Noteworthy News 9/17/24

NEWSLETTER articles for the October newsletter are due TODAY. Thanks!

PRAYER SERVICE WITH COMMUNION We will celebrate communion at our Evening Prayer Service this Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

LEGO SEAL In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, check out the Legos® Lutheran Seal in the Narthex that’s been put together by our congregation. Thanks to all who participated in this project!

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. Weekly recaps are being sent by email to the congregation. 

LWML FALL ZONE RALLY YOU can get involved in mission work without leaving Iowa! Lutheran Women in Mission are gathering Saturday, October 7 to energize one another at our Fall Zone Rally here at St Paul. Registration begins at 8:30am, and breakfast will be served at 9:00am. 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. Signup sheets for attendance and for providing food for the breakfast are located 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.

THANKS to all who helped in any way or provided food for the Mission of Hope meal this past Wednesday. The next meal we will be providing/serving at the mission will be Wednesday, December 13.


Young Families Bible Study
Next Sunday, Sept. 24, we will be starting a targeted adult Bible study at 8:15 a.m. for young families.  Our first topic will focus on parenting children in the worship service. 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.

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 have invited 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.

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.

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
Sept. 24, 9:30am          Youth Usher at Worship Service
Sept. 24, 5pm              Higher Thing Meeting
Sept. 24, 6pm              SH Youth Night

Sonya Sullivan

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS Solomon Builds the Temple: 1 Kings 5-6; Story Bible p. 197. Though God resided within the Old Testament temple, He was hidden behind the veil in the Most Holy Place. Jesus is the unveiled Most Holy Place, accessible to all, enfolding believers in the arms of His Word and Sacraments. Parents might ask, “What kinds of things would you have seen in Solomon’s temple? Where do we see Jesus today?” 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Steve Williams, 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 School children: 28   adults: 10   Sunday Morning Svc.: 104


Last Week $   4,920                 Goal: $ 3,688
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