Wednesday, July 16, 2014

 Welcome to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Ireton, IA



Worship Schedule

Sunday Services 9:00am

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 Thursday’s 7:00pm (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:



 The Sixth Sunday after Pentecost-July 20, 2014


Divine Service             89                      Midweek Attendance          19      

Organist: Jean Bertram

Acolytes: Tevor Shuller & Kory Van Oort

Greeters: Mike & Rhonda Hill & Elenaor Marienau

Elder of the Month:  Jim Koopmans, Terry Van Wyhe, Duane Bonnema

Altar Guild: Gloria Ping, Marilyn Rostermundt, Denice Ping







Offering Last Week Budgeted Needed to Date Giving  
To Date
Mission   220.00 255.00       7921.00      9584.00              +1663.00
Home 3013.00         2619.00    84364.00 71998.25            -12365.75





Sunday:                             9:00 a.m. –  Divine Service w/Holy Communion

Thursday:                          5:15 p.m. – Sub Sandwich Supper

                                         6:00 p.m. -- Midweek Service

Saturday:                          6:00 p.m. – Worship Service, Trinity

Next Sunday:                     8:15 a.m. – Worship Service, St. John’s, rural Ireton 

                                         9:00 a.m. --  Divine Service


In Our Prayers: 

From our congregation:  Eloise Heuer (surgery & cancer treatments),  Jeff Eilts (colon surgery),  Dani Gradert (colon 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),  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



CONGRATULATIONS: We would like to congratulate Matt & Andrea Hill on the birth of their daughter! Eden Marie was born Monday, July 14 at the Sioux Center Hospital. She weighed 7 lbs and was 19” long.

WELCOME!: We would like to welcome our new St. Paul’s members Mary Ryan and Cathy Van Wyhe.

CLOTHE-A-CHILD: We are again doing the Clothe-A-Child program through Love INC. We have “adopted” 15 children this year. Last year over 400 children began the school year with brand new clothing and shoes. Tags have been put up on the clothes line in the lower Narthex. You may take one or more of the all stapled together tags for one child or as many single ones as you would like. After you purchase the item(s), please get a gift receipt, place the clothes in a bag, staple the tags to that bag and return to the lower Narthex. Deadline is July 31st.

VBS REGISTRATION & DONATIONS: We are very excited about this year's VBS "Gotta Move" by Go Fish. VBS is July 28-31 from 6:00-8:30 pm at the Ireton Christian Reformed Church with a short program on Thursday night. Registration forms are available in the Narthex. Please fill out a form and include the $5.00 fee and put in marked VBS box by this Sunday, July 20, 2014. A few gallons of juice are still needed so check out the signup sheet. Please bring the food items to the CRC church by Sunday night, July 27th. Also if you can help out please contact Denise Salker (278-2116).

NEWSLETTER DEADLINE: The August newsletter deadline is this Wednesday, July 23.

NO VOTER’S MEETING: It was decided at the Council Meeting to cancel the July Voter’s Meeting. Our next Voter’s Meeting will be October 26th.

MIDWEEK SERVICES: Midweek services continue on Thursday’s with sub sandwiches at 5:15 and service at 6:00.

TRANSFERRING GOD’S BLESSINGS TO THE NEXT GENERATION AN EDUCATIONAL CLASS ON CHRISTIAN ESTATE PLANNING: 2014 Topics: Confessing your faith to your family, Updating your will and estate plan as your family situation changes, Avoiding family arguments, Reducing taxes for your family, Estimating the value of your estate, Supporting your favorite ministries, and Using an LCMS “Give it Twice Charitable Trust”. Presented by St. Paul Lutheran Church in partnership with Iowa District West LCMS. The presenter is Jim Schroeder (Christian Estate Planning Class Instructor). There will be a FREE catered meal by Central Catering. Date: Sunday October 12 from 12:00-1:00pm. We can only accommodate the first 60 people who sign up. If there is greater interest, a future class will be planned.

ELEVATOR: Children must be accompanied by a parent when riding in the elevator.

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 $13,937.

STEWARDSHIP VERSE: “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.” It is very easy to get caught up in the present and lose track of our ultimate destiny in the Kingdom of God. St. Paul encourages us to keep eternity in mind. This certainly has an application to our support for the Gospel – if we keep our focus on “the glory to be revealed” we will see our tithes and offerings in a new light. Romans 8:18


The Day of Rest

I once read some research done on the “body clock”. After years of research on the optimal functioning of the mind and body, they came up with an amazing discovery. The body and mind work most effectively and are the most productive, if they have a day of rest one day a week. What a breakthrough discovery!

3500 years ago the commandment was given to observe a day of rest every week. Over 2000 years ago Jesus said, “The Sabbath (day of rest) was made for man not man for the Sabbath”. In other words God commanded a day of rest, because it was best for us and not just to make another commandment.

On Sunday we take time out of our busy schedules to thank God for all his good gifts to us. In placing our load of sin at the food of the cross we find rest and peace.

We also take time out for our families and ourselves to enjoy the fruits of our labors and the temporal blessings God has given us.

Try taking time out for worship and rest and discover how productive and satisfied you are the rest of the week.

                              Pastor Andrew Carlson



July Birthdays

21-Cheryl Ten Napel

23-Dani Gradert, Val Hultquist

23-Levi Koopmans, Austin Koopmans

26-Tom Salker, Gail Vander Hamm

27-Katy Koopmans, Patti Koopmans

28-Ryan Hultquist

29-Steve Renken, Dan Schipper, Terry Van Wyhe

30-Sarah Liston

31-Amanda Jamtgaard


July Anniversaries

22-Jake & Patti Van Roekel

24-Wayne & Gretchen Schuller

25-Andrew & Dana Carlson

31-Jim & Kristi Marco, Justin & Lindsey Tuntland






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