April 2, 2017 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Apr 2 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
   9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
Apr 3 10:15 am Preschool chapel
  5:45 pm Women’s Bible study
  6:00 pm Board of Elders
  7:00 pm Kingdom Workers
Apr 4  10:15 am Preschool Chapel
  7:30 pm Parish Choir
Apr 5 4:30 pm Midweek/Confirmation classes
   5:30 pm Praise Team practice
  5:45 pm Lenten Supper-Youth hosting
  7:00 pm Lent VI Worship Service
 Apr 6 6:30 pm Bell Choir practice
Apr 7    
Apr 8  8:00 am Spring Clean up 
  2:00 pm Peterson Anniversary Party
Sunday   Palm Sunday
Apr 9 8:30 am Service of the Word
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
   9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Service of the Word
  2-3:00 pm Easter Egg Hunt


EASTER PROCESSION- Our celebration of Christ’s resurrection will soon be here. Would you like to praise the Lord as part of the Easter Procession on April 16 at the 7:30 am service? The furnishings of the chancel are removed during the Maundy Thursday service in preparation for Good Friday. Forty (40) men, women and children are needed to carry in the lilies, communion ware, paraments, and candles in this Easter service. If you want to be a part of the Easter Procession, please sign-up on the display table in the west entryway. If you have any questions, please contact Judy Peter, Altar Chair.

April 5th Lenten Supper…The Youth attending the next National Youth Gathering will host the April 5 Lenten Supper.   Plan to join us and enjoy walking tacos and ice cream. A free-will offering will go to support the youth’s next National Youth Gathering trip.

EASTER Sunbeams- We are looking for individuals willing to hang up the white Sun Beams in the chancel area at 4:15 pm Saturday, April 15th.It involves standing on the tall ladders and hanging the sunbeams as a couple helpers assist with getting them balanced. Please sign-up on the display table in the west entryway if you would be willing to help. Talk to Judy Peter if you have any questions. Thank you.

HOLY SATURDAY – PRAYER VIGIL All members (youth and adults) are encouraged to participate in the annual Easter Prayer Vigil on Saturday, April 15th, in the church sanctuary. The sign-up board for this 10-hour vigil is located in the west entryway and has 15-minute time slots available. The vigil begins promptly at 6:00 a.m. and ends at 4:00 p.m. Special personal prayer requests and meditation materials will be available to aid you during your vigil period.  Before then, you are encouraged to submit personal prayer requests—these can be made using the cards found next to the signup board. These requests will be sorted among the time slots and prayers will be said on your behalf. This time of private meditation allows an opportunity to reflect on the sacrifice Christ made on your behalf, and to contemplate His astounding love for you. If you have any questions, please contact Judy Peter, Altar Chair.

Check out the fun camps this summer at Camp Okoboji– There are some new ones. The Board of Youth has funds set aside to help finance any St. Paul youth attending any of these camps. Other additional sources include the IDW, the Camp Auxiliary and Okoboji Bucks through our Evangelism Board. See the board of youth for more information.

Easter Breakfast Sign-up Sheet is now available. If you haven’t had the experience of helping make our Easter Breakfast special, now is the time to sign up to join the many people that it takes to get ready for a very special breakfast. We need egg crackers, table decorators, and general help on Saturday morning.  For you early risers, come and help prepare the eggs, mix the fruit, and put the finishing touches on our breakfast.  Everyone that pitches in is a vital part of making our Easter Breakfast so successful every year.  If you have any questions, please contact Ellen Sander.

Youth Sunday-  Calling all youth in grades 1-12. Here’s your chance to use your time and talents to create a bulletin cover, greet members, usher, lead the worship service, play music in the ensemble, be in a skit and more! Youth Sunday is April 23 and practices will be April 19 at 6pm (after midweek and a provided meal) and then on April 22 from 9-11am. Look for more info in emails or contact Carla Murphy.

SHARE THE FUN of Adventureland  Let’s all join in on “Sharing the Fun” of Adventureland during their substance-free weekends. St. Paul members and preschool families who sign up in advance will receive a discount on tickets of only $22 each (a $20 savings). Ticket holders will have their choice of attending one of the following dates: April 29, April 30, May 6 or May 7. Look for the sign up sheet on the bulletin board.

April 8th Spring Clean-up Day at Church– We will start at 8:00 am with both indoor and outdoor jobs to do. Thanks for helping!

Special Vocal Anthem for Easter Sunday!  Mary Nelson, our former music director, has volunteered to come get a vocal anthem ready for our Easter Sunday services! All interested singers are invited to come join the special vocal choir for Easter Sunday. Mary will be here on Tuesday, April 4 and Tuesday, April 11 at 7:30 pm to lead practices. New participants are welcome to attend. Join us on the 4th11thprepare for a joyful Easter morn!

Spring is here! Can beautifying our yards be the next thing in mind? WOSP/LWML will be selling flats of flowers & hanging baskets from Holub’s Greenhouse at a very reasonable price. We hope you will pick up one of our order sheets and place an order. Funds will go to the Scholarship fund to help nine of our members attending the National Convention in Albuquerque, New Mexico in June. Questions? Check with Tanny L. & watch for the order sheets each Sunday through the month of April. Plants will be delivered mid-May.