Announcements for November 3, 2019

Call Committee Member Application Process

The Call Committee member application process is initiated! You are invited to submit an application to place your name into the pool of names for consideration to be a member of the Call Committee to search for the next Pastor of St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Application forms are available here, in the Church office, and also at the Information Center in the Church fellowship hall.

(Also, If you know of someone whom you believe would make an excellent member of this committee, we ask you to share that person’s name with Liz Hanson, Congregation President or with Interim Pastor Brian Mortenson and they will follow up accordingly with invitation for involvement.)

If you feel called to place your name into consideration, thank you! Please put completed application in a sealed envelope to the church office, to the attention of: “CONFIDENTIAL: Call Committee Application- c/o Liz Hansen”.

The Call Committee will consist of six voting members of St. Paul Lutheran Church. The ballot with names of six individuals will be selected from the pool of applications by the Council, and will then be presented to the Congregation for vote.

We will include one member of the Council in order to provide consistency and continuity with the charge given to the committee.

The last day to submit an application will be November 17th.

Call Committee Application Form


Volunteer to help with GOD SQUAD

Please sign up to help on Wednesday evenings during God Squad.   We need help in the kitchen to cook, serve & clean up afterwards AND general help during class and children’s choir.   In an effort to keep costs down we are asking that the meals be donated as well as the time to cook & serve them.  Please consider signing up TODAY.  Just check the box for the evening you are interested in helping and the click on the button at the bottom of the page “SUBMIT AND SIGN UP” and the next page will allow to add your information.  If everyone just helped one evening we would have more than enough help!  Thank you for your consideration.

Calling all Crafters, Creative Persons & Bakers!

It is Holiday Hop Season so be thinking of crafts, projects and baked items (especially pies).  We are featuring the gently used room again if you have items for it.  We are also having the Cookie Walk so will need cookies for it.

The Hop is Saturday, November 23 so it is right around the corner.  Please contact Liz Hansen at 462-3987 or Rox Ann Rhoads at 462-2510.


Faith Formation 101

Join Jesus’ Apprentices in Faith Formation 101, this year’s Sunday evening adult study. Input from the group who met Sunday, October 6, identified areas of interest for biblical study and personal growth. This is reflected in Paul’s words to the Ephesians 4:1 –  “I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.” Specifically, Faith Formation 101 will include :

  • Enhancing our prayer lives with the book Quiet: Hearing God Amidst the Noise
  • Reading the book of Ephesians together as our biblical foundation
  • Identifying our spiritual gifts.

Sessions will be held the first and third Sundays, starting November 3 and running through March 15, 2020, from 5:15-7:15 pm. Snacks are shared among the participants. There will be a small fee for materials.

Please contact Brenda Hollingsworth or Ann Bartelt with any questions. Let either Brenda, Ann, or the church office know of your intention to join this small group experience in growing closer to God.  Everyone is welcome!

CRISP is gearing up for winter wear distribution. 

CRISP has been blessed with many coats, boots, hats and gloves, however, they are a little short on snowpants this year.  They are particularly short on children sizes 6-6X, 7-8, 10-12 and adult sizes small, medium, large and x-large.  They DO NOT have to be new, but they would ask that they be in good condition.  Please call Amy Nolan at 515-462-9400 if you have any questions.

A note from RoxAnn

Thank you to everyone who generously donated to purchase the knockout roses for the church gardens.  I think you’ll all agree they have been lovely this year! They’re also a beautiful addition to our gardens. Also thank you to the ladies who helped water, fertilized, and kept the gardens lovely all summer long!

Time for Operation Christmas Child shoeboxes!

Start collecting items to place in your boxes and lets make this a project that everyone can get involved in. We will be sending the boxes home to be filled and then returned to the church by Nov 17th. If you have any questions feel free to contact Lonna Nielsen at 515-210-4086.

Tour of Homes  |  Saturday, December 7th

Get excited – it’s on the calendar!!  The bi-annual Tour of Homes is scheduled for Saturday, December 7th.  We have several amazing houses and a business on this year’s tour.  As part of this event, we would like to do a Festival of Trees, where we auction off decorated trees.  If you, or a group of you, would be willing to donate a decorated tree for auction, please contact Sheila Stewart at / 515-468-1464 or Cathy Hollingsworth at 515-462-4746.   Also, if you have either the decorations or a spare tree, let us know and we will help find someone to pair you with.   Thank you for your support!

St. Paul Harvest Ham Ball Dinner  |  Saturday, November 2nd

We need your support!!  Our annual St. Paul’s Harvest Ham Ball Dinner will be held Saturday, November 2nd from 4:30 – 7:30.   Bring all your friends!  All proceeds will go towards paying off the new Audio/Visual system.  Thank you!


Over in the CRISP office, they have come across a pretty good price of $16.99 for kids snowpants and are hoping to find some snowpant “sponsors” so they can purchase some of the sizes they are extremely short on.  Snowpant sponsor checks can be mailed to CRISP at 210 W. Green Street, Winterset.  THANK YOU!!!   Please call Amy Nolan at 515-462-9400 if you have any questions.

Children’s Christmas Musical  |  Sunday, December 15th @ 5:00pm

It’s that time of year to begin rehearsing for this year’s Christmas children’s musical!  This year’s musical to be performed Sunday, December 15th at 5:00pm is called “Arrest These Merry Gentlemen” and is sure to be a fun and festive take on the Christmas story.

All ages 1st grade and older are welcome!   Grades 1-6 will rehearse during God Squad on Wednesday evenings and Saturday mornings beginning October 23rd.  Grades 7 and UP are welcome to attend our 9:00—10:30am Saturday morning rehearsals.

Saturday rehearsals will be held on the following days:  November 9, November 16, November 23, December 7 and December 14.

Please contact Carolyn Petsche at 515.229.5685 or the church office at 515.462.4270 if you have any questions.

Sign up for MUSICAL FUN