Noteworthy News 7/14/19

SPECIAL OFFERING Today we are taking a freewill offering for Lutheran Family Service. LFS is a human service agency that serves individuals, couples, families and children in need through counseling, support groups, etc. Adoption services are also available. For more information go to There is also and information sheet about LFS on the table in the Narthex. There is a donation basket in the Narthex.

HIGHER THINGS Please keep the Higher Things youth and their chaperones in your prayers this week as they attend the conference in Mequon, Wisconsin. They will be gone Tuesday through Friday. Pastor Hansen will be traveling with the group. In case of emergency during this time, please contact Pastor Buchmueller at 417-380-4299 (this is his cell phone, so you can reach him even when he’s working at Mercy, and he will help as you he is able). Or you may call Tracy during office hours at 895-8772 or cell 319-826-4435. (Tracy will be out of the office on Wednesday, July 17.)

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck this Tuesday, July 16 at 12 noon at the church. All are welcome!

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly voters’ assembly/potluck will be Sunday, July 28 following the worship service. There will be a prep meeting for the assembly on Sunday, July 21 following the worship service. All reports for the meeting packet are due to Tracy by Wednesday, July 24. 

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIES Volunteers are needed to mow Julia Herboldsheimer’s lawn this summer (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.

Volunteers are needed to finish a St. Paul community outreach project here in Mt. Vernon. The project is demolishing and rebuilding a covered porch of a community member. The next workday will be Saturday, July 20 from 8am-5pm. The plan is to finish the project that day. Signup to volunteer in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information. 

SAUERKRAUT DAYS in Lisbon will be held August 16-17, and our church will again be having a food booth. We need some items donated, and cash donations are appreciated. Cash donations can be marked as such and put in the collection plate or given to Willis Wulf. Signup sheets for working and for donating items are on the table in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.


VBS Volunteer Meeting & Decorating Prep
We will have a meeting for VBS volunteers on Tuesday, July 16 at 6pm. We will hand out materials, go over schedules, and discuss safety procedures for the week.  We will spend some time after the meeting preparing VBS decorations.  All VBS volunteers and church members are welcome to help.

Lift off for an intergalactic adventure and learn about God’s plan of salvation from creation to the cross! Keep Jesus and His Gospel at the center of your children’s VBS experience with Miraculous Mission at St. Paul on the evenings of July 21-25. 

Register for VBS
We are now collecting registrations for children ages 3 through entering 5th grade.  You can register online at the church website,, or you may use the paper copies that are on the table in the Narthex.  Please place completed registrations in the Baumler mailbox.

Invite Your Friends
We would love for you to invite your friends, neighbors, and family members to VBS.  There are some postcards on the table in the Narthex that you can share  with  those you   would like to invite.  We will take  registrations  up through the week of VBS.

Items Needed for VBS
We need the following items for VBS decorating and crafts:

·         Cardboard paper towel rolls (place in Sunday School office by next Sunday)

·         White Christmas lights with white cords (place in Sunday School office by this Tuesday)

·         Large, appliance-sized cardboard (place in library by this Tues.)

Thank You!
Thanks to everyone who helped out with the parade entry for Heritage Days!

Upcoming Dates
July 16 – VBS Volunteer meeting, 6 p.m.
July 17 – VBS Decorating, 9 a.m.
July 17 – Adult Bible Study, 6:30 p.m.
July 21 – 25 – VBS, 6-8 p.m.

Julie Baumler

SERMON PODCASTS NOW AVAILABLE You can now listen to Sunday’s sermon as a podcast. You can subscribe to the SPLCMV Sermon Podcast on your smartphone/tablet through the Apple Podcast/iTunes app or the Google Podcast/Play Store app. Or you can go directly to the sermon podcast on our updated website: The sermon podcast page is located in the multimedia menu.

LWR During July the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for baby care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). Please follow the specific guidelines. Also on the table are directions for fleece blankets if you would like to contribute in that way as well.

I BELIEVE IN CAMP FUNDRAISER Show your support for Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca’s mission of providing Christ-centered outdoor recreation and education by attending our I Believe in Camp Fundraiser Auction on Saturday, July 27! The auction is slated to begin at 1pm in the Alpha Lodge. You can see the fantastic auction items at our website, We need your attendance to help make this day a success! If you’re looking to win a camp scholarship for 2020, our runs get started at 10am! The 1-mile is for kids 13 and under, and the 5K is for both kids and adults. The top three placers win camp scholarships for 2020, including full-ride scholarships for the top-placers! Come out beforehand to enjoy some camp activities such as horseback rides, hayrack rides, archery, canoeing, the climbing wall & zip line, and swimming beginning at 11am and after the auction. Burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips, and beverages will be available for purchase in the canteen. Thank you for believing in the mission of Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, and we look forward to seeing you on Saturday, July 27!  

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: It’s been said that children may not always be good at listening to their parents, but they never fail to imitate them. The words you speak are less important that the every-day life you lead. Your children (and grandchildren) are constantly learning about life by watching you. What an immense responsibility. What an incredible privilege! Pray that God will help you to be the kind of adult that you want your child (or grandchild) to become. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Higher Things participants, 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, Bill Freiburger, John Turner, Jack Wagner, Linda Eriksen, Mike Sullivan, Charlie Dacken, family of Ray Briley


Worship Service: 70   Wednesday Evening Prayer Service: 9


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