Opening Hymn – 511
Installation of Mrs. Beth Schmeling & Mr. Justin Wiechmann
Liturgy – Page 15 (front of hymnal)
Scripture Lessons: 2 Samuel 7: 5,11b-19; Acts 2:29-36; Mark 12:35-37
The Apostles’ Creed – Page 19 (front of hymnal)
Hymn – 93
SERMON – Mark 12:35-37 – GREAT DAVID’S GREATER SON
Offertory – Offering
Prayers – Lord’s Prayer – Page 20 (front of hymnal)
Hymn – 514
Closing Prayer & Benediction
Closing Hymn – 370
Installation & Welcome
Mrs. Schmeling and Mr. Wiechmann will be installed today at the start of each service. Everyone is invited to a special fellowship hour downstairs between services to greet them. Tables for non-perishable food and household items, and boxes for cards are still available in the entry of the church today. We welcome these teachers as gracious gifts from the Lord of the Church.
Mrs. Beth Schmeling
Mrs. Schmeling has only lived in the La Crosse area since the fall of 2012, coming from the Twin Cities metro. She was married to Pastor Paul Schmeling for 33 years. They were blessed with four children who are now all married. Three of their children and spouses blessed them with seven grandsons spanning the ages of 4-8. During this time she began Children of Faith Preschool at Faith Lutheran Church in River Falls, WI and served as director and lead teacher. Previous to that, she taught kindergarten at Salem Lutheran School in Stillwater, MN. Paul died accidentally in 2009 and for two years she remained the preschool teacher at Faith. She found that she needed to be near her family, which brought her to the La Crosse area. The Lord has kept her busy as a substitute teacher in a number of La Crosse area Lutheran elementary schools and Luther High School. She was happy to receive a call to teach preschool and is looking forward to serving the families of preschool children at St. Paul’s!
Mr. Justin Wiechmann
(Gr. 2-3 Teacher & Athletic Director)
Mr. Wiechmann was born and raised in Milwaukee, the youngest of seven children. In 2007, he graduated from Martin Luther College and accepted a call to teach grades 3-5 at Immanuel Lutheran School in Salem, Oregon. Immanuel had been receiving foreign students, so in 2010 he was approached to begin a second school, Immanuel Academy Korea in South Korea. After two years in South Korea, he moved to Hawaii where he taught departmentalized science, health, reading, and physical education. In his new call here at St. Paul’s he will be teaching grades 2-3 and serving as athletic director.
IN MEMORY of Melissa (“Missy”) Lockman, $4,000.00 has been given for school text books, $4,000.00 to the new school fund, and $2,500.00 for use in the five individual classrooms ($500.00 allocated to each classroom).
WELCOME INTO OUR FELLOWSHIP: Greg and Lois Scriver and daughter, Rachel
EDUCATION COMMITTEE & CHURCH COUNCIL NOTES
Asbestos above the ceiling in the front area of the school has been removed over the summer and the ductwork of the school has been professionally cleaned. A Technology Acceptable Use Policy (safeguarding internet use by students) was approved by the Education Committee now that grades 7-8 will be using Google Chromebooks. Interactive projector for the 7-8 room has been ordered (funded by an anonymous donation). New school discussion is ongoing. Council and Education Committee are planning on some informational meetings in connection with our between-service fellowship hours in early October. Holy Baptism was the subject of the Council Bible study. Budget Committee will meet Sept. 11, 6:00 p.m. at school. Bible Translation issue was discussed. We have enough NIV 84s available for the students this school year. English Standard Version (ESV) and New King James Version (NKJV) were among possibilities discussed. The ESV has more Lutheran school materials available that correspond. Both of these versions have found acceptance with conservative Lutheran churches, including with our sister synod, the ELS. Stay tuned.
THANK YOU, LADIES AID! Recently, our beautiful organ was overdue for some service and maintenance work. This work has now been completed. The total cost of parts, labor and travel for the technician came to $894.42. The Ladies Aid graciously decided this past spring to pick up the entire cost. The Ladies Aid has also funded the pencils (with church & school info engraved) which will be given out at today’s Fun Daze parade. Our thanks to the Ladies Aid for their generosity! Ladies Aid meets on the last Thursday of each month at either 2:00 or 7:30 p.m,. The August 29th meeting is at 2:00 p.m.