Noteworthy News 9/10/17

 RALLY DAY ACTIVITIES Sunday School began today for ages nursery through adult. We will celebrate with a potluck following the worship service.

LUTHERAN SEAL In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, check out the Lutheran Legos® seal that is being put together today by our congregation. It will be on display through Sunday, September 17.

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this Tuesday, September 12 at 12pm. 

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, September 13th. Mission of Hope’s free meal program operates at 1700 B Ave NE in Cedar Rapids Monday through Friday from 12pm – 1pm.  There is a signup sheet to help with the meal (provide food and/or serve the meal) on the table in the Narthex. There are still spots that need to be filled! Contact Vickie Ozburn for more information.

NEWSLETTER articles for the October newsletter are due next Sunday, Sept. 17. Thanks!

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 8:15am to study “A Man Named Martin.” This 3-part (13-week) study from Lutheran Hour Ministries covers the man, the moment, and the movement.  As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I invite you to come and learn about who Martin Luther was, what he taught and spoke out against, and how it changed the world. Contact Pastor Hansen for more information. 

LWML FALL ZONE RALLY St. Paul will be hosting the LWML Fall Zone Rally, “Faith Through the Word”, on Saturday, October 7. Our presenters, Willis and Carol Wulf, have gone on mission trips to Vietnam and will share with us firsthand how in all nations God has brought faith through the Word. Registration is at 8:30am, and breakfast will follow at 9:00am. There is a signup sheet to attend in the Narthex. 

LWR KITS The Priscilla Guild will continue to collect items for school kits through September. A list with items needed for the kits is on the table in the Narthex (inside the entry doors). Also, we are in need of dark colored hand towels for baby care kits. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.


Potluck Today
The congregation is invited to share in the celebration of Rally Day with a potluck lunch immediately following worship. 

Young Families Bible Study
On Sunday, Sept. 24, we will be starting a targeted adult Bible study at 8:15 a.m. for young families.  This study is for parents of young children (and future parents too!) on the last Sunday of each month.  We’ll explore what God’s Word says about our vocation as parents, share our successes and concerns, and support one another.  Come with ideas for future topics.  Child care will be available.

Traveling this fall?  Take Martin Luther with You!
As you travel this fall bring Traveling Martin Luther with you. We’ll post the pictures at church and on the St. Paul Facebook page.  We will keep track of Luther’s travels through the end of October to culminate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Pick up a Traveling Luther on the wall of Sonya’s cubicle.

Reformation Walk, October 8 – Volunteers needed!
Walk where Luther walked. You may not live in sixteenth-century Germany, but on October 8 you can walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther at our Reformation Walk. Your whole family will enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Reformation and learn how the world changed forever.  The walk will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, and we plan to invite other local congregations to join us. We need several volunteers to play characters (like Martin and Katie Luther, John Tetzel, and Frederick the Wise) for the different stations on the walk, as well some general volunteers for costumes, decorating, and refreshments. All of the character parts have scripts provided.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex.

Upcoming Dates

September 24 – Young Families Bible Study, 8:15am
October 8 – Reformation Walk at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, 2pm

Julie Baumler




Upcoming Events High School
Sunday, September 10th (TODAY) – We invite all High School youth and their families to our annual cookout! We will gather from 6:00-7:30pm for a cookout in the parking lot, followed by some games and a short meeting. The youth will decide on a direction for youth nights this year, and the parents will (generously!) clean up the cookout while we have a meeting with the youth. Please watch for emails.

Sunday, September 24th– Higher Things Meeting @ 5:00
Sunday, September 24th – Youth Night @ 6:00-8:00

Upcoming Events Middle School
Wednesday, September 13th – We invite all Middle School youth (5th-8th) to a pizza party to kick off the year. We will gather at 5:30pm. We will discuss the upcoming year and ideas for possible youth events. Our Midweek program will begin following our youth kickoff (6:30pm). We’ll meet again from 6:30-8pm, each Wednesday night. The first night will include a parents’ meeting at 7pm, so please make sure there is one parent from each family attending that night so we can all gather together at the beginning of the year.

Sonya Sullivan

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS The Wisdom of Solomon: 1 Kings 3; Story Bible p. 193. Solomon, though wise, needed what we and all sinners need: Christ, Wisdom Himself, and the forgiveness He brings. Consider discussing, “Tell me an example of Solomon’s wisdom. How has God shown you His wisdom?”

CONTINUED HURRICANE RELIEF The LCMS is standing with the Texas District to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and flooding. Please pray for all involved. To give online, visit Text “LCMSHARVEY” to 41444 to give by text. Call the LCMS toll-free gift line between 8 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. Central time at 888-930-4438. By mail, make checks payable to “LCMS.” On the memo line, write “Disaster Response/Relief,” and mail to the LCMS, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO, 63166-6861. Gifts also can be designated specifically for Hurricane Harvey and/or affected areas by stipulating in the memo line. 

CONCERT AT FIRST FEDERATED First Federated Church in Lisbon will be hosting Phil & Pam Morgan in concert TONIGHT at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Gary Petersen, Glenn Kurth, 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, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Dandeta Schadle, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill


Sunday Morning Svc.: 82

Last Week $   5,035                 Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $134,333                Goal: $132,768