My, my, my September went fast. Here we are the weather is starting to move colder and the leaves are beginning to change to their fantastic colors. If you have the chance visit Hoffman Hills to view the hillside and all the leaves. We have many opportunities to socialize and make connections this month. Some of the events are the following:
Bowling on October 2nd at 11:30 in the Stout Ale House.
Congregational Dinner on October 9th at Eleanor Larson’s Home at 5 pm.
A Speaker on Resumes near the Birch Room in the Student Center on the Stout Campus on October 11th.
The Monthly Movie night is on October 20th at 7 pm in the Youth Area of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church.
Bible Study on October 25th near the Birch Room in the Student Center on Stout Campus.
We are pleased and excited to announce that Mr. Robert Buss has accepted the call to be our Principal and 7th/8th grade teacher. Please keep him and his family in your prayers as they look to move to Menomonie.
Keep your eyes on the bulletin and this post for his installation date.
If you would like to contact Mr. Buss you can do email him at email@example.com
Grace and peace from our Lord Jesus Christ to God’s people in Menomonie, WI!
Shortly after my college graduation five years ago, my bride, Alissa, and I started to make our first home together in Eau Claire, WI. She was finishing up her Special Education degree, and I was working for a year before attending Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary. Almost five years later, Jesus has called me through the Assignment Committee to work with you in the ministry God has prepared for us in Menomonie!
God has given Alissa and me two boys: Amos, who will be 3 years old in July and Isaiah, who will be a year old in the same month. During our seminary years, our family made our way around the country getting experience for the service God would have me doing in Menomonie. We loaded up our Toyota and our one –year- old a couple of summers ago and drove to Farmington, New Mexico for a summer of multi-cultural ministry. Then we stopped by our parents’ houses in Wisconsin for a week and packed up all of our things and went to Mt Pleasant, Michigan for one of the most incredible years of our lives. I grew in God’s service under the mentorship of a pastor with 30-plus years of experience and worked with young and old alike including the campus ministry for Central Michigan University.
Alissa grew up in Hortonville, WI, and I, Aaron, grew up in West Bend, Wisconsin. She attended Fox Valley Lutheran in Appleton for high school. I attended Kettle Moraine Lutheran in Jackson. We met in high school at Camp Phillip in Wautoma doing some volunteer work with Jesus Cares Ministries.
As God now begins to cross our path with yours, we thank him for the part each one of you plays in the body of Christ. We cannot wait to meet with you and share our lives with you. Please pray for his blessing on this transition and for the partnership we are about to begin in Menomonie, WI!
Your servant in Christ,
Pastor Aaron Michael Schulz
The Ordination and Installation of Aaron Schulz will take place in a special service at 3:00pm on Sunday, June 19th. Watch the bulletin for more details.
If you would like to connact Pastor Schulz you can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org
Examination for our 8th grade Confirmation students is Sunday, April 24 from 9:15 – 10:15am in the Sanctuary. The students will sit before the congregation answering various questions about God’s Word. Using Bible passages and concepts, these students demonstrate their faith in Jesus for their own and the congregation’s benefit. Examination is an event when the student confesses their faith before God and the congregation.
Confirmation Service is at 10:30am on Sunday, May 1st. These students will make the most important vow of their life. They promise to be faithful to Jesus, even until death, so that they may receive the crown of life (Revelation 2:10). During this Rite of Confirmation, the students wear white gowns (symbolic of Christ’s holiness placed on them at baptism) and receive a red stole around their neck, which yokes them to Christ.