Welcome to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Sunday Services 9:00am
Sunday School Sunday’s 10:15am (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Sr. LYF 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:15am (Falls, Winter, Spring)
Adult Bible Study Sunday’s 10:30am (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Communion 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
Church Phone: 712-278-2324
Pastor’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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St. Paul’s website: http://stpaulsireton.blogspot.com
Easter Sunday-April 5, 2015
BLESSED BY THE MEANS OF GRACE LAST WEEK
Divine Service 281 Sunday School Attendance
Organist: Belinda Harrison
Acolytes: Gracie Rens, Grace Schuller, Zach Steckelberg-Crucifer
Elder of the Month: Scott Van Den Berg
Altar Guild: Marty toczek, Cindy Koopmans, Bonnie Van Den Berg
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THIS WEEK WITH GOD
Sunday: 7:30 a.m. – Easter Sunrise Service/Holy Communion
8:30 a.m. – LYF Easter Breakfast
Wednesday: 5:00 p.m. – VBS Fundraiser & Bake Sale
Thursday: 6:00 p.m. – Elder’s Meeting
Next Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – Divine Service
10:15 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 a.m. – Adult Bible Study
In Our Prayers:
From our congregation: Jeff Eilts (more tests for colon cancer), Rod Kuecker (fungus), Jacob Hoogland, Lloyd Eilts (cancer), Jack Ping, Judy Childress (hip surgery),Neva Van Donge (heart attack), Bill Revell (shoulder surgery)
Other requests: Jesse Sonichsen, Sandy Gregg (brain tumor), Shirley Cain (tumor on brain), Curtis DeVries (cancer), Janet Brown (cancer), Stephanie Watson (brain tumor surgery), Mary Beth Hendricks, Family of Edna Royston (sister of JoAnn Winterfeld), Family of Randy Brown (nephew of Ruth Trageser), Steve Schmidt (heart blockage)
Servicemen: 1SG. Mike Shannon, TSgt. Jesse Richardson, HM3 Rodrigo Banda, SSgt Adam Cartright, RPI Celeste Wiltz, CPL Aaron Hoogland, RPI Celeste Wiltz
Missionaries: Shaun Daugherty: Missionaries in China, Rev. Henry Witte: Missionary to Hispanics
SPECIAL MUSIC: Thank you to Lyle Ten Napel for playing the trumpet this morning, to the Sunday School children for their special music and Angela Ten Napel for the solo.
EASTER FLOWER DONATIONS: Thank you to everyone that donated Easter lilies in memory or honor of loved ones.
SUNDAY SCHOOL& ADULT BIBLE CLASS: There will be no Sunday School or Adult Bible Class today. Both will resume next Sunday, April 12th.
LYF BREAKFAST: The LYF Easter Breakfast will follow the Easter service today at the Community Center. The meal will be Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit Salad and Drinks. The meal is free will donation.
VBS FUNDRAISER & NEEDED ITEMS: We will be having the Ireton VBS Fundraiser Supper on Wednesday, April 8th from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Ireton Community Center. Sioux County Pork Producers will be grilling pork loin and we will also be serving cheesy potatoes, macaroni salad, oreo salad, drink and ice cream. This is a free will donation event with bake sale items also available. Bake sale items may be dropped off at the Community Center April 7th from 3:30-7:00 or April 8th starting at 1:00pm. If you are willing to donate your time for set up / clean up, please let LeaAnn know. They are also in need of coffee cans and clean/dry gallon milk jugs with lids. A box is set up in the Narthex for these items. Ireton VBS will be held August 3 – 6 (6:00 – 8:30 p.m.) at the First Reformed Church.
QUARTERLY VOTER’S MEETING: Our next Voter’s Meeting will be Sunday, April 26th following coffee time.
GOODWILL TRUCK: The Goodwill truck will be in Ireton by the Methodist Church Thursday, April 16th-Thursday, April 23rd. They accept house wares, books, CD’s and video tapes, toys, small appliances & furniture and clothes. They recycle computers, metal, cardboard, cell phones, ink cartridges and old boots/shoes/purses/belts/hats.
PEARL EARRING: If you lost a pearl earring in the church a weeks or so ago, you can find it on the Narthex shelf.
STEWARDSHIP QUOTE: “Now on the first day of the week. . .” All is made new by the Resurrection of Jesus! Even the day of worship has transitioned from the Old Testament’s Saturday Sabbath to the Lord’s Day of the New Testament. For the Lord has made all things new: He has begun a new week for a new creation in rising from the dead as the New Adam. We are also made new in Him – a new heart, a new life, new desires, a new outlook toward God: all this comes from our Risen Lord’s grace. John 20:1
“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” (ESV Romans 15:4)
“Hope (noun): 1. The feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. 2. A person or thing in which expectations are centered.” (Dictionary.com)
A life lived without hope is like a life lived without love. It would be a miserable existence indeed. Hope sustains us through the difficult times we experience. Hope doesn’t exist by itself. Hope needs an object. What person or thing is your hope centered in? If we place our hope in persons or things, we can lose hope when things don’t go according to plan.
The Bible encourages us to put our hope in God and His promises to us. This Easter season we celebrate the hope we have in Jesus. His promise of forgiveness and eternal life to all who believe and are baptized, gives us hope in the midst of the “valley of the shadow of death”.
Every Sunday we have the opportunity to rejoice in the hope we have of “the resurrection of the dead and life everlasting.”
Pastor Andrew Carlson
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