Monday, August 18, 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

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 The Tenth Sunday after Pentecost-August 17, 2014


Divine Service             105                      Midweek Attendance          14      

Organist: Jeanna Negaard

Acolytes: Grace Schuller & Zach Steckelberg

Greeters: Val Hultquist & Lyle & Angela Ten Napel

Elder of the Month:  Duane Bonnema

Altar Guild: Connie Koopmans, Missy Eilts, Kathy Heuer







Offering Last Week Budgeted Needed to Date Giving  
To Date
Mission   220.00   212.50       8801.00    10344.00              +1543.00
Home 3013.00         2367.50   96416.00 82512.25             -13903.75





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

Thursday:                          5:30 p.m. – Council Meeting

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:  Family of Eloise Heuer, Jeff Eilts (colon surgery),  Dani Gradert (colon surgery), Rod Kuecker (fungus)

Other requests:  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



BAPTISMS: We welcome Penelope Lu Porter, daughter of Zac & Megan Porter and Eden Marie Hill, daughter of Matthew & Andrea Hill into God’s family today through Holy Baptism.

PASTOR ON VACATION: Pastor will be on vacation from August 18th-September 2nd. Pastor Bunge will be filling in while he is gone.

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 $13,980.

CHRISTIAN ESTATE PLANNING EDUCATIONAL CLASS: Jim Schroeder, IDW Christian Estate Planning Class Instructor will be at St. Paul’s Sunday October 12 from 12:00-1:00pm. Topics he will discuss are 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”. There will be a FREE catered meal by Central Catering. We can only accommodate the first 60 people who sign up. If there is greater interest, a future class will be planned.

LOOKING AHEAD: Confirmation orientation: Sept. 3 @ 6:30pm, First day of Sunday School: Sept. 7 @10:15am, Sunday School Rally Day, Ireton City Park: Sept. 7th Hot dogs/salad & dessert potluck @ 11:30am, games @ 12:30pm, Confirmation classes begin: Sept. 10 @ 5:45pm.

SWIMMING POOL FUNDRAISER: There will be an Ireton Swimming Pool fundraiser Wednesday, September 10th at the Ireton Community Center. Freewill offering burger feed and bake sale will start at 5:00pm with the auction to follow at 6:30pm. Donations for the auction, bake sale items and volunteers are needed. Contact Carol @ City Office 278-2112 or Becky @ Ireton Vet 278-2577 with donations or questions.

STEWARDSHIP VERSE: “For the sons of this world are more shrewd in dealing with their own generation than the sons of light.” Money is a tool that can be used for good or wicked purposes. Often unbelievers show more shrewdness in this that we Christians. If we really believe all that stuff we say in the Creed every Sunday…won’t that affect how we use our money? Luke 16:8

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES: Parenting has never been an easy job, but it is arguably harder today than ever before. Getting kids back into school routines after taking the summer off is also challenging. What young families has God put in front of you through your work, school, church, neighborhood or family? Take some time this week to visit with them to see how they are doing. Offer to help. With your parenting experience and a bit of time, you may be their answer to prayer! Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000



When we lived out in the country at our last parish, I had a 600 square foot garden. A local cattle feeder would deliver a loader bucket of cow exhaust every spring and I would rotor-till it into the garden, plant, weed, water and watch the garden explode with produce. I really enjoyed seeing the garden grow. Even better was enjoying the fruits of my labor. I couldn’t help but tell others about how my garden was doing and it was fun to share the produce with others.

I get just as excited about serving here at St. Paul’s. Yes, there is a little “manure” to deal with at times. At times the work can be exhausting (despite only working one day a week). It is all worth it as I see St. Paul’s continue to grow and flourish. It is amazing to see the Holy Spirit at work through word and sacrament transforming lives. We really can’t brag about what we have done together as a congregation, because we are but “tools” in the master’s hands. We can tell others about what God is doing in our congregation and invite others to come and hear the good news of what Jesus has done for us.

                              Pastor Andrew Carlson

  August Birthdays

2 Wayne Heuer

3 Izzy Eilts, Justin Negaard

4 Samantha Salker, Danna Schipper, Brady Schlumbohm

5 Barry Hoogland

7 Tara Shannon, Morgan Ten Napel

8 Alyce Ten Napel

9 Genise Vreeman, Jacob Hoogland

11 Bridget Van Wyhe

12 Wayne Childress

14 Mark Rus, Ava Ten Napel

16 Britney Johnson, Parker Kruid

18 Tyler Eisma, Darlow Busch

20  Carol Salberg, Kash Koopmans

21 Jill Ten Napel

22 Mark Negaard

23 Mikella Coons, Carmen Nila (Liston), James Ver Hoeven

28 Richard Steckelberg, Addisyn Van Oort, Janet Vlotho

29 Bev Schlumbohm

31 Gibson Rens


August Anniversaries

2 Steve & Renae Brown

9 Troy & Janice Reinking

13 Mark & Shelly Rus, Ryan & Ashley Koopmans

15 Tom & Denise Salker, Shawn & Heather Kaskie

21 Mike & Kris Ebel

27 Bjorn & Britney Johnson

29 Duane & LeaAnn Bonnema





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