Announcements for February 17, 2019

Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner | Tuesday, March 5

The St Paul Mens Group will kick off Lent with a Mardi Gras Pancake Dinner from 5 – 7pm on Tuesday, March 5 in the Fellowship Hall.   The dinner will feature pancakes, sausage, scrambled eggs, juice and beverages.   The proceeds of a free will offering will benefit the needs of the congregation.  Rumer has it that the shrove will make a reappearance this year – the young person who finds her will receive a treat!

Shed Some Light | Sermon Series

Our focus this Epiphany season is on Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, in which he replies to questions about life, death, worship, and community that were big issues in that church. After 2K years, not much has changed! As we celebrate the light of Christ this season, we will also acknowledge how that light shines in our life together at St. Paul.


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!

CONGRATULATIONS to our newly elected Council officers!

After a weather delay a few weeks ago, the following council members have been elected to serve as officers, President – Liz Hansen, Vice President – Jason Stolte, and Secretary – Ruthanne Korte.

Baby Mason has ARRIVED! 

Congratulations to Nate, Krissa & Lily on the arrival of Ezekiel Solomon Mason. If you would like to welcome the little one with a gift, we will have a bin in the narthex to receive baby accessories, toys, or other needful things. Thank you!

Also, Nate will be on leave until Wednesday, April 3. Please keep the Masons in your prayers!

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.

Apprentice Series, Part 3 | Sunday eve 6:00 pm

You are enthusiastically invited to participate in the next segment of the Apprentice Small Group Series, entitled The Good and Beautiful Community. Come and explore how we follow Jesus more closely in community!

“Our Faith in Film”, A Special Lenten Series

An ecumenical project of Winterset’s churches, the goals of which 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 Theater, faith-based films will be shown April 10-13. The screening cost for each film is $250-$350. As a participating sponsor, we must cover this screening cost. In return St. Paul will invite the public to a free showing and will identify the recipient of a good will offering taken at that showing.

Please identify your gift toward this project as “Lenten film series” and put it in the offering plate. More specific information will be available soon. Contact Ann Bartelt with any questions.

A RAGBRAI Committee

is being formed to help us make decisions regarding St. Paul’s hospitality for  10,000+ bicycling visitors to Winterset for their overnight stay Monday, July 22.  Please let Pastor Joel, Liz Hansen, or Barb Kellogg know of your willingness to serve on this committee!

Fellowship Groups

It’s almost time for Lenten Soup Suppers! Please review the Fellowship Group list on the kiosk in the narthex or at for details about your group membership and to verify your contact information. Thank you!


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

Thrivent Corner

Thrivent Members please ensure that your Thrivent Choice dollars are directed to your charity of choice, (Hopefully St. Paul) before March 31st, or they will be lost. FYI, St Paul received $1916.00 Choice dollars for 2018 and since Choice started we have received $18,758.00.  GO Thrivent! If you have questions about Choice dollars or how to direct your dollars, contact Dick Anderson,  515-371-7083.