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Noteworthy News 7/21/19

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.

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly voters’ assembly/potluck will be next Sunday, July 28 following the worship service. There will be a prep meeting for the assembly TODAY following the worship service. All reports for the meeting packet are due to Tracy by Wednesday, July 24.

SAUERKRAUT DAYS in Lisbon will be held August 16-17, 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.

UPCOMING PHOTO DIRECTORY You are invited to participate in our upcoming professional photography session. The photography dates are Wednesday, September and 4 and Thursday, September 5 from 2-9pm. To schedule your appointment, visit our website, splcmv.org, and click on the Sign Up Now link on our homepage. Or call the church office for assistance. 

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES
Volunteers are needed to mow Julia Herboldsheimer’s lawn this summer (107 Grant Ave., Lisbon). Julia has a working mower, or you may bring your own mower. Signup (by the week) is on the table in the Narthex. The week of July 29th needs to be covered yet. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.

Join us for “Sundaes on Sunday”, an outreach event in Solon from 2-4pm on Sunday, August 25th at Randall Park.  Free ice cream with toppings will be served along with church information.  This event will be advertised in Solon area papers.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex for those interested in helping to greet and socialize with attendees.  Help us get the word out, and come show your support by joining us in Solon.  Contact Terry or Jo Klooster for more information.

SERMON PODCASTS NOW AVAILABLE You can now listen to Sunday’s sermon as a podcast. You can subscribe to the SPLCMV Sermon Podcast on your smartphone/tablet through the Apple Podcast/iTunes app or the Google Podcast/Play Store app. Or you can go directly to the sermon podcast on our updated website: christsloveinaction.org. The sermon podcast page is located in the multimedia menu.

PASTOR’S MINUTEYOU ARE NOT ALONE: during the months of August & September Pastor Hansen will be delivering one-minute radio messages from St. Paul Lutheran Church.  The subject is “You Are Not Alone”.  They will be broadcast on 600AM WMT on Monday, Friday, & Sunday between 6-9AM.  They will be broadcast on 98.1FM KHAK on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday between 7P-Midnight.  Contact Terry or Jo Klooster for more information.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Miraculous Mission VBS Starts Today!
We are ready to begin our intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross.  Participants should plan to arrive at 5:30 p.m. today to ease the registration process.  We will have pizza available for children and volunteers and will plan to begin our opening promptly at 6:00.  Children may be picked up at 8:00 p.m.  VBS will run from 6-8 p.m. on Monday – Thursday with a program on Thursday evening beginning at 7:30. All parents and congregation members are welcome to attend.

Please pray for VBS
We ask that you keep our Miraculous Mission VBS in your prayers this week.  Pray that the hearts and minds of the children will be open to God’s message of love and grace.  And pray also for our many volunteers as they share their talents with the children this week.

Upcoming Dates
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.
July 24 – No Adult Bible Study

Julie Baumler

THANK YOU to Carol Moore for taking care of the flower beds on the west side of the education wing. They are beautiful! 

LWR During July the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well. 

I BELIEVE IN CAMP FUNDRAISER Show your support for Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca’s mission of providing Christ-centered outdoor recreation and education by attending our I Believe in Camp Fundraiser Auction on Saturday, July 27! The auction is slated to begin at 1pm in the Alpha Lodge. You can see the fantastic auction items at our website, http://www.campiodiseca.org. We need your attendance to help make this day a success! If you’re looking to win a camp scholarship for 2020, our runs get started at 10am! The 1-mile is for kids 13 and under, and the 5K is for both kids and adults. The top three placers win camp scholarships for 2020, including full-ride scholarships for the top-placers! Come out beforehand to enjoy some camp activities such as horseback rides, hayrack rides, archery, canoeing, the climbing wall & zip line, and swimming beginning at 11am and after the auction. Burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips, and beverages will be available for purchase in the canteen. Thank you for believing in the mission of Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, July 27!  

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Has your family ever taken a “vacation” from technology? For one day, try challenging your family to no electronics. No computers, TV, or phones. Instead, try reading a good book, playing a board game, swimming, or taking a walk. Then, at the end of the day, reflect on the difference. It will be an interesting learning experience for all involved! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Higher Things participants, Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Jim Steinberg, Cathy Troll, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, David Feltz, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, Linda Eriksen, Mike Sullivan, Charlie Dacken, Ron (nephew of Butch & Nancy Wittich), family of Phyllis Bishop 

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Worship Service:  71

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $   4,960             Goal: $   3,882
This Year:     $ 103,691            Goal: $108,696

Noteworthy News 7/14/19

SPECIAL OFFERING Today we are taking a freewill offering for Lutheran Family Service. LFS is a human service agency that serves individuals, couples, families and children in need through counseling, support groups, etc. Adoption services are also available. For more information go to http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org. There is also and information sheet about LFS on the table in the Narthex. There is a donation basket in the Narthex.

HIGHER THINGS Please keep the Higher Things youth and their chaperones in your prayers this week as they attend the conference in Mequon, Wisconsin. They will be gone Tuesday through Friday. Pastor Hansen will be traveling with the group. In case of emergency during this time, please contact Pastor Buchmueller at 417-380-4299 (this is his cell phone, so you can reach him even when he’s working at Mercy, and he will help as you he is able). Or you may call Tracy during office hours at 895-8772 or cell 319-826-4435. (Tracy will be out of the office on Wednesday, July 17.)

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this Tuesday, July 16 at 12 noon at the church. All are welcome!

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly voters’ assembly/potluck will be Sunday, July 28 following the worship service. There will be a prep meeting for the assembly on Sunday, July 21 following the worship service. All reports for the meeting packet are due to Tracy by Wednesday, July 24. 

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES Volunteers are needed to mow Julia Herboldsheimer’s lawn this summer (107 Grant Ave., Lisbon). Julia has a working mower, or you may bring your own mower. Signup (by the week)  is on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.

Volunteers are needed to finish a St. Paul community outreach project here in Mt. Vernon. The project is demolishing and rebuilding a covered porch of a community member. The next workday will be Saturday, July 20 from 8am-5pm. The plan is to finish the project that day. Signup to volunteer in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information. 

SAUERKRAUT DAYS in Lisbon will be held August 16-17, 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.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

VBS Volunteer Meeting & Decorating Prep
We will have a meeting for VBS volunteers on Tuesday, July 16 at 6pm. We will hand out materials, go over schedules, and discuss safety procedures for the week.  We will spend some time after the meeting preparing VBS decorations.  All VBS volunteers and church members are welcome to help.

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission at St. Paul on the evenings of July 21-25. 

Register for VBS
We are now collecting registrations for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade.  You can register online at the church website, http://www.splcmv.org, or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in the Baumler mailbox.

Invite Your Friends
We would love for you to invite your friends, neighbors, and family members to VBS.  There are some postcards on the table in the Narthex that you can share  with  those you   would like to invite.  We will take  registrations  up through the week of VBS.

Items Needed for VBS
We need the following items for VBS decorating and crafts:

·         Cardboard paper towel rolls (place in Sunday School office by next Sunday)

·         White Christmas lights with white cords (place in Sunday School office by              this Tuesday)

·         Large, appliance-sized cardboard (place in library by this Tues.)

Thank You!
Thanks to everyone who helped out with the parade entry for Heritage Days!

Upcoming Dates
July 16 – VBS Volunteer meeting, 6 p.m.
July 17 – VBS Decorating, 9 a.m.
July 17 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

SERMON PODCASTS NOW AVAILABLE You can now listen to Sunday’s sermon as a podcast. You can subscribe to the SPLCMV Sermon Podcast on your smartphone/tablet through the Apple Podcast/iTunes app or the Google Podcast/Play Store app. Or you can go directly to the sermon podcast on our updated website: christsloveinaction.org. The sermon podcast page is located in the multimedia menu.

LWR During July the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well.

I BELIEVE IN CAMP FUNDRAISER Show your support for Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca’s mission of providing Christ-centered outdoor recreation and education by attending our I Believe in Camp Fundraiser Auction on Saturday, July 27! The auction is slated to begin at 1pm in the Alpha Lodge. You can see the fantastic auction items at our website, http://www.campiodiseca.org. We need your attendance to help make this day a success! If you’re looking to win a camp scholarship for 2020, our runs get started at 10am! The 1-mile is for kids 13 and under, and the 5K is for both kids and adults. The top three placers win camp scholarships for 2020, including full-ride scholarships for the top-placers! Come out beforehand to enjoy some camp activities such as horseback rides, hayrack rides, archery, canoeing, the climbing wall & zip line, and swimming beginning at 11am and after the auction. Burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips, and beverages will be available for purchase in the canteen. Thank you for believing in the mission of Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, July 27!  

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: It’s been said that children may not always be good at listening to their parents, but they never fail to imitate them. The words you speak are less important that the every-day life you lead. Your children (and grandchildren) are constantly learning about life by watching you. What an immense responsibility. What an incredible privilege! Pray that God will help you to be the kind of adult that you want your child (or grandchild) to become. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Higher Things participants, Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Jim Steinberg, Cathy Troll, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, David Feltz, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, Linda Eriksen, Mike Sullivan, Charlie Dacken, family of Ray Briley

STATISTICS LAST WEEK

Worship Service: 70   Wednesday Evening Prayer Service: 9

CONTRIBUTIONS

Last Sunday: $  1,743              Goal: $   3,882
This Year:     $98,731              Goal: $104,814

Noteworthy News 7/7/19

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. 

PRAYER SERVICE A prayer service with communion will be held this Wednesday, July 10 at 6:30pm. All are welcome!

MEN’S BREAKFAST has been changed to Saturday, July 13 at 8am at the church. Men’s breakfast will not meet in August. Contact Jeff Adrian for more information.

SPECIAL OFFERING Next Sunday, July 14, we will be taking a freewill offering for Lutheran Family Service. LFS is a human service agency that serves individuals, couples, families and children in need through counseling, support groups, etc. Adoption services are also available. For more information go to http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org.

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly voters’ assembly/potluck will be Sunday, July 28 following the worship service. There will be a prep meeting for the assembly on Sunday, July 21 following the worship service. All reports for the meeting packet are due to Tracy by Wednesday, July 24. 

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES Volunteers are needed to mow Julia Herboldsheimer’s lawn this summer (107 Grant Ave., Lisbon). Julia has a working mower, or you may bring your own mower. Signup (by the week)  is on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.

Volunteers are needed to finish a St. Paul community outreach project here in Mt. Vernon. The project is demolishing and rebuilding a covered porch of a community member. Contact Willis Wulf for more information. 

LWR During July the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Heritage Days Parade
All members are invited to join the Heritage Days parade entry from St. Paul on Saturday, July 13.  We will have a float to ride, as well as spots for walkers to hand out VBS postcards and candy.  Participants can park at the church at 9:30 a.m. and ride the float to the Cornell field or meet us at the Cornell field parking lot between 10:00 and 10:45. The parade starts at 11 a.m. We will have t-shirts available that morning for participants to change into. 

VBS Volunteer Meeting & Decorating Prep
We will have a meeting for VBS volunteers on Tuesday, July 16 at 6pm. We will hand out materials, go over schedules, and discuss safety procedures for the week.  We will spend some time after the meeting preparing VBS decorations.  All VBS volunteers and church members are welcome to help.

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission at St. Paul on the evenings of July 21-25.

Register for VBS
We are now collecting registrations for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade.  You can register online at the church website, http://www.splcmv.org, or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in the Baumler mailbox.

Invite Your Friends
We would love for you to invite your friends, neighbors, and family members to VBS.  There are some postcards on the table in the Narthex that you can share  with  those you   would like to invite.  We will take  registrations  up through the week of VBS.

Items Needed for VBS
We need the following items for VBS decorating and crafts:

·         Cardboard paper towel rolls (place in Sunday School office)

·         White Christmas lights with white cords (place in Sunday School office)

·         Large, appliance-sized cardboard (place in library) 

Upcoming Dates
July 10 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
July 13 – Heritage Days Parade
July 16 – VBS Volunteer meeting, 6 p.m.
July 17 – VBS Decorating, 9 a.m.
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: Did you know that the most commonly sung song in the U.S. is the “Happy Birthday” song! How can you make someone’s day or birthday? Consider spending time this week with someone in need – perhaps someone in a nearby nursing home who doesn’t have anyone to sing the “Happy Birthday” song to them. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Jim Steinberg, Cathy Troll, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, David Feltz, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, Linda Eriksen, Mike Sullivan, Charlie Dacken, family of Florence Hill, family of Carly Netolicky, family of Bill Freiburger, family of Ray Briley

STATISTICS LAST WEEK 

Worship Service:  81

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $  2,160               Goal: $   3,882
This Year:     $ 96,988              Goal: $100,932

Noteworthy News 6/30/19

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 

MEN’S BREAKFAST has been changed to Saturday, July 13 at 8am at the church. Men’s breakfast will not meet in August. Contact Jeff Adrian for more information.

 OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES Volunteers are needed to mow Julia Herboldsheimer’s lawn this summer (107 Grant Ave., Lisbon). Julia has a working mower, or you may bring your own mower. Signup (by the week)  is on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.

Volunteers are needed to help with a St. Paul community outreach project to be completed here in Mt. Vernon over the next month. The project is demolishing and rebuilding a covered porch of a community member. Workers are needed for the following workdays: Friday, July 5 from 8-5, and Saturday, July 6 from 8-5. If you are not available for the whole time scheduled, please come for the time you are available. There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex. Volunteers are asked to bring any tools they have to share with the group. Contact Willis Wulf for more information. 

LWR During July the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well.

THANK YOU Thank you to all for your cards, flowers, thoughts and prayers for us during this difficult time. Thank you also to all who provided for and/or served at the funeral luncheon last Saturday. God bless you all, Gene & Lorena Freiburger

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED SE Linn Community Center in Lisbon (455-2844) always welcomes volunteers who are able to drive for their Senior Transportation Program. There are copies of the program’s policies and procedures on the table in the Narthex. Please take one if you would be interested in this volunteer opportunity (more copies can be made). 

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission at St. Paul on the evenings of July 21-25. 

Register for VBS
We are now collecting registrations for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade.  Please register by TODAY, if possible, to assist us with t-shirt purchases and supply planning.  You can register online at the church website, http://www.splcmv.org, or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in the Baumler mailbox. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS – We would love for you to invite your friends, neighbors, and family members to VBS.  There are some postcards on the table in the Narthex that you can share with those you would like to invite.  We will take registrations up through the week of VBS.

Items Needed for VBS
We need the following items for VBS decorating and crafts:

·         Cardboard paper towel rolls (place in Sunday School office)

·         White Christmas lights with white cords (place in Sunday School office)

·         Large, appliance-sized cardboard (place in library)

·         Milky Way mini candy bars for the Heritage Days parade (place in Sunday School office)

Heritage Days Parade
All members are invited to join the Heritage Days parade entry from St. Paul on Saturday, July 13.  We will have a float to ride, as well as spots for walkers to hand out VBS postcards and candy.  Participants can park at the church at 9:30 a.m. and ride the float to the Cornell field or meet us at the Cornell field parking lot between 10:00 and 10:45. The parade starts at 11 a.m.

Upcoming Dates
July 3 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
July 13 – Heritage Days Parade
July 16 – VBS Volunteer meeting, 6 p.m.
July 17 – VBS Decorating, 9 a.m.
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES “Is prayer your steering wheel or your spare tire?” Corrie Ten Boom What a thought-provoking quote! I Thessalonians 5:17 reminds us to “pray without ceasing.”  So, steering wheel or tire? Which is it for you? Think about it and make adjustment accordingly!  Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org) 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Jim Steinberg, Cathy Troll, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, David Feltz, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, Jean White, Linda Eriksen, Mike Sullivan, family of Florence Hill, family of Larry Sproston, family of Carly Netolicky, family of Bill Freiburger 

 STATISTICS LAST WEEK

Worship Service: 80

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $  3,356              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $94,828               Goal: $97,050

Noteworthy News 6/23/19

WEDNESDAY PRAYER SERVICE Communion will be celebrated at the 6:30pm Evening Prayer Service this Wednesday, June 26. All are welcome.

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES Volunteers are needed to mow Julia Herboldsheimer’s lawn this summer (107 Grant Ave., Lisbon). Julia has a working mower, or you may bring your own mower. Signup (by the week)  is on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.

Volunteers are needed to help with a St. Paul community outreach project to be completed here in Mt. Vernon over the next month. The project is demolishing and rebuilding a covered porch of a community member. Workers are needed for the following workdays: Saturday, June 29 from 8-1pm, Friday, July 5 from 8-5, and Saturday, July 6 from 8-5. If you are not available for the whole time scheduled, please come for the time you are available. There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex. Volunteers are asked to bring any tools they have to share with the group. Contact Willis Wulf for more information. 

LWR During June/July the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well.

COLORADO PEACHES St. John’s Lutheran Church LCMS in Monticello is taking orders for fresh Colorado peaches. There are order forms on the table in the Narthex. Peaches will arrive in early August. 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES LFS’ statewide ministry of counseling, advocacy supporting life, adoption, youth education, caregiver support and marriage enrichment among troubled individuals, couples and families in Iowa as an extension of our LCMS congregations could not be carried out without your partnership. Every gift matters; your gift matters. Your help this week is needed and appreciated!  June 30 marks the end of LFS’ fiscal year. If you haven’t done so yet this year, demonstrate your care for those served through your partnership in this local, Lutheran, Christ-centered work by sending a gift this week by mail (409 Kenyon Rd, C, Fort Dodge, 50501) or online through the LFS web site. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org)

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission at St. Paul on the evenings of July 21-25.

Register for VBS
We are now collecting registrations for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade.  Please register by June 30, if possible, to assist us with t-shirt purchases and supply planning.  You can register online at the church website, http://www.splcmv.org, or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in the Baumler mailbox. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS – We would love for you to invite your friends, neighbors, and family members to VBS.  There are some postcards on the table in the Narthex that you can share with those you would like to invite.  We will take registrations up through the week of VBS.

Items Needed for VBS
We need the following items for VBS decorating and crafts:

·         Cardboard paper towel rolls (place in Sunday School office)

·         White Christmas lights with white cords (place in Sunday School office)

·         Large, appliance-sized cardboard (place in library)

·         Milky Way mini candy bars for the Heritage Days parade (place in Sunday School office)

St. Paul T-shirts
This year we are extending the VBS shirt order to all St. Paul members.  Prices are $10 for sizes youth x-small through adult x-large.  Adult XXL shirts are $12 and Adult XXXL shirts are $13.  A copy of the shirt design and the order form are on the table in the Narthex.  Please order by June 30. 

Upcoming Dates
June 26 – Adult Bible Study, 7 p.m.
July 13 – Heritage Days Paradez
July 16 – VBS Volunteer meeting, 6 p.m.
July 17 – VBS Decorating, 9 a.m.
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

VOLUNTEER DRIVERS NEEDED SE Linn Community Center in Lisbon (455-2844) always welcomes volunteers who are able to drive for their Senior Transportation Program. There are copies of the program’s policies and procedures on the table in the Narthex. Please take one if you would be interested in this volunteer opportunity (more copies can be made).

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Jim Steinberg, Cathy Troll, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, David Feltz, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, Jean White, Linda Eriksen, Mike Sullivan, family of Florence Hill, family of Larry Sproston, family of Carly Netolicky

STATISTICS LAST WEEK

Worship Service:  106

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $ 11,139              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 91,472              Goal: $93,168

Noteworthy News 6/16/19

HAPPY FATHER’S DAY to all the fathers in our congregation! Youth will pass out cookies for men after the worship service.

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck on Tuesday, June 18 at 12pm at the church. All are welcome!

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED Volunteers are needed to provide/serve fellowship next Sunday, June 23. Signup is on the wall near the counter in fellowship hall. The cutoff to sign up is TODAY.

THANK YOU to all who helped in any way with the Mission of Hope meal this past Wednesday. Also, thank you to everyone who donated items, provided food or worked at the annual Priscilla Guild garage sale yesterday.

LWR During May the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well. 

ACH OF TITHES & OFFERINGS Now that summer is here, wouldn’t it be nice to have your church offering given even if you are unable to attend church on a Sunday? Electronic giving is convenient for you and provides consistency for our church. Transfers will be initiated by St. Paul through Mount Vernon Bank & Trust on the 15th and the 30th of the month with a $10 minimum offering amount required. The service is free of charge to members and to St. Paul. Forms are on the table in the Narthex and can be returned to the Treasurer. Sign up today!

FLOOD RELIEF The Iowa District West communities of Glenwood and Pacific Junction are in need of flood relief. See the information posted on the flyer on the bulletin board in the Narthex. If you would like to donate money to the IDW Disaster Relief Fund, go to http://www.iowadistrictwest.org or send a check to IDW-Flood Relief, 409 Kenyon Rd., Suite B, Fort Dodge, IA 50501. 

LUMC INVITATIONAL All are invited to the Lisbon United Methodist Church Women’s annual invitational on Thursday, June 20 at 1:30pm at the church. Pastor Karen Nelson will be speaking on simplicity and how it affects our daily lives. Refreshments will be served. RSVP to Wendy Johnson at johnsonwendy725@gmail.com or call or text 319-551-1428.

NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission at St. Paul on the evenings of July 21-25.

Volunteer for VBS
We still need volunteers!!!  As VBS volunteers, you will help kids discover God’s miraculous mission to save you, me, and the whole world!  Volunteers are needed to lead songs, lead the Bible Challenge (do science experiments and reinforce the memory verse), guide children between stations, and take photos.  There is a volunteer signup on the table in the Narthex.  Please contact me or Brenda Bany if you have any questions about job responsibilities of the various volunteer positions.

Register for VBS
We are now collecting registrations for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade.  You can register online at the church website:  http://www.splcmv.org, or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in the Baumler mailbox. Please register by June 23, if possible, so we can order t-shirts and ensure that we have adequate supplies. INVITE YOUR FRIENDS – There is a stack of VBS invitation postcards on the table in the Narthex. Take what you need, and share them with friends, family and neighbors.

VBS Supplies Needed
We need a couple of items listed below to help with decorating for VBS.  If you can donate these, please place in the Sunday School office.  Large cardboard can be placed in the library: Christmas lights with white cord and white lights – both single bulb or icicle lights are good – please mark with your name to return after VBS; Large cardboard boxes/sheets of cardboard – appliance boxes are ideal

Summer Adult Bible Study: “The Life You Crave”, Wed. at 6:30pm
Do you ever wonder what your next step should be? If there is more to life? Do you crave something better?  More than security or wealth success or popularity, what we really need is to be loved, to matter. God offers us grace. Pure, lavish, unending grace. Discover the life you crave. Join us for the adult Bible study on Wednesday evenings this summer. We will be using the book The Life You Crave by Michael W. Newman.  The plan is to begin at 6:30pm except on the evenings where there is Evening Prayer service.  On those evenings, we will start following the prayer service (around 7pm). If you’d like to join us, grab a copy of the 1st and 2nd chapter on the table in the Narthex to read prior to our study Wednesday. 

Upcoming Dates
June 19 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30pm
July 13 – Heritage Days Parade
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR

Middle School and High School Youth (5th grade and up, 2019-2020 school year):
Adventureland on Wednesday, June 19th. We will leave at 8am from St. Paul and return in the evening. Bring money for lunch and incidentals (approximately $15) Dinner will be covered by the youth fund. Do not let money be a deterrent from attending! We will cover anyone who needs it. **I will need some adult chaperones and drivers (depending on how many youth are coming).**

Sonya Sullivan

COLORADO PEACHES St. John’s Lutheran Church LCMS in Monticello is taking orders for fresh Colorado peaches. There are order forms on the table in the Narthex. Peaches will arrive in early August. 

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: Whoa…are you ready? June 18th is International Picnic Day! When was the last time you shared a picnic lunch in the park with someone you love? Picnics are a simple way to create memories with your loved ones. Since today is Father’s Day, consider packing some of Dad’s favorite foods and celebrate him. Happy Father’s Day to all our dads and granddads! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or http://www.lutheranfamilyservice.org)

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Jim Steinberg, Cathy Troll, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Ray Briley, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, David Feltz, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, Jean White, family of Florence Hill, family of Larry Sproston 

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Worship Service:  70

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday: $  3,300              Goal: $  3,882
This Year:     $ 80,333              Goal: $89,286