Welcome to St. Paul Lutheran Church in Winterset

St. Paul Lutheran Church is a member church of the ELCA. We strive to be led by our mission in all that we do: Responding to God’s grace in Christ, we welcome all people, prepare disciples, and live faithfully, through worship, spiritual growth, and action. We believe that our creator God continually reaches out to all life. As we gather in worship, service, work, and play, we are bound with others in God’s grace and direction by the Holy Spirit. Whether you are visiting or looking for a welcoming community for your new church home, we hope you will join us at one of our two worship services, at 8:00 or 10:30.

Announcements for July 14, 2019

Amazon Prime Day is coming!! July 15 & 16

You can make a difference while you shop Amazon Prime Day deals on July 15 & 16. Simply shop and AmazonSmile donates to St. Paul.

RAGBRAI & St. Paul  |  Monday, July 22nd

The money earned after committee expenses will all be donated to help pay off the new sound system at the church!  We are hoping to serve our “Pasta Bar”& “Bake Sale” to 400 people while the bikers are in town on Monday, July 22, 2019. The church will be open at noon and serve until 7 pm.

The committee is in NEED of:

  • Pop Up tents or Canopys for the refrigerators and freezers outside.
  • Volunteers to work at the church to help with kitchen, dining room, bake sale and clean up.

Please let Coleen Johnson or Lisa Vossekuil know if you can help with either of these things or if you have questions.

*ALL GARBAGE CANS AND COOLERS SHOULD BE DELIVERED TO THE CHURCH BY FRIDAY, JULY 19th.  PLEASE LEAVE THEM BY THE BACK DOOR.

*ALL BAKED GOODS SHOULD BE DELIVERED TO THE CHURCH BY SUNDAY, JULY 21st.

*PLEASE HELP US ON SUNDAY, JULY 21st AFTER CHURCH TO SET UP TABLES AND CHAIRS, MOVE PEWS AND SET UP CANOPYS OUTSIDE.

VBS is approaching | July 29 – August 1

We will be holding VBS at the end of the month.  Please consider donating time or cookies or $$ if you are able.   Contact Courtney if you’d like to donate time, leave your store bought cookies in the kitchen clearly marked VBS, and leave your homemade cookies in the freezer clearly marked VBS.   Thanks for your help!!

Announcements!

If you want to put an announcement in the bulletin, please email Maddie and Meisha at StPaulLutheranChurch@hotmail.com or call them at (515) 462-4270 during office hours by Wednesday at noon.

Worship is a social experience

As we come together as one in worship this summer, we have a great opportunity to get to know each other better. And there’s no better way than over coffee and refreshments! For early comers, the coffee pot will be on about 8:30, thanks to Dick Anderson, and everyone is invited to stay after the service to enjoy each other’s company!

Summer Service Schedule

Starting June 1 we will have one service at 9:00 am this summer.  Our two-service schedule will resume on Rally Day, September 8.

From Pastor Joel

Dear St. Paul Family,

With mixed emotions of sadness and anticipation I am tendering my resignation as pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church. It has been a difficult process of discernment over the past few months while in a call process with Redeemer Lutheran Church in Bettendorf, Iowa. With encouragement from the Southeastern Iowa Synod office, Redeemer’s call committee contacted me in February, initiating a series of interviews which led to an eventual extension of a call to be their pastor, which was approved by Bishop Burk on July 1.

Because this call was offered during my sabbatical, I will be returning early from the initial scheduled time. I will resume pastoral duties starting Tuesday, July 16. In the following weeks I will work closely with congregational leadership on the next steps as you begin the transition to a new pastor. My goal is to accomplish everything in my power to provide for a smooth transition. My last Sunday will be August 11.

Please feel free to contact President Liz Hansen, Vice President Jason Stolte, or me if you have questions. The council will be in communication with you regarding the duties of the congregation to prepare for a call process.

Annie, our children, and I are deeply grateful for our decade at St. Paul and in the Winterset community. These are years filled with joy and sadness, friendship, and memories we will cherish always. I am grateful for your generosity and support for my ministry here, and for allowing me to serve with you as your pastor. I believe St. Paul is beginning an exciting new phase of ministry! Our prayers and warm wishes are with you as you begin the next chapter of your mission in Christ’s name.

In Christ’s Peace,
Pr. Joel Nau

Automatic Giving

Summer is such a busy time for everyone. Take away the worries of remembering your pledge by signing up for automatic giving to the church. It’s very easy to do!  Simply access this link.

Principal Charity Classic | Birdies for Charity

Help Lutheran Services in Iowa by participating in the Birdies For Charity program.  Participating charities receive every single penny they raise!  PLUS a 10% match is added to every donation thanks to Sammons Financial Group and Wells Fargo.  Forms are on the ushers table, please feel free to take one & if you have any questions, please talk with Twila.

Bulletin Covers

If you would like to contribute by drawing a picture for the bulletin covers, please see Twila.

 

 

 

 

 

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