Noteworthy News 5/20/18

NEWLETTER Newsletter articles for the June newsletter are due to Tracy TODAY. Thanks!

MINISTRY TO THE ARMED FORCES May 19 was Armed Forces Day, and May 28 is Memorial Day. An insert with information about the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces (as well as a donation envelope if you would like to give to this cause) is in your bulletin today. Please keep our nation’s military in your prayers.

EVENING PRAYER SERVICE There will be an Evening Prayer service with communion this Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

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.

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be providing/serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, June 13. Volunteers are needed to provide bars and to help serve at the mission. There are signup sheets in the Narthex.

WORK PROJECT AT CAMP Our church is organizing a work project at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca. The date is Saturday, June 9. We will be deconstructing the raft village. A signup sheet is in the Narthex. Questions can be referred to Jeff Adrian, 319-654-6780.

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 this week. Please place items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing.


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


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.

Thank Our Sunday School Teachers
It’s been a great year of Sunday School.  We want to wish a big thank you to all who volunteered to teach and substitute this year.  Your contributions to teaching the members of St. Paul Lutheran are appreciated and have helped us as we grow in our faith. 

Preschool – Jill & Andy Hepker, Jessie Von Behren
Kindergarten – Amanda Kahl, Sue Margheim
1st – 4th grades – Sue Lacy, Josh & Olivia Randall
Middle School – Jeff Adrian
High School – Scott Baumler
Opening and Large Group Leader – Crysten Sanchez
Substitute Teachers – Brenda Bany, Sam Pape, Sonya Sullivan, Willis Wulf
Adult Bible Study – Pastor Hansen, Daniel Sanchez
Childcare/Nursery – Nicki Hanselman, Erica McConaughy, Lorena Freiburger, Rebecca Hansen, Julie Golberg, Megan Johnson, Jane Shaw

Upcoming Dates
July 14 – Heritage Days Parade
July 15-19 – Vacation Bible School

Julie Baumler

CHURCH DIRECTORY UPDATE The church directory will be updated and distributed in July. There is a current copy of the directory on the table in the Narthex. Please take a moment to check your listing and make any changes necessary. Thanks!

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 out of t-shirts as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

CONFIRMATION PHOTOS We now have St. Paul Confirmation Class photos from 1954 to the present compiled in a binder and placed on the table below the bulletin board in the Narthex. Feel free to browse through the photos. We are missing photos for the following years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. If you have a photo of these classes, drop a copy in the church office, and it will be copied and returned to you. Or send by email to

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 Know someone who struggles with perfectionism? Perhaps you? Although motivated by a desire for good, perfectionism has been rightly described as a fast and enduring track to unhappiness. Whether it’s your chaotic system of storing tax receipts, the disorder in your workshop or hobby room, or the messiness of your life in general, give yourself a break and remember this good news: You are saved by grace, not by works. The pressure is off. Always do your best but don’t let a mistake or an error or a bad habit define you. “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus…”. (Romans 8:1-2) Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Tessa Cords, 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

Sunday School: children: 20  adults: 5 Sunday Morning: 100
Ascension Service (5/10): 29

Last Sunday: $ 2,941      Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:      $ 70,191    Goal: $72,675