February 5, 2017 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday   Team Sunday
Feb 5 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
Feb 6 10:15 am Preschool chapel
  5:45 pm Women’s Bible study
  6:00 pm Board of Elders
  7:00 pm Kingdom Workers
Feb 7  10:15 am Preschool Chapel
  6:30 pm Seed Stuffing
Feb 8 10:30 am Bible Study- Jeremiah
  11:30 am Senior Fellowship Potluck
  4:30 pm Midweek/Confirmation classes
  6:00 pm Praise Team practice
Feb 9  8-10 am  Kiwanis
  10:15-2 pm Family Service Quilters
Feb 10  5:30-10 pm  LYF Event- Wrapped in Love
Feb 11    
Sunday  Preschool Sunday
Feb 12 8:30 am Service of the Word
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
  12:00 pm Voter’s Meeting
  5:30 pm Conversational Dinners


It’s Lutheran Witness Renewal Time! The current list is posted on the bulletin board. Deadline for ordering is Sunday, February 26. If you want to continue to get the magazine, mark an OK next to your name and put your check for $22.67 in the office mailbox. This price includes the insert from Iowa District West. If you want to start getting the magazine, add your name to the blank form and put your check for $22.01 in the office mailbox. This price includes the insert from Iowa District West. If you want to stop getting the magazine, just cross your name off the list.

Bring a dish to share and join us for the Senior Fellowship Potluck on Wednesday, Feb 8 at 11:30 am.

Director of Music Ministry Update- The search group for our new director has met with little success during the four month search.  The group did interview one candidate.  Members of the group feel there is an opportunity to serve the Lord if the position is split into multiple positions.  Thus, if the Lord moves you to consider serving, or you know of someone who has expressed an interest in serving, as Vocal Choir Director, or as Bell Choir Director, or as part-time organist, please visit with a member of the search group. It is our hope that by dividing up the duties we can find qualified and willing candidates to serve the Lord in these areas of our music ministry. “Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord” (Ephesians 5:19b)

Wednesday morning Bible study – Come explore the book of Jeremiah. This major prophet laments the destruction of the temple, the siege on Jerusalem, and the people’s being led away as captives into exile.  Yet he also predicts the coming age of the new covenant under the Righteous Branch, who will be the Good Shepherd. Please read chapters 21-25 for this week’s session. We meet 10:30-11:30 in the fellowship hall.

Today is the day to pick up your sub. If you did not get a sub ordered you can also support us by purchasing goodies from our bake sale.  Your support will help offset the cost each participant will need to contribute. Thank you in advance for your ongoing support!

The Family Service Quilting group will meet on Thursday February 9th from 10:15 until 2:00 p.m. a sack lunch enjoy at noon. is welcome to join in.

A Seedy Opportunity!   St. Paul has been given an exciting opportunity to raise funds and all it requires is counting to 5.  “Our Iowa” magazine is contracting with us to insert 5 sunflower seeds into envelopes for a future issue.  The process is very simple and we invite anyone (over the age of 12) to participate. Materials are set up in the fellowship hall (east end).  We are planning to work each Tuesday evening, 6:30- ?. Come and join the fun! You may also come anytime you are available… individuals or groups. For more information contact John Murphy at 451-2860.

HELP NEEDED: The Women’s Ministry Team is asking for volunteers to help with childcare during the American Heritage Girls . A helper is need to assist Susan Fangmann with the care of 2- 8 of the leaders children between the hours of 4 pm and 5:15 pm two Mondays per month. What a great opportunity to Join Jesus in His Mission as we share God’s love with the leader’s children! Sign-up on the church bulletin board or call Gretchen Zitterich at -201-7570.  Thank you.

 Conversational Dinners – Sunday February 12th- Conversational Dinners will visit Della Viti on Sunday, February 12th at 5:30.  Della Viti is Iowa’s 1st self-serve Wine Bar, located at 323 Main Street. Plan now to treat your special Valentine to some great wine, beer or other beverages and 00’s cuisine, in a intimate and romantic setting. More details will follow. Contact Drue and Ellen Sander at druellen@hotmail.com or call 292-3574 to make your reservation.

LYF Event “Wrapped in Jesus’ Love” on February 10th from 5:30pm-10:00pm. A Valentine night of pizza, quilt-making and movies. Please join us for a heart-filled and love-sharing night of dinner and simple quilt-making for St. Paul shut-ins, then followed with a choice of movies and snacks! Please RSVP by Feb. 6th to the church office (office@stpaulames.org), Stephanie Taylor (staylor@tsargent.com) or Nicki Thiede (niknak7x@yahoo.com). Adults interested in participating with the youth in this event can either sign-up on the bulletin board at church or RSVP to any of the above email addresses! Thank you!