader Elections & Financials and Debt Reduction plans.

FFFII Debt Reduction Campaign Celebration Lunch

September 21

 

Pastor Chris
5th Year Installation Anniversary Celebration

August 16 followint Worship

August 17 during  Fellowship Time 

beginning at 9:15 am

Reformation Celebration

Sunday, October 29 12:30 pm

Join us for lunch on the lawn along with games inflatables and activities for the whole family following our combined Reformation Festival worship at 10:45 am in the Sanctuary.

Flu Shots

Sunday, October 15  noon - 1:30 pm

Most Insurance companies will cover this vaccination. Our own Nicole Ringers from Kroger will be administering these in the Library.

Oktoberfest in Alabama

Saturday, September 30 @ 6:00 pm

Bratwurst, German Music and Fun!! Please bring a dish to share and your favorite beverage. R.S.V.P. 256.233.1266. Directions to the Daniel residence may be obtained by calling the Church Office at 256.353.8759.

Prayer at the Pole

Wednesday, September 27th

- 7:15 am for the Elementary Schools,

- 7:45 am for the Middle & High Schools. The one at Austinville Elementary will be led by the children in the First Priority Kids Club.

Special Voters Meeting

September 17 noon in the ARC

to consider refinancing our building loan so that a full-time Director of Christian Education may be possible

Mini-Flock #5 Gathering

September 24 3:30 - 5:30 pm

It's time for Mini-Flock #5 to gather at the Kretzschmars' home - bring a snack to share and join in the fellowship - get to know Pastor and his family better!

Watch for your invite in the mail!

Frozen Casserole Fundraiser

September 10th

Pre-order in the Lobby

$10/casserole order - delivered October 7

LWML and  Auxiliary Ladies' annual fundraiser to spruce up Lobby furniture!

Children's Christmas Program Orientation

August 30  6:00 pm

Fellowship Room

Grades K-5 Parents

Sept 10 Obstacles Sunday

9:30 am 

Age 3 – 5th grade will have a Life’s Obstacles lesson, which will include playtime on the inflatable obstacle course!  Invite your friends and neighbors and then bring them back each Sunday!

Ladies Auxiliary Meeting 

August 24  1:00 pm

in the Fellowship Room

Backpack Blessing

August 13

STUDENTS and EDUCATORS of all ages and grades - please bring your backpacks, briefcases and totes for our  prayers and a blessing during our worship services.

Rally Day

August 13 at 9:30 am

Blessing of the Backpacks in both worship services!

All Ages will Rally Together in the ARC at 9:30 for the kick-off of the new Sunday School year with Sam the Balloon Man! 

New Class Groupings!  New Class Topics!  New Beginnings!

BGC Celebration Dinner & Program
Wednesday, July 19 at 5:30 pm.  We’ll share a meal together, and then the children will present what they have learned this summer in their special activities and classes - always a high-energy treat! Please join us as we connect with our BGC families and get to know them as they get to know us better!
LWML Picnic
Tuesday July 18th at 5:00 p.m. at Tommy and Dee Livingston’s home.  Everyone is welcome. Brats will be provided. Please bring a side dish to share. Call Dee at 256-355-8007 to let her know that you will be attending.
War Room Movie Night

July 7   6:30 pm in the gym

Join us to watch this powerful movie about the Power of PRAYER in our lives, complete with popcorn and coke!

FREE to the Community

There will be childcare for children up to age 4 in the Nursery, and older kids will watch their own kid-friendly movie!

High School Prophets' Community-Wide Fundraiser

June 8   4 - 8 pm

$11/plate  Dine-in or Carry-out

Shrimp, Catfish or Chicken

Invite your family, friends, neighbors and co-workers!  

VBS for ALL AGES!

Kids AND Adults!

May 30 - June 2 6-8:30 pm

with supper served at 5:15

Click HERE for more info!

Church-Wide Game
Get-Together

May 20 6:00 pm

Everyone Welcome!

Bring a g snack to share!

Confirmation Weekend

May 5  6:00 pm Oral Exam

May 7  8:15 Rite of Confirmation

Three confirmands will publicly share their faith and commit to the Lord during these blessed activities.  Please pray for them and support them at this special time.

Potluck Lunch & Voters Meeting
April 30  12:15 / 1:00 pm
in the Sanctuary

Combined Worship
with Explanation
of the Divine Service
April 30  10:45 am
in the Sanctuary

InBetweener Event for EVERYONE

Potluck Dinner & A Movie

April 29           6:00 pm in the Fellowship Room

Jerry and Carol Alldredge will host this event featuring great food brought by y'all and a great video, “A Man Named Martin.” Join us to hear a captivation presentation of Luther's staunch faith and the extent of his outreach that remain a standard for Christ-centered living to believers today.

Palm Sunday - Easter  April 9 - 16
Click here for our complete worship schedule

Spring Campus Cleanup

April 8 

Sprucing up Outside and Inside areas for Easter, including cleaning leaves & gutters and cleaning windows! 

Jam with Pastor & the Band

April 5   7:45 pm in the gym

Calling All Musicians! 

If you play or know of someone who is interested in Praise and Worship music, this is an awesome opportunity!  If you have any questions, please talk to Pastor Kretzschmar -  let him know of your interest!

Hockey Outing

March 25  7:00 pm

(meet 5pm @ church)

InBetweeners host an outing to see the Huntsville Havoc play hockey in Huntsville.  

For more information call John & Chris Covington at 256.773.8621.

Love the Kretzschmars Breakfast

March 19

9:15-9:45 am between worship services

Please bring your favorite breakfast finger-food and an item or two for the Pastor's Pantry and help us welcome Pastor, Erin and Grace to their new home.

Garage Sale

to benefit the High School Youth

March 11

7am - noon

Please bring your unwanted items for donation

March 5-8!

Installation of Pastor Kretzschmar

February 26

3:00 pm in the Sanctuary

Reception following in the ARC

InBetweeners Valentines Dance

February 11

8:00 pm at the Elks Lodge

6:00 pm for Steak & Shrimp Dinner

available $20/ea—RSVP & money due by 2/5 to the Fallers’ (256.350.7438) via their church mailbox.   If you want to dance and not have dinner, rsvp that as well for entry at 8:00 pm.

Kids Night IN -

Parents Night OUT 

Friday, February 10   5 - 9 pm

Pizza & Drinks provided, Game and Craft Activities!  Freewill Offering accepted

Ages 3 up to 5th Grade for the first 30 who reserve by  calling the Church Office.

Sponsored by the Prophets

Organizational meeting

Thursday, February 9 at 11:30 am. 
For more information, please contact
Beth Hornish at 770-317-1850 or
Carole Rikard at 256-974-1090.

Combined Service in the ARC at 10:45 am

Join us as we worship together in combined worship to our Lord and Savior and then enjoy fellowship together at the potluck lunch following.

Fellowship Potluck

Join us after the combined worship service in the ARC.  Please bring a meat dish and a side dish or dessert to share!  Everyone Welcome!

Pastor Kretzschmar Visits

January 8

On December 18th, our Voters Assembly voted overwhelmingly to extend a Divine Call to Rev. Dr. Aaron Kretzschmar of St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in La Porte, IN. 

He and his family are visiting with us Jan 8 as he seeks discernment from the Holy Spirit and considers the Call he currently has at St. John’s Lutheran as well as the Call we have now extended to him.  Please pray for him, his family, his church family at St. John’s Lutheran, and for our church family here at St. Paul’s.

Children's Christmas Program

December 18  9:30 am in the ARC

Encourage and support the Children as they present "Jesus Means Christmas to Me" between worship services.

Special Voters Meetingn

December 18 10:00 am in the ARC

to call our next pastor

Middle School Lock-in

December 16  7:00 pm (- 7:00 am)

Bring a friend, $5 for food and

$5 gift for exchange!

Giving Tree

December 11        need gifts please!

Located in the Lobby to assist families with children in need.  Instructions  are located by the Tree; please make plans to stop  by and help out again this Christmas.       Gifts due by 12/11

High School Lock-in

December 18  6:00 pm (- 7:00 am)

Bring a friend, $5 for food and

$5 gift for exchange!

Ladies' Christmas Party

December 4   1:30 - 4:00 pm

in the Fellowship Room 

All Ladies are invited!  Refreshments will be served and Bingo will be played!

Sponsored by the LWML and the Ladies Auxiliary.  Bring canned goods!

Church Workday

November 19  8 am - noon

Everyone welcome to help 

Rake leaves

Pressure Wash Sidewalks

Wash Windows Inside & Out

Inspect/Replace Chair Leg Tips

Clean Kitchen

Worship Times
Listening Meeting

November 20  9:20 am

in the Sanctuary to gather ideas on

worship times.

Please review the Rationale for the Current Worship Schedule found on the front page of the November Epistle.  There will NOT be a vote or any decisions made at this meeting, just healthy discussion as to what is desired, what is possible, and what is best for most in our church family. Bring your ideas; these will be taken under advisement by our Elder Team as we proceed through the interim and a new shepherd is called.  If you are unable to attend, please email the Church Office.

Disciples Jr Youth District Gathering
November 11-13

Meet at church at 1:00 pm to travel.

Please pray for our youth and their mentors.

InBetweeners Bunko

November 12 at 6:30 pm at the Burrell's home.  It is a simple game, no skill needed. Please let them know if you are coming by Nov. 10th (256.308.1888).

All Saints Sunday

November 6 

St. Paul’s Holiday Bazaar

November 4

10am - 7pm

Lunch: 11am-1pm

Dinner: 5pm-7pm

Reformation Sunday

Combined Service

Sunday, October 30

10:45 am in the Sanctuary

Fellowship Potluck Lunch
Sunday, October 30

12:15 pm

Bring a covered dishes (meat and a vegetable or dessert) to share.

Health Fair

November 4  10am - 5pm

LifeSouth Bloodmobile

Flue Shots

available 10:00 - 1:00

(most insurance will cover)

FREE Blood Pressure

& Glucose checks

Fall Voters Assembly 

Sunday, October 30

12:45 pm

Join us for the Potluck and stay for the church's  business meeting including nomination and election of new Officers and Teams and adoption of the 2017 Financial Plan.  Voters Packets with Semi-annual report available October 23.

Gulf States District LWML

Women’s Retreat Getaway

Beautiful Feet

October 14-16

Camp ASCCA in Jackson’s Gap, AL

Contact Cherie Endrihs – cendrihs@aol.com or 334-494-5807

Rattlesnake Saloon & History and Haunted Trolley Tour

October 15 (leaving church at 4pm)

The InBetweeners invite everyone to join them for dinner at 5pm and tour at 7pm

Flue Shot Clinic

October 2

12:00 noon in the Fellowship Room

Administered by Nicole Ringers, Certified Vaccinating Pharmacist

LWML Sunday

and Mites Collection

October 2

Prayer at the Pole

Wednesday, September 28th

- 7:15 am for the Elementary Schools,

- 7:45 am for the Middle &High Schools. The one at Austinville Elementary will be led by the children in the First Priority Kids Club.

Oktoberfest in Alabama

Saturday, September 17 @ 6:00 pm

Bratwurst, German Music and Fun!! Please bring a dish to share and your favorite beverage. R.S.V.P. 256.233.1266. Directions to the Daniel residence may be obtained by calling the Church Office at 256.353.8759.

Church-Wide Missions Day

September 10  8:30 am - noon

Meet at Church for prayer, then

GO to Riverside Senior Care Center (end of summer party fun with the residents - great place to serve with your younger children),

GO to TVO (pressure washing, painting, yardwork),

GO to senior members homes for yardwork and window washing,

Childcare available at church - workers needed here too!

Meet back at church for pizza lunch!

Children's Christmas Program Orientation

September 7  6:00 pm

Fellowship Room

Grades K-4 Parents

Children's Christmas Program Orientation

September 7  6:00 pm

Fellowship Room

Grades K-4 Parents

Sunday, August 28  10:45am in the ARC
We will meet together to worship the Lord as ONE in Spirit and in Truth with Holy Communion.  Rev. Dr. Ed Rosser will be our guest proclaimer.  

Sunday School Rally Day

9:00 am  Brunch in the Lobby

9:30 am  Let’s Rally Around the Word!

                Classes for All Ages!

Preschool Orientation

August 8th at 6:30

in the Fellowship Room.

Parents of toddlers thru Pre-K 4 children will meet their new teachers and visit their children’s classrooms.

Back to School 
Prayer Walk
August 7 6:00 pm
We will gather at Austinville Elementary (or the school nearest to you) to pray God's mercy and grace for the students & teachers and all their families as they begin a new school year.
Middle Middle School Disciples TRip
August 5-7
Please pray for our Youth and mentors!
Boys & Girls Club
Summer Closing Dinner
July 27 5:30 pm
We will gather for dinner and  to celebrate the children's activities and accomplishments this summer.
Boys & Girls Club
Summer Closing Dinner
July 27 5:30 pm
We will gather for dinner and  to celebrate the children's activities and accomplishments this summer.
HighSchool Prophets
to the LCMS
National Youth Gathering
July 16-20
Please pray for our Youth and mentors!
School Supply Collection
July 1 - August 4
All supplies will be distributed to the Preschool and  at Austinville Elementary on August 6th.  Supplies may be left in the WTSW box in the Narthex. 
Winshape Day Camp
June 27 - 31
Please call Tricia Scheler for more details on this day camp experience for elementary age children. 
Pastor Long
Visits StPauls
June 26
Hosting Bike & Build

June 6-7

We need and would appreciate desserts and/or veggie casseroles to complement the evening meal.  This is our 10th year of hosting this group. Need any details, contact Jim Forthman.

Combined Celebration

Combined Celebration

for VBS and the Ministries

of Bill Klein & Tricia Scheler

Sunday, June 5th

in the ARC at NOON

Vacation Bible School

May 31 – June 3  

9:00am – 12:00pm

 

Register Here!

 

Special Called
Voters Assembly 

Sunday, May 15

9:30 am in the Sanctuary

 

Our Call Committee has presented a candidate to call as our next pastor; information has been mailed to each home to be received by May 6. Please review and be in prayer as we meet, discuss and vote to extend a Divine Call between services on the 15th.

Fellowship Potluck Lunch
Sunday, May 1  

12:00 noon

Bring a covered dishes (meat and a vegetable or dessert) to share.

Voters Assembly 

Sunday, May 1

12:30 pm

Join us for the Potluck and stay for the meeting hear plans to call a new pastor and to continue with excellence in our Children's Ministry activities and CrossLife worship with the departures of Tricia Scheler and Bill Klein.

Confirmation Weekend

April 22  6:00 pm Oral Exam

April 24  8:15 Rite of Confirmation

Seven confirmands will publicly share their faith and commit to the Lord during these blessed activities.  Please pray for them and support them at this special time.

Youth Dinner Auction

April 23   5:00 pm Fun-Train

Departure for all travelers!

Annual FUNdraiser for our high school youth to attend the National Yuth Gathering in July!

Please donate, attend and bid-to- buy while having a blast for a great cause!

Easter Egg Hunt

March 27  9:30 am

Meet in the ARC -

bring your own basket

Easter Breakfast

March 27  8:30 -  10:00 am

Hosted by the Elders and the High School Prophets

Celebration Worship

March 27

Two combined services 

in the Sanctuary 

at 8:15 and 10:45 am

Worship

March 25  Noon & 7 pm in the Sanctuary

Traditional Tenebrae Service recreating the betrayal, abandonment, and agony of the Christ's Passion, left unfinished, because the story isn’t over until Easter Day!

Worship

March 24   7 pm

in the Sanctuary

Seder Meal Teaching of the significance of the Last Supper and

Holy Communion service

Worship

March 20

Celebrtating Jesus' triumphal entry into Jerusalem to begin Holy Week 

8:15 am in the Sanctuary

10:45 am in the ARC

Lenten Wednesday Worship

March 16   7:00 pm

Join us for our Lenten series, "Places of the Passion: The Passion According to St. Luke."

Spring Workday

March 12   8 am—noon

Sprucing up Outside and Inside areas for Easter, including spreading mulch and cleaning windows!  

If there’s inclement weather, we’ll try for March 19!

DNow

Feb 17, 19-21

A county–wide, cross-denominaitonal faith experience for Grades 7-12!

Host Homes, Devotion Leaders and Dinner Servers are needed. Please contact  Tricia Scheler at 256.353.8759 or TriciaS@StPaulsDec.com.

 

Ash Wednesday Worship

February 10  Noon & 7 pm

Our Lenten series begins with "Places of the Passion: The Passion According to St. Luke" and the imposition of ashes.

Futsal Indoor Soocer Tournament

St. Paul's Gym

February 6   8 am - 8 pm

February 7   2 pm - 6pm

Ages 8 - 18 to compete in fast-paced, exciting 5 vs 5 play. 

Combined Worship

Sunday, January 31 

9:30 am in the ARC

Blended Worship

with Holy Communion