Friday, September 5, 2014

 Welcome to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Ireton, IA



Worship Schedule

Sunday Services 9:00am

Sub Sandwich Supper 5:15pm, Midweek Services 6:00pm (Summer)

Sunday School/LYF/Confirmation Classes  Sunday’s 10:15am (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Adult Bible Study Thursday’s 7:00pm (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Communion 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday



ImportedPhotos00007 Pastor Andrew Carlson

Church Phone: 712-278-2324

Pastor’s email:

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St. Paul’s website:



 The Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost-September 7, 2014


Divine Service             72                            

Organist: Jeanna Negaard

Acolytes: Conner Koopmans & Cali Liston

Greeters: Dan Van Wyhe, Terry & Linda Van Wyhe, Randall & LaRae Toel

Elder of the Month:  Randy Koopmans

Altar Guild: Marty Toczek, Cindy Koopmans, Bonnie Van Den Berg







Offering Last Week Budgeted Needed to Date Giving  
To Date
Mission   220.00     67.50      9461.00    10659.00        +11998.00
Home 3013.00         1656.50 105455.00 89915.25        -15539.75





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

                                        10:15 a.m. – Sunday School

                                        11:30 a.m. – Rally Day Lunch

                                        12:30 p.m. – Rally Day Games

Wednesday:                     5:45 p.m. – Confirmation Classes

Thursday:                         6:00 p.m. – Elder’s Meeting

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

Next Sunday:                     8:15 a.m. – Worship Service, St. John’s, rural Ireton 

                                         9:00 a.m. --  Divine Service

                                        10:15 a.m. – Sunday School

                                        10:30 a.m. – Bible Study


In Our Prayers: 

From our congregation:  Jeff Eilts (colon surgery and treatment),  Dani Gradert (colon surgery), Rod Kuecker (fungus), Denny Burns (back surgery), Jim Marco (back surgery), Jacob Hoogland

Other requests:  Jesse Sonichsen, Sandy Gregg (brain tumor),  John Jacobs (recovery from a brain injury due to a fall), Shirley Cain (tumor on brain),  Curtis DeVries (cancer), Claire Opdahl (blood disease), Jeremy Hilt (cancer-cousin of Tia Ten Napel), Family of Eleanore Vogler

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

Missionaries: Shaun Daugherty: Missionaries in China, Rev. Steve Benson: Sioux City Hospital Chaplain, Rev. Henry Witte: Missionary to Hispanics



GRANDPARENTS DAY: Happy Grandparents Day to all grandpa’s and grandma’s!

SUNDAY SCHOOL & RALLY DAY: Sunday School classes begin this morning at 10:15am. 1st graders will receive their Bibles today during the worship service. Following classes we will have our Rally Day at the Ireton City Park. The lunch will be at 11:30am with hot dogs and drinks being provided. Please bring a salad or dessert to share. A ballgame will follow at 12:30pm so make sure you bring your ball gloves. The whole congregation is invited.

WEDDING: Nicole Gradert & Curt Kluver were married yesterday at St. Paul’s. Congratulations to the both of them!

CONFIRMATION CLASSES: Confirmation classes begin this Wednesday, September 10 from 5:45 to 7:00pm.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Adult Bible Study will begin next Sunday, September 14th at 10:30pm. It will be a 3 week overview of the Bible.

NEW GREETING CARDS: A new shipment of sympathy cards has arrived. They can be found in the Fellowship Hall wood cabinet. Some are $5.00 and some are $6.00, boxes are marked. They also have single cards for 50 cents, dish cloths for $1.25 and Danny Duzits for 75 cents.

ELEANOR VOGLER: Eleanor Vogler passed away Wednesday afternoon. Her service will be tomorrow morning at St. John’s Lutheran Church, 9243 Viking Boulevard NW, Elk River, MN at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers, the family will make a donation to Feed My Starving Children, an organization that was dear to Eleanore’s heart. Pastor Vogler’s address is: Loren Vogler, c/o Kimberly Bohnenstingl, 9230 203rd Ave. NW, Elk River, MN 55330

SWIMMING POOL FUNDRAISER: There will be an Ireton Swimming Pool fundraiser this Wednesday, September 10th at the Ireton Community Center for pool improvements. Freewill offering burger feed and bake sale will start at 5:00pm with the auction to follow at 6:30pm. If you would like to donate baked items, you may drop them off at the Ireton Community Center after noon on the 10th, or call Nancy at 278-2255, Diane 278-2303, or Dani 712-540-3227 for pickup. Donations for the auction and volunteers are needed. Contact Carol at City Office 278-2112 or Becky at Ireton Vet 278-2577 with donations or questions. Thanks to everyone!

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 $13,987.

CHRISTIAN ESTATE PLANNING EDUCATIONAL CLASS: Jim Schroeder, IDW Christian Estate Planning Class Instructor will be at St. Paul’s Sunday October 12 from 12:00-1:00pm. Topics he will discuss are confessing your faith to your family, updating your will and estate plan as your family situation changes, reducing taxes for your family, estimating the value of your estate, supporting your favorite ministries, etc. There will be a FREE catered meal by Central Catering. We can only accommodate the first 60 people who sign up.

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: What is one thing that everyone in church today has in common? We are all grandchildren! Remember your grandparents today with a phone call, visit or prayer of thanksgiving. Kids, go to to find a free fill-in-the-blank book template that you can print and use to write the life story of your grandparents. Happy Grandparents Day! Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000



I just finished helping our Sunday school superintendent Denise Salker get teachers for all our Sunday school classes. I also got teachers for our confirmation classes. Thank you to all who volunteered and who have served! Soon we will be starting the nomination process for congregation officers (servants).

Jesus said, “I came not to be served, but to serve”. At the last supper, as the disciples were arguing over who would have which positions in the “new kingdom” that they thought Jesus was going to establish in Israel, Jesus went and got water and a towel and washed the disciples feet. The point Jesus was making was that we are all called to be servants and he set the example.

It isn’t easy teaching Sunday school, confirmation, or serving in the various offices in the church, but the benefits are “out of this world”. Thankfully it isn’t difficult getting people to serve here at St. Paul. I am still amazed almost four years after I came here at how willing everyone is to help out. As old missionary Gary would say, “You aren’t normal”.

Let’s continue to keep our eyes fixed on the “head servant” – our Savior and look for opportunities to serve God and others here at church and in our community.

Pastor Andrew Carlson





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