March 11, 2018 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday Loyalty Sunday
March 11 8:30 am Service of the Word
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Adult Bible class
  11:00 am Service of the Word
March 12 5:45 pm Women’s Bible study
  5:30 pm Board of Elders
  6:00 pm Men’s Bible study
  7:00 pm Board of Directors
March 13 6:30 pm Bell choir
  7:30 pm Parish Choir
Wednesday Lent V
March 14 5:45 pm Lenten Meal
  6:30 pm Praise Team practice
  7:00 pm Lenten Worship
Thursday Epistle Items Due
March 15    
March 17    
Sunday  Food Pantry Sunday
March 18 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Adult Bible class
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion


Youth Lock-in April 6th-7th- Youth in grades 5th -8th are encouraged to register for the upcoming Youth Lock-in: Sticky Faith – Let’s Get Sticky! April 6th to April 7th. Youth will have a fun-filled time with small and large group games, devotions, bible study, movies, and maybe even a little sleep! Youth from Memorial Lutheran and Ascension Lutheran churches have also been invited to attend. We also encourage youth to invite a friend to join them! Registration ends Tuesday, April 3rd! Registration forms were handed out at Midweek, and there are additional forms on the magazine stand in the narthex. You can also e-mail Thomas Wilson ( for a digital copy. If you have questions, please speak with either Carla Murphy or Thomas Wilson. Please register before April 3rd!

The Book to Know group will meet Apr. 12, 7:00 pm at Maureen Friedrich’s home to discuss “Her Daughter’s Dream” by Francine Rivers. Everyone is invited to read this book and join us for the discussion.

There will be no Midweek classes on March 14, during spring break week. Midweek classes will resume March 21.

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

Plan ahead to join your friends at St. Paul for the last Lent supper on March 28 at 5:45 pm, We are serving Hickory Park sandwiches, baked beans, chips and dessert. There will be a free-will offering to help the youth of our church attend camp at Camp Okoboji this year.

The sign-up sheet for the Easter Procession is on the bulletin board.  Please sign up by Wednesday, March 21st.  Many men, women and children are needed.  More instructions will be sent out at a later date.  

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.

Come have EASTER BREAKFAST with us!!!  Everyone is invited to come for Breakfast immediately following our Sunrise service on Easter Sunday.  Breakfast is planned by the Women of St Paul, and many members of St. Paul work hard to prepare and serve it. No reservations required, come and enjoy a delicious breakfast and the Easter fellowship with family and friends. This year’s free will offering will benefit our youth and their plans to attend their summer gathering in Minneapolis in 2019.

EASTER PRAYER VIGIL – HOLY SATURDAY, MARCH 31st  A long-standing tradition at St. Paul, Holy Saturday is observed with a 9-hour prayer vigil (6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.) in the church sanctuary. This vigil is divided into 15-minute time periods in which to meditate and pray—you (and family members) are invited to sign up for one or more of these periods. The Prayer Vigil sign-up board is located in the west entryway.

Youth– It is time to think about attending Camp Okoboji this summer. Six full scholarships to attend Cub week is given by the Camp Auxiliary, but the application must be mailed by Apr 4.  See the office for details.

Ladies: On Saturday, April 7, at 12 noon, the Women’s Ministry will be holding a luncheon in the fellowship hall with guest inspirational speaker, Nancy Cohen. She will share her interesting story of mission work in Russia, France and Israel. Come join us as she encourages us and equips us to “Join Jesus On His Mission”. RSVP to the church office. Cost is $5 to the office or at the door.