Noteworthy News 10/29/17

NEWSLETTER The November newsletter and calendar are available to view/print at our website, There are a few paper copies in the Narthex.

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The quarterly voters’ assembly/potluck is TODAY following the worship service. All members are encouraged to attend.

BUTTER BREAD FUNDRAISER FOR HIGHER THINGS The Higher Things youth are selling Butter Braids, and the last day to order is TODAY. The Butter Braids will be delivered on November 8. See a youth to place your order, or there is an order form on the cubicle in the Narthex.

LCMS DISASTER RELIEF Since our collection taken for Hurricane Harvey, The Lutheran Church Missouri Synod continues its relief efforts in response to the subsequent disasters of Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria, California wildfires, and an earthquake in Mexico. St. Paul will be collecting money as a Pass-Through TODAY. The tax-deductible donation will show on your contribution statement at year end. Please make checks payable to St. Paul Lutheran Church and write LCMS Disaster Relief in the Memo. Checks can be put in the offering plate. The following link will take you to the Synod’s update on all relief efforts:

WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER SERVICE Communion will be offered at the 6:30pm Evening Prayer Service this Wednesday, Nov. 1. All are welcome.

MEN’S BREAKFAST will be next Saturday, Nov. 4 at 8am at the church. Contact Jeff Adrian for more information.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY The monthly women’s Bible study on Saturday, Nov. 11 will be at Cabin Coffee in Lisbon. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

YOUTH PIZZA RANCH FUNDRAISER will be Monday, November 13, 2017 from 5pm-8pm. Pick up a flyer (in the Narthex) or show it on your phone, and 15% of your purchase goes to St. Paul Lutheran Church. Location: Cedar Rapids Pizza Ranch, 2450 Westdale Drive SW. Come Join us for dinner!

NURSERY 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,

LWR KITS The following is the number of blankets and kits turned in by St. Paul to Lutheran World Relief in 2017: 18 fleece blankets, 20 cloth quilts, 13 personal care kits, 14 school kits, 15 baby care kits. Thank you to all who donated items this past year.


Luther Movie Watch Night
As a culmination to our Reformation 500 events, the congregation is invited to watch the movie, “Luther” on Sunday evening, November 12.  We will meet in the fellowship hall at 6pm. Popcorn will be provided.  Feel free to bring additional snacks and/or comfortable lawn chairs if you would like.  The movie was on the big screen in 2003 and is rated PG-13.  Parents may want to check out the Plugged In movie review to see if you feel it would be appropriate for your children.  We will have a children’s movie playing in the library that evening if you have younger children that need a place to hang out. 

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. 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.

Christmas Program
We will start practicing our Christmas program songs on the first Sunday of November, and parts will be assigned soon after. The program will be on Sunday, Dec. 10 at 4pm.  Please let me know by November 12 if your children are planning to participate in the program. All children and youth ages preschool through high school are encouraged to participate. We will have one Saturday practice on the morning of Dec. 9.

Upcoming Dates
Nov. 12      Operation Christmas Child boxes due to church
Nov. 12      “Luther” Movie Watch Night, 6pm
Nov. 19       Young Families Bible Study, 8:15am
Dec. 9        Christmas program practice, morning
Dec. 10      Christmas program, 4pm

Julie Baumler



Middle School/High School Youth Upcoming Event
November 4 Servant Event: We will meet at the church at 8:30am and head out to Camp IO-DIS-E-CA for a day of work and fellowship. We will arrive back at the church by 2:00pm. 

Middle School Youth Upcoming Events
Sun., Nov. 5                 Youth Night, 5-7pm
Sun., Nov. 19               Youth Night, 5-7pm

High School Youth Upcoming Events
TODAY                          Butter Braid Order Deadline
Wed., Nov. 1                Deadline for Higher Things Registration/$100 Deposit
Sun., Nov. 5                 Youth Night, 6-8pm
Wed., Nov. 8                Butter Braid pick-up date
Sun., Nov. 19               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 donations!

Sonya Sullivan

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS Hezekiah Prays: 2 Kings 18-19; Story Bible p. 209. Hezekiah prayed in faith to God and was delivered. Jesus, our mediator and advocate with the Father, intercedes for us, granting us deliverance from sin, death, and the devil. Parents could ask, “Why did Hezekiah go to God in prayer? In what ways does God answer our prayers today?”

FALL WORK DAY AT CAMP IO-DIS-E-CA 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.

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, Jean White, Annie Walker, Judy Hohmann, Christa Smith, Vernon Pickering, family of Sharon Jurgens, family of Beverly Koltko

Sunday School children: 23 adults: 12
Wed. Evening Service: 12 Sunday Morning Svc.: 85

Last Week $ 3,499 Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $159,030 Goal: $158,584