MUFFINS FOR MITES Please join us in fellowship today as the Priscilla Guild sponsors "Muffins for Mites". Your fellowship donations will go to support the continued mission work of the LWML.
LIFETOUCH PHOTO DIRECTORY It’s not too late to sign up for our upcoming photography event! Photography session times are still available. The photography dates are Wednesday, September and 4 and Thursday, September 5 from 2-9pm. Head to our website, splcmv.org, and click on the sign up now link on the homepage, or sign up at the table in the Narthex this morning. Every participating family receives a free 8x10 portrait and a printed copy of our directory. Be a part of it. Sign up today! I still need a volunteer to check people in for their photo on Thurs., Sept. 5 from 6—9pm. Please sign up at the table in the Narthex today. Thanks! Tracy
CARPET CLEANING The Sunday School wing carpets will be cleaned this Wednesday, August 28 at 9am. Volunteers are needed at 7pm on Monday the 26th to move items out of the rooms. Contact Jim Kain for more information.
Gary & Deloris Petersen will be moving to Newton, IA on Saturday, August 31. Helpers are needed to help them load the U-haul that morning at 10am. Their address is 601 Crestview Drive #15 in Mechanicsville. Call the Petersens if you can help at 319-521-4126.
Volunteers are needed to mow Julia Herboldsheimer’s lawn this summer/fall (107 Grant Ave., Lisbon). Julia has a working mower, or you may bring your own mower. Signup (by the week) is on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.
USHERS NEEDED We are in need of individuals, couples, or families to volunteer as ushers/greeters for the March/June/September/December quarterly rotation. Volunteers are asked to usher/greet once (sometimes twice) during each of these months. The duties include greeting and handing out bulletins before the service, taking offering, and directing communion participants on communion Sundays. I do my best to schedule volunteers on Sundays they are available. Please sign up in the Narthex. Thank you! Tracy
NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR
Sunday School for all ages starts on September 8
Sunday School for ages 3 through adult will start on September 8 at 8:15am. A nursery is available for children under age 3. We are excited to use the new Enduring Faith curriculum which brings together Biblical knowledge with life application for all ages. This means our whole congregation will be studying the same lesson, which should spark some interesting discussion at home.
The children will be singing a few of their VBS songs during worship on September 8. We will practice that morning during the Sunday School opening.
Rally Day Potluck
The congregation is invited to share in a potluck celebrating the start of Sunday School. It will take place on Sept. 8 following worship. Please bring food to share, and plan to enjoy a time of fellowship together.
We still have a few spots to fill for teaching! We need the following teachers and helpers:
· Preschool (1)
· Preschool helper (2)
· Jr. & Sr. High – 7th-12th grade (1)
If you’re willing to help out, please sign up on the table in the Narthex, or talk to me about which class might be a good fit for your skills.
Sunday School Teachers’ meeting on August 28
Sunday School teachers will meet at 6pm on the evening of August 28 at the church. We will go over the new Sunday School curriculum, distribute materials, and answer questions. This is also a good time to coordinate with your team teacher to determine how you wish to split up responsibilities.
The Tech-Wise Family
We will be using Andy Crouch’s book, “The Tech-Wise Family”, for both the young families Bible study and the Wednesday evening (7pm) adult Bible study. This book discusses some everyday steps to help put technology in its proper place. I would encourage all adults to plan to participate in one of these book discussions if possible. More information will be posted soon.
Aug. 28 – Sunday School Teachers’ Meeting
Sept. 8 – Rally Day, Sunday School begins; Congregation Potluck
Sept. 11 – Adult Bible Study
Oct. 6 – Young Families Bible Study
NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR
Middle School Upcoming Events
Sunday, September 8 – Rally Day
Sunday, September 11 – Midweek Starts 5:30pm
Sunday, September 15 – Youth provide fellowship and serve (Meat /Cheese Provided)
Sunday, September 22 - Youth Night 5-7pm
Senior High Upcoming Events
Sunday, September 8 - Rally Day
Sunday, September 8 - HS youth Kick-off cookout 6pm
Sunday, September 15 - Youth provide fellowship and serve (Meat /Cheese Provided)
Sunday, September 22 - Youth Night 6-8:15pm
LWR This fall the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for PERSONAL CARE KITS for Lutheran World relief. A list of needed items will be in the Narthex this week. Contact Gloria Krob for more information.
ALTAR FLOWERS There is a flower chart posted on the bulletin board. If you would like to provide altar flowers, please sign your name and write the occasion for which the flowers are being provided.
IDE LWLM RETREAT The women of the Cedar Rapids Zone LWML invite you to join us for the Fall Retreat at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca on September 6-7, 2019. There will be fun, fellowship, and growth in God’s Word with our sisters in Christ. This year for the first time ever there will also be a children’s program on Saturday! Bring your children ages 3-6th grade(ish) with you to camp. They are welcome to spend the night. DCE Emma from St. Paul’s in Marion will have activities planned for them. More information and registration forms are in the Narthex.
BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: What’s your favorite cookie? Over 53% of Americans choose chocolate chip. Whatever your favorite, bake a batch this week to share. Perhaps with the elderly couple who sit beside you at church, a teen who just went off to college, or your pastor in appreciation for him. Continue to find ways to share God’s love with others. The smallest of gestures can make a big difference! Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or www.lutheranfamilyservice.org)
PRAYERS THIS WEEK Mark Scheer, Carol Wulf, Julia Herboldsheimer, Kay Hertzler, Dale Maas, Gary Petersen, Deloris Petersen, Susan Schmidt, Ron Hertzler, Mike Bonnstetter, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Bryan Mason, Jim Steinberg, Cathy Troll, Kent Hill, Rev. David Renfro, Aïchatou Johnson, Pat Allard, David Feltz, Tate Little, Sherry Tobin, Janet Borin, Sandi Stelken, John Turner, Jack Wagner, Linda Eriksen, Mike Sullivan, Charlie Dacken, Ron (nephew of Butch & Nancy Wittich), Pete Jurgens, Bill Peterson
STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Worship Service: 67 Wed. Evening Service: 5
Last Sunday: $ 2,787 Goal: $ 3,882
This Year: $ 119,817 Goal: $128,106