Noteworthy News 7/29/19

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 August newsletter/calendar are available to view on the church website, There are a few paper copies on the table in the Narthex. 

PASTOR will be out of the office on Monday & Tuesday this week (pastoral duties at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca). In case of emergency during this time, you may call his cell phone at 319-210-4660. Or call the church office during office hours. 

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.

FELLOWSHIP One to 2 families are needed to provide/serve fellowship on Sunday, August 19. Signup is on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall. 

KIDS IN THE DIVINE SERVICE is a series of bulletin inserts that complement the Lutheran service Book. They include general topics about worship as well as seasons of the church year (Advent, Christmas, Lent, etc.) Copies will be available for children/parents on the bulletin table in the Narthex (by the children’s pages) on Sundays when communion is celebrated.

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for SCHOOL 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 backpacks as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.


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



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

TABLE TALK RECAP Thank you to everyone who participated in our Table Talk series of church planning discussions. 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). Below is an overview of the major themes that emerged:

Connections – Fun, food, fellowship (Game Night, Dining Club, picnics)
Communications – Electronic display board for events, volunteer information kiosk
Service – Organize a local service project team, Mercy Team

Worship – Liturgy Focus (why we do what we do), Hymnal Sunday educational materials
Bible and book studies
Special music – choir, cantor, solos

Efficient use of space & active planning (Sunday School spaces, storage, Work Day maintenance/fix-up events)
Spruce-up the entryway
Re-imagine, re-arrange the Narthex
Climate control (entryway and Sunday School rooms)
Equipment (fans, chairs, tables, roasters)

We hope you see reflected in the items above things you brought to the table for discussion. Again, thank you! The Church Council will discuss each of these items, review budgets, and reach out to members of the congregation for refinement. After that, we will look for project leaders and participants. If you have comments or suggestions, speak with any member of the Church Council or contact Council President, Scott Baumler ( or 319-462-0621).

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Would you be surprised to learn that research suggests a link between teenage suicide and social media use? According to a study in the November issue of “Clinical Psychological Science,” teenagers who spend five hours a day on social media were 70% more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those reporting only one hour of daily use. What’s a parent to do? While there isn’t one perfect solution for parents, there are helpful tips that can protect your children from these negative influences. LFS staff address this and other topics important to teens and their parents through Whose UR projects. Call to schedule an event for your group. If you don’t have teenagers at home anymore but want to help, you can! Make a gift directed to support the Whose UR project at Together we are making a real and lasting difference! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or

PRAYERS THIS WEEK 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, Aïchatou Johnson, Wynona Olson, John Eriksen, Carolyn Dillman, Pat Allard, Dani Ortmann, Melvin Orwell, Deloris Petersen’s niece Dory, Lauren Ozborn and family, family of Anita Sanchez, family of Rita Giblin


Sunday Morning: 69   Wednesday Evening: 6

Last Sunday: $ 2,136              Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:    $ 105,776            Goal: $110,925