Announcements for June 23, 2019

VBS update!

The dates for the Annual St. Paul Vacation Bible School were incorrectly published.  The correct dates are July 29-August 1st.   Please sign up HERE (if you have already signed up you are still signed up, although we understand if you can’t make it due to the date change – just let us know).


If you want to put an announcement in the bulletin, please email Maddie and Meisha at or call them at (515) 462-4270 during office hours by Wednesday at noon.

St. Paul Members in Magazines!

Steve and Andrew Dick appeared on the cover photo on Winterset Living magazine and RoxAnn Rhoads was the Good Neighbor in Winterset Living magazine this week. Check them out!

Worship is a social experience

As we come together as one in worship this summer, we have a great opportunity to get to know each other better. And there’s no better way than over coffee and refreshments! For early comers, the coffee pot will be on about 8:30, thanks to Dick Anderson, and everyone is invited to stay after the service to enjoy each other’s company!

Summer Service Schedule

Starting June 1 we will have one service at 9:00 am this summer.  Our two-service schedule will resume on Rally Day, September 8.

Pastor Joel’s Sabbatical 

Pastor Joel’s sabbatical, an intentional time of renewal for both the congregation and pastor, began June 16th and will conclude on August 19. During Pastor’s absence, Pastor Tony Nester, Ms. Donna Vaughn, and Mr. Don Darling will offer worship leadership on Sunday mornings.

Info about St. Paul Lutheran Church & RAGBRAI

We are hoping to serve our “Pasta Bar” to 400 people while the bikers are in town on Monday, July 22nd, 2019.  The Pasta Bar will open at noon and serve until 7 pm.

Monetary donations that will be used to purchase ingredients for the Pasta Bar recipes are needed!!  Don’t forget to sign up if you are willing to give monetarily.  Please understand that St Paul’s committee will be purchasing the ingredients for the pasta salads prior to July 22nd using the donations made.  The pasta salads have to be prepared at the church on Monday, July 22nd, no exceptions.  We will begin at 6 am.  No salads that will be served, can be made outside of the church or prior to July 22nd. This is the state inspector’s rule. Anything made outside of the church will be thrown out by the state inspector.


Cookies and Brownies:  The bake sale will coincide with the pasta bar, noon – 7 pm.  We will be selling individually wrapped cookies & brownies.  The cookies and brownies can be made at home, as long as they do not need to be refrigerated.  Please make sure if you signed up to make cookies or brownies that they are individually wrapped when you bring them into church.

Pies will also be sold as well.  The committee will determine if we will be selling by the slice, depending on the demand.  Remember, anyone who signed up to make a pie(s), make sure they do not have to be refrigerated.

Any questions?

Coleen Johnson        (360) 772-0789

Lisa Vossekuil          (920) 979-0304

RAGBRAI Housing Needed!

The RAGBRAI Winterset housing committee is looking for volunteers to provide various inside or outside space to RAGBRAI riders. Types of spaces needed are motor home parking, space for tents, floor space, bed, and/or bathroom facilities. Riders will arrive into town beginning mid-afternoon Monday, July 22nd. They will leave the following morning and be back on the road by 9 a.m. Tuesday morning. Housing hosts are not required to entertain, transport or feed the riders. Please click here and fill out the housing form and click submit. You will be matched with RAGBRAI riders who fit the space you are providing. Thank you for your consideration!

Automatic Giving

Summer is such a busy time for everyone. Take away the worries of remembering your pledge by signing up for automatic giving to the church. It’s very easy to do!  Simply access this link.

Principal Charity Classic | Birdies for Charity

Help Lutheran Services in Iowa by participating in the Birdies For Charity program.  Participating charities receive every single penny they raise!  PLUS a 10% match is added to every donation thanks to Sammons Financial Group and Wells Fargo.  Forms are on the ushers table, please feel free to take one & if you have any questions, please talk with Twila.

Did you know that AmazonSmile will donate to St. Paul?

Just start your shopping at, choose St. Paul as your charity and AmazonSmile will donate .5% of your eligible purchases to St. Paul.   It’s that EASY!!

Bulletin Covers

If you would like to contribute by drawing a picture for the bulletin covers, please see Twila.