Announcements for January 20, 2019

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Wednesday Night at St. Paul!

Our ministries for Children and Youth: God Squad/ Children’s Choir, Confirmation, and Youth Group, continue to meet this Wednesday evening, beginning at 5:20. Please see the calendar for details. Questions? Feel free to contact Children’s Ministry Director Courtney, Youth Ministry Director Nate, or Pastor Joel.

Annual Meeting | January 20

It’s almost time again for our Annual Meeting! Please plan on attending the meeting between services THIS Sunday as we make decisions and vote on the budget for the next fiscal year.

Apprentice Series, Part 3 | Sunday eve 6:00 pm

You are enthusiastically invited to participate in the next segment of the Apprentice Small Group Series, entitled The Good and Beautiful Community. Come and explore how we follow Jesus more closely in community!

St. Paul Adult Choir Rehearsal | Next week

Join us next Wednesday night, January 23rd at 7:10pm as we rehearse choral pieces to share with the congregation on Sunday mornings.   All are welcome!

MATURA Food Bank

Thank you for your generous gifts to the Matura Food Bank.  The need doubles or triples in the winter months.

LOST and FOUND

A ring was found the other day here at the church.  Please call Bea (515-971-9160) to identify and claim it.

Souper Bowl Sunday | February 3

Don’t forget to bring extra grocery items so we can celebrate Souper Bowl Sunday to the fullest! If you prefer to make a cash donation at our second offering, please make checks payable to ELCA World Hunger. Thank you for doing a world of good!

Ivan Marckmann is 90 YEARS YOUNG |  January 18

This month in 1928 the first air-conditioned building in the US opened in San Antonio, Stanford beat Pittsburgh at the 14th Rose Bowl, scotch tape was first marketed by the 3M company and Ivan Marckmann was born on Jan. 18th.  Wish Ivan a HAPPY BIRTHDAY if he’s here or send him a card at 2665 Settlers Trail, St. Charles, IA  50240.

 

 

 

Announcements for January 13, 2019

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Christmas Decoration Take Down – TOMORROW

Join us Saturday, January 12th at 9 am as we take down the Christmas decorations.  “Many hands make light work” and this usually takes about an hour with a dozen people helping.  Your participation is GREATLY appreciated!

Wednesday Night at St. Paul!

Our ministries for Children and Youth: God Squad/ Children’s Choir, Confirmation, and Youth Group, continue to meet this Wednesday evening, beginning at 5:20. Please see the calendar for details. Questions? Feel free to contact Children’s Ministry Director Courtney, Youth Ministry Director Nate, or Pastor Joel.

Bible Study | Between Services Today

Please join Twila Seibert in the Chapel following the 8:00 service to explore Paul’s letter to Philemon, which focuses on how Christ changes and reorders our human relationships. You don’t want to miss it!

Annual Meeting | January 20

It’s almost time again for our Annual Meeting! Please plan on attending the meeting between services on January 20 as we make decisions and vote on the budget for the next fiscal year. Committee Chairs and Team Leaders, please submit your reports to Meisha YESTERDAY. Thank you!

Apprentice Series, Part 3 | Sunday eve 6:00 pm

You are enthusiastically invited to participate in the next segment of the Apprentice Small Group Series, entitled The Good and Beautiful Community. Come and explore how we follow Jesus more closely in community!

St. Paul Adult Choir Rehearsal | Next week

Join us next Wednesday night, January 23rd at 7:10pm as we rehearse choral pieces to share with the congregation on Sunday mornings.   All are welcome!

SCRIP FOR SALE |  Second Sunday of the month

Don’t forget that we order scrip after the 2nd Sunday of the month.  If you’d like to support St. Paul in this manner, please fill out a purple order form (found on the usher’s table) and leave a check and the form in the Office mailbox.   Orders will be placed Monday morning by 9am, and cards should arrive by Friday the 18th.

LOST and FOUND

A ring was found the other day here at the church.  Please call Bea (515-971-9160) to identify and claim it.

 

 

Announcements for January 6, 2019

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Commitment Sunday | Today

Throughout Advent we focused on God’s generosity to us, and today on Commitment Sunday we have the opportunity to respond to God’s grace through our Estimate of Giving Cards. Cards have been sent to St. Paul members, and additional cards are available on the ushers’ table. Thank you in advance for your prayerful support of St. Paul’s mission and ministry!

Christmas Decoration Take Down Many hands make light work!

Saturday, Jan. 12th – 9am   This usually takes about an hour with a dozen people helping.  Your help is greatly appreciated!

Apprentice Series, Part 3 | begins January 13

You are enthusiastically invited to participate in the next segment of the Apprentice Small Group Series, entitled The Good and Beautiful Community, starting January 13 from 6:00 to 7:00 PM. Come and explore how we follow Jesus more closely in community!

Bible Study | Between Services Today

Please join Twila Seibert in the chapel following the 8:00 service for her on-going study of the letters 1st and 2nd Timothy. Paul’s advice to a younger follower provides offers us encouragement and hope for our own journey.

Children and Youth Ministry Resumes this Week

Our ministries for Children and Youth, (i.e. God Squad, Confirmation, Youth Group, and Kids’ Church) resume this week, with a full schedule of offerings on January 9.

Annual Meeting | January 20

It’s almost time again for our Annual Meeting! Please plan on attending the meeting between services on January 20 as we make decisions and vote on the budget for the next fiscal year. Committee Chairs and Team Leaders, please submit your reports to Meisha by Wednesday, January 9. Thank you!

Please pick up your kitchenware

A collection of bowls, pans, and utensils that have been left behind are on display in the Fellowship Hall until Wednesday, January 9. Please pick up your items before they find a new home!

THANK YOU!!

On behalf of the staff at St. Paul Lutheran and myself, I would like to thank you all for your very generous Christmas gifts to us this year. We are truly grateful for your kindness and thoughtfulness, which was reflected in these gifts and also in your  support throughout the year. It is indeed an honor to serve God with you!

Lombard Conflict Transformation Skills for Churches Workshop | January 12

On Saturday, January 12, the First Presbyterian Church is hosting a workshop on conflict transformation featuring material from the Lombard Peace Center. The event is from 9:00 AM to 4:30, PM with lunch included. Cost of the event is $25. Please contact Pastor Joel for details.

St. Paul Adult Choir Rehearsal | Begins again January 23 @ 7:10pm

Join us each Wednesday night as we rehearse choral pieces to share with the congregation on Sunday mornings.   All are welcome!

 

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