Noteworthy News 10/7/18

THANK YOU to Rev. Ryan Buchmueller for leading the worship service today.

CARE PACKAGES for college students are available today in the Narthex. Students, please pick one up before you leave today. 

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.

LWML SUNDAY Today we recognize LWML Sunday. The mission of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world. The St. Paul Priscilla Guild is a member of the LWML and our Iowa District East. The Priscilla Guild hosts events/activities each year with the proceeds going toward missions. If you would like to know more about getting involved with the Priscilla Guild, please contact Susan Adrian at jeff_adrian@hotmail.com.

BUTTER BREAD FUNDRAISER FOR HIGHER THINGS The Higher Things youth are selling Butter Braids starting today through October 21. See a youth to place your order, or there is an order form on the cubicle in the Narthex.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY The next women’s monthly women’s Bible study will be Saturday, October 13 at Cabin Coffee in Lisbon at 10:30am. All are welcome. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

LFS SPECIAL OFFERING Next Sunday, October 14 we will be taking a freewill offering for Lutheran Family Services of Iowa. For more information about LFS, go to lfsiowa.org.

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly voters’ assembly and potluck will be on Sunday, Oct. 21 following the worship service. All members are encouraged to attend. Reports for the meeting packet are due to Tracy Wednesday, October 17.  

COMMUNION will be offered at the 6:30pm Wednesday Evening Prayer service on the following dates: October 17, October 31 

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR 

Youth Night Tonight
Middle School 5-7pm
High School 6-8:15pm 

Middle School Upcoming Events (Mark your calendar):
Sunday, October 21 – Youth Night 5-7pm
Monday, October 22 – Pizza Ranch Fundraiser 5-8pm
Sunday, November 4 – Youth Night 5-7pm
Sunday, November 18 – Youth Night 5-7pm

High School Upcoming Events (Mark your calendar):
Sunday, October 21 – Youth Night 6-8:15pm
Monday, October 22 – Pizza Ranch Fundraiser 5-8pm
Sunday, November 4 – Youth Night 6-8:15pm
Sunday, November 11 – Iowa City Chapel Pasta Dinner (a.m.)
fundraiser-details to follow
Sunday, November 18 – Youth Night 6-8:15pm

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher Still Needed
We are still in need of a co-teacher for the preschool/kindergarten Sunday School class.  If you are able to help, please let me know. 

Christmas Program Set for Dec. 9
The Sunday School Christmas program is set for 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 9.  It will be followed by a soup supper.  All children and youth preschool through high school are welcome to participate.  If you are interested in co-directing the program, please let me know.  The children will start practicing their songs for the program on October 28, and parts will be handed out before Thanksgiving.

Upcoming Dates
Oct. 10 – Wednesday Night Bible Study, 7 p.m.
Oct. 21 – Children sing during worship
Dec. 9 – Children’s Christmas program

Julie Baumler

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS Noah and the Flood: Genesis 6:1-9:17; Story Bible p. 36
As our children studied the Bible account “Noah and the Flood” in Sunday School today, they considered God’s messages that He gave through the flood and the rainbow. God promises to provide a Savior to overcome sin and take its punishment for us. Parents could ask, “How do God’s promises give you comfort?”

NURSERY Volunteers are needed to staff the church nursery during the Sunday School hour. Two people are needed each Sunday. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex for Sundays through Nov. 11. Any questions, please contact Erica McConaughy. 

CHRIST’S LOVE IN ACTION AT WORK – MARSHALLTOWN OUTREACH At the July Voters’ meeting, it was asked if the Council would research any needs regarding the aftermath of the devastating F3 tornado that ripped through Marshalltown, IA leaving behind 89 homes and 7 businesses destroyed and another 525 homes severely damaged. It was approved to spend up to $5,000 out of our Outreach Fund. The Council is happy to report that we have been able to locate several needs, and $1,000 was sent to both Orphan Grain Train of Central Iowa and Redeemer Lutheran Church in Marshalltown to aid them in their efforts to serve those most in need. Keep up the great work St. Paul! 

CLERGY APPRECIATION October is recognized as Clergy Appreciation month. Greeting cards for the occasion are available in the card display in the Narthex.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Pay attention to signs of domestic violence among your friends, including bruises, isolation, and having to ask permission to do things or go places. Also know that women are at greatest risk of being killed by their violent partner when they file for divorce, obtain a protection order, or take other steps to end the relationship. Here’s how to help someone you know who is in a dangerous relationship: let them know you care and are ready to listen, help them make an appointment with an LFS counselor and give them the number of the Iowa Victim Service Call Center, available 24/7: 1-800-770-1650. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org).

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Family of Kelley Vezina, family of Francis Wolrab, Julie Christiansen, Gary Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Jan Behn, Marsha Light, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Joyce Conley, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, Jim Steinberg, 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, Melvin Orwell, Mary Alice Caraway, Feltz family, Malinda White, Roberto Sanchez, Tate Little, Greg Murphy, family of Megan Klaus

STATISTICS LAST WEEK

Sunday School: Adults: 8 Children: 17 Sunday Worship: 89
Wednesday Evening: na

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 3,279              Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:    $ 144,788            Goal: $149,175