Noteworthy News

Noteworthy News 6/25/17

MUFFINS FOR MITES Please join us in fellowship today as the Priscilla Guild sponsors “Muffins for Mites”. Your fellowship donations will go to support the continued mission work of the LWML.

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, June 28th. Mission of Hope’s free meal program operates at 1700 B Ave NE in Cedar Rapids Monday through Friday from 12pm – 1pm. For more information please visit http://www.missionofhopecr.org. There is a signup sheet to help with the meal on the table in the Narthex (there are still a few open spots!). Contact Vickie Ozburn for more information.

WEDNESDAY EVENING PRAYER SERVICE/ORGAN MUSIC We will be having an evening prayer service with communion this Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30pm. At this service, we will be using organ music provided through CPH, rather than through Church Music Solutions as we usually do on Sundays. If you are interested in hearing it and sharing your thoughts with Pastor and congregational leadership, please make sure to attend this service. 

MEN’S BREAKFAST will be next Saturday, July 1 at 8am at the church. 

NEWSLETTER The July newsletter and calendar are available to view/print on the church website, http://www.splcmv.org. There are a few paper copies on the table in the Narthex. 

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth on Saturday, August 5. Please place donated items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing. 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 August. 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! 

TRAVELING LUTHER As you travel around the local area, across the country, or abroad, bring Traveling Martin Luther with you.  Take photos of him on the journey anywhere the Good News of God’s free gift of grace can be shared.  We’ll post the pictures at church and on the St. Paul Facebook page.  You can pick up your Traveling Luther from the folder hanging on the divider wall to Sonya’s office.

YOUTH SUMMER FUNDRAISER The youth are asking congregation members to save their cans and bottles this summer.  There are two options for collection:

You can bring them to church (There is drop off area near the big freezer in the room off of the kitchen.)

If you have some that need to be picked up, you can let a youth know or text Sonya at 319-360-8521, and we will arrange a time to pick them up.  Thank you for your support!! 

DIRECTORY UPDATE The church directory will be updated and distributed this week. There is a current copy of the directory on the table in the Narthex. Please take a moment to check your listing and make any changes necessary. Thanks!

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR 

Help Decorate for VBS
We will start decorating for VBS on Wednesday, July 5 at 1 p.m. We will finish decorating after fellowship on Sunday, July 9. 

Paper Towel Rolls Needed
Please save your paper towel rolls for VBS.  We need a large quantity of them for one of our crafts.  There will be a box in the Sunday School office where you can place them.  We could also use a few TP rolls as well. 

Plan to Join Us in the Heritage Days Parade
All members of the congregation are invited to participate in St. Paul’s entry in the Heritage Days parade in Mt. Vernon on Saturday, July 8.  We will have a float promoting VBS.  There are spots for riders, as well as a need for people to pass out candy and VBS invitations.  You can meet at the church at 9:30 to ride the float to the Cornell football field parking lot.  Or, join us there between 10 and 10:45. The parade starts at 11. 

Register Now Open for VBS
You may register your children (ages 3 through 5th grade in fall 2017) at our online VBS registration link on our church website home page: http://www.splcmv.org.  There are also some paper registration forms on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed forms in my mailbox. Please register by TODAY if possible to help enable us to better plan for supplies.

Invite Your Friends and Family to VBS
There are invitation postcards on the table in the Narthex that you can use to invite your friends and family members (ages 3 – 5th grade) to VBS.  We have plenty, so let me know if you need more! 

Upcoming Dates
July 5 – VBS Decorating, 1pm
July 8 – Heritage Days Parade
July 9 – VBS Decorating following worship
July 9-13 – Vacation Bible School (5:30on Sunday & 6pm Mon.-Thurs.)
August 6 – Congregational picnic and pool party

Julie Baumler

LWR KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits. The list of needed items is for the kits is on the flyer near the collection basket in the Narthex. There is now a list of all items needed for each LWR kit (1/2 sheet of paper) on the table near the basket. Please take one for reference while shopping for items. Summer garage sale season is a great time to find items for baby care kits!

MISSIONS St. Paul supports several missions including local, national and international organizations. Take a look at the mission postings on the cubicle in the Narthex to keep up to date on the missions we support!

THRIVENT NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK will be Tuesday, June 27 at 6:35pm. General admission tickets are $6, and are available from Thrivent: 3343 Southgate Cr. SW in Cedar Rapids, or call 366-2991. Proceeds will benefit our local Iowa Special Olympics. 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Carol Wulf, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Ashley Taylor, Jan Behn, Sharon Jurgens, Marsha Light, Koreen Thompson, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Kathleen Hoagland, Joyce Conley, Carmen Musser, Bryan Mason, Leona Danker, Keith Karr, Aïchatou Johnson, Eldon Meyer, Jim Steinberg, Whitney (friend of Sullivans), Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, Marta Wehrspann, family of LaVonne Owen, John Lord, Marcia Hauschild                 

STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday Morning Svc.: 85

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Week $ 2,967                   Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $95,391                  Goal: $92,200

Noteworthy News 6/18/17

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

NEWSLETTER articles for the July newsletter are due TODAY. Thanks! 

MISSION IN MOTION Vickie Ozburn will be participating in the “Mission in Motion” pledge walk on Friday, June 23 as part of the 37th Biennial Convention of the LWML held this year in Albuquerque, NM (June 22-25). All donations support LWML mission grants for the 2017-2019 biennium. If you would like to give a pledge, there is a pledge form on the table in the Narthex. 

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth on Saturday, August 5. Please place donated items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing. 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 August. 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! 

YOUTH SUMMER FUNDRAISER The youth are asking congregation members to save their cans and bottles this summer.  There are two options for collection:

You can bring them to church (There is drop off area near the big freezer in the room off of the kitchen.)

If you have some that need to be picked up, you can let a youth know or text Sonya at 319-360-8521, and we will arrange a time to pick them up.  Thank you for your support!!

FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Middle and High School Youth:  Adventureland, June 21, 2017.                           

Sonya Sullivan

  • NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR 

    Plan to Join Us in the Heritage Days Parade
    All members of the congregation are invited to participate in St. Paul’s entry in the Heritage Days parade in Mt. Vernon on Saturday, July 8.  We will have a float promoting VBS.  There are spots for riders, as well as a need for people to pass out candy and VBS invitations.  The parade starts at 11am.  Line-up will be at 10am at the parking lot by the Cornell football field.  More information to come! 

    Register Now Open for VBS
    You may register your children (ages 3 through 5th grade in fall 2017) at our online VBS registration link on our church website home page: http://www.splcmv.org.  There are also some paper registration forms on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed forms in my mailbox. Please register by June 25 if possible to help enable us to better plan for supplies.

    Invite Your Friends and Family to VBS
    There are invitation postcards on the table in the Narthex that you can use to invite your friends and family members (ages 3 – 5th grade) to VBS.  We have plenty, so let me know if you need more! 

    Traveling this summer? Take Martin Luther with You!
    As you travel around the local area, across the country, or abroad, bring Traveling Martin Luther with you.  Take photos of him on the journey anywhere the Good News of God’s free gift of grace can be shared.  We’ll post the pictures at church and on the St. Paul Facebook page.  You can pick up your Traveling Luther from the folder hanging on the divider wall to Sonya’s office.

    Upcoming Dates
    July 8 – Heritage Days Parade
    July 9-13 – Vacation Bible School

    Julie Baumler

    LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits. The list of needed items is for the kits is on the flyer near the collection basket in the Narthex. There is now a list of all items needed for each LWR kit (1/2 sheet of paper) on the table near the basket. Please take one for reference while shopping for items. Summer garage sale season is a great time to find items for baby care kits!

DIRECTORY UPDATE The church directory will be updated and distributed in July. During the month of June, there is a current copy of the directory on the table in the Narthex. Please take a moment to check your listing and make any changes necessary. Thanks!

CHURCH WEBSITE Please remember to check out our church website from time to time at splcmv.org. Noteworthy News announcements are posted each week as well as the monthly newsletter, up-to-date monthly calendar, upcoming events, youth announcements, etc.

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, June 28th. Mission of Hope’s free meal program operates at 1700 B Ave NE in Cedar Rapids Monday through Friday from 12pm – 1pm.  One can find a hot, homemade meal served by staff, volunteers and a community of friends working together to restore hope and rebuild lives. Mission of Hope’s daily activities reflect our Lord’s call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and visit the imprisoned. Through partnerships with local churches and volunteers, six days each week, the mission now offers:

  • Hot lunches for 115 to 150 people daily
  • Food pantry for 30 to 50 visitors daily
  • Clothes closet services for 18 to 25 men, women, and children weekly
  • Shelter services for up to 18 men nightly
  • Resources and programs for those leaving Linn County Correctional Center
  • Discipleship and addiction recovery programs     

    For more information please visit http://www.missionofhopecr.org. There is a signup sheet to help with the meal on the table in the Narthex (there are still a few open spots!). Contact Vickie Ozburn for more information.THANKS to the Freiburgers for providing fellowship this morning!

    THRIVENT NIGHT AT THE BALLPARK will be Tuesday, June 27 at 6:35pm. General admission tickets are $6, and are available from Thrivent: 3343 Southgate Cr. SW in Cedar Rapids, or call 366-2991. Proceeds will benefit our local Iowa Special Olympics.

    JUNE INVITATIONAL
    The annual Lisbon United Methodist Women’s Invitational will be Wednesday, June 21 at 1:30pm. Guest speaker will be Tasha Erickson giving a hands-on presentation about renovating old furniture. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Wendy Johnson at johnsonwendy725@gmail.com or 319-551-1428. You may also RSVP to Tracy. Feel free to attend even if you don’t RSVP. All are welcome!

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Carol Wulf, Ashley Taylor, Nora Taylor, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Jan Behn, Sharon Jurgens, Marsha Light, Koreen Thompson, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Kathleen Hoagland, Joyce Conley, Carmen Musser, Bryan Mason, Leona Danker, Keith Karr, Aïchatou Johnson, Eldon Meyer, Jim Steinberg, Whitney (friend of Sullivans), Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, Marta Wehrspann, Lavonne Owen, John Lord

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday Morning Svc.: 83

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Week $ 4,372                   Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $92,424                  Goal: $88,512

 

Noteworthy News 6/11/17

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this Tuesday, June 13 at 12pm. 

VOLUNTEERS are needed to provide/serve refreshments for fellowship next Sunday, June 18. There is a signup sheet on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall. 

NEWSLETTER articles for the July newsletter are due next Sun., June 18. 

MISSION IN MOTION Vickie Ozburn will be participating in the “Mission in Motion” pledge walk on Friday, June 23 as part of the 37th Biennial Convention of the LWML held this year in Albuquerque, NM (June 22-25). All donations support LWML mission grants for the 2017-2019 biennium. If you would like to give a pledge, there is a pledge form on the table in the Narthex. 

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth on Saturday, August 5. Please place donated items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing. 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 August. 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! 

YOUTH SUMMER FUNDRAISER The youth are asking congregation members to save their cans and bottles this summer.  There are two options for collection:

    1. You can bring them to church (There is drop off area near the big freezer in the room off of the kitchen.)
    2. If you have some that need to be picked up, you can let a youth know or text Sonya at 319-360-8521, and we will arrange a time to pick them up.  Thank you for your support!!
      FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

      Please watch for emails regarding the following upcoming event.
      Middle and High School Youth:
        Adventureland, June 21, 2017. More information to come.                                                                     

      Sonya Sullivan

      NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR 

      VBS Volunteer Meeting and Decorating Prep Tuesday Evening
      We will have a meeting for VBS volunteers this Tuesday, June 13 at 6 p.m. to distribute materials, go over schedules, and talk about child protection strategies.  All VBS volunteers should plan to be there.  The entire congregation is invited to help with the creation of decorating props at 6:30, immediately following the volunteer meeting. 

      Register Now Open for VBS
      You may register your children (ages 3 through 5th grade in fall 2017) at our online VBS registration link on our church website home page: http://www.splcmv.org.  There are also some paper registration forms on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed forms in my mailbox. Please register by June 25 if possible to help enable us to better plan for supplies.

      Invite Your Friends and Family to VBS
      There are invitation postcards on the table in the Narthex that you can use to invite your friends and family members (ages 3 – 5th grade) to VBS.  We have plenty, so let me know if you need more! 

      Sunday School Suggestions
      We are always looking for ideas to improve the Sunday School experience.  Please let me know if you have ideas and suggestions to share! 

      Upcoming Dates
      June 13 – VBS volunteer meeting and decorating prep, 6:00pm
      July 8 – Heritage Days Parade
      July 9-13 – Vacation Bible School

      Julie Baumler

      LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits. The list of needed items is for the kits is on the flyer near the collection basket in the Narthex. There is now a list of all items needed for each LWR kit (1/2 sheet of paper) on the table near the basket. Please take one for reference while shopping for items. Summer garage sale season is a great time to find items for baby care kits! 

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, June 28th. Mission of Hope’s free meal program operates at 1700 B Ave NE in Cedar Rapids Monday through Friday from 12pm – 1pm.  One can find a hot, homemade meal served by staff, volunteers and a community of friends working together to restore hope and rebuild lives. Mission of Hope’s daily activities reflect our Lord’s call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and visit the imprisoned. Through partnerships with local churches and volunteers, six days each week, the mission now offers:

  • Hot lunches for 115 to 150 people daily
  • Food pantry for 30 to 50 visitors daily
  • Clothes closet services for 18 to 25 men, women, and children weekly
  • Shelter services for up to 18 men nightly
  • Resources and programs for those leaving Linn County Correctional Center
  • Discipleship and addiction recovery programs    

    For more information please visit http://www.missionofhopecr.org. There is a signup sheet to help with the meal on the table in the Narthex. Contact Vickie Ozburn for more information.PRAYERS THIS WEEK Carol Wulf, Ashley Taylor, Nora Taylor, Susan Schmidt, Elva Wolrab, Debra Kurth, Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Jan Behn, Sharon Jurgens, Marsha Light, Koreen Thompson, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Kathleen Hoagland, Joyce Conley, Carmen Musser, Bryan Mason, Leona Danker, Keith Karr, Aïchatou Johnson, Eldon Meyer, Jim Steinberg, Whitney (friend of Sullivans), Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, Marta Wehrspann

    JUNE INVITATIONAL
    The annual Lisbon United Methodist Women’s Invitational will be Wednesday, June 21 at 1:30pm. Guest speaker will be Tasha Erickson giving a hands-on presentation about renovating old furniture. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Wendy Johnson at johnsonwendy725@gmail.com or 319-551-1428. You may also RSVP to Tracy. Feel free to attend even if you don’t RSVP. All are welcome!

    CHURCH WEBSITE Please remember to check out our church website from time to time at splcmv.org. Noteworthy News announcements are posted each week as well as the monthly newsletter, up-to-date monthly calendar, upcoming events, youth announcements, etc.

    DIRECTORY UPDATE The church directory will be updated and distributed in July. During the month of June, there is a current copy of the directory on the table in the Narthex. Please take a moment to check your listing and make any changes necessary. Thanks!                                                          

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday Morning Svc.: 95 Wednesday Evening Svc.: 10

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Week $ 4,601                   Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $88,052                  Goal: $84,824

Noteworthy News 6/4/17

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. 

ALTAR FLOWERS today are given by Kim & Gary Spiess. 

WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES We will be having an Evening Prayer service with communion on Wednesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30pm. 

ORGAN MUSIC At our Wednesday evening services on June 7 & 28, we will be using organ music provided through CPH, rather than through Church Music Solutions as we usually do on Sundays. If you are interested in hearing it and sharing your thoughts with Pastor and congregational leadership, please make sure to attend one or both of these services.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY will meet next Saturday, June 10 at 10:30am at the church. All women of the congregation are invited.

VOLUNTEERS are needed to provide/serve refreshments for fellowship on Sunday, June 18. There is a signup sheet on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall. 

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth on Saturday, August 5. Please place donated items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing. 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 August. 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! 

YOUTH SUMMER FUNDRAISER The youth are asking congregation members to save their cans and bottles this summer.  There are two options for collection:

  1. You can bring them to church (We will have a drop off area near the big freezer in the room off of the kitchen.)
  2. If you have some that need to be picked up, you can let a youth know or text Sonya at 319-360-8521, and we will arrange a time to pick them up.  Thank you for your support!!
    NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR 

    VBS Volunteer Meeting and Decorating Prep
    We will have a meeting for VBS volunteers on Tuesday, June 13 at 6pm to distribute materials, go over schedules, and talk about child protection strategies.  All VBS volunteers should plan to be there.  The entire congregation is invited to help with the creation of decorating props at 6:30, immediately following the volunteer meeting.

    Registration Now Open for VBS
    You may now register your children (ages 3 through 5th grade in fall 2017) at our online VBS registration link on our church website home page: http://www.splcmv.org.  There are also some paper registration forms on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed forms in my mailbox. 

    Invite Your Friends and Family to VBS
    There are invitation postcards on the table in the Narthex that you can use to invite your friends and family members (ages 3 – 5th grade) to VBS.  We have plenty, so let me know if you need more!

    Sunday School Suggestions
    We are always looking for ideas to improve the Sunday School experience.  Please let me know if you have ideas and suggestions to share!

    Upcoming Dates
    June 13 – VBS volunteer meeting and decorating prep
    July 8 – Heritage Days Parade
    July 9-13 – Vacation Bible School

    Julie Baumler

    FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR 

    Please watch for emails regarding the following upcoming event.

    Middle and High School Youth:  Adventureland, June 21, 2017. More information to come.                                                                                      

    Sonya Sullivan

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits. The list of needed items is for the kits is on the flyer near the collection basket in the Narthex. There is now a list of all items needed for each LWR kit (1/2 sheet of paper) on the table near the basket. Please take one for reference while shopping for items. 

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, June 28th. Mission of Hope’s free meal program operates at 1700 B Ave NE in Cedar Rapids Monday through Friday from 12pm – 1pm.  One can find a hot, homemade meal served by staff, volunteers and a community of friends working together to restore hope and rebuild lives. Mission of Hope’s daily activities reflect our Lord’s call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and visit the imprisoned. Through partnerships with local churches and volunteers, six days each week, the mission now offers:

  • Hot lunches for 115 to 150 people daily
  • Food pantry for 30 to 50 visitors daily
  • Clothes closet services for 18 to 25 men, women, and children weekly
  • Shelter services for up to 18 men nightly
  • Resources and programs for those leaving Linn County Correctional Center
  • Discipleship and addiction recovery programs
  • DIRECTORY UPDATE The church directory will be updated and distributed in July. During the month of June, there is a current copy of the directory on the table in the Narthex. Please take a moment to check your listing and make any changes necessary. Thanks!
  • For more information please visit http://www.missionofhopecr.org. There is a signup sheet to help with the meal on the table in the Narthex. Contact Vickie Ozburn for more information.

THANK YOU Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, we thank you for the beautiful flowers you sent for Marjorie Legband’s funeral. It meant a lot to us. And thank you for your understanding and allowing Pastor to go out to Nebraska right away. In Christ, the Hansen family 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Family of Marjorie Legband, family of Dennis Williams, Carol Wulf, Ashley Taylor, Nora Taylor, Susan Schmidt, Elva Wolrab, Debra Kurth, Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Jan Behn, Sharon Jurgens, Marsha Light, Koreen Thompson, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Kathleen Hoagland, Joyce Conley, Carmen Musser, Bryan Mason, Leona Danker, Keith Karr, Aïchatou Johnson, Eldon Meyer, Jim Steinberg, Whitney (friend of Sullivans), Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, Marta Wehrspann, Jean White, family of Lucille Kremenak                           

STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday Morning Svc.: 80

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Week $ 2,665                   Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $83,451                  Goal: $81,136

 

Noteworthy News 5/28/17

THANK YOU to Rev. Jerry Doellinger for leading our worship service today. 

MUFFINS FOR MITES Please join us in fellowship today as the Priscilla Guild sponsors “Muffins for Mites”. Your fellowship donations will go to support the continued mission work of the LWML. 

NEWSLETTER The June newsletter and calendar are available to view at the church website, http://www.splcmv.org. There are some paper copies on the table in the Narthex. 

MEN’S BREAKFAST will be Saturday, June 3 at 8am at the church. All men of the congregation are invited. Contact Jeff Adrian for more information. 

WEDNESDAY EVENING SERVICES We will be having an Evening Prayer service with communion on Wednesday, June 7 and Wednesday, June 28 at 6:30pm. 

ORGAN MUSIC At our Wednesday evening services on June 7 & 28, we will be using organ music provided through CPH, rather than through Church Music Solutions as we usually do on Sundays. If you are interested in hearing it and sharing your thoughts with Pastor and congregational leadership, please make sure to attend one or both of these services.

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth on Saturday, August 5. Donations may be brought to the church beginning this week. Please place items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing.

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits. The list of needed items is for the kits is on the flyer near the collection basket in the Narthex. There is now a list of all items needed for each LWR kit (1/2 sheet of paper) on the table near the basket. Please take one for reference while shopping for items.

YOUTH SUMMER FUNDRAISER The youth are asking congregation members to save their cans and bottles this summer.  There are two options for collection:

  1. You can bring them to church (We will have a drop off area)
  2. If you have some that need to be picked up, you can let a youth know or text Sonya at 319-360-8521, and we will arrange a time to pick them up.  Thank you for your support!!
NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR 

VBS Volunteer Meeting and Decorating Prep
We will have a meeting for VBS volunteers on Tuesday, June 13 at 6pm to distribute materials, go over schedules, and talk about child protection strategies.  All VBS volunteers should plan to be there.  The entire congregation is invited to help with the creation of decorating props at 6:30, immediately following the volunteer meeting.

Registration Now Open for VBS
You may now register your children (ages 3 through 5th grade in fall 2017) at our online VBS registration link on our church website home page: http://www.splcmv.org.  There are also some paper registration forms on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed forms in my mailbox. 

Invite Your Friends and Family to VBS
There are invitation postcards on the table in the Narthex that you can use to invite your friends and family members (ages 3 – 5th grade) to VBS.  We have plenty, so let me know if you need more!

Sunday School Suggestions
We are always looking for ideas to improve the Sunday School experience.  Please let me know if you have ideas and suggestions to share!

Upcoming Dates
June 13 – VBS volunteer meeting and decorating prep
July 8 – Heritage Days Parade
July 9-13 – Vacation Bible School

Julie Baumler

FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR 

Please watch for emails regarding the following upcoming events.

Middle School Youth (Including 4th graders) upcoming events:
Wednesday, May 31–Middle School “Youth Step up Event” 9 am – 1pm. We will meet at the church at 9am.  We will be going to the Devonian Fossil Gorge at Coralville.  Donuts and dessert will be provided.  Please bring a sack lunch and a water bottle.  Please let me know if any youth needs to be picked up or dropped off (319-360-8521).

Middle and High School Youth Save the Date:
Adventureland, June 21, 2017. More information to come.

Sonya Sullivan

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, June 28th. Mission of Hope’s free meal program operates at 1700 B Ave NE in Cedar Rapids Monday through Friday from 12PM – 1PM.  One can find a hot, homemade meal served by staff, volunteers and a community of friends working together to restore hope & rebuild lives. Mission of Hope’s daily activities reflect our Lord’s call to feed the hungry, clothe the naked, shelter the homeless, and visit the imprisoned. Through partnerships with local churches and volunteers, six days each week, the mission now offers:

  • Hot lunches for 115 to 150 people daily
  • Food pantry for 30 to 50 visitors daily
  • Clothes closet services for 18 to 25 men, women, and children weekly
  • Shelter services for up to 18 men nightly
  • Resources and programs for those leaving Linn County Correctional Center
  • Discipleship and addiction recovery programFor more information please visit http://www.missionofhopecr.org. There is a signup sheet to help with the meal on the table in the Narthex. Contact Vickie Ozburn for more information.

DIRECTORY UPDATE The church directory will be updated and distributed in July. During the month of June, there is a current copy of the directory on the table in the Narthex. Please take a moment to check your listing and make any changes necessary. Thanks!

THANK YOU Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, we thank you for the beautiful flowers you sent for Marjorie Legband’s funeral. It meant a lot to us. And thank you for your understanding and allowing Pastor to go out to Nebraska right away. In Christ, the Hansen family 

BLAKE SHAW will be performing at Sutliff today from 4-7pm. Check out all of Blake’s performance schedule at http://www.blakeshawbass.com.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Family of Marjorie Legband, family of Dennis Williams, Susan Schmidt, Elva Wolrab, Debra Kurth, Ron Hertzler, Janelle Sproston, Sharon Jurgens, Marsha Light, Koreen Thompson, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Kathleen Hoagland, Joyce Conley, Carmen Musser, Bryan Mason, Leona Danker, Keith Karr, Aïchatou Johnson, Eldon Meyer, Jim Steinberg, Whitney (friend of Sullivans), Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, Helen Gray                        

STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday Morning Svc.: 110

CONTRIBUTIONS

Last Week $ 3,119                   Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $80,786                  Goal: $77,448

Noteworthy News 5/21/17

BAPTISM Congratulations to Eden Jayne Kluver who was welcomed into the Lord’s family through the Sacrament of Holy Baptism at our worship service this morning. Parents are Brad & Tiernie and brother, Abe. 

NEWSLETTER Information for the June newsletter is due TODAY. Thanks! 

THANKS TO TEACHERS Today was the last day of Sunday School until next fall. Our Sunday School teachers play a vital role in sharing the Good News with our children, youth, and adults.  They ignite a passion for the truth of God’s Word and show the care and love of the church toward their students.  Their commitment to wake up early each week and cheerfully and lovingly teach and listen to their class is greatly appreciated.  Please take a minute to thank the following faithful servants today:

Preschool: Norma Frey, Jessie Von Behren, Erica Church; Kindergarten – 1st grade: Sue Lacy, Josh & Olivia Randall; 2nd – 4th grade: Brenda Bany, Sue Margheim; Middle School: Jeff Adrian; High School: Sam Pape; K-4 Large Group Leader: Sonya Sullivan; Adult Bible Class: Pastor Hansen; Substitute Teachers: Jill & Andy Hepker, Willis Wulf, Scott Baumler, Daniel Sanchez

Thank you also to Nicki Hanselman and all who volunteered in the nursery this year. 

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth on Saturday, August 5. Collection for items for the sale will begin the weekend of May 27-28. Please place items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing.

YOUTH SUMMER FUNDRAISER The youth are asking congregation members to save their cans and bottles this summer.  There are two options for collection:

  1. You can bring them to church (We will have a drop off area)
  2. If you have some that need to be picked up, you can let a youth know or text Sonya at 319-360-8521, and we will arrange a time to pick them up.  Thank you for your support!!
FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR 

Please watch for emails regarding the following upcoming events.

High School Youth upcoming events:
Wednesday, May 24–SH Youth End-of-Year Event at the Baumler’s (Current 8th – 12th grades) at 6pm

Middle School Youth (Including 4th graders) upcoming events:
Wednesday, May 31–Middle School “Youth Step up Event” 9 am – 1pm.

We will meet at the church at 9am.  We will be going to the Devonian Fossil Gorge at Coralville.  Donuts and dessert will be provided.  Please bring a sack lunch and a water bottle.  Please let me know if any youth needs to be picked up or dropped off (319-360-8521).

Middle and High School Youth Save the Date:
Adventureland , June 21, 2017. More information to come.

Sonya Sullivan

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits. The list of needed items is for the kits is on the flyer near the collection basket in the Narthex. There is now a list of all items needed for each LWR kit (1/2 sheet of paper) on the table near the basket. Please take one for reference while shopping for items.

PRAYER CHAIN We have an email prayer chain here at St. Paul. If you are not currently on the chain and would like to be, please contact Tracy at secretary@splcmv.org. If you have prayer requests for the chain, please contact Pastor Hansen or Tracy.

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

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Sunday School Mission Project Update
This semester, the Sunday School children and youth have designated their offerings to Lutheran World Relief’s Syrian Refugee Crisis fund.  LWR has been working to help refugees both in Syria and in the surrounding countries where they have fled.  Their support for the refugees includes providing quilts, school kits, personal care kits, and baby kits reaching over 340,000 people to date.  Additionally, they are working to provide job training, community bakeries (which provide both skill development, low-cost food, and a community gather place), cash-for-work activities, and business workshops for women. The offerings have raised $163.82.  If you would like to donate to the Syrian Refugee Crisis fund, please see me or include it in the offering with a note designating “Sunday School Mission Project.” 

VBS Volunteer Meeting and Decorating Prep
We will have a meeting for VBS volunteers on Tuesday, June 13 at 6pm to distribute materials, go over schedules, and talk about child protection strategies.  All VBS volunteers should plan to be there.  The entire congregation is invited to help with the creation of decorating props at 6:30, immediately following the volunteer meeting.

Registration Now Open for VBS
You may now register your children (ages 3 through 5th grade in fall 2017) at our online VBS registration link on our church website home page: http://www.splcmv.org.  There are also some paper registration forms on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed forms in my mailbox.

Upcoming Dates
June 13 – VBS volunteer meeting and decorating prep
July 9-13 – Vacation Bible School

Julie Baumler

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Family of Marjorie Legband, family of Dennis Williams, Susan Schmidt, Elva Wolrab, Debra Kurth, Ron Hertzler, Janelle Sproston, Sharon Jurgens, Marsha Light, Koreen Thompson, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Kathleen Hoagland, Joyce Conley, Carmen Musser, Bryan Mason, Leona Danker, Keith Karr, Aïchatou Johnson, Eldon Meyer, Jim Steinberg, Whitney (friend of Sullivans), Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, Helen Gray

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday School: children: 23   adults: na   Sunday Morning Svc.: 89

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Week $ 3,813                 Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $77,667                  Goal: $73,760