NEWSLETTER The September newsletter is available to view/print on the church website, http://www.splcmv.org. There are a few extra paper copies in the Narthex.
CONGRATULATIONS to Willis & Carol Wulf who will be celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary this coming week. They will be providing cake for fellowship time today. Altar flowers today are given by the Sullivan and Shultz families in honor of their parents’ anniversary.
CONGRATULATIONS also to Sheena Reiter and Alex Stricker who were married here at St. Paul yesterday.
MEN’S BREAKFAST will meet next Saturday, September 1 at 8am. All are welcome. Contact Jeff Adrian for more information.
MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be providing/serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, September 12. Volunteers are needed to help serve at the mission. Look for signup sheets in the Narthex.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Do you have a special cooking talent? We are looking for congregation members who have special cooking talents they would like to share with the youth. We cook dinner from 6-7pm on youth nights. Please contact Sonya Sullivan if you are interested.
CHURCH NURSERY Volunteers are needed to staff the church nursery during the Sunday School hour beginning Sunday, Sept. 9. Two people are needed each Sunday. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex for Sept. 9 through Nov. 11. Any questions, please contact Erica McConaughy.
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!
|NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR
Middle School Upcoming Events (Mark your calendar):
High School Upcoming Events (Mark your calendar):
|NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR
Sunday School for all ages starts on September 9
Rally Day Potluck
We still have a few spots to fill for teaching!
Sunday School Teachers’ meeting on August 29
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.
COMMUNION will be offered at the 6:30pm Wednesday Evening Prayer service on the following dates:
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GREEK CLASS St. Silas in North Liberty is offering a New Testament Greek class on Thursday evenings from 6-8:30pm beginning September 6. The purpose of this course is to teach students to read the new Testament in the original Greek, develop in them a passion for studying the Scriptures in the original languages, and to increase their love of and delight in reading God’s Words. For more information or to register, go to greek2018.eventbrite.com.
BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES A research project conducted with 80 college age students here in the Midwest found that most of them reported having an important relationship with grandparents or significant elders that influenced their values, goals, and life choices and gave them a sense of self, roots, and tradition. Grandparents, do you know how important you are? Make sure the young adults in your life who are going off to college continue to hear from you! 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, Mary Alice Caraway, family of Judy Perry, Feltz family
STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday Morning: 84 Wednesday Evening: 12
Last Sunday: $ 2,818 Goal: $ 3,825
This Year: $119,638 Goal: $126,225