Noteworthy News

Noteworthy News 8/19/18

 NEWSLETTER articles for the September newsletter are due to Tracy TODAY. Thanks!

FELLOWSHIP Thank you to Hertzlers, Christiansens, and Randalls for providing/serving fellowship refreshments this morning.

WEDNESDAY EVENING WORSHIP We will have an Evening Prayer service with communion this Wednesday, August 22 at 6:30pm. All are welcome,

COOKIES NEEDED The annual “Meet Your Community Night” for Cornell students will be held in uptown MV on Thursday, August 23. We would like to offer cookies to the students again this year, and volunteers are needed to provide the cookies. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex. Please bring cookies to the church by noon that day. Thanks!

CHURCH NURSERY Volunteers are needed to staff the church nursery during the Sunday School hour beginning Sunday, Sept. 9. Two people are needed each Sunday. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex for Sept. 9 through Nov. 11. Any questions, please contact Erica McConaughy.

INPUT NEEDED FOR ELECTRONIC GIVING Due to some expressed interest, the Church Council invites you to consider the possible use of ACH (Automated Clearing House) transfers from checking or savings accounts to submit tithes and offerings electronically. Electronic giving is convenient for you and provides consistency for our church. Transfers would be initiated by St. Paul Lutheran Church through Mount Vernon Bank & Trust up to two times per month with a minimum offering amount required. The service is free of charge to members and to St. Paul. Please give your input to a Council member today!

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for SCHOOL 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 backpacks as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

THANK YOU Thank you also to all who helped in any way with the Sauerkraut Days food booth in Lisbon this weekend. Thanks to Willis Wulf and family for organizing the booth.

KIDS IN THE DIVINE SERVICE is a series of bulletin inserts that complement the Lutheran service Book. They include general topics about worship as well as seasons of the church year (Advent, Christmas, Lent, etc.) Copies will be available for children/parents on the bulletin table in the Narthex (by the children’s pages) on Sundays when communion is celebrated.

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Adventureland Tickets:
We have two Adventureland tickets available at $31.00 each. Please let Sonya know if you are interested in purchasing these. 

High School Youth Committee
HS Youth Committee Meeting
There will be a HS Youth Committee meeting on Sunday, August 26 at 11am following the service. Please bring ideas for the upcoming year!

Middle School Upcoming Events (Mark your calendar):
Tuesday, August 21 – Lake Macbride Event 2:30pm CANCELLED
Sunday, September 9 – Rally Day
Wednesday, September 12 – Confirmation/youth Kick-off 5:30pm (parent meeting following 6:30pm service)
Sunday, September 23 – Youth Night 5-7pm
Friday, October 5 – Confirmation Retreat at camp (All are encouraged to attend)
Sunday, October 7 – Youth Night 5-7
Sunday, October 21 – Youth Night 5-7

High School Upcoming Events (Mark your calendar):
Tuesday, August 21 – Lake Macbride Event 2:30pm CANCELLED
Sunday, August 26 – Youth Committee Meeting 11am (following service)
Sunday, September 9 – Rally Day
Sunday, September 9 – HS youth kick-off cookout 6pm
Sunday, September 16 – Youth provide fellowship and give Higher Things presentation
Sunday, September 23 – Youth Night 6-8:15pm
Sunday October 7 – Youth Night 6-8:15pm
Sunday, October 21 – Youth Night 6-8:15pm
                                                                                                                      Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Sunday School Starts on September 9
Mark your calendars for Rally Day in September when Sunday School starts back up after our summer break.  We will have classes available for children ages 3 – high school, as well as an adult Bible study.   Childcare will  be provided for those  with children under age 3.  We will be needing teachers for all classes, plus someone to lead the opening (singing) and large group activities.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex.  Please volunteer where you are able.

Upcoming Dates
Aug. 29 – Sunday School teachers meeting, 6:30pm
Sept. 9 – Sunday School starts

                                                                                                                         Julie Baumler

LWML FALL RETREAT The annual IDE LWML Fall Retreat will be Sept. 7-8 at Camp Io-dis-e-ca, and will be hosted by the Benton Zone. The theme is “I am the vine, you are the branches.” (John 15:5) Activities include Bible studies, speakers and servant activities including tying quilts and blankets and making greeting cards. Registration forms are in the Narthex and are due August 25.

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.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES “I think I can, I think I can, I think I can….” Remember this repeating line from the children’s book The Little Engine That Could? Yesterday and still today the story lines and themes of popular books, songs, movies, or TV shows give us many opportunities to begin a conversation with a young person that will influence their life and faith development. “I think I can…” provides a great opening for sharing how many time “I can’t”, but, “All things are possible with God.” One episode of “The Bachelorette” provides plenty of opportunity to talk with your teen about how to choose a spouse and what’s really important in a marriage partner. Keep your eyes and ears open for opportunities to share your faith and God’s good design for life and marriage with those in your family this week! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org). 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Gary Petersen, Tim Akers, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, 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, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Wynona Olson, John Eriksen, Carolyn Dillman, Pat Allard, Dani Ortmann, Melvin Orwell, family of Judy Perry

STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday Morning: 69

Noteworthy News 8/12/18

NEWSLETTER articles for the September newsletter are due to Tracy next Sunday, August 19. Thanks!

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this coming Tuesday, August 14 at 12pm at the church. All are welcome!

SAUERKRAUT DAYS in Lisbon will be held August 17-18, and our church will again be having a food booth. We need some items donated, and cash donations are appreciated. Cash donations can be marked as such and put in the collection plate or given to Willis Wulf. Signup sheets for working and for donating items are on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.

FELLOWSHIP One additional family is needed to provide/serve fellowship on Sunday, August 19. Signup is on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall.

COOKIES NEEDED The annual “Meet Your Community Night” for Cornell students will be held in uptown MV/Memorial Park on Thursday, August 23. We would like to offer cookies to the students again this year, and volunteers are needed to provide the cookies. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex. Please bring cookies to the church by noon that day. Thanks!

INPUT NEEDED FOR ELECTRONIC GIVING Due to some expressed interest, the Church Council invites you to consider the possible use of ACH (Automated Clearing House) transfers from checking or savings accounts to submit tithes and offerings electronically. Electronic giving is convenient for you and provides consistency for our church. Transfers would be initiated by St. Paul Lutheran Church through Mount Vernon Bank & Trust up to two times per month with a minimum offering amount required. The service is free of charge to members and to St. Paul. Please give your input to a Council member today!

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for SCHOOL 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 backpacks as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Adventureland Tickets:
We have two Adventureland tickets available at $31.00 each. Please let Sonya know if you are interested in purchasing these. 

Middle School and High School Youth

Sauerkraut Days, August 17-18
If any youth are interested in helping in the stand, let me know. High school youth can just sign up. If any Middle School youth are interested in working, please let me know and we can work together. 

End-of-the-summer Event
MS and HS youth – We are having our End-of-the-summer event on Tuesday, August 21st. We’ll meet at the church at 2:30pm and head over to Lake Macbride State Park for an afternoon of swimming. Bring a few bucks for snacks. After swimming, we will plan on cooking out around 5pm. Emails have been sent. If you have not responded, please do so. I would like a response if you can or cannot attend.

High School Youth Committee

HS Youth Committee Meeting
There will be a HS Youth Committee meeting on Sunday, August 26 at 11am following the service. Please bring ideas for the upcoming year!

Middle School Upcoming Events (Mark your calendar):

Tuesday, August 21 – Lake Macbride Event 2:30pm (Please let me know if you can or cannot attend)
Sunday, September 9 – Rally Day
Wednesday, September 12 – Confirmation/youth Kick-off 5:30pm (parent meeting following 6:30pm service)
Sunday, September 23 – Youth Night 5-7pm
Friday, October 5 – Confirmation Retreat at camp (All are encouraged to attend)
Sunday, October 7 – Youth Night 5-7
Sunday, October 21 – Youth Night 5-7

High School Upcoming Events (Mark your calendar):

Tuesday, August 21 – Lake Macbride Event 2:30pm (Please let me know if you can or cannot attend)
Sunday, August 26 – Youth Committee Meeting 11am (following service)
Sunday, September 9 – Rally Day
Sunday, September 9 – HS youth kick-off cookout 6pm
Sunday, September 16 – Youth provide fellowship and give Higher Things presentation
Sunday, September 23 – Youth Night 6-8:15pm
Sunday October 7 – Youth Night 6-8:15pm
Sunday, October 21 – Youth Night 6-8:15pm

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Sunday School Starts on September 9
Mark your calendars for Rally Day in September when Sunday School starts back up after our summer break. We will have classes available for children ages 3 through high school, as well as an adult Bible study. Childcare will be provided for those with children under age 3.     We will be needing teachers for all classes, plus someone to lead the opening (singing) and large group activities.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex.  Please volunteer where you are able. 

Upcoming Dates
Aug. 15 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30pm
Sept. 9 – Sunday School starts

Julie Baumler

THANK YOU The Priscilla Guild would like to thank everyone who donated, worked and shopped at the garage sale last Saturday, August 4. It was again very successful with over $1,400 raised. We are blessed to have a congregation that is so giving of their time. Susan Adrian, Priscilla Guild 

LWML FALL RETREAT The annual IDE LWML Fall Retreat will be Sept. 7-8 at Camp Io-dis-e-ca, and will be hosted by the Benton Zone. The theme is “I am the vine, you are the branches.” (John 15:5) Activities include Bible studies, speakers and servant activities including tying quilts and blankets and making greeting cards. Registration forms are in the Narthex and are due August 25.

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. 

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! 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES He is remembered as a man who changed history: political leader, public servant, Nobel Prize winner, writer, orator, and hero. While he would own these many labels as accurate, one other would be at the top of Winston Churchill’s list: devoted husband. Churchill once said, “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” As you consider your life and legacy, where does your marriage relationship fall? Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org).

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Gary Petersen, Tim Akers, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, 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, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Wynona Olson, John Eriksen, Carolyn Dillman, Pat Allard, Dani Ortmann, Melvin Orwell

 STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday Morning: 70   Wednesday Evening: 9

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ na                   Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:    $ na                     Goal: $   na

Noteworthy News 8/5/18

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. 

CHURCH PICNIC We’ll be having a congregation-wide end-of-summer gathering, including a pool party and picnic TODAY at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca.  We’ll start around 4 p.m. and plan to eat at 6:00.  Burgers, hot dogs, drinks and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share and lawn chairs. Directions to Camp are on the table in the Narthex. Contact Julie Baumler for more information and if you need a ride to the event.

WED. EVENING SERVICE We will have an Evening Prayer Service with communion this Wednesday, August 8, at 6:30pm. All are welcome.

SAUERKRAUT DAYS in Lisbon will be held August 17-18, and our church will again be having a food booth. We need some items donated, and cash donations are appreciated. Cash donations can be marked as such and put in the collection plate or given to Willis Wulf. Signup sheets for working and for donating items are on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.

FELLOWSHIP One additional family is needed to provide/serve fellowship on Sunday, August 19. Signup is on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall.

INPUT NEEDED FOR ELECTRONIC GIVING Due to some expressed interest, the Church Council invites you to consider the possible use of ACH (Automated Clearing House) transfers from checking or savings accounts to submit tithes and offerings electronically. Electronic giving is convenient for you and provides consistency for our church. Transfers would be initiated by St. Paul Lutheran Church through Mount Vernon Bank & Trust up to two times per month with a minimum offering amount required. The service is free of charge to members and to St. Paul. Please give your input to a Council member today!

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Sauerkraut Days, August 17-18
If any youth are interested in helping in the stand let me know.  High school youth can just sign up.  If any Middle School youth are interested in working please let me know, and we can work together. 

End-of-the-summer Event, Tuesday, August 21
MS and HS youth – We are having our end-of-the-summer event on Tuesday, August 21st. We’ll meet at the church at 2:30pm and head over to Lake Macbride State Park for an afternoon of swimming. Bring a few bucks for snacks. After swimming, we will plan on cooking out around 5pm. Look forward to seeing everybody!! Watch for emails.

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Sunday School Starts on September 9
Mark your calendars for Rally Day in September when Sunday School starts back up after our summer break. We will have classes available for children ages 3 through high school, as well as an adult Bible study. Childcare will be provided for those with children under age 3.     We will be needing teachers for all classes, plus someone to lead the opening (singing) and large group activities.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex.  Please volunteer where you are able. 

Upcoming Dates
Aug. 8 – Adult Bible Study, following Evening Prayer service
Aug. 15 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30pm
Sept. 9 – Sunday School starts

Julie Baumler

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for SCHOOL 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 backpacks as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

KIDS IN THE DIVINE SERVICE is a series of bulletin inserts that complement the Lutheran service Book. They include general topics about worship as well as seasons of the church year (Advent, Christmas, Lent, etc.) Copies will be available for children/parents on the bulletin table in the Narthex (by the children’s pages) on Sundays when communion is celebrated. 

TABLE TALK RECAP Thank you to everyone who participated in our Table Talk series of church planning discussions. The discussions were centered on three broad topics that emerged through previous planning meetings: Spirit (worship, & learning), Community (volunteerism & activities), and Home (physical property & improvements). Below is an overview of the major themes that emerged:

Community
Connections – Fun, food, fellowship (Game Night, Dining Club, picnics)
Communications – Electronic display board for events, volunteer information kiosk
Service – Organize a local service project team, Mercy Team

Spirit
Worship – Liturgy Focus (why we do what we do), Hymnal Sunday educational materials
Bible and book studies
Special music – choir, cantor, solos

Home
Efficient use of space & active planning (Sunday School spaces, storage, Work Day maintenance/fix-up events)
Spruce-up the entryway
Re-imagine, re-arrange the Narthex
Climate control (entryway and Sunday School rooms)
Equipment (fans, chairs, tables, roasters)

We hope you see reflected in the items above things you brought to the table for discussion. Again, thank you! The Church Council will discuss each of these items, review budgets, and reach out to members of the congregation for refinement. After that, we will look for project leaders and participants. If you have comments or suggestions, speak with any member of the Church Council or contact Council President, Scott Baumler (2scottjb@gmail.com or 319-462-0621). 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Every day LFS counselors meet with people who are experiencing a test or trial of some kind or have been hurt by their own or someone else’s actions. We can help, and we do, but we know we don’t work alone or by our own power. It’s certainly good news that we serve a God who can turn a test into a testimony, a trial into a triumph and a victim into a victorious survivor. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org). 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Gary Petersen, Tim Akers, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, 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, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Wynona Olson, John Eriksen, Carolyn Dillman, Pat Allard, Dani Ortmann, Melvin Orwell, Deloris Petersen’s niece Dory, Lauren Ozborn and family, family of Anita Sanchez, family of Rita Giblin

STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday Morning: 77

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 3,343              Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:    $109,119             Goal: $114,750

 

Noteworthy News 7/29/19

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.

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

PASTOR will be out of the office on Monday & Tuesday this week (pastoral duties at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca). In case of emergency during this time, you may call his cell phone at 319-210-4660. Or call the church office during office hours. 

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. Signup sheets for food/workers are on the table in the Narthex.

SAUERKRAUT DAYS in Lisbon will be held August 17-18, and our church will again be having a food booth. We need some items donated, and cash donations are appreciated. Cash donations can be marked as such and put in the collection plate or given to Willis Wulf. Signup sheets for working and for donating items are on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.

FELLOWSHIP One to 2 families are needed to provide/serve fellowship on Sunday, August 19. Signup is on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall. 

KIDS IN THE DIVINE SERVICE is a series of bulletin inserts that complement the Lutheran service Book. They include general topics about worship as well as seasons of the church year (Advent, Christmas, Lent, etc.) Copies will be available for children/parents on the bulletin table in the Narthex (by the children’s pages) on Sundays when communion is celebrated.

LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF KITS The Priscilla Guild is collecting items for SCHOOL 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 backpacks as well. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Sauerkraut Days, August 17-18
If any youth are interested in helping in the stand let me know.  High school youth can just sign up.  If any Middle School youth are interested in working please let me know, and we can work together.

Sonya Sullivan

 

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR 

Pool Party and Picnic, Aug. 5
We’ll be having a congregation-wide end-of-summer gathering, including a pool party and picnic on Sunday, August 5 at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca.  We’ll start around 4 p.m. and plan to eat at 6:00.  Burgers, hot dogs, drinks and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share.

Julie Baumler

TABLE TALK RECAP Thank you to everyone who participated in our Table Talk series of church planning discussions. The discussions were centered on three broad topics that emerged through previous planning meetings: Spirit (worship, & learning), Community (volunteerism & activities), and Home (physical property & improvements). Below is an overview of the major themes that emerged:

Community
Connections – Fun, food, fellowship (Game Night, Dining Club, picnics)
Communications – Electronic display board for events, volunteer information kiosk
Service – Organize a local service project team, Mercy Team

Spirit
Worship – Liturgy Focus (why we do what we do), Hymnal Sunday educational materials
Bible and book studies
Special music – choir, cantor, solos

Home
Efficient use of space & active planning (Sunday School spaces, storage, Work Day maintenance/fix-up events)
Spruce-up the entryway
Re-imagine, re-arrange the Narthex
Climate control (entryway and Sunday School rooms)
Equipment (fans, chairs, tables, roasters)

We hope you see reflected in the items above things you brought to the table for discussion. Again, thank you! The Church Council will discuss each of these items, review budgets, and reach out to members of the congregation for refinement. After that, we will look for project leaders and participants. If you have comments or suggestions, speak with any member of the Church Council or contact Council President, Scott Baumler (2scottjb@gmail.com or 319-462-0621).

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Would you be surprised to learn that research suggests a link between teenage suicide and social media use? According to a study in the November issue of “Clinical Psychological Science,” teenagers who spend five hours a day on social media were 70% more likely to have suicidal thoughts than those reporting only one hour of daily use. What’s a parent to do? While there isn’t one perfect solution for parents, there are helpful tips that can protect your children from these negative influences. LFS staff address this and other topics important to teens and their parents through Whose UR projects. Call to schedule an event for your group. If you don’t have teenagers at home anymore but want to help, you can! Make a gift directed to support the Whose UR project at LFSiowa.org/donations/. Together we are making a real and lasting difference! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Susan Schmidt, 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, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Wynona Olson, John Eriksen, Carolyn Dillman, Pat Allard, Dani Ortmann, Melvin Orwell, Deloris Petersen’s niece Dory, Lauren Ozborn and family, family of Anita Sanchez, family of Rita Giblin

 STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday Morning: 69   Wednesday Evening: 6

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 2,136              Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:    $ 105,776            Goal: $110,925

Noteworthy News 7/22/18

NOTEWORTHY NEWS

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The quarterly voters’ assembly and potluck is TODAY following the worship service. All members are encouraged to attend.

NEWSLETTER DUE Articles for the August newsletter are due to Tracy TODAY. Thanks! 

PRAYER SERVICE There will be an Evening Prayer Service with communion this coming Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30pm. 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. Signup sheets for food/workers are on the table in the Narthex.

SAUERKRAUT DAYS in Lisbon will be held August 17-18, and our church will again be having a food booth. We need some items donated, and cash donations are appreciated. Cash donations can be marked as such and put in the collection plate or given to Willis Wulf. Signup sheets for working and for donating items are on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information. 

I BELIEVE IN CAMP We are quickly approaching Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca’s annual Fundraiser Auction and Fun Runs. Come celebrate the mission of Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca on Saturday, July 28, beginning at 10AM. The first quilts for auction have been delivered, we still need more quilts and other fine craft items to be donated and then auctioned off for the benefit of the camp. Send yours in today! Past auctions have brought in over $10,000 for Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, and we need your donations and attendance to make our 2018 Fundraiser Auction a success. Remember, we’ll also be having our 1-mile race for kids, and 5-K fun runs for kids and adults. The top three placers in each receive 2019 camp scholarships. The fun runs begin at 10am and the auction begins at 1pm. We hope to see you at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca on July 28! 

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

Middle School and High School Youth: 

Adventureland, Thursday, July 26, 2018 (Rescheduled)
We will leave from St. Paul at 8am and return in the evening.

Sauerkraut Days, August 17-18
If any youth are interested in helping in the stand let me know.  High school youth can just sign up.  If any Middle School youth are interested in working please let me know, and we can work together.

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

VBS Thanks
We had a great week at our Splash Canyon VBS.  We had 41 children attending – about half were from outside of the congregation.  This wouldn’t be possible without the great help of our wonderful volunteers.  Thanks to all who helped,especially Jeff Adrian, Susan Adrian, Azalea Andrews, Brenda Bany, Molly Bany, Megan Baumler, Julie Golberg, Charlotte Hand, Pastor Hansen, Rebecca Hansen, Kay Heck, Andy Hepker, Bryce Hepker, Jill Hepker, Lauren Hepker, Amanda Kahl, Jo Klooster, Sue Lacy, Kate Margheim, Sue Margheim, Erica McConaughy, Shawn McConaughy, Megan Pape, Mollie Snedden, Sonya Sullivan, and Jessie Von Behren.

Pool Party and Picnic, Aug. 5
We’ll be having a congregation-wide end-of-summer gathering, including a pool party and picnic on Sunday, August 5 at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca.  We’ll start around 4 p.m. and plan to eat at 6:00.  Burgers, hot dogs, drinks and table service will be provided.  Please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share.

Julie Baumler

ANNIVERSARY CARD There is an anniversary card in the Narthex for Dr. Robert & Thelma Voetberg who are celebrating their 65th anniversary this summer. They are former members of St. Paul. Please take a moment to sign the card this morning.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES During the coming week you will likely have the opportunity to choose how you will respond to at least one challenging situation. When you do, remember Whose you are, and that you have a choice in how you respond. Read Colossians 3:8-17 Lutheran Family (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Ben Sullivan, Susan Schmidt, 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, Rev. David Renfro, Lorraine Kuhlen, Ray Briley, Jone Paarmann, Aïchatou Johnson, Wynona Olson, John Eriksen, Carolyn Dillman, Pat Allard, family of Rita Giblin

STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday Morning: 94

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 2,133                 Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:    $ 103,640            Goal: $107,100

Noteworthy News 7/15/2018

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly voters’ assembly and potluck will be Sunday, July 22 following the worship service. All members are encouraged to attend. All reports for the meeting packet are due to Tracy by Wednesday, July 18.

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

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. Signup sheets for food/workers are on the table in the Narthex.

SAUERKRAUT DAYS in Lisbon will be held August 17-18, and our church will again be having a food booth. We need some items donated, and cash donations are appreciated. Cash donations can be marked as such and put in the collection plate or given to Willis Wulf. Signup sheets for working and for donating items are on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information. 

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.

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.

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. See the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex for more information.

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Middle School and High School Youth:

Adventureland, Thursday, July 26, 2018 (Rescheduled)
We will leave from St. Paul at 8am and return in the evening.

Sonya Sullivan

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Adult Bible Study
There will be no adult Bible study this week.  We will resume on July 25.

Join our Rip Roaring Rafting VBS!
VBS starts tonight.  There is still space for walk-in registrations.  Come at 5:30 tonight for registration and pizza.  VBS will be from 6-8 p.m. the remaining evenings.  Plan to join us for the program on Thursday evening at 7:30 to hear what the children have been learning.  We will have refreshments following the program.

Cookies Needed for VBS
We are in need of cookies for VBS on Thursday evening to serve after the program.  Please sign up if you can help.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex.

VBS Decorating Today
We will be putting the finishing touches on the VBS decorations today following fellowship. Please stay to help if you are able.

Julie Baumler

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Humility is hard to come by during an argument – especially when you’re sure you are right and your husband (or wife, or child, or parent, or neighbor…) is wrong. Here are 3 simple but powerful words that will help when conflict comes in a relationship: I am sorry. “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger”. Proverbs 15:1 Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Regional Office 563-359-0696 or LFSiowa.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Ben Sullivan, Susan Schmidt, 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, Jone Paarmann, Aïchatou Johnson, Wynona Olson, John Eriksen, Carolyn Dillman, family of LaVerne Krueger

 STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Sunday Morning: 60   Wed. Evening Svc.: 14

CONTRIBUTIONS

Last Sunday: $  3,549             Goal: $ 3,825
This Year:    $101,252             Goal: $103,275