Sunday Services 9:00am
Adult Bible Class 10:00am (Thursday’s)
Sunday School Sunday’s 10:15am (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Adult Bible Class Sunday’s 10:15am-Starting May 7
Sr. LYF 2nd Sunday 10:15am (Falls, Winter, Spring)
Communion 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
Pastor Michael Boothby
Church Phone: 712-278-2324
Pastor’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary email: email@example.com
St. Paul’s website: http://stpaulsireton.blogspot.com
Pastor’s Twitter Account: @pastorboothby
Second S. of Easter-April 23, 2017
BLESSED BY THE MEANS OF GRACE LAST WEEK
Divine Service 226 Sunday School
Levi Koopmans & Zach Finzen
*Marty Toczek, Randall & LaRae Toel, Justin & Lindsey Tuntland
Elder of the Month:
Connie Koopmans, Kathy Heuer, Missy Eilts
THIS WEEK WITH GOD
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – Divine Service
Wednesday: 6:00 p.m. – Council Meeting
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – Adult Bible Study
Next Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – Divine Service w/Communion
10:15 a.m. – Sunday School/Voter’s Meeting
In Our Prayers:
From our congregation: Phyllis Winterfeld, Delta Pies, Marian Moeller, Crystal Gradert, Family of Marilyn Rostermundt
Other requests: Jesse (Sonichsen) West, Shirley Cain (brain tumor)
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
WORSHIP SERVICE: You may follow the worship service today on the TV screens or in your hymnal on page 151. Readings and hymn numbers are on the insert.
SUNDAY SCHOOL: Sunday School will resume today at 10:15am. The last day of Sunday School will be Sunday, May 14. Attendance awards and Bibles for the 1st graders will be handed out during the worship service.
VBS THANK YOU: A huge thank you to all who came out to support the VBS Fundraiser supper. We raised over $2000 for our VBS program! We also want to thank the many kids that participated in our robot building contest! The winners of the contest are . . . Most Creative: Elsie and Addie Westergard, Silliest: Tenley Westergard, and Most Colorful: Carly Hirschman, Emily Hulshof, and Molly Hulshof. Everyone who made a robot will receive a token for a free ice cream from Culver's! Look for your prize in your church mailbox. Thank you all for participating and we look forward to seeing you all at VBS the week of July 31!~ VBS Committee
SOUND SYSTEM SIGN-UP: Please check out the sound system signup calendar sheet in the Narthex. Pastor would like to have people signed up so he doesn’t have to look for someone on Sunday morning. Contact him or Austin Koopmans and they will show you how the sound system runs. It is very easy to operate!
NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: The May newsletter deadline is this Wednesday, April 26th.
COUNCIL MEETING: A reminder that the monthly church council meeting is this Wednesday, April 26th at 6:00pm.
VOTER’S MEETING: Our Quarterly Voter’s Meeting will be next Sunday, April 30th at 10:15am.
THANK YOU! "We are thankful to our St. Paul's family for all the condolences and prayers at the loss of Pastor's grandmother, Ferne Nicolaisen. We especially appreciated the church gift, as well as all the cards. Thank you, The Boothby Family"
NEW FUNERAL LISTS: New funeral lists have been placed in the church mailboxes.
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Pastor will be starting an Adult Bible Study on Sunday, May 7th at 10:15am. He will continue his Thursday morning one at 10:00am also.
QUILT SHOW: Area women will be displaying their talent or showing old quilts passed down for generation next Friday and Saturday, April 28, 9am-4pm and April 29, 8am-12pm at the American Lutheran Church, Hawarden. Check out poster on board in the Narthex.
STEWARDSHIP QUOTE: “He has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead, to an inheritance that is imperishable, undefiled, and unfading, kept in heaven for you.” We have an inheritance waiting for us – a treasure gathered where moth and rust do not destroy. That should change our perspective on the treasures of this earth. They are fleeting, they come and go. But we can use the treasures of this earth for the work of the Kingdom that will not fade away. 1 Peter 1:3-4
LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES: Ann Landers once noted, "Hate is like acid. It can damage the vessel in which it is stored as well as destroy the object on which it is poured." Holding on to anger is one of the things you can do to make yourself and all those around you miserable. Talking to someone you can trust and talking to God in prayer are both effective ways to get past the unresolved hurt that lies just beneath anger. Lutheran Family Service (712-276-9000, 4301 Sergeant Rd, Ste 203, Sioux City, IA
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
When we gather for services every Sunday, we use a liturgy as a framework to worship our Holy Lord. While it may seem to some people that each worship service is simply a repeat of every previous one, we use a rotation of prepared liturgies in order for the gathered guests of God to get the most out of their worship time. The words we speak and sing every Sunday have been carefully and thoughtfully planned. These words give us a weekly glimpse into the mysteries and glories of our God. As we hear these words repeatedly, we are given the opportunity to concentrate and meditate on them every time we come to worship. We have spent the last few months looking through our liturgy and discussing the importance of each component. Last month, we began looking at the Service of the Sacrament, this month, we will continue with that portion of our liturgy.
Holy, holy, holy Lord God of Sabaoth;
heav'n and earth are full of Thy glory.
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is He, blessed is He, blessed is He that cometh in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna, hosanna, hosanna in the highest.
This Hymn of Praise is comprised of two parts. The first two lines are an Old Testament reference from the prophet Isaiah, and the last three lines are a reference to the Triumphal Entry event in the Gospel accounts in the New Testament. By combining an Old Testament vision with a New Testament event, we are declaring a beautiful truth that the God we worship today is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
In Isaiah 6, we hear of the prophet's vision: “I saw the Lord, high and exalted, seated on a throne; and the train of his robe filled the temple. Above him were seraphim (angels), each with six wings... And they were calling to one another: “Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory.””
The title of the hymn, “Sanctus”, is the Latin word for “Holy”. As we prepare to be in the presence of our Holy God (in, with, and under the bread and wine) we sing the same hymn that the angels sing in the His presence.
When the guests begin singing the word, “Hosanna” we are reminded of the calls from the crowd to our Lord Jesus Christ as he entered Jerusalem on Palm Sunday. As the people witnessed Jesus riding in on a donkey, they cried out “Hosanna!” or translated to English, “Save us!” Those same followers quoted Psalm 118 by shouting “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord”. We also shout, “Save us!” as we come forward to receive the body and blood of our Lord.
The Sanctus may seem to be an inconsequential song at first glance, but the words of the hymn are directly from Biblical events depicting God meeting His people. This is certainly a wonderful and meaningful way for us to meet our Lord Jesus Christ in this Holy Sacrament.
God's Blessings to you all!