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.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

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:  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
July 13 – Heritage Days Parade
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

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!

 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 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 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, Mary Alice Caraway, Feltz family, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Jim Overmann, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sun. School: Children: 13   Adults: 9   Worship Service: 93

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

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

Noteworthy News 5/5/19

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. 

PASTOR OUT OF OFFICE Pastor will be out of the office until Monday, May 13. In case of emergency during this time, please contact Pastor Buchmueller at 417-380-4299 (this is his cell so you can reach him even when he’s working at Mercy, and he will help you as he is able). Or you may call Tracy during office hours at 895-8772 or cell 319-826-4435. 

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY The next monthly women’s Bible study will be Saturday, May 11 at 10:30am at Cabin Coffee in Lisbon. All are invited. This will be the last study until fall (break for summer). Contact Gloria Krob for more information. 

RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES We will be recognizing high school and college graduates of the congregation on Sunday, May 12. If you have a graduate, please forward the following information to Tracy by May 6: name, parents, birthdate, school graduating from, future plans.

TEA PARTY All are invited to an old-fashioned tea party on Saturday, June 1 at 2pm here at St. Paul. There will be food, fellowship and entertainment. Admission is a freewill donation. Please RSVP on the signup sheet in the Narthex by Sunday, May 19. Volunteers are needed for supplies, musical performances, and help with food preparation. Those signups are in the Narthex as well. There will be a planning meeting for the event (all women of the congregation) in the Church Library on Sunday, May 5 following the worship service. Contact Kay Hertzler, 455-2095 with any questions.

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.

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.

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 for Fall 2019
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! 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. 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. Registration for VBS is now open. 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 and Middle School Youth:
Youth Night
TONIGHT, 5-7pm (We will have middle school and high school combined.  We will have a devotion first then finish tying the two remaining blankets.  Followed by dinner and games.)

High school youth upcoming events:
End-of-Year High School Youth (Welcome new High Schoolers)
Thursday, May 23, 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 The Temptation of Jesus: Luke 4:1-13; Story Bible pp. 300-302. Today in Sunday School, the children studied “The Temptation of Jesus.” Like us, Jesus was tempted by Satan to sin. Yet, for us, He overcame all temptation because we cannot. In your family discussions, consider asking, “How are we tempted to rely on ourselves and trust in our powers?” 

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. 

ALTAR FLOWERS There is a flower chart for the remainder of 2019 posted on the bulletin board in the church Narthex. If you would like to provide altar flowers, please sign your name, and write the occasion for which the flowers are being provided. (or no special occasion needed to provide flowers)

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

SPRING CLEANUP AT CAMP The annual spring cleanup day at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca will be Saturday, May 11, 2019 beginning at 8am. The main focus will be doing general outdoor cleanup around the camp and cleaning out two cabins for an upcoming event. Workers may bring any outdoor tools, and work gloves are recommended. Contact sitemanager@iodiseca.org or call 319-848-4187 for more information. 

LWML TASTING LUNCHEON The annual event will be Friday, May 17 from 11am-12:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. Advance tickets are $12 or may be purchased at the door for $14. For tickets and more information, contact Alice Hoffmeier (319) 365-8586 or Heidi Baumert (319) 389-8809.

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, John Eriksen, Mary Alice Caraway, David Feltz, 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  Adults: Worship Service: 76

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 3,564               Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 61,108              Goal: $65,994

Noteworthy News 4/28/19

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly Voter’s Assembly/potluck is TODAY after the service.  Among the new business items are a set of initiatives being developed by the Elders’ Action Committee.  Included in this set of projects are items such as a Pastor’s Minute radio broadcast, print advertising, and a community service volunteer team (action committee project info packet on the table in the Narthex).  Financial resources would come from Board – Outreach funds.  Please join us!

MEN’S BREAKFAST will be next Saturday, May 4 at 8am at the church. All are invited. Contact Jeff Adrian for more information.

RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES We will be recognizing high school and college graduates of the congregation on Sunday, May 12. If you have a graduate, please forward the following information to Tracy by May 6: name, parents, birthdate, school graduating from, future plans.

TEA PARTY All are invited to an old-fashioned tea party on Saturday, June 1 at 2pm here at St. Paul. There will be food, fellowship and entertainment. Admission is a freewill donation. Please RSVP on the signup sheet in the Narthex by Sunday, May 19. Volunteers are needed for supplies, musical performances, and help with food preparation. Those signups are in the Narthex as well. There will be a planning meeting for the event (all women of the congregation) in the Church Library on Sunday, May 5 following the worship service. Contact Kay Hertzler, 455-2095 with any questions.

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. 

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

High School and Middle School Youth:
Youth Night
Sunday, May 5, 5-7 pm (We will have middle school and high school combined.  We will have a devotion first then finish tying the two remaining blankets.  Followed by dinner and games.)

High school youth upcoming events:
End-of-Year High School Youth (Welcome new High Schoolers)
Thursday, May 23, 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

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR 

Young Families Bible Study on May 5
We will continue our Bible study for young families next Sunday, May 5.  We meet at the same time as Sunday School (8:15-9:15). Parents are welcome to bring infants and there is a nursery for children under 3. This year we are focusing on developing Godly character in our children.

Join our Miraculous Mission VBS
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. Volunteers are needed to help plan, teach, and guide children to each station.  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. Registration for VBS is now open. 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 5 – Young Families Bible Study, 8:15 a.m.
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

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS The Baptism of Jesus: Luke 3:15-22; Story Bible pp. 297-299.  “The Baptism of Jesus” is the Bible story taught in Sunday School today. God sent the Holy Spirit at Jesus’ Baptism, announcing that Jesus was God’s Son. At our Baptism, God makes us His children through the work of the Holy Spirit. Let your children tell you the dramatic events of this story. 

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. 

ALTAR FLOWERS There is a flower chart for the remainder of 2019 posted on the bulletin board in the church Narthex. If you would like to provide altar flowers, please sign your name, and write the occasion for which the flowers are being provided. (or no special occasion needed to provide flowers)

SPRING CLEANUP AT CAMP The annual spring cleanup day at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca will be Saturday, May 11, 2019 beginning at 8am. The main focus will be doing general outdoor cleanup around the camp and cleaning out two cabins for an upcoming event. Workers may bring any outdoor tools, and work gloves are recommended. Contact sitemanager@iodiseca.org or call 319-848-4187 for more information.

IDE DISTRICT OFFICE POSITION OPENING The Iowa District East district office in Marion is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Communications/Events/Technology Coordinator. Interested applicants may obtain a copy of the job description on the table in the Narthex, on the district website at http://www.lcmside.org, or by contacting Sherry Brendes at 319-373-2112 with questions.  Please submit your resume and cover letter to:  Sherry Brendes, Iowa District East-LCMS, 1100 Blairs Ferry Road, Marion, IA 52302, or via e-mail to sherry@lcmside.org.

LWML TASTING LUNCHEON The annual event will be Friday, May 17 from 11am-12:30pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids. Advance tickets are $12 or may be purchased at the door for $14. For tickets and more information, contact Alice Hoffmeier (319) 365-8586 or Heidi Baumert (319) 389-8809. 

MATTHEW 25 SPRING CELEBRATION at the Urban Farm (437 G Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids) will be Tuesday, April 30 from 4:30-6pm. This year’s event will be showcasing the beautiful changes that have happened on the Urban Farm in the last year. Appetizers and beverages will be served. RSVP at http://www.hub25.org/event/celebrate.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary 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 Ian Austin, family of Chris Andresen, family of Keith Karr

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sun. School: Children: na   Adult Bible Study: na Holy Friday: 48  Easter Vigil: 19  Easter Sunrise: 99 Easter 9:30: 62   Wed. Evening: 10

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 4,498             Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $57,544              Goal: $62,112

Noteworthy News 4/21/19

HAPPY EASTER! Easter breakfast will be served by our youth from 8:15am to 9am this morning, and the egg hunt for children will be at 9am. Second service is at 9:30am. 

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly Voter’s Assembly is scheduled for next Sunday, April 28 after the service.  Among the new business items are a set of initiatives being developed by the Elders’ Action Committee.  Included in this set of projects are items such as a Pastor’s Minute radio broadcast, print advertising, and a community service volunteer team.  Financial resources would come from Board – Outreach funds.  Please join us!  Oh, and did we mention there will be a potluck?! Reports for the meeting packet are due to Tracy by Wednesday, April 24.

COMMUNION will be celebrated at the 6:30pm Evening Prayer service this Wednesday, April 24. All are invited.

CPR/AED/FIRST AID There will be a cpr/aed/first aid refresher course here at St. Paul on Saturday, May 4 from 9-11am. Members of the MVL Ambulance Service will provide the training. Everyone is encouraged to attend, and nonmembers are welcome if you would like to bring a friend. There is no cost for the event. Sign up in the Narthex, or RSVP to Josh Randall (josrandall@outlook.com, 319-895-8861) by TODAY. Refreshments will be provided. 

RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES We will be recognizing high school and college graduates of the congregation on Sunday, May 12. If you have a graduate, please forward the following information to Tracy by May 6: name, parents, birthdate, school graduating from, future plans.

TEA PARTY All are invited to an old-fashioned tea party on Saturday, June 1 at 2pm here at St. Paul. There will be food, fellowship and entertainment. Admission is a freewill donation. Please RSVP on the signup sheet in the Narthex by Sunday, May 19. Volunteers are needed for supplies, musical performances, and help with food preparation. Those signups are in the Narthex as well. There will be a planning meeting for the event (all women of the congregation) in the Church Library on Sunday, May 5 following the worship service. Contact Kay Hertzler, 455-2095 with any questions.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR     

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 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.

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Upcoming Events:
MS Retreat at Camp, April 26-27

Sonya Sullivan

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 April, the Priscilla Guild is collecting fleece tied blankets for Lutheran World Relief. You may provide the fleece: 58”-59” wide x 80” long, or you may make the blankets yourself. Pleas

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. 

COMMUNITY DRIVERS St. Paul is considering offering a free driving service to our community to help those less fortunate get to doctor appointments, the grocery store, etc. If you would be interested in being a driver periodically (possibly a half day every week or every other week), please sign up in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.  

IDE DISTRICT OFFICE POSITION OPENING The Iowa District East district office in Marion is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Communications/Events/Technology Coordinator. Interested applicants may obtain a copy of the job description on the table in the Narthex, on the district website at http://www.lcmside.org, or by contacting Sherry Brendes at 319-373-2112 with questions.  Please submit your resume and cover letter to:  Sherry Brendes, Iowa District East-LCMS, 1100 Blairs Ferry Road, Marion, IA 52302, or via e-mail to sherry@lcmside.org 

MATTHEW 25 SPRING CELEBRATION at the Urban Farm (437 G Ave. NW, Cedar Rapids) will be Tuesday, April 30 from 4:30-6pm. This year’s event will be showcasing the beautiful changes that have happened on the Urban Farm in the last year. Appetizers and beverages will be served. RSVP at http://www.hub25.org/event/celebrate.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! If you haven’t already, consider taking time today to read the historic account of Christ’s Resurrection as a family. Take turns sharing what He has done for you and how His Resurrection has impacted your life. “Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” 1 Peter 1:3 Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 and/or this web address: LutheranFamilyService.org) 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Nicole Spiess, Gary 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, John Eriksen, Pat Allard, Mary Alice Caraway, Feltz family, Tate Little, Greg Murphy, Sherry Tobin, Susan Zell, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Jim Overmann, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, family of Ian Austin, family of Chris Andresen, family of Keith Karrr

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sun. School: Children: 19   Adult Bible Study: 10
Worship:  113   Holy Thursday Svc.:  51

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $  3,606            Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 51,216              Goal: $58,230

Noteworthy News 4/14/19

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Holy Thursday Worship Service with communion, April 18, 6:30pm
Holy Friday Worship Service (Chief Service), April 19, 6:30pm
Holy Saturday: Vigil of Easter, April 20, 7:30pm
Easter Sunrise Service (communion) April 21, 7:00am
Easter Breakfast: April 21, 8:15-9am
Easter Egg Hunt: April 21, 9am
Easter Worship Service (Communion) April 21, 9:30am

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICE SPECIAL OFFERING Today we are taking a freewill offering for Lutheran Family Service. For information, please see the bulletin insert, or go to http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org. There is a donation basket in the Narthex.

EASTER FLOWERS On Easter Sunday we will again be using Easter lilies, or any spring flower to adorn our altar.  Contact Rebecca Hansen or Gloria Krob if you wish to bring in your own flowers, and have please have them at the church no earlier than Sat., April 20. There are envelopes for monetary donations on the table in the Narthex. Place donations in the offering plate, and make checks out to the church with “Easter Flowers” in the memo line. Please have your monetary donations in by TODAY. 

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this Tuesday, April at 16 noon at the church. All are welcome! 

ALTAR GUILD Volunteers are needed to help strip the altar on Holy Thursday, April 18 at the 6:30pm worship service. On Easter Sunday, April 21, volunteers are needed to help dress the altar at the early service (7am). Ten people are needed for each service. If you are able to help at either or both services, please sign up on the signup sheets in the Narthex, or talk to Lea Snedden. Thank you.

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly Voter’s Assembly is scheduled for Sunday, April 28 after the service.  Among the new business items are a set of initiatives being developed by the Elders’ Action Committee.  Included in this set of projects are items such as a Pastor’s Minute radio broadcast, print advertising, and a community service volunteer team.  Financial resources would come from Board – Outreach funds.  Please join us!  Oh, and did we mention there will be a potluck?! Reports for the meeting packet are due to Tracy by Wednesday, April 24.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

No Sunday School on Easter Sunday. 

Easter Egg Hunt
There will be an Easter egg hunt for the children following the Easter morning brunch – around 9 a.m.  We will have bags for the children to put their eggs in, or they may bring an Easter basket if they’d like.  All children are welcome to participate.  We will be stuffing the eggs on Thursday evening following the Holy Thursday service. If you are able to stay after the service to stuff eggs, your assistance would be appreciated. 

Upcoming Dates
April 21 – Easter, Egg hunt at 9 a.m.
July 21-25 – VBS

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR
The youth will be providing/serving the Easter breakfast next Sunday,  April 21.

Upcoming Events:
Easter Breakfast – April 21
MS Retreat at Camp, April 26-27

Sonya Sullivan

CPR/AED/FIRST AID There will be a cpr/aed/first aid refresher course here at St. Paul on Saturday, May 4 from 9-11am. Members of the MVL Ambulance Service will provide the training. Everyone is encouraged to attend, and nonmembers are welcome if you would like to bring a friend. There is no cost for the event. Sign up in the Narthex, or RSVP to Josh Randall (josrandall@outlook.com, 319-895-8861) by Thursday, April 18. Refreshments will be provided. 

RECOGNITION OF GRADUATES We will be recognizing high school and college graduates of the congregation on Sunday, May 12. If you have a graduate, please forward the following information to Tracy by May 6: Name, parents, birthdate, school graduating from, future plans.

TEA PARTY All are invited to an old-fashioned tea party on Saturday, June 1 at 2pm here at St. Paul. There will be food, fellowship and entertainment. Admission is a freewill donation. Please RSVP on the signup sheet in the Narthex by Sunday, May 19. Volunteers are needed for supplies, musical performances, and help with food preparation. Those signups are in the Narthex as well. There will be a planning meeting for the event (all women of the congregation) in the Church Library on Sunday, May 5 following the worship service. Contact Kay Hertzler, 455-2095 with any questions.

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 April, the Priscilla Guild is collecting fleece tied blankets for Lutheran World Relief. You may provide the fleece: 58”-59” wide x 80” long, or you may make the blankets yourself. Please follow exact directions on the LWR table in the Narthex for making the blankets.

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. 

COMMUNITY DRIVERS St. Paul is considering offering a free driving service to our community to help those less fortunate get to doctor appointments, the grocery store, etc. If you would be interested in being a driver periodically (possibly a half day every week or every other week), please sign up in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.

THANK YOU to the following who delivered meals for Meals on Wheels during the month of March: Julie Golberg, Dennis Uthof, Carol Moore, Jessie Von Behren, Carol Wulf, Lorena Freiburger 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Are you or is someone you know experiencing a season of difficulty? Remember that although our circumstances may change, God’s love never does. “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and forever.” Hebrews 13:8 If you would like assistance walking through a difficult journey, Lutheran Family Service has compassionate counselors available to help. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 and/or this web address: LutheranFamilyService.org). 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Nicole Spiess, Gary 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, John Eriksen, Pat Allard, Mary Alice Caraway, Feltz family, Tate Little, Greg Murphy, Laura Hulsebus, Sherry Tobin, Susan Zell, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Jim Overmann, Mike Moore, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, family of John Petrick, family of Keith Karr

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sun. School: Children: 21   Young Families Bible Study: 10
Worship:  121    Wednesday Lenten Svc.: 44

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $  2,677              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 47,610              Goal: $54,348