Noteworthy News 5/13/18

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY Today the youth would like to honor all women of the congregation for the role that they’ve played in motherhood, whether that be mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, special friend or caring woman. We appreciate all you do. The youth will be handing out flowers after the service. God’s blessings on this special day!

GRADUATE RECOGNITION Today we recognize high school and college graduates of our congregation. Please see the bulletin insert for more information. Congratulations, graduates!

NEWLETTER Newsletter articles for the June newsletter are due to Tracy next Sunday, May 20. Thanks!

TABLE TALKS Join us for Table Talk as part of our continuing church planning process. During fellowship time after the worship service on June 3, 10, & 17, we’ll dedicate three tables to discuss three broad topics that emerged through previous planning meetings: Spirit (worship, & learning), Community (volunteerism & activities), and Home (physical property & improvements). In this stage of the planning process, we want to flesh-out specific ideas, outline challenges and solutions, and start to create action plans. These are informal chats, but we will have volunteer facilitators for each topic, and we will use templates to help guide the discussions. For more information, contact Council President Scott Baumler.

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth on Saturday, August 4. Collection for items for the sale will begin the week of May 21 (after the last day of Sunday School on the 20th). Please place items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing.

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY All are welcome to join the Tuesday morning weekly Bible study that meets at 10:30am at the church. We study a passage of scripture from the upcoming Sunday service. Pastor Hansen leads the study.

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 -shirts as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.


High School Youth Upcoming Events
Thurs., May 31, 6pm    End-of Year High School Youth Event (current 8th-12th graders) 6pm at Margheims (more info to come, watch your email)

Save the Date
Wed., June 20  Adventureland – more information to come

Sonya Sullivan


Celebration Breakfast on May 20
We hope that you can join us in celebrating the end of the year with a breakfast next Sunday, May 20 at 8:15 a.m.  The breakfast will take the place of Sunday School that day.  All members are invited to attend.  Breakfast casseroles will be provided.  Families are asked to bring a side dish or baked good to share. 

Vacation Bible School – July 15-19
Get ready for a rip-roaring rafting VBS! We need a few more volunteers for our Splash Canyon adventure.  VBS will be the evenings of July 15-19 from 6-8 p.m.  We will be needing volunteers for crafts, music, Bible challenge, crew leaders, decorating, and more!  Please take a look at the signup sheet on the table in the Narthex to see where your gifts could best be used.  Not sure what each role entails?  Feel free to ask either Brenda Bany or me, and we’ll be happy to explain.  Registration is open for kids age 3 through 4th grade (going into 5th).  You can register online at or by filling out the paper registration forms located on the table in the Narthex.

Upcoming Dates
May 20 – Last Day of Sunday School Celebration Breakfast
July 14 – Heritage Days Parade
July 15-19 – Vacation Bible School

Julie Baumler

PRAYER CHAIN We have an email prayer chain here at St. Paul. If you are not currently on the chain and would like to be, please contact Tracy at If you have prayer requests for the chain, please contact Pastor Hansen or Tracy.

ALTAR FLOWERS There is a flower chart posted on the bulletin board. If you would like to provide altar flowers, please sign your name and write the occasion for which the flowers are being provided.

BIRTHDAY JAR There is a birthday jar near the card display in the Narthex. Members of the congregation are encouraged to drop in a penny for each year of their age during their birthday week. The funds raised are used for Sunday School needs.

CHURCH WEBSITE Please remember to check out our church website from time to time at Noteworthy News announcements are posted each week as well as the monthly newsletter, up-to-date monthly calendar, upcoming events, youth announcements, Serving the Lord schedule, etc.

CHURCH MAILBOX Please be sure to pick up the information in your church mailbox before you leave today!

TASTING LUNCHEON Trinity Lutheran in Cedar Rapids is having their annual tasting luncheon on Friday, May 18 at 11am. Advance tickets for the luncheon are $12, and $14 at the door. For more information or to get tickets, call Diana Koehn at 319-396-7899 or Doris Stanek at 319-558-9773.

IED LWML CONVENTION ROCK-A-THON The Cedar Rapids Zone has a team participating in the rock-a-thon at the convention (June 15-16 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott Convention Center). If you would like to make a pledge, there is a pledge sheet (and envelopes to send your pledge) on the table in the Narthex. All money raised by this event goes to IED Mites, and the first $500 will be matched by LCEF. For more information, contact Vickie Ozburn.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Scripture is full of references to mothers and their unique qualities. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 isn’t typically thought of as one of them, but think of mothers you know who are examples of the high calling of love described here: Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. Happy Mother’s Day to all women who so lovingly care for others! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Susan Schmidt, Bill Ozburn, Ron Hertzler, Gary Petersen, Steve Williams, Jan Behn, Marsha Light, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Joyce Conley, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, Jim Steinberg, Marcia Hauschild, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill, Darlene Allard, Sue Larson, Richard Blanton, Beverly Moore, Janet Borin, Rita Giblin, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, Frances Humpfeld, LaVerne Krueger, Jone Paarmann, family of Barb (Clark) Ingersoll

Sunday School: children: 18 adults: 4 Sunday Morning: 94

Last Sunday: $ 4,673      Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:      $67,250     Goal: $68,850