November17, 2019 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Nov. 17  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. 18 10:30 am Preschool Chapel
  5:45 pm Women’s Bible Study
  7:00 pm Building Committee
Nov. 19 10:30 am Preschool Chapel
  10:45 am Preschool Chapel
  1:00 pm  Preschool Chapel
  7:00 pm Parish Choir
Nov. 20 10:30 am 2 Chron. Bible Study (ch. 28-29)
  4:30 pm Midweek Classes
Nov. 21 10-12:00 pm Family Service Quilters
  1:00 pm Family Service Meeting
  6:30 pm Bell Choir
  7:40 pm Praise Team Practice
Nov. 22    
Nov. 23    
Sunday Baskets of Plenty & New Member Sunday
Nov. 24 8:30 am Service of the Word 
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship Brunch Welcome for New Members
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Service of the Word
  12:00 pm Voters’ Meeting


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

 Copies of the proposal by ETHOS which was sent out by email for the voters to consider at next Sunday’s voters meeting are on the credenza and the magazine rack in the narthex for those who do not have email.

New Member Welcome Potluck Brunch– All new members who joined St. Paul this year are encouraged to attend church Nov. 24 for an official membership welcome during church service and fellowship time. All members are invited to join everyone for a Welcome Potluck Brunch at 9:45 a.m. Bring a brunch item to share and enjoy. The Evangelism board will provide plates, beverages, etc. This will be a great opportunity for old and new members to get acquainted.

Thanksgiving Baskets of Plenty– Nov 24th 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 6:00 pm. We will need lots of yummy soups and Christmas treats.   Watch for the sign up sheet on the bulletin board soon.

It’s getting colder and we need warm clothing for our homeless. Gloves, knit hats and scarves for all ages are needed. These items will go to homeless shelters and Northwood school. Please take coats to Bethesda Clothes Closet or to the schools, they have coat boxes. Place hats, gloves, etc in one of the clothing tubs by the east entrance. 

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.

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. 

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

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.