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SAINT PAUL’S EPISTLE Our mission at Saint Paul’s is to: welcome all people; proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ; experience a personal relationship with Him; and joyfully share God’s love with others. December 2006 Holden Evening Prayer CONTENTS Services will be held Christmas Eve Schedule 1...Christmas Eve Services Christmas Pageant 2...From Pastor John Wednesdays in Advent, Children’s Christmas Pageant: 5:00 p.m. From Pastor Mark From Bill Remele December 6 & 13 at Candlelight Communion 3...From Clarence Hales Sanctuary Decorating 7 p.m. following supper, Services: Advent Chamber Music 8:00 & 11:00 p.m. 4...Thanksgiving Feast which begins at 6 p.m. in 5...Harvest Festival 6...From Emily Clamser Jesus’ Birthday Party Keever Hall 7...Calendar of Youth/ Family Ministry Events 8...Pictures Celebrate Christmas Eve at St. Paul’s 9...From the Stewardship Committee Three glorious services will be held to accommodate the large number of Year-End Gifts members and friends in the community who are drawn to St. Paul’s each Boy Scouts Update 10...Thank Yous Christmas Eve. Memorials 11...Worship Assistants Adorned with poinsettias and a beautiful Chrismon tree, the church will glow in candlelight while joyful Christmas hymns and anthems accompa- nied by brass will proclaim the Savior’s birth. Prelude music will begin thirty minutes prior to each service. Invite your friends to join us as we worship the Christ Child and celebrate His birth. Special Note: Nurseries will be available at the all services. Volunteers are needed. St. Paul’s Christmas Pageant Note Regarding Services Christmas Eve on Christmas Eve, 5 p.m. in the Sanctuary Sunday, December 24: There will be one morning service on Sunday, Decem- “A Birthday Party for Jesus” will be held following ber 24, at 10 a.m. The blended service will celebrate the Pageant in Keever Hall. the fourth Sunday in Advent. St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church * 12 North Sixth Street * Wilmington, NC 28401 * 910.762.4882 From Pastor John . . . Martha and I have already retrieved those boxes of love. The Christmas traditions our family has observed Christmas decorations from the attic, and are just be- over the years are worth the effort. Many of you have a ginning to make a list of some Christmas presents we Christmas tradition that I want to commend to the en- want to buy. Now the work begins of decorating the tire congregation. That would be putting Christ and his house and doing the Christmas shopping. It would, of church on your Christmas list. Join your fellow mem- course, be easier not to do it. We could save our energy bers who will be making generous year-end gifts to St. and our money, but just think what we would be miss- Paul’s this month. Experience the same joy that comes ing . . . the house wouldn’t look or feel at all like Christ- with all the other presents you give at Christmas time. mas and we would miss the joy of giving to those we From Pastor Mark . . . The projected words on the curtain called it “The wasn’t really Elvis, either. South’s Grandest Holiday Show.” We weren’t in Ala- bama, but at Alabama, the theater – one of Myrtle I’m glad we still have time left. Experiencing Beaches great showplaces. All forty-seven SPARKS “Christmas” so early made me miss Advent. I missed agreed. It was grand on the Grand Strand. “Merry lighting the advent candles, seeing the color blue (for Christmas,” the performers vibrantly announced, and hope), singing the great advent carols (like Oh Come, Oh everything about the singing, dancing, costumes, and Come, Emmanuel), making an Advent wreath, and yes, scenery at the Alabama Theater spelled “C-h-r-i-s-t-m- preparing gifts and food for our family celebrations. a-s”. However, it was only November 15th. We still Don’t get me wrong. It was great to get in the mood had two Sundays of Pentecost and four Sundays in Ad- through the performances at Alabama and Legends. It vent before the “real” day. The next night (at Legends was fun. But now it’s time for the serious joy that in Concert) Elvis, Marilyn Monroe, Dean Martin, Liza comes with getting ready for the real thing. Besides, Minnelli, and Buddy Holly continued to help us get into sharing in Advent will keep Christmas Eve at St. Paul’s the mood. Even though it wasn’t really Christmas” it from becoming just another show. From Bill Remele Evangelical Lutheran Worship is the name of the The response to the new book, through the church at new official worship book and hymnal of the Evangeli- large, has been far greater than expected. In fact, it is cal Lutheran Church in America. An introductory now necessary to wait for the next printing to purchase event, conducted by representatives from our synod, copies for individuals or congregations. Our St. Paul’s was held at St. Paul’s last month. All agreed that the Church Council, from recommendations of our New book is surely worthy of congregational use. You will Hymnal Task Force and Worship and Music Ministry find most of your favorites from Lutheran Book of Team, has directed us to purchase ELW’s for use by our Worship (the green book) and With One Voice (the choirs and for limited placement in our sanctuary pew blue book). You will also find a healthy number of racks. We want to first offer the opportunity for mem- new hymns from Worship and Praise (our contempo- bers and friends of the congregation to donate books in rary collection), Renewing Worship Songbook (the honor or memory of loved ones. The price is $20/ recent ELCA trial hymnal supplement) and various book. If you would like to participate, please bring your other sources. “Diverse” is the best adjective to de- check, payable to St. Paul’s, to the church office or drop scribe the contents of ELW, mirroring the nature of it in an offering plate. Clearly indicate what the check is God’s people – the church. There is an appropriate for. We will order books at the end of January. It is Lutheran bias with an abundance of chorales, with Eng- anticipated that they will be available in February. I ex- lish texts, many in their original rhythms. There are pect a large response from the St. Paul’s family. Re- also a large number of hymns with texts and/or tunes member, you can give more than one, if you desire. written by living Lutherans – Paul Weber, of Lenoir- Let’s keep book purchases for individuals separate from Rhyne College for one! There are old and new settings purchases for the church. See me for individual orders. of the liturgy – ten, in fact! It is an exciting time to be in Lutheran church music! Page 2 SAINT PAUL’S EPISTLE From Your Council President . . . Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone at Saturday, we fed about 75 with over 40 church volun- St. Paul’s! teers. The feast was made possible by the generous contributions of turkeys, stuffing, canned goods, fruits, Congratulations to all the newly elected Council mem- desserts, and so much of your time by church members. bers. I am sure each of you will be an asset as you carry Keever Hall was decorated in a Thanksgiving theme on the work of St. Paul’s during the next two years. and everyone enjoyed sitting down and having such a wonderful meal prepared just for them. THANKS TO At the Annual Meeting, we had a discussion regarding EACH OF YOU FOR YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS. St. Paul’s Mission Support (Synodical Apportionment). “God Bless You” is what we hear over and over again It is based on the number of confirmed, contributing, as meals are served during the week, so from all of and communing members. It is $158 per year per per- them I say, ‘GOD BLESS YOU VERY MUCH’. I son. Our CCC membership is 472. Our Mission Sup- hope this will become a tradition with fewer less fortu- port request from Synod is $74,576. We have budgeted nate people and more volunteers. only $58,000 (10% of our budget) for this Mission Sup- port in 2007. It would be outstanding if we could con- It has been my honor to serve you as Council President tribute more. As I suggested at the meeting, if you in 2006. I am looking forward to the years ahead to see would like to make sure that your share goes to Synod, what God has planned for the ministries here. You mark your contribution check with “Synod Mission have heard the saying, “We make plans and God just Support” and it will go directly to them. laughs” because only He has the Master Plan. I am sure it is exciting and I am ready to do whatever He calls me At the time of the meeting, over 300 pledge cards had to do. If you need to find me, I will probably be in the been sent to members with only 100 being returned. kitchen. I believe this is where He wants me to be. We as members must make a commitment, because if Thanks for your support. we cannot then how can be expect the church to com- mit to Synod. God Loves You and So Do I, Thanksgiving has just passed and St. Paul’s celebrated Clarence Hales Thanksgiving by serving 2 delicious meals to the less fortunate. At breakfast, we had about 50 in attendance and 30+ members helping prepare, cook, and serve. It was true “Thanksgiving” to see so many bow their Advent Chamber Music heads and thank God for the blessings. At the feast on Cape Fear Chamber Players Chrismon Tree Decorating Sunday, December 17, 2006 4:00 p.m. Each year, St. Paul’s has a Chris- mon tree in the sanctuary. If you would like to help decorate this St. Paul’s Evangelical beautiful tree, please be at the Lutheran Church Parlor church on Saturday, December 9, at 10 a.m. Your help would be ap- preciated. The decorations are Beverly Andrews, violin “Christ monograms,” therefore the Domonique Launey, piano word “Chrismon.” These white and gold symbols de- pict the life of Christ and the clear lights reflect the pu- Kathy Meyer, cello rity of our Savior. Please call Clarence Hales (791-8765) and let him know you’ll be there! Piano Trios of Haydn and Schubert SAINT PAUL’S EPISTLE Page 3 Pictures from the Thanksgiving Feast The breakfast on Thanksgiving morning and dinner on the following Saturday were huge successes! We fed 50 people for breakfast and an- other 75 for dinner. We also had 31 members of the congregation help- ing at the breakfast on Thanksgiving and another 44 helping on Saturday. What an amazing outpouring of love to the members of our community from the members of St. Paul’s! Linda Evans— the Gravy Master! We enjoyed it so much, we want to do it again! On Christmas Day, December 25, we will be having a Christmas feast from 2-4 p.m. to share the joy of Christmas with our friends. Once again, we’ll need people to help with food, prepara- tion and clean-up. If you can help in any way, please contact Emily Clamser or Kathleen Kalish in the Some of our church office (762-4882). wonderful servers at the Thanksgiving Also, we will be giving Christmas Feast! gifts of blankets, socks, hats and hygiene kits (washcloths, soap, lo- tion, combs, band-aids). Any do- nations can be brought the church office. Page 4 SAINT PAUL’S EPISTLE Pictures from the Harvest Festival Thank you to Jim Tyson, Kevin Clamser, Sydney Grubbs and Elaine Walton for all their help! SAINT PAUL’S EPISTLE Page 5 From the Director of Youth and Family Ministries Every year on Christmas Eve, my church choir in New with children singing and dancing. York would sing “Prepare ye the way of the Lord.” It is one of my favorite songs to sing at Christmas and one Lastly, we culminate our activities on Christmas Eve of my favorite memories! This year, I am so excited to with our Children’s Christmas Pageant! Thank you to be making new memories. This will be my families’ first all of the families that have driven their children to Christmas at St. Paul’s! I cannot tell you how amazing it practices and are helping assist Karin Mills. What a has been to work with Christian Education and Youth wonderful way to show your children what the focus of and Family Ministries to prepare for this wonderful the season should be. After the pageant, please come month of ministry! The theme this month for Sunday back to Keever Hall. We will be celebrating Jesus’ school is Advent. All of the many exciting activities Birthday with cake and presents. Please be sure to read that are planned are all centered on the preparation for the enclosed invitation! the most important event in December—Jesus’ Birth- What a wonderful and joyous time to be here at our day! church! We begin the month of December with our breakfast, which will feature the making of the Family Advent Wreaths. Please make sure that you sign up for this You are invited to wonderful event and bring your choice of greenery and decorations. We will provide the base and other sup- Jesus’ Birthday Party! plies. We will even have the candles for purchase so your family can immediately begin using your wreath. When: December 24 Norma Flax will explain the significance of the Advent Wreath and Candles. Where: Keever Hall Coming in your mail, the families of our church will re- ceive an Advent Calendar with a devotional booklet and Time: After the Christmas Pageant a seven week series of devotional aids for you and your family to use not only during Advent, but for Christ- We will celebrate with cake and sing Happy mas, and Epiphany! WOW! What a wonderful way to Birthday! We will also have two stockings for count down to Jesus’ Birthday! Jesus’ Birthday presents. Our craft in Sunday school this month is also centered on the preparation of the coming of Christ. The chil- What can I give a King?? Suggested gift ideas: dren will be making numerous ornaments representing the Christian faith which will adorn our Advent Tree in Canned Goods for Mother’s Hubbard Cupboard Keever Hall. I want to thank Beth Pottle, Martha Bai- and First Fruit; money donation to Heifer Interna- ley, Kitty Jamieson, Margaret Musacchio, and Mike tional so the children can purchase an animal for a Walton for volunteering to assist our children with this family in need; socks, gloves, blankets, and hats for craft. The children will also take home a sheet which will explain the significance of the symbols that they our friends in the neighborhood; hygiene items: made for that week. washcloths, combs, band-aids, soap; crackers, honey- buns, juice-boxes, water, etc. for our friends in the However, our children have already begun preparing for Jesus’ Birthday! If you have heard noises upstairs after neighborhood. Sunday school, and wondered what it is…the youth have begun bell practice on Sunday afternoon and eve- We know Jesus will like these gifts because of ning and they sound AWESOME! We have 11 youth what he said in Matthew 25:40 “I tell you the participating in the bell choir that will accompany the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of beautiful voices of our children in the pageant. What a these brothers of mine, you did for me.” joy it has been to sneak past the practice room and see Karin Mills, Marcia Bremer and a room overflowing Page 6 SAINT PAUL’S EPISTLE Calendar of Youth and Family Ministries Events Sunday Evenings—Youth Group and Band/ December 24—Christmas Pageant at 5:00 p.m. & Chorus 7:00-8:30p.m.: The youth are now meeting Happy Birthday Jesus Party!! (See invitation) every Sunday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the sanctuary. We practice our songs for the Celebration Service, and at December 25—Serve Christmas dinner to our friends 8:00 p.m., we end the evening with a youth group meet- in need of a home from 2-4 p.m. ing. If you are in Middle School/High School/College, come join us for singing, or enjoy the fellowship at 8:00 December 28-31 – SKI TRIP: We will leave on the p.m. and help plan the new youth room, servant events, December 28 and spend the 29th and 30th skiing in West and future trips! Virginia at Timberline Four Seasons Resort. We will return on the December 31 just in time for New Years!! December 3—Family Advent Wreaths/Breakfast The cost will be $225 per person. The following is in- Program: Join us for great food and fellowship as we cluded: 3 nights lodging, 2 days skiing, 2 days ski rental, introduce the new theme for the month of December-- lift tickets and all meals. If interested contact Keith Advent. We have the several activities planned for this Hales 799-2518 or Emily Clamser 612-5522 for more breakfast!!! All families are asked to bring to the break- information. Scholarships will be available. We have fast decorations and greenery to adorn their personnel twenty-one participants so far! family Advent wreath and Norma Flax will explain the significance of the Advent Wreath and Candles. During December 30—First Fruit Ministries: Help prepare breakfast, enjoy a slideshow of all of the past month’s sandwiches and soup to our friends in the community events. in need of food and a home. We meet at Keever Hall at 11:00 a.m. to prepare the sandwiches and drive to December 8—Enchanted Airlie Gardens- 6:30 p.m.: Grace Church and serve at noon. Volunteers are If you would like to carpool for this event, please be at needed to prepare soup for this event. Please contact the church at 6:30 p.m.. We will enjoy the beautiful Emily Clamser or Kevin Clamser Jr.-Youth Council lights, trains, vendors, and Santa! Stewardship Committee Leader at 612-5480. December 10—Private Reading of the Polar Ex- January 7—Christ Kindle Reveal: Join us at noon press at 1:00 p.m.: We will meet in Keever Hall after with a covered dish or dessert, as we reveal who our Pageant Rehearsal for lunch. Following lunch we will secret Christ Kindle family is! We will enjoy fellowship, go to the train museum to enjoy this wonderful story food, and find out who has been so wonderful to us! and visit with Santa! January 13-15—Teens Encounter Christ (TEC) December 10, 17, 23 & 24—Christmas Pageant Re- weekend: A spiritual weekend led by teens who give hearsals: The children will meet upstairs in the class- talks, lead discussions, and just have an AWESOME rooms, after Sunday school on December 10 and 17. time! Several of our teens will be leading this weekend The rehearsal schedule for Christmas Eve weekend is and Pastor John is the spiritual director. If you are in yet to be determined. grade 9 or older and have not attended, please sign up for this exciting weekend! December 15 & 16—Confirmation Retreat: The 7th and 8th graders will join the Confirmation Team leaders for a retreat at Kure Beach. Children’s Heifer Project December 17—Progressive Dinner (Middle School – Young Adult) beginning at 5:00 p.m.: Come enjoy The children of our church have cur- caroling to many of our homebound members as we rently raised $60.00 towards our enjoy amazing appetizers at Josh & Kathleen Kalish’s Heifer Offering Program. We cur- home, a delicious dinner at the McGuire home & deca- rently are able to purchase a tree sap- dent desserts at the Clamser’s. ling for our Heifer Community. We will be announcing our first donation at the January breakfast! SAINT PAUL’S EPISTLE Page 7 Pictures from around St. Paul’s Thanks to all who donated items, money for shipping and helped make our boxes! We sent out 90 full boxes and collected more than $700 for shipping costs. The St. Paul’s Volleyball Team had a great time playing other churches in our area. We finished 4th for the fall season. We might have been 3rd if it wasn’t for Bob Lee. ☺ Christmas Pageant practice is under way! Page 8 SAINT PAUL’S EPISTLE From the Stewardship Committee A few Christmas thoughts…. will provide for our every need – He told us he would and demonstrates it time after time. In early December, if you are like me, you are thinking about gifts to give to those on your Christmas list. We There are many things happening at St. Paul’s that re- spend a lot of time and energy choosing just the right flect Jesus’ love in and to our community. From being a gift to show how much we love and appreciate our beautiful house of worship, fellowship, and Christian family and friends. education to being a place of sharing, caring, love and refuge, we are doing it all! But…all of this takes (dare I What about a special gift for Jesus to show our love for be tacky and use the “word”?) money. So please say Him? After all, it is His birthday. And, everything we Happy Birthday to Jesus with a gift so St. Paul’s church have, and more importantly, our very life now and for- can continue to represent Christ in the world. Merry ever, are gifts from Him. It is only by His amazing Christmas! grace that we are here and have anything at all! In Christ’s love, Besides showing Jesus that we love Him and are thank- Bettielou Weddle ful for what He has given us, a gift to help with His Stewardship Committee member work here on earth is a way we can demonstrate to Him that we can live a generous life because we know He 2006 Envelopes Year-End Gifts Offering envelopes for 2007 were available at the Con- gregational Meeting on Sunday, November 19. Enve- Did you remember to put the church on your Christmas lopes not picked up that night will remain in the foyer list? The month of December typically brings a signifi- of Keever Hall through the end of the year. Please help cant number of generous gifts from members who pre- the Stewardship Committee and pick up your enve- fer to give more to the church and less to the govern- lopes. Remember, help keep the financial secretary ment in taxes. Your tax deductible year-end gifts are sane - don’t use your new envelopes until January 1, needed more than ever this year to help us overcome an 2007. estimated $50,000 shortfall. There are many ways to give beyond your regular contributions. For example, if you own stock or real estate which has increased in value over the years, you know how much you will have Boy Scouts Update to pay in capital gains when you sell it. But if you make Troop 204 is currently made up of 8 young men, aged a gift to the church, you pay no capital gains and receive 13 to 18. At present, we have three Eagle Scout candi- the full value as a tax deductible contribution. If you are dates—Kevin Brunjes, Spencer Lindgren and Rhett considering a year-end gift to the church and have any Coleman. This coming month we will have one scout questions, please call Chip McGuire (792-1160), Finance reach the rank of First Class and at least three will be- Committee chairman, or Clarence Hales (791-8465), come Second Class scouts. As a troop in the last year Council President. We would be grateful. we have earned Merit Badges for First Aid, Citizenship in the Community, Citizenship in the Nation, Citizen- 2007 Council Members ship in the World and more recently, Soil and Water Conservation. We try to camp at least once a month and have had many outdoor activities, most recently Congratulations to the following members who were going to Wrightsville Beach observing jetties at the elected to a two-year terms on the Congregation Coun- south end and beach re-nourishment at the north end cil at the Annual Meeting on November 19: Martha Bai- to complete our Soil and Water Conservation badge. ley, Chuck Collins, Dan Dresher, Kara Greer, Ron Thank to the pastors and congregation of St. Paul’s for Jamieson, and Bob Musacchio. the support we receive. SAINT PAUL’S EPISTLE Page 9 Expressions of Gratitude Memorials Thomas Brunjes FROM JANE MARTS & FAMILY . . . Max & Grace Newber My family and I would like to thank all of you for the Gwen Habenicht care and concern you have shown us throughout the Henry & Alice von Oesen past four years. John felt so blessed to be a part of this P.K. & Anna Leeseberg church family, as do I. We especially appreciate the vis- Helen Romeo its, cards, and food during this difficult summer. They certainly brought sunshine into our days. We are grate- Betty Rullman ful for Pastor John and Pastor Mark. Their visits were a Cliff & Evelyn Morris blessing for John and me. I would also like to thank all Mr. & Mrs. Hardy Wessell of those involved in creating the Memorial Ash Garden. It truly will be a special place for our family for years to Rosemary Zearfoss come. Thank you again. Martin D. Miasserian FROM JESSICA ABATE . . . Honorariums Thank you so much for lifting me up into your prayers. Jim & Katie Hodder I have received many prayer cards and they have in- Gene & Claudia Evans spired me like you couldn't imagine. The support I’ve received has been amazing! I thank you again for pray- Jim Tyson ing and thinking of me. Thank you from the Hall family Cris Dixon and Jessica Abate & Jon Hall. Conrad & Miriam Wessell James & Vernelle Anderson Lynda Shell Lou Minges FROM PEARL FOSTER . . . Peggy Price Ruth Shirriff Words cannot express the love and kindness that my Herbie & Elaine Walton church family gave to me during my recent heart attack Louise Walton and illness. I would like to thank Pastor John for being there with me. Also, I would like to thank my church family for their prayers, many visits, telephone calls, flowers, cards, food and a beautiful prayer shawl. I am Congregational Forum truly blessed to be part of such a wonderful church family. There will be a Congregational Forum at 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, December 10, to discuss the use of our facili- ties by community ministry groups. Presently we host FROM THE GROUNDS COMMITTEE . . . Domestic Violence seminars, the Linus Project (blankets made for children), Compassionate Friends Thanks to Stanley Rehder, Don Gottlieb, Reed Hig- (grief support group for parents who have lost chil- gins, Bob Musacchio, Connor Coupland, Nathan & dren), and Touched by Suicide. This month a Narcot- Julie Dixon, Cris Dixon, Gail Cawein, Christa Ger- ics Anonymous group will be using our fellowship hall felder, Bob & Joyce Throop, Gerry Faigle and Bettie for their Tuesday night meetings. Please come to the Shipton for a great workday on October 28. Much was forum to learn more about this outreach ministry to accomplished and everything looks fantastic! our community. Your questions, concerns or sugges- tions will be welcomed. Page 10 SAINT PAUL’S EPISTLE Acolytes Communion Guild (Christmas Eve) Ushers (9:00) 3 Andrew Lee, Sabra Walton 8 & 11 Volunteers Needed 3 Don Friese, Bill Shell 10 Corey Flack 10 Wes Skibsted, Bob Throop 17 Griffin Cox, Tori Cox Crucifers 17 Robert Allen, Josh Lovell 24 - 10 3 Peter Miars 24 One service only 5 10 31 Keith & Fairy Hales, Gail 8 17 Kyle Rehder Cawein 11 24 - 10 31 Blake Allen, Connor Coupland 5 Ushers (11:00) 8 3 Peter Miars, Bob Platt, Emily Altar Guild 11 Clamser, Darrel Schuurman 3 Marguerite Bellois, Ann 31 Taylor Allen 10 Acie Kinlaw, Jere Walton, David Hutteman Robey 10 Sue Wiechman, Susan Platt Greeters (9:00) 17 Betty Huggins, Lynda Shell, Lou 17 Pearl Foster, Meta Greer 3 Minges, Martha Bailey 24 Anna Cheatham, Helen Romeo, 10 Craig & Karen Riedemann 24 - 10 Chip McGuire, Betty Holt, Marjorie Carano 17 Richard & Jan Jones Amber Clamser, Kevin Clamser 31 Anna Cheatham, Kathy Parker, 24 One service only Sr., JR Best Alice Hovis (incl. Christmas 31 Don & Susan Butzin 5 Larry Wessell, Carl Korb, John Eve) Talley, Reed Higgins, Dale Houk Greeters (11:00) 8 Lee Taylor, Allen Mason, Jack Caregivers 3 Kevin & Emily Clamser Wilson, John Best 3 Melissa Talley 10 Lee & Angie Taylor 11 Mike Walton, Grady Beck, Lee 10 Susan Platt 17 Jim & Martha Bailey Weddle, Dan Phelps 17 Linda Ploehn 24 - 10 Anne & Billy Mason 31 Larry Hovis, Bill Turnquist, 24 Fairy & Keith Hales 5 Nicky Grubbs, Jim Tyson, 31 Melissa Talley 8 Jessie Miars, Kathy Parker Chuck Collins 11 Dan & Betty Huggins Communion Guild (9:00) Worship Assistants (9:00) 3-31 Debbie Mason, Jinx Mason Readers (11:00) 3 3 Betty Huggins 10 Eric Mason Communion Guild (11:00) 10 Carol Sanders 17 Billy Mason 3-31 Anne Mason, Jessie Miars 17 Joyce D’Angelo 24 One service only 24 - 10 31 Keith Hales 5 8 Ron Jamieson 11 Clarence Hales 31 Allan Pellnat 10 Linda Fisher Dorothy Newber 20 Lina Smith 11 Beverly Ayscue 21 Cindy Farr 1 M.J. Fuhrman Allison Gaither Smokey McDowell Rose House 12 Elizabeth Arrington 22 Teresa Coleman Nancy Johansson Becky Beasley Steve Mastro Susan Weichman Laura Parks 23 Robin Herion 2 Hollis Hales Kristin Sandlin Carla Wiechman David Kesterson 13 Bill Moore 24 Coy Norris Lawrence Lewis 14 Jason Rogers 26 Ethel Phelps 3 Kyle Flack 15 Marilyn von Oesen 27 Joe Mickley Allan Pellnat 17 Brooke Graham Lou Minges 4 Betty Holt Judy McGuire 28 Staci Avery 5 Dan Huggins Scott Sandlin Philip Leeseberg 7 Amaryallis Rehder 18 Kathy McClintock 29 Jon Hall 8 Amanda Dunn Thomas Moore Trey Horton Sybil Russ 19 Jean Credle Patrick McGuire 9 Jeff Coleman Lori Flack Rebecca Vance Jonathan Krieps Larry Knott 30 Brenda Michael Anna Marie Raines Paul White SAINT PAUL’S EPISTLE Page 11 St. Paul’s December 2006 Calendar Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat 1 2 7 p.m. Via de Cristo Ultreya 10 a.m. Celebration Choir (Keever) Practice (Marcia Bremer) 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 9 a.m. Celebration Service 10:30 a.m. Circle 1 (Carolyn 7:30 p.m. Circle 4 (Melinda 12 p.m. Circle 3 (Keever) 12—2:30 p.m. Wilmington 6:30 p.m. Enchanted Airlie 10 a.m. Chrismon Tree 10 a.m. Sunday School Breakfast 5 p.m. Youth/Christian Ed Committee Augustine) Hales) Mtg Lions Club (Keever) Decorating (Sanctuary) 11 a.m. Traditional Worship 8 p.m. Narcotics Anony- 6 p.m. Wednesdays Together 3 p.m. WELCA Party (Parlor) 7 p.m. Advent Service mous (Keever) 3 p.m. New Member Class 7:45 p.m. Church Choir Prayer Group 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 9 a.m. Celebration Service 7:30 p.m. Touched by Sui- 6 p.m. Wednesdays Together 12—2:30 p.m. Wilmington 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 11 a.m. Traditional Worship cide 7 p.m. Advent Service Lions Club (Keever) 12 p.m. Children—Polar Express 8 p.m. Narcotics Anony- 7:45 p.m. Church Choir 3 p.m. New Member Class mous (Keever) Prayer Group 5:30 p.m. Congregational Forum 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 9 a.m. Celebration Service 9 a.m. Project Linus (Keever) 8 p.m. Narcotics Anony- 9:45 a.m. Sunday School 6:30 p.m. Council Meeting 11 a.m. Traditional Worship mous (Keever) (Parlor) 12 p.m. New Member Reception 4 p.m. Cape Fear Chamber Players 7:30 p.m. Compassionate Friends 5 p.m. Progressive Dinner (Keever) 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 10 a.m. Worship Office Closed Office Closed 11 a.m. Youth—First Fruits 5 p.m. Christmas Eve Pag- at Grace eant 2—4 p.m. Christmas Dinner 8 p.m. Narcotics Anony- 8 & 11 p.m. Candlelight (Keever) mous (Keever) Christmas Eve Services 31 ST. PAUL’S EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH STAFF Pastor ..................................................................................................................... Pastor John C. Misenheimer Associate Pastor .................................................................................................... Pastor Mark A. Opgrand Organist and Director of Music............................................................................... Mr. William H. Remele, Jr. Director of Youth & Family Ministries..................................................................... Mrs. Emily Clamser Church Choirmaster ............................................................................................... Mr. E. Ray McNeely Music Associate ..................................................................................................... Ms. Marcia Bremer Office Administrator................................................................................................ Ms. Kathleen P. Kalish Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Closed for Lunch 12:30 - 1:30 p.m. Office Phone Number: (910) 762-4882 Office Fax Number: (910) 762-4129 Website: www.stpaulswilmington.org E-mail Address: email@example.com ST. PAUL’S 2006 CONGREGATION COUNCIL President Clarence Hales—791-8765 Vice President Jack Ploehn—392-5322 Secretary Norma Flax—612-8965 Treasurer Keith Hales—799-2518 Jim Bailey—458-5819 Bob Lee—520-5643 Mike Mason—762-6732 Max Newber—270-4458 Wynn Nuesse—371-0863 Kathy Raines—395-4841 Bob Sanders—791-2521 Bob Stroud—799-4536 Mike Walton—799-9496 Saint Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church NON-PROFIT ORG. US POSTAGE 12 North Sixth Street PAID Wilmington, NC 28401-4612 WILMINGTON, NC PERMIT NO. 395 Address Service Requested Please note: Newsletter articles for the January Epistle are due by December 20th.
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