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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

Noteworthy News 4/7/19

CONFIRMATION Today we welcome Bryce Hepker and Madison McCarty as our newest communicant members through the Rite of Confirmation. A reception for the confirmands will be in the fellowship hall following worship today.

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. 

CARE PACKAGES for college students are available today in the Narthex. Students, please pick one up before you leave today.

LENTEN MEAL AND SERVICE The final midweek Lenten meal and worship service will be this Wednesday, April 10. The meal (freewill offering) is served from 5:15-6:15pm, and the Lenten worship service is at 6:30pm. Midweek classes will follow the service.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY The next women’s Bible study will be Saturday, April 13 at 10:30am at Cabin Coffee in Lisbon. All are welcome! Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICE SPECIAL OFFERING Next Sunday, April 14 we will be taking a freewill offering for Lutheran Family Service. LFS is a human service agency that serves individuals, couples, families and children in need through counseling, support groups, etc. Adoption services are also available. For more information go to http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org.

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 Sunday, April 14 (Palm Sunday).  

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.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

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.  If you would like to donate individually-wrapped candy (or other small items that will fit into a plastic egg) for the hunt, please place them in the box in the Sunday School office no later than April 14. 

Easter Candy Needed
We are looking for a few donations of individually wrapped Easter candy – or other small child-safe items – to put in the eggs for the egg hunt on Easter morning.  If you are able to donate, please sign up on the sheet on the table in the Narthex.  You may place donations in the box in the Sunday School office by Sunday, April 14.

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 serve the Lenten meal on April 10. Please have youth plan to arrive at 4:30 that evening. Please see Sonya if you have any questions.

The youth will be providing/serving the Easter breakfast on April 21. More information to come.

Upcoming Events:
MS & SH Youth Night – TONIGHT
MS Retreat at Camp, April 26-27

Sonya Sullivan

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS John Prepares the Way: Matthew 3:1-12; Story Bible pp. 293-296. Today in Sunday School, we learn more about “John Prepares the Way.” As John pointed to Jesus as the Lamb of God, so our pastors point us to this same Jesus, who grants us forgiveness, life, and salvation. Ask your children, “What did you learn about John, what he ate, and how he dressed?” 

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly voters’ assembly and potluck will be Sunday, April 28 following the worship service. All are encouraged to attend. Reports for the meeting packet are due to Tracy by Wednesday, April 24.

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. 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.

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.

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
Thank you to all who helped with the church-wide spring cleaning day yesterday.

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.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Dale Maas, Nicole Spiess, Gary Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, 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, Joy Wessler, family of John Petrick

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sun. School: Children: 20   Adults: 3
Worship:  103    Wednesday Lenten Svc.: 40

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $  3,333              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 44,933              Goal: $50,466

Noteworthy News 3/31/19

CONGRATULATIONS to August Buchmueller who was welcomed into the membership of St. Paul through the recognition of baptism at our worship service this morning. Parents are Rev. Ryan and Marissa Buchmueller and sister, Bridget. 

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. 

LENTEN MEALS AND SERVICES continue this week on Wednesday, April 3. The meal (freewill offering) is served from 5:15-6:15pm, and the Lenten worship service is at 6:30pm. Midweek classes and the Wednesday evening adult Bible study will meet after the service. The theme for the Lenten season is “Behold the Man!”. Accompanying devotionals for the season are on the table in the Narthex.

SPRING CLEANING DAY There will be a church-wide outdoor spring cleanup day here at the church on Saturday, April 6. All participants are invited to the church for breakfast at 8am, and work will begin after that. Projects include: power washing church siding, tile and seed area on south side of lawn, edging sidewalk, raking, pruning, etc. Equipment needed: 2 power washers and splitter to run 2 water hoses from one spigot, edger, tools to trim tree. Contact Jim Kain for more information.

LWML SPRING ZONE RALLY Ladies, you all have April 6 outlined in red on your calendar so that you will be at the LWML Spring Rally at Trinity Lutheran Church in CR, right?  Please invite and encourage all the women in your congregation to come to the rally.  Registration is at 8:30am, and brunch is at 9am.  Featured speakers, Sue Hutchins and Leon Kroemer, will present “Living Beyond the Bars”.  “…For Christ’s love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all.” The Ingathering is for Trinity Lutheran School – donations (cash or check) to make upgrades to the technology infrastructure (computers). Signup sheet is in the Narthex.

CONFIRMATION will be celebrated at our worship service next Sunday, April 7. The two confirmands this year are Maddie Mccarty and Bryce Hepker. There will be a reception with cake during fellowship time that day. Confirmation cards are available in the card display in the Narthex. All cards are $1.

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

The youth will serve the Lenten meal on the following remaining Wednesdays: April 3 and April 10. Please have youth plan to arrive at 4:30 those evenings. Please see Sonya if you have any questions.

The youth will be providing/serving the Easter breakfast on April 21. More information to come.

Upcoming Events:
MS & SH Youth Night – April 7
MS Retreat at Camp, April 26-27

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Lenten Cross Project
Last week in Sunday School, the students started a project that we would like others from the congregation to join in on.  We’re inviting everyone from the congregation who would like to participate to decorate a cross (using crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.).  We have started a larger display cross using the individual crosses (check it out on the divider of Sonya’s office).  We have blank crosses on the table in the Narthex that you can take home, decorate, and bring back before Easter to add to the display.  Please put completed crosses in the Baumler mailbox. 

Easter Candy Needed
We are looking for a few donations of individually wrapped Easter candy – or other small child-safe items – to put in the eggs for the egg hunt on Easter morning.  If you are able to donate, please sign up on the sheet on the table in the Narthex.  You may place donations in the box in the Sunday School office by Sunday, April 14.

Upcoming Dates
April 3 – Holy Spirit Adult Bible Study, following Lenten service
April 21 – Easter, Egg hunt at 9 a.m.
July 21-25 – VBS

Julie Baumler

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS The Boy Jesus in the Temple: Luke 2:41-52; Story Bible pp. 290-292. In Sunday School today, the lesson was “The Boy Jesus in the Temple.” As a boy, Jesus was found in His Father’s house. In God’s house, I hear His Word, see that Jesus is my Savior, and receive His gifts of forgiveness and salvation. Because of sin, we are like Jesus’ parents and do not understand what God says to us. We don’t recognize who Jesus truly is—our Savior. Ask your children, “How does the Holy Spirit help identify who Jesus is?” 

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.

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 Sunday, April 14 (Palm Sunday).

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.

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.

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.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, 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

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sun. School: Children: 15   Adults: 3
Worship:  81    Wednesday Lenten Svc.: 37

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $  3,066             Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 41,600              Goal: $46,584

Noteworthy News 3/24/19

FELLOWSHIP Volunteers are needed today to help with fellowship setup/cleanup (donuts). Thanks! 

LENTEN MEALS AND SERVICES continue this week on Wednesday, March 27. The meal (freewill offering) is served from 5:15-6:15pm, and the Lenten worship service is at 6:30pm. Midweek classes and the Wednesday evening adult Bible study will meet after the service. The theme for the Lenten season is “Behold the Man!”. Accompanying devotionals for the season are on the table in the Narthex.

PRISCILLA GUILD LENTEN MEAL The Priscilla Guild will be providing the Lenten meal on Wednesday, March 27. Signup sheets are on the table in the Narthex.

SPRING CLEANING DAY There will be a church-wide outdoor spring cleanup day here at the church on Saturday, April 6. All participants are invited to the church for breakfast at 8am, and work will begin after that. Projects include: power washing church siding, tile and seed area on south side of lawn, edging sidewalk, raking, pruning, etc. Equipment needed: 2 power washers and splitter to run 2 water hoses from one spigot, edger, tools to trim tree. Contact Jim Kain for more information.

LWML SPRING ZONE RALLY “Serve the Lord with Gladness.” Isn’t that what we’re about?  Yes!  Dear Sisters in Christ, please come to the LWML Spring Rally at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, April 6.  Registration is at 8:30am and brunch at 9. Featured speakers are Sue Hutchins and Leon Kroemer presenting “Living Beyond the Bars” which is about providing hope and support for the loved ones of the incarcerated. The Ingathering is for Trinity Lutheran School – donations (cash or check) to make upgrades to the infrastructure (computers).  Signup sheet is in the Narthex.

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  

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

The youth will serve the Lenten meal on the following remaining Wednesdays: April 3 and April 10. Please have youth plan to arrive at 4:30 those evenings. Please see Sonya if you have any questions.

The youth will be providing/serving the Easter breakfast on April 21. More information to come.

Upcoming Events:
MS & SH Youth Night – April 7
MS Retreat at Camp, April 26-27

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Lenten Cross Project
Today in Sunday School, the students started a project that we would like others from the congregation to join in on.  We’re inviting everyone from the congregation who would like to participate to decorate a cross (using crayons, markers, colored pencils, etc.).  We are going to create a larger display cross using the individual crosses.  We have blank crosses on the table in the Narthex that you can take home, decorate, and bring back before Easter to add to the display.  Or, there will also be tables set up in the fellowship hall after worship where you can decorate your cross while enjoying some fellowship time.  Please put completed crosses in the Baumler mailbox. 

Easter Candy Needed
We are looking for a few donations of individually wrapped Easter candy – or other small child-safe items – to put in the eggs for the egg hunt on Easter morning.  If you are able to donate, please sign up on the sheet on the table in the narthex.  You may place donations in the box in the Sunday School office by Sunday, April 14.

Upcoming Dates
March 27 – Holy Spirit Adult Bible Study, following Lenten service
April 21 – Easter, Egg hunt at 9 a.m.
July 21-25 – VBS

Julie Baumler

 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.

LWR KITS Continuing through March, the Priscilla Guild is collecting all items for personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief. There is a list of items needed by the donation basket near the church entry doors. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

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.

NURSERY Volunteers are needed to staff the church nursery during the Sunday School hour. Two people are needed each Sunday. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex for Sundays through May. Any questions, please contact Erica McConaughy.

 LHM ANNUAL CONVENTION Lutheran Hour Ministries will be holding its annual convention on Saturday, April 13 at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca. The guest speaker will be Dr. Beverly K. Yahnke presenting about depression. All are invited. The event will run from 8:30am to 4pm, and the cost is $18 which includes a noon meal and snacks. More information and registration forms are on the table in the Narthex. Registration deadline is April 6.

 IDE DISTRICT OFFICE POSITION OPENING The Iowa District East district office 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.

 BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES It is recommended that children read at least 15-20 minutes per day. If families get involved together, it makes for an even greater positive impact! Consider using a children’s devotional or Bible to create this reading time as part of a family devotion. Your child will have the opportunity to read aloud and you will have the opportunity to share God’s love with him or her! “Train up a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 and/or this web address: LutheranFamilyService.org).

 PRAYERS THIS WEEK Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, 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, congregation members and all on Vietnam mission trip

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sun. School: Children: na   Adults: na
Worship:  64    Wednesday Lenten Svc.: 36

CONTRIBUTIONS

Last Sunday: $  4,016             Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 38,534              Goal: $42,702

               

Noteworthy News 3/17/19

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this Tuesday, March 19 at 12 noon at the church. All are invited! 

LENTEN MEALS AND SERVICES continue this week on Wednesday, March 20. The meal (freewill offering) is served from 5:15-6:15pm, and the Lenten worship service is at 6:30pm (communion will be celebrated at the March 20 service). Midweek classes and the Wednesday evening adult Bible study will meet after the service. The theme for the Lenten season is “Behold the Man!”. Accompanying devotionals for the season are on the table in the Narthex.

FELLOWSHIP Thank you to the Hertzlers for providing/serving fellowship today.  Volunteers are needed to provide/serve fellowship next Sunday, March 24 (cutoff to sign up is TODAY). Signup is on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall.

PRISCILLA GUILD LENTEN MEAL The Priscilla Guild will be providing the Lenten meal on Wednesday, March 27. Signup sheets are on the table in the Narthex.

LWR KITS Continuing through March, the Priscilla Guild is collecting all items for personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief. There is a list of items needed by the donation basket near the church entry doors. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

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 YOUTH COORDINATOR

The youth will serve the Lenten meal on the following remaining Wednesdays: April 3 and April 10. Please have youth plan to arrive at 4:30 those evenings. Please see Sonya if you have any questions.

The youth will be providing/serving the Easter breakfast on April 21. More information to come.

Upcoming Events:
MS & SH Youth Night – April 7
MS Retreat at Camp, April 26-27

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

We will resume Sunday School on March 24.

Upcoming Dates
March 20 – Holy Spirit Adult Bible Study, following Lenten service
March 24 –Sunday School
July 21-25 – VBS

Julie Baumler

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.

NURSERY Volunteers are needed to staff the church nursery during the Sunday School hour. Two people are needed each Sunday. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex for Sundays through May. Any questions, please contact Erica McConaughy.

THANK YOU to all who provided food, served, or helped in any way with the Mission of Hope noon meal this past Wednesday.

ST. PAUL’S LUTH. CHAPEL IOWA CITY VARIETY SHOW The annual “Variety! An Evening of Talented Performers and Delectable Desserts”, will be at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church in Iowa City (2301 E. Court St.) on Saturday, March 30 at 7pm. The event is presented by St. Paul’s Chapel in Iowa City, and proceeds go to the annual trip to the LCMS National Campus Ministry Conference. Order tickets by email at stpaulschapel.iowacity@gmail.com.

 LHM ANNUAL CONVENTION Lutheran Hour Ministries will be holding its annual convention on Saturday, April 13 at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca. The guest speaker will be Dr. Beverly K. Yahnke presenting about depression. All are invited. The event will run from 8:30am to 4pm, and the cost is $18 which includes a noon meal and snacks. More information and registration forms are on the table in the Narthex. Registration deadline is April 6.

 IDE DISTRICT OFFICE POSITION OPENING The Iowa District East district office 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.

 BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: The first day of spring is just around the corner—March 20th! Are you ready? With the changes of the seasons comes new life, blossoms, and a multitude of color instead of the shades of grey, black and white of winter. Springtime provides a very good visual representation of the change that Christ makes in our hearts. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” 2 Corinthians 5:17. As you observe the changes in seasons, consider also what changes He has made in your heart, and rejoice! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 and/or this web address: LutheranFamilyService.org).

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Gary Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, 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, congregation members and all on Vietnam mission trip

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sun. School: Children: 13   Adults: 8
Worship: 73   Wednesday Lenten Svc.: 40

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $  3,478              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 34,518              Goal: $38,820