Noteworthy News 7/30/17

WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER SERVICE We will have a prayer service with communion this coming Wednesday, August 2 at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

HIGHER THINGS THANK YOU BRUNCH The group that attended Higher Things in Indiana this summer wants to thank you! Please join us for a pancake brunch after church next Sunday, August 6th. After you eat our delicious food, we’ll give a short presentation on our trip to give you an idea of our week. Please join us so that we can thank you! 

SAUERKRAUT DAYS in Lisbon will be held August 1112, and our church will again be having a food booth. We need some items donated, and cash donations are appreciated. Cash donations can be marked as such and put in the collection plate or given to Willis Wulf. Signup sheets for working and for donating items are on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information. 

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth next 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. 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! 

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 now collecting items for school care kits. The list of needed items 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.

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. Take a look at the divider wall to see some of the places Luther has traveled this summer!

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Upcoming Events:

Higher Things Thank You Brunch – August 6 (following worship service)
Sauerkraut Days Stand – August 11-12
End-of-the-summer Event – Tuesday, August 15
HS Youth Committee – Sunday August 20 (following the service)

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Congregation Picnic and Pool Party
Make plans to join us for a congregation picnic and pool party next 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, hotdogs, 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. If you would like a ride to the camp, please let me or Pastor Hansen know, and I will arrange transportation. Directions to Camp are near the signup sheet in the Narthex. 

Sunday School Starts on Sept. 10, Teachers Needed
Mark your calendars.  Sunday School will resume on Sept. 10.  We are looking for team teachers for each class grades preschool through high school, as well as help with the opening and large group activities for elementary students.  Each position will be shared, so no one individual will be committed to teaching every week.  Please sign up on the signup sheet in the Narthex if you are interested in helping.  Let me know if you have any questions or need guidance as to which position might suit you best. 

Upcoming Dates Aug. 6 – Picnic and Pool Party at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca
Sept. 10 – Sunday School Resumes

Julie Baumler

DIRECTOR OF DEVELOPMENT St. Paul’s Lutheran Chapel in Iowa City has a part-time opening for Director of Development. This position is vital to the ongoing growth and maturity of the Chapel and serves as the ambassador, organizer, and doer for programs and donor relations. For more information, the job information is posted on the bulletin board in the Narthex, and there are a couple copies on the table below. 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kate Baumler, Vickie Ozburn, 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, Jim Steinberg, Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, John Lord, Marcia Hauschild, Jim Otto, Judy (friend of Kim Heeren), Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, family of Darlene Fischer, family of Jacquy Nehring      

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday Morning Svc.: 80

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Week $ 4,175                Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $112,310             Goal: $110,640

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