March 19, 2017 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday   Food Bank  Sunday
Mar 19 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
    NO Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
Mar 20 10:15 am Preschool chapel
  5:45 pm Women’s Bible study
Mar 21  10:15 am Preschool Chapel
Mar 22 4:30 pm Midweek/Confirmation classes
   5:30 pm Praise Team practice
  5:45 pm Lenten Supper-Elders hosting
  7:00 pm Lent IV Worship Service
Mar 23 10:00-12 pm   Family Service Quilters
  1:00 pm Family Service meeting
  6:30 pm Bell Choir practice
Mar 24    
Mar 25    
Sunday   LWML Mite Sunday
Mar 26 8:30 am Service of the Word
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
   9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Service of the Word


Quilters will meet Thursday March 23rd from 10:00 a.m. until 12 p.m. Our Family Service meeting will begin at 1:00 pm. Bring a sack lunch. is welcome.

HELP NEEDED: Volunteers are needed to help with childcare during the American Heritage Girls meetings here at church. One person will assist  with care of 2- 8 of the leaders’ children between the hours of 4 pm and 5:15 pm. The dates we still need help are: March 27, April 10, April 24 & May 8. Sign-up on the church bulletin board or call Gretchen Zitterich at -201-7570.  Thank you.

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. If you have any questions, please contact the church.

Are you Walking with Jesus and joining His mission? Do you have an experience to share? Check the March Epistle for a real life story!

March 22nd Lenten Supper…The Board of Elders will host the March 22nd Lenten Supper.   Plan to join us and enjoy a lasagna dinner. Come and enjoy 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.  Our Chef  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 the church office.  A $10/person or $20/family donation is appreciated.

Reminder– Midweek classes  resume this Wednesday, March 22.

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.

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 signup board for this 10-hour vigil is located in the west narthex 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 the church office.

Thank You to the conversational dinners folks for the money, food and/or help with the Lent Supper on March 15th.

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. the board of youth for more information.

Make plans now to attend the Easter breakfast at St. Paul. Our menu is scrambled eggs, ham, sausage, fruit and assorted breakfast sweets.  Many helpers are also needed to get ready.  Watch for the sign up sheet on the bulletin board to sign up to help.

Thank you from Kiwanis.  We received a nice thank you from the Kiwanis group who met here for the last several months.  It is on the bulletin board.