July 2, 2017 Announcements

Calendar of Events

July 2 10:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
 July 3    
Tuesday   Holiday
July 4  Office Closed  
July 5    
July 6    
July 7    
July 8    
 July 9 8:30 am Service of the Word
  9:30 am Pancake Breakfast at Moore Park
  10:30 am Service of the Word at Moore Park


PANCAKE BREAKFAST/OUTDOOR SERVICE- You are cordially invited to attend a Pancake Breakfast and Summer Outdoor Service on Sunday, July 9th at Moore Memorial Park – Big Bluestem Shelter, 3050 Northridge Parkway,   Breakfast will be served from 9:30 – 10:15.  Our outdoor church service will be held at 10:30.   Come to the park for pancakes, sausages, coffee/juice after the 8:30 service at church, or join us for breakfast and stay for the 10:30 outdoor service!  (Remember to bring your lawn chairs for the service.)

The Book to Know group will meet July 13 at Thelma Voetberg’s home to discuss “Not Forgotten” by Kenneth Bae.  Everyone is invited to read this book and join us for the discussion.

Women’s Bible study – In July, we will only meet once, on July 17. (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. 

Please check the church directory in the narthex to make sure your contact information is correct.  Many people are getting rid of their land lines, so please make sure we have a correct phone number for you.  Many people are including their email addresses, so please consider if you would like your email address added.   Thank you.

With Thrivent Grant Money we have been able to purchase ‘Party Buckets’ and fill them with ideas and items to help you have a gathering of friends, co-workers, family, people in your neighborhood. It is the goal of this summer project to get people together to build relationships and dialogs, in plain language, getting to know the people around you.   We have several different buckets and can’t wait for someone to take them home.  Is it you???  Why not?  Give it a try.   Contact Janelle Swenson or Ellen Sander for more details.

We are collecting plastic grocery bags to be donated to Camp Okoboji. This is to help them save money on trash bags. Bags should be in decent shape meaning no big holes. If you have questions, please contact Charles Ellis for more information.

To all new members – please contact Charles Ellis with the Evangelism Team to set up a time to get your new member photo taken. Contact Charles at immachief@gmail.com

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL– Will be held July 30-Aug 2, 2017, from 6-8 pm. Registration forms will be in the July Epistle and in the narthex. PLEASE sign-up to help with VBS on the bulletin board. Contact Carly Murphy for more information.

POSITION AVAILABLE: Vocal Choir Director – The duties of this part time position would to be to direct  the Parish Choir. The director would hold weekly practices and direct the choir during worship 2 Sundays a month, Sept.– May. In addition, the opportunity to serve as part time organist would be available. Compensation to be commensurate with experience and qualifications. If interested, email office@saintpaulames.org  for more information. opportunity has been posted on the St. Paul website and Facebook page. share with your family, friends and on social media.

Save The Date!  We are very pleased that Reverend Greg Finke and Susan Finke will be joining us for the weekend of August 25.  They will lead a fun and informative training session on Saturday August 25 at the church.  They will show us how simple it is to disciple our family and friends the way Jesus disciples His family and friends in the gospels.   It is simpler than we think and a lot more fun! In order to prepare for this great event, please review Reverend Finke’s first book “Joining Jesus on His Mission”.  In addition, Reverend Finke has just published his follow-up book “Joining Jesus: Show Me How.”  We encourage our St. Paul members to pick up a discounted copy of this new book at the church office and read it over the summer.  The discounted cost is just $10.

THE LATE SERVICE NEXT SUNDAY, JULY 9 will be at 10:30 am (rather than 11:00 am). This service will be outdoors at Moore Memorial Park – Big Bluestem Shelter, 3050 Northridge Parkway.  A pancake breakfast will begin at 9:30 am. Everyone is invited to join us.