Noteworthy News 8/11/19

HIGHER THINGS THANK YOU BRUNCH Join us today after worship for the Higher Things youth thank you brunch. The participants will be serving the brunch and giving a presentation on their experience at the conference held this past month in Mequon, WI. Everyone is invited to attend!

 SAUERKRAUT DAYS August 16-17 - 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.

PHOTO DIRECTORY You are invited to participate in our upcoming professional photography session for a new church directory. The photography dates are Wednesday, September and 4 and Thursday, September 5 from 2-9pm. SCHEDULE YOUR APPOINTMENT IN THE NARTHEX TODAY. Or you may sign up online at any time at You may also call the church office during office hours to schedule your appointment. All participants get a directory and a free 8 x 10. We want everyone to be included!

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. 

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. We hope to complete the project on 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. 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, 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: 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 This summer 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.


Sunday School Starts on Sept. 8 – Teachers Needed
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.  Please consider volunteering to help teach a class. We still need teachers for preschool (including helpers), kindergarten, and Jr. High/High School.  The teacher and helper signup sheet is on the table in the Narthex.

Teacher Meeting on Aug. 28
We will have a Sunday School teachers’ meeting on Wed., Aug. 28 at 6:00 p.m. We will go over and distribute the new materials.  All teachers are encouraged to attend.

Upcoming Dates
Aug. 14 – Adult Bible Study
Aug. 28 – Sunday School Teachers’ Meeting, 6pm
Sept. 8 – Sunday School starts                                            

Julie Baumler


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 emails with more information! Looking forward to seeing everybody!

Sonya Sullivan

LWML 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: The elevation of Mount Everest is 29,029 feet. Does it ever feel as though there’s a mountain standing in your way? Matthew 17:20 states, “He replied, ‘…if you have faith as small as a mustard see, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” Lutheran Family Service counselors are ready and willing to talk through the challenges of life that you are facing. Lutheran Family Service (Quad Cities Area 563-359-0696 or 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Julia Herboldsheimer, Debra Kurth, 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), Stephanie Arenholz and family, Pete Jurgens, Bill Peterson

Congratulations to Chelsey Shultz and Logan Ransier who were married here at St. Paul on August 3.

Worship Service:
86    Wed. Evening Service: 5

Last Sunday:
$   2,195             Goal: $   3,882
This Year:     $ 112,450            Goal: $120,342