Noteworthy News 2/25/18

NEWSLETTER The March newsletter and calendar are available to view on the church website, 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 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,


Orphan Grain Train Collections Due Today
For the month of February, we have been collecting NEW underwear and socks for Orphan Grain Train to send to needy people. There is a collection box on the small table in the fellowship hall where you can put your donations.  If you forgot to bring your donation today, but would still like to give, please let me know and I will hold off shipping our donations.

Journey to the Cross – March 24
On Saturday, March 24th, get immersed in Easter like never before!  Join us for a sensory learning event that covers the last days of Jesus’ life on earth. Meet witnesses from the Bible; taste, touch, feel, and be a part of the Passion story; take a walking Journey with your Passport in hand and be transported back to the time of Christ.  This come-and-go event for all ages will be held on the morning of Saturday, March 24 between 9:30 and 11:30.  It takes about an hour, so plan to arrive by 10:30 to experience the entire journey.  Participants will journey in groups of 5-10 people led by a tour guide. We need some great volunteers to make our Journey to the Cross as meaningful as possible, and we’re hoping that you will help. Please prayerfully consider serving our church in one of the following roles: station volunteers, tour guides, greeters, prop coordinator, costume coordinator, decorating committee, or planning committee.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex. 

Upcoming Dates
TODAY – Orphan Grain Train collections due
March 24 – Journey to the Cross
July 15-19 – Vacation Bible School

Julie Baumler


Middle School Event
Saturday, March 3 1-4pm (watch for email with details) 

Middle School and High School Youth
Youth Night – Sunday, March 4

Easter Breakfast, Sunday April 1 

Sonya Sullivan

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 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 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

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 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


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