Serving the LORD
Decorating for Christmas
On the Saturday after Thanksgiving (Nov. 24), we will be decorating for the Advent/Christmas season. There is a manger scene to erect outdoors, garland and wreathes to hang, trees to put up and other decorating to be done. So, many hands are needed.  If you are willing to climb a ladder or can do heavy lifting, your help would be especially appreciated. The work begins at 9:00 a.m.
 
St. Paul's Serving at Food Pantry
Our church will serve at the South Wood Emerging Pantry Shelf (SWEPS) on Nov. 19-21.  Because of the short week, all of our volunteer spots are already filled.  If you would like to volunteer for future time slots, please contact Judy Anderson.

 
Read to Children
Our kindergarten teacher is looking for people to read stories to the children. Storytime is each school day at 10:15 a.m. You can bring your own book or read one from the classroom. A signup sheet is posted outside of the kindergarten room. You can serve as often as you like; no long-term commitment is required. If you have any questions, please contact Miss Rachel Haugly.

 
Snow Removal
We’re looking for individuals to remove snow in our church parking lot this coming winter.  If you can help in this capacity, contact Tom Venus.
 
School Bus Driver
Northland Lutheran High School (NLHS) urgently needs a bus driver for the Wisconsin Rapids route. This is a paid part-time position, transporting students from St. Paul’s to NLHS each morning and evening.  If you can help, please contact NLHS
Volunteer at Dime & Dollar Thrift Store
Dime & Dollar Thrift Shop is an important source of income for Northland Lutheran High School.  The people who volunteer their time and service to manage the store are truly heroes!  However, our heroes are getting stretched thin; more volunteers are desperately needed to help out.  Could you lend a hand? Call Jamie at 715-849-4168 and ask about being added to the schedule. Dime & Dollar has two locations:  211 Alexander St. in Wausau and 3268 Church St. in Stevens Point.
 
Donate Copy Paper
We are in need of 8-1/2" X 11" white paper (labeled multi-purpose or copy paper) for printing worksheets, letters, reports and other materials.  Some office supply retailers offer deals and rebates, so checks store flyers and websites. Donations of any amount are welcome.
Lotsa Helping Hands
We have a care calendar to help support those who may be recuperating from an illness, surgery, loss of a loved one, or other situation in which they could use a helping hand.  Volunteers can access the calendar from their home and sign up for the listed tasks as often or as infrequently as they wish according to their schedule and time constraints.  This is a very flexible opportunity to serve and this invitation is open to everyone.  If you would be willing to help, please join our community on lotsahelpinghands.com or contact Cynde Joosten at joosten@wctc.net.

 
Join A Ministry Team
We are always in need of people to serve regularly in our ongoing ministries. Visit our Minsitry Teams page for a complete listing of areas where you can put your talents and abilities to use in serving the Lord.  New volunteers are always welcome and training is provided. 
 
Short-term Mission Projects
The WELS Kingdom Workers spreads the Gospel by addressing spiritual and physical needs in communities around the world. Find out about current opportunities on their webpage.
 
    Email Prayer Chain
  • At worship we pray for people in the congregation who are ill or have had loved ones pass away. You have good intentions of praying for them throughout the week. However, by the time you get home you can’t remember who was mentioned. If that sounds familiar, then you may want to sign up for our email prayer list.  We will send you updates once or twice a week, so you know who is in need of prayer.  To be added to our list, just drop a note to us at churchoffice@stpaulwr.org. You can also sign up on our website. Look for the link on our Prayer Requests page.
     
    Submit Your Photo
  • We are collecting photos of families and individuals to put in our church database. This will make it easier for a new pastor to learn people’s names and faces. You can submit your photos electronically via email (churchoffice@stpaulswr.org) or bring in a hard copy for us to scan.  If we have good participation in this project, we hope to also print a pictorial directory from our database.

     
    Sunday Technology Help
  • We need a few more people to help with technology on Sunday mornings. Ideally, we would have three people working at each service, one to operate the PowerPoint, one to work the soundboard, and one to video tape.  Our ranks are especially thin at the 10:30 service.  Training will be provided.  If you can help, please contact Jeremy Buck at 715-712-0636 or jeremy.buck@msn.com.