Announcements for December 1, 2019


God’s Next Chapter …  |  Stewardship Series

For those of you who were unable to be here last week, we have pledge cards and envelopes in the pews for your use this Sunday.  You may place your card in the offering plate during Sundays worship service.   THANK YOU!!   Your generous response to God’s love and faithfulness in your life is impacting and appreciated!

Hanging of the Greens Service | Sunday, December 1 @ 6:00pm

Plan to attend the annual “Hanging of the Greens” service Sunday, December 1 at 6:00pm.   There may still be ways you can participate, please contact Ruthanne Korte, 641-765-4468, 515-975-5241,

CRISP family |  DEADLINE December 8

We have adopted a CRISP family for Christmas presents.  The “ornaments” are on the tree in the front hallway with the requests on them.  Please take as many as you like!  Also, please note that they do NOT want them wrapped but you can provide paper if you would like.  Thank you for your participation.  Any questions, please contact Liz Hansen at 462 3987.

Tour of Homes  |  Saturday, December 7th

Get excited – it’s on the calendar!!  The bi-annual Tour of Homes is scheduled for Saturday, December 7th.  We have several amazing houses and a business on this year’s tour.  As part of this event, we would like to do a Festival of Trees, where we auction off decorated trees.  If you, or a group of you, would be willing to donate a decorated tree for auction a few trees that have already been donated, please contact Sheila Stewart at or 515-468-1464, Cathy Hollingsworth at 515-462-4746, or Alyssa Tadlock 515-313-1443.   Thank you for your support!


At the direction of the Church Council we are going to have a task force to review our security in the church.  This will look at property and confidentiality issues.  If you would be willing to be on this task force, please let Meisha know.  If you have any questions, please talk with task force chairperson, Jerry Swanson 424-210-6194.


Over in the CRISP office, they have come across a pretty good price of $16.99 for kids snowpants and are hoping to find some snowpant “sponsors” so they can purchase some of the sizes they are extremely short on.  Snowpant sponsor checks can be mailed to CRISP at 210 W. Green Street, Winterset.  THANK YOU!!!   Please call Amy Nolan at 515-462-9400 if you have any questions.

Operation Christmas Child THANK YOU!!!

A huge thank you to all families and friends of St. Paul who packed shoeboxes.  The youth delivered 74 boxes to Stuart on Sunday. We had 15 boxes that are being tracked by the families who paid their postage online. We would love to hear where your boxes went in the future.  If you still have a packed shoebox at home please return it to the church by Nov. 24th.  If you have a plastic shoebox you are not using please return to the church so we can use it next year.  Thank you again for supporting Operation Christmas Child and sharing the message of Christ to children around the world.       Lonna Nielsen   515-210-4086


Thank you to all who have brought food for the MATURA offering today.  If you haven’t had the chance to drop anything off and still wish to participate, please consider leaving some cash in the basket.