Noteworthy News 6/17/18

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all the fathers in our congregation! Youth will pass out cookies for men after the worship service.

NEWSLETTER ARTICLES for the July Newsletter are due to Tracy TODAY. Thanks!

FINAL TABLE TALK Join us for the final Table Talk today during fellowship time as part of our continuing church planning process. 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.

FELLOWSHIP Thank you to the Kloosters and the Wittiches for serving refreshments for fellowship time today. One to two families are needed to volunteer for fellowship on Sunday, July 15. The signup sheet is posted on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall.

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. Parents/Adults: Please make sure children are accompanied by an adult if they are in the Sunday School wing prior to the garage sale in August. The Priscilla Guild would like to make sure all donated items remain in their designated rooms, and also some items may pose a safety risk to children. Thank you!

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.


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.

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 20 – 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


Middle School and High School Youth:
Adventureland, Wed., June 20, 2018
We will leave from St. Paul at 8am and return in the evening.

Sonya Sullivan

MAIL BOXES Be sure to take home the information in your church mailbox today. And check out the cover of the latest edition of the IDE Today featuring St. Paul’s very own Chalk the Walk artists!

REMINDER 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.

I BELIEVE IN CAMP Fundraiser auction and scholarship runs will be Saturday, July 28 at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca. The event will begin with a 1-mile run for campers and a 5K fun run for adults at 10am. Top placers in each race win camperships toward the 2019 camp season. The auction begins at 1pm. Quilts and fine craft items are still needed. See the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex for more information.

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.

TASTE OF LISBON-MT. VERNON The SE Linn Comm. Center (108 S. Washington St., Lisbon) is hosting this event on Saturday, June 23 from 5-7pm. Sample food from 20+ local restaurants. Tickets are $20 and available at SELCC. Advance sales only. Limited seating available. All proceeds benefit SELCC programs. Call 455-2844 for more information. (Flyer on bulletin board in Narthex.)

BLESSING OF AN ORGAN St. Paul’s Lutheran Chapel in Iowa City invites you to “The Blessing of an Organ” responsive prayer and hymn festival on Sunday, June 24 at 2pm. The service will be followed by a cake and punch reception.

TRANSFORM WEEK Matthew 25 in Cedar Rapids will be having Transform Week June 25-June 29, 2018. Volunteer to work for a day or the entire week. Most work days go from 8am to 3:30pm. If you would like more information about volunteering for this event, please sign up in the Narthex. Contact Scott Baumler for more information.

FREE MOVIE WEDNESDAYS The Lisbon Library (sponsored by SE Linn Comm. Center) will be having a FREE family-friendly (G or PG) movie each Wednesday this summer at 1pm. Popcorn and drinks will be provided for everyone in attendance. All children and their caregivers are welcome. For more information, go to the Lisbon Library Facebook page.

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: 89

Last Sunday: $ 3,900    Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:      $ 86,780  Goal: $87,975