September 10, 2017 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday Rally Sunday 
Sept 10 8:30 am Service of the Word
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Service of the Word
  2:00 pm Lutheran Olympics
Sept 11 10:15 am Preschool Chapel
  4:15 pm American Heritage Girls
  5:45  pm Women’s Bible Study
  6:00 pm Board of Elders
  7:00 pm Kingdom Workers
Sept 12 10:15 am Preschool Chapel
  2:00 pm Preschool Chapel
  6:30 pm Bell Choir practice
  7:30 pm Parish Choir practice
Sept 13 10:30 am  Romans Bible study 
  11:30 am Senior Fellowship
  4:30 pm Midweek Classes
  5:30 pm LYF Event-Cookout at Moore Park
Sept 14 10-2:00 pm  Family Service Quilters 
  6:30 pm Praise Team practice
  7:00 pm Book to Know (at Marlene’s)
Friday Epistle Items Due
Sept 15    
Sept 16 9:00 am  LWML Fall Rally at Perry 
  6:30 pm Higher Power free concert
Sunday  Bethesda Food Bank Sunday
Sept 17 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion


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.

Parish Choir begins soon!  Mary Nelson is back to direct our vocal choir this fall. Practices will begin Sept 12 at 7:30 pm and will be held on Tuesdays each week. Former choir members and NEW choir members are all encouraged to come and sing.

The Board of Human Care will be sponsoring a freewill offering at both services today, September 10th, to be given to LCMS Disaster Relief.

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.

October 29th-Trunk-or-Treat from 2:00-3:30 pm.  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.

Higher Power Gospel Quartet  at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Saturday, September 16, 6:30 pm. Also performing: St. Paul’s Rock Solid Group.

The St. Paul Bell Choir is gearing up to start their season of ringing. Rehearsal times will begin Sept 12 at 6:30 pm and will be held on Tuesdays each week. 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)

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.

Sunday School Kick-Off: September 10, 2017  –  Bibles will be given to our 3 year-olds, 3rd graders and 7th grade students at both services today.

LYF Event at Moore Park on September 13th, 5:30 pm Fall LYF Cookout and Nature Hike Save the date and join us Wednesday, September 13, from 5:30-7:30 pm. We will meet at church at 5:30 pm and travel to Moore Park for time in nature, hikes, games and a cookout complete with s’mores! Look for permission forms on the magazine rack in the west entryway.

 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.

New Bible Study on Romans continues this Wednesday, from 10:30-11:30 am! Join us as we explore the book that had the greatest impact on Luther launching the Reformation. For the September 13th class, please read Chapters 3-4.