July 30, 2017 Announcements

Calendar of Events

July 30 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
  6-8:00 pm Vacation Bible School
July 31 6-8:00 pm Vacation Bible School
Aug 1 6-8:00 pm Vacation Bible School
Aug 2 5:15 pm VBS Family Meal & Showcase
  6-8:00 pm Vacation Bible School
Aug 3    
Aug 4    
Aug 5    
Aug 6 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Adult Education Hour
  11:00am Worship with Holy Communion


VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL begins TODAY   July 30-Aug 2, 2017, from 6-8 pm. Registration forms are in the narthex. You can still register!  It’s not too late to help with VBS – Contact Carla Murphy for more information.

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.

Today is the LAST SUNDAY to 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.

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.

Sign Up for August 26 Training Day Event! Reverend Greg Finke and Susan Finke will be joining us for the weekend of August 26.  On Saturday August 26, they will lead a fun and informative training session from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.  We have available after the church service today Reverend Finke’s just published book “Joining Jesus: Show Me How”.  The discounted price cost is $10. In order to prepare for this great event, please complete the sign-up form in the worship folder. Over 60 members of our church family attended the training event in January with Reverend Finke and Susan.  This session promises to be just as fun and informative.  We will learn how simple it is to disciple our family and friends the way Jesus disciples His family and friends in the gospel.

Today in worship we will commission all our VBS volunteers. Please pray for all the kids and staff who will celebrate our Mighty Fortress, Jesus Christ.

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

This fall we will kick off our first ever Lutheran Olympics here at St. Paul. All families, no size too big and no size too small, are encouraged to sign up.  When: Sunday, September 10th    Time: 2:00 PM  Registration is open NOW, and the deadline to register is Wednesday, August 23rd.