Announcements for January 5, 2020


Please welcome Dr. Mark Mattes

This Sunday our guest preacher will be Dr. Mark Mattes.  Dr. Mattes chairs the Theology and Philosophy Departments at Grand View where he has served for 25 years.  Prior to that he served in parish ministry.  He has authored numerous books and essays.  His wife teaches with the Des Moines Public Schools.

Apprentice Small Group | January 5th – 5:15pm

Apprentice Small Group will resume meeting on January 5th at 5:15pm  New participants in this small group ministry are welcome!  Read Ephesians 3 in preparation for this next meeting. If you have questions please contact Brenda Hollingsworth or Ann Bartelt.

Sign up to prepare a meal for GOD SQUAD & CONFIRMATION

Please click here to volunteer at GOD SQUAD.  You can volunteer by making and serving a meal, or just by being a general helper.  We are asking that you provide the meal this year to keep costs down.  Select which date(s) you would like to volunteer and then click on the button at the bottom of the page – Submit & Sign Up.  It will take you to a different screen where you will input your name and information.  THANKS FOR THE HELP!


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 the office know.  If you have any questions, please talk with task force chairperson, Jerry Swanson, 424-210-6194.

God’s Next Chapter…

To date we have received 43 pledge cards.  Thank you if you are among those, and a reminder to those of you who have not yet had opportunity to participate that our finance committee and council will soon be working to develop the operating ministry budget for our next fiscal year.  If you do not have a pledge card, please know that pledge cards are available on the usher’s table or feel free to call the church office to have one sent to you.   Please feel free to leave your completed pledge card in the office mailbox or in the offering plate.  Thank you!!

It ’s the Little Things  |  Trivia Night, Fellowship and fun opportunity!

The Stewardship Committee reminds you to sign up for Trivia Time! We will get together on Sunday, January 26th from 3:00 until 5:00 for fun, fellowship and lots of laughs. We will set up teams of anywhere from 3 to 5 people. Also, if you would like to bring a canned good for donation, please feel free.

Congratulations & thanks …

go to our Call Committee, newly elected by the congregation on Sunday, December 8th, Don Darling, Alan Feirer, Lonna Nielsen, Jerry Swanson, Lisa Vossekuil, Ann Bartelt and Clarice Blanchard.  Please be on the lookout for notice of an official installation date likely to occur the second half of January, and we ask that you begin to include this process and the Call Committee in your daily prayers.

A Note about the Holiday Hop

Liz and I would like to thank everyone for all of their help and support at our annual Holiday Hop.  No matter if you baked, made items, helped set up or tear down, we could not do this with out all of you wonderful supporters!  With your assistance, we generated $3,134.26 and, were able to donate to the Multi Purpose, Meal Site, Street Tails, and give $2,000.00 to the capitol campaign here at St. Paul’s. You are all amazing and very much appreciated!

Liz Hansen and RoxAnn Rhoads