Monday, November 17, 2014

 Welcome to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Ireton, IA



Worship Schedule

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



ImportedPhotos00007 Pastor Andrew Carlson

Church Phone: 712-278-2324

Pastor’s email:

St. Paul’s email:

St. Paul’s website:



23rd Sunday after Pentecost-November 16, 2014


Divine Service       143                                             Sunday School          35                            

Organist: Jeanna Neggard

Acolytes: Trevor Schuller & Kory Van Oort

Greeters: *Steve & Cindy Renken, Jorday & Ashlee Richardson, Ron & Connie Koopmans

Elder of the Month:  Jim Koopmans

Altar Guild: Connie Koopmans, Missy Eilts, Kathy Heuer







Offering Last Week Budgeted Needed to Date Giving  
To Date
Mission   220.00    187.50   11661.00        12365.00           +704.00
Home 3013.00         3360.75 135585.00 124786.45        -10798.55





Sunday:                             9:00 a.m. – Divine Service w/Holy Communion                                       

                                       10:15 a.m. – Sunday School

                                        10:30 a.m. – Adult Bible Study

Monday:                            1:00 p.m. - Quilting

Tuesday:                           7:00 p.m. – Women’s League

Wednesday:                     5:30 p.m. – Confirmation Classes

Thursday:                         5:30 p.m. – Elder’s Meeting

Saturday:                          6:00 p.m. – Worship Service, Trinity

Next Sunday:                     9:00 a.m. – Divine Service w/Holy Communion

                                        10:15 a.m. – Sunday School

                                        10:30 a.m. – Adult Bible Study



In Our Prayers: 

From our congregation:  Jeff Eilts (colon surgery and treatment),  Rod Kuecker (fungus), Jacob Hoogland, Jean Bertram (knee surgery and broken arm),  Lloyd Eilts (surgery), Mark Wells (vehicle accident), Richard Steckelberg (surgery/infection)

Other requests:  Jesse Sonichsen, Sandy Gregg (brain tumor),  Shirley Cain (tumor on brain),  Curtis DeVries (cancer), Claire Opdahl (blood disease),  Janet Brown (cancer), Stephanie Watson (brain tumor surgery), Keri Finzen

Servicemen: 1SG. Mike Shannon, TSgt. Jesse Richardson, HMSA Rodrigo Banda, SSgt Adam Cartright, RPI Celeste Wiltz, CPL Aaron Hoogland, RPI Celeste Wiltz

Missionaries: Shaun Daugherty: Missionaries in China, Rev. Steve Benson: Sioux City Hospital Chaplain, Rev. Henry Witte: Missionary to Hispanics, Sean Malone and other missionaries serving in Iraq



THANK YOU-THANK YOU-THANK YOU!: The Lutheran Women’s League wishes to thank everyone who participated in the Pie Auction. We were overwhelmed by the generous bidding for over 39 pies. Specials thanks to Gerad Gradert, Steve Brown and Lucy Lutheran! Because of everyone’s support we received about $2565.

JR. LYF FOOD DRIVE: The Jr. LYF will have pizza today at noon then they will be going around town at 1:00pm doing a food drive. The items they collect will be added to our Harvest Display.

SOLES4SOULS SHOE DRIVE:  Thank you for your all of your shoe donations! 90 pairs of shoes were donated!

SR. LYF YOUTH GATHERING: Our Sr. LYF and Counselors will be leaving this Friday afternoon for their Youth Gathering in Omaha. They are taking a chartered bus along with the Sr. LYF from Trinity, Hawarden. Thank you to Thrivent Choice for donating $800 toward the bus. We pray for an inspirational experience and safe travel for them.

HARVEST DISPLAY: Everyone is welcome to bring non-perishable food items to add to the Harvest Display. The items will be brought to the Food Pantry in Hawarden after Thanksgiving and distributed to needy families in our area.

LYF SELLING TSHIRTS/SWEATSHIRTS: Contact any Sr. LYF member, Dani Gradert or Ashley Steckelberg to order St. Paul’s t/shirts and sweatshirts. They have a few on hand and are taking orders. Order forms can be found in your mailboxes or the Narthex. They would make great Christmas presents! Deadline to order is Sunday, December 7th.

CHILDREN’S CHRISTMAS PROGRAM: Mark your calendars for the Children’s Christmas Program on Sunday, December 21st at 10:00am.

MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST: All men of the congregation are invited to the Men’s Prayer Breakfast Tuesday, November 25th, 6:00am at the Christian Reformed Church.

GREETERS LIST & PRAYER CIRCLE: Please contact Bonnie if you would like to be added or taken off the 2015 greeter’s list and prayer circle. Deadline is November 23rd.

POINSETTIA FORMS: If you would like to purchase a poinsettia in memory, honor or thanksgiving of loved ones you may find the forms in the Narthex. The cost is $14.00 per plant. Please give your form and payment to Gloria Ping. Deadline is December 7th.

CAROLING: Mark your calendar! St Paul’s and the Ireton community will be going caroling December 7th at 2:30pm. Goodie trays will be made up at 2:00pm at St. Paul’s to bring to shut in’s. Anyone may bring goodies and leave in our church kitchen. They will begin at Hillcrest and then go to other homes. If you have homes you want stopped at or have questions contact Missy Eilts or Denny Hulshof. Soup and sandwiches will be served at St. Paul’s following the caroling.

CHURCH DIRECTORY PICTURES: We will be printing a new directory in January so if you have an electronic picture, you can email it to We will be getting someone to take pictures on Sunday mornings. Also, if we do not have your family member’s addresses or you have address or phone number changes, please email Bonnie your information to A copy of the directory in on the bulletin board in the new addition. Deadline for all pictures is December 14th.

ELEVATOR DONATIONS: Elevator donations may be dropped off in the box in the narthex, left in the offering plate, brought to the bank or to the church office. Thank you for all of the generous donations given so far! The loan amount is $8921.89.


Pastor’s Appreciation

October was Pastor’s appreciation month. Now I would like to express my appreciation to everyone at St. Paul’s and throughout our town that make ministry here such a joy!

I appreciate the children in our church that are so eager to hear about Jesus in the Children’s messages and Sunday school. Their smiling faces put a smile on my own. I appreciate the confirmands and the fun we can have in class learning the basics of faith and living that faith out. I appreciate all that the youth group does for our church and their eagerness to invite their friends to church and bible studies. I appreciate the families that fill our church with youth and enthusiasm. I appreciate the middle agers in our church who do so much to carry on the work of our church. It would be impossible for me to accomplish much at all without all our congregation servants. I appreciate the elderly in our congregation and their wisdom that they pass on to the rest of us. I appreciate that they do more than their fair share of supporting the church financially. I appreciate the people of Ireton and how willing they are to work together in our churches and community.

You all make Dana and I feel appreciated and for that we are very thankful.

                                                        Pastor Andrew Carlson





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