Noteworthy News 8/12/18

NEWSLETTER articles for the September newsletter are due to Tracy next Sunday, August 19. Thanks!

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this coming Tuesday, August 14 at 12pm at the church. All are welcome!

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 additional family is needed to provide/serve fellowship on Sunday, August 19. Signup is on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall.

COOKIES NEEDED The annual “Meet Your Community Night” for Cornell students will be held in uptown MV/Memorial Park on Thursday, August 23. We would like to offer cookies to the students again this year, and volunteers are needed to provide the cookies. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex. Please bring cookies to the church by noon that day. Thanks!

INPUT NEEDED FOR ELECTRONIC GIVING Due to some expressed interest, the Church Council invites you to consider the possible use of ACH (Automated Clearing House) transfers from checking or savings accounts to submit tithes and offerings electronically. Electronic giving is convenient for you and provides consistency for our church. Transfers would be initiated by St. Paul Lutheran Church through Mount Vernon Bank & Trust up to two times per month with a minimum offering amount required. The service is free of charge to members and to St. Paul. Please give your input to a Council member today!

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.

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Adventureland Tickets:
We have two Adventureland tickets available at $31.00 each. Please let Sonya know if you are interested in purchasing these. 

Middle School and High School Youth

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. 

End-of-the-summer Event
MS and HS youth – We are having our End-of-the-summer event on Tuesday, August 21st. We’ll meet at the church at 2:30pm and head over to Lake Macbride State Park for an afternoon of swimming. Bring a few bucks for snacks. After swimming, we will plan on cooking out around 5pm. Emails have been sent. If you have not responded, please do so. I would like a response if you can or cannot attend.

High School Youth Committee

HS Youth Committee Meeting
There will be a HS Youth Committee meeting on Sunday, August 26 at 11am following the service. Please bring ideas for the upcoming year!

Middle School Upcoming Events (Mark your calendar):

Tuesday, August 21 – Lake Macbride Event 2:30pm (Please let me know if you can or cannot attend)
Sunday, September 9 – Rally Day
Wednesday, September 12 – Confirmation/youth Kick-off 5:30pm (parent meeting following 6:30pm service)
Sunday, September 23 – Youth Night 5-7pm
Friday, October 5 – Confirmation Retreat at camp (All are encouraged to attend)
Sunday, October 7 – Youth Night 5-7
Sunday, October 21 – Youth Night 5-7

High School Upcoming Events (Mark your calendar):

Tuesday, August 21 – Lake Macbride Event 2:30pm (Please let me know if you can or cannot attend)
Sunday, August 26 – Youth Committee Meeting 11am (following service)
Sunday, September 9 – Rally Day
Sunday, September 9 – HS youth kick-off cookout 6pm
Sunday, September 16 – Youth provide fellowship and give Higher Things presentation
Sunday, September 23 – Youth Night 6-8:15pm
Sunday October 7 – Youth Night 6-8:15pm
Sunday, October 21 – Youth Night 6-8:15pm

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Sunday School Starts on September 9
Mark your calendars for Rally Day in September when Sunday School starts back up after our summer break. We will have classes available for children ages 3 through high school, as well as an adult Bible study. Childcare will be provided for those with children under age 3.     We will be needing teachers for all classes, plus someone to lead the opening (singing) and large group activities.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex.  Please volunteer where you are able. 

Upcoming Dates
Aug. 15 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30pm
Sept. 9 – Sunday School starts

Julie Baumler

THANK YOU The Priscilla Guild would like to thank everyone who donated, worked and shopped at the garage sale last Saturday, August 4. It was again very successful with over $1,400 raised. We are blessed to have a congregation that is so giving of their time. Susan Adrian, Priscilla Guild 

LWML FALL RETREAT The annual IDE LWML Fall Retreat will be Sept. 7-8 at Camp Io-dis-e-ca, and will be hosted by the Benton Zone. The theme is “I am the vine, you are the branches.” (John 15:5) Activities include Bible studies, speakers and servant activities including tying quilts and blankets and making greeting cards. Registration forms are in the Narthex and are due August 25.

ALTAR FLOWERS There is a flower chart posted on the bulletin board. If you would like to provide altar flowers, please sign your name and write the occasion for which the flowers are being provided. 

CHURCH WEBSITE Please remember to check out our church website from time to time at splcmv.org. 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.

CHURCH MAILBOX Please be sure to pick up the information in your church mailbox before you leave today! 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES He is remembered as a man who changed history: political leader, public servant, Nobel Prize winner, writer, orator, and hero. While he would own these many labels as accurate, one other would be at the top of Winston Churchill’s list: devoted husband. Churchill once said, “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” As you consider your life and legacy, where does your marriage relationship fall? Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org).

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Gary Petersen, Tim Akers, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, 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

 STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday Morning: 70   Wednesday Evening: 9

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ na                   Goal: $ 3,825
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