Monday, October 27, 2014

 Welcome to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Ireton, IA



Worship Schedule

Sunday Services 9:00am

Thursday’s 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  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:



 Reformation Day-October 26, 2014


Divine Service             144                                       Sunday School            36                            

Organist: Jeanna Negaard

Acolytes: Jacob Coons & Abigail Kaskie

Greeters: *Wayne & Kathy Heuer, Barry & Nicole Hoogland, Austin & Brenda Koopmans

Elder of the Month:  Terry Van Wyhe

Altar Guild: Gloria Ping, Marilyn Rostermundt, Denice Ping







Offering Last Week Budgeted Needed to Date Giving  
To Date
Mission   220.00   207.50   11001.00        11887.50           +886.50
Home 3013.00         4432.50 126546.00 112329.51        -14216.49





Sunday:                             9:00 a.m. – Divine Service/Building Fund

                                        10:15 a.m. – Sunday School

                                        10:30 p.m. – Voter’s Meeting

Monday:                            1:00 p.m. - Quilting

Wednesday:                     5:00 p.m. – Fall Church Cleanup

                                          5:45 p.m. – Feed My Starving Children-Rock Valley

Saturday:                          8:00 a.m. – 8th Grade Confirmation Class to Mission Central

                                          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, LaRae Toel (hip surgery), Lloyd Eilts (surgery), Mark Wells (vehicle accident)

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)

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



HARVEST DINNER: THANK-YOU to everyone for their help with the Harvest Dinner! We had a successful turnout serving nearly 330 people. Much appreciation for everyone's willingness to go above and beyond!

GIFT BASKET FUNDRAISER: Thank you to everyone that donated a gift basket and to everyone that bought one! We raised $4320 including the donor match for our elevator!

CONFIRMATION SERVICE PROJECT: This Wednesday, October 29th all confirmands will be going to Rock Valley to prepare packaged meals for people in refugee camps around the world. We will leave at 5:45pm and will be back at 8:30pm.

FALL CLEAN UP: Our fall cleanup is this Wed., October 29th at 5pm.

DAYLIGHT SAVINGS TIME ENDS: Remember to turn your clocks BACK one hour next Saturday night, November 1st when you go to bed.

8TH GRADE TRIP TO MISSION CENTRAL: This Saturday, November 1st the 8th grade class will be going with the 8th grade class from Trinity to Mission Central. We will leave at 8:00am and get back at 4:00pm. We will need some parents to drive.

SET UP HARVEST DISPLAY: All Altar Guild members are to meet Monday, Nov. 3 at 6pm to set up the harvest display.

PIE AUCTION FUNDRAISER: There will be Pie Auction Fundraiser Sunday, November 9th during coffee hour. All congregation members can participate by bringing their favorite pies to be auctioned off. Proceeds go to St. Paul’s Lutheran Women’s League. Plan to attend!

LYF SELLING TSHIRTS/SWEATSHIRTS: The LYF is selling 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. You can give your orders to any LYF member, Dani Gradert or Ashley Steckelberg.

CALLING ALL VETERANS: Ireton Christian School would like to honor veterans on Veteran Day, November 11.  We are looking for veterans that would be willing to spend 10 minutes or more talking to a classroom of students about serving for our country.  If you would be willing to help in this way, please call the school at 278-2245 to let us know what age students you would be willing to talk to and what time works best for you. 

SOLES4SOULS SHOE DRIVE:  We are partnering with Village Northwest Unlimited for the Back to School-Sole4Souls Shoe Drive!  Your donation of new or used shoes will not only provide shoes for people all over the world, but work for individuals with disabilities at Village Northwest Unlimited. Donate shoes by placing them in the lower Narthex.

ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Adult Bible Study is held Sundays at 10:30am in the conference room in the upper level of the education wing. We are now studying about Noah.

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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