Monday, March 30, 2015

 Welcome to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church

Ireton, IA



Worship Schedule

Sunday Services 9:00am

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



Holy Week Schedule

 Men’s Prayer Breakfast @ St. Paul’s-March 31, 6:00am

Maundy Thursday, April 2, 7:00pm

 Good Friday-April 3, 7:00pm

 Easter Service at Cemetery-April 5, 6:50am

 Easter Sunrise Service- 7:30am

 LYF Breakfast-8:45am-Ireton Community Center








ImportedPhotos00007 Pastor Andrew Carlson

Church Phone: 712-278-2324

Pastor’s email:

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Palm Sunday-March 29, 2015


Divine Service         149                 Sunday School Attendance        

Lent Service            72



Organist: Jean Bertram

Acolytes: Mitchell Gradert & Ryan Ping

Greeters: *Val Hultquist, Thad & Trisha Finzen, Arven & Patti Koopmans

Elder of the Month:  Lyle Ten Napel

Altar Guild: Connie Koopmans, Missy Eilts, Kathy Heuer







Offering Last Week Budgeted Needed to Date Giving  
To Date
Mission   220.00    112.50    3740.00      4024.00            +284.00
Home 3110.00         3796.50   37320.00 30530.30





Sunday:                               9:00 a.m. – Palm Sunday/Confirmation/Communion                                  

Tuesday:                             6:00 a.m. – Men’s Prayer Breakfast, St. Paul’s

Thursday:                            7:00 p.m. – Maundy Thursday Service/Communion                                       

Friday:                                7:00 p.m. – Good Friday Service                                       

Saturday:                           9:00 a.m. – Easter Breakfast Set up                                 

Next Sunday:                     6:45 a.m. – Service at Cemetery

                                          7:30 a.m. – Easter Sunrise Service/Communion 


In Our Prayers: 

From our congregation:  Jeff Eilts (more tests for colon cancer), Rod Kuecker (fungus), Jacob Hoogland, Lloyd Eilts (cancer), Jack Ping, Judy Childress (hip surgery),Neva Van Donge (heart attack), Bill Revell (shoulder surgery)

Other requests:  Jesse Sonichsen, Sandy Gregg (brain tumor),  Shirley Cain (tumor on brain),  Curtis DeVries (cancer),  Janet Brown (cancer), Stephanie Watson (brain tumor surgery), Mary Beth Hendricks, Family of Charlotte De Young (Mother of Janet Vlotho)

Servicemen: 1SG. Mike Shannon, TSgt. Jesse Richardson, HM3 Rodrigo Banda, SSgt Adam Cartright, RPI Celeste Wiltz, CPL Aaron Hoogland, RPI Celeste Wiltz

Missionaries: Shaun Daugherty: Missionaries in China, Rev. Henry Witte: Missionary to Hispanics



CONFIRMATION TODAY: Those getting confirmed today are Laney Bonnema, Russell Coons, Abigail Kaskie, Chase Koopmans, Conner Koopmans, Cali Liston, Sydney Reinking, Trevor Schuller and Kory Van Oort.

HAPPY 90TH BIRTHDAY: Leona Koopmans turned 90 this past Thursday, March 26th. Her family is providing cake today in Leona’s honor and for the confirmation class.

SUNDAY SCHOOL SINGING: All Sunday School children will be singing today and also next Sunday for Easter. There will be no Sunday School today or next Sunday.

MEN’S PRAYER BREAKFAST: The Men’s Prayer Breakfast will be at St. Paul’s this Tuesday, March 31st at 6:00am.

MAUNDY THURSDAY AND GOOD FRIDAY: Our Maundy Thursday communion service will be this Thursday, April 2nd and our Good Friday service on Friday, April 3rd. Both services will be at 7:00pm.

ALTAR GUILD MEMBERS: We would like all Altar Guild members to be at the Maundy Thursday service to help strip the altar at the end of the service and get things ready for the Good Friday service.

LYF EASTER BREAKFAST SET-UP: The LYF will meet at the Community Center this Saturday April 4th at 9:00am to set-up for the Easter Breakfast. Following set-up, we will be heading to Sioux Center as a group for Mexican food at Los Tulipanes. We would like everyone to be at the Community Center by 6:30am on Easter Sunday. Let me know if you have any questions! Thanks to everyone for your help!

PRAYER SERVICE AT CEMETERY: The Ireton Pastors will meet at the cemetery at 6:45am next Sunday Easter morning for a prayer service for the promise of the resurrection and a remembrance of those called home to heaven in the past year. Those called home were Fred Holtrop and Eloise Heuer. Everyone is invited to join them for this time of prayer.

EASTER SUNDAY: Next Sunday, April 5th we will have our Easter Sunrise Communion Service at 7:30am with the LYF Easter Breakfast to follow at 8:45am in the Community Center.

EASTER BREAKFAST SIGN-UP SHEET IS FULL!  A copy of the signup sheet is in the Narthex for reference. All donations can be dropped anytime in the church basement fridge or the room west of the kitchen.  Huge THANKS to EVERYONE for their donations!  Questions – Contact Ashley Steckelberg at 712-551-7604 or Dani Gradert 7125-540-3227.

LYF BREAKFAST MENU: The LYF Easter Breakfast will be next Sunday following the Easter service at the Community Center. The meal will be Eggs, Pancakes, Sausage, Cinnamon Rolls, Fruit Salad and Drinks. The meal is free will donation.

VBS FUNDRAISER & NEEDED ITEMS:  We will be having the Ireton VBS Fundraiser Supper on Wednesday, April 8th from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Ireton Community Center.  Sioux County Pork Producers will be grilling pork loin and we will also be serving cheesy potatoes, macaroni salad, oreo salad, drink and ice cream.  This is a free will donation event with bake sale items also available. Bake sale items may be dropped off at the Community Center April 7th from 3:30-7:00 or April 8th starting at 1:00pm.  If you are willing to donate your time for set up / clean up, please let LeaAnnn know.

They are also in need of coffee cans and clean/dry gallon milk jugs with lids. A box is set up in the Narthex for these items. Ireton VBS will be held August 3 – 6 (6:00 – 8:30 p.m.) at the First Reformed Church.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: Thank you to the servants of St. Paul Lutheran for baking and donating 500 cookies to our fundraiser meal at the Sioux Center Indoor Fair. There were 8 left at the end of the night, so we know they were enjoyed! Thank you for blessing our ministry with your resources and talents! ~ Siouxland Habitat for Humanity

QUARTERLY VOTER’S MEETING: Our next Voter’s Meeting will be Sunday, April 26th following coffee time.




“For whatever was written in former days was written for our instruction, that through endurance and through the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope.” (ESV Romans 15:4)

“Hope (noun): 1. The feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best. 2. A person or thing in which expectations are centered.” (

A life lived without hope is like a life lived without love. It would be a miserable existence indeed. Hope sustains us through the difficult times we experience. Hope doesn’t exist by itself. Hope needs an object. What person or thing is your hope centered in? If we place our hope in persons or things, we can lose hope when things don’t go according to plan.

The Bible encourages us to put our hope in God and His promises to us. This Easter season we celebrate the hope we have in Jesus. His promise of forgiveness and eternal life to all who believe and are baptized, gives us hope in the midst of the “valley of the shadow of death”.

Every Sunday we have the opportunity to rejoice in the hope we have of “the resurrection of the dead and life everlasting.”

Pastor Andrew Carlson





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