February 25, 2018

Calendar of Events

Sunday Time & Talent Sunday
Feb 25 8:30 am Service of the Word
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Service of the Word
  12:00 pm Minute to Win It lunch
  1:30 pm Minute to Win It competition
Feb 26 9:15 am Collate Epistle
  10:15 am Preschool Chapel
  4:15 pm American Heritage Girls
  5:45 pm Women’s Bible study
  6:00 pm Men’s Bible study
Feb 27 10:15 am Preschool Chapel 
  2:00 pm Preschool Chapel
  6:30 pm Bell choir
  7:30 pm Parish Choir
Wednesday Lent III
Feb 28 4:30 pm Midweek classes
  5:45 pm Lenten Meal
  6:30 pm Praise Team practice
  7:00 pm Lenten Worship
Mar 1 8-11:00 am  Kiwanis
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Mar 3    
Mar 4 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion


Today, February 25, is Time and Talent Sunday at St. Paul. Our services and adult Bible study will focus on how we can examine the talents and gifts God has blessed us with, and how we might commit to use those gifts in the coming year to help one another spread the Gospel message in and outside our church. Time and Talent forms have been mailed to each member, and they can be returned next Sunday, or on Loyalty Sunday on March 11. Thank you for completing this important task to help facilitate planning for the upcoming year! –Stewardship Committee

The Book to Know group will meet Apr 12, 7:00 pm to discuss “Her Daughter’s Dream” by Francine Rivers.  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.

Easter Breakfast Opportunity…..Your Opportunity to sign up to assist with our Easter Breakfast is now.  The list of opportunities is on the bulletin board in the Narthex.  Please take a minute and pick your opportunity.  If you have a question, please contact Ellen Sander at druellen@hotmail.com 

After leading our praise team from its very start, director Joan I. is stepping down. Please share your words of thanks with Joan for all that she has done! We are now in an active search for a new praise team director. The director will lead weekly practices, help select music, and oversee the praise team in worship one Sunday a month. There is an appreciation stipend for these services. To ask questions or to receive more information, please speak with Pastor Jenks or Greg Gebhart.

It is a blessing that Katie S. has shared her musical gifts with us and led our Bell Choir. However, she and her husband will be moving out of the area. We sincerely thank Katie for her leadership and for continuing to lead the Bell Choir until they depart. We are now searching for someone to take over the leadership of the Bell Choir. This person will help select music, lead practices once per week, and lead performances during services about once per month, September through May. There is an appreciation stipend for the Bell Choir Director. If you have been gifted with abilities that could be used to lead the Bell Choir, please prayerfully consider this position. For additional information, please speak with Pastor Jenks or Greg Gebhart.

The Board of Evangelism is once again looking to send workers to Camp Okoboji on a mission trip. If you are interested in joining us on this mission trip there will be a sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex. So why not come and join your fellow Saint Paul family and get the camp ready for the season and enjoy some fellowship with other St. Paul members.