WELCOME PASTOR B! Rev. Ryan Buchmueller has accepted our call to serve here at St. Paul as Assistant to the Pastor, and his installation was during our worship service this morning. Cake will be served during fellowship time today to celebrate his installation. Pastor Buchmueller’s contact information: email@example.com, phone 319-249-1387.
FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 12pm here at the church. All are invited!
THANKSGIVING We will have a Thanksgiving Eve worship service with communion this Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 6:30pm. There will not be Midweek or adult Bible study that evening. The church office will be closed Nov. 22 and Nov. 23.
OLD CREAMERY THEATER SHOW Josh and Olivia Randall are hoping to have a group to go to “Away in the Basement: A Church Basement Ladies Christmas” at the Old Creamery Theater in Amana this Christmas season. They went with a group last year, and it was a lot of fun! Possible dates are Fri., Dec. 7 or Fri., Dec. 14. The plan would be for all to meet for supper before the show at 5:30/5:45 at one of the restaurants in Amana, and then attend the 7:30pm show. Tickets are normally $31.50, but the cost for a group of 15 or more is $27.50. Please let Olivia or Josh know if you are interested and which date would work best for you by this Wed., Nov. 21. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org, 895-8861.
DECORATE CHURCH We will be decorating the church for the Christmas season on Monday, Nov. 26 from 6-9pm. All congregation members are invited to help.
LIVING NATIVITY We will once again have our living nativity as part of Mt. Vernon’s Uptown Magical Night event on Thursday, November 29 at the gazebo in Memorial Park. Performances will be at 6:15 & 7:00 p.m. Volunteers are needed to help take roles or sing with the choir again this year. Rehearsal will be next Sunday, Nov. 25 at the church at 6:30pm. Volunteers are also needed to provide cookies and help serve refreshments at the Visitors’ Center. We are still in need of a narrator and someone to portray Joseph in the performances. A narrator will need to have a strong speaking voice (contact Sonya for details). There are signup sheets on the table in the Narthex. For more information, please speak to Sonya Sullivan.
|NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR
Young Families Bible Study – Dec. 2
Family Advent Activity
Christmas Program Update
Youth Musicians Wanted for Christmas Program
Caroling – Dec. 16
|NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR
Middle School Upcoming Events (Mark your calendar):
High School Upcoming Events (Mark your calendar):
Annual Higher Things youth bake sale will be Sunday, December 9.
Butter Braids are here! If you placed an order, your braids are in the chest freezer in the back. Please take them home today!
SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS November 18 – Jacob’s Dream: Genesis 27:41–28:22; Story Bible p. 71. Our children studied “Jacob’s Dream” in Sunday School today, a story that shows God renewing His promise to bless all people through Jacob’s family. God kept His promise by giving Jesus to be our Savior. Your family could discuss, “What reminders does God give us of His promises to us?”
TERRI LYNN nuts and candies are here. Prices are marked on the bags/boxes. Place payment in the wooden lock box. Make checks payable to St. Paul Priscilla Guild. Proceeds go toward missions.
POINSETTIAS Once again we are accepting monetary donations to purchase poinsettias for the church for Christmas. Please make checks payable to St. Paul with “flowers” in the memo line. Please place donations in the envelope in the secretary’s office by Sunday, Dec. 9.
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.
PRAYER CHAIN Here at St. Paul we have an email prayer chain. There will be a sheet in the Narthex through the end of the year. If you would like to be added, please write your name and email on the sheet, or if you would like to be removed, please cross off your name. Any questions, please contact Tracy.
SNOW REMOVAL If you would be interested in helping out with snow removal at the church this winter, please contact Josh Randall (email@example.com), 895-8861
PRAYERS THIS WEEK Julie Christiansen, Gary Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Virginia Kurtz, Mike Bonnstetter, Jan Behn, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Joyce Conley, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, Jim Steinberg, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Sue Larson, Richard Blanton, Beverly Moore, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Wynona Olson, John Eriksen, Carolyn Dillman, Pat Allard, Mary Alice Caraway, Feltz family, Malinda White, Tate Little, Greg Murphy, Jared Blinks, Lori Randall, family & friends of Marsha Light
STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sun. School: Children: 11 Adults: 9 Sun. Worship: 82 Wed. Evening: 14
Last Sunday: $ 3,549 Goal: $ 3,825
This Year: $171,530 Goal: $172,125