Welcome to St. Paul’s Lutheran Church
Sunday Services 8:45am
Sunday School Sunday’s 10:00am (Fall, Winter, Spring)
Sr. LYF 2nd Sunday 10:00am (Falls, Winter, Spring)
Communion 1st, 3rd & 5th Sunday
Pastor Todd Bunge
Church Phone: (St. Paul’s) 712-278-2324 or (Trinity) 551-2743
Pastor’s email: firstname.lastname@example.org
St. Paul’s email: email@example.com
St. Paul’s website: http://stpaulsireton.blogspot.com
4th S. a. the Epiphany-January 31, 2016
BLESSED BY THE MEANS OF GRACE LAST WEEK
Divine Service 138 Sunday School 33
Brenna Reinking & Kamryn Rus
*Marty Toczek, Mark & Jeanna Negaard, Lyle & Angela Ten Napel
Elder of the Month:
Gloria Ping, Denice Ping, Marilyn Rostermundt
THIS WEEK WITH GOD
Sunday: 8:45 a.m. – Divine Service w/Communion
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School/Voter’s Meeting
Wednesday: 5:45 p.m. – Confirmation Classes
Next Sunday: 8:45 a.m. – Divine Service w/Communion
10:00 a.m. – Sunday School
2:00 p.m. – Installation of Pastor Boothby
In Our Prayers:
From our congregation: Jacob Hoogland, Phyllis Winterfeld (shoulder surgery), Bev Schlumbohm (cancer), Eleanor Marienau (cancer), Pastor Boothby and his family
Other requests: Jesse (Sonichsen) West, Shirley Cain (brain tumor), Curtis DeVries (cancer)
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
COLLECTION FOR BOOTHBY’S: We have a collection plate set up by the back church doors for monetary or gift card donations for the Boothby’s. Today is the last day for donations. With the money collected we will purchase gift cards from businesses in town and around the area.
VOTER’S MEETING: Today is our Quarterly Voter’s Meeting following coffee time in the fellowship hall.
INSTALLATION OF PASTOR BOOTHBY: Installation for Pastor Boothby will be next Sunday, February 7th at 2:00pm. President Turner will deliver the message. Cake will follow in the fellowship hall.
WELCOME POTLUCK: There will be a welcome to St. Paul’s potluck for the Boothby’s, Sunday, February 14th at 11:30am in the fellowship hall. Bring your favorite potluck dish. Tableware and drinks will be provided. Contact Cheryl Ten Napel with questions.
NAME TAGS: Name tags will be available in the Narthex for everyone to sign and wear when Pastor Boothby begins so he and Rachel can learn who all of us are.
LENTEN LUNCH SIGNUP: The LWL Ladies would like some extra sandwich makers for the Lenten Services. A signup sheet is in the Narthex. They would like to have 5 for Ash Wednesday and 4 for the rest of them. Questions? Contact Jean Bertram.
CHURCH CANCELLATION: Please check Trinity’s Facebook page or listen to KSOU 93.9FM if church would be cancelled due to the weather and Pastor Bunge not being able to make it to St. Paul’s.
LOOKING AHEAD: Ash Wednesday: February 10, Lenten services: February 17, 24, March 2, 9, 16 with LWL sandwich lunch to follow, Palm Sunday: March 20, Maundy Thursday: March 24, Good Friday: March 25 and Easter: March 27.
Well St. Paul’s, another vacancy is coming to an end… and we are all probably praying that this will be the last one for a looong, looong time!
It is, however, always a joy to serve you. Your congregation has good spiritual health and a wealth of volunteers that always pull together and make sure things get done.
With that being said… (Uh-oh, now what?) …with that being said, I am compelled to remind you that Pastor Michael Boothby is NOT Pastor Paul Sieveking… …Pastor Michael Boothby is NOT Pastor Warren Prochnow, Pastor Michael Boothby is NOT Pastor Marcel Kohlmeyer, and Pastor Michael Boothby is NOT Pastor Andy Carlson.
I know that you already know this, but it is important to remind you that Pastor Michael Boothby is his own man, and will shepherd you with his own God-given style. Try to remember this without doing the inevitable mental comparisons of, “Well, our old pastor used to do this…” Who cares what any of those former men did? All of them have moved on and are long gone. And as long as whatever your pastor does is faithful to the Word of God, that’s all that really matters.
Also, please remember the Boothby family is a young family, so don’t expect Pastor Boothby to always be out and about in the community all the time. His first responsibility in life is actually not to St. Paul’s, but to his wife and kids. And don’t expect Rachel Boothby to be “Mrs. St. Paul’s.” A congregation calls a pastor, NOT a pastor’s wife and kids. So it is unfair to expect her to automatically be involved in everything.
That’s all the reminding I’ll do. We’ll still see each other as Pastor Boothby and I have already talked about covering for each other during vacations and such. Blessings on your continued mission of furthering the Gospel through St. Paul’s and to the world! It has been a pleasure to serve you these past 6 ½ months.
In His service,
Pastor Todd Bunge
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