August 10, 2014 Announcements

Calendar of Events



August 10 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
August 11  6:00 p.m. Board of Elders
   7:00 p.m. Kingdom Workers
August 12    
August 13  


August 14 10-2:00 p.m.

 Quilting Group

Aug 15  

 Epistle Items due


 Food Bank Sunday

Aug 17 8:30 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 a.m. Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 a.m. Summer Sunday School for all ages
   11:00 a.m. Worship with Holy Communion


JOIN US TODAY and next Sunday at 9:45 am for SUNDAY SCHOOL FOR ALL AGES!!  Pre-School – 6th Grade: meet in the Preschool Gathering Area; 7th Grade – Adult: meet in the Fellowship Hall.  Theme: Celebrating God’s Creation!

Next Sunday (August 17) is Bethesda Food Pantry Sunday. Please bring in your non-perishable food donations. Thanks.

 The WOSP want your old cell phones and empty ink cartridges. Did someone in your family get 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.

Looking for a way to serve?  We need people to serve Sunday morning coffee at 9:45 am in August and September. The sheets are posted on the bulletin board. 

On August 31, Good Neighbor is holding its Italian Dinner to raise money for Healthy Food Vouchers for needy Story County residents. It has been held at Lucullian’s in the past with the owners generously underwriting the entire meal expenses, thus all the ticket sales went directly to Good Neighbor. This year because Lucullan’s was sold to new owners so we can’t use the restaurant space, but the former owners have hired their former chef to prepare the same meal for us again; it will be held at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames at 6:00 for the social; 6:30 for the buffet dinner. You will get a delicious buffet of three entrees, salad, bread, a light dessert and beverage. Ticket price for this dinner is $35 per person and is mostly tax deductible. St. Paul is one of the “founding” members of Good Neighbor more than 16 years ago, and continues to support the agency with Carol Folkmann and Pat Thiede serving on it’s board of directors.Please support us as you wish and are able!! Email or phone Carol (, 515-450-5819) or Pat Thiede ( if you wish to purchase tickets –and/or have questions.Thank you and may God continue to bless you.

The Quilters will meet on Thursday, Aug 14, from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m., with a break for lunch at noon. Bring a sack lunch and join us.

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. See the display in the narthex for a list of items needed.

Reminder– Women’s Bible study will only meet in August on the 18th and 25th 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.  We will resume our normal schedule in September.