Noteworthy News 10/15/17

THANK YOU to Rev. Jerry Doellinger for leading the worship service this morning. 

PASTOR OUT OF OFFICE Pastor will be out of the office through Tuesday, October 17. During that time, Rev. David Hansen will be available for immediate pastoral care in case of emergency: 319-551-3989.

FELLOWSHIP Thank you to the Eggers family for providing and serving fellowship today. 

COMMUNION will be celebrated at our Evening Prayer Service this Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

NEWSLETTER DUE Articles for the November newsletter are due to Tracy next Sunday, October 22. Thanks!

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly voters’ assembly/potluck will be Sunday, Oct. 29 following the worship service. There will be a special council meeting to prep for the assembly TODAY 11am. All reports for the Oct. 29 meeting are due to Tracy by Wednesday, Oct. 25.

TERRI LYNN You may preorder your Terri Lynn nuts and candies again this year. Order forms are on the table in the Narthex. Please place the order form along with payment in the order folder in the Narthex by Oct. 22. Make checks payable to the Priscilla Guild. Contact Susan Adrian for more information.

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Additional volunteers are needed to help staff the church nursery during the Sunday School hour on Sunday mornings. Signup sheets to volunteer and a calendar for Sunday morning availability are on the table in the Narthex. Contact Nicki Hanselman for more information: 624-7179, 

DISASTER RELIEF Updated information on the LCMS ongoing disaster relief efforts is being posted on the bulletin board each week. Inserts with giving information are on the table below. Or go to for more information.


Reformation Walk a Success
Many thanks to all who helped with the Reformation Walk last weekend.  We had about 100 men, women, and children from several different churches throughout the district, as well as others from the Mt. Vernon/Lisbon area.  We heard several great comments, and people enjoyed learning about Martin Luther and the Reformation in a dynamic way. 

Students Sing on Oct. 22 and 29
The preschool through 4th grade students will be singing during worship on Oct. 22 and 29.  They will be practicing their songs during Sunday School opening these next couple weeks.

Seeking Volunteer for Christmas Program
We’re looking for a volunteer (or two!) who would be willing to coordinate the children and youth Christmas program which will be on Sunday, December 10.  They would select the program, assign the parts and help with rehearsals.  Music would be practiced during the Sunday School opening and led by Crysten.

Operation Christmas Child
Through the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, St. Paul families can create gifts by filling shoeboxes with small toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, and other crises in more than 150 countries and territories. Samaritan’s Purse partners with local churches to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who receive shoebox gifts. Packing lists and boxes are on the small table just inside the fellowship hall for members of St. Paul who would like to pack their own shoebox for a child in need.  Boxes will be due to church by Nov. 12.  The Priscilla Guild has offered to pay for the shipping of the boxes.

Upcoming Dates
October 22 – Children sing during worship
October 29 – Children sing during worship
November 12 – Operation Christmas Child boxes due
December 10 – Children’s Christmas Program

Julie Baumler



Today is the kickoff of the Butter Braid fundraiser. The youth will be selling Butter Braids until Sunday, October 29th. See a Higher Things youth to place your order. Orders will be delivered before Thanksgiving. 

Middle School Youth Upcoming Events
Sun., October 22         Youth Night 5-7pm
Sun., Nov 5                  Youth Night 5-7pm

High School Youth Upcoming Events
Sun., October 22         Youth Committee Meeting (following service)
Sun., October 22         Youth Night 6-8pm
Sun., Oct. 29                Butter Braid Order Deadline
Wed., Nov. 1                Deadline for Higher Things Registration/$100 Deposit
Sun., Nov. 5                 Youth Night, 6-8pm

Can and Bottle Fundraiser: We are going to continue to collect aluminum cans, 20 oz. plastic bottles, and 2 liter bottles to recycle. These may be placed in the can shed boxes located near the chest freezer. If you have glass bottles, please hold onto them, and we will hold a youth collection day in October. We will announce when you can bring them to church. Thank you for your nations!

Sonya Sullivan

REFORMATION WALK PHOTOS Check out some photos on the bulletin board from the Reformation Walk at Camp last Sunday. More are posted on St. Paul’s Facebook page as well. Special thanks to Julie Baumler for spearheading the event!

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS Naaman and Elisha: 2 Kings 5:1-14; Story Bible p. 227. The Word of God spoken by the prophet was in and with the water of the Jordan to restore the flesh of Naaman. The Word of God spoken by the pastor is in and with the water of Baptism to cleanse us of our sin and restore us as children of the heavenly Father. Consider discussing, “What was Elisha’s unusual ‘prescription’ for Naaman’s condition? How have you been healed with water?”

EVENT AT ST. PAUL’S IN MARION The LWML women of St. Paul’s in Marion will be having their annual Harvest Bazaar on Friday, October 20 from 9am to 7pm. There will be crafts, quilts, etc., and breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served as well. Proceeds go to charity. See the flyer on the bulletin board for more information. 

FALL WORK DAY AT CAMP IO-DIS-ECA will be Saturday, November 4. The main project that day will be renovating the Middle Cross campfire area behind Alpha Lodge. Projects will start at 9am and will go until 4pm. Lunch will be provided. Email if you plan to participate.

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS Mt. Vernon Methodist Church women are holding this event on Thursday, October 19 at 7pm. Nicole McAlexander, the Executive Director at Southeast Linn Comm. Center, will be sharing about the services that Southeast Linn provides to folks in the MV/Lisbon area. The focus will be on how we, as church women, can help meet some of those needs, especially for women and children. See the flyer on the bulletin board for items to bring to the event to help stock the shelves at SE Linn.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Susan Schmidt, Steve Williams, Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Gary Petersen, Jan Behn, 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, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Dandeta Schadle, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill, Sue Margheim’s aunt Beverly, Jean White, Annie Walker, Judy Hohmann, family of Sharon Jurgens

Sunday School children: 23  adults: 14
Wed. Evening Service: 8 Sunday Morning Svc.: 78

Last Week $   2,760                 Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $149,815                Goal: $151,208