Announcements for December 30th, 2018

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Welcome, Olivia!

Today we celebrate God’s promises to Olivia Skye Korte, daughter of Steven and Rikka Korte, as she receives them in the waters of Holy Baptism. Please welcome Olivia to our St. Paul family and to the mission we share in Christ!

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!

 

 Commitment Sunday | Epiphany, January 6

Our Advent Generosity Project invited us to think of wealth in terms of God’s generosity, and on Epiphany, January 6, you are invited to respond on Commitment Sunday. As we recall the Magi paying homage to the young Christ, we too have the opportunity to express our gratitude and generosity through our 2019 pledges. Estimate of Giving Cards have been sent to St. Paul members, and additional cards are available on the ushers’ table. Thank you in advance for your show of support of St. Paul’s mission and ministry.

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 on Christmas Break

Our ministries for Children and Youth, (i.e. God Squad, Confirmation, Youth Group, and Kids’ Church) will be on hiatus until the week of January 6.  Kids Church will resume next Sunday (1/6) and all Wednesday evening activities will resume January 9.

Devotions at Madison Square and Westbridge

Please join us on Sunday, December 30 at 2:30 at Westbridge Care and Rehab, and/or 3:15 at Madison Square for song and devotions with the residents. It’s fun, and a wonderful opportunity to meet some great folks!

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. Also, Committee Chairs and Team Leaders, we will be requesting reports soon. Thank you!

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!

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!

Quilting, Java and Jesus Return January 2

Our regularly-scheduled midweek happenings of the Quilters’ Group and Java and Jesus will resume this week on Wednesday, 1/2 at 9:00. If you haven’t tried either of these offerings before, we invite to check them out on Wednesday morning!

Matura Food Drive | December 30

As the temperatures drop, the needs go up! Thank you in advance for your contribution of food items for our drive for Matura on December 30. Our monthly delivery to the food bank makes a big difference!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Announcements for December 23rd, 2018

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Christmas Eve Services | Monday, Dec. 24th – 5:00 and 7:30pm

Christmas eve services will be held at 5:00 and 7:30pm this year.  Please sign up to be a worship server if you can.

Bible Study | Between Services Sunday

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 on Christmas Break

Our ministries for Children and Youth, (i.e. God Squad, Confirmation, Youth Group, and Kids’ Church) will be on hiatus until the week of January 6. All Wednesday evening activities will resume January 9.

Devotions and Madison Square and Westbridge | Sunday, December 30th

Please join us on Sunday, December 30 at 2:30 at Westbridge Care and Rehab, and/or 3:15 at Madison Square for song and devotions with the residents. It’s fun, and a wonderful opportunity to meet some great folks!

Matura Food Drive | December 30

As the temperatures drop, the needs go up! Thank you in advance for your contribution of food items for our drive for Matura on December 30. Our monthly delivery to the food bank makes a big difference!

Annual Meeting | Sunday, January 20th

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. Also, Committee Chairs and Team Leaders, we will be requesting reports soon. Thank you!

Apprentice Series, Part 3 | begins Sunday, January 13th

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!

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!

 

Announcements for December 16, 2018

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Holiday Hop  |  Thank You!!

We would like to thank everyone for all of your positive and wonderful support, and assistance during the holiday hop! As in the past, our proceeds will be dispersed 1/2 to the capital campaign, some to the multipurpose center, the meal site, and various other organizations in the county. Once again thank you for all your help we could not do this without you! Liz Hansen and RoxAnn Rhoads

This Wednesday: 3rd Week of Advent at St. Paul

We have a full evening of events and offerings on Wednesdays during Advent. Please join us in the expectation and hope of Emmanuel, God with Us!   Refer to this schedule for December 19th:

5:30 to 6:30:  God Squad, grades PreK-K (includes dinner)  –  CANCELLED
5:30 to 7:00:  God Squad, grades 1-6 (includes dinner)  –  CANCELLED
5:30 to 7:00:  Confirmation, grades 7-8 (includes dinner)
5:30 to 6:30:  Waiting for Good News: Book Study with Rev. Sally Wilke, in Pr. Joel’s office (cost per book, $20)
6:15 to 7:00:  Advent Dinner
7:00 to 7:30:  Advent Vespers:  The Generosity Project — all ages invited!
7:30 to 8:30: St. Paul Choir Rehearsal
7:30 to 9:00 Youth Group, grades 7-12

Hello Hospitality Groups!

Groups J, K and L will be organizing the Advent Supper for December 19th.  The Group leaders will be in contact with you.  If you have questions, please contact Liz Hansen.

Christmas Eve Services | Monday, Dec. 24th – 5:00 and 7:30pm

Christmas eve services will be held at 5:00 and 7:30pm this year.  Please sign up to be a worship server if you can.

Come join us for Caroling and Fellowship! | Dec. 19th @ 5:00 pm

Join us as we go ‘a caroling’ to Madison Square, West Bridge Care Center,  and a few other members homes who are unable to get out.  Meet at the church at 5 pm on Wednesday the 19th.  Please call Sue (515-468-0137) if you have more questions.

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.

Living Nativity |  December 19th & 20th

Make plans to view the 27th annual Living Nativity which will be on display December 19th and 20th from 6:00 – 8:00 at the Judge Lewis House Bed & Breakfast, 1145 W Summit. You are also invited to be a participant in the role of angel, shepherd or wise men. This is not just for children! Youth and adults are needed so this is a great event for the WHOLE family to get involved. There are also opportunities to help with set-up, clean up and providing cookies for refreshments. If you’d like to sign up as a participant, please visit the following website: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0b4aacaf2fa6fb6-living1 or call Megan Barrett at 515-249-1204.

New Audio-Visual System

The new audio-visual system has been installed and we think it sounds TERRIFIC!!  Today we will have a special second offering in support of our new system. Please indicate “AV System” on your donation.   Thank you for your patience during this process, and for your support as we seek to enhance our worship experience at St. Paul.

What’s happening at Youth Group!

Jesus was called the “Son of David,” but what about David’s other sons?  Wednesday at Youth we will be talking about David’s second most famous son Solomon and all the strange things he had in common with David Lee Roth (besides both being Jewish).

Devotions and Madison Square and Westbridge | December 30

Please join us on Sunday, December 30 at 2:30 at Westbridge Care and Rehab, and/or 3:15 at Madison Square for song and devotions with the residents. It’s fun, and a wonderful opportunity to meet some great folks!

Matura Food Drive | December 30

As the temperatures drop, the needs go up! Thank you in advance for your contribution of food items for our drive for Matura on December 30. Our monthly delivery to the food bank makes a big difference!

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