Dear Alumni and Friends of St. Paul Lutheran School,
As this is being written over Thanksgiving break, we realize how blessed we continue to be – an awesome God, supportive alumni, faithful church members, a fine teaching staff, and inquisitive students. Our enrollment is 97, the same as it was at this time last year.
We hosted a Gospel choir concert on October 20. Recent alumni joined their voices with those of our current choir. It was a wonderful evening of praise to God and renewal of friendships. The evening was put together by our music teacher and Gospel choir director, Marquita Dixon, a 2000 graduate of St. Paul.
The next day we had an alumni basketball game. About 16 of our alumni came to support St. Paul and play along with current members of our basketball teams. Like the concert, it provided good Christian fellowship and a renewal of friendships.
Our annual Children’s Christmas program will take place on Sunday, December 17, at 6 PM. This year’s program is entitled “Dateline: Christmas.” The story of our Savior’s birth will be presented as a news broadcast with anchorpersons telling the story and reporters interviewing Biblical characters. A wide assortment of songs will enrich the evening. If you’re in the area, please come.
We are still awaiting an insurance settlement before we can proceed with the renovation of the preschool room (formerly the library) after the damage caused by the water main break last January.
We were pleased to have two alumni from the class of 1951 visit us a few days ago. Roger Moritz and his twin sister, Carol Henning, stopped by to see their old school. Roger and his wife live in St. George, Utah, and Carol lives in Lombard, Illinois. It is always a delight to have alumni come back to St. Paul and share their memories.
Please let us share newsworthy items in your life. You can call us at 773-378-6644, email us at email@example.com, or write us at 846 N. Menard in Chicago 60651. Our school and church website is stpaulaustin.com. You’ll be able to access news and pictures of happenings around St. Paul.
Sincerely, Glen Kuck
Contributors to the St. Paul Alumni/Friend Association Fund Since Its Inception (as of November 20, 2017) “THE $132,000 CLUB” MEMBERS John Wedekind “THE $8000 CLUB” MEMBERS Ginia (Thiel) Jahrke, Norbert Schmidt “THE $7000 CLUB” MEMBERS Valerie Peiler “THE $4000 CLUB” MEMBERS Mr. and Mrs. James Bercos “THE $3000 CLUB” MEMBERS Vicki Barry, David Bruschuk, Victor W. Haertel, Carol (Mueller) Schoneman, “THE $2000 CLUB” MEMBERS Ursula (Lier) Cox, Herb Ebert, Glen Kuck, Paula (Thiel) Mangino, Dr. Len Schroeder, Marcia Sullivan“THE $1000 CLUB” MEMBERS Jacquelyn Brooks, James Bruschuk, Lois (Meyer) Dankenbring, H. William Diener, Eleanor (Schmidt) Ebert, Daniel Hahn, Dorothy Hann, Elmer Herklotz, Doris Hilgendorf, Nancy Leffring, Arlene (Thiel) Machala, Robert Malm, Ruth (Paul) Marshall, Carol (Nehls) Melser, Anne Samsami-Mohajer, Roger Moritz, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Mueller, Steven Nardulli, Howard and Lois (Wegner) Paul, Marge Schroeder, Mr. and Mrs. Alan Twietmeyer, Warren Twietmeyer MEMBERS ($500 – $999) Ettore Boggetto, Rev. Enno and Ruth Gahl, Irma (Last) Goetsch, Carol (Moritz) Henning, Betty Peiler, Robert Pethes, Robert Schmidt, Doris (Eklund) Smeele, Linda McCarty-Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Sprengel, George Veremis UNDERWRITING MEMBERS ($200 – $499) Gwen Arnold, Ellen (Schmidt) Benziger, Rev. Fred Danker, Melvin and Marilyn Eberspacher, Erna Hann, Mildred (Wettour) Hiller, LaVerne (Getzelmann) Johnson, Mrs. Donald Marcus, Shelby McCalpin, LaTanya Mitchell, Ed Mueller, Jacqueline Nichols, Rev. and Mrs. Kent Nylander, Hilde (Grimpe) Osenberg, Mr. and Mrs. William Schmidt, Lucille (Reetzke) Smelzer, Paul Snyder, Duane Stavnes, Roy Svenson, Tanya Taylor, Lillian (Mueller) Willer SUPPORTING MEMBERS ($100 – $199) Brenda Blackmon, Steven Borg, David Gehring, Thomas and Carol Gibbons, Kathy (Pethes) Holecek, Donna (Hartley) Johnsen, Bernice Keairns, Helen (Zuttermeister) Klotz, Irene Kruel, Aileen (Sandberg) Malcharek, Lois (Osenberg) Marten, Henry Meilahn, Doris (Rennhack) Meseke, Duane Summers, Lorraine Ternand, Alma Thiel, Trenton Twietmeyer SPONSORING MEMBERS ($10 – $99) Olga Bercos, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Blohm, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Bodenstab, Adeline Fischer, Mr. and Mrs. Lewis Gauger, Hollie Greene, Charlotte Heldt, Gertrude (Deike) Hershaw, Jeff and Debbie Holecek, Arline (Moritz) Janssen, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Liewehr, Bernard Lund, William A. Luther, William H. Luther, Rachel McCain, Palisha Smith, Roy Svenson, Mary (Bercos) Veremis, Lois (Hankermeyer) Viall