Noteworthy News 5/12/19

HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY Today the youth would like to honor all women of the congregation for the role that they’ve played in motherhood, whether that be mother, grandmother, aunt, cousin, special friend or caring woman. We appreciate all you do. The youth will be handing out flowers after the service. God’s blessings on this special day! 

GRADUATE RECOGNITION Today we recognize high school and college graduates of our congregation. Please see the bulletin insert for more information. Congratulations, graduates!

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 May the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well. 

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.

TEA PARTY The tea party scheduled for June 1 has been postponed at this time.

GREETING CARDS Graduation cards are now available in the card display in the Narthex. Cards cost $1 each, and proceeds go to the youth groups.

COUNSELORS NEEDED Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca is still looking to hire both male and female summer camp counselors. Camp counselors serve as Christian role models and teachers, activity leaders, and mentors for our campers. Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca is interested in either summer-long staff (June 1-Aug 3), and/or staff for just July-August 3. For more information, email director@iodiseca.org or call 319-848-4187. You can also get started on applying by submitting a summer service profile at www.nloma.org, but be sure to put Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca down as your 1st camp preference!

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Celebration Breakfast on May 19
We hope that you can join us in celebrating the end of the year with a breakfast on Sunday, May 19 at 8:15 a.m.  The breakfast will take the place of Sunday School that day.  All members are invited to attend.  Breakfast casseroles will be provided.  Families are asked to bring a side dish or baked good to share.  If you would like to bring a breakfast casserole, please let me know.

Sunday School Curriculum Meeting on Wednesday
We will be having a meeting on Wednesday, May 15 at 6:30 p.m. for current Sunday School teachers and everyone interested in learning more about a potential new curriculum series.  All are welcome to hear about the new curriculum from Concordia Publishing House and to discuss whether or not we would like to adopt it at St. Paul next fall.  Go to https://teachthefaith.cph.org/enduring-faith/bible-curriculum for a sneak peek.  Attending the meeting does not commit you to teach in the fall. 

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 sign-up 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.

Upcoming Dates
May 15 – Sunday School Teachers’ meeting, 6:30 p.m.
May 19 – End-of-the-Year Celebration Breakfast, 8:15 a.m.
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

High school youth upcoming events:
End-of-Year High School Youth (Welcome new High Schoolers)
Tuesday, May 28, 6pm (Location TBA) More info to come via email. 

Middle School Youth upcoming events:
End –of–Year Middle School Youth Event (Step-up day for fifth graders) Thursday, June 6 – more details to come.

Save the Date:
Adventureland, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.  More information to come.

Sonya Sullivan

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael: John 1:43–51; Story Bible pp. 304-306. Today in Sunday School, we studied the calling of Jesus’ first disciples with “Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael.” In Jesus, access to heaven is given to all who believe. You might discuss, “How did Philip and Nathanael know that Jesus was the Christ? How do we learn that Jesus is the Christ?” 

EVANGUARD “A Camp on Biblical Masculinity” will be held at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca from June 9 at 5pm to June 12 at 1pm. This is for all men and boys 8 years and older. See details on the flyer in the Narthex. Register at evanguard.godaddysites.com. 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: God gave woman a special gift–the ability to carry new life within her own body. Psalm 139:13 says, “You knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” It is good that we have a day set aside specifically in honor of motherhood. In a world where human life in the womb is at risk of being aborted, we can encourage girls and young women, sharing with them the immense joy and honor of being a mother. To all our moms…thanks for who you are and all you do. Happy Mother’s Day! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris 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, Pat Allard, Mary Alice Caraway, Feltz family, Tate Little, Greg Murphy, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Jim Overmann, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, Merna McClain, family of Micalla Rettinger 

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sun. School: Children: 14   Young Families Bible Study: 7
Worship Service: 64

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 4,373               Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 65,981              Goal: $69,876