November 4, 2018 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday  All Saints Sunday / Mites
Nov 4 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
Nov 5 4:15 pm American Heritage Girls
  5:45 pm Women’s Bible study
  6:00 pm Board of Elders
  7:00 pm Kingdom Workers
Nov 6 10:15 am Preschool Chapel
  2:15 pm Preschool Chapel
  6:30 pm Bell Choir
  7:30 pm Parish Choir
Nov 7 10:30 am 1 Kings Bible Study ch 14-16
  4:30 pm Midweek classes
  6:30 pm Praise Team practice
Nov 8 10:15 am Preschool Chapel
  10-2 pm Family Service Quilters
  7:00 pm Book to Know at Folkmanns
Nov 9   District Youth Gathering
Nov 10    
Sunday  HOPE Gift Market
Nov 11 8:30 am Service of the Word
  9:30 am HOPE Gift Market
  9:45 am Sunday School
  11:00 am Service of the Word


Plan ahead to attend! Thanksgiving Eve Worship, Wednesday, Nov. 21, 7:00 pm

Snowbirds– If you are going south for the winter please call, email, or stop in at the office with your winter address and the dates that you will be away so we can send you the Epistle. Thank you.

Our 20th annual HOPE Gift Market will be held next Sunday on November 11th from 9:30 – 11:00 am in the fellowship hall.  Plan to visit the HOPE Gift Market displays in the fellowship hall between worship services next Sunday. There are nine “alternative” ways of gift giving to friends, family, neighbors, etc.  Or, if you have a tradition of making seasonal donations to worthy causes, this market is just the place to visit.  A shopping list is available for your review.  If you would like a special Gift Certificate to give in place of an actual gift, you may request one at the cashier’s table.  Join the St. Paul Board of Human Care members as they acquaint you with the perfect way to share your blessings with brothers and sisters around the world that need gifts of help that could change their lives. Happy shopping!   Order forms are on the credenza. You may also use this form if you will not be here next week.  Order forms will be accepted through the month of November.   Please place your form in the Human Care mailbox.  THANK YOU!

Family POINTE is Open! ~ The Family POINTE resource wall, located in the lobby, is open and available for all families to search for that needed resource, prayer cards, or family activity book. If you have questions please feel free to contact Thomas Wilson, DCE – Director of Family Life Ministry. 

Family Service Quilters will meet Thursday, Nov. 8th, for a Thrivent Action Team Event from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Wear your Thrivent T-Shirts, bring a sack lunch and join us.

Discover how you can help fight the problem of sex trafficking! “A Night of Hope”, an event to inform and equip anyone concerned about this problem will be held Tues, Nov. 13, 6:30 – 8:00 pm at the Cornerstone Church, 56829 U.S. Hwy 69 in Ames. The event is free, but RSVP is requested for planning purposes to See the poster on the “community” bulletin board for more details. We heard from this organization during the adult Bible class a few weeks ago.

TODAY we are collecting Mites for the LWML Mission Grants. The large mite box will be in the narthex. Thank you.

“Light in Darkness” is the theme of the 2018 Fall Choral Concert benefiting Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance. The concert will be held TODAY, 2-4 pm at Bethesda Lutheran Church. All donations collected during the concert will go to fund Good Neighbor programs. Last year Good Neighbor assisted over 2000 Story County households.

OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD COMES TO ST. PAUL FOR SECOND YEAR – REMINDER: Boxes are due back to the church Sunday, November 11th. This project is being handled by the Family Life Ministry Office.

The Book to Know group will meet Nov.  8th, 7:00 pm, at Carol Folkmann’s home to discuss “Luther and Katharina: A Novel of Love and Rebellion” by Jodi Hedlund. Everyone is invited to read this book and join us for the discussion.