Sunday Services 9:00am
Adult Bible Class 10:00am (Thursday’s)
Sunday School Sunday’s 10:15am (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Sr. LYF 2nd Sunday 10:15am (Falls, Winter, Spring)
Communion 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
Pastor Michael Boothby
Church Phone: 712-278-2324
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Secretary email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Paul’s website: http://stpaulsireton.blogspot.com
Pastor’s Twitter Account: @pastorboothby
The Third Sunday in Lent-March 19, 2017
BLESSED BY THE MEANS OF GRACE LAST WEEK
Divine Service 106 Sunday School 23
3/19-Jean Bertram, 3/26-Jeanna Negaard
3/19-Brenna Reinking & Kamryn Rus, 3/26-Cassie Koopmans & Gillian Rens
3/19-Mark & Gretchen Rens, Jordan & Ashlee Richardson, Mark & Shelley Rus, 3/26-Tom & Denise Salker, Dan & Julie Shipper, Bev & Kevin Schlumbohm
Elder of the Month:
March-Scott Van Den Berg, April-Arven Koopmans
March-Gloria Ping, Denice Ping, Brenda Koopmans, April-Connie Koopmans, Kathy Heuer, Missy Eilts
THIS WEEK WITH GOD
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. – Divine Service w/Communion
10:15 a.m. – Sunday School
Tuesday: 7:00 p.m. – Women’s League
Wednesday: 5:45 p.m. – Confirmation Classes
7:00 p.m. – Lenten Service
7:45 p.m. – LWL Lenten Lunch
Thursday: 10:00 a.m. – Adult Bible Study
Next Sunday: 9:00 a.m – Divine Service
10:15 a.m. – Sunday School
4:00 p.m. – Installation of Pastor Lowe at Trinity
In Our Prayers:
From our congregation: Phyllis Winterfeld, Marilyn Rostermundt
Other requests: Jesse (Sonichsen) West, Shirley Cain (brain tumor), Kody Hedden, Kathy Huitink, Bob Hilt, Jonah De Jong, Denise Endrulat
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
EASTER BREAKFAST SIGN-UP: There is a sign-up sheet in the Narthex for items needed for the Easter Breakfast. The menu for this year is Eggs and Ham, Sausage, Pancakes, Muffins, Rolls, and Fruit Salad. The LYF will be serving following the Easter Sunrise Service. Any donated items and purchased ahead of time items can be placed in the room to the west of the kitchen or the kitchen fridge. Items can also be dropped off on the Saturday prior to Easter Sunday during set up time at the Community Center…stay tuned for times on this. The LYF appreciates the support we receive from our church family! Any questions – contact Dani Gradert – 712-540-3227 or Heather Kaskie – 712-441-1312.
LENTEN SERVICES: Our Lenten services will continue this Wednesday, March 22 at 7:00pm. Pastor Boothby will lead the service. The LWL sandwich lunch will follow. The LWL sandwich lunch will follow with freewill donations going to VBS.
LENTEN LUNCH SIGNUP: The LWL is still in need of extra people to make sandwiches for the Lenten Lunches. Please check out the signup sheet in the Narthex. If you have questions contact Jean Bertram.
EASTER LILIES: Easter lily forms can be found in the Narthex. If you would like to purchase a lily in honor or remembrance of a loved one, they are $16 apiece. Please give the form and payment to Gloria Ping by Sunday, April 2.
CHURCH DIRECTORY: The church directory has been put on our blog spot at http://stpaulsireton.blogspot.com and some copies can be found in the Narthex.
SPRING VENDOR’S FAIR: Check out the spring vendor’s fair sponsored by the Ireton Legion Auxiliary at the Ireton Community Center this Saturday, March 25 from 9am-1pm! Free admission!
VBS SUPPER & BAKE SALE: Ireton VBS Fundraiser Supper and Bake Sale will be held in the Ireton Community Center on Wednesday, April 19th from 5 - 7:30 p.m. Donations for the bake sale can be dropped off in the kitchen of any Ireton Church on the 18th or brought directly to the Community Center before 3:00 on the 19th. VBS will be July 31-August 4 at the Christian Reformed Church.
UPCOMING SCHEDULE: Lenten Services, March 22 (Pastor Boothby), March 29 (Pastor Daumer), April 5 (Pastor Pay)-7:00pm, LWL Sandwich Lunches-7:45pm, Palm Sunday/Confirmation-April 9, 9:00am, Men’s Prayer Breakfast- April 11, 6:00am @ Christian Reformed Church, Maundy Thursday/Communion-April 13, 6:30pm, Good Friday-April 14, 6:30pm, Easter Sunrise Service w/Communion-April 16, 6:30am, LYF Easter Breakfast, 7:30-9:00am and Easter Service w/Communion 9:00am.
STEWARDSHIP QUOTE: “When a strong man, fully armed, guards his own palace, his goods are safe; 22 but when one stronger than he attacks him and overcomes him, he takes away his armor in which he trusted and divides his spoil.” Jesus has disarmed Satan in a most unusual way: He has disarmed him by allowing Satan to cast all his weapons into Jesus. Satan has nothing left to attack us with: he spent it all on Jesus. And now Jesus is our Stronger Man. He guards and keeps us and ours – and we have none to fear. Luke 11:21-22
LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICES: Although they are often composed of idiotic husbands, smug wives and smart-aleck children, TV sit-com families can be admired for one thing: they don’t spend most of their time watching television. What can you do this week to serve or love someone in Jesus name? Lutheran Family Service (712-276-9000, 4301 Sergeant Rd, Ste 203, Sioux City, IA
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ,
As we continue our journey through the liturgy that we use every week in our church service, we enter into a portion that is used only twice a month (sometimes three times if there is a fifth Sunday.) This part of the service is referred to as “The Service of Sacrament”. Early Christians began using the Latin phrase sacramentum, which means “mystery”, to describe this portion of the service. In the Service of the Sacrament, we see the mystery of God being present among us as we teach and confess that the Body and Blood of Jesus Christ is in, with, and under the bread and wine. The Service of the Sacrament prepares our hearts to receive this mystery.
P The Lord be with you.
C And also with you.
The salutation given at the beginning of the Service of the Sacrament asks the Lord be present for both the congregation and the pastor. It is a mutual sharing and caring among the people of God.
P Lift up your hearts.
C We lift them to the Lord.
This phrase and response come from Lamentations 3:41 and Psalm 86:4. We speak these words in anticipation of receiving the powerful gift of grace from our Lord and Savior. This dialogue reminds us to place our focus on the spiritual things from above. We are to reflect on the greatness of God that caused Him to send Jesus to die and rise for us.
P Let us give thanks to the Lord our God.
C It is right to give Him thanks and praise.
As we have now greeted each other, remembered to place our hearts and minds on the spiritual things above, we now take a moment to thank our God for the gifts we are about to receive. This phrase and response could be compared to “saying grace” before a meal.
P It is truly good, right, and salutary that we should at all times and in all places give thanks to You, O Lord, holy Father, almighty and everlasting God, … Therefore with angels and archangels and with all the company of heaven we laud and magnify Your glorious name, evermore praising You and saying:
After these general phrases and responses, we continue our liturgy in a more specific way. The prayer called the “Proper Preface” changes with the season of the church year. The introduction and conclusion remain the same throughout the whole year, but the middle of the prayer reflects the history of God's work among his people. These words will remind the hearers of the basic focus of the season that they are in. For example, during Lent, the prayer will focus on the suffering and death of Christ, and during the Christmas season, it will remark on the wonderful birth of Immanuel.
God's blessings to you all!