Attention Committee Chair-Persons
Please have your 2019 report in the church office by January 26,
2020. The annual congregational meeting
will be the second Sunday in February.
Prior to the meeting the “annual report” has to be prepared. This is a very time-consuming job, so please
help the secretarial staff complete this by having your reports in the
office by January 26, 2020. Thank
From Council – We will again be accepting donations of $300 for help with the cost of
propane this winter.
Readers: If weather
permits, we will meet for a Bible Study on Saturday, January 18th.
We'll be studying
Hosea 4:1 through 5:7.
The next book on our list for review is
Little Women, by Louisa May Alcott.
Scripture Readings for January 19, 2020
First Reading Isaiah 49: 1-7
Second Reading 1 Corinthians 1: 1-9
Gospel John 1: 29-42a
We would like to extend a happy birthday to Thomas Henderickson (Jan.
16) and Madeline Thompson (Jan 24).
Are you tired reading
the same announcements in the bulletin each week? How about sending some interesting news
articles. Tell us something about your
family that we can share with the congregation members.
Here we are at the beginning of a new year AND a new decade. What do we see in store for St. Paul in this
coming year AND decade? There are
numerous opportunities open to us to aid in spreading God’s Word.
Food for Thought!
Do you like to read? Have you ever
volunteered to be a lector? You’d be
surprised how the words of scripture become more meaningful when you read and
concentrate on them prior to reading them on Sunday morning. Sign up sheet needs filled!
Do you help prepare communion? Each
and every family should be a part of this service, including children. Having communion weekly requires a lot of
people willing to set up and clean up for each worship service.
Have you ever served on church council or on a committee? Too busy?
Wanna help pick hymns? Stuff
envelopes for church mailings? Mow
grass? Paint? Organize the library? Visit shut-ins? Teach or attend a Bible Study? Do you come to Sunday School? Why not?
How about singing? We got a taste
of “no choir” when Marty was off. Its up
to the choir to lead the congregation in singing, but its pretty hard for 7 or
8 people to carry out that responsibility.
The opportunities are endless.
If you came to the New Year’s Day pork and sauerkraut dinner you saw many
St. Paul members (and people from the community) having fun working
together. That’s what we’re looking
for----everyone to get involved in something they like to do.
It’s a NEW YEAR! Let’s get excited
about St. Paul Lutheran Church!
Don’t abbreviate 2020.
Police say it leaves you open to fraud and could cost you big. Why? This
year's abbreviation is easily changeable and could be used against you. The
concern is that scammers could easily manipulate a document dated
"1/1/20" into "1/1/2000" or even "1/1/2021. In a
message emailed to USA TODAY Thursday, Officials said scammers could use the
method to establish an unpaid debt or to attempt to cash an old check.
Say you agreed to make payments beginning on 1/15/20. The bad guy could
theoretically establish that you began owing your obligation on 1/15/2019, and
try to collect additional $$$.
In the future, post-dating could be a problem too. For example, a check
dated "1/1/20" could become "1/1/2021" next year, possibly
making the uncashed check active again, A similar method could be used for
debts that are past the statute of limits.