Announcements for March 1, 2020

Introducing Our 2020 Lenten Weekday Worship Series

Join us each Wednesday evening beginning March 4th as we gather at 6:30pm to share a supper. Service will begin at 7:00pm each week.

When Jesus’ disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, Jesus gave them what we now call “The Lord’s Prayer”, or some call it “The Our Father.”  At our weekly worship services throughout the season of Lent, we will be taking a good look at this remarkable gift which Jesus offered, through a series of spoken messages which will be given by members of our church.

We will delight and grow together, as we expand our understanding of each of these extraordinary petitions which Jesus has taught us.

Our theme or focus during the subsequent weeks will be as follows:

Wednesday, March 4th, speaker Heather Jelsma – Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be they name
Wednesday, March 11th, speaker Alan Feirer– Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.
Wednesday, March 18th, speaker Peyton Dick – Give us this day, our daily bread
Wednesday, March 25th, speaker Brad Tadlock – Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us
Wednesday, April 1st, speaker Brenda Hollingsworth – Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Thursday, April 9th, speaker Ted Leonard – For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever and ever.  AMEN.
April 10th– Good Friday Worship – Pastor Randall Lubbers will be preaching the sermon with a joint worship service with the First United Presbyterian Congregation here at St. Paul Lutheran at 7:00 pm.

Our Faith in Film Series

Thank you for your very generous gifts to Our Faith in Film 2020 project! This is the second year of the ecumenical project, a partnership between Winterset churches and The Iowa Theater. Films are free to the public with a good will donation to CRISP or Matura Madison County.

Featured films shown on Sundays at 5:30 pm are:

March 8: Overcomer (PG, 2019) is an audience favorite and an inspiriting movie for families that tells the story of a high school coach and a cross country runner who overcome life’s challenges through their faith. As one critic put it, “Overcomer is a renewer of faith, a giver of hope, and a testimony of Jesus Christ.”

March 29: Paul, Apostle of Christ (PG-13, 2018) is the story of Paul, imprisoned and awaiting his death sentence at the hands of Emporer Nero, and his friend Luke who risks his own life to visit Paul in prison. Another audience favorite, this movie is characterized as “An impressively made and portrayed story of forgiveness and faith during a time of fear and persecution.”

April 5: Jesus Christ Superstar (G, 1973) is the original film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular rock opera, starring the iconic Ted Neeley as Jesus Christ. The story tells the final weeks of Jesus’ life through unforgettable songs and imaginative staging.

Faith Formation 101/Apprentice

Faith Formation 101 will meet for their last session on Sunday, March 1 at 3:00 pm.


Please click HERE to see the Hospitality Group List

Pastoral Candidate Names

Please feel free to complete a Nomination for Pastoral Candidate form if you know of a Pastor that you would like the Call Committee to consider.  Nomination forms can be found on the usher’s table.

Winterset Thirst Project Dinner

Join a group of Winterset students who will be holding a fundraising dinner here at the church Saturday, March 7th beginning at 6:30 pm.  $20 tickets are on sale now until Wednesday, March 4th, see Kiernan Blanchard (515-493-9472) to purchase.

Charles W. & Lois H. Taylor Scholarship

A reminder that the Charles W. & Lois H. Taylor Scholarship application forms are now available.  Only residents of Madison County, Iowa who are also graduates of a high school or equivalent located in Madison County are eligible to apply for financial assistance to attend any accredited technical school, community college, college, university, graduate or professional school.”

Contact:   First Christian Church
103 W. Green Street, Winterset

Deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2020

Devotions will be held Sunday, March 29th

Mark your calendars, we will be hosting devotions at Azria Health (formerly Westbridge) and Madison Square on Sunday afternoon, March 29th.

Thank you…

to all who attended or assisted in the Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner. We had a good turnout and were able to enjoy food, fun, and fellowship with members of St. Paul and friends in the community.  The dollars raised will go to help fund the painting project currently being discussed at St. Paul. Shelia Stewart was the lucky winner who found the surprise in the King Cake. Word has it she will have a year of Good Luck!