August 19, 2018 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday  Food Bank Sunday
Aug 19 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Adult Bible class
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
Aug 20    
Aug 21    
Aug 22 6:30 pm Praise Team practice
Aug 23 10-2:00 pm Family Service quilters
Aug 24    
Aug 25 6:30 pm Bingo Night
Aug 26 8:30 am Service of the Word  
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Adult Bible Class
  11:00 am Service of the Word  


Share God’s love with adorable children at our preschool ministry here at St. Paul. We have two paid staff positions for this school year and preschool will provide all the training. 1) Before Preschool Care Staff -welcomes families and children to preschool before class begins. Hours 7-9 am on M/T/TH/FR. ) Lunch Bunch Staff – supervises a small group of children during lunch time from 11:30 am -12:30 pm on M/T/TH/FR. Please talk with Lori Jenks (233-1914) or for more information.

We have a wonderful outreach here at St. Paul with our preschool. One of the best ways we can support our preschool’s families is through prayer. We would like to have a church family praying regularly for each preschool family. That’s it!!!  Just pray!  Please sign up on the bulletin board and a preschool family will be given to you to include in your prayers.

The Book to Know group will meet Sept 13, 7:00 pm at Shirley Tice’s home to discuss “The Nightingale” by Kristin Hanna.  Everyone is invited to read this book and join us for the discussion.

Please note: our first midweek class will be on September 6.

Family Service Quilters will meet Thursday, Aug. 23rd, for a Thrivent Team Action Event from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Wear your Thrivent T-Shirts, bring a sack lunch and join us.

LWML Iowa West District Fall Retreat will be held Sept 22 at Mission Central. Registration is $15. Details and registration forms are on the bulletin board-register soon, as the barn only holds 160.  We will be carpooling, so sign up if you would like to carpool.

Save the Date! – Sept. 9. The Facilities Assessment Team is almost ready to share some exciting information with the members of St. Paul. We will have an information sharing meeting on Sept. 9 immediately following the late worship service. You will certainly want to be present at this meeting! Stay tuned for more details to come.

Tuscan Dinner Fundraiser to benefit Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance will be held Saturday, Aug 25, 6:00 pm, at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship. See the flyer on the bulletin board for more details.

New Photo Directory – Photography sessions will be held October 2 thru 6 (2:00 to 8:30 p.m.) and are now available to be scheduled on-line. Please access: There will also be a sign-up table after services starting on August 26. A free family portrait will be provided following the session as well as the opportunity to purchase additional photo packages. Schedule today to reserve your preferred time.

The new Member Phone Directories and Annual Reports are in your member mailboxes. Please pick yours up!

Save the Date for our 1st LYF event for grades 1-8 on September 12th.It will be called Grillin’ Up Some Fun at Angi Esser’s Home. More details to come at a later date!

God’s Love in Action is strong at St. Paul! With love and outreach we had 88 kids register for VBS with less than half being our members! We had members help set up, assist with registrations, provide/serve family meals, lead crafts, bible stories, music, be group leaders, group helpers, help with power point, opening/closing, take photos and more! The kids set a goal of $500 for mission offering for clean water in Tanzania and in 4 days contributed $776!  We learned God does keep his promises on life’s wild ride and the excitement in those 4 days was truly wild! Thank You St. Paul!

Camp Okoboji will be having their monthly Omelet Breakfast on Sunday, Sept 2, 9:30 am to 1:00 pm.  If you are in the area, come and eat, or if you would like to help, contact the camp at 712-337-3325.

10% of your bill at Texas Road House is donated back to the church on any Sunday when you bring the current Sunday bulletin and show it to the restaurant. This is an ongoing fundraiser for all youth projects.