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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 email@example.com 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
Sunday School Curriculum Meeting on Wednesday
Join our Miraculous Mission VBS
Volunteer for VBS
Register for VBS
|NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR
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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
Last Sunday: $ 4,373 Goal: $ 3,882
This Year: $ 65,981 Goal: $69,876