Noteworthy News 3/17/19

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this Tuesday, March 19 at 12 noon at the church. All are invited! 

LENTEN MEALS AND SERVICES continue this week on Wednesday, March 20. The meal (freewill offering) is served from 5:15-6:15pm, and the Lenten worship service is at 6:30pm (communion will be celebrated at the March 20 service). Midweek classes and the Wednesday evening adult Bible study will meet after the service. The theme for the Lenten season is “Behold the Man!”. Accompanying devotionals for the season are on the table in the Narthex.

FELLOWSHIP Thank you to the Hertzlers for providing/serving fellowship today.  Volunteers are needed to provide/serve fellowship next Sunday, March 24 (cutoff to sign up is TODAY). Signup is on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall.

PRISCILLA GUILD LENTEN MEAL The Priscilla Guild will be providing the Lenten meal on Wednesday, March 27. Signup sheets are on the table in the Narthex.

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.

CAMPERSHIPS The St. Paul Priscilla Guild is offering campership funds to youth of the congregation for summer church camp. Camperships are not based on need. They are a “thank you” for all the support the congregation gives to the Priscilla Guild. If you are interested, please contact Susan Adrian ( with requests by May 15.

PRISCILLA GUILD ANNUAL GARAGE SALE will be SATURDAY, JUNE 15 this year (a change from previous years). You may start putting donation items in the Sunday School wing following the last day of Sunday School on Sunday, May 19.


The youth will serve the Lenten meal on the following remaining Wednesdays: April 3 and April 10. Please have youth plan to arrive at 4:30 those evenings. Please see Sonya if you have any questions.

The youth will be providing/serving the Easter breakfast on April 21. More information to come.

Upcoming Events:
MS & SH Youth Night – April 7
MS Retreat at Camp, April 26-27

Sonya Sullivan


We will resume Sunday School on March 24.

Upcoming Dates
March 20 – Holy Spirit Adult Bible Study, following Lenten service
March 24 –Sunday School
July 21-25 – VBS

Julie Baumler

COMMUNITY DRIVERS St. Paul is considering offering a free driving service to our community to help those less fortunate get to doctor appointments, the grocery store, etc. If you would be interested in being a driver periodically (possibly a half day every week or every other week), please sign up in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf 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.

THANK YOU to all who provided food, served, or helped in any way with the Mission of Hope noon meal this past Wednesday.

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

 LHM ANNUAL CONVENTION Lutheran Hour Ministries will be holding its annual convention on Saturday, April 13 at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca. The guest speaker will be Dr. Beverly K. Yahnke presenting about depression. All are invited. The event will run from 8:30am to 4pm, and the cost is $18 which includes a noon meal and snacks. More information and registration forms are on the table in the Narthex. Registration deadline is April 6.

 IDE DISTRICT OFFICE POSITION OPENING The Iowa District East district office is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Communications/Events/Technology Coordinator.  Interested applicants may obtain a copy of the job description on the table in the Narthex, on the district website at, or by contacting Sherry Brendes at 319-373-2112 with questions.  Please submit your resume and cover letter to:  Sherry Brendes, Iowa District East-LCMS, 1100 Blairs Ferry Road, Marion, IA 52302, or via e-mail to

 BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: The first day of spring is just around the corner—March 20th! Are you ready? With the changes of the seasons comes new life, blossoms, and a multitude of color instead of the shades of grey, black and white of winter. Springtime provides a very good visual representation of the change that Christ makes in our hearts. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17. As you observe the changes in seasons, consider also what changes He has made in your heart, and rejoice! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 and/or this web address:

PRAYERS THIS WEEK 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, 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, Jack Wagner, congregation members and all on Vietnam mission trip

Sun. School: Children: 13   Adults: 8
Worship: 73   Wednesday Lenten Svc.: 40

Last Sunday: $  3,478              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 34,518              Goal: $38,820