Noteworthy News 6/16/19

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all the fathers in our congregation! Youth will pass out cookies for men after the worship service.

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck on Tuesday, June 18 at 12pm at the church. All are welcome!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are needed to provide/serve fellowship next Sunday, June 23. Signup is on the wall near the counter in fellowship hall. The cutoff to sign up is TODAY.

THANK YOU to all who helped in any way with the Mission of Hope meal this past Wednesday. Also, thank you to everyone who donated items, provided food or worked at the annual Priscilla Guild garage sale yesterday.

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. 

ACH OF TITHES & OFFERINGS Now that summer is here, 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!

FLOOD RELIEF The Iowa District West communities of Glenwood and Pacific Junction are in need of flood relief. See the information posted on the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex. If you would like to donate money to the IDW Disaster Relief Fund, go to http://www.iowadistrictwest.org or send a check to IDW-Flood Relief, 409 Kenyon Rd., Suite B, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. 

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.

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 lead songs, lead the Bible Challenge (do science experiments and reinforce the memory verse), guide children between stations, and take photos.  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. Please register by June 23, if possible, so we can order t-shirts and ensure that we have adequate supplies. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS – There is a stack of VBS invitation postcards on the table in the Narthex. Take what you need, and share them with friends, family and neighbors.

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. 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 1st and 2nd chapter on the table in the Narthex to read prior to our study Wednesday. 

Upcoming Dates
June 19 – 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 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 lunch and incidentals (approximately $15) Dinner will be covered by the youth fund. 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

COLORADO PEACHES St. John’s Lutheran Church LCMS in Monticello is taking orders for fresh Colorado peaches. There are order forms on the table in the Narthex. Peaches will arrive in early August. 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: Whoa…are you ready? June 18th is International Picnic Day! When was the last time you shared a picnic lunch in the park with someone you love? Picnics are a simple way to create memories with your loved ones. Since today is Father’s Day, consider packing some of Dad’s favorite foods and celebrate him. Happy Father’s Day to all our dads and granddads! 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, Jean White, family of Florence Hill, family of Larry Sproston 

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Worship Service:  70

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $  3,300              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 80,333              Goal: $89,286