Noteworthy News 6/24/18

MUFFINS FOR 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. 

NEWSLETTER The July newsletter and current church calendar are available to view on the church website, There are a few paper copies on the table in the Narthex.

TRANSFORM WEEK Matthew 25 in Cedar Rapids, an outreach partner for our church, will conduct their annual Transform Week June 25-June 29, 2018. Volunteer to work for a day or the entire week. Most days go from 8am to 3:30pm. In particular, Wednesday & Thursday will feature a project involving the rebuilding a porch and back stairs, staining a wheelchair accessibility ramp, and general clean-up for a household in need. If you would like more information about volunteering for this event, please contact Scott Baumler (319-462-0621 or  You may complete the volunteer registration form online (  Free t-shirts for volunteers!

CAMPERSHIPS AVAILABLE The Priscilla Guild is offering campership funds to youth for summer camp. If you are interested, please contact Susan Adrian ( with requests by TODAY. 

WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICE There will be an Evening Prayer Service with communion this Wednesday, June 27 at 6:30pm. All are welcome. 

DISTRICT CONVENTION Please keep Pastor Hansen and Jeff Adrian in your prayers as they represent St. Paul at the IDE District Convention in Cedar Rapids this coming Friday & Saturday, June 29-30. 

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!

TABLE TAK RECAP Thank you to everyone who participated in our Table Talk series of church planning discussions. We certainly appreciate your input! If you did not have an opportunity to participate, you are welcome speak with any member of the Church Council or contact Council President Scott Baumler ( or 319-462-0621). The discussions were centered on three broad topics that emerged through previous planning meetings: Spirit (worship, & learning), Community (volunteerism & activities), and Home (physical property & improvements).  The next step is to compile and consolidate the ideas.  Once organized into draft plans, the Church Council will discuss them and reach out to “topical experts” in our congregation for refinement.  After that, we will present the Action Plans for next steps.  Look for additional information in the August newsletter! 

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. 

THRIVENT NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK is this Tuesday, June 26 at Veterans Memorial Stadium in CR (6:35pm). Tickets are available from Thrivent, 3343 Southgate Ct. SW, Ste. 104 or phone 319-366-2991. Proceeds benefit local Iowa Special Olympics. 

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.


Orphan Grain Train Volunteer Day
On Tuesday, we will be taking a group of children, youth, and adults to volunteer for the morning at the Central Iowa Orphan Grain Train site in Clemons, Iowa (northwest of Marshalltown).  We will be sorting clothes, packing donations, and making health and school kits.  We will plan to leave around 6:30 a.m. and should be back by 3:00 p.m.  All St. Paul members are welcome to attend.  Please sign up today in the Narthex if you plan to attend.

Join 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 from 6-8 p.m.

Register Now!
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 today, if possible, so we can pre-order t-shirts for the children.

 Invite Your Friends to VBS
Please invite your friends, family, and neighbors to VBS this year.  We have some postcards on the table in the Narthex that you can share with others.  Take as many as you need.  We have plenty to replenish the stock.

VBS Volunteer Meeting
We will have a brief VBS volunteer meeting on Monday, July 9 at 6:00 p.m. to go over schedules, child protection procedures, and answer any questions volunteers may have.  Please contact Julie or Brenda if you are unable to make it to the meeting.

Decorate for VBS
Save the dates:  We will be creating VBS decorations on the evening of Mon., July 9 from 6:30-8:30 p.m., and we plan to decorate the church on Thurs., July 12 starting at 1:00 p.m.  We will work into the evening if necessary.  If you would like to help after work but want to make sure we’re still there, just call my cell (319-929-2097).

Heritage Days Parade on July 14
All members are invited to join the Heritage Days parade entry from St. Paul.  We will have a float to ride, as well as spots for walkers to hand out VBS postcards and candy.  Participants can park at the church at 9:30 a.m. and ride the float to the Cornell field or meet us at the Cornell field parking lot between 10:00 and 10:45. The parade starts at 11 a.m.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex.

Upcoming Dates
June 26 – Orphan Grain Train Volunteer Day
June 27 – Adult Bible Study, following Evening Prayer Service
July 9 – VBS Volunteer Meeting, 6pm, Decorating Prep at 6:30pm July 12 – VBS
Decorating, 1pm – evening
July 14 – Heritage Days parade, lineup 10:30am at Cornell
July 15-19 – Vacation Bible School

Julie Baumler

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, Wynona Olson, John Eriksen, Carolyn Dillman


Sunday Morning: 110


Last Sunday: $ 1,844              Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:    $ 88,624              Goal: $91,800