Announcements for May 26, 2019

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.

Acolyte Workshop |  Between services TODAY

If you are in grades 4, 5 or 6 and would like to help as an acolyte during church services, please join us for an acolyte workshop between services today.

Pastor Joel’s Sabbatical – Begins June 16

Pastor Joel’s sabbatical, an intentional time of renewal for both the congregation and pastor, will begin on June 16 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. Pastoral care is provided by a team of local clergy who will be on call for pastoral needs. The schedule of pastoral care will be forthcoming. Please feel free to contact Pastor Joel (515-468-5074) with questions.

Thank you and Godspeed, Nate!

Youth Director Nate Mason has been a mentor and guide for young people in Winterset for nearly five years and with three congregations. On Wednesday, May 29 Nate will have his last gathering with Junior High and High School students before he begins a new pastoral position in Corydon. Please take some time to thank Nate for his good work among our youth and wish him farewell by sending him an email to, or you may drop a card in his mailbox in the narthex.

Thank you, Concessions Volunteers!

We would like to give a special word of thanks to all those who supported our 2020 Youth  Mission Trip by serving in the Little League concession stand this week. Your help selling snacks to hungry sports fans was greatly appreciated. Thank you!

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.

Many Thanks!

The St. Paul Adult Choir would like to thank Rich Thompson and the thoughtfulness, time and craftsmanship he put into the new box to hold our choir folders.  THANKS RICH!!


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.