Sunday Services 9:00am
Sunday Adult Bible Class 10:15am
Midweek Services beginning June 1 at 6:30pm
Sunday School Sunday’s 10:15am (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Sr. LYF 2nd Sunday 10:15am (Falls, Winter, Spring)
Communion 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
Pastor Michael Boothby
Church Phone: 712-278-2324
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St. Paul’s website: http://stpaulsireton.blogspot.com
Trinity Sunday-May 22, 2016
BLESSED BY THE MEANS OF GRACE LAST WEEK
Divine Service 111
Gillian Rens & Levi Koopmans
*Don & Ruth Trageser, Don & Dorothy Van Wyhe
Elder of the Month:
Connie Koopmans, Kathy Heuer, Missy Eilts
THIS WEEK WITH GOD
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – Divine Service
10:15 a.m. – Bible Study
Next Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – Divine Service w/ Communion
10:15 a.m. – Bible Study
In Our Prayers:
From our congregation: Phyllis Winterfeld, Andy Schipper, Sandy Iles,Marilyn Rostermundt
Other requests: Jesse (Sonichsen) West, Shirley Cain (brain tumor), Randee Peters (cancer), Myrna & Marlin Westra, Betty Hultquist, Tim Moothart
Servicemen: 1SG. Mike Shannon, TSgt. Jesse Richardson, HM3 Rodrigo Banda, CPL Aaron Hoogland
Missionaries: Shaun Daugherty: Missionaries in China, Rev. Henry Witte: Missionary to Hispanics
SPECIAL VOTER’S MEETING: There will be a special Voter’s Meeting immediately following the worship service today.
HAPPY 90TH!: We would like to wish Marjorie Johnson a Happy 90th Birthday! Her special day was Thursday, May 19th. Cake and flowers today are in her honor from her family.
ITS’S A GIRL!: Congratulations to Eric & Liz Ten Napel on the birth of their daughter. Olivia Kay was born May 18th. She weighed 6 lbs. 10 oz. and was 20 1/2”. Congratulations to her proud grandparents Robert & Cheryl Ten Napel also.
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: The June-July Newsletter deadline is this Wednesday, May 25th.
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES: The St. Paul’s high school graduates this year are Isabella Banda, Margaret Jamtgaard, Tayler Liston, Justin Negaard, Jordan Steckelberg and Jace Van Den Berg. Next Sunday, May 29th they will be honored with cake following the service thanks to Thrivent Choice Dollars. The graduation ceremony is at 2:00pm at the West Sioux High School.
MEMORIAL DAY PANCAKE BREAKFAST: You are invited to the Memorial Day Pancake Breakfast at the Ireton Ballpark Shelter House on Monday, May 30th from 7am-10 am. Pancakes, eggs, and sausage will be served with free will donation going towards Ireton CRC Christian Ed.
MEMORIAL DAY SERVICE: The Memorial Day Service will be Monday, May 30th at 10:00am at the Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Ireton. Pastor Boothby will be leading the service. There is also a Burger Feed at the Ireton Community Center starting at 11:30am.
MIDWEEK SERVICES: We will have midweek services starting June 1 at 6:30pm.
IRETON COMMUNITY VBS: The VBS committee is looking for volunteers to help the week of VBS. Their goal is to have 1 adult (High school age and older) per 5 children each night. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex asking for people to help. Please sign up as soon as possible to allow the committee to continue to plan this year's Cave Quest - Following Jesus the Light of the World!!! VBS will be July 18-21 at St. Paul’s from 6:00-8:30pm. The parents program will be Thursday, July 21 at 8:00pm.
STEWARDSHIP QUOTES: And one called to another and said: "Holy, holy, holy is the LORD of hosts; the whole earth is full of his glory!" Three times the angels cry out: “Holy, Holy, Holy!” which is an indication of the threeness in God, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. This is the Name we are baptized into. We have been made a part of God’s family. And so we are now called to live lives that are in harmony with our new family: we are to be godly, to live in God’s image. As God is loving, and kind, and generous – so are we called to be. Isaiah 6:3
BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Have you ever noticed that it is hard to ignore the conversations of family members that are happening around you? Parents, take advantage of this reality by talking about the important things you want your kids to learn…and do it just barely within their hearing distance. The more positive comments they overhear you making about their school and their teachers, the more respectful they will be of their school and teachers. The more they hear you talking about your appreciation of your pastor, the more they will appreciate him. Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000, Sioux City, IA
Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
As we move away from the beautiful holiday of Easter, we move toward another milestone in the Church’s life: Pentecost. We celebrate Pentecost because we know that on that fiftieth day after the Passion of our Lord, the Holy Spirit came and blessed God’s people. In that miraculous event so many years ago, God promised that when His people preached His Gospel and taught His Word the Holy Spirit would be with them and would work through the words and actions of God’s people.
When the day of Pentecost has been celebrated and the green paraments come out, it almost seems like God’s people are ready to sit back and relax for the rest of the church year. After Advent, Christmas, Lent, and Easter have come and gone, we are relieved from the constant barrage of special church festivities and observances. But these twenty-some weeks of Pentecost are not just a time of inactivity and hibernation. This long season of Pentecost is certainly a time of restoration and renewal after the busy seasons of Christmas and Easter, but we don’t receive that revitalization by being dormant.
The season of Pentecost very intentionally covers our altars and pulpits in green so as to remind us of healthy plants that are continually growing; soaking up moisture, nutrients and sunlight. We too, as Christians, are to grow during this “quiet time”within our church year. Growing does not occur when we hibernate or lay dormant. Like the plants our liturgical color of season represents, we should be soaking up the things that we need to flourish.
During this season of Pentecost, I invite you to make a very intentional effort to not hibernate or be dormant. Please spend some time reading God’s Word in your private moments in the morning, before bed, or on your lunch break. I know it is often intimidating and daunting to just pick up a Bible and start reading, but start somewhere in the Bible that really interests you. The Bible is not so much a book as it is a library. There are many different genres and authors within the Bible. For instance, if you like reading about history, start with Joshua, Judges and the Kings; if you like poetry, read Psalms, Proverbs, and Ecclesiastes; if you want to know more about the life of Jesus, read Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John.
Reading the Holy Scriptures does not have to be a daunting or frightening thing. It’s a warm, welcome place for you to hear about what God has done for you from the beginning of time until now, and what He promises to do for you for the rest of eternity. This Pentecost season, let us not hibernate, but let us grow together in God’s Word.
Grace and Peace to you!
Pastor Mike Boothby
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