August 27, 2017 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Aug 27 8:30 am Service of the Word
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Adult Education Hour
  11:00 am Service of the Word
  6-7:00 pm American Heritage Girls
Aug 28 9:15 am Collate Epistle
  5:45  pm Women’s Bible Study
  6:00 pm Men’s Bible Study
Aug 29    
Aug 30 7:00 pm Midweek/LYF Kickoff
Aug 31    
Sept 1    
Sept 2    
Sunday   Only one service today
Sept 3  10:00 am Worship with Holy Communion


We have a wonderful outreach here at St. Paul with our preschool. One of the best ways we can support our preschool’s families is through prayer. We would like to have a church family praying regularly for each preschool family. That’s it!!!  Just pray!  Please sign up on the bulletin board and a preschool family will be given to you to include in your prayers.

The Book to Know group will meet September 14 at Marlene’s home to discuss “Candle in the Darkness” by Lynn Austin.  Everyone is invited to read this book and join us for the discussion.

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

Is your bucket list completed? Have you Joined Jesus on His mission? This summer the Discipleship Group and Thrivent have supplied party buckets available to take home and have a party to connect with people and share God’s love. Time is running out! Buckets will be available through Labor Day. Any questions? Call Janelle Swenson or Ellen Sander.

Fall Women’s Bible Study – We will be studying “David, A Man after God’s Heart” beginning September 11 at 5:45 pm in the church basement.  If you would like a book, please let the office know. Thank you.

Parish Choir begins soon!  Mary N. is back to direct our vocal choir this fall. Practice dates will be announced soon.  Former choir members and NEW choir members are all encouraged to come and sing.

The St. Paul Bell Choir is gearing up to start their season of ringing. Rehearsal times will be announced soon. All are welcome to come (literally) ring praises to our Lord. If you have any questions please feel free to send me an email or give Katie S. (Bell Choir Director) a call.

LWML Fall Rally-Sept 16, Trinity, Perry – All women are invited to attend.  The ingathering for the LWML Fall Rally will be new men’s socks. If you would like to donate socks, please place them in the designated bin.

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. TODAY is the last chance to register. Forms are on the Family Corner bulletin board. Questions? See Thomas Wilson.

Junior High Gathering – NAILED IT!  Iowa District West Junior High Youth Gathering is in Des Moines Oct 21-22 for youth 6th through 8th grades. This year the theme is “Nailed It” to go along with the Reformation. Registrations are due Sept 20.  If you missed the meeting but have questions please feel free to contact Carla M. or Thomas W.

The Board of Education would like to remind everyone of the following dates:  August 30th – 7 pm Midweek Kick-Off Ice Cream Social; September 6th-1st Midweek class for grades 1-8; September 10th-Sunday School Rally Day and 1st day of fall Sunday School; October 29th-Trunk-or-Treat from 2:00-3:30.  Please be thinking about participating by decorating a trunk for this fun family activity. Stay tuned for more information as we get closer to the date. The Board of Ed. is always looking for new ideas for better serving our youth. you have any thoughts and suggestions, please don’t hesitate to bring them to anyone on the board.

The American Heritage Girls scouting program is gearing up for their second successful year. will be an informational meeting in the fellowship hall for parents and children TODAY, August 27, from 6 pm to 7 pm. We will introduce the leaders and there will be time for parents to complete permission slips, health forms, and pay dues. There will be a slide presentation also. AHG is a Christ centered ministry, promoting leadership and character building to girls ages 5 through 18. AHG offers a strong service program, teaching girls to “love one another as I have loved you” while practicing servant skills in preparation for their future in God’s will. AHG is approved by the LCMS and sponsored by the Women of St. Paul.