Announcements for April 7, 2019

2019 Lenten Midweek Theme: “Artisans of the Crucifixion”

This year our Lenten midweek focus features monologues of five craftspeople and their unique perspectives on the events of Jesus’ crucifixion. Please come and enter into Christ’s Passion through the eyes of those who played important, yet background, roles in the story.

Outside Clean Up | 9:00 am – Saturday, April 13

It’s that time again!  Time to spruce up the church grounds.  Please join us as we do a little manual labor and get the outside of the church ready for spring!  As my father-in-law used to say, “Many hands make light work.”    And check out the lawn mowing sign up sheet on the kiosk in the vestibule!

Flood Relief Assistance

If you would like to support the relief efforts of Lutheran Disaster Response in the flooded areas of Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska, please make out your check to “Southeastern Iowa Synod” with a memo indicating flood relief. The synod will make sure it reaches it’s destination. Thank you!

Easter “Prize” Donations NEEDED!

Please put your candy, small toys or stickers in the box on top of the mailboxes.

Changes to SCRIP

Our SCRIP program is in need of a champion! Through SCRIP churches and nonprofits may offer store cards for purchase in exchange for a percentage of return. The St. Paul SCRIP program has been in effect for many years, but will be discontinued soon in the absence of a manager. If you are interested in leading SCRIP, or in finding out more about the program, please contact Meisha or Pastor Joel at 462-4270.


Do you have a quilt that you would like to share?  St. Paul will be participating in the “Airing of the Quilts” on April 27th.  Please contact Liz Hansen 515-462-3987 if you would like to display your favorite or vintage quilt.  More info to come!

Bible Study | Between Services Today

Please join Twila Seibert in the Chapel following the 8:00 service to explore the book of Hebrews and learn about the importance of hearing the word and living as a Christian community.


What’s Happening at Youth Group  |   April 10th

Nate is back from paternity leave!  Come meet Ezekiel Mason this Wednesday as we compete in the “Baby Olympics”.

Parent Volunteers NEEDED | April 17 @ 6:30

In preparation for the St. Paul Easter Egg Hunt, Courtney will be having an “egg stuffing” party at 6:30pm on  Wednesday, April 17.  If several adults help, 30 minutes of your time should be enough to get the job done.  Thanks!

“Our Faith in Film”, A Special Lenten Series

This special film series is an ecumenical and missional project of Winterset’s churches in cooperation with The Iowa Theater. The goals are to share our faith during the season of Lent through well-chosen films, promote the unity of our faith communities, and provide social ministries to Madison County citizens.

In partnership with The Iowa, these films have been selected:

April 10, 7:00 pm Way Back Wednesday – King of Kings
April 11, 7:00 pm Contemporary Film – Risen
April 12, 7:00 pm Family Friendly – The Prince of Egypt
April 13, 1:00 pm  The Classic – The Ten Commandments

All showings are free and open to the public.  Good will offerings will be taken at each showing. Canned goods, paper products, and personal care items for all ages will be collected for Matura Madison Outreach. Cash and check donations will be split among CRISP, Matura Madison Outreach, and the Furniture Ministry program.

Riverside Registration is Now Open!

If you would like to register your child for one of the summer camps offered at Riverside Lutheran Camp, please visit click HERE click on “Registration”, and follow the directions. Be sure to check the box for MEMBER CONGREGATION. When you arrive at the payment screen, use TRANSFER CODE  “SPW19” and your amount will decrease by 50% of the camp price. Please contact the church office with questions.

Bibles for Third Graders on Palm Sunday

This Palm Sunday (April 14) at both services we will present Bibles to Third Graders and Confirmation students who have not yet received one. Students will receive bibles from their parents along with their confirmation verse. Recipients, please check in with Twila before worship that day. Come, celebrate this time-honored St. Paul tradition!

Fellowship Groups

Please review the Fellowship Group list on the kiosk in the narthex, click HERE and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Hospitality Groups 2019” for details about your group membership and to verify your contact information. Thank you!

April 10 – Groups J, K & L

MATURA Food Pantry

No foolin!  We will be collecting for the MATURA food pantry on Monday April 8th.  Please give what you can.


A ring was found the other day here at the church.  Please call Bea (515-971-9160) to identify and claim it.