May 7, 2017 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday   Confirmation Sunday
May 7 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Confirmation Reception
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
May 8 10:15 am Preschool chapel
  4:15 pm American Heritage Girls
  5:45 pm Women’s Bible study
  6:00 pm Men’s Bible study
  7:00 pm Board of Directors
May 9  10:15 am Preschool Chapel
May 10 10:30 am Jeremiah Bible Study
  11:30 am Senior Fellowship Potluck
  5:30 pm LYF End of Year Event
   6:00 pm Praise Team practice
 May 11 10-2 pm Family Service Quilters
  6:30 pm Bell Choir practice
May 12    
May 13    
Sunday  Mother’s Day
May 14 8:30 am Service of the Word
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
   9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Service of the Word


Wednesday morning Bible study resumes May 10– We are exploring 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 41-45 for this week’s session. We meet from 10:30-11:30 am in the fellowship hall.

Flowers, for those who ordered them, will be delivered to the church next weekend. They can be picked up at the church on Saturday, May 13, between 9 am—1 pm.

Team Members Needed– The Board of Evangelism is currently looking for people who would be interested in joining our board. Adults and youth are welcome to serve. We meet once a month on the first Monday of the month. More importantly, we are looking for someone willing to step up to be the vice-chair for the 2017-18 year. If you are interested, please contact Charles Ellis. Please give this position some prayerful thought. Thanks, The Evangelism Board

LWML 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!

Have you tried Schwan’s yet? NOW is the perfect time because it’s a win-win offer. The Women’s Ministry team is raising funds for full scholarships for three women and for the poor and needy we serve through our missions. We will bring $25 gift cards, offerings, and do servant activities at the 75th anniversary convention of LWML in June. NOW is the time to try some of Schwan’s delicious items. They give back 20% of your purchase to our cause until May 15, then it drops to 5% until August 15. Try the LIVESMART line of healthy foods such as Mediterranean vegetable blend, kale vegetable medley, roasted sweet potatoes, mashed cauliflower, ancient grain encrusted cod, wild caught salmon and hundreds of other items or meals. Call 1-855-870-7208 use our id # 31507 or online at Call Gretchen Zitterich at515-201-7570 with any questions. up a catalog in the narthex.

New Online Registration Process: Camp Okoboji has launched its new registration process. You can now register for all camp programs, retreats and events. If you have questions or need assistance please contact the camp office at 712-337-3325.  This is the time to get those registrations in! 

Please join us in congratulating this year’s confirmands at a reception between the services on Sunday, May 7th at 9:45 am in the Fellowship Hall. This year’s confirmands are Katie B., Hannah F., Erin M., and Rori O.

LYF Midweek Year-End Celebration with Families- Wednesday, May 10 (5:30-7:30pm) in the Fellowship Hall. Sloppy Joes and drinks will be provided, but we ask that the families attending to please bring a side to share with the rest of the group.


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 May or both the park and Adventure Bay in June. Contact the office or Carla Murphy for tickets or more info.