Announcements for September 22, 2019

SIGN UP for Sunday School & GOD SQUAD

Help us prepare by registering your student(s) today!
SIGN UP HERE for Sunday School & God Squad.

God Squad and Confirmation Class begin THIS Wednesday at 5:40pm.

Please JOIN US for Sunday School at 9:30am Sunday mornings!


Apprentice Potluck date CHANGE | 5:30 on Sunday, October 6

Mark your calendars! Apprentice Potluck and planning has moved to Oct 6th, 5:30.   Even if you haven’t attended an Apprentice Class you are welcome to come and consider being part of a small group study.  Call Brenda for more info

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.

Adult Faith Formation – Jesus’s Apprentices  |  Sunday, October 6th, 5:30 – 7:00 pm

Everyone is invited to food, fellowship, and forward planning for this year’s adult faith formation program. We’ll meet for a potluck meal at 5:30, and under the guidance of Brenda Hollingsworth, participate in a large group exercise to consider several different possibilities. Small group sign up will follow. Contact Brenda with any questions or suggestions: or 515-468-8129.

C.R.I.S.P. Nuts & Candy Fundraiser

C.R.I.S.P. relies on donations and fundraisers, such as this, to support ALL of their programs and operations, such as: School Supplies for Kids, Winter Wear for Kids and Christmas for Kids as well as assisting families facing crisis situations (homelessness, utility disconnect, food insecurity).  Please help us to continue these efforts!

Visit the C.R.I.S.P. website at to view the Terri Lynn nuts and candy brochure and to print your order form OR call the C.R.I.S.P. office at 515.462.7009.  Please submit orders and payment to C.R.I.S.P. by October 16th.   (You may leave your order form and payment in the Office mailbox if you wish.)  Thank you for your consideration!

Blood Drive | Tuesday September 24th 1:00-6:00pm

Please donate cookies for the canteen, come and help during the day or stop by to give blood!   Complete the ‘blood drive hat trick’ and do all 3 if you have time!  Drop cookies off in the kitchen before noon on Tuesday.

Adult Bible Study resumes | between services (9:30 am on Sundays)

The Adult Bible Study will finish their examination of the book of Hebrews and soon will be moving on to James.  Please join them between services!


2019 Crop Walk THIS SUNDAY, September 22nd at 3:00pm

The Crop Walk will begin at St Paul, as usual, since we have the trophy.  This is the 50th anniversary of Crop Walk, so let’s celebrate with a huge turnout.  If you have any questions, please contact Dick Anderson.

A Note from the Stewardship Committee

As we begin the new Church year, it’s important to talk about Stewardship.  The 3 principles of Stewardship are Time, Talent and Treasure. Here at St. Paul we do an amazing job dedicating our time and talent in a variety of ways.  Greeters, Ushers, Communion Servers, Bread Makers, Sound System, Readers, Musicians, Choir, Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar Screenings, Kitchen Crew, God Squad, Sunday School, Lawn Care, Quilters and many other ways we serve, such as serving on various committees and Church Council.

Giving financially is also important and is sometimes more difficult, as we all have budgets in our daily lives.  As we all contemplate filling out our Estimate of Giving cards this year, I would ask that you consider giving just a little bit more.  I understand that some people will be able to give more and some people may have to give less than they have in the past.  If, as a whole, we can give just 1% more than we have in the past it will help.

The Stewardship Committee is looking for ideas on fundraising projects that we can do throughout the year.  If you have any thoughts or ideas, please share them with me, I promise you won’t have to join the committee if you don’t want to, however;  if you do want to join we would love to have as many people as we can.  Feel free to call, text or email me your thoughts and/or ideas.  Remember, Stewardship is our way of giving thanks to God for all He provides to us by giving back to the Church.

Brad Wheeler, Stewardship Chair
515-867-3139 (cell)