Noteworthy News 10/21/18

BAPTISM Congratulations to David Irenei Hansen who was welcomed into the Lord’s family through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at our worship service this morning. Parents are Rev. Sean and Rebecca, siblings James, Sophia, Audrey, Stephen, and William.

NEWSLETTER Information for the November newsletter is due to Tracy TODAY. Thanks!

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

OPEN HOUSE A 70th birthday celebration for Jane Shaw will be held Saturday, Oct. 27 from 4-7pm at the Regal Crown in Lisbon. Dinner will be served, music will be played by Blake, and memories will be made! Please RSVP to Tonya at shaw_tonya@gmail.com or 917-686-7342. All are welcome! 

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

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 the end of the year. Any questions, please contact Erica McConaughy.

TERRI LYNN NUTS You may preorder your Terri Lynn nuts and candies again this year. Order forms are on the table in the Narthex. Please place the order form along with payment in the order folder in the Narthex by Sunday, October 28. Make checks payable to the Priscilla Guild. Contact Susan Adrian for more information. 

SUNDAY SCHOOL Abraham’s Visitors from Heaven: Genesis 18:1–15; 21:1–7; Story Bible p. 54. This week in Sunday School, students studied, “Abraham’s Visitors from Heaven.” While Abraham received his visitors graciously, they brought more grace to him than he and Sarah could imagine. As a family, discuss, “How does God brings us more grace than we can imagine or expect?” 

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

BUTTER BRAIDS The Higher Things youth are selling Butter Braids through TODAY. See a youth to place your order, or there is an order form on the cubicle in the Narthex.

PIZZA RANCH FUNDRAISER The Middle School and High School youth will be having a fundraiser at Pizza Ranch (2450 Westdale Dr. SW in Cedar Rapids) on Monday, Oct. 22 (tomorrow) from 5-8pm. Pick up a flyer in the Narthex or show it on your phone, and 15% of your purchase goes to the St. Paul youth. Come join us for dinner! 

Middle School Upcoming Events (Mark your calendar):
TONIGHT – 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):
TONIGHT – 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 fundraiser (a.m.)
Sunday, November 18 – Youth Night 6-8:15pm

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR 

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.  Please let Megan Johnson or me know by Nov. 4 if your children/youth will be participating in the program so we can assign parts.  The children will start practicing their songs for the program next Sunday, and parts will be handed out before Thanksgiving.

Upcoming Dates
Oct. 24 – Wednesday Night Bible Study, 7pm
Dec. 2 – Family Advent activity & movie
Dec. 9 – Children’s Christmas program

Julie Baumler

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! 

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.

CAMP FALL WORKDAY at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca will be Saturday, November 3 from 9am to 4pm. The plan is to do some repairs, renovations, and landscaping at the Tree Village. We may also work on the campfire pit behind the Omega Lodge. Lunch is provided. Let Paul (site manager) know you’re coming by emailing sitemanager@iodiseca.org.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Every marriage – even the strongest – will experience times of discord. It’s normal to not be happy and to not feel “in love” all the time. Certainly, work to fix your marriage when it breaks, but also remember to perform regular wellness checkups to assure that it stays strong and healthy. LFS counselors who share your faith and values are here to help with both. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org).

PRAYERS THIS WEEK 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, Mary Alice Caraway, Feltz family, Malinda White, Roberto Sanchez, Tate Little, Greg Murphy, family of Jim Skow, Norman Kuddes, family of Rev. Kevin Hastings, marriage of Jayson McCarty and Brandi Davis, praise for birth of David Hansen

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday School: Children: 16 Adults: na
Sunday Worship: 78     Wednesday Evening: 18

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 3,026              Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:    $ 153,301            Goal: $156,825