July 23, 2017 Announcements

Calendar of Events​

July 23 8:30 am Service of the Word
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  11:00 am Service of the Word
July 24  9:15 am Collate Epistle
July 25    
July 26    
 July 27 10-2:00 pm  Family Service Quilters
July 28  3-6 pm  Blood Drive
July 29    
July 30 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
  12:00 pm Set up for VBS
  6-8 pm VBS begins


The Quarterly Contribution Reports are in your member mailbox.

TODAY is LWML Mite Sunday.  Please help support the mission grants of the LWML by placing your donation in the large Mite box.

Have you thought about serving on the Altar Guild or are you interested in learning more about the Altar Guild? We are looking for more members. If you are interested or have questions, please feel free to talk to any of the Altar Guild members or chairman, Judy Peter.

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.

Are you working on your bucket list this summer? There are still party buckets available to take home and have a party. Some are coming back and are being reloaded for more fun! It’s a great way to build relationships with neighbors, co-workers, friends, family, etc. Give it a try.  Any questions? Call Janelle Swenson or Ellen Sander.

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.

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

Save The Date!  We are very pleased that Reverend Greg Finke and Susan Finke will be joining us for the weekend of August 26. They will lead a fun and informative training session on Saturday August 26 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

VBS needs paper towel cardboard tubes for a craft. (Gift wrap tubes would work too).  Please place in the bin below the VBS display.

VBS set up will take place on Sunday, July 30 starting after second service. If available to help get things ready before VBS attendees arrive, many hands make light work!