Announcements for December 16, 2018

Holiday Hop  |  Thank You!!

We would like to thank everyone for all of your positive and wonderful support, and assistance during the holiday hop! As in the past, our proceeds will be dispersed 1/2 to the capital campaign, some to the multipurpose center, the meal site, and various other organizations in the county. Once again thank you for all your help we could not do this without you! Liz Hansen and RoxAnn Rhoads

This Wednesday: 3rd Week of Advent at St. Paul

We have a full evening of events and offerings on Wednesdays during Advent. Please join us in the expectation and hope of Emmanuel, God with Us!   Refer to this schedule for December 19th:

5:30 to 6:30:  God Squad, grades PreK-K (includes dinner)  –  CANCELLED
5:30 to 7:00:  God Squad, grades 1-6 (includes dinner)  –  CANCELLED
5:30 to 7:00:  Confirmation, grades 7-8 (includes dinner)
5:30 to 6:30:  Waiting for Good News: Book Study with Rev. Sally Wilke, in Pr. Joel’s office (cost per book, $20)
6:15 to 7:00:  Advent Dinner
7:00 to 7:30:  Advent Vespers:  The Generosity Project — all ages invited!
7:30 to 8:30: St. Paul Choir Rehearsal
7:30 to 9:00 Youth Group, grades 7-12

Hello Hospitality Groups!

Groups J, K and L will be organizing the Advent Supper for December 19th.  The Group leaders will be in contact with you.  If you have questions, please contact Liz Hansen.

Christmas Eve Services | Monday, Dec. 24th – 5:00 and 7:30pm

Christmas eve services will be held at 5:00 and 7:30pm this year.  Please sign up to be a worship server if you can.

Come join us for Caroling and Fellowship! | Dec. 19th @ 5:00 pm

Join us as we go ‘a caroling’ to Madison Square, West Bridge Care Center,  and a few other members homes who are unable to get out.  Meet at the church at 5 pm on Wednesday the 19th.  Please call Sue (515-468-0137) if you have more questions.

Bible Study | Between Services Today

Please join Twila Seibert in the chapel following the 8:00 service for her on-going study of the letters 1st and 2nd Timothy. Paul’s advice to a younger follower provides offers us encouragement and hope for our own journey.

Living Nativity |  December 19th & 20th

Make plans to view the 27th annual Living Nativity which will be on display December 19th and 20th from 6:00 – 8:00 at the Judge Lewis House Bed & Breakfast, 1145 W Summit. You are also invited to be a participant in the role of angel, shepherd or wise men. This is not just for children! Youth and adults are needed so this is a great event for the WHOLE family to get involved. There are also opportunities to help with set-up, clean up and providing cookies for refreshments. If you’d like to sign up as a participant, please visit the following website: or call Megan Barrett at 515-249-1204.

New Audio-Visual System

The new audio-visual system has been installed and we think it sounds TERRIFIC!!  Today we will have a special second offering in support of our new system. Please indicate “AV System” on your donation.   Thank you for your patience during this process, and for your support as we seek to enhance our worship experience at St. Paul.

What’s happening at Youth Group!

Jesus was called the “Son of David,” but what about David’s other sons?  Wednesday at Youth we will be talking about David’s second most famous son Solomon and all the strange things he had in common with David Lee Roth (besides both being Jewish).

Devotions and Madison Square and Westbridge | December 30

Please join us on Sunday, December 30 at 2:30 at Westbridge Care and Rehab, and/or 3:15 at Madison Square for song and devotions with the residents. It’s fun, and a wonderful opportunity to meet some great folks!

Matura Food Drive | December 30

As the temperatures drop, the needs go up! Thank you in advance for your contribution of food items for our drive for Matura on December 30. Our monthly delivery to the food bank makes a big difference!