Announcements for March 31, 2019

2019 Lenten Midweek Theme: “Artisans of the Crucifixion”

This year our Lenten midweek focus features monologues of five craftspeople and their unique perspectives on the events of Jesus’ crucifixion. Please come and enter into Christ’s Passion through the eyes of those who played important, yet background, roles in the story.


RAGBRAI Meeting |  Tuesday, April 2 @ 6:30 – a QUICK meeting!

Anyone interested in how our church can participate in RAGBRAI should attend this QUICK meeting. 

Outside Clean Up | 9:00 am – Saturday, April 13

It’s that time again!  Time to spruce up the church grounds.  Please join us as we do a little manual labor and get the outside of the church ready for spring!  As my father-in-law used to say, “Many hands make light work.”    And check out the lawn mowing sign up sheet on the kiosk in the vestibule!

Changes to SCRIP

Our SCRIP program is in need of a champion! Through SCRIP churches and nonprofits may offer store cards for purchase in exchange for a percentage of return. The St. Paul SCRIP program has been in effect for many years, but will be discontinued soon in the absence of a manager. If you are interested in leading SCRIP, or in finding out more about the program, please contact Meisha or Pastor Joel at 462-4270.


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!

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.


“Our Faith in Film”, A Special Lenten Series

This special film series is an ecumenical and missional project of Winterset’s churches in cooperation with The Iowa Theater. The goals 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, these films have been selected:

April 10, 7:00 pm Way Back Wednesday – King of Kings
April 11, 7:00 pm Contemporary Film – Risen
April 12, 7:00 pm Family Friendly – The Prince of Egypt
April 13, 1:00 pm  The Classic – The Ten Commandments

All showings are free and open to the public.  Good will offerings will be taken at each showing. Canned goods, paper products, and personal care items for all ages will be collected for Matura Madison Outreach. Cash and check donations will be split among CRISP, Matura Madison Outreach, and the Furniture Ministry program.

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 and follow the directions. Pay only the deposit for now. St. Paul Lutheran’s Trust Fund will cover half of the expenses for camp tuition, and the credit will appear on your statement. Questions? Please contact the church office with questions.

Bibles for Third Graders on Palm Sunday

This Palm Sunday (April 14) at both services we will present Bibles to Third Graders and Confirmation students who have not yet received one. Students will receive bibles from their parents along with their confirmation verse. Recipients, please check in with Twila before worship that day. Come, celebrate this time-honored St. Paul tradition!

Fellowship Groups

It’s almost time for Lenten Soup Suppers!  Please review the Fellowship Group list on the kiosk in the narthex, click HERE and scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on “Hospitality Groups 2019” for details about your group membership and to verify your contact information. Thank you!

April 3 – Groups G, H & I
April 10 – Groups J, K & L

Sign Update

The Winterset City Council has approved our request to rezone the church property to commercial zoning so we can construct our signage.  Eagle Sign has received the building permit, and they anticipate starting construction in five to six weeks.

MATURA Food Pantry

No foolin!  We will be collecting for the MATURA food pantry on Monday April 8th.  Please give what you can.


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

Devotions at Westbridge and Madison Square

Please join us at Westbridge and Madison Square on the afternoon of March 31 for our quarterly worship with residents. We’ll meet at Westbridge at 2:30 and Madison Square at 3:15. It’s a great opportunity to meet some new friends and sing classic songs!