Announcements for May 12, 2019

New Frontiers Congregational Assessment Report | THIS Sunday

On Sunday, May 12, in between services at 9:15 we will welcome Rev. Diane McLanahan and Ms. Carla Cain from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center who will share the findings and interpretation of our New Frontiers Congregational Survey. The assessment will help us set goals for the future. Please come and discover some new insights about St. Paul Lutheran!

Youth Mission Trip Concessions Help

It is GAME ON for our 2020 St. Paul Youth Group Summer Mission Trip! We are kicking off our fundraising campaign by selling concessions for Winterset Little League. We will need 2 Adults and 4-5 Young People (Jr High – High School Age) per shift, starting on Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17, from 4:45 to 8:15 PM.

To sign up, click HERE or visit our website and click on the VOLUNTEER FOR CONCESSIONS box. Thank you!

RAGBRAI Housing Needed!

The RAGBRAI Winterset housing committee is looking for volunteers to provide various inside or outside space to RAGBRAI riders. Types of spaces needed are motor home parking, space for tents, floor space, bed, and/or bathroom facilities. Riders will arrive into town beginning mid-afternoon Monday, July 22nd. They will leave the following morning and be back on the road by 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Housing hosts are not required to entertain, transport or feed the riders. Please visit https://www.wintersetragbrai.com/be-a-host, fill out the housing form and click submit. You will be matched with RAGBRAI riders who fit the space you are providing. Thank you for your consideration!

Acolytes Needed

If you are in grades 4, 5 or 6 and would like to help as an acolyte during church services, talk with Twila about attending a workshop.

RAGBRAI Salads

Our application for the Health Department requires a list of ingredients that will be used, so please send or drop off your salad recipes to the office or Coleen or Lisa AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  Also, if your salad requires seasoning, please consider donating the seasoning.   THANKS!   Coleen & Lisa

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.

Faith in the Future UPDATE

We are approaching the second anniversary of Faith in the Future, St Paul’s capital campaign. Be watching your mailbox for a personalized update. We are grateful for your generous response to this appeal.

Bulletin Covers

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

CRISP School Supply Drive

Even though school is still in session, the CRISP office is gearing up for the school supplies drive for the 2019-2020 school year.

This year we are requesting cash donations versus actual school supplies.  This allows us to buy in bulk, provide more consistency in the backpacks and makes it easier for us due to our pending office relocation.  If you are interested in sponsoring a student, it costs an average of $40 per child to provide them with backpack and supplies for the school year.  However, donations in any amount are GREATLY appreciated.  All donations may be sent to CRISP, 110 W. Washington St. Winterset, IA 50273.

The CRISP office is also looking for additional volunteers to help with the school supply drive and other programs throughout the year.  If you are interested, please contact the CRISP office at 515-462-9400.

Many Thanks!

The St. Paul Adult Choir would like to thank Rich Thompson and the thoughtfulness, time and craftsmanship he put in to the new box to hold our choir folders.  THANKS RICH!!

Summer Service Schedule

Thank you for your responses to our summer worship survey! The results are in: the congregation overwhelmingly preferred to have one service at 9:00 this summer, starting June 1 through Sept 1. Our two-service schedule will resume on Rally Day, September 8.

Riverside Registration is Now Open!

If you would like to register your child for one of the summer camps offered at Riverside Lutheran Camp, please visit click HERE click on “Registration”, and follow the directions. Be sure to check the box for MEMBER CONGREGATION. When you arrive at the payment screen, use TRANSFER CODE  “SPW19” and your amount will decrease by 50% of the camp price. Please contact the church office with questions.

 

Announcements for May 5, 2019

Confirmation Sunday |  May 5

Today we celebrate the faith of 12 young people who have completed the confirmation course and are prepared to affirm their baptism publicly. Gift bags are located in the Fellowship Hall to receive cards, gifts, and well-wishes for this years confirmands: Elise Aasen, Bailey Acton, Kael Blanchard, Addie Burkett, Avary Darling, Alexis Davis, Sean Dole, Halle Hoefing, Ariana Moreno, Elise Petsche, Megan Riley, and James Snow. Please come to the reception in between services to congratulate them in this important milestone in their faith!

 The roses on the altar have been given in honor of the confirmands.

RAGBRAI Salads

Our application for the Health Department requires a list of ingredients that will be used, so please send or drop off your salad recipes to the office or Coleen or Lisa AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  Also, if your salad requires seasoning, please consider donating the seasoning.   THANKS!   Coleen & Lisa

Our Faith in Film UPDATE

Because of your sponsorship, a total 146 people enjoyed the movies; 165 food or paper products were donated to Matura Madison Outreach. Cash donations of $97.08 were received, which was split among St. Paul’s Furniture Ministry, Matura Madison Outreach and CRISP. Another $30 in checks to CRISP was also donated.

With your initial generous donation to the project, St. Paul gave an additional $50 each to Matura, CRISP, the Furniture Ministry, and our Pool of Siloam and donated funds towards the advertising costs of the project.

Blessings on your generosity in this Easter season!

Acolytes Needed

If you are in grades 4, 5 or 6 and would like to help as an acolyte during church services, talk with Twila about attending a workshop.

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.

Faith in the Future UPDATE

We are approaching the second anniversary of Faith in the Future, St Paul’s capital campaign. Be watching your mailbox for a personalized update. We are grateful for your generous response to this appeal.

Youth Mission Trip Concessions Help

It is GAME ON for our 2020 St. Paul Youth Group Summer Mission Trip! Our fundraising campaign by selling concessions for Winterset Little League. We will need 2 Adults and 4-5 Young People (Jr High – High School Age) per shift, starting on Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17, from 4:45 to 8:15 PM.

To sign up, please visit www.stpaullutheranchurch.net and click on the “Volunteer for Concessions” link. Thank you!

New Frontiers Congregational Assessment Report | May 12

On Sunday, May 12, in between services at 9:15 we will welcome Rev. Diane McLanahan and Ms. Carla Cain from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center who will share the findings and interpretation of our New Frontiers Congregational Survey. The assessment will help us set goals for the future. Please come and discover some new insights about St. Paul Lutheran!

Bulletin Covers

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

CRISP School Supply Drive

Even though school is still in session, the CRISP office is gearing up for the school supplies drive for the 2019-2020 school year.

This year we are requesting cash donations versus actual school supplies.  This allows us to buy in bulk, provide more consistency in the backpacks and makes it easier for us due to our pending office relocation.  If you are interested in sponsoring a student, it costs an average of $40 per child to provide them with backpack and supplies for the school year.  However, donations in any amount are GREATLY appreciated.  All donations may be sent to CRISP, 110 W. Washington St. Winterset, IA 50273.

The CRISP office is also looking for additional volunteers to help with the school supply drive and other programs throughout the year.  If you are interested, please contact the CRISP office at 515-462-9400.

Summer Service Schedule

Thank you for your responses to our summer worship survey! The results are in: the congregation overwhelmingly preferred to have one service at 9:00 this summer, starting June 1 through Sept 1. Our two-service schedule will resume on Rally Day, September 8.

Riverside Registration is Now Open!

If you would like to register your child for one of the summer camps offered at Riverside Lutheran Camp, please visit click HERE click on “Registration”, and follow the directions. Be sure to check the box for MEMBER CONGREGATION. When you arrive at the payment screen, use TRANSFER CODE  “SPW19” and your amount will decrease by 50% of the camp price. Please contact the church office with questions.

 

Announcements for April 7, 2019

2019 Lenten Midweek Theme: “Artisans of the Crucifixion”

This year our Lenten midweek focus features monologues of five craftspeople and their unique perspectives on the events of Jesus’ crucifixion. Please come and enter into Christ’s Passion through the eyes of those who played important, yet background, roles in the story.

Outside Clean Up | 9:00 am – Saturday, April 13

It’s that time again!  Time to spruce up the church grounds.  Please join us as we do a little manual labor and get the outside of the church ready for spring!  As my father-in-law used to say, “Many hands make light work.”    And check out the lawn mowing sign up sheet on the kiosk in the vestibule!

Flood Relief Assistance

If you would like to support the relief efforts of Lutheran Disaster Response in the flooded areas of Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska, please make out your check to “Southeastern Iowa Synod” with a memo indicating flood relief. The synod will make sure it reaches it’s destination. Thank you!

Easter “Prize” Donations NEEDED!

Please put your candy, small toys or stickers in the box on top of the mailboxes.

Changes to SCRIP

Our SCRIP program is in need of a champion! Through SCRIP churches and nonprofits may offer store cards for purchase in exchange for a percentage of return. The St. Paul SCRIP program has been in effect for many years, but will be discontinued soon in the absence of a manager. If you are interested in leading SCRIP, or in finding out more about the program, please contact Meisha or Pastor Joel at 462-4270.

CALLING ALL QUILTERS!

Do you have a quilt that you would like to share?  St. Paul will be participating in the “Airing of the Quilts” on April 27th.  Please contact Liz Hansen 515-462-3987 if you would like to display your favorite or vintage quilt.  More info to come!

Bible Study | Between Services Today

Please join Twila Seibert in the Chapel following the 8:00 service to explore the book of Hebrews and learn about the importance of hearing the word and living as a Christian community.

 

What’s Happening at Youth Group  |   April 10th

Nate is back from paternity leave!  Come meet Ezekiel Mason this Wednesday as we compete in the “Baby Olympics”.

Parent Volunteers NEEDED | April 17 @ 6:30

In preparation for the St. Paul Easter Egg Hunt, Courtney will be having an “egg stuffing” party at 6:30pm on  Wednesday, April 17.  If several adults help, 30 minutes of your time should be enough to get the job done.  Thanks!

“Our Faith in Film”, A Special Lenten Series

This special film series is an ecumenical and missional project of Winterset’s churches in cooperation with The Iowa Theater. The goals are to share our faith during the season of Lent through well-chosen films, promote the unity of our faith communities, and provide social ministries to Madison County citizens.

In partnership with The Iowa, these films have been selected:

April 10, 7:00 pm Way Back Wednesday – King of Kings
April 11, 7:00 pm Contemporary Film – Risen
April 12, 7:00 pm Family Friendly – The Prince of Egypt
April 13, 1:00 pm  The Classic – The Ten Commandments

All showings are free and open to the public.  Good will offerings will be taken at each showing. Canned goods, paper products, and personal care items for all ages will be collected for Matura Madison Outreach. Cash and check donations will be split among CRISP, Matura Madison Outreach, and the Furniture Ministry program.

Riverside Registration is Now Open!

If you would like to register your child for one of the summer camps offered at Riverside Lutheran Camp, please visit click HERE click on “Registration”, and follow the directions. Be sure to check the box for MEMBER CONGREGATION. When you arrive at the payment screen, use TRANSFER CODE  “SPW19” and your amount will decrease by 50% of the camp price. Please contact the church office with questions.

Bibles for Third Graders on Palm Sunday

This Palm Sunday (April 14) at both services we will present Bibles to Third Graders and Confirmation students who have not yet received one. Students will receive bibles from their parents along with their confirmation verse. Recipients, please check in with Twila before worship that day. Come, celebrate this time-honored St. Paul tradition!

Fellowship Groups

Please review the Fellowship Group list on the kiosk in the narthex, click HERE and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Hospitality Groups 2019” for details about your group membership and to verify your contact information. Thank you!

April 10 – Groups J, K & L

MATURA Food Pantry

No foolin!  We will be collecting for the MATURA food pantry on Monday April 8th.  Please give what you can.

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.

 

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