September 1, 2019 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday Mite Box Sunday
Sept 1 10:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
Monday  Holiday-Office Closed
Sept 2    
Sept 3   Preschool Open House
Sept 4 10:30 am 1 Chron. Bible Study
  4:30 pm Midweek Classes
Sept 5 6:30 pm Bell Choir
  7:40 pm Praise Team Practice
Sept 6    
Sept 7    
Sunday Rally Sunday
Sept 8 8:30 am Service of the Word 
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Service of the Word


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. TODAY is the last day to sign up.

Calling all women of St. Paul– Join us for a new Women’s Bible study beginning Sept. 9th from 5:45 – 7 pm in the basement board room. We will be studying “Gideon” by Priscilla Shirer. Books will be $10. Pick up in the office or on the first night. Questions – call the office.

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.

TODAY we are collecting Mites for the LWML Mission Grants. You can help spread the Gospel around the world by contributing to the mission goal. The large mite box is in the narthex. Thank you.

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. Meet at the church at 6:30 pm.

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 are on the magazine rack.