Noteworthy News 5/19/19

 MINISTRY TO THE ARMED FORCES May 18 was Armed Forces Day, and May 27 is Memorial Day. An insert with information about the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces (as well as a donation envelope if you would like to give to this cause) is in your bulletin today. Please keep our nation’s military in your prayers.

 FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this Tuesday, May 21 at 12pm at the church. All are invited!

WEDNESDAY SERVICE Communion will be served at an Evening Prayer Service on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

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 this week. Please place items in the designated rooms. Parents/Adults: Please make sure children are accompanied by an adult if they are in the Sunday School wing prior to the garage sale in June. The Priscilla Guild would like to make sure all donated items remain in their designated rooms, and also some items may pose a safety risk to children. Thank you!

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

ALTAR FLOWERS There is a flower chart posted on the bulletin board for the remainder of the year.  If you would like to provide altar flowers, please sign your name and write the occasion for which the flowers are being provided.

BEST CHOICE UPC LABEL PROGRAM Just a reminder that the Priscilla Guild continues to collect Best Choice UPC bar codes (must have the bar code) for the Best Choice Save-A-Label fundraiser. Gary’s Foods in Mt. Vernon and Brother’s Market in Lisbon both carry this store brand. Cut out the UPC bar code, and place in the designated box in the church kitchen.


Thanks to our Sunday School Teachers and Nursery Volunteers!
It takes a lot of dedicated individuals to make the St. Paul Sunday School program happen.  Take a minute to thank these teachers and volunteers today.  We appreciate the sharing of your gifts with the congregation.

Preschool/Kindergarten: Sonya Sullivan, Brenda Bany, Kim Shultz
1st – 2nd Grade: Jessie Von Behren, Amanda Kahl
3rd – 4th Grade: Jill Hepker, Sue Lacy, C.J. Horan
Middle School: Sue Margheim, Mike Bany
High School : Jeff Adrian, Scott Baumler
Opening: Crysten Sanchez, Megan Johnson
Adult Bible Study: Pastor Hansen
Nursery: Erica McConoughey, Nicki Hanselman, Lorena Freiburger, Julie Golberg, Jane Shaw, Rebecca Hansen, Jenna Baumler

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:, 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
July 13 – Heritage Days Parade
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler


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

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 or call 319-848-4187. You can also get started on applying by submitting a summer service profile at, but be sure to put Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca down as your 1st camp preference!

 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 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Valentine’s Day isn’t the only day to show love to one another. How will you show love today? “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10 Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or

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, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, Mary Alice Caraway, Feltz family, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Jim Overmann, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner

Sun. School: Children: 13   Adults: 9   Worship Service: 93

Last Sunday: $ 3,566              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $69,547              Goal: $73,758