Welcome to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
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
Church Phone: 712-278-2324
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The Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost-October 12, 2014
BLESSED BY THE MEANS OF GRACE LAST WEEK
Divine Service 130 Sunday School 29
Organist: Jeanna Negaard
Acolytes: Maci Fuller & Grace Schuller
Greeters: *Shawn & Heather Kaskie, Mike & Kris Ebel, Paul & Tami Eilts
Elder of the Month: Terry Van Wyhe
Altar Guild: Gloria Ping, Marilyn Rostermundt, Denice Ping
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THIS WEEK WITH GOD
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – Divine Service
10:15 a.m. – Sunday School
10:30 p.m. – Adult Bible Study
12:00 p.m. – Jim Schroder/Presentation
Monday: 1:00 p.m. - Quilting
Wednesday: 5:45 p.m. – Confirmation Classes
Thursday: 5:30 p.m. – Council Meeting
Saturday: 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
11:00 p.m. – Harvest Dinner & Gift Basket Fundraiser
In Our Prayers:
From our congregation: Jeff Eilts (colon surgery and treatment), Rod Kuecker (fungus), Jacob Hoogland, LaRae Toel (hip surgery), Lloyd Eilts (surgery), Steve Wagers (surgery)
Other requests: Jesse Sonichsen, Sandy Gregg (brain tumor), Shirley Cain (tumor on brain), Curtis DeVries (cancer), Claire Opdahl (blood disease), Jeremy Hilt (cancer-cousin of Tia Ten Napel), Janet Brown (cancer), Stephanie Watson (brain tumor surgery), Tim Moothart (shoulder surgery), Virginia Moothart (back 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
COOKIES FOR MISSION CENTRAL: Thanks to everyone that helped make and bake the cookies last Sunday! A big thank you to Bud & Delma Vreeman for delivering them to Mission Central on Monday! A record 1608 cookies were made!
CHRISTIAN ESTATE PLANNING EDUCATIONAL CLASS: Jim Schroeder will be at here today from 12:00-1:00pm to discuss several topics on estate planning. A meal will be served by Central Catering to those that had previously signed up.
HARVEST DINNER: The LYF Harvest Dinner will be next Sunday, October 19th from 11am-1pm at the Ireton Community Center. The LYF group is currently selling tickets - $9.00 adults, $6.00 children (6-10), 5 and under free. Tickets are also available at Iowa State Bank, The Willow Tree and Transformations. Donated items are still needed so check out the signup sheets in the narthex for corn, buns, salads, desserts/pies and lemonade. Carry outs will be available and tickets will also be sold at the door. We appreciate your support!
GIFT BASKET FUNDRAISER: The gift basket money will go toward the elevator project again so we can work at getting that loan paid off. An anonymous donor has offered to match dollar for dollar what is raised.
Baskets may be brought and placed on the tables in the fellowship hall. Please sign your name on a sheet and place by your basket. The final bidding will be next Sunday at the Harvest Dinner.
LYF SELLING TSHIRTS/SWEATSHIRTS: The LYF are selling St. Paul’s t-shirts and sweatshirts. They have a few on hand and are taking orders. Order forms can be found in the Narthex.
LYF ANNOUNCEMENTS: The LYF will meet today following the service to finalize the harvest dinner plans. We will meet after church on the 2nd Sunday of every month to prepare for upcoming events and on the 4th Sunday for Bible Study. Also if you are planning on going to the Youth Gathering in Omaha, please get your registrations in.
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 boxes in the lower Narthex.
PIE AUCTION: The LWL will be having a Pie Auction Fundraiser Sunday, November 9th during coffee hour. There will be all kinds of pies auctioned off to the highest bidder. Plan to attend!
ADULT BIBLE STUDY: Adult Bible Study is held Sundays at 10:30am in the conference room in the upper level of the education wing. They 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 $14,029.
IRETON CHRISTIAN EDUCATION SUPPER: Take the night off and let us do the cooking for you! Plan to attend the Ireton Christian Education Unit’s Soup Supper at the Ireton Christian Reformed Church on Monday, October 13, serving from 5:00-7:00, in the Fellowship Hall. There will be a variety of delicious soups to choose from along with sandwiches and dessert.
Responding to God’s Goodness
As we read and hear God’s Word, we see all that God has done for us. The cross demonstrated the length God would go to restore our broken relationship with Him.
I have our confirmands working on sermon summaries and service projects. It is all about living out our faith. The first table of the law (first three commandments) tell us to put God first. The second table of the law (remaining seven commandments) tell us to put others before ourselves. It is the “Good News” as we hear in the Apostle’s Creed that motivates us.
As it sinks in, that God loved you and I so much that He; created us, “gave his only begotten Son”, and sent His Holy Spirit to empower us, we can’t help but look for opportunities to express our thankfulness in worship (and receive God’s gifts) and look for opportunities to serve in the church and our community through our callings in life.
May God continue to strengthen each and every one of us to respond to His goodness in worship and in serving others.
Pastor Andrew Carlson
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