Noteworthy News 7/9/17

NEWSLETTER articles for the August newsletter are due next Sunday, July 16. Thanks!

LFS OFFERING Today we are taking a special offering for Lutheran Family Service of Iowa. For more information about the organization and their services, go to lfsiowa.org. Donation basket is in the Narthex.

CAMPERSHIPS AVAILABLE The Priscilla Guild is offering campership funds to youth for summer camp. If you are interested, please contact Susan Adrian (jeff_adrian@hotmail.com) with requests TODAY. 

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck on Tuesday, July 11 at 12 noon. 

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly voters’ assembly and potluck will be Sunday, July 23 after the worship service. All members are encouraged to attend. All reports for the meeting packet are due to Tracy by Wednesday, July 19. There will be a special council meeting to prepare for the voters’ assembly next Sunday, July 16 following the worship service.

CONGREGATIONAL QUARTERLY MISSION GIVING At our voters’ meeting on Sunday, July 23, we will be voting on our mission giving for the 2nd quarter. If you have suggestions for where to give our money, please talk to Willis Wulf (President), Pastor Hansen, or a member of the church council.

FELLOWSHIP VOLUNTEERS One to two families are needed to provide/serve fellowship on Sunday, July 30. There is a signup sheet on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall. 

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth on Saturday, August 5. Please place donated items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing. Signup sheets for food donations and workers are on the table in the Narthex. Parents/Adults: Please make sure children are accompanied by an adult if they are in the Sunday School wing prior to the garage sale in August. The Priscilla Guild would like to make sure all donated items remain in their designated rooms, and also some items may pose a safety risk to children. Thank you! 

TRAVELING LUTHER As you travel around the local area, across the country, or abroad, bring Traveling Martin Luther with you.  Take photos of him on the journey anywhere the Good News of God’s free gift of grace can be shared.  We’ll post the pictures at church and on the St. Paul Facebook page.  You can pick up your Traveling Luther from the folder hanging on the divider wall to Sonya’s office. 

YOUTH SUMMER FUNDRAISER The youth are asking congregation members to save their cans and bottles this summer.  There are two options for collection:

You can bring them to church (There is drop off area near the big freezer in the room off of the kitchen.)

If you have some that need to be picked up, you can let a youth know or text Sonya at 319-360-8521, and we will arrange a time to pick them up.  Thank you for your support!! 

LWR KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits. The list of needed items is for the kits is on the flyer near the collection basket in the Narthex. There is now a list of all items needed for each LWR kit (1/2 sheet of paper) on the table near the basket. Please take one for reference while shopping for items. Summer garage sale season is a great time to find items for baby care kits!

BEST CHOICE UPC LABEL PROGRAM Just a reminder that the Priscilla Guild continues to collect Best Choice UPC bar codes (must have the bar code) for the Best Choice Save-A-Label fundraiser. Gary’s Foods in Mt. Vernon and Brother’s Market in Lisbon both carry this store brand. Cut out the UPC bar code, and place in the designated box in the church kitchen.

ALTAR FLOWERS There is a flower chart posted on the bulletin board. If you would like to provide altar flowers, please sign your name and write the occasion for which the flowers are being provided. 

BIRTHDAY JAR There is a birthday jar near the card display in the Narthex. Members of the congregation are encouraged to drop in a penny for each year of their age during their birthday week. The funds raised are used for Sunday School needs. 

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR 

VBS Starts Today!
Vacation Bible School starts tonight at 5:30 to allow for the extra time getting kids registered on the first day.  We will have pizza for the first night only.  Monday through Thursday VBS will run from 6-8 p.m.  Congregation members are welcome to come enjoy a short program put on by the VBS students on Thursday evening at 7:30 p.m.

Please plan to help finish up the VBS decorating today after fellowship, if you are able.

Congregation Picnic and Pool Party
Make plans to join us for a congregation picnic and pool party on Sunday, August 6 at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca.  We will start to gather at 4:00 p.m. for swimming and socializing.  We will plan to eat around 6:00.  Burgers, hot dogs, drinks and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish to share.  If you plan to attend, please sign up on the table in the Narthex so we can plan for an appropriate amount of food.

Upcoming Dates
July 9-13 – Vacation Bible School, 6-8pm (come at 5:30 TONIGHT)
August 6 – Congregational picnic and pool party at Camp

Julie Baumler

LEGO® PIECES NEEDED Word of God Lutheran Church for the Deaf (LCMS), Cedar Rapids, is collecting LEGOs to piece together educational kits to send to elementary Lutheran schools in Africa.  Please donate before July 30, 2017.  We are accepting all LEGO sets and individual pieces – bricks, technic, etc. – we can use whatever you are willing to give!  Questions? Contact Pastor Tim Eckert deaflutheran@q.com or 563-359-7105.  Donations may be dropped off in the church office here at St. Paul.  Thank you for sharing the love of Christ with kids in Africa! 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Gary Petersen, Carol Wulf, Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Ashley Taylor, Jan Behn, Sharon Jurgens, Marsha Light, Koreen Thompson, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Kathleen Hoagland, Joyce Conley, Carmen Musser, Bryan Mason, Leona Danker, Keith Karr, Aïchatou Johnson, Eldon Meyer, Jim Steinberg, Whitney (friend of Sullivans), Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, Marta Wehrspann, John Lord, Marcia Hauschild, Jim Otto, Jordan Crew, family of Ruth Koehn, family of Derrol Armstrong

STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday Morning Svc.: 87   Wed. Evening Svc.: 4

 

 

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