Noteworthy News 6/2/19

FOOD PANTRY The first Sunday of every month is Food Pantry Sunday. Donations received on this day go to benefit the Southeast Linn Comm. Center Food Pantry. Be sure to pick up an envelope in the Narthex and place your donation in the offering plate during worship. 

WEDNESDAY SERVICE We will have an Evening Prayer service with communion this Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30pm. All are welcome. 

NATIONAL OFFERING This summer in July, elected delegates representing congregations and circuits will gather as brothers and sisters in Christ in Tampa, Florida around the 2019 LCMS Convention theme Joy:fully Lutheran. All LCMS congregations, including ours, are invited to participate in the Synod’s National Offering, a special ingathering to support the mission of our Synod in the years following this convention. Next Sunday, June 9 is designated at National Offering Sunday. On that day there will be inserts in the bulletin with more information and payment options if you would like to give.

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be supplying/serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, June 12. Signups for food/serving are in the Narthex. 

PRISCILLA GUILD ANNUAL GARAGE SALE will be SATURDAY, JUNE 15 this year (a change from previous years). Please place donated items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing. (NO TVs PLEASE) Signups for food/workers are in the Narthex.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are needed to provide/serve fellowship on June 16 & 23. Signup is on the wall near the counter in fellowship hall. The cutoff to sign up is one week prior.

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.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! 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
We still need volunteers!!!  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. Please register by June 23, if possible, so we can order t-shirts and ensure that we have adequate supplies.

VBS Supplies Needed
We need a couple of items listed below to help with decorating for VBS.  If you can donate these, please place in the Sunday School office.  Large cardboard can be placed in the library: Christmas lights with white cord and white lights – both single bulb or icicle lights are good – please mark with your name to return after VBS; Large cardboard boxes/sheets of cardboard – appliance boxes are ideal

Summer Adult Bible Study: “The Life You Crave”, Wed. at 6:30pm
Do you ever wonder what your next step should be? If there is more to life? Do you crave something better?  More than security or wealth success or popularity, what we really need is to be loved, to matter. God offers us grace. Pure, lavish, unending grace. Discover the life you crave. Join us for the adult Bible study on Wednesday evenings this summer beginning on June 12.  We will be using the book The Life You Crave by Michael W. Newman.  The plan is to begin at 6:30pm except on the evenings where there is Evening Prayer service.  On those evenings, we will start following the prayer service (around 7pm). If you’d like to join us, grab a copy of the first chapter on the table in the Narthex to read prior to our first study.

Upcoming Dates
June 12 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30pm
July 13 – Heritage Days Parade
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Middle School Youth upcoming event:
End–of–Year Middle School Youth Event (this includes current 4th graders) Thursday, June 6. We will get together at 10 am at the church for acolyte training with an event to follow.  Youth will need to bring a sack lunch.  Event to be determined.  Followed by Dairy Queen.

Middle School and High School Youth (5th grade and up, 2019-2020 school year):
Adventureland on Wednesday, June 19th. We will leave at 8am from St. Paul and return in the evening. Bring money for food (both lunch and supper–approximately $30) and incidentals. Do not let money be a deterrent from attending! We will cover anyone who needs it. **I will need some adult chaperones and drivers (depending on how many youth are coming).**

Sonya Sullivan

GREETING CARDS Father’s Day cards are now available in the greeting card display in the Narthex. Cost is $1.00 per card, and proceeds go to the St. Paul youth.

ACH OF TITHES & OFFERINGS With summer approaching, wouldn’t it be nice to have your church offering given even if you are unable to attend church on a Sunday? Electronic giving is convenient for you and provides consistency for our church. Transfers will be initiated by St. Paul through Mount Vernon Bank & Trust on the 15th and the 30th of the month with a $10 minimum offering amount required. The service is free of charge to members and to St. Paul. Forms are on the table in the Narthex and can be returned to the Treasurer. Sign up today! 

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. 

LUMC INVITATIONAL All are invited to the Lisbon United Methodist Church Women’s annual invitational on Thursday, June 20 at 1:30pm at the church. Pastor Karen Nelson will be speaking on simplicity and how it affects our daily lives. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Wendy Johnson at johnsonwendy725@gmail.com or call or text 319-551-1428. 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Looking for an inexpensive date idea with your spouse? Pick a night this week. Explore a new town, enjoy a game night, or volunteer together at a nearby charity, school or nursing home. Enjoy making memories together! 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, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, David Feltz, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, family of Kelsey Bennett Knoke

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Worship Service:  64

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $   1,464             Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 73,397              Goal: $81,522