Noteworthy News 7/28/19

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The quarterly voters’ assembly/potluck is TODAY following the worship service. All are encouraged to attend.  

WEDNESDAY SERVICE We will have an Evening Prayer Service with communion this Wednesday, July 31 at 6:30pm. All are welcome. 

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. 

LIFETOUCH PHOTO DIRECTORYYou are invited to participate in our upcoming professional photography session. The photography dates are Wednesday, September and 4 and Thursday, September 5 from 2-9pm. To schedule your appointment, visit our website, splcmv.org, and click on the signup link on our homepage. Or call the church office during office hours.  

OUTREACH OPPORTUNITIESVolunteers 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. This week needs to be covered. 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 final workdays will be Saturday, August 10 and Saturday, August 24 from 8am-5pm. Signup to volunteer in the Narthex. Contact Willis Wulf for more information.  

Join us for “Sundaes on Sunday”, an outreach event in Solon from 2-4pm on Sunday, August 25th at Randall Park.  Free ice cream with toppings will be served along with church information.  This event will be advertised in Solon area papers.  There is a signup sheet on the table in the Narthex for those interested in helping to greet and socialize with attendees.  Help us get the word out, and come show your support by joining us in Solon.  Contact Terry or Jo Klooster for more information.    

NEW WEBSITE Our congregation has a new website! Designed to work equally well on your computer, tablet, or smartphone, splcmv.org provides a convenient way to check the Noteworthy News, church calendar, and see upcoming events. There are pages for the youth groups and family life activities. And now, you can even listen to past sermons. Be sure to check it out, and let us know if there’s something we can improve. 

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 website: splcmv.org. The sermon podcast page is located in the multimedia menu. 

PASTOR’S MINUTEYOU ARE NOT ALONE: during the months of August & September Pastor Hansen will be delivering one-minute radio messages from St. Paul Lutheran Church.  The subject is “You Are Not Alone”.  They will be broadcast on 600AM WMT on Monday, Friday, & Sunday between 6-9am.  They will be broadcast on 98.1FM KHAK on Monday, Wednesday, Friday, & Sunday between 7pm and midnight.  Contact Terry or Jo Klooster for more information.      

LWR During July the Priscilla Guild is collecting items for SCHOOL KITS for Lutheran World Relief. Lists of items currently needed for the kits are on the LWR table in the Narthex (please take one). NO pencil sharpeners are needed at this time. Please follow the specific guidelines for donated items. 

THANK YOU for the beautiful cards, all the prayers on my behalf, and all the calls of concern when Ron returned home from the hospital after my surgery. It’s wonderful having a church family and a wonderful Pastor! Your Sister in Christ, Kay Hertzler 

NEWS FROM THE YOUTH COORDINATOR  

Middle School and High School Youth

Sauerkraut Days, August 16-17
If any youth are interested in helping in the stand let me know. High school youth can just sign up. If any Middle School youth are interested in working, please let me know, and we can work together.

End-of-the-summer Event
MS and HS youth – We are having our end-of-the-summer event on Tuesday, August 20th. Watch for details in noteworthy news and emails!                                                                                

Higher Things Youth 

August 11 (Higher Things Youth)
We will have the Higher Things brunch and presentation during fellowship.  The youth will provide fellowship food and drink.  Please plan on attending to thank the congregation for all their support! 

Sonya Sullivan

 NEWS FROM THE FAMILY LIFE COORDINATOR  

 VBS Thanks
We had a great week at our Miraculous Mission VBS.  We had 32 children attending – about one-third
were from outside of the congregation. This wouldn’t be possible without the great help of our wonderful volunteers.  Thanks to all who helped, especially Jeff Adrian, Susan Adrian, Azaelea Andrews, Brenda Bany, Molly Bany, Megan Baumler, Kim Blanchard, Julie Golberg, Pastor Hansen, Kay Heck, Andy Hepker, Bryce Hepker, Jill Hepker, Lauren Hepker, Amanda Kahl, Jo Klooster, Sue Lacy, Sue Margheim, Erica McConaughy, Shawn McConaughy, Ashley Shultz, Sydney Shultz, Mollie Snedden, Sonya Sullivan, and Jessie Von Behren. 

Sunday School Starts on Sept. 8
Mark your calendars for Rally Day in September when Sunday School starts back up after our summer break.  We will have classes available for children ages 3 – high school, as well as an adult Bible study.  Childcare will be provided for those with children under age 3.  Check the table in the Narthex for a sign-up sheet for Sunday School teachers and helpers. 

Upcoming Dates
July 31 – Adult Bible Study
Aug. 7, 14 – Adult Bible Study
Sept. 8 – Sunday School starts                                            

Julie Baumler

BUILDING HEALTHY FAMILIES Did You Know: Lutheran Family Service offers hope to those facing an unplanned pregnancy. Professional counselors will travel to young women wherever they are and share life-affirming choices in their time of need. “Children are a heritage from the Lord, offspring a reward from him.” Psalm 127:3 Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or www.lutheranfamilyservice.org) 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK 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, Ron (nephew of Butch & Nancy Wittich), Stephanie Arnholz and family, family of Phyllis Bishop

STATISTICS LAST WEEK
Worship Service:
 78

CONTRIBUTIONS
Last Sunday:
$   4,265             Goal: $   3,882
This Year:     $ 107,956            Goal: $112,578