Noteworthy News 3/31/19

CONGRATULATIONS to August Buchmueller who was welcomed into the membership of St. Paul through the recognition of baptism at our worship service this morning. Parents are Rev. Ryan and Marissa Buchmueller and sister, Bridget. 

MUFFINS FOR MITES Please join us in fellowship today as the Priscilla Guild sponsors “Muffins for Mites”. Your fellowship donations will go to support the continued mission work of the LWML. 

LENTEN MEALS AND SERVICES continue this week on Wednesday, April 3. The meal (freewill offering) is served from 5:15-6:15pm, and the Lenten worship service is at 6:30pm. 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.

SPRING CLEANING DAY There will be a church-wide outdoor spring cleanup day here at the church on Saturday, April 6. All participants are invited to the church for breakfast at 8am, and work will begin after that. Projects include: power washing church siding, tile and seed area on south side of lawn, edging sidewalk, raking, pruning, etc. Equipment needed: 2 power washers and splitter to run 2 water hoses from one spigot, edger, tools to trim tree. Contact Jim Kain for more information.

LWML SPRING ZONE RALLY Ladies, you all have April 6 outlined in red on your calendar so that you will be at the LWML Spring Rally at Trinity Lutheran Church in CR, right?  Please invite and encourage all the women in your congregation to come to the rally.  Registration is at 8:30am, and brunch is at 9am.  Featured speakers, Sue Hutchins and Leon Kroemer, will present “Living Beyond the Bars”.  “…For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all.” The Ingathering is for Trinity Lutheran School – donations (cash or check) to make upgrades to the technology infrastructure (computers). Signup sheet is in the Narthex.

CONFIRMATION will be celebrated at our worship service next Sunday, April 7. The two confirmands this year are Maddie Mccarty and Bryce Hepker. There will be a reception with cake during fellowship time that day. Confirmation cards are available in the card display in the Narthex. All cards are $1.

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

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

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Lenten Cross Project
Last week in Sunday School, the students started a project that we would like others from the congregation to join in on.  We’re inviting everyone from the congregation who would like to participate to decorate a cross (using crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.).  We have started a larger display cross using the individual crosses (check it out on the divider of Sonya’s office).  We have blank crosses on the table in the Narthex that you can take home, decorate, and bring back before Easter to add to the display.  Please put completed crosses in the Baumler mailbox. 

Easter Candy Needed
We are looking for a few donations of individually wrapped Easter candy – or other small child-safe items – to put in the eggs for the egg hunt on Easter morning.  If you are able to donate, please sign up on the sheet on the table in the Narthex.  You may place donations in the box in the Sunday School office by Sunday, April 14.

Upcoming Dates
April 3 – Holy Spirit Adult Bible Study, following Lenten service
April 21 – Easter, Egg hunt at 9 a.m.
July 21-25 – VBS

Julie Baumler

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS The Boy Jesus in the Temple: Luke 2:41-52; Story Bible pp. 290-292. In Sunday School today, the lesson was “The Boy Jesus in the Temple.” As a boy, Jesus was found in His Father’s house. In God’s house, I hear His Word, see that Jesus is my Savior, and receive His gifts of forgiveness and salvation. Because of sin, we are like Jesus’ parents and do not understand what God says to us. We don’t recognize who Jesus truly is—our Savior. Ask your children, “How does the Holy Spirit help identify who Jesus is?” 

ALTAR GUILD Volunteers are needed to help strip the altar on Holy Thursday, April 18 at the 6:30pm worship service. On Easter Sunday, April 21, volunteers are needed to help dress the altar at the early service (7am). Ten people are needed for each service. If you are able to help at either or both services, please sign up on the signup sheets in the Narthex, or talk to Lea Snedden. Thank you.

EASTER FLOWERS On Easter Sunday we will again be using Easter lilies, or any spring flower to adorn our altar.  Contact Rebecca Hansen or Gloria Krob if you wish to bring in your own flowers, and have please have them at the church no earlier than Sat., April 20. There are envelopes for monetary donations on the table in the Narthex. Place donations in the offering plate, and make checks out to the church with “Easter Flowers” in the memo line. Please have your monetary donations in by Sunday, April 14 (Palm Sunday).

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 (jeff_adrian@hotmail.com) 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.

LWR During April, the Priscilla Guild is collecting fleece tied blankets for Lutheran World Relief. You may provide the fleece: 58”-59” wide x 80” long, or you may make the blankets yourself. Please follow exact directions on the LWR table in the Narthex for making the blankets.

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.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Dale Maas, 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

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sun. School: Children: 15   Adults: 3
Worship:  81    Wednesday Lenten Svc.: 37

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $  3,066             Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 41,600              Goal: $46,584