July 13, 2014 Announcements

Calendar of Events



July 13 8:30 a.m. Service of the Word
  9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 a.m. Summer Sunday school for all ages
   11:00 a.m.  Service of the Word
July 14  6:00 p.m.  Men’s Bible study
   7:00 p.m.  Board of Directors
   7:00 p.m. Women’s Bible study
Tuesday   Epistle Items Due
July 15  3-6:30 p.m.  Blood Drive
  7:00 p.m. “Book to Know” group at Coys
July 16  


July 17  


July 18  



 Only one Worship service today.

Outdoor Worship at Moore Park (Northridge).

July 20 10:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion at Moore Park
  12:00 p.m. Church potluck at Moore Park


JOIN US July 13 AT 9:45 am for SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES!!                         ~ Creation Q & A  How can someone look at the universe and not believe in God? Martin Luther wondered the same thing. He once said, “I cannot imagine what must be going on in the mind of a man who, even though he sees the sun rise, does not firmly hold that there is a God.  The question must at some time enter his mind as to whether the sun always existed; To see all these bodies move about and not to think Someone moves them is unbelievable.” (What Luther Says. 1959 CPH page 538)

 The WOSP want your old cell phones and empty ink cartridges. Did someone in your family got a new cell phone?? Please bring us your old cell phones (with charger) and home and/or office ink cartridges and place them in the container in the fellowship hall. These will be sold and the money used to defray the cost of the LWML convention in Des Moines in 2015.

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. Items needed include: toothbrushes, tooth paste, washcloths, nylon body scrubbers, body wash, shampoo, razors, combs, band aids, and 16” x 25” dish towels.

Reminder– Women’s Bible study will continue to meet during the summer on the 2nd, 3rd, 4th 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.

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.

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.   We also still need volunteers in various areas to make this community outreach event happen. Please contact Carla Murphy (VBS Coordinator) or Cindy Baas (Board of Education Chair) or see the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.

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!

July 20 –  Only One worship service – 10:30 am at Moore Park at Northridge. Potluck to follow. Bring a main dish and a side dish to share.

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. 

The Quarterly Giving Reports are in your member mailboxes located near the Wilson Ave. doors.