Announcements for August 11, 2019

Pastor’s Celebration and Best Wishes | Sunday, August 11th

Please join us Sunday at 10:15 after church for a celebration honoring Pastor Joel and his family for his 10 years of ministry at St. Paul. We’ll enjoy fellowship with a brunch, song, and stories as we express both our appreciation for Pastor Joel’s time with us and our best wishes as he answers his call to Redeemer Lutheran in Bettendorf, IA.

RETURN to regular service schedule |  Sunday, September 8th

Starting September 8th we will return to our regular two-service schedule.  Sunday morning services will be held at 8:00 and 10:30am.

HungerFight  |  Friday, August 30th – car pool meet at 4:15pm

Meals from the Heartland’s annual HungerFight at Hy-Vee Hall  is approaching.  For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat.  Matthew 20:35   Georgine has registered “Team St Paul Lutheran” to join in the 12th Annual Hunger Fight again this year. We are scheduled for Friday, August 30th from 5:30-7:30. We will meet at the church to car pool at 4:15 and leave promptly at 4:30. You are welcome to meet us at Hy-Vee Hall, but plan to arrive early! If you have helped package meals before you know how fun and rewarding this ministry is.  Please join us if you are a 1st timer!


  • Be able to stand for 2 hours.
  • Should probably be 6 years of age or older.  (Younger children are welcome but need to have one on one assistance.)
  • Personal belongings should be left at home or in your vehicle.

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For more information please contact Georgine Bellamy, or 515 468-0636.


If you want to put an announcement in the bulletin, please email your copy ready announcement to Meisha at by Wednesday at noon.  THANKS!!

Missing extension cord

The church is missing a heavier white extra long extension cord.  It is usually found by the smaller vacuum cleaner.  If you know where it is, please let the office know or return as soon as possible.   THANKS!!

Blue Plastic Inflatable Bubble Suit | In hallway by the coat rack

If this is your item, please take it home or it will be disposed of.

What happens next?

The council is currently hard at work securing an interim pastor and organizing our fall schedule of activities.

Pastor Joel’s last working day will be Thursday, August 15th, after which he will be using his vacation until September 11th.  He will be officiating the wedding of a church member on September 1st.

Tentative start date for Sunday School |  Sunday, September 15th – between services, 9:30-10:15 am
Tentative start date for Confirmation class & God Squad |  Wednesday, September 18th – Time TBD

Save the Date!  | 2019 Crop Walk September 22nd at 3:00pm

The Crop Walk will begin at St Paul, as usual, since we have the trophy.  This is the 50th anniversary of Crop Walk, so let’s celebrate with a huge turnout.  If you have any questions, please contact Dick Anderson.