Noteworthy News 7/22/18

NOTEWORTHY NEWS

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The quarterly voters’ assembly and potluck is TODAY following the worship service. All members are encouraged to attend.

NEWSLETTER DUE Articles for the August newsletter are due to Tracy TODAY. Thanks! 

PRAYER SERVICE There will be an Evening Prayer Service with communion this coming Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30pm. 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. Signup sheets for food/workers are on the table in the Narthex.

SAUERKRAUT DAYS in Lisbon will be held August 17-18, and our church will again be having a food booth. We need some items donated, and cash donations are appreciated. Cash donations can be marked as such and put in the collection plate or given to Willis Wulf. Signup sheets for working and for donating items are on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information. 

I BELIEVE IN CAMP We are quickly approaching Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca’s annual Fundraiser Auction and Fun Runs. Come celebrate the mission of Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca on Saturday, July 28, beginning at 10AM. The first quilts for auction have been delivered, we still need more quilts and other fine craft items to be donated and then auctioned off for the benefit of the camp. Send yours in today! Past auctions have brought in over $10,000 for Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, and we need your donations and attendance to make our 2018 Fundraiser Auction a success. Remember, we’ll also be having our 1-mile race for kids, and 5-K fun runs for kids and adults. The top three placers in each receive 2019 camp scholarships. The fun runs begin at 10am and the auction begins at 1pm. We hope to see you at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca on July 28! 

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.

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Middle School and High School Youth: 

Adventureland, Thursday, July 26, 2018 (Rescheduled)
We will leave from St. Paul at 8am and return in the evening.

Sauerkraut Days, August 17-18
If any youth are interested in helping in the stand let me know.  High school youth can just sign up.  If any Middle School youth are interested in working please let me know, and we can work together.

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

VBS Thanks
We had a great week at our Splash Canyon VBS.  We had 41 children attending – about half were from outside of the congregation.  This wouldn’t be possible without the great help of our wonderful volunteers.  Thanks to all who helped,especially Jeff Adrian, Susan Adrian, Azalea Andrews, Brenda Bany, Molly Bany, Megan Baumler, Julie Golberg, Charlotte Hand, Pastor Hansen, Rebecca Hansen, Kay Heck, Andy Hepker, Bryce Hepker, Jill Hepker, Lauren Hepker, Amanda Kahl, Jo Klooster, Sue Lacy, Kate Margheim, Sue Margheim, Erica McConaughy, Shawn McConaughy, Megan Pape, Mollie Snedden, Sonya Sullivan, and Jessie Von Behren.

Pool Party and Picnic, Aug. 5
We’ll be having a congregation-wide end-of-summer gathering, including a pool party and picnic on Sunday, August 5 at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca.  We’ll start around 4 p.m. and plan to eat at 6:00.  Burgers, hot dogs, drinks and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share.

Julie Baumler

ANNIVERSARY CARD There is an anniversary card in the Narthex for Dr. Robert & Thelma Voetberg who are celebrating their 65th anniversary this summer. They are former members of St. Paul. Please take a moment to sign the card this morning.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES During the coming week you will likely have the opportunity to choose how you will respond to at least one challenging situation. When you do, remember Whose you are, and that you have a choice in how you respond. Read Colossians 3:8-17 Lutheran Family (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Ben Sullivan, Susan Schmidt, 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, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, Jone Paarmann, Aïchatou Johnson, Wynona Olson, John Eriksen, Carolyn Dillman, Pat Allard, family of Rita Giblin

STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday Morning: 94

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 2,133                 Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:    $ 103,640            Goal: $107,100