NEWSLETTER The March newsletter and calendar are available to view on the church website, http://www.splcmv.org. There are a few paper copies on the table in the Narthex.
MUFFINS FOR MITES MITES Please join us in fellowship today as the Priscilla Guild sponsors “Muffins for Mites”. Your fellowship donations will go to support the continued mission work of the LWML.
LENTEN MEALS AND SERVICES continue this Wednesday. A meal is served at 5:15pm (freewill offering), and the worship service is at 6:30pm. Casseroles, lettuce & dessert will be served for the meal. The theme this year is The Passion of Our Lord. Midweek begins at 7:15pm.
MEN’S BREAKFAST will meet next Saturday, March 3 at 8am at the church. All men of the congregation are invited! Contact Jeff Adrian for more information.
MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be providing/serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, March 21. Look for a signup sheet for food/workers early in March.
LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for LWR. A donation basket is on the table by the entry doors in the Narthex. Also on the table are lists of items needed and guidelines about those items. There is an instruction sheet to make homemade diapers out of t-shirts as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.
DIRECT THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS® BY MARCH 31 Since 2014, St. Paul has received $5,801 in Thrivent Choice Dollars to help support its charitable outreach projects, and we sincerely thank all members for making this possible! Eligible Thrivent Financial members have until March 31, 2018, to direct available Choice Dollars®. Thousands of dollars go undirected each year, so don’t miss this opportunity to recommend that Thrivent Financial provide outreach funding to St. Paul Lutheran Church or any of your favorite non-profit organizations. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice or call 1-800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” to allocate funds. Thank You!
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, email@example.com
|NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR
Orphan Grain Train Collections Due Today
Journey to the Cross – March 24
|NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR
Middle School and High School Youth
Easter Breakfast, Sunday April 1
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS Dorcas: Acts 9:36-43. Today, the Sunday School lesson focuses on Acts 9:36–43, the story of Dorcas. Discuss how Dorcas used her gifts and talents to support the mission of the Early Church. Who would you consider a Dorcas in your congregation?
NOMINATIONS FOR SYNODICAL POSITIONS The next LCMS convention will be in the summer of 2019. At this time, the Synod’s Committee for Convention Nominations is collecting nominations for the various and boards and positions of the Synod. Should you wish to recommend any nominations, please contact Pastor Hansen. Thank you.
SCHOLARSHIP Applications for the Sharon K Jurgens Memorial Scholarship for fall 2018 are available in the Narthex. This scholarship is available to high school senior or home-schooled equivalent students who are planning to attend college to pursue a degree in education. Applications are due by March 15, 2018 and should be sent to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Marion.
LWML YOUNG WOMEN’S SERVANT EVENT Hello young ladies! Do you want to serve your community? Do you want to learn more about LWML? Join us (your IDE LWML Young Women Reps) for an afternoon of fun, fellowship, and service. We are planning an event for young women on March 11 from 2 to 4pm. It will be held at our District Office (1100 Blairs Ferry Rd, Marion, IA). We will be sharing our great experiences with LWML, learning a bit more about what LWML does, and putting together school kits for Families Helping Families of Iowa. Please email Rachel at firstname.lastname@example.org to RSVP by March 5, so we can have an idea how many to plan for.
LABORERS FOR CHRIST-MORE LABORERS ARE NEEDED! LFC is a service provided by Lutheran Church Extension Fund to help LCMS ministries save money on their building projects. Currently there is a tremendous need for volunteers. For more information, please see the flyer on the bulletin board, or go to lcef.org/laborers-for-christ/. There are a few printed applications on the table in the Narthex.
BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES As many as 1 in 3 Americans admit to frequent periods of loneliness. Not just occasional loneliness – FREQUENT loneliness. Who do you know who might be feeling lonely? Jesus promises, “I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Find time this week to share these words of encouragement and your company with someone who is lonely. “Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.” (Gal 6:2) Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Reginal office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org).
SUMMER CAMP Register your kids today for Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca’s Summer Camp 2018: “True God, True Man.” See the poster in the Narthex for information about the many different camp experiences that are available. To register, go to campiodiseca.org/summer-camp/registration/ or there are also paper copies available in the Narthex.
PRAYERS THIS WEEK Bill Ozburn, Ron Hertzler, Gary Petersen, Rebecca Hansen, Ben Sullivan, Glenn Kurth, Steve Williams, Jan Behn, Marsha Light, Koreen Thompson, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Joyce Conley, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, Jim Steinberg, Cindy Hatfield, Marcia Hauschild, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill, Annie Walker, Darlene Allard, Sue Larson, Richard Blanton, Evelyn Hanneman, Lorenz Petersen, John Koester, Barb Ingersoll, Mike Bonnstetter, Beverly Moore, Pat Fritz, George Cusher, Janet Borin, Steve Hertzler, Rita Giblin, Rev. David Renfro, family of Dick Peters, family of Jane Roloff, family of Mick Baumler, family of Marge Bostwick
STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday School children: 16 adults: 8 Sunday Morning Svc: 79
Wednesday Lenten Svc.: 34
Last Sunday: $ na Goal: $ 3,825
This Year: $ 21,645 Goal: $ 26,775