August 18, 2019 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday Food Bank Sunday
Aug 18 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
Aug 19 5:45 pm Women’s Bible Study
  6:00 pm Sunday School Teacher’s Mtg
Aug 20    
Aug 21 6:30 pm Praise Team Practice
Aug 22 10-2:00 pm Family Service Quilters
Aug 23    
Aug 24    
Aug 25 8:30 am Service of the Word 
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Service of the Word
  12:00 pm Ark Encounter meeting
  6:00 pm Art Fair, Pizza & Ice cream Social


INFORMATIONAL MEETING – AUGUST 25th @ 12:00 PM   Imagine what it would have been like to EXPERIENCE the garden in God’s creation with Adam and Eve. Imagine what it would have been like to EXPERIENCE the ark as it was built by Noah.  Well this is your chance to EXPERIENCE it! Join us for an informational meeting NEXT Sunday, August 25th at 12:00 PM as we discuss next year’s Ark and Creation Experience (A.C.E.). Lodging, transportation and costs will be discussed. If you can’t make it to the meeting but wish to join us on this experience, or if you have additional questions, please speak with Denny and Shirley Tice or Thomas Wilson.

Pizza and Ice Cream August 25 Back to School fun night, All the pizza you can eat and homemade ice cream. Also some fun entertainment. We do need some help with the ice cream. We need 6 freezers of homemade ice cream to serve. You choose the kind you like to make but please sign the sheet on the bulletin board so we know we have enough. The best one selected by the eaters will get a twenty dollar gift card to DQ. The best will be chosen by quarter votes. The one with the most gets the prize. The funds will be used to purchase school supplies for the community school teachers.

ART FAIR- Please sign the sheet on the board telling us what you are showing so we know what we need to display the items. If you are bringing paintings or photos and have an easel, please bring it. The Fair is getting closer and we are excited for all you will be bringing.

Family Service Quilters will meet on Thursday, August 22nd from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and join us.

Grillin’ up Some Fun- our first LYF event will be after Midweek on September 11 from 5:30-7:30pm. This is for grades 1-8. We will walk as a group to Esser’s house where we’ll grill hot dogs and then play outdoor games and have fellowship. Permission forms will be available soon.

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.

Save the Dates!

* IDW Jr High Youth Gathering (grades 6-8) will be October 19-20 at the Sheraton in West Des Moines. The theme is “Come to the Table”. Cost is $150 per person which includes hotel stay, 3 meals, t-shirt, all programming.

* IDW High School Gathering (grades 9-12) will be November 15-17 at Embassy Suites in Des Moines. The theme is “Foundations Prepared”. Cost is $235 per person. This covers 2 nights of hotel stay, all meals on Saturday and Sunday, t-shirt and programs.

Registration forms will be out soon and deadline is Sept 12 to the Board of Youth or church office. Funding for these gatherings are available through the District and the Board of Youth. We will be carpooling from church for both events. Contact Carla Murphy for any questions.

Calling all women of St. Paul– Join us for Women’s Bible study Aug. 19th & 26th from 5:45 – 7 pm in the fellowship hall. We will do a   Bible study from the Quarterly. Questions – contact Vickie Roach or Karen Griffin.

The Book to Know group will meet Sept. 12th, 7:00 pm, at Sandy George’s home to discuss “Kisses from Katie” by Beth Clark and Katie J. Davis. Everyone is invited to read this book and join us for the discussion. We will carpool to Sandy’s home. More information to come.