Friday, April 16 Announcements: Worship, Sound Board Instruction, Worship Helpers Needed & More!

Good morning. Here are the Friday announcements!

1. Please join us as we worship in-house this week, April 18, 9:30 am.  You are also welcome to watch the service livestreamed at 9:30 a.m. each Sunday on our YouTube channel found at this link:
For the health and safety of all those attending in-house worship we ask those attending to adhere to our COVID safety guidelines that include:

  • ·      Wearing a mask while on church property
  • ·      Maintaining 6ft distance from people outside your household
  • ·      Greeting each other with a wave or similar distanced sign of welcome

Guest speaker Leon Schwartzwill be delivering a message based on John 10:1-10. Below is a devotion based on that Scripture: 

It’s a promise that we need to proclaim not just in the church but throughout the world for all to hear; it is part of the great promise that we claim as followers of Jesus: “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

This is still a great promise for today. But we have some great work to do as the church for the sake of God’s kingdom here and now. What is “abundant life?” What does it look like? What does that promise mean to you? Can you name it? Can we define it? Do others see it in you? Now just start making a mental list of friends, family, co-workers or neighbors whom you know who seem not to be living in the promise of this abundant life. Can you name what it is they are missing? Is it purpose? Is it relationship? I believe that if we can claim this promise of abundant life in a way that others see it in us, God will work through this to transform lives, transform communities and transform the world. – Rob James

2. Special thanks to Leon Schwartz and Sally Wilke for leading worship this coming Sunday.

3. Sunday Bible Study: In Person or on Zoom – Bible Study meets at 10:30 a.m. following Sunday morning worship. During the class, we invite questions, comments, and connections, as we expand upon the readings from the worship service. Join us either in-person, safely seated in the sanctuary, OR via zoom on which you can fully participate, using the link below.  

To access Zoom on Sundays at 10:30 a.m. click the link below and enter the required Meeting ID number and the Passcode. Or call by phone the below number and then follow the prompts to dial the required Meeting ID number and the Passcode number.
Zoom Sunday Bible Study Link:
Meeting ID: 899 7325 9796
Passcode: 1120
Dial-In by Phone:
+1 312 626 6799
Meeting ID: 899 7325 9796
Passcode: 1120

4. Virtual Sunday School –  Sunday, April 18, 8 am on our YouTube channel –  Call the kids over and have a short time for worship dedicated to our preschool to early/middle elementary age kids.

5. Upcoming Worship Helpers: Sunday, April 18, 9:30 am. – Worship Leader: Sally WilkeGreeter/Usher: Dan and Lonna Nielsen; Reader: Linda Kenyon; Sound: Wayne Martens; Videographer: NEEDED; Musician: Georgine Bellamy; Singer: NEEDED; Council Leader: NEEDED; Message: Leon Schwartz; Counters: Dean Bartelt, Lisa Vossekuil

Upcoming Worship Helpers: Sunday, April 25, 9:30 am. – Greeter/Usher: Tim and Jacque Mohs; Reader: Dick Anderson; Sound: Lisa Vossekuil; Videographer: NEEDED; Musician: Georgine Bellamy; Singer: Pat Nelson; Council Leader: NEEDED; Counters: Dean Bartelt, Wayne Martens

6. Worship Service Helpers Needed! If you are able and willing to help with our 9:30 worship, please use Sign-Up Genius! It’s easy to access and will even send you a reminder of your commitment. You will be of big assistance to those who desire to worship in-person as we follow our safety protocols. Thank you for your service. (You can also call the church office to sign up 462-4270.)

7. Late notice! Come to the church Tuesday night, April 20, at 7:00 to have a lesson on the soundboard. Wayne Martens and Lisa Vossekuil will lead the class. Learn how to help worship by running sound.  Rsvp to Debi Martens so we know who will be coming. or call 515-402-7861. 

8  VBS August 9th-12th: St. Paul is inviting Riverside Bible camp to lead Vacation Bible School for us on Aug. 9-12. The theme will be Brand New, based upon the scripture from Romans 6:4. “Just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.” There will also be a preschool portion in addition to the elementary age program.  Both youth and adult volunteers from the church will be needed.  Sheila Stewart and Pastor Ioan are actively search for a VBS coordinator to work with the camp staff and our volunteers, so if you feel so gifted or called to help our kids have a good summer experience in this way please call Sheila or Pastor Ioan.  

9. Pastor Ioan will be out of the office through April 19. For pastoral emergencies through April 19, call Pastors Kevin & Sue Blader (First Christian Church of Winterset) at 515-468-1941. 

10. Spring has Sprung! If you would like to help mow the church lawn this season, please use Sign Up Genius to sign up at Thank you!

11. Blood Drive – Our next Blood Drive is Tuesday, April 27 from 2-7 pm. Call 1-800-287-4903 to schedule your donation time! Thank you!

12. Have you registered for Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp? Please check out their week long Youth Camp, Ranch Camp & Adventure Camp: Through the generosity of the St. Paul Trust Fund we are offering a $300 campership per child for St. Paul families attending a week long camp at Riverside. It’s been a tough year, and the Trust Fund wants our kids to long forward to a joyful Summer.  At the end of the registration process when you get to the payment section enter “SPW21” as your discount code and the $300 will be automatically applied in addition to the deposit families will also need to provide.  If the deposit or remaining camp costs would still prevent your child from going to camp, please talk to the camp or Pastor Ioan and we will work something out so finances are the preventing factor. (Junior High – current 5th-8th graders) (High School – current 9th-12th graders)

Church office phone: 515-462-4270

Church office email:

Pastor Ioan Ittu: 515-419-5224

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