1. Look for the St. Paul Worship Service opportunity coming to you first thing this Sunday morning in Epistle #89. Pastor Paul Ostrem will be our guest preacher, bringing us a message from Matthew 16 on Peter’s confession and Jesus’ words to Peter, “on this rock I will build my church,” The title of his sermon will be: “Off to a Rocky Start.” The Feier family will provide music.
About Pastor Ostrem: Pastor Paul Ostrem has served as an assistant to Bishop Michael Burk for twelve years, previously serving congregations in Hanlontown, Preston and Muscatine, all in Iowa. He graduated from Waldorf College, Augustana College (now University), and Luther Seminary. In the coming months he plans to retire in Iowa City where he and Carol, his wife of 33 years, are avid Iowa Hawkeye men’s and women’s basketball fans. They are parents of two sons, David and Phillip.
2. Next Sunday, Pastor Dirk Stadtlander will be our guest preacher. Pastor Dirk is pastor to FreeIndeed Prison Congregatioin at Anamosa Prison Congregation in Anamosa.
3. Cookies Needed for Blood Drive! Our next Blood Drive will be Monday, August 24. We need cookies! Please bring your donation to the church before noon Monday. (Also, if you are able to donate blood, call 1-800-287-4903 to schedule your appointment!) Thank you!
4. Meals from the Heartland will be having their annual hunger fight again this year! This is the 13th annual hunger fight and the 12th year that St. Paul has participated! (We missed the first year.) Please join Team St. Paul and bring a friend to help on Wednesday August 26 from 6-8 p.m. Contact Georgine Bellamy at 515-468-0636 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help!
5. Pastor Ioan begins his ministry with us September 1! Look for his first sermon on Sunday, September 6.
6. Reminder: Emergency Pastoral Care Needs
August 18-24 – Pastor Mark Morehouse (First United Methodist Church of Winterset) 660-373-0950
August 25-31 – Pastors Kevin & Sue Blader (First Christian Church of Winterset) 515-468-1941
Church office email: StPaulLutheranChurch@hotmail.com
Pastoral Emergencies Contact: Pastor Mark Morehouse
Pastor Mark Morehouse: 660-373-0950
Church office phone: 515-462-4270