September 16, 2018 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sept 16 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
  6:00 pm Conversational Dinners
Sept 17 5:45 pm Women’s Bible study
  6:00 pm Men’s Bible study
  7:00 pm Board of Directors
Sept 18 10:15 am Preschool chapel
  6:30 pm Bells of St. Paul
  7:30 pm Parish Choir
Sept 19 10:30 am Song of Solomon Bible study
  4:30 pm Midweek classes
  6:30 pm Praise Team practice
Sept 20 10:15 am Preschool Chapel
  2:15 pm Preschool Chapel
Sept 21    
Sept 22   LWML Fall Retreat
Sunday  Preschool Sunday
Sept 23 8:30 am Service of the Word 
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Service of the Word


A DELICIOUS WAY TO HELP…Schwan’s is matching $100 to support our Lutheran Women in Mission. Check your mailbox for a flyer worth 30% off and free delivery! Ordering a $25 gift certificate online supports our mission even more. The company gives us $10 (40%). You can use the certificate on your own order. Questions? Call Gretchen Zitterich @ 515-201-7570.

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.

READY, SET, GGGOOOOOO!!! Families prepare yourself for an AMAZING RACE around Ames. Sunday, September 30th starting at 2:00 PM. Come join in the fellowship and fun of this AMAZING competition – AMAZING RACE AMES – Family Edition. Contact Thomas Wilson to register!

Our Wednesday morning Bible study led by Pastor Jenks kicks off the fall with a short 3-week study. Come explore the intriguing Song of Solomon. We meet Wednesday mornings 10:30-11:30 in the fellowship hall. Sept. 19: chapters 6-8.

ATTENTION PARENTS and YOUTH in 6th – 12th grade. District Youth Gatherings are coming up. Registration is open and the Board of Youth would like to invite you to a meeting this Wednesday, August 29th at 7:30 (following Midweek Kick-off) to discuss the gatherings and registrations. DEADLINES are approaching in September! So please join us if you are interested in attending the gatherings! Or, see Angi Esser, Stephanie Taylor or Thomas Wilson.

Preschool Sunday will be held on Sunday, September 23rd at the 11am service. Our nearly 70 preschoolers are invited to come and sing during our church service. This a great time for our St. Paul family to do mission work, as some of the preschool families do not have a church home. We especially invite those who signed up to be Prayer Partners to attend. You will get a name badge with a number on it, so that you can find your child prayer partner. It’s a great time to meet your little partner and their parents in person. After the service, we have three food trucks coming so that the preschoolers, their families, prayer partners, and other St. Paul members can come, purchase a lunch, and socialize. The trucks include Finley’s Curbside Beastro, Rico’s Tacos, and the Pint-sized ice cream truck. We will be giving free ice cream to our preschoolers. So please plan to come next Sunday to greet our preschoolers and their families!

Missional Communities Fall Kickoff! There is exciting news regarding our fall kickoff of Missional Communities. If you have not yet taken the opportunity to join a small group, you will be able to sign up for one today, September 16. will hear from fellow members about how being in a group has been a blessing to them in their Walk with Jesus at both services today. Members will be available to answer all questions. A list of group leaders and times when their small group meets will be available. Enjoy your Walk with Jesus!

The Camp Okoboji work weekend is Sept 27-29. We would love to have more people join us to help the camp with maintenance projects. Sign up on the bulletin board. The camp will provide meals and lodging. Questions? Contact Ron C.

St. Paul has an immediate opening for a part-time administrative assistant. Qualifications include computer capabilities, communication skills, and good organization. Hourly pay to be determined based on experience. Resumes or questions may be submitted to Pastor Jenks or to Elder Chairman Bob W.

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.