Announcements for June 9, 2019

Social Hour for Pastor Joel | THIS SUNDAY

A special social hour will be held this Sunday after worship service to express our appreciation for Pastor Joel and send him off on his ministry sabbatical. Please join us to celebrate this important time of renewal for Pastor Joel.

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).

Potluck Dinner for Nate | Thursday, June 13 @ 6:30pm

Youth Director Nate has finished his ministry at St. Paul, but he hasn’t moved on just yet! As a way of celebrating his 5 years with us, we’d like to have a special potluck dinner in his honorPlease bring a Nate story if you have one! We won’t have an official “roasting”, but we can’t let him go without giving him a little bit of a hard time! 😉  Please contact Pastor Joel or the office if you’d like to bring a food item.

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 | Begins Sunday June 16th

Pastor Joel’s sabbatical, an intentional time of renewal for both the congregation and pastor, will begin next Sunday and 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.

CRISP School Supply Drive

Even though school is still in session, the CRISP office is gearing up for the school supplies drive for the 2019-2020 school year.

This year we are requesting cash donations versus actual school supplies.  This allows us to buy in bulk, provide more consistency in the backpacks and makes it easier for us due to our pending office relocation.  If you are interested in sponsoring a student, it costs an average of $40 per child to provide them with backpack and supplies for the school year.  However, donations in any amount are GREATLY appreciated.  All donations may be sent to CRISP, 110 W. Washington St. Winterset, IA 50273.

The CRISP office is also looking for additional volunteers to help with the school supply drive and other programs throughout the year.  If you are interested, please contact the CRISP office at 515-462-9400.

Welcome, Maddie!

Maddie Nelson, a master’s degree student at UNI, will be assisting Meisha with office duties throughout the summer. If you’re at the church, please stop by to meet Maddie and introduce yourself!   Summer office hours will be 9-12 Monday through Friday.

Pastries on the Porch | Sunday – June 9, 10am -1pm

As part of Women’s Weekend, 1st Ave Collective (the old jail – located at 220 N 1st Street) is hosting a “Pastries on the Porch” event on Sunday, June 9th from 10-1.  Proceeds from the event benefit CRISP and Prevent Child Abuse Madison County.

Riverside Registration is Now Open!

If you would like to register your child for one of the summer camps offered at Riverside Lutheran Camp, please visit click HERE click on “Registration”, and follow the directions. Be sure to check the box for MEMBER CONGREGATION. When you arrive at the payment screen, use TRANSFER CODE  “SPW19” and your amount will decrease by 50% of the camp price. Please contact the church office with questions.