Welcome to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Sunday Services 9:00am
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
Church Phone: 712-278-2324
Pastor’s email: email@example.com
St. Paul’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Paul’s website: http://stpaulsireton.blogspot.com
Missions Observance-March 9, 2014
BLESSED BY THE MEANS OF GRACE LAST WEEK
Divine Service 103 Sunday School 27
Sunday School Offerings 19.50
Organist: Jean Bertram
Acolytes: Gracie Rens & Seth Salker
Greeters: Mike & Kris Ebel, George & Jeanette Wakeman, Paul & Tami Eilts
Elder of the Month: Duane Bonnema
Altar Guild: Marty Toczek, Cindy Koopmans, Bonnie Van Den Berg
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THIS WEEK WITH GOD
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – Divine Service w/Gary Thies
10:15 a.m. – Sunday School, Confirmation Classes, LYF
5:00 p.m. – Sr. LYF Bible Study/Supper
Monday: 1:00 p.m. -- Quilting
Wednesday: 7:00 p.m. – Lent Service
7:30 p.m. – LWL Sandwich Supper
Thursday: 6:00 p.m. – Elder’s Meeting
7:00 p.m. – Adult Bible Study
Next Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – Divine Service w/ Holy Communion
10:15 a.m. – Sunday School & Confirmation Classes
In Our Prayers:
From our congregation: Linda Van Wyhe (breast cancer), Eloise Heuer (cancer treatments), Joann Winterfeld (back issues), Phyllis Winterfeld, Heather Kaskie ( gall badder surgery), Vivian Johnson (knee surgery)
Other requests: Macy Van Der Brink (cancer), Jesse Sonichsen, Sandy Gregg (brain tumor), Eleanore Vogler (cancer), John Jacobs (recovery from a brain injury due to a fall), Shirley Cain (tumor on brain), Joyce Bertram (cancer), Curtis DeVries (cancer), Claire Opdahl (blood disease), Jeremy Hilt (cancer-cousin of Tia Ten Napel)
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
GARY THIES: We would like to thank Missionary Gary for coming to St. Paul’s this morning and giving his mission presentation. It is always exciting to hear what is happening in missions through the Lutheran Church Missouri Synod!
SR. LYF BIBLE STUDY: The Sr. LYF will meet today at 5:00pm for Bible Study. Soup and sandwiches will be provided.
HAPPY 85TH BIRTHDAY! We would like to wish Joann Winterfeld a Happy 85th Birthday tomorrow!
WRONG BROWN COAT: Please check to make sure you took the right brown coat after the Ash Wednesday service. If you took the wrong one, yours is hanging on the upper level coat rack in the narthex.
LENT SERVICE: Our Lenten journey will continue this Wednesday, March 12th at 7:00pm. Pastor Carlson will be leading the service. The LWL sandwich supper will follow in the fellowship hall.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: We will be starting an exciting 10 week Bible study on the book of Acts on March 13th. Adult Bible Study is held Thursdays at 7:00pm in the fellowship hall.
SPECIAL VOTER’S MEETING: There will be a special voter’s meeting immediately following the worship service on March 23rd to decide our yearly missionary pledge.
SR. LYF SPAGHETTI DINNER: The Sr. LYF will host a Spaghetti Dinner following the worship service on March 30th in the fellowship hall from 10:30am-1:00pm. Menu will be spaghetti, garlic bread, lettuce salad, desserts and lemonade. Free will donation. They are in need of volunteers to donate desserts. A donation sheet is in the Narthex.
PRAYER SERVICE: There will be a prayer service for crops & industry at the 1st Reformed Church next Sunday, March 16 at 6pm. Everyone is invited.
EASTER BREAKFAST: The Sr. LYF will again be hosting the Easter Breakfast following our Easter Sunrise Service at the Community Center with a free will donation. They need donations of milk, orange juice, imperial margarine, tubs of butter & syrup. A donation sheet is in the Narthex.
DIRECT THRIVENT CHOICE DOLLARS: Eligible members of Thrivent Financial for Lutherans who have been designated Choice Dollars: If you haven’t already done so, be sure to direct your designated Thrivent Choice Dollars by March 31, 2014. After that date, any undirected Choice Dollars will expire. Don’t miss this opportunity to help support St. Paul’s. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice or call 800-THRIVENT and state “Thrivent Choice.”
FREE ROAD TRIP TO CONCORDIA UNIVERSITY IN SEWARD FOR ALL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS: If you are a high school student please consider joining me on a ‘road trip’ and college visit to Concordia University in Seward NE on March 21st. You may not have even thought about Concordia, so here is your opportunity to go and check it out with NO COST to you. You may have considered it but not sure how to get a visit set up, here is your chance. You will not be asked to make any kind of commitment. This is just a “come, look and see” opportunity. As a parent you can be a driver and also visit Concordia. Check out http://idwlcms.org/ioway.php Ellie Menz email@example.com or call her at 515-370-1159.
ELEVATOR DONATIONS: Elevator/Addition donations are still being accepted. You may drop off your donations in the drop off box in the narthex, leave in the offering plate, bring to the bank or to the church office. We owe $40,000 on the loan and have $9130 in the building fund checking account. Thank you for all of the donations given so far!
Wednesday’s March 12, 19, 26, April 2, 9
Services 7:00pm, Sandwich Suppers 7:30pm
Sunday, April 13 9:00am
Men’s Prayer Breakfast
Tuesday, April 15 6:00am@Craig Lutheran
Thursday, April 17 7:00pm
Friday, April 18 7:00pm
Sunday, April 20, 2014
6:30am Service at Pleasant Hill Cemetery
7:00am Easter Sunrise Service
8:15am LYF Easter Breakfast
“Thy Will be Done”
Our Lenten theme this year will be the Lord’s Prayer. With the disciples, we say, “Lord, teach us to pray”. We know we have so much to learn about our ongoing “conversations” with God.
We often talk to God as children do to their parents. We ask for our wants and our will to be done. A wise parent knows that to give a child everything they ask for isn’t wise, especially when they know that what they are asking for will harm them in the long run.
As we dig deeper into the meaning of the Lord’s Prayer we see a very different way to talk to God. We see a different focus in prayer. The focus is on God. We ask for God to change us, forgive us, protect us from temptation and the devil, and for God’s will to be done.
Prayer isn’t about getting God to do our will. Prayer is asking God to transform and change us so that our will is in conformity with His will.
I invite you to join me on our annual Lenten journey as we take up our cross and follow Jesus.
Pastor Andrew Carlson
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