Noteworthy News 8/13/17

NEWSLETTER articles for the September newsletter are due next Sunday, August 20. Thanks!

WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER SERVICE We will have an Evening Prayer Service with communion this Wednesday, August 16 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 brunch after church on Sunday, August 20 (rescheduled from August 6). There will be a short presentation on the trip as well.

FELLOWSHIP One to two families are needed to provide/serve fellowship on Sunday, September 17. The signup sheet is on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall.

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.

THANK YOU to all who donated items or helped in any way with the Priscilla Guild’s garage sale on August 5.

Thank you also to all who helped in any way with the Sauerkraut Days food booth in Lisbon this weekend. Thanks to Willis Wulf and family for organizing the booth. 


End-of-the-summer Lake Macbride Event Cancelled
Unfortunately, we are going to cancel the Lake Macbride outing due to lack of participation because of busy schedules. We look forward to kicking off both youth groups in September.

Higher Things Youth
The Thank You Brunch for Higher Things is scheduled for Sunday, August 20. All information will be in emails. Please plan on attending to thank the congregation for all their support!

HS Youth Committee Meeting
There will be a HS Youth Committee meeting on Sunday, August 27 following the service.  Please bring ideas for the upcoming year.

Upcoming events
September 10 – High School youth group kick off
September 13 – Middle School youth kick off
September 13 – Confirmation starts

Sonya Sullivan


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. 

Volunteer for College Care Packages
We are looking for a volunteer (or a team) to coordinate the care packages for college students once a month.  The volunteer would be responsible for purchasing the items for the care package (expenses will be reimbursed) and then preparing them for the first Sunday of each month during the school year.  Let me know if you are interested. 

Upcoming Dates Sept. 10 – Sunday School Resumes

Julie Baumler

LWML FALL RETREAT The retreat will be held Sept. 8-9 at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, and the theme is “Unchangeable God in a Changing World.” Registration forms are available in the Narthex. Forms and payment are due August 25. For more information, go to

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! 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Gary Petersen, 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 Jacquy Nehring, Dandeta Schadle, Tammy Rogers, Eldon Meyer, Kent Hill, Kay Hill                        


Sunday Morning Svc.: 67


Last Week $ 2,626                   Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $116,892                Goal: $118,016