November 24, 2019 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday Baskets of Plenty
Nov. 24 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 Voters Meeting
Nov. 25 9:15 am Collate Epistle
  10:30 am Preschool Chapel
  4:00-5:30 pm American Heritage Girls
  5:45 pm Women’s Bible Study
  6:00 pm Men’s Bible Study
Nov. 26 10:30 am Preschool Chapel
  10:45 am Preschool Chapel
  1:00 pm Preschool Chapel
  7:00 pm Parish Choir
Nov. 27 7:00 pm Thanksgiving Eve Worship
Nov. 28   Happy Thanksgiving – Office Closed
Nov. 29   Office Closed
Nov. 30    
Sunday LWML Mite Box Sunday
Dec. 1 10:00 am Worship with Holy Communion (only one Service)


New Member Welcome Potluck Brunch– All members are invited to come to the Welcome Potluck Brunch at 9:45 a.m. Today. Even if you were not able to bring something, come and welcome our new members.

Voters’ Meeting TODAY following the second service. We hope to see you all there.

Thanksgiving Baskets of Plenty – TODAY- We will be having the Thanksgiving Food In– Gathering for Bethesda Food Pantry. Cash or checks and non-perishable food items will be placed at the altar. Cash/check donations allow the food pantry to purchase what is needed at a greatly reduced cost.

HOPE Gift Market– You can still contribute. Shopping lists are on the table in the narthex.

Fill out the shopping order form and attach your check and put in the Human Care mailbox in the west coatroom. The last day to submit an order form is Dec. 1st. Thank you to all those who have already contributed to all these very worthy agencies.

Advent will be here soon and so will the Soup and Sweets supper. The soup and sweets supper will be Dec. 4th at 5:45 pm. We will need lots of yummy soups and Christmas treats.   The sign up sheet is on the bulletin board.

Silent Auction Items Needed – The NYG 2022 youth are having a silent auction during trivia night on January 11. We are looking for items to have available for participants to bid on. If you are a crafter/artist or have something of interest you’d like to donate, please contact Carla Murphy or Thomas Wilson. Deadline is Jan. 2, 2020. 

The shelter was very excited to receive the 23 hats and gloves and 69 pairs of socks. It was just what they needed! Thank you for all donations. Let’s continue to collect men’s’ hats and gloves as there is a big demand for them. We will do children’s items again in January.

Will you help share the love of Jesus during the Christmas season? The Evangelism Board along with Family Life are looking for a few volunteers for the Miracle of Jesus event December 8th. We would like to have 2 to 3 people per station, and we are looking for people to man three of the stations. We are also looking for a man and a woman to portray the parts in the skit that’s involved in this event. If you’re interested in the skit parts check with Thomas Wilson of Family Life. If you’re interested in volunteering please sign up on the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the narthex.  

Our 3rd annual trivia night is coming soon (January 11th). It’s time to form your teams and pick a team captain. Starting December 1st, team captains can sign up at the table in the back, where they will receive their instructions and share the important details with their teams. If you would like to play, but don’t have a team, you can put your name on the waiting list. Keep watching for more details. Proceeds benefit the National Youth Gathering in 2022.

On December 5, at 3:00 pm, the Missional Community that meets at Northridge Village is hosting a Christmas Carol Singalong for all the residents of Northridge Village. We will share singing, fellowship, and Christmas treats. We will hold this in the main dining room of the west building of Northridge Village off of George Washington Carver. We would love to have many St. Paul members join us for the singing and fellowship. The event will last about an hour. Please come and enjoy the spirit of Christmas.

2020 Offering Envelopes are in the narthex. Thank you for picking them up promptly.

Mary Greeley Hospice and Stevens Memorial Chapel are offering a new grief support group to the community. You are invited to informational meetings on Monday November 18, 9:30-11:00 am or Wednesday Nov. 20, 5:30 – 7 pm. This will be led by Mike Willer MDiv, Bereavement Counselor and held at Stevens Memorial Chapel, 607 28th St., Ames. Call Tiffany Tope 515-207-9485 or Mike at 515-956-6038 with questions