FOOD PANTRY The first Sunday of every month is Food Pantry Sunday. Donations received on this day go to benefit the Southeast Linn Comm. Center Food Pantry. Be sure to pick up an envelope in the Narthex and place your donation in the offering plate during worship.
PASTOR OUT OF OFFICE Pastor will be attending the Higher Things Conference this week (Tuesday through Friday) with the youth that are participating. In case of emergency during this time, you can call his cell phone, 319-210-4660, or the church office during office hours, 895-8772.
MEN’S BREAKFAST The next men’s breakfast will be Saturday, July 7 at 8am at the church. All men are welcome. Contact Jeff Adrian for more information.
LFS SPECIAL OFFERING Next Sunday, July 8, we will be taking a freewill offering for Lutheran Family Service of Iowa. LFS is a human service agency that serves individuals, couples, families and children in need through counseling, support groups, etc. Adoption services are also available. For more information go to lfsiowa.org.
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!
TABLE TALK 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
|NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR
Adult Bible Study
Join our Rip-Roaring Rafting VBS!
Invite Your Friends to VBS
VBS Volunteer Meeting
Decorate for VBS
Heritage Days Parade on July 14
|NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR
Middle School and High School Youth:
We will leave from St. Paul at 8am and return in the evening.
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.
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.
BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Many years ago, our Lutheran ancestors left behind their known world and came to America seeking religious freedom in a new land. We celebrate that freedom today, even as we recognize the growing challenges to religious liberty. Join us in praying for our leaders this week, both those in government and in our church. Pray that God will strengthen our leaders to speak and act in ways that secure our freedom not just to have faith, but to live out that faith in the public square. Your prayers for the staff and leadership of LFS as they boldly proclaim God’s plan for life, marriage and family are also appreciated. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org)
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, those attending Higher Things Conference this week
STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday Morning: 80 Wed. Evening Prayer Svc.: 14
Last Sunday: $ 5,177 Goal: $ 3,825
This Year: $ 93,801 Goal: $95,625