Noteworthy News

Noteworthy News 10/15/17

THANK YOU to Rev. Jerry Doellinger for leading the worship service this morning. 

PASTOR OUT OF OFFICE Pastor will be out of the office through Tuesday, October 17. During that time, Rev. David Hansen will be available for immediate pastoral care in case of emergency: 319-551-3989.

FELLOWSHIP Thank you to the Eggers family for providing and serving fellowship today. 

COMMUNION will be celebrated at our Evening Prayer Service this Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

NEWSLETTER DUE Articles for the November newsletter are due to Tracy next Sunday, October 22. Thanks!

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly voters’ assembly/potluck will be Sunday, Oct. 29 following the worship service. There will be a special council meeting to prep for the assembly TODAY 11am. All reports for the Oct. 29 meeting are due to Tracy by Wednesday, Oct. 25.

TERRI LYNN You may preorder your Terri Lynn nuts and candies again this year. Order forms are on the table in the Narthex. Please place the order form along with payment in the order folder in the Narthex by Oct. 22. Make checks payable to the Priscilla Guild. Contact Susan Adrian for more information.

NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Additional volunteers are needed to help staff the church nursery during the Sunday School hour on Sunday mornings. Signup sheets to volunteer and a calendar for Sunday morning availability are on the table in the Narthex. Contact Nicki Hanselman for more information: 624-7179, hoosiers@southslope.net. 

DISASTER RELIEF Updated information on the LCMS ongoing disaster relief efforts is being posted on the bulletin board each week. Inserts with giving information are on the table below. Or go to https://www.lcms.org/disaster-response for more information.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Reformation Walk a Success
Many thanks to all who helped with the Reformation Walk last weekend.  We had about 100 men, women, and children from several different churches throughout the district, as well as others from the Mt. Vernon/Lisbon area.  We heard several great comments, and people enjoyed learning about Martin Luther and the Reformation in a dynamic way. 

Students Sing on Oct. 22 and 29
The preschool through 4th grade students will be singing during worship on Oct. 22 and 29.  They will be practicing their songs during Sunday School opening these next couple weeks.

Seeking Volunteer for Christmas Program
We’re looking for a volunteer (or two!) who would be willing to coordinate the children and youth Christmas program which will be on Sunday, December 10.  They would select the program, assign the parts and help with rehearsals.  Music would be practiced during the Sunday School opening and led by Crysten.

Operation Christmas Child
Through the Samaritan’s Purse project, Operation Christmas Child, St. Paul families can create gifts by filling shoeboxes with small toys, school supplies and hygiene items for children affected by war, poverty, natural disasters, and other crises in more than 150 countries and territories. Samaritan’s Purse partners with local churches to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with those who receive shoebox gifts. Packing lists and boxes are on the small table just inside the fellowship hall for members of St. Paul who would like to pack their own shoebox for a child in need.  Boxes will be due to church by Nov. 12.  The Priscilla Guild has offered to pay for the shipping of the boxes.

Upcoming Dates
October 22 – Children sing during worship
October 29 – Children sing during worship
November 12 – Operation Christmas Child boxes due
December 10 – Children’s Christmas Program

Julie Baumler

 

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR 

BUTTER BREAD FUNDRAISER FOR HIGHER THINGS
Today is the kickoff of the Butter Braid fundraiser. The youth will be selling Butter Braids until Sunday, October 29th. See a Higher Things youth to place your order. Orders will be delivered before Thanksgiving. 

Middle School Youth Upcoming Events
Sun., October 22         Youth Night 5-7pm
Sun., Nov 5                  Youth Night 5-7pm

High School Youth Upcoming Events
Sun., October 22         Youth Committee Meeting (following service)
Sun., October 22         Youth Night 6-8pm
Sun., Oct. 29                Butter Braid Order Deadline
Wed., Nov. 1                Deadline for Higher Things Registration/$100 Deposit
Sun., Nov. 5                 Youth Night, 6-8pm

Can and Bottle Fundraiser: We are going to continue to collect aluminum cans, 20 oz. plastic bottles, and 2 liter bottles to recycle. These may be placed in the can shed boxes located near the chest freezer. If you have glass bottles, please hold onto them, and we will hold a youth collection day in October. We will announce when you can bring them to church. Thank you for your nations!

Sonya Sullivan

REFORMATION WALK PHOTOS Check out some photos on the bulletin board from the Reformation Walk at Camp last Sunday. More are posted on St. Paul’s Facebook page as well. Special thanks to Julie Baumler for spearheading the event!

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS Naaman and Elisha: 2 Kings 5:1-14; Story Bible p. 227. The Word of God spoken by the prophet was in and with the water of the Jordan to restore the flesh of Naaman. The Word of God spoken by the pastor is in and with the water of Baptism to cleanse us of our sin and restore us as children of the heavenly Father. Consider discussing, “What was Elisha’s unusual ‘prescription’ for Naaman’s condition? How have you been healed with water?”

EVENT AT ST. PAUL’S IN MARION The LWML women of St. Paul’s in Marion will be having their annual Harvest Bazaar on Friday, October 20 from 9am to 7pm. There will be crafts, quilts, etc., and breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served as well. Proceeds go to charity. See the flyer on the bulletin board for more information. 

FALL WORK DAY AT CAMP IO-DIS-ECA will be Saturday, November 4. The main project that day will be renovating the Middle Cross campfire area behind Alpha Lodge. Projects will start at 9am and will go until 4pm. Lunch will be provided. Email sitemanager@iodiseca.org if you plan to participate.

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS Mt. Vernon Methodist Church women are holding this event on Thursday, October 19 at 7pm. Nicole McAlexander, the Executive Director at Southeast Linn Comm. Center, will be sharing about the services that Southeast Linn provides to folks in the MV/Lisbon area. The focus will be on how we, as church women, can help meet some of those needs, especially for women and children. See the flyer on the bulletin board for items to bring to the event to help stock the shelves at SE Linn.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Susan Schmidt, Steve Williams, Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Gary Petersen, Jan Behn, Marsha Light, Koreen Thompson, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Kathleen Hoagland, Joyce Conley, Carmen Musser, Bryan Mason, Leona Danker, Keith Karr, Aïchatou Johnson, Jim Steinberg, Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, John Lord, Marcia Hauschild, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Dandeta Schadle, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill, Sue Margheim’s aunt Beverly, Jean White, Annie Walker, Judy Hohmann, family of Sharon Jurgens

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday School children: 23  adults: 14
Wed. Evening Service: 8 Sunday Morning Svc.: 78

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Week $   2,760                 Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $149,815                Goal: $151,208

 

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Noteworthy News 10/8/17

PASTOR OUT OF OFFICE Pastor will be out of the Office October 12-17. During that time, Rev. David Hansen will be available for immediate pastoral care in case of emergency: 319-551-3989. Rev. Doellinger will be our guest pastor next Sunday, Oct. 15. 

ALTAR FLOWERS this morning are given by Kim & Gary Spiess in honor of Gary’s birthday. 

REFORMATION WALK Join us TODAY at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca for our Reformation Walk event! See the News from the Family Life Coord. box for more information.

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICE OFFERING Today we are taking a freewill offering for Lutheran Family Service of Iowa. There is a basket in the Narthex. For more information go to lfsiowa.org.

CHONDA PIERCE SHOW The women of the congregation are invited to go see Christian comedian Chonda Pierce at the Paramount in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 7pm.  Tickets are $27 plus a handling fee.  If you are interested, please sign up in the Narthex by TODAY.  Contact Susan Adrian if you have questions.  You can read more about Chonda Pierce at chonda.org/about/.

SIDEWALK WORK We will be having sidewalk work done on the north side of the church this coming week. If the main doors become inaccessible, please use the west door which will be open during office hours and church activities during that time.

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 12 noon.

MEN’S BREAKFAST will be Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8am at the church. Contact Jeff Adrian for more information.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY The next women’s Bible study will be Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10:30am at Cabin Coffee in Brothers Market (Lisbon). Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

FELLOWSHIP One to two families are needed to provide/serve fellowship on Sunday, October 15. There is a signup sheet on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Join the Reformation Walk Today
Walk where Luther walked. You may not live in sixteenth-century Germany, but this afternoon, you can walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther at our Reformation Walk. Your whole family will enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the Reformation and learn how the world changed forever.  The walk will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca.  Invite your friends!  There are handouts on the table by the Narthex that you can share with others as well as maps to the camp.

Volunteers helping with the walk should see Julie after worship to get their costumes.  They should plan to meet at the camp at 12:30 today to finish getting everything set up.

Students Sing on Oct. 22 and 29
The preschool through 4th grade students will be singing during worship on Oct. 22 and 29.  They will be practicing their songs during Sunday School opening these next few weeks.

Seeking Volunteer for Christmas Program
We’re looking for a volunteer (or two!) who would be willing to coordinate the children and youth Christmas program.  They would select the program, assign the parts and help with rehearsals.  Music would be practiced during the Sunday School opening and led by Crysten.

Upcoming Dates
TODAY – Reformation Walk at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, 2pm
October 22 – Children sing during worship
October 29 – Children sing during worship
December 10 – Children’s Christmas Program

Julie Baumler

 

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR 

TODAY, October 8 Reformation Walk – It is not too late to join us! We will meet at the church at 1:30pm and travel to Camp IO-DIS-E-CA together. We will return to the church by 5:30pm. 

Middle School Youth Upcoming Events
Sun., October 22         Youth Night 5-7pm

High School Youth Upcoming Events
Sun., October 22         Youth Committee Meeting (following service)
Sun., October 22         Youth Night 6-8pm
Wed., Nov. 1                Deadline for Higher Things Registration/$100 Deposit

Can and Bottle Fundraiser:
We are going to continue to collect aluminum cans, 20 oz. plastic bottles, and 2 liter bottles to recycle. These may be placed by the can shed boxes located near the chest freezer. If you have glass bottles, please hold onto them and we will hold a youth collection day in October. We will announce when you can bring them to church. Thank you for your donations!

Sonya Sullivan

TERRI LYNN You may preorder your Terri Lynn nuts and candies again this year. Order forms are on the table in the Narthex. Please place the order form along with payment in the order folder in the Narthex by Oct. 22. Make checks payable to the Priscilla Guild. Contact Susan Adrian for more information. 

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly voters’ assembly/potluck will be Sunday, Oct. 29 following the worship service. There will be a special council meeting to prep for the assembly on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 11am. All reports for the Oct. 29 meeting are due to Tracy by Wednesday, Oct. 25.

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS Elijah is Taken to Heaven: 2 Kings 2:1-15; Story Bible p. 224.Elijah, like Enoch before him, was taken into heaven alive. Jesus, who is our great Elijah, ascended alive into heaven for us and our salvation. You might discuss, “Why was Elisha concerned about Elijah’s departure from earth? In what way was Jesus’ ascension into heaven different from Elijah’s?” 

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 8:15am to study “A Man Named Martin.” Contact Pastor Hansen for more information. Weekly recaps are being sent by email to the congregation, and you may also find recaps from past weeks on the Adult Bible Study link on the homepage of our website, www.splcmv.org.

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS Mt. Vernon Methodist Church women are holding this event on Thursday, October 19 at 7pm. Nicole McAlexander, the Executive Director at Southeast Linn Comm. Center, will be sharing about the services that Southeast Linn provides to folks in the MV/Lisbon area. The focus will be on how we, as church women, can help meet some of those needs, especially for women and children. See the flyer on the bulletin board for items to bring to the event to help stock the shelves at SE Linn.

DISASTER RELIEF Updated information on the LCMS ongoing disaster relief efforts is being posted on the bulletin board each week. Inserts with giving information are on the table below. Or go to https://www.lcms.org/disaster-response for more information. 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Susan Schmidt, Steve Williams, Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Gary Petersen, Glenn Kurth, Jan Behn, Marsha Light, Koreen Thompson, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Kathleen Hoagland, Joyce Conley, Carmen Musser, Bryan Mason, Leona Danker, Keith Karr, Aïchatou Johnson, Jim Steinberg, Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, John Lord, Marcia Hauschild, Jim Otto, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Dandeta Schadle, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill, Sue Margheim’s aunt Beverly, Annie Walker, family of Sharon Jurgens

STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday School children: 24  adults: 16
Wed. Evening Service: 11   Sunday Morning Svc.: 99

CONTRIBUTIONS

Last Week $  2,844                  Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $147,055                Goal: $147,520

Noteworthy News 10/1/17

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.

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

LWML SUNDAY Today we recognize LWML Sunday. The mission of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League is to assist each woman of The Lutheran Church—Missouri Synod in affirming her relationship with the Triune God so that she is enabled to use her gifts in ministry to the people of the world. The St. Paul Priscilla Guild is a member of the LWML and our Iowa District East. The Priscilla Guild hosts several events/activities each year with the proceeds going toward missions. If you would like to know more about getting involved with the Priscilla Guild, please contact Lorena Freiburger, President, at lffrei29@aol.com.

WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE Communion will be celebrated at our 6:30pm prayer service this Wednesday, October 4. All are invited.

LFS OFFERING Next Sunday, October 8 we will taking a freewill offering for Lutheran Family Service of Iowa. For more information go to lfsiowa.org.

CHONDA PIERCE SHOW The women of the congregation are invited to go see Christian comedian Chonda Pierce at the Paramount in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 7pm.  Tickets are $27 plus a handling fee.  If you are interested, please sign up in the Narthex, call the church office (895-8772) or email secretary@splcmv.org by Sunday, October 8.  Contact Susan Adrian if you have questions.  You can read more about Chonda Pierce at chonda.org/about/.

LWML FALL ZONE RALLY “Faith through the Word” is the theme of our LWML Fall Rally on Saturday, October 7 here at St. Paul. You can experience the emotions of mission work from our presenters, Willis and Carol Wulf, who have gone on mission trips to Vietnam. We suggest you invite a friend to spend the morning with you. What a great way to spend time with a friend! Signup sheets for attendance and to provide items for the brunch we will be serving are located in the Narthex. Check out the poster on the bulletin board for more information and items to bring for the ingathering for SE Linn Food Pantry. Registration begins at 8:30am, and breakfast will be served at 9:00am.

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 8:15am to study “A Man Named Martin.” This 3-part (13-week) study from Lutheran Hour Ministries covers the man, the moment, and the movement.  Contact Pastor Hansen for more information. Weekly recaps are being sent by email to the congregation, and you may also find recaps from past weeks on the Adult Bible Study link on the homepage of our website, www.splcmv.org.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Reformation Walk, October 8
Walk where Luther walked. You may not live in sixteenth-century Germany, but on October 8, you can walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther at our Reformation Walk. Your whole family will enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Reformation and learn how the world changed forever. The walk will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca.  Invite your friends!  There are handouts on the table in the Narthex that you can take and share with others as well as maps to the camp. We will be serving a simple “German” snack of rootbeer and pretzels.  We need donations of 2-liter bottles of rootbeer and bags of twist-style pretzels. Please put your donations in the kitchen by Wednesday, Oct. 4. We will have a brief meeting during fellowship today for the volunteers helping with the walk.  

Sunday School Children Learning about Luther
During the first four Sundays in October, the K-3rd graders are learning about Martin Luther and the Reformation during the “large group” portion of Sunday School.  They will be doing some hands-on activities and demonstrations to help them understand how Luther’s work and the Reformation has shaped our core beliefs about grace, Biblical truths, and Jesus.

Upcoming Dates
October 8 – Reformation Walk at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, 2pm
December 10 – Children’s Christmas Program

Julie Baumler

 

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR 

HS and MS Youth Upcoming Events October 8, Reformation Walk
We are doing this in place of the youth night.     This is for all Middle School and High School youth. It will take place at Camp IO-DIS-E-CA from 2-5 pm. We will meet at the church at 1:30 and travel there together. Please RSVP by Oct. 1 (TODAY) so that I make sure transportation is covered.     If you are planning to attend with your family, that is fine, you can meet up with us at Camp. I hope everyone can make it.

Middle School Youth Upcoming Events
Sun., October 22         Youth Night 5-7pm

High School Youth Upcoming Events
Sun., October 22         Youth Committee Meeting (following service)
Sun., October 22         Youth Night 6-8pm
Wed., Nov. 1                Deadline for Higher Things Registration/$100 deposit

Sonya Sullivan

FELLOWSHIP One to two families are needed to provide/serve fellowship on Sunday, October 15. There is a signup sheet on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall.

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS Elijah and the Prophets of Baal: 1 Kings 18:20-46; Story Bible p. 221. Just as the true God revealed Himself on the altar of Mount Carmel, so on the cross-shaped altar of Mount Calvary Jesus revealed, once and for all, that He alone is the real God who loves us enough to die for us. Parents could ask, “How did God demonstrate His power on Mount Carmel? How does God reveal Himself to us?”

LWR KITS The following items are needed to complete this year’s Lutheran World Relief kits which will be delivered to the drop off location in mid October: dark colored hand towels, blunt children’s scissors, rulers, black or blue pens (no gel ink), crayons (24 in a box), 2 ½” eraser, bar soap, metal nail clippers, sturdy wide-tooth combs. Please put items in the basket inside the entry doors by Sunday, October 8. There is a list of items needed on the table by the basket. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

CLERGY APPRECIATION MONTH October is recognized as Clergy Appreciation Month. Take a moment this month to thank Pastor Hansen for all his hard work and dedication. Greeting cards for the occasion are available in the card display in the Narthex.

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS Mt. Vernon Methodist Church women are holding this event on Thursday, October 19 at 7pm. Nicole McAlexander, the Executive Director at Southeast Linn Comm. Center, will be sharing about the services that Southeast Linn provides to folks in the MV/Lisbon area. The focus will be on how we, as church women, can help meet some of those needs, especially for women and children. See the flyer on the bulletin board for items to bring to the event to help stock the shelves at SE Linn.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Susan Schmidt, Steve Williams, Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Gary Petersen, Glenn Kurth, 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, Jim Steinberg, Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, John Lord, Marcia Hauschild, Jim Otto, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Dandeta Schadle, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill, Sue Margheim’s aunt Beverly, Annie Walker

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday School children: 22  adults: 2 young adult study: 10
Wed. Evening Service: 7   Sunday Morning Svc.: 80

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Week $    3,451                Goal: $    3,688
This Year: $144,046                Goal: $143,832

Noteworthy News 9/24/17

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. 

NEWSLETTER The October newsletter and calendar are available to view/print on our website, www.splcmv.org.

10:30AM BIBLE STUDY The Tuesday morning Bible study WILL meet this coming Tuesday, Sept. 26, but will not meet again until October 24.

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 8:15am to study “A Man Named Martin.” This 3-part (13-week) study from Lutheran Hour Ministries covers the man, the moment, and the movement.  As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I invite you to come and learn about who Martin Luther was, what he taught and spoke out against, and how it changed the world. Contact Pastor Hansen for more information. Weekly recaps are being sent by email to the congregation, and you may also find recaps from past weeks on the Adult Bible Study link on the homepage of our website, www.splcmv.org. 

LWML FALL ZONE RALLY Can YOU come forth and be in service to Christ “Faith through the Word”? That’s what LWML is all about! Join us Saturday, October 7 here at St. Paul for breakfast and Bible study. Five hundred years ago Martin Luther posted his 95 theses about the Christian life of repentance. His bold action began a movement that we call the Reformation. The work of the Reformation continues to this day as missionaries bring God’s Word to people throughout the world in places like Vietnam. Our presenters, Willis and Carol Wulf, have gone on mission trips to Vietnam and will share with us firsthand how in all nations, God has brought faith through the Word. Registration begins at 8:30am, and breakfast will be served at 9:00am. Signup sheets for attendance and for providing food for the breakfast are located in the Narthex. Ingathering items for SE Linn Comm. Center include: new or gently used winter clothing, coats or gloves, packages of new under and socks for any age, kid-sized hangers with clips, toilet paper, Kleenex, paper towels, applesauce, crackers (any kind), hamburger helper 

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Reformation Walk, October 8
Walk where Luther walked. You may not live in sixteenth-century Germany, but on October 8, you can walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther at our Reformation Walk. Your whole family will enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Reformation and learn how the world changed forever. The walk will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca.  Invite your friends!  There are handouts on the table in the Narthex that you can take and share with others.  We will be serving a simple “German” snack of rootbeer and pretzels.  We need donations of 2-liter bottles of rootbeer and bags of twist-style pretzels. Please put your donations in the kitchen. 

Traveling this fall?  Take Martin Luther with You!
As you travel this fall bring Traveling Martin Luther with you. We’ll post the pictures at church and on the St. Paul Facebook page.  We will keep track of Luther’s travels through the end of October to culminate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Pick up a Traveling Luther on the wall of Sonya’s cubicle.

Upcoming Dates
October 8 – Reformation Walk at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, 2pm
December 10 – Children’s Christmas Program

Julie Baumler

 

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR 

HS and MS Youth Upcoming Events
October 8, Reformation Walk
We are doing this in place of the youth night. This is for all Middle School and High School youth. It will take place at Camp IO-DIS-E-CA from 2-5 pm. We will meet at the church at 1:30 and travel there together. Please RSVP by Oct. 1 so that I make sure transportation is covered.     If you are planning to attend with your family, that is fine, you can meet up with us at Camp. I hope everyone can make it.

Middle School Youth Upcoming Events
TONIGHT                      Youth Night 5-7pm
Sun., October 22         Youth Night 5-7pm

High School Youth Upcoming Events
TONIGHT                      Youth Night 6-8pm
TONIGHT                      Higher Things Meeting, 7pm
Sun., October 22         Youth Committee Meeting (following service)
Sun., October 22         Youth Night 6-8pm

Sonya Sullivan

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS God Provides for Elijah: 1 Kings 17; Story Bible p. 218. Just as God provided food and life for Elijah, the widow, and her son, so He provides food, forgiveness, and life eternal for us in Christ. Consider asking, “How did God provide food for Elijah? In what ways does God provide for us today?” 

FELLOWSHIP One to two families are needed to provide/serve fellowship on Sunday, October 15. There is a signup sheet on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall. 

LWR KITS The following items are needed to complete this year’s Lutheran World Relief kits which will be delivered to the drop off location in mid October: dark colored hand towels, blunt children’s scissors, rulers, black or blue pens (no gel ink), crayons (24 in a box), 2 ½” eraser, bar soap, metal nail clippers, sturdy wide-tooth combs. Please put items in the basket inside the entry doors by Sunday, October 8. There is a list of items needed on the table by the basket. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

LUTHERAN SEAL Check out the photos of the Lego® Lutheran Seal put together by our congregation on the bulletin board in the Narthex. Thanks to Crysten Sanchez for organizing the activity!

CORNELL HURRICANE RELIEF DRIVE Cornell College is organizing a hurricane relief drive. A donation box is located at Thomas Commons on the campus, and items should be turned in by Thursday, September 28. There is a flyer with items needed on the bulletin board, and there are inserts with info you may take with you on the table below the bulletin board in the Narthex. 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Susan Schmidt, Steve Williams, Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Gary Petersen, Glenn Kurth, 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, Jim Steinberg, Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, John Lord, Marcia Hauschild, Jim Otto, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Dandeta Schadle, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill 

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Sunday School children: 23   adults: 6
Wed. Evening Service: 10   Sunday Morning Svc.: 91

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Week $    1,342                Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $140,595                Goal: $140,144

Noteworthy News 9/17/24

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

PRAYER SERVICE WITH COMMUNION We will celebrate communion at our Evening Prayer Service this Wednesday, Sept. 20 at 6:30pm. All are welcome to attend.

LEGO SEAL In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, check out the Legos® Lutheran Seal in the Narthex that’s been put together by our congregation. Thanks to all who participated in this project!

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 8:15am to study “A Man Named Martin.” This 3-part (13-week) study from Lutheran Hour Ministries covers the man, the moment, and the movement.  As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I invite you to come and learn about who Martin Luther was, what he taught and spoke out against, and how it changed the world. Contact Pastor Hansen for more information. Weekly recaps are being sent by email to the congregation. 

LWML FALL ZONE RALLY YOU can get involved in mission work without leaving Iowa! Lutheran Women in Mission are gathering Saturday, October 7 to energize one another at our Fall Zone Rally here at St Paul. Registration begins at 8:30am, and breakfast will be served at 9:00am. Our presenters, Willis and Carol Wulf, have gone on mission trips to Vietnam and will share with us firsthand how in all nations, God has brought faith through the Word. Signup sheets for attendance and for providing food for the breakfast are located in the Narthex. 

LWR KITS The Priscilla Guild will continue to collect items for school kits through September. A list with items needed for the kits is on the table in the Narthex (inside the entry doors). Also, we are in need of dark colored hand towels for baby care kits. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

THANKS to all who helped in any way or provided food for the Mission of Hope meal this past Wednesday. The next meal we will be providing/serving at the mission will be Wednesday, December 13.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Young Families Bible Study
Next Sunday, Sept. 24, we will be starting a targeted adult Bible study at 8:15 a.m. for young families.  Our first topic will focus on parenting children in the worship service. This study is for parents of young children (and future parents too!) on the last Sunday of each month.  We’ll explore what God’s Word says about our vocation as parents, share our successes and concerns, and support one another.  Come with ideas for future topics.  Child care will be available.

Reformation Walk, October 8 – Volunteers needed!
Walk where Luther walked. You may not live in sixteenth-century Germany, but on October 8 you can walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther at our Reformation Walk. Your whole family will enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Reformation and learn how the world changed forever.  The walk will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, and we have invited other local congregations to join us. We need several volunteers to play characters (like Martin and Katie Luther, John Tetzel, and Frederick the Wise) for the different stations on the walk, as well some general volunteers for costumes, decorating, and refreshments. All of the character parts have scripts provided. There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex.

Traveling this fall?  Take Martin Luther with You!
As you travel this fall bring Traveling Martin Luther with you. We’ll post the pictures at church and on the St. Paul Facebook page.  We will keep track of Luther’s travels through the end of October to culminate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Pick up a Traveling Luther on the wall of Sonya’s cubicle.

Upcoming Dates
September 24 – Young Families Bible Study, 8:15am
October 8 – Reformation Walk at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, 2pm

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR 

Upcoming Events
Sept. 24, 9:30am          Youth Usher at Worship Service
Sept. 24, 5pm              Higher Thing Meeting
Sept. 24, 6pm              SH Youth Night

Sonya Sullivan

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS Solomon Builds the Temple: 1 Kings 5-6; Story Bible p. 197. Though God resided within the Old Testament temple, He was hidden behind the veil in the Most Holy Place. Jesus is the unveiled Most Holy Place, accessible to all, enfolding believers in the arms of His Word and Sacraments. Parents might ask, “What kinds of things would you have seen in Solomon’s temple? Where do we see Jesus today?” 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Steve Williams, Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Gary Petersen, Glenn Kurth, 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, Jim Steinberg, Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, John Lord, Marcia Hauschild, Jim Otto, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Dandeta Schadle, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill

 

STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday School children: 28   adults: 10   Sunday Morning Svc.: 104

CONTRIBUTIONS

Last Week $   4,920                 Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $139,253                Goal: $ 136,456

 

Noteworthy News 9/10/17

 RALLY DAY ACTIVITIES Sunday School began today for ages nursery through adult. We will celebrate with a potluck following the worship service.

LUTHERAN SEAL In honor of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, check out the Lutheran Legos® seal that is being put together today by our congregation. It will be on display through Sunday, September 17.

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

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope on Wednesday, September 13th. Mission of Hope’s free meal program operates at 1700 B Ave NE in Cedar Rapids Monday through Friday from 12pm – 1pm.  There is a signup sheet to help with the meal (provide food and/or serve the meal) on the table in the Narthex. There are still spots that need to be filled! Contact Vickie Ozburn for more information.

NEWSLETTER articles for the October newsletter are due next Sunday, Sept. 17. Thanks!

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 8:15am to study “A Man Named Martin.” This 3-part (13-week) study from Lutheran Hour Ministries covers the man, the moment, and the movement.  As we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, I invite you to come and learn about who Martin Luther was, what he taught and spoke out against, and how it changed the world. Contact Pastor Hansen for more information. 

LWML FALL ZONE RALLY St. Paul will be hosting the LWML Fall Zone Rally, “Faith Through the Word”, on Saturday, October 7. Our presenters, Willis and Carol Wulf, have gone on mission trips to Vietnam and will share with us firsthand how in all nations God has brought faith through the Word. Registration is at 8:30am, and breakfast will follow at 9:00am. There is a signup sheet to attend in the Narthex. 

LWR KITS The Priscilla Guild will continue to collect items for school kits through September. A list with items needed for the kits is on the table in the Narthex (inside the entry doors). Also, we are in need of dark colored hand towels for baby care kits. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Potluck Today
The congregation is invited to share in the celebration of Rally Day with a potluck lunch immediately following worship. 

Young Families Bible Study
On Sunday, Sept. 24, we will be starting a targeted adult Bible study at 8:15 a.m. for young families.  This study is for parents of young children (and future parents too!) on the last Sunday of each month.  We’ll explore what God’s Word says about our vocation as parents, share our successes and concerns, and support one another.  Come with ideas for future topics.  Child care will be available.

Traveling this fall?  Take Martin Luther with You!
As you travel this fall bring Traveling Martin Luther with you. We’ll post the pictures at church and on the St. Paul Facebook page.  We will keep track of Luther’s travels through the end of October to culminate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. Pick up a Traveling Luther on the wall of Sonya’s cubicle.

Reformation Walk, October 8 – Volunteers needed!
Walk where Luther walked. You may not live in sixteenth-century Germany, but on October 8 you can walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther at our Reformation Walk. Your whole family will enjoy the sights, sounds, and tastes of the Reformation and learn how the world changed forever.  The walk will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, and we plan to invite other local congregations to join us. We need several volunteers to play characters (like Martin and Katie Luther, John Tetzel, and Frederick the Wise) for the different stations on the walk, as well some general volunteers for costumes, decorating, and refreshments. All of the character parts have scripts provided.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex.

Upcoming Dates

September 24 – Young Families Bible Study, 8:15am
October 8 – Reformation Walk at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, 2pm

Julie Baumler

 

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

 

Upcoming Events High School
Sunday, September 10th (TODAY) – We invite all High School youth and their families to our annual cookout! We will gather from 6:00-7:30pm for a cookout in the parking lot, followed by some games and a short meeting. The youth will decide on a direction for youth nights this year, and the parents will (generously!) clean up the cookout while we have a meeting with the youth. Please watch for emails.

Sunday, September 24th– Higher Things Meeting @ 5:00
Sunday, September 24th – Youth Night @ 6:00-8:00

Upcoming Events Middle School
Wednesday, September 13th – We invite all Middle School youth (5th-8th) to a pizza party to kick off the year. We will gather at 5:30pm. We will discuss the upcoming year and ideas for possible youth events. Our Midweek program will begin following our youth kickoff (6:30pm). We’ll meet again from 6:30-8pm, each Wednesday night. The first night will include a parents’ meeting at 7pm, so please make sure there is one parent from each family attending that night so we can all gather together at the beginning of the year.

Sonya Sullivan

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS The Wisdom of Solomon: 1 Kings 3; Story Bible p. 193. Solomon, though wise, needed what we and all sinners need: Christ, Wisdom Himself, and the forgiveness He brings. Consider discussing, “Tell me an example of Solomon’s wisdom. How has God shown you His wisdom?”

CONTINUED HURRICANE RELIEF The LCMS is standing with the Texas District to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and flooding. Please pray for all involved. To give online, visit lcms.org/harvey. Text “LCMSHARVEY” to 41444 to give by text. Call the LCMS toll-free gift line between 8 a.m. and 4:10 p.m. Central time at 888-930-4438. By mail, make checks payable to “LCMS.” On the memo line, write “Disaster Response/Relief,” and mail to the LCMS, P.O. Box 66861, St. Louis, MO, 63166-6861. Gifts also can be designated specifically for Hurricane Harvey and/or affected areas by stipulating in the memo line. 

CONCERT AT FIRST FEDERATED First Federated Church in Lisbon will be hosting Phil & Pam Morgan in concert TONIGHT at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Gary Petersen, Glenn Kurth, 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, Jim Steinberg, Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, John Lord, Marcia Hauschild, Jim Otto, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Dandeta Schadle, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill

STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday Morning Svc.: 82

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Week $   5,035                 Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $134,333                Goal: $132,768