Noteworthy News 6/10/18

NEWSLETTER ARTICLES for the July Newsletter are due to Tracy next Sunday, June 17. Thanks!

TABLE TALKS Join us for Table Talk as part of our continuing church planning process. During fellowship time after the worship service TODAY, 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. Our final Table Talk session will be next Sunday, June 17. For more information, contact Council President Scott Baumler.

PASTOR OUT OF OFFICE Pastor Hansen will be out of the office this week. In case of emergency during this time, you may call him on his cell phone, 319-210-4660, or the church office during office hours.

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this coming Tuesday, June 12 at 12pm at the church. All are welcome!

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth on Saturday, August 4. Please place donated items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing.

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. Add your email address if you would like that published as well. Thanks!

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.


Mission of Hope Meal – Wednesday, June 13 

Middle School and High School Youth:Adventureland, Wed., June 20, 2018
We will leave from St. Paul at 8am and return in the evening. If you have not responded to my email, please do so. Thanks!

Orphan Grain Train Volunteer Day – Tuesday, June 26
                                                                                                                     Sonya Sullivan


Orphan Grain Train Volunteer Day
We are planning a trip to Clemons (Iowa) on Tuesday, June 26 to volunteer at the Central Iowa Orphan Grain Train warehouse.  St. Paul members of all ages are welcome to join us in sorting donations and assembling kits to distribute to those in need throughout the U.S. and internationally.  We will meet at the church at 6:30 a.m., volunteer from 8-12, grab lunch, and be home by 3:00.  Please sign up on the table in the Narthex so we know how many vehicles to plan for.  If there are children who would like to come that day, we can help with transportation if their parents are unable to attend.

Summer Adult Bible Study – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
It’s not too late to join us for Wednesday evening Bible study.  We are using the book “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up” by Matthew Richard.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Register Now for our Rip-Roaring Rafting VBS!
Life is full of thrills and spills; we may not know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon, kids discover that, on life’s wild ride, Jesus is by our side.  Children ages 3 through entering 5th grade should make plans to attend our Splash Canyon Vacation Bible School the evenings of July 15-19.  You can register online at the church website: or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in my mailbox.  Please register by June 24, if possible, so we can pre-order t-shirts for the children. 

Invite Your Friends to VBS!
We would love to have you invite your friends, neighbors, grandchildren, etc. to VBS this year.  There are some postcard sized invitations on the table in the narthex that you are welcome to share with those you wish to invite.  We have plenty, so take all that you need!

Large Cardboard, Paper Sacks, and Plastic Bags Needed for VBS Decorations
We can use your large pieces of cardboard (like appliance boxes, etc.), paper grocery sacks, and plastic bags for our Splash Canyon VBS decorations.  Place them in the Sunday School office prior to July 9.

Upcoming Dates
June 13 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30pm
June 26 – Orphan Grain Train Volunteer Day
July 9 – VBS Decorating prep, 6-8 p.m.
July 12 – VBS Decorating
July 14 – Heritage Days parade
July 15-19 – Vacation Bible School

Julie Baumler

COLORADO PEACHES St. John’s Lutheran Church LCMS in Monticello is taking orders for Colorado Peaches that should arrive mid-August. See the flyer on the bulletin board for more information. Order forms are on the table below the bulletin board in the Narthex.

LUMC INVITATIONAL The women of Lisbon United Methodist Church invite you to their annual invitational on Wednesday, June 20 at 1:30pm. The speaker will be Helen Armstrong, Director of African Ministries at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids. Refreshments will be served. See the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex for more information.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: Is your family watching movies or playing video games this summer? What messages are the children getting through these forms of entertainment? Parents and grandparents, you can be informed through websites that review movies and games from a Christian perspective, such as and The more you know, the better prepared you will be to guide the little ones entrusted to your care! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Ben Sullivan, Kelly Hanselman, Susan Schmidt, Bill Ozburn, Ron Hertzler, Gary Petersen, 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, LaVerne Krueger, Jone Paarmann, Aïchatou Johnson


Sunday Morning: 105 Wednesday Evening: 16


Last Sunday: $ 4,484  Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:     $ 82,280 Goal: $84,150