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Noteworthy News 6/23/19

WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE Communion will be celebrated at the 6:30pm Evening Prayer Service this Wednesday, June 26. All are welcome.

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES Volunteers are needed to mow Julia Herboldsheimer’s lawn this summer (107 Grant Ave., Lisbon). Julia has a working mower, or you may bring your own mower. Signup (by the week)  is on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.

Volunteers are needed to help with a St. Paul community outreach project to be completed here in Mt. Vernon over the next month. The project is demolishing and rebuilding a covered porch of a community member. Workers are needed for the following workdays: Saturday, June 29 from 8-1pm, Friday, July 5 from 8-5, and Saturday, July 6 from 8-5. If you are not available for the whole time scheduled, please come for the time you are available. There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex. Volunteers are asked to bring any tools they have to share with the group. Contact Willis Wulf for more information. 

LWR During June/July the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well.

COLORADO PEACHES St. John’s Lutheran Church LCMS in Monticello is taking orders for fresh Colorado peaches. There are order forms on the table in the Narthex. Peaches will arrive in early August. 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES LFS’ statewide ministry of counseling, advocacy supporting life, adoption, youth education, caregiver support and marriage enrichment among troubled individuals, couples and families in Iowa as an extension of our LCMS congregations could not be carried out without your partnership. Every gift matters; your gift matters. Your help this week is needed and appreciated!  June 30 marks the end of LFS’ fiscal year. If you haven’t done so yet this year, demonstrate your care for those served through your partnership in this local, Lutheran, Christ-centered work by sending a gift this week by mail (409 Kenyon Rd, C, Fort Dodge, 50501) or online through the LFS web site. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org)

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission at St. Paul on the evenings of July 21-25.

Register for VBS
We are now collecting registrations for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade.  Please register by June 30, if possible, to assist us with t-shirt purchases and supply planning.  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. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS – We would love for you to invite your friends, neighbors, and family members to VBS.  There are some postcards on the table in the Narthex that you can share with those you would like to invite.  We will take registrations up through the week of VBS.

Items Needed for VBS
We need the following items for VBS decorating and crafts:

·         Cardboard paper towel rolls (place in Sunday School office)

·         White Christmas lights with white cords (place in Sunday School office)

·         Large, appliance-sized cardboard (place in library)

·         Milky Way mini candy bars for the Heritage Days parade (place in Sunday School office)

St. Paul T-shirts
This year we are extending the VBS shirt order to all St. Paul members.  Prices are $10 for sizes youth x-small through adult x-large.  Adult XXL shirts are $12 and Adult XXXL shirts are $13.  A copy of the shirt design and the order form are on the table in the Narthex.  Please order by June 30. 

Upcoming Dates
June 26 – Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.
July 13 – Heritage Days Paradez
July 16 – VBS Volunteer meeting, 6 p.m.
July 17 – VBS Decorating, 9 a.m.
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED SE Linn Community Center in Lisbon (455-2844) always welcomes volunteers who are able to drive for their Senior Transportation Program. There are copies of the program’s policies and procedures on the table in the Narthex. Please take one if you would be interested in this volunteer opportunity (more copies can be made).

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Jim Steinberg, Cathy Troll, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, David Feltz, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, Jean White, Linda Eriksen, Mike Sullivan, family of Florence Hill, family of Larry Sproston, family of Carly Netolicky

STATISTICS LAST WEEK

Worship Service:  106

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 11,139              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 91,472              Goal: $93,168

Noteworthy News 6/16/19

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

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck on Tuesday, June 18 at 12pm at the church. All are welcome!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are needed to provide/serve fellowship next Sunday, June 23. Signup is on the wall near the counter in fellowship hall. The cutoff to sign up is TODAY.

THANK YOU to all who helped in any way with the Mission of Hope meal this past Wednesday. Also, thank you to everyone who donated items, provided food or worked at the annual Priscilla Guild garage sale yesterday.

LWR During May the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well. 

ACH OF TITHES & OFFERINGS Now that summer is here, wouldn’t it be nice to have your church offering given even if you are unable to attend church on a Sunday? Electronic giving is convenient for you and provides consistency for our church. Transfers will be initiated by St. Paul through Mount Vernon Bank & Trust on the 15th and the 30th of the month with a $10 minimum offering amount required. The service is free of charge to members and to St. Paul. Forms are on the table in the Narthex and can be returned to the Treasurer. Sign up today!

FLOOD RELIEF The Iowa District West communities of Glenwood and Pacific Junction are in need of flood relief. See the information posted on the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex. If you would like to donate money to the IDW Disaster Relief Fund, go to http://www.iowadistrictwest.org or send a check to IDW-Flood Relief, 409 Kenyon Rd., Suite B, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. 

LUMC INVITATIONAL All are invited to the Lisbon United Methodist Church Women’s annual invitational on Thursday, June 20 at 1:30pm at the church. Pastor Karen Nelson will be speaking on simplicity and how it affects our daily lives. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Wendy Johnson at johnsonwendy725@gmail.com or call or text 319-551-1428.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission at St. Paul on the evenings of July 21-25.

Volunteer for VBS
We still need volunteers!!!  As VBS volunteers, you will help kids discover God’s miraculous mission to save you, me, and the whole world!  Volunteers are needed to lead songs, lead the Bible Challenge (do science experiments and reinforce the memory verse), guide children between stations, and take photos.  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. Please register by June 23, if possible, so we can order t-shirts and ensure that we have adequate supplies. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS – There is a stack of VBS invitation postcards on the table in the Narthex. Take what you need, and share them with friends, family and neighbors.

VBS Supplies Needed
We need a couple of items listed below to help with decorating for VBS.  If you can donate these, please place in the Sunday School office.  Large cardboard can be placed in the library: Christmas lights with white cord and white lights – both single bulb or icicle lights are good – please mark with your name to return after VBS; Large cardboard boxes/sheets of cardboard – appliance boxes are ideal

Summer Adult Bible Study: “The Life You Crave”, Wed. at 6:30pm
Do you ever wonder what your next step should be? If there is more to life? Do you crave something better?  More than security or wealth success or popularity, what we really need is to be loved, to matter. God offers us grace. Pure, lavish, unending grace. Discover the life you crave. Join us for the adult Bible study on Wednesday evenings this summer. We will be using the book The Life You Crave by Michael W. Newman.  The plan is to begin at 6:30pm except on the evenings where there is Evening Prayer service.  On those evenings, we will start following the prayer service (around 7pm). If you’d like to join us, grab a copy of the 1st and 2nd chapter on the table in the Narthex to read prior to our study Wednesday. 

Upcoming Dates
June 19 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30pm
July 13 – Heritage Days Parade
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Middle School and High School Youth (5th grade and up, 2019-2020 school year):
Adventureland on Wednesday, June 19th. We will leave at 8am from St. Paul and return in the evening. Bring money for lunch and incidentals (approximately $15) Dinner will be covered by the youth fund. Do not let money be a deterrent from attending! We will cover anyone who needs it. **I will need some adult chaperones and drivers (depending on how many youth are coming).**

Sonya Sullivan

COLORADO PEACHES St. John’s Lutheran Church LCMS in Monticello is taking orders for fresh Colorado peaches. There are order forms on the table in the Narthex. Peaches will arrive in early August. 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: Whoa…are you ready? June 18th is International Picnic Day! When was the last time you shared a picnic lunch in the park with someone you love? Picnics are a simple way to create memories with your loved ones. Since today is Father’s Day, consider packing some of Dad’s favorite foods and celebrate him. Happy Father’s Day to all our dads and granddads! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Jim Steinberg, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, David Feltz, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, Jean White, family of Florence Hill, family of Larry Sproston 

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Worship Service:  70

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $  3,300              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 80,333              Goal: $89,286

Noteworthy News 6/9/19

NATIONAL OFFERING This summer in July (20th-25th), elected delegates representing congregations and circuits will gather as brothers and sisters in Christ in Tampa, Florida around the 2019 LCMS Convention theme Joy:fully Lutheran. All LCMS congregations, including ours, are invited to participate in the Synod’s National Offering, a special ingathering to support the mission of our Synod in the years following this convention. TODAY is designated at National Offering Sunday. There is an insert in your bulletin with more information and payment options if you would like to give.

PASTOR OUT OF OFFICE Pastor Hansen will be out of the office June 11-14. In case of emergency during this time, contact Pastor Hansen on his cell 319-210-4660, and he will make sure you receive pastoral care. Or contact Tracy at the office (or cell 319-826-4435). Tracy will be out of the office June 10.

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be supplying/serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, June 12. Signups for food/serving are in the Narthex.

PRISCILLA GUILD ANNUAL GARAGE SALE will be NEXT SATURDAY, JUNE 15 this year. Please place donated items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing. (NO TVs PLEASE) Signups for food/workers are in the Narthex.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are needed to provide/serve fellowship on June 16 & 23. Signup is on the wall near the counter in fellowship hall. The cutoff to sign up is one week prior.

LWR During May the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well.

GREETING CARDS Father’s Day cards are now available in the greeting card display in the Narthex. Cost is $1.00 per card, and proceeds go to the St. Paul youth.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission at St. Paul on the evenings of July 21-25.

Volunteer for VBS
We still need volunteers!!!  As VBS volunteers, you will help kids discover God’s miraculous mission to save you, me, and the whole world!  Volunteers are needed to help plan, teach, and guide children to each station.  There is a volunteer sign-up on the table in the Narthex.  Please contact me or Brenda Bany if you have any questions about job responsibilities of the various volunteer positions.

Register for VBS
We are now collecting registrations for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade.  You can register online at the church website:  http://www.splcmv.org, or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in the Baumler mailbox. Please register by June 23, if possible, so we can order t-shirts and ensure that we have adequate supplies. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS – There is a stack of VBS invitation postcards on the table in the Narthex. Take what you need, and share them with friends, family and neighbors.

VBS Supplies Needed
We need a couple of items listed below to help with decorating for VBS.  If you can donate these, please place in the Sunday School office.  Large cardboard can be placed in the library: Christmas lights with white cord and white lights – both single bulb or icicle lights are good – please mark with your name to return after VBS; Large cardboard boxes/sheets of cardboard – appliance boxes are ideal

Summer Adult Bible Study: “The Life You Crave”, Wed. at 6:30pm
Do you ever wonder what your next step should be? If there is more to life? Do you crave something better?  More than security or wealth success or popularity, what we really need is to be loved, to matter. God offers us grace. Pure, lavish, unending grace. Discover the life you crave. Join us for the adult Bible study on Wednesday evenings this summer beginning this Wednesday, June 12.  We will be using the book The Life You Crave by Michael W. Newman.  The plan is to begin at 6:30pm except on the evenings where there is Evening Prayer service.  On those evenings, we will start following the prayer service (around 7pm). If you’d like to join us, grab a copy of the first chapter on the table in the Narthex to read prior to our first study. 

Upcoming Dates
June 12 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30pm
July 13 – Heritage Days Parade
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Middle School and High School Youth (5th grade and up, 2019-2020 school year):
Adventureland on Wednesday, June 19th. We will leave at 8am from St. Paul and return in the evening. Bring money for food (both lunch and supper–approximately $30) and incidentals. Do not let money be a deterrent from attending! We will cover anyone who needs it. **I will need some adult chaperones and drivers (depending on how many youth are coming).** Sonya Sullivan

ACH OF TITHES & OFFERINGS Now that summer is here, wouldn’t it be nice to have your church offering given even if you are unable to attend church on a Sunday? Electronic giving is convenient for you and provides consistency for our church. Transfers will be initiated by St. Paul through Mount Vernon Bank & Trust on the 15th and the 30th of the month with a $10 minimum offering amount required. The service is free of charge to members and to St. Paul. Forms are on the table in the Narthex and can be returned to the Treasurer. Sign up today!

SUMMERFEST AT KING OF KINGS A car show and worship concert will be held at King of Kings Lutheran Church in Cedar Rapids on Saturday, June 15. Events begin at 2pm. See the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex for more information.

FLOOD RELIEF The Iowa District West communities of Glenwood and Pacific Junction are in need of flood relief. See the information posted on the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex. If you would like to donate money to the IDW Disaster Relief Fund, go to http://www.iowadistrictwest.org or send a check to IDW-Flood Relief, 409 Kenyon Rd., Suite B, Fort Dodge, IA 50501.

LUMC INVITATIONAL All are invited to the Lisbon United Methodist Church Women’s annual invitational on Thursday, June 20 at 1:30pm at the church. Pastor Karen Nelson will be speaking on simplicity and how it affects our daily lives. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Wendy Johnson at johnsonwendy725@gmail.com or call or text 319-551-1428.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES What is your favorite Bible verse? Why? Consider writing about this verse, exploring why it has special meaning for you. Take the time to share it with your spouse, a family member or a friend. “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.” I Thessalonians 5:11 Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Jim Steinberg, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, David Feltz, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, family of Larry Sproston

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Ascension Service May 30: 18   Worship Service:  91
Wednesday Evening Service: 6

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 3,636              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 77,033              Goal: $85,404

Noteworthy News 6/2/19

FOOD PANTRY The first Sunday of every month is Food Pantry Sunday. Donations received on this day go to benefit the Southeast Linn Comm. Center Food Pantry. Be sure to pick up an envelope in the Narthex and place your donation in the offering plate during worship. 

WEDNESDAY SERVICE We will have an Evening Prayer service with communion this Wednesday, June 5 at 6:30pm. All are welcome. 

NATIONAL OFFERING This summer in July, elected delegates representing congregations and circuits will gather as brothers and sisters in Christ in Tampa, Florida around the 2019 LCMS Convention theme Joy:fully Lutheran. All LCMS congregations, including ours, are invited to participate in the Synod’s National Offering, a special ingathering to support the mission of our Synod in the years following this convention. Next Sunday, June 9 is designated at National Offering Sunday. On that day there will be inserts in the bulletin with more information and payment options if you would like to give.

MISSION OF HOPE MEAL St. Paul will be supplying/serving the noon meal at Mission of Hope in Cedar Rapids on Wednesday, June 12. Signups for food/serving are in the Narthex. 

PRISCILLA GUILD ANNUAL GARAGE SALE will be SATURDAY, JUNE 15 this year (a change from previous years). Please place donated items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing. (NO TVs PLEASE) Signups for food/workers are in the Narthex.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are needed to provide/serve fellowship on June 16 & 23. Signup is on the wall near the counter in fellowship hall. The cutoff to sign up is one week prior.

LWR During May the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission at St. Paul on the evenings of July 21-25.

Volunteer for VBS
We still need volunteers!!!  As VBS volunteers, you will help kids discover God’s miraculous mission to save you, me, and the whole world!  Volunteers are needed to help plan, teach, and guide children to each station.  There is a volunteer sign-up on the table in the Narthex.  Please contact me or Brenda Bany if you have any questions about job responsibilities of the various volunteer positions.

Register for VBS
We are now collecting registrations for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade.  You can register online at the church website:  http://www.splcmv.org, or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in the Baumler mailbox. Please register by June 23, if possible, so we can order t-shirts and ensure that we have adequate supplies.

VBS Supplies Needed
We need a couple of items listed below to help with decorating for VBS.  If you can donate these, please place in the Sunday School office.  Large cardboard can be placed in the library: Christmas lights with white cord and white lights – both single bulb or icicle lights are good – please mark with your name to return after VBS; Large cardboard boxes/sheets of cardboard – appliance boxes are ideal

Summer Adult Bible Study: “The Life You Crave”, Wed. at 6:30pm
Do you ever wonder what your next step should be? If there is more to life? Do you crave something better?  More than security or wealth success or popularity, what we really need is to be loved, to matter. God offers us grace. Pure, lavish, unending grace. Discover the life you crave. Join us for the adult Bible study on Wednesday evenings this summer beginning on June 12.  We will be using the book The Life You Crave by Michael W. Newman.  The plan is to begin at 6:30pm except on the evenings where there is Evening Prayer service.  On those evenings, we will start following the prayer service (around 7pm). If you’d like to join us, grab a copy of the first chapter on the table in the Narthex to read prior to our first study.

Upcoming Dates
June 12 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30pm
July 13 – Heritage Days Parade
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Middle School Youth upcoming event:
End–of–Year Middle School Youth Event (this includes current 4th graders) Thursday, June 6. We will get together at 10 am at the church for acolyte training with an event to follow.  Youth will need to bring a sack lunch.  Event to be determined.  Followed by Dairy Queen.

Middle School and High School Youth (5th grade and up, 2019-2020 school year):
Adventureland on Wednesday, June 19th. We will leave at 8am from St. Paul and return in the evening. Bring money for food (both lunch and supper–approximately $30) and incidentals. Do not let money be a deterrent from attending! We will cover anyone who needs it. **I will need some adult chaperones and drivers (depending on how many youth are coming).**

Sonya Sullivan

GREETING CARDS Father’s Day cards are now available in the greeting card display in the Narthex. Cost is $1.00 per card, and proceeds go to the St. Paul youth.

ACH OF TITHES & OFFERINGS With summer approaching, wouldn’t it be nice to have your church offering given even if you are unable to attend church on a Sunday? Electronic giving is convenient for you and provides consistency for our church. Transfers will be initiated by St. Paul through Mount Vernon Bank & Trust on the 15th and the 30th of the month with a $10 minimum offering amount required. The service is free of charge to members and to St. Paul. Forms are on the table in the Narthex and can be returned to the Treasurer. Sign up today! 

EVANGUARD “A Camp on Biblical Masculinity” will be held at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca from June 9 at 5pm to June 12 at 1pm. This is for all men and boys 8 years and older. See details on the flyer in the Narthex. Register at evanguard.godaddysites.com. 

LUMC INVITATIONAL All are invited to the Lisbon United Methodist Church Women’s annual invitational on Thursday, June 20 at 1:30pm at the church. Pastor Karen Nelson will be speaking on simplicity and how it affects our daily lives. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Wendy Johnson at johnsonwendy725@gmail.com or call or text 319-551-1428. 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Looking for an inexpensive date idea with your spouse? Pick a night this week. Explore a new town, enjoy a game night, or volunteer together at a nearby charity, school or nursing home. Enjoy making memories together! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org) 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Jim Steinberg, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, David Feltz, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, family of Kelsey Bennett Knoke

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Worship Service:  64

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $   1,464             Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 73,397              Goal: $81,522

               

Noteworthy News 5/26/19

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. 

ASCENSION WORSHIP SERVICE Come celebrate The Ascension of Our Lord with a Divine Service on Thursday, May 30 at 6:30pm. The Ascension of our Lord is the fulfillment of Jesus’ Incarnation and the foundation of Pentecost. It is one of the principal feasts of the Church and a wonderful opportunity to better know and celebrate the salvation He has accomplished for us. All are welcome.

YOU’RE INVITED Kate Margheim would like to invite her church family to her high school graduation party on Friday, May 31 from 6-9pm at her home (603 5th Avenue North, Mt. Vernon). It’s an open house event, so please stop to wish Kate well, and stay for pulled pork and cake!

MEN’S BREAKFAST will be Saturday, June 1 at 8am at the church. All men are invited! 

PRISCILLA GUILD ANNUAL GARAGE SALE will be SATURDAY, JUNE 15 this year (a change from previous years). Please place donated items in the designated rooms in the Sunday School wing. (NO TVs PLEASE) Signups for food/workers are in the Narthex. Parents/Adults: Please make sure children are accompanied by an adult if they are in the Sunday School wing prior to the garage sale in June. The Priscilla Guild would like to make sure all donated items remain in their designated rooms, and also some items may pose a safety risk to children. Thank you!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are needed to provide/serve fellowship on June 16 & 23. Signup is on the wall near the counter in fellowship hall. The cutoff to sign up is one week prior.

LWR During May the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission at St. Paul on the evenings of July 21-25.

Volunteer for VBS
Volunteers are needed to help plan, teach, and guide children to each station.  There is a volunteer sign-up on the table in the Narthex.  Please contact me or Brenda Bany if you have any questions about job responsibilities of the various volunteer positions.

Register for VBS
We are now collecting registrations for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade.  You can register online at the church website:  http://www.splcmv.org, or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in the Baumler mailbox.

Summer Adult Bible Study: “The Life You Crave”, Wednesdays at 6:30pm
Do you ever wonder what your next step should be? If there is more to life? Do you crave something better?  More than security or wealth success or popularity, what we really need is to be loved, to matter. But with all our inner strength and the world’s create-your-own destiny attitude, with all our technology and know-how and savvy, we are helpless to truly satisfy that craving on our own.  God offers us grace. Pure, lavish, unending grace. Discover the life you crave. Join us for the adult Bible study on Wednesday evenings this summer beginning on June 12.  We will be using the book The Life You Crave by Michael W. Newman.  The plan is to begin at 6:30pm except on the evenings where there is Evening Prayer service.  On those evenings, we will start following the prayer service (around 7pm).

Upcoming Dates
July 12 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30pm
July 13 – Heritage Days Parade
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

High school youth upcoming event:
End-of-Year High School Youth (welcome new high schoolers)
Cookout on Tuesday, May 28, 6pm at Margheim’s home.  More info to come via email.

 Middle School Youth upcoming event:
End–of–Year Middle School Youth Event (this includes current 4th graders) Thursday, June 6. We will get together at 10 am at the church for acolyte training with an event to follow.  Youth will need to bring a sack lunch.  Event to be determined.  Followed by Dairy Queen.

Middle School and High School Youth (5th grade and up, 2019-2020 school year):
Adventureland on Wednesday, June 19th. We will leave at 8am from St. Paul and return in the evening. Bring money for food (both lunch and supper–approximately $30) and incidentals. Do not let money be a deterrent from attending! We will cover anyone who needs it. **I will need some adult chaperones and drivers (depending on how many youth are coming).**

Sonya Sullivan

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

COUNSELORS NEEDED Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca is still looking to hire both male and female summer camp counselors. Camp counselors serve as Christian role models and teachers, activity leaders, and mentors for our campers. Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca is interested in either summer-long staff (June 1-Aug 3), and/or staff for just July-August 3. For more information, email director@iodiseca.org or call 319-848-4187. You can also get started on applying by submitting a summer service profile at www.nloma.org, but be sure to put Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca down as your 1st camp preference!

EVANGUARD “A Camp on Biblical Masculinity” will be held at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca from June 9 at 5pm to June 12 at 1pm. This is for all men and boys 8 years and older. See details on the flyer in the Narthex. Register at evanguard.godaddysites.com.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: Teens spend about nine hours a day online. That’s not okay. Setting limits, being familiar with apps, and maintaining open communication are essential when raising teens. Participation in summer activities such as sports are great alternatives to screen time. Learn more through blog posts from our counselors on LFS’ web site. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Jim Steinberg, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, Mary Alice Caraway, Feltz family, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Jim Overmann, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, family of Kelsey Bennett Knoke

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Worship Service: 92   Wednesday Evening Svc.: 7

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 2,386             Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $71,933              Goal: $77,640

Noteworthy News 5/19/19

 MINISTRY TO THE ARMED FORCES May 18 was Armed Forces Day, and May 27 is Memorial Day. An insert with information about the LCMS Ministry to the Armed Forces (as well as a donation envelope if you would like to give to this cause) is in your bulletin today. Please keep our nation’s military in your prayers.

 FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this Tuesday, May 21 at 12pm at the church. All are invited!

WEDNESDAY SERVICE Communion will be served at an Evening Prayer Service on Wednesday, May 22 at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

LWR During May the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well.

PRISCILLA GUILD ANNUAL GARAGE SALE will be SATURDAY, JUNE 15 this year (a change from previous years). You may start putting donation items in the Sunday School wing this week. Please place items in the designated rooms. Parents/Adults: Please make sure children are accompanied by an adult if they are in the Sunday School wing prior to the garage sale in June. The Priscilla Guild would like to make sure all donated items remain in their designated rooms, and also some items may pose a safety risk to children. Thank you!

TEA PARTY The tea party scheduled for June 1 has been postponed at this time.

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

BEST CHOICE UPC LABEL PROGRAM Just a reminder that the Priscilla Guild continues to collect Best Choice UPC bar codes (must have the bar code) for the Best Choice Save-A-Label fundraiser. Gary’s Foods in Mt. Vernon and Brother’s Market in Lisbon both carry this store brand. Cut out the UPC bar code, and place in the designated box in the church kitchen.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Thanks to our Sunday School Teachers and Nursery Volunteers!
It takes a lot of dedicated individuals to make the St. Paul Sunday School program happen.  Take a minute to thank these teachers and volunteers today.  We appreciate the sharing of your gifts with the congregation.

Preschool/Kindergarten: Sonya Sullivan, Brenda Bany, Kim Shultz
1st – 2nd Grade: Jessie Von Behren, Amanda Kahl
3rd – 4th Grade: Jill Hepker, Sue Lacy, C.J. Horan
Middle School: Sue Margheim, Mike Bany
High School : Jeff Adrian, Scott Baumler
Opening: Crysten Sanchez, Megan Johnson
Adult Bible Study: Pastor Hansen
Nursery: Erica McConoughey, Nicki Hanselman, Lorena Freiburger, Julie Golberg, Jane Shaw, Rebecca Hansen, Jenna Baumler

Join our Miraculous Mission VBS
Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Just as the earth revolves around the sun, our faith revolves around God’s Word. Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission at St. Paul on the evenings of July 21-25.

Volunteer for VBS
As VBS volunteers, you will help kids discover God’s miraculous mission to save you, me, and the whole world!  Volunteers are needed to help plan, teach, and guide children to each station.  There is a volunteer sign-up on the table in the Narthex.  Please contact me or Brenda Bany if you have any questions about job responsibilities of the various volunteer positions.

Register for VBS
We are now collecting registrations for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade.  You can register online at the church website:  http://www.splcmv.org, or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in the Baumler mailbox.

Upcoming Dates
July 13 – Heritage Days Parade
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

High school youth upcoming events:
End-of-Year High School Youth (Welcome new High Schoolers)
Tuesday, May 28, 6pm (Location TBA) More info to come via email. 

Middle School Youth upcoming events:
End –of–Year Middle School Youth Event (Step-up day for fifth graders) Thursday, June 6 – more details to come.

Save the Date:
Adventureland, Wednesday, June 19, 2019.  More information to come.

Sonya Sullivan

COUNSELORS NEEDED Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca is still looking to hire both male and female summer camp counselors. Camp counselors serve as Christian role models and teachers, activity leaders, and mentors for our campers. Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca is interested in either summer-long staff (June 1-Aug 3), and/or staff for just July-August 3. For more information, email director@iodiseca.org or call 319-848-4187. You can also get started on applying by submitting a summer service profile at www.nloma.org, but be sure to put Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca down as your 1st camp preference!

 EVANGUARD “A Camp on Biblical Masculinity” will be held at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca from June 9 at 5pm to June 12 at 1pm. This is for all men and boys 8 years and older. See details on the flyer in the Narthex. Register at evanguard.godaddysites.com. 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Valentine’s Day isn’t the only day to show love to one another. How will you show love today? “Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.” Romans 12:10 Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org.)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Jim Steinberg, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, Mary Alice Caraway, Feltz family, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Jim Overmann, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner

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

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