March 12, 2017 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Mar 12 8:30 am Service of the Word
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
    No Education Hour
  11:00 am Service of the Word
Mar 13 5:45 pm Women’s Bible study
   6:00 pm Men’s Bible study
   7:00 pm Board of Directors
Mar 14    
Mar 15    
   5:30 pm Praise Team practice
  5:45 pm Lenten Supper
  7:00 pm Lent III Worship Service
Mar 16    
  6:30 pm Bell Choir practice
Mar 17    
Mar 18    
Mar 19 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
    No Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion


No Education Hour-There will be no education hour this Sunday or next Sunday due to Spring Break. Sunday School and Adult Bible Study will resume on March 26th. We do still have coffee fellowship, though!

From the account of the Transfiguration in Matthew 17:8, we read: “And when they lifted up their eyes, they saw no one but Jesus only.” Jesus is enough. Moses and Elijah point to Jesus and are happy to fade into the background. With our eyes focused on Him and Him alone, the rest of OUR lives comes into focus. He is primary, all else secondary. When that order is right in our lives, things truly fall into place. As we observe Loyalty Sunday today, we place our eyes on the presence of God in our lives, and bring into focus what His loves means to us each day…in the material blessings God showers upon us, and in the assurance of eternal life that comes through His son, Jesus. Keep this focus on God as you consider how you might best serve His church on earth through your time and talents and financial offerings throughout the coming year. If you brought Time and Talent forms and pledge cards with you today, you may drop them in the box in the narthex. Please return these to church no later than March 26. There are additional forms and information on how you can serve St. Paul at the Stewardship display, also in the narthex.

March 15th Lenten Supper…members of Conversational Dinners will host the March 15th Lenten Supper. Plan to join us and enjoy a pulled pork sandwich, baked beans, coleslaw and ice cream for dessert. Come and savor the meal, and spend time with your friends at St. Paul.

The Messianic Passover Haggadah……The Women of St. Paul and Conversational Dinners cordially invite all members and families of St. Paul to celebrate this ancient meal, a Seder Dinner, on Saturday, April 1 at 5:00.  Chef Duane Faas is putting together a traditional Passover meal, featuring a roasted meat, vegetables and dessert.  Haggadah means “the telling”.  Passover is a story of miraculous transitions, from slavery to freedom, from despair to hope, from darkness to light.  As God cared for the children of Israel in ancient times, He cares for us now as we prepare our hearts for Easter.  Reservations are required, contact Ellen Sander or Gretchen Zitterich.  A $10/person or $20/family donation is appreciated.

Reminder– There are no Midweek classes this week due to spring break.

Clothing, Shoes Needed- We will be taking all gently used clothing to HOPE in Des Moines. If you are spring cleaning and need room in your closets, bring them in and we will take the donations to Hope Ministries about March 20th. We will take any type of shoes–new, old, or worn and belts and purses, too. Place your items in the HOPE Ministries bin located in the east entryway.

The Book to Know group will meet Apr 27 at Shirley Tice’s home to discuss “Miracle at the Higher Grounds Cafe” by Max Lucado.  Everyone is invited to read this book and join us for the discussion.