Noteworthy News 4/21/19

HAPPY EASTER! Easter breakfast will be served by our youth from 8:15am to 9am this morning, and the egg hunt for children will be at 9am. Second service is at 9:30am. 

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly Voter’s Assembly is scheduled for next 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.

COMMUNION will be celebrated at the 6:30pm Evening Prayer service this Wednesday, April 24. All are invited.

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 TODAY. 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.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR     

Join our Miraculous Mission VBS
Lift off for an intergalactic adventure, and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Just as the earth revolves around the sun, our faith revolves around God’s Word. Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission at St. Paul on the evenings of July 21-25.

Volunteer for VBS
As VBS volunteers, you will help kids discover God’s miraculous mission to save you, me, and the whole world!  Volunteers are needed to help plan, teach, and guide children to each station.  There is a volunteer signup on the table in the Narthex.  Please contact me or Brenda Bany if you have any questions about job responsibilities of the various volunteer positions.

Register for VBS
We are now collecting registrations for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade.  You can register online at the church website:  http://www.splcmv.org, or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in the Baumler mailbox.

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Upcoming Events:
MS Retreat at Camp, April 26-27

Sonya Sullivan

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. Pleas

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.  

IDE DISTRICT OFFICE POSITION OPENING The Iowa District East district office in Marion 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 http://www.lcmside.org, 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 sherry@lcmside.org 

MATTHEW 25 SPRING CELEBRATION at the Urban Farm (437 G Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids) will be Tuesday, April 30 from 4:30-6pm. This year’s event will be showcasing the beautiful changes that have happened on the Urban Farm in the last year. Appetizers and beverages will be served. RSVP at http://www.hub25.org/event/celebrate.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! If you haven’t already, consider taking time today to read the historic account of Christ’s Resurrection as a family. Take turns sharing what He has done for you and how His Resurrection has impacted your life. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3 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, Sherry Tobin, Susan Zell, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Jim Overmann, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, family of Ian Austin, family of Chris Andresen, family of Keith Karrr

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sun. School: Children: 19   Adult Bible Study: 10
Worship:  113   Holy Thursday Svc.:  51

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $  3,606            Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 51,216              Goal: $58,230