May 21, 2017 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday   Food Bank Sunday
May 21 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
  12:00 pm Voter’s Meeting
May 22 9:15 am Collate Epistle
  10:15 am Preschool chapel
  5:45 pm Women’s Bible study
  6:00 pm Men’s Bible study
May 23  10:15 am Preschool Chapel
May 24 10:30 am Jeremiah Bible Study
   6:00 pm Praise Team practice
 May 25 12:00 pm Family Service Luncheon
  6:30 pm Bell Choir practice
May 26    
May 27    
Sunday  Only One Service
 May 28 10:00 am Service of the Word


“Weddings in Small Town Iowawill be presented June 11 at 2 pm in the fellowship Hall by the Slater Historical Society. spouses will be the honored guests. The Women’s Ministry Team invites all ladies to bring a friend to enjoy this “wedding reception” as we look back at fond memories and view bridal attire from the last 100 years. If you have a vintage gown to display please contact Gretchen Zitterich at 515-201-7570.And YES, there will be wedding cake from the Dutch Oven Bakery!

Wednesday morning Bible study – We are exploring the book of Jeremiah. Please read chapters 50-52 for this week’s session. We will also have our finale party this week, so bring a treat or healthy item to share!

SHARE THE FUN of Adventureland  Discounted Adventureland tickets now good through June 30th! There are still discounted tickets available for $22 each – a savings over $20 per ticket. Admission gets you in the park for unlimited rides any weekend in May or both the park and Adventure Bay in June. Contact the office or Carla Murphy for tickets or more info.

Thank you to everyone who helped make the plant sale a success. We raised close to $800. LWML women

LWML National Mite goal of $2 million has been met! Thank you to everyone who contributed to our Mites over the last 2 years. From April 2015-March 2017 St. Paul has contributed $3293.96. Praise God!  May 28 will be our next Mite offering.

Thank you to all who ordered from Schwan’s for our fundraiser for the LWML. The initial phase is over but we will continue to receive 5% of every order for the next 90 days! Please use and campaign code 31507 when ordering on- line and 1-855-870-7208 campaign code 31507 by phone.

Lutherans for Life, located in Nevada, IA, will be having its second calling day on June 7th at St. Paul from 9 am to 3 pm. The purpose of this calling event is to inform churches of LFL’s financial needs. 95% of the annual million dollar-plus budget comes from gifts. Please consider being a caller, a Voice for Life, and contact RoxAnne Lamb at 614-751-0367 or by May 24th.

Women’s Bible study –  May through August, the women’s Bible study group will meet on the 2nd and 4th Mondays (same as the men’s group).  We are doing individual studies, so come and join us for one or for all.  We meet at 5:45 pm in the church basement. 

Family Service Luncheon will be held Thursday May 25 at 12:00 noon. is invited to join us for the food and fellowship. No need to bring anything, everything will be provided. Irene Holthaus (232-1771) or Judi Charlson (233-1550) if you wish to attend.  

SOME HISTORY TRIVIA ABOUT THE LWML:  The creation of a national women’s organization was adopted at the LCMS Convention in 1941 and was officially founded in Chicago in July 1942. One of the first priorities of the newly formed, official women’s auxiliary was to develop a way to keep women of the LCMS informed regarding activities. Thus, the Lutheran Women’s Quarterly was born in January 1943. The small 20 page pamphlet was sent via US mail. The “tomato-red” cover was chosen because the ink color was the least expensive. The words of the new LWML song, “Lutheran Women One and All” were first printed in this issue. Because of paper shortages during World War II then President Clara Schmitt found it necessary to write several letters to the US government in Washington. D.C. to secure enough paper to print the Quarterly!