June 29, 2014 Announcements

Calendar of Events



June 29 8:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion
   9:30 a.m.  Coffee Fellowship
  11:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion
June 30  7:00 p.m.  Women’s Bible study
July 1    
July 2  


July 3  




 Holiday – Office closed
July 4  





 Only one service today.

LWML Mite offerings

July 6 10:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion


The church directory will be updated soon. Please check the copy in the narthex to see if your information is correct. You may add email addresses or cell phone numbers if you desire. 

Needed: Bath Towels & Bedding We are collecting bath towels and/or bedding items, new or gently used, to be given to the needy of Story County. Place in the box in hallway.

Our Quilting group is in need of used sheets, cloth tablecloths, mattress pads, and fabrics for use in making quilts for the needy. Please place in the tub marked “Quilter Supplies” in the narthex. Thanks!!

Our Sunday School children are collecting various items and cash needed to make health kits for the homeless all during the summer. Please place donations in the basket marked “Health Kits” in the narthex. As a family project for VBS, on Sunday, Aug. 3rd, participants will be assembling the kits. We hope to be able to make 75 kits that night. The health kits will go to local shelters in Ames, Des Moines and beyond. Items Needed for health kits  We are accepting donations of health items to make health kits as part of the Summer Sunday school mission project. See the display in the narthex for a list of items needed.

Reminder– Women’s Bible study will continue to meet during the summer on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th (and 5th if applicable) Mondays at 7:00 pm. We are not doing a series, just stand-alone studies, so all are welcome whatever day you can make it. No special materials or homework – just bring your Bible.

The men’s Bible study has completed the Book of Ezekiel and now beginning a study of the Book of John.  The next Men’s Bible study meeting and the next meeting on the Book of John is July 14th beginning at 6:00 pm in the basement of the church.

Are you an adult who has never been confirmed? Would you like to learn more about the core beliefs of the Christian church, drawn from Scriptures? Would you like to dig deeper into the foundations of our faith and the teachings which come from Christ? We are working to make plans for a new adult confirmation class. The class would involve workbook lessons you complete at home and group discussions with Pastor and other participants in the class. You may attend the class simply to review the material and to refresh your faith, or you may attend with a goal of being confirmed. If you are an adult who has an interest in this, please speak to Pastor Jenks very soon.

Farm Progress Show Fundraiser for St. Paul Lutheran Preschool The preschool will be hosting a food booth. We need 35 volunteers for each day. There is a job available for everyone. Carpooling will be available to Boone from the church parking lot each day. Days and hours you may choose to help are as follows: Tuesday, August 26th- 7 am to 2:15 pm or 5:00 pm, Wednesday, August 27th-7 am to 2:15 pm or 5:00 pm, and/or Thursday, August 28th 7 am to 12:15 pm. Please call Lori Jenks (233-1914) or DeAnn Barnes (291-8143) e-mail at education@saintpaulames.org to sign-up. Thank you for your help! will use the funds for new outlets in the classroom, a playground fire truck, picnic tables, and soft furniture for the classroom. Please check your schedules soon. We need to have our helpers lined up by the end of June. Thank you for your help!

TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE AND MAKE TRACKS TO VBS! WEIRD ANIMALS- WHERE JESUS’ LOVE IS ONE-OF-A-KIND  Weird Animals VBS will be held Sunday, Aug. 3 through Wednesday, Aug. 6 from 6-8:15pm with an optional family meal at 5:20pm. VBS is for kids ages 3 through 6th grade.  NEW THIS YEAR– our first night (SUNDAY) is FAMILY NIGHT. We want all members of your family to join us for the whole evening starting with a meal at 5:20pm. We will do an opening in the sanctuary, some songs and a short Bible story lesson and then go back to the Fellowship Hall to assemble the Health Kits as a big group. (see the VBS supply list for items needed).  Each family who registers before July 20 (extended from July 1) will receive a free “Sing and Play Stampede” Music CD.

Congregational Care Cards are now available and have been placed in the pews. If you or someone you know from the congregation needs meals provided due to illness or surgery, or if someone needs a visit or transportation provided, please fill out the card in the pew rack, place it in the offering plate, and either an elder or Human Care Board member will take action to help out. Thank you!

St. Paul Lutheran Blood Drive  Tuesday, July 15 3-6:30 pm. To sign up for a time slot, contact Brian Weber at 515-450-2358 or visit this website:  www.lifeservebloodcenter.org

If you are willing to pray for the mission effort in Iowa District West, please complete the Prayer Partners form and return it to the office. You’ll be kept abreast of the latest prayer requests from our congregations and missionaries across the District.