Noteworthy News

Noteworthy News 6/17/18

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

NEWSLETTER ARTICLES for the July Newsletter are due to Tracy TODAY. Thanks!

FINAL TABLE TALK Join us for the final Table Talk today during fellowship time as part of our continuing church planning process. We’ll dedicate three tables to discuss three broad topics that emerged through previous planning meetings: Spirit (worship, & learning), Community (volunteerism & activities), and Home (physical property & improvements). In this stage of the planning process, we want to flesh-out specific ideas, outline challenges and solutions, and start to create action plans. These are informal chats, but we will have volunteer facilitators for each topic, and we will use templates to help guide the discussions. For more information, contact Council President Scott Baumler.

FELLOWSHIP Thank you to the Kloosters and the Wittiches for serving refreshments for fellowship time today. One to two families are needed to volunteer for fellowship on Sunday, July 15. The signup sheet is posted 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 4. 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!

CHURCH DIRECTORY UPDATE The church directory will be updated and distributed in July. 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. Add your email address if you would like that published as well. Thanks!

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for LWR. A donation basket is on the table by the entry doors in the Narthex. Also on the table are lists of items needed and guidelines about those items. There is an instruction sheet to make homemade diapers out of t-shirts as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Orphan Grain Train Volunteer Day
We are planning a trip to Clemons (Iowa) on Tuesday, June 26 to volunteer at the Central Iowa Orphan Grain Train warehouse.  St. Paul members of all ages are welcome to join us in sorting donations and assembling kits to distribute to those in need throughout the U.S. and internationally.  We will meet at the church at 6:30 a.m., volunteer from 8-12, grab lunch, and be home by 3:00.  Please sign up on the table in the Narthex so we know how many vehicles to plan for.  If there are children who would like to come that day, we can help with transportation if their parents are unable to attend.

Register Now for our Rip-Roaring Rafting VBS!
Life is full of thrills and spills; we may not know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon, kids discover that, on life’s wild ride, Jesus is by our side.  Children ages 3 through entering 5th grade should make plans to attend our Splash Canyon Vacation Bible School the evenings of July 15-19.  You can register online at the church website:  www.splcmv.org or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in my mailbox.  Please register by June 24, if possible, so we can pre-order t-shirts for the children. 

Invite Your Friends to VBS!
We would love to have you invite your friends, neighbors, grandchildren, etc. to VBS this year.  There are some postcard-sized invitations on the table in the Narthex that you are welcome to share with those you wish to invite.  We have plenty, so take all that you need!

Large Cardboard, Paper Sacks, and Plastic Bags Needed for VBS Decorations
We can use your large pieces of cardboard (like appliance boxes, etc.), paper grocery sacks, and plastic bags for our Splash Canyon VBS decorations.  Place them in the Sunday School office prior to July 9.

Upcoming Dates
June 20 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30pm
June 26 – Orphan Grain Train Volunteer Day
July 9 – VBS Decorating prep, 6-8 p.m.
July 12 – VBS Decorating
July 14 – Heritage Days parade
July 15-19 – Vacation Bible School

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Middle School and High School Youth:
Adventureland, Wed., June 20, 2018
We will leave from St. Paul at 8am and return in the evening.

Sonya Sullivan

MAIL BOXES Be sure to take home the information in your church mailbox today. And check out the cover of the latest edition of the IDE Today featuring St. Paul’s very own Chalk the Walk artists!

REMINDER Please remember to check out our church website from time to time at http://www.splcmv.org. Noteworthy News announcements are posted each week as well as the monthly newsletter, up-to-date monthly calendar, upcoming events, youth announcements, Serving the Lord schedule, etc.

I BELIEVE IN CAMP Fundraiser auction and scholarship runs will be Saturday, July 28 at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca. The event will begin with a 1-mile run for campers and a 5K fun run for adults at 10am. Top placers in each race win camperships toward the 2019 camp season. The auction begins at 1pm. Quilts and fine craft items are still needed. See the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex for more information.

LUMC INVITATIONAL The women of Lisbon United Methodist Church invite you to their annual invitational on Wednesday, June 20 at 1:30pm. The speaker will be Helen Armstrong, Director of African Ministries at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids. Refreshments will be served. See the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex for more information.

TASTE OF LISBON-MT. VERNON The SE Linn Comm. Center (108 S. Washington St., Lisbon) is hosting this event on Saturday, June 23 from 5-7pm. Sample food from 20+ local restaurants. Tickets are $20 and available at SELCC. Advance sales only. Limited seating available. All proceeds benefit SELCC programs. Call 455-2844 for more information. (Flyer on bulletin board in Narthex.)

BLESSING OF AN ORGAN St. Paul’s Lutheran Chapel in Iowa City invites you to “The Blessing of an Organ” responsive prayer and hymn festival on Sunday, June 24 at 2pm. The service will be followed by a cake and punch reception.

TRANSFORM WEEK Matthew 25 in Cedar Rapids will be having Transform Week June 25-June 29, 2018. Volunteer to work for a day or the entire week. Most work days go from 8am to 3:30pm. If you would like more information about volunteering for this event, please sign up in the Narthex. Contact Scott Baumler for more information.

FREE MOVIE WEDNESDAYS The Lisbon Library (sponsored by SE Linn Comm. Center) will be having a FREE family-friendly (G or PG) movie each Wednesday this summer at 1pm. Popcorn and drinks will be provided for everyone in attendance. All children and their caregivers are welcome. For more information, go to the Lisbon Library Facebook page.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Ben Sullivan, Kelly Hanselman, Susan Schmidt, Bill Ozburn, Ron Hertzler, Gary Petersen, Jan Behn, Marsha Light, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Joyce Conley, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, Jim Steinberg, Marcia Hauschild, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill, Darlene Allard, Sue Larson, Richard Blanton, Beverly Moore, Janet Borin, Rita Giblin, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, LaVerne Krueger, Jone Paarmann, Aïchatou Johnson

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday Morning: 89

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 3,900    Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:      $ 86,780  Goal: $87,975

 

 

Noteworthy News 6/10/18

NEWSLETTER ARTICLES for the July Newsletter are due to Tracy next Sunday, June 17. Thanks!

TABLE TALKS Join us for Table Talk as part of our continuing church planning process. During fellowship time after the worship service TODAY, we’ll dedicate three tables to discuss three broad topics that emerged through previous planning meetings: Spirit (worship, & learning), Community (volunteerism & activities), and Home (physical property & improvements). In this stage of the planning process, we want to flesh-out specific ideas, outline challenges and solutions, and start to create action plans. These are informal chats, but we will have volunteer facilitators for each topic, and we will use templates to help guide the discussions. Our final Table Talk session will be next Sunday, June 17. For more information, contact Council President Scott Baumler.

PASTOR OUT OF OFFICE Pastor Hansen will be out of the office this week. In case of emergency during this time, you may call him on his cell phone, 319-210-4660, or the church office during office hours.

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

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth on Saturday, August 4. Please place donated items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing.

CHURCH DIRECTORY UPDATE The church directory will be updated and distributed in July. 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. Add your email address if you would like that published as well. Thanks!

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for LWR. A donation basket is on the table by the entry doors in the Narthex. Also on the table are lists of items needed and guidelines about those items. There is an instruction sheet to make homemade diapers out of t-shirts as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Mission of Hope Meal – Wednesday, June 13 

Middle School and High School Youth:Adventureland, Wed., June 20, 2018
We will leave from St. Paul at 8am and return in the evening. If you have not responded to my email, please do so. Thanks!

Orphan Grain Train Volunteer Day – Tuesday, June 26
                                                                                                                     Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Orphan Grain Train Volunteer Day
We are planning a trip to Clemons (Iowa) on Tuesday, June 26 to volunteer at the Central Iowa Orphan Grain Train warehouse.  St. Paul members of all ages are welcome to join us in sorting donations and assembling kits to distribute to those in need throughout the U.S. and internationally.  We will meet at the church at 6:30 a.m., volunteer from 8-12, grab lunch, and be home by 3:00.  Please sign up on the table in the Narthex so we know how many vehicles to plan for.  If there are children who would like to come that day, we can help with transportation if their parents are unable to attend.

Summer Adult Bible Study – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
It’s not too late to join us for Wednesday evening Bible study.  We are using the book “Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up” by Matthew Richard.  Everyone is welcome to attend.

Register Now for our Rip-Roaring Rafting VBS!
Life is full of thrills and spills; we may not know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon, kids discover that, on life’s wild ride, Jesus is by our side.  Children ages 3 through entering 5th grade should make plans to attend our Splash Canyon Vacation Bible School the evenings of July 15-19.  You can register online at the church website:  www.splcmv.org or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in my mailbox.  Please register by June 24, if possible, so we can pre-order t-shirts for the children. 

Invite Your Friends to VBS!
We would love to have you invite your friends, neighbors, grandchildren, etc. to VBS this year.  There are some postcard sized invitations on the table in the narthex that you are welcome to share with those you wish to invite.  We have plenty, so take all that you need!

Large Cardboard, Paper Sacks, and Plastic Bags Needed for VBS Decorations
We can use your large pieces of cardboard (like appliance boxes, etc.), paper grocery sacks, and plastic bags for our Splash Canyon VBS decorations.  Place them in the Sunday School office prior to July 9.

Upcoming Dates
June 13 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30pm
June 26 – Orphan Grain Train Volunteer Day
July 9 – VBS Decorating prep, 6-8 p.m.
July 12 – VBS Decorating
July 14 – Heritage Days parade
July 15-19 – Vacation Bible School

Julie Baumler

COLORADO PEACHES St. John’s Lutheran Church LCMS in Monticello is taking orders for Colorado Peaches that should arrive mid-August. See the flyer on the bulletin board for more information. Order forms are on the table below the bulletin board in the Narthex.

LUMC INVITATIONAL The women of Lisbon United Methodist Church invite you to their annual invitational on Wednesday, June 20 at 1:30pm. The speaker will be Helen Armstrong, Director of African Ministries at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids. Refreshments will be served. See the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex for more information.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: Is your family watching movies or playing video games this summer? What messages are the children getting through these forms of entertainment? Parents and grandparents, you can be informed through websites that review movies and games from a Christian perspective, such as http://www.movieguide.org and http://www.pluggedin.com. The more you know, the better prepared you will be to guide the little ones entrusted to your care! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Ben Sullivan, Kelly Hanselman, Susan Schmidt, Bill Ozburn, Ron Hertzler, Gary Petersen, Jan Behn, Marsha Light, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Joyce Conley, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, Jim Steinberg, Marcia Hauschild, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill, Darlene Allard, Sue Larson, Richard Blanton, Beverly Moore, Janet Borin, Rita Giblin, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, LaVerne Krueger, Jone Paarmann, Aïchatou Johnson

STATISTICS LAST WEEK

Sunday Morning: 105 Wednesday Evening: 16

CONTRIBUTIONS

Last Sunday: $ 4,484  Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:     $ 82,280 Goal: $84,150

Noteworthy News 6/3/18

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.

TABLE TALKS Join us for Table Talk as part of our continuing church planning process. During fellowship time after the worship service on June 3rd (today), 10th, & 17th, we’ll dedicate three tables to discuss three broad topics that emerged through previous planning meetings: Spirit (worship, & learning), Community (volunteerism & activities), and Home (physical property & improvements). In this stage of the planning process, we want to flesh-out specific ideas, outline challenges and solutions, and start to create action plans. These are informal chats, but we will have volunteer facilitators for each topic, and we will use templates to help guide the discussions. For more information, contact Council President Scott Baumler.

EVENING PRAYER SERVICE We will have an Evening Prayer Service with communion this Wednesday, June 6 at 6:30pm. See the “News from the Family Life Coord.” regarding a new summer adult Bible study that will begin Wednesday after the service. All are welcome!

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY The next monthly women’s Bible study will be next Saturday, June 9 at 10:30am at Cabin Coffee in Lisbon. All are welcome. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be providing/serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, June 13. Volunteers are needed to help serve at the mission. There are signup sheets in the Narthex.

WORK PROJECT AT CAMP 6/9 CANCELLED (Due to Site Manager recovering from  illness).

FELLOWSHIP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED One to two families are needed to provide/serve fellowship on Sunday, June 17. There is a signup sheet on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall.

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Middle School and High School Youth: Adventureland, Wed., June 20, 2018
We will leave from St. Paul at 8am and return in the evening. If you have not responded to my email, please do so. Thanks!

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Summer Adult Bible Study – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
We will be offering an adult Bible study on Wednesday evenings this summer beginning on June 6.  We will be using the book Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up by Matthew Richard.  This study will remind us who the real Jesus of the Bible is, and also reveal to us twelve false christs who are embraced, loved, promoted, and revered – even by well-meaning Christians.  The plan is to begin at 6:30 p.m. except on the evenings where there is an Evening Prayer service.  On those evenings, we will start following the prayer service (around 7 p.m.).

Register Now for our Rip-Roaring Rafting VBS!
Life is full of thrills and spills; we may not know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon, kids discover that on life’s wild ride, Jesus is by our side.  Children ages 3 through entering 5th grade should make plans to attend our Splash Canyon Vacation Bible School the evenings of July 15-19.  You can register online at the church website:  www.splcmv.org or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in my mailbox.  Please register by June 24, if possible, so we can pre-order t-shirts for the children. 

Volunteer for VBS
We still need a few more volunteers – specifically, we need crew leaders (take groups from station to station), a Bible Challenge leader (help kids learn and remember the verse of the day), and an Opening/Closing leader.  There is a volunteer signup on the table in the Narthex.  Please contact me or Brenda Bany if you have any questions. 

Large Cardboard, Paper Sacks, and Plastic Bags Needed for VBS Decorations
We can use your large pieces of cardboard (like appliance boxes, etc.), paper grocery sacks, and plastic bags for our Splash Canyon VBS decorations.  Place them in the Sunday School office prior to July 9.

Upcoming Dates
June 6 – Adult Bible Study (following prayer service)
June 26 – Orphan Grain Train Volunteer Day
July 9 – VBS Decorating prep, 6-8 p.m.
July 12 – VBS Decorating
July 14 – Heritage Days parade
July 15-19 – Vacation Bible School

Julie Baumler

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth on Saturday, August 4. 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!

CHURCH DIRECTORY UPDATE The church directory will be updated and distributed in July. 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!

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for LWR. A donation basket is on the table by the entry doors in the Narthex. Also on the table are lists of items needed and guidelines about those items. There is an instruction sheet to make homemade diapers out of t-shirts as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

IED LWML CONVENTION ROCK-A-THON The Cedar Rapids Zone has a team participating in the rock-a-thon at the convention (June 15-16 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott Convention Center). If you would like to make a pledge, there is a pledge sheet (and envelopes to send your pledge) on the table in the Narthex. All money raised by this event goes to IED Mites, and the first $500 will be matched by LCEF. For more information, contact Vickie Ozburn.

COLORADO PEACHES St. John’s Lutheran Church LCMS in Monticello is taking orders for Colorado Peaches that should arrive mid-August. See the flyer on the bulletin board for more information. Order forms are on the table below the bulletin board in the Narthex.

LUMC INVITATIONAL The women of Lisbon United Methodist Church invite you to their annual invitational on Wednesday, June 20 at 1:30pm. The speaker will be Helen Armstrong, Director of African Ministries at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church in Cedar Rapids. Refreshments will be served. See the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex for more information.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kelly Hanselman, Susan Schmidt, Bill Ozburn, Ron Hertzler, Gary Petersen, Jan Behn, Marsha Light, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Joyce Conley, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, Jim Steinberg, Marcia Hauschild, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill, Darlene Allard, Sue Larson, Richard Blanton, Beverly Moore, Janet Borin, Rita Giblin, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, LaVerne Krueger, Jone Paarmann, Aïchatou Johnson

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday Morning: 82

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 2,117  Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:      $77,796 Goal: $80,325

Noteworthy News 5/27/18

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.

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

TABLE TALKS Join us for Table Talk as part of our continuing church planning process. During fellowship time after the worship service on June 3, 10, & 17, we’ll dedicate three tables to discuss three broad topics that emerged through previous planning meetings: Spirit (worship, & learning), Community (volunteerism & activities), and Home (physical property & improvements). In this stage of the planning process, we want to flesh-out specific ideas, outline challenges and solutions, and start to create action plans. These are informal chats, but we will have volunteer facilitators for each topic, and we will use templates to help guide the discussions. For more information, contact Council President Scott Baumler.

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be providing/serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, June 13. Volunteers are needed to provide bars and to help serve at the mission. There are signup sheets in the Narthex.

WORK PROJECT AT CAMP Our church is organizing a work project at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca. The date is Saturday, June 9. We will be deconstructing the raft village. A signup sheet is in the Narthex. Questions can be referred to Jeff Adrian, 319-654-6780.

FELLOWSHIP VOLUNTEERS NEEDED One to two families are needed to provide/serve fellowship on Sunday, June 17. 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 4. Collection for items for the sale will begin this week. Please place items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing.

CHURCH DIRECTORY UPDATE The church directory will be updated and distributed in July. 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 YOUTH COORDINATOR

Middle School and High School Youth: Adventureland, Wed., June 20, 2018We will leave from St. Paul at 8am and return in the evening. If you have not responded to my email, please do so. Thanks!

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Summer Adult Bible Study – Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
We will be offering an adult Bible study on Wednesday evenings this summer beginning on June 6.  We will be using the book Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up by Matthew Richard.  This study will remind us who the real Jesus of the Bible is, and also reveal to us twelve false christs who are embraced, loved, promoted, and revered – even by well-meaning Christians.  The plan is to begin at 6:30 p.m. except on the evenings where there is an Evening Prayer service.  On those evenings, we will start following the prayer service (around 7 p.m.).

Register Now for our Rip-Roaring Rafting VBS!
Life is full of thrills and spills; we may not know what’s around the bend, but God does! At Splash Canyon, kids discover that on life’s wild ride, Jesus is by our side.  Children ages 3 through entering 5th grade should make plans to attend our Splash Canyon Vacation Bible School the evenings of July 15-19.  You can register online at the church website:  www.splcmv.org or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in my mailbox.  Please register by June 24, if possible, so we can pre-order t-shirts for the children. 

Volunteer for VBS
We still need a few more volunteers – specifically, we need crew leaders (take groups from station to station), a Bible Challenge leader (help kids learn and remember the verse of the day), and an Opening/Closing leader.  There is a volunteer signup on the table in the Narthex.  Please contact me or Brenda Bany if you have any questions. 

Large Cardboard, Paper Sacks, and Plastic Bags Needed for VBS Decorations
We can use your large pieces of cardboard (like appliance boxes, etc.), paper grocery sacks, and plastic bags for our Splash Canyon VBS decorations.  Place them in the Sunday School office prior to July 9. 

Upcoming Dates
June 6 – Adult Bible Study (following prayer service)
June 26 – Orphan Grain Train Volunteer Day
July 9 – VBS Decorating prep, 6-8 p.m.
July 12 – VBS Decorating
July 14 – Heritage Days parade
July 15-19 – Vacation Bible School

Julie Baumler

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for LWR. A donation basket is on the table by the entry doors in the Narthex. Also on the table are lists of items needed and guidelines about those items. There is an instruction sheet to make homemade diapers out of t-shirts as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

CONFIRMATION PHOTOS We now have St. Paul Confirmation Class photos from 1954 to the present compiled in a binder and placed on the table below the bulletin board in the Narthex. Feel free to browse through the photos. We are missing photos for the following years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. If you have a photo of these classes, drop a copy in the church office, and it will be copied and returned to you. Or send by email to secretary@splcmv.org.

IED LWML CONVENTION ROCK-A-THON The Cedar Rapids Zone has a team participating in the rock-a-thon at the convention (June 15-16 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott Convention Center). If you would like to make a pledge, there is a pledge sheet (and envelopes to send your pledge) on the table in the Narthex. All money raised by this event goes to IED Mites, and the first $500 will be matched by LCEF. For more information, contact Vickie Ozburn.

COLORADO PEACHES St. John’s Lutheran Church LCMS in Monticello is taking orders for Colorado Peaches that should arrive mid-August. See the flyer on the bulletin board for more information. Order forms are on the table below the bulletin board in the Narthex.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Pssttt…have you ever noticed that it is hard to ignore the whispered conversations of others nearby? Parents, take advantage of this reality by talking about the important things you want your kids to know…and do it just barely within their hearing distance. When they overhear you sharing words of love for your spouse, the more secure they will feel in your family. The more positive comments they overhear you making about their teacher, the more cooperative they will be with her at school. The more they hear you talking about how much you appreciate your pastor, the more they will respect him. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Tessa Cords, Kelly Hanselman, Susan Schmidt, Bill Ozburn, Ron Hertzler, Gary Petersen, Steve Williams, Jan Behn, Marsha Light, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Joyce Conley, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, Jim Steinberg, Marcia Hauschild, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill, Darlene Allard, Sue Larson, Richard Blanton, Beverly Moore, Janet Borin, Rita Giblin, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, Frances Humpfeld, LaVerne Krueger, Jone Paarmann

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday Morning: 100   Wed. Evening Prayer Svc.: 10

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 5,488  Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:      $75,679 Goal: $76,500

Noteworthy News 5/20/18

NEWLETTER Newsletter articles for the June newsletter are due to Tracy TODAY. Thanks!

MINISTRY TO THE ARMED FORCES May 19 was Armed Forces Day, and May 28 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.

EVENING PRAYER SERVICE There will be an Evening Prayer service with communion this Wednesday, May 23 at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

TABLE TALKS Join us for Table Talk as part of our continuing church planning process. During fellowship time after the worship service on June 3, 10, & 17, we’ll dedicate three tables to discuss three broad topics that emerged through previous planning meetings: Spirit (worship, & learning), Community (volunteerism & activities), and Home (physical property & improvements). In this stage of the planning process, we want to flesh-out specific ideas, outline challenges and solutions, and start to create action plans. These are informal chats, but we will have volunteer facilitators for each topic, and we will use templates to help guide the discussions. For more information, contact Council President Scott Baumler.

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be providing/serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, June 13. Volunteers are needed to provide bars and to help serve at the mission. There are signup sheets in the Narthex.

WORK PROJECT AT CAMP Our church is organizing a work project at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca. The date is Saturday, June 9. We will be deconstructing the raft village. A signup sheet is in the Narthex. Questions can be referred to Jeff Adrian, 319-654-6780.

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth on Saturday, August 4. Collection for items for the sale will begin this week. Please place items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing.

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR 

High School Youth Upcoming Events
Thurs., May 31, 6pm    End-of Year High School Youth Event (current
8th-12th graders) 6pm at Margheims (more info
to come, watch your email)
Save the Date
Wed., June 20  Adventureland – more information to come

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR      

Vacation Bible School – July 15-19
Get ready for a rip-roaring rafting VBS! We need a few more volunteers for our Splash Canyon adventure.  VBS will be the evenings of July 15-19 from 6-8 p.m.  We will be needing volunteers for crafts, music, Bible challenge, crew leaders, decorating, and more!  Please take a look at the signup sheet on the table in the Narthex to see where your gifts could best be used.  Not sure what each role entails?  Feel free to ask either Brenda Bany or me, and we’ll be happy to explain.  Registration is open for kids age 3 through 4th grade (going into 5th).  You can register online at http://www.splcmv.org or by filling out the paper registration forms located on the table in the Narthex.

Thank Our Sunday School Teachers
It’s been a great year of Sunday School.  We want to wish a big thank you to all who volunteered to teach and substitute this year.  Your contributions to teaching the members of St. Paul Lutheran are appreciated and have helped us as we grow in our faith. 

Preschool – Jill & Andy Hepker, Jessie Von Behren
Kindergarten – Amanda Kahl, Sue Margheim
1st – 4th grades – Sue Lacy, Josh & Olivia Randall
Middle School – Jeff Adrian
High School – Scott Baumler
Opening and Large Group Leader – Crysten Sanchez
Substitute Teachers – Brenda Bany, Sam Pape, Sonya Sullivan, Willis Wulf
Adult Bible Study – Pastor Hansen, Daniel Sanchez
Childcare/Nursery – Nicki Hanselman, Erica McConaughy, Lorena Freiburger, Rebecca Hansen, Julie Golberg, Megan Johnson, Jane Shaw

Upcoming Dates
July 14 – Heritage Days Parade
July 15-19 – Vacation Bible School

Julie Baumler

CHURCH DIRECTORY UPDATE The church directory will be updated and distributed in July. 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!

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY All are welcome to join the Tuesday morning weekly Bible study that meets at 10:30am at the church. We study a passage of scripture from the upcoming Sunday service. Pastor Hansen leads the study.

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for LWR. A donation basket is on the table by the entry doors in the Narthex. Also on the table are lists of items needed and guidelines about those items. There is an instruction sheet to make homemade diapers out of t-shirts as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

CONFIRMATION PHOTOS We now have St. Paul Confirmation Class photos from 1954 to the present compiled in a binder and placed on the table below the bulletin board in the Narthex. Feel free to browse through the photos. We are missing photos for the following years: 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010. If you have a photo of these classes, drop a copy in the church office, and it will be copied and returned to you. Or send by email to secretary@splcmv.org.

IED LWML CONVENTION ROCK-A-THON The Cedar Rapids Zone has a team participating in the rock-a-thon at the convention (June 15-16 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott Convention Center). If you would like to make a pledge, there is a pledge sheet (and envelopes to send your pledge) on the table in the Narthex. All money raised by this event goes to IED Mites, and the first $500 will be matched by LCEF. For more information, contact Vickie Ozburn.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Know someone who struggles with perfectionism? Perhaps you? Although motivated by a desire for good, perfectionism has been rightly described as a fast and enduring track to unhappiness. Whether it’s your chaotic system of storing tax receipts, the disorder in your workshop or hobby room, or the messiness of your life in general, give yourself a break and remember this good news: You are saved by grace, not by works. The pressure is off. Always do your best but don’t let a mistake or an error or a bad habit define you. “There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus…”. (Romans 8:1-2) Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Tessa Cords, Susan Schmidt, Bill Ozburn, Ron Hertzler, Gary Petersen, Steve Williams, Jan Behn, Marsha Light, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Joyce Conley, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, Jim Steinberg, Marcia Hauschild, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill, Darlene Allard, Sue Larson, Richard Blanton, Beverly Moore, Janet Borin, Rita Giblin, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, Frances Humpfeld, LaVerne Krueger, Jone Paarmann

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday School: children: 20  adults: 5 Sunday Morning: 100
Ascension Service (5/10): 29

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 2,941      Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:      $ 70,191    Goal: $72,675

Noteworthy News 5/13/18

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!

NEWLETTER Newsletter articles for the June newsletter are due to Tracy next Sunday, May 20. Thanks!

TABLE TALKS Join us for Table Talk as part of our continuing church planning process. During fellowship time after the worship service on June 3, 10, & 17, we’ll dedicate three tables to discuss three broad topics that emerged through previous planning meetings: Spirit (worship, & learning), Community (volunteerism & activities), and Home (physical property & improvements). In this stage of the planning process, we want to flesh-out specific ideas, outline challenges and solutions, and start to create action plans. These are informal chats, but we will have volunteer facilitators for each topic, and we will use templates to help guide the discussions. For more information, contact Council President Scott Baumler.

PRISCILLA GUILD GARAGE SALE The Priscilla Guild will be having their annual garage sale and food booth on Saturday, August 4. Collection for items for the sale will begin the week of May 21 (after the last day of Sunday School on the 20th). Please place items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing.

TUESDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY All are welcome to join the Tuesday morning weekly Bible study that meets at 10:30am at the church. We study a passage of scripture from the upcoming Sunday service. Pastor Hansen leads the study.

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for LWR. A donation basket is on the table by the entry doors in the Narthex. Also on the table are lists of items needed and guidelines about those items. There is an instruction sheet to make homemade diapers -shirts as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR 

High School Youth Upcoming Events
Thurs., May 31, 6pm    End-of Year High School Youth Event (current 8th-12th graders) 6pm at Margheims (more info to come, watch your email)

Save the Date
Wed., June 20  Adventureland – more information to come

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR 

Celebration Breakfast on May 20
We hope that you can join us in celebrating the end of the year with a breakfast next Sunday, May 20 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. 

Vacation Bible School – July 15-19
Get ready for a rip-roaring rafting VBS! We need a few more volunteers for our Splash Canyon adventure.  VBS will be the evenings of July 15-19 from 6-8 p.m.  We will be needing volunteers for crafts, music, Bible challenge, crew leaders, decorating, and more!  Please take a look at the signup sheet on the table in the Narthex to see where your gifts could best be used.  Not sure what each role entails?  Feel free to ask either Brenda Bany or me, and we’ll be happy to explain.  Registration is open for kids age 3 through 4th grade (going into 5th).  You can register online at http://www.splcmv.org or by filling out the paper registration forms located on the table in the Narthex.

Upcoming Dates
May 20 – Last Day of Sunday School Celebration Breakfast
July 14 – Heritage Days Parade
July 15-19 – Vacation Bible School

Julie Baumler

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 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.

BIRTHDAY JAR There is a birthday jar near the card display in the Narthex. Members of the congregation are encouraged to drop in a penny for each year of their age during their birthday week. The funds raised are used for Sunday School needs.

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, Serving the Lord schedule, etc.

CHURCH MAILBOX Please be sure to pick up the information in your church mailbox before you leave today!

TASTING LUNCHEON Trinity Lutheran in Cedar Rapids is having their annual tasting luncheon on Friday, May 18 at 11am. Advance tickets for the luncheon are $12, and $14 at the door. For more information or to get tickets, call Diana Koehn at 319-396-7899 or Doris Stanek at 319-558-9773.

IED LWML CONVENTION ROCK-A-THON The Cedar Rapids Zone has a team participating in the rock-a-thon at the convention (June 15-16 at the Cedar Rapids Marriott Convention Center). If you would like to make a pledge, there is a pledge sheet (and envelopes to send your pledge) on the table in the Narthex. All money raised by this event goes to IED Mites, and the first $500 will be matched by LCEF. For more information, contact Vickie Ozburn.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Scripture is full of references to mothers and their unique qualities. 1 Corinthians 13:4-8 isn’t typically thought of as one of them, but think of mothers you know who are examples of the high calling of love described here: Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends. Happy Mother’s Day to all women who so lovingly care for others! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Susan Schmidt, Bill Ozburn, Ron Hertzler, Gary Petersen, Steve Williams, Jan Behn, Marsha Light, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Joyce Conley, Bryan Mason, Keith Karr, Jim Steinberg, Marcia Hauschild, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill, Darlene Allard, Sue Larson, Richard Blanton, Beverly Moore, Janet Borin, Rita Giblin, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, Frances Humpfeld, LaVerne Krueger, Jone Paarmann, family of Barb (Clark) Ingersoll

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday School: children: 18 adults: 4 Sunday Morning: 94

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 4,673      Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:      $67,250     Goal: $68,850