Noteworthy News 4/14/19

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Holy Thursday Worship Service with communion, April 18, 6:30pm
Holy Friday Worship Service (Chief Service), April 19, 6:30pm
Holy Saturday: Vigil of Easter, April 20, 7:30pm
Easter Sunrise Service (communion) April 21, 7:00am
Easter Breakfast: April 21, 8:15-9am
Easter Egg Hunt: April 21, 9am
Easter Worship Service (Communion) April 21, 9:30am

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICE SPECIAL OFFERING Today we are taking a freewill offering for Lutheran Family Service. For information, please see the bulletin insert, or go to http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org. There is a donation basket in the Narthex.

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 TODAY. 

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this Tuesday, April at 16 noon at the church. All are welcome! 

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.

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly Voter’s Assembly is scheduled for Sunday, April 28 after the service.  Among the new business items are a set of initiatives being developed by the Elders’ Action Committee.  Included in this set of projects are items such as a Pastor’s Minute radio broadcast, print advertising, and a community service volunteer team.  Financial resources would come from Board – Outreach funds.  Please join us!  Oh, and did we mention there will be a potluck?! Reports for the meeting packet are due to Tracy by Wednesday, April 24.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

No Sunday School on Easter Sunday. 

Easter Egg Hunt
There will be an Easter egg hunt for the children following the Easter morning brunch – around 9 a.m.  We will have bags for the children to put their eggs in, or they may bring an Easter basket if they’d like.  All children are welcome to participate.  We will be stuffing the eggs on Thursday evening following the Holy Thursday service. If you are able to stay after the service to stuff eggs, your assistance would be appreciated. 

Upcoming Dates
April 21 – Easter, Egg hunt at 9 a.m.
July 21-25 – VBS

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR
The youth will be providing/serving the Easter breakfast next Sunday,  April 21.

Upcoming Events:
Easter Breakfast – April 21
MS Retreat at Camp, April 26-27

Sonya Sullivan

CPR/AED/FIRST AID There will be a cpr/aed/first aid refresher course here at St. Paul on Saturday, May 4 from 9-11am. Members of the MVL Ambulance Service will provide the training. Everyone is encouraged to attend, and nonmembers are welcome if you would like to bring a friend. There is no cost for the event. Sign up in the Narthex, or RSVP to Josh Randall (josrandall@outlook.com, 319-895-8861) by Thursday, April 18. Refreshments will be provided. 

RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES We will be recognizing high school and college graduates of the congregation on Sunday, May 12. If you have a graduate, please forward the following information to Tracy by May 6: Name, parents, birthdate, school graduating from, future plans.

TEA PARTY All are invited to an old-fashioned tea party on Saturday, June 1 at 2pm here at St. Paul. There will be food, fellowship and entertainment. Admission is a freewill donation. Please RSVP on the signup sheet in the Narthex by Sunday, May 19. Volunteers are needed for supplies, musical performances, and help with food preparation. Those signups are in the Narthex as well. There will be a planning meeting for the event (all women of the congregation) in the Church Library on Sunday, May 5 following the worship service. Contact Kay Hertzler, 455-2095 with any questions.

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. 

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.

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. 

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.

THANK YOU to the following who delivered meals for Meals on Wheels during the month of March: Julie Golberg, Dennis Uthof, Carol Moore, Jessie Von Behren, Carol Wulf, Lorena Freiburger 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Are you or is someone you know experiencing a season of difficulty? Remember that although our circumstances may change, God’s love never does. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 If you would like assistance walking through a difficult journey, Lutheran Family Service has compassionate counselors available to help. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 and/or this web address: LutheranFamilyService.org). 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Nicole Spiess, Gary Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, 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, family of John Petrick, family of Keith Karr

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sun. School: Children: 21   Young Families Bible Study: 10
Worship:  121    Wednesday Lenten Svc.: 44

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $  2,677              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 47,610              Goal: $54,348