Noteworthy News 3/3/19

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. 

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

LENT begins this Ash Wednesday, March 6 with a 6:30pm Divine Service with communion. Meals will be served before the 6:30pm Lenten services from 5:15pm to 6:15pm each Wednesday, March 6 through April 10 in the fellowship hall (freewill offering). The theme for the Lenten season is “Behold the Man!”. Accompanying devotionals for the season are on the table in the Narthex. There are also a few Lenten devotionals from Lutheran Hour Ministries on the table as well.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY The next monthly women’s Bible study will meet Saturday, March 9 at 10:30am at Cabin Coffee in Lisbon. All women are welcome!

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, March 13. People are needed to provide food (brownies, bars, cookies) and also prepare, transport and serve the meal. There are signup sheets on the table in the Narthex.

FELLOWSHIP Volunteers are needed to provide/serve fellowship for March 17 (cutoff to sign up is March 10) and March 24 (cutoff to sign up is March 17). Signup is on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall. 

MEALS ON WHEELS Volunteers are needed to help deliver meals for the Meals on Wheels program. St. Paul is one of several churches in town that helps deliver meals from SE Linn Comm. Center to shut-ins in the Mt. Vernon area. Each church delivers meals 2-3 months of the year. Meals are delivered Monday through Friday (no holidays), and in the case that school is cancelled and/or bad weather, meals are not delivered. To volunteer or for more information, contact Lorena Freiburger at 319-929-2304. 


Middle School
TONIGHT – Youth Night, 5-7pm

High School
March 3 – Youth Night, 6-8:15pm

The middle and high school youth will prepare and serve the meal on Wednesday, March 6 before the Ash Wednesday service.  Please have youth plan to arrive at 4:30 that evening.  The other Wednesdays we will be doing the Lenten meal are March 13, April 3 and April 10.  Please see Sonya if you have any questions.

Sonya Sullivan


As you start to think about your summer plans, make sure you save the evenings of July 21-25 for our Miraculous Mission VBS!  It’s  not too early to   think about  volunteering.  If you already know you would like to volunteer at VBS, please talk to me and I will reserve your spot.

Julie Baumler

CONGRATULATIONS to Rev. Ryan & Marissa Buchmueller on the birth of their son, August Edward Ferdinand Buchmueller, born Feb. 26 weighing 7 lbs. 4 oz and measuring 18.5”. Big sister Bridget is very excited! 

LWR KITS Continuing through March, the Priscilla Guild is collecting all items for personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief. There is a list of items needed by the donation basket near the church entry doors. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

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 May. Any questions, please contact Erica McConaughy. 

CHURCH WEBSITE Please remember to check out our church website from time to time at It has recently been redone to be more user friendly. 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 Registration for summer camp at Io-Dis-E-Ca is now open! The theme for this year’s camp is “By Faith – Galatians 2:20”. Head on over to the camp’s newly updated website at, and click on the Summer Camp tab for information on all of the camps and to register.  You can register by completing the online registration process or by downloading a registration form and submitting that. There are also paper registration form in the Narthex at the church.

ST. PAUL’S LUTH. CHAPEL IOWA CITY VARIETY SHOW The annual “Variety! An Evening of Talented Performers and Delectable Desserts”, will be at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City (2301 E. Court St.) on Saturday, March 30 at 7pm. The event is presented by St. Paul’s Chapel in Iowa City, and proceeds go to the annual trip to the LCMS National Campus Ministry Conference. Order tickets by email at Students from the Chapel are here TODAY selling tickets before and after the worship service.

 BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES  Did You Know: A cloud can weigh more than a million pounds! It’s hard to imagine that something so light and fluffy looking could weigh that much. Spending time outdoors can really get us thinking about God’s magnificent creation. When was the last time you went on a walk or hike to enjoy God’s handiwork? “The heavens declare the glory of God; the skies proclaim the work of his hands.” Psalm 19:1 Take some time this week to get outside and consider all that God has created. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 and/or this web address:

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Jenna Baumler, Kim Shultz, Gary Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, Jim Steinberg, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Sue Larson, Richard Blanton, Rev. David Renfro, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Wynona Olson, John Eriksen, Pat Allard, Mary Alice Caraway, Feltz family, Tate Little, Greg Murphy, Laura Hulsebus, Sherry Tobin, Susan Zell, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Jim Overmann, Mike Moore, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Mike Slade, Jack Wagner, birth of August Buchmueller

Sun. School: Children: 22   Adult Sunday School: 8
Worship: 79   Wednesday Evening: 10

Last Sunday: $  2,906              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 26,483              Goal: $31,056