Friday, June 26, 2015

 Welcome to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Ireton, IA



Worship Schedule

Sunday Services 9:00am

Summer Midweek Services-Wednesday’s, 6:00pm Sub Sandwiches, 6:30pm Service

Sunday School   Sunday’s 10:15am (Fall, Winter, Spring)

Sr. LYF 2nd & 4th Sunday 10:15am (Falls, 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:



The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost-June 28, 2015


Divine Service         75              Midweek Attendance    18




Organist: Jeanna Negaard

Acolytes: Kamryn Rus & Addison Van Oort

Greeters: *Terry & Linda Van Wyhe, Don & Dorothy Van Wyhe

Elder of the Month: Arven Koopmans

Altar Guild: Connie Koopmans, Missy Eilts, Kathy Heuer







Offering Last Week Budgeted Needed to Date Giving  
To Date
Mission   220.00   112.50     7260.00        7711.00              +451.00
Home 3110.00         2661.50   77750.00 67470.07





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

Wednesday:                       6:00 p.m. – Sub Sandwich Supper

                                           6:30 p.m. – Midweek Service

Thursday:                           7:00 p.m. – Women’s League

Next Sunday:                     10:30 a.m. –  Community Worship Service/Potluck                                


In Our Prayers: 

From our congregation: Jacob Hoogland, Lloyd Eilts (cancer), Phyllis Winterfeld (shoulder surgery), Marilyn Rostermundt

Other requests:  Jesse (Sonichsen) West, Sandy Gregg (brain tumor),  Shirley Cain (brain tumor),  Curtis DeVries (cancer),  Janet Brown (cancer),  Jim Bertram

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



BUILDING FUND SUNDAY: Today is Building Fund Sunday.

BONNIE ON VACATION: Bonnie is on vacation through Sunday, July 5th.

COMMUNITY SERVICE & POTLUCK: The Community Worship Service is next Sunday, July 5th at the Ireton City Park at 10:30am. A potluck meal will follow. Meat, drinks and tableware will be provided. Please bring a side dish and your own lawn chair. We will not have our regular 9:00am worship service that day.

VOTER’S MEETING: Our next Voter’s Meeting is Sunday, July 19th at 10:30am. Mark your calendar.

FAREWELL POTLUCK: We will have a farewell potluck dinner Sunday, July 19th at 12:00pm for Pastor and Dana. The 19th will be his last Sunday service.

MIDWEEK SERVICES: Our midweek services continue on Wednesday evenings. We have a sub sandwich supper at 6:00pm and the service at 6:30pm. July 22nd will be the last midweek service.

VBS REGISTRATION FORMS & SIGN UP SHEETS: VBS registration forms can be found in the Narthex. Children from 3 years old (accompanied by a parent) to 5th grade may attend. Please fill out the registration form and attach the $5.00 registration fee. Make checks payable to Ireton VBS. Return the form to the VBS box in the Narthex. The deadline to sign up is July 12th. VBS will be August 3-6, 6:00-8:30pm at the 1st Reformed Church. A short program will be held Thursday evening.  There are signup sheets at each church for helpers, drink and snack donations. No more old t-shirts are needed. 

SERMON SUMMARIES: Confirmation students can do sermon summaries during the summer for next year.




The Call

And a vision appeared to Paul in the night: a man of Macedonia was standing there, urging him and saying, "Come over to Macedonia and help us." (ESV Acts 16:9)

We see in the book of Acts the growth of the early church and how God worked through the individual churches and the apostles to bring this about. In modern times God still works in mysterious ways, yet He still works through individual congregations and pastors to carry out the Great Commission.

There are District Presidents and circuit visitors, who know the churches in their districts/circuits and seek to find pastors that would be a good match with those churches. There are also call committees from congregations that know their church’s needs and work with a list of profiles of pastors to prayerfully find the right match. The congregation then has the final say on whether to extend a call to the pastor that the call committee recommends. The pastor prayerfully considers the call and is led to either accept or decline the call.

Through this whole process the Holy Spirit works to match up the right pastor with the right congregation to carry on the task of the Great Commission.

As I am writing this article for the newsletter there is a congregation in Alaska praying for a pastor and getting ready to vote to extend a call to me or not the last week in May. If they decide to extend the call to me, then official “Call” documents have to be drafted and mailed. Dana and I will then be faced with the most difficult decision in our lives, but not without the Holy Spirit’s guidance.

                                           Pastor Andrew Carlson





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