Thanksgiving Baskets abound!

THANK YOU(!) for all of your contributions to the Hilltop Lutheran Neighborhood Center Thanksgiving Baskets last Sunday. We contributed 83 turkeys and 49 complete baskets. Combined with other similar donations from area Lutheran Churches, over 300 families in the Hilltop area of Wilmington had a full table this Thanksgiving.  Thank you.

Bishop Gohl blogs for Synod

Each week, Bishop Gohl will be writing for our synod blog.

http://demdblog.weebly.com/

Super Bowl Sunday tallies

“Souper” Bowl Sunday Tally

The big winner of “Souper” Bowl Sunday is the Empowerment Center!  A total of $381.92 was donated through “Souper Bowl” contributions!   The bad news:  There are a lot of disappointed Falcons fans.  The vote was $240.92 for the Falcons, $76 for the Patriots, and $65 for the “I don’t really care who wins” crowd.  Many thanks to everyone who made this fund raiser and service project a huge success!

Sub Sale Spectacular Tally

Thank you very much, muchas gracias, merci, grazie, and danke to all of you for your help in making the sub sale the success that it was this year! We had sales last week totaling $757, which is pretty much 100% profit! We sold 92 subs and donated 4 to the Emmaus House.  Proceeds will go into our Youth Fund for the National Retreat in Houston in 2018.

FISH Fundraiser – Thank you          

Our sincere, warm thank you to all of you at St. Paul’s Lutheran for the many ways in which you contributed to making our recent fundraiser for FISH a true success.  Thank you for hosting us in your fellowship hall, for the many wonderful donations to our silent auction and raffle baskets (especially the beautiful quilted items that were so popular with our bidders!), and for all those who attended and who gave so generously.  We are grateful for our ongoing partnership with you for the sake of providing monthly food boxes to 65 Newark area families facing food insecurity.  As of this writing, we raised $8,740 in gross receipts through the fundraiser, a heartening outcome!  We also received enough earmarked gifts to provide Thanksgiving turkeys to all FISH families who would like one.  Thank you, thank you for your generous contributions and prayerful support!

In Christ, Mindy  †

Top 10 giving plaque

Keith Bart & Pr. Simmons 2
Assistant to the Bishop, the Rev. Gordon Simmons, not only preached at our services, but he presented us, via Stewardship Committee chairman, Keith Bart, with a plaque for our “Top 10” giving to Synod last year!  God is good!!

Proverbs 22:6 Education Fund

St. Paul’s Lutheran has established the  ‘Proverbs 22:6 Education Fund.’  It was born from a congregational member’s small gesture, as they assisted a family within our Extended Care program who needed a helping hand. A simple gift turned into a mission, which now works to serve the families of both St. Paul’s Lutheran School and Church.

More details of this exciting mission can be found at:

http://st-pauls-lutheran-school.squarespace.com/proverbs226/

“Train up a child in the way he should go, Even when he is old he will not depart from it.” 

 – Proverbs 22:6

Calling all Quilters

Come out and join us on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 9:00 am – noon – bring fabric, your sewing machine if you like and a snack to share with your fellow quilters!  Everyone is welcome!  We get together, share food, fellowship and work on what we have – utility quilts for LWR (Lutheran World Relief), and lighter quilts for local agencies/individuals.

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