March 4, 2018 Announcements

Calendar of Events

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
Mar 5 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
Mar 6 10:15 am Preschool Chapel 
  2:00 pm Preschool Chapel
  6:30 pm Bell choir
  7:30 pm Parish choir
Mar 7 4:30 pm Midweek classes
  5:45 pm Lenten Supper
  6:30 pm Praise Team practice
  7:00 pm Lent IV Worship Service
Mar 8 10-2:00 pm Family Service Quilting
Mar 9    
Saturday  Set Your Clocks AHEAD!
Mar 10    
Sunday Loyalty Sunday
Mar 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


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.

Looking for a way to serve? We need people to serve Sunday morning coffee at 9:45 am in March. The sheet is posted on the bulletin board. 

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 

After leading our praise team from its very start, director Joan 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.

Family Service Quilters will meet Thursday, March 8, from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Bring a sack lunch and come join us.

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.

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.