Announcements for May 5, 2019

Confirmation Sunday |  May 5

Today we celebrate the faith of 12 young people who have completed the confirmation course and are prepared to affirm their baptism publicly. Gift bags are located in the Fellowship Hall to receive cards, gifts, and well-wishes for this years confirmands: Elise Aasen, Bailey Acton, Kael Blanchard, Addie Burkett, Avary Darling, Alexis Davis, Sean Dole, Halle Hoefing, Ariana Moreno, Elise Petsche, Megan Riley, and James Snow. Please come to the reception in between services to congratulate them in this important milestone in their faith!

 The roses on the altar have been given in honor of the confirmands.


Our application for the Health Department requires a list of ingredients that will be used, so please send or drop off your salad recipes to the office or Coleen or Lisa AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.  Also, if your salad requires seasoning, please consider donating the seasoning.   THANKS!   Coleen & Lisa

Our Faith in Film UPDATE

Because of your sponsorship, a total 146 people enjoyed the movies; 165 food or paper products were donated to Matura Madison Outreach. Cash donations of $97.08 were received, which was split among St. Paul’s Furniture Ministry, Matura Madison Outreach and CRISP. Another $30 in checks to CRISP was also donated.

With your initial generous donation to the project, St. Paul gave an additional $50 each to Matura, CRISP, the Furniture Ministry, and our Pool of Siloam and donated funds towards the advertising costs of the project.

Blessings on your generosity in this Easter season!

Acolytes Needed

If you are in grades 4, 5 or 6 and would like to help as an acolyte during church services, talk with Twila about attending a workshop.

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.

Faith in the Future UPDATE

We are approaching the second anniversary of Faith in the Future, St Paul’s capital campaign. Be watching your mailbox for a personalized update. We are grateful for your generous response to this appeal.

Youth Mission Trip Concessions Help

It is GAME ON for our 2020 St. Paul Youth Group Summer Mission Trip! Our fundraising campaign by selling concessions for Winterset Little League. We will need 2 Adults and 4-5 Young People (Jr High – High School Age) per shift, starting on Monday, May 13 to Friday, May 17, from 4:45 to 8:15 PM.

To sign up, please visit and click on the “Volunteer for Concessions” link. Thank you!

New Frontiers Congregational Assessment Report | May 12

On Sunday, May 12, in between services at 9:15 we will welcome Rev. Diane McLanahan and Ms. Carla Cain from the Des Moines Pastoral Counseling Center who will share the findings and interpretation of our New Frontiers Congregational Survey. The assessment will help us set goals for the future. Please come and discover some new insights about St. Paul Lutheran!

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.

Summer Service Schedule

Thank you for your responses to our summer worship survey! The results are in: the congregation overwhelmingly preferred to have one service at 9:00 this summer, starting June 1 through Sept 1. Our two-service schedule will resume on Rally Day, September 8.

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.