|Come worship with us at 9:30. Join us in person or or watch our livestream Sunday morning on our YouTube channel , or view the service on the YouTube channel on Monday. Pastor Ioan Ittu will be preaching on Luke 8:26-39, and here is a devotion from God Pause: This week, we’ll contemplate God’s choice of us and how we choose to seek God. “Here I am” (v. 1) are the words, spoken or not, of someone eager to be chosen. I was usually the last child chosen for recess or gym class teams. Understandably, team captains didn’t seek me since I was very unlikely to contribute to a win! Each of us probably hasn’t been chosen for something we wanted, such as a desirable team, group, school, or job. It’s incredibly painful when we’re not sought out and chosen. We don’t create the groups we seek, yet not being chosen by them is painful. It must be excruciating for God to not be chosen by God’s own creation! God called God’s children, but they didn’t seek or choose God. Nonetheless, God faithfully calls “Here I am” and, with hands held out “all day long” (v. 2), chooses us!
Sunday Bible Study: Bible Study meets at 10:45 a.m. following morning worship in the front most classroom near the church office. During the class, we invite questions, comments, and connections, as we expand upon the readings from the worship service.
Worship Helpers. June 19, 9:30 am Greeters/Ushers: Bill & Patty Chrisman; Reader: Ann Bartelt; Sound, Screen, & Streaming: Wayne Martens; Videographer: Brooke Davis ; Musician: Video; Singer: Video; Counters: Dean Bartelt and Lisa Vossekuil; Communion Bread: Bonnie Fenimore; Communion Servers: Marilyn Mount & Bonnie Fenimore
Larger Bulletins & Kids Bags: The ushers will have large print bulletins available. St. Paul has kids’ bags to engage your child during church. They are hanging on hooks by the entry doors or see the ushers.
Mark Your Calendars:
Worship in City Park July 3. The Winterset Ministerial Association is sponsoring a combined worship of seven congregations in Winterset City Park, Sunday, July 3, at 10:30 am. Join us for a service of Christian unity, followed by a potluck lunch. The Pork Producers will provide loin sandwiches; please bring a side dish, salad or dessert to share. Bring lawn chairs, and valet parking will be available. The combined offering will go to CRISP.
Semi-annual Meeting: August 14th 10:30 am
COVID Reminder: Masks are encouraged for all services and ministries at St. Paul. Please come, worship, and be fed! If you want to wear a mask to keep some distance between yourself and others at any service or ministry, for any reason, please do so with St. Paul’s full blessing.
Adult Faith Formation. June 15 was a wonderful evening of fellowship, fine food, and fun! The next gathering will be July 20 at the home of Tim & Jacque Mohs. Watch for more details to come and mark your calendar now. Everyone is welcome!
Wednesday God Squad: Program is completed for 2021-2022. Tentatively*, it will be held again, September 2022 through April 2023. At this time we do not have a Volunteer Coordinator or the Volunteers necessary to move forward with a 2022-2023 GOD Squad Program.
Vacation Bible School Day Camp Registration: “Anchored in Hope” led by Ingham Okoboji Lutheran Bible Camps will be held July 5th – 8th, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM (Pre-K & Kindergarten), 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM (1st – 6th Grade). For children ENTERING Pre-K Through Sixth Grade for the 2022-2023 School Year. Registration is available NOW on the St Paul Lutheran Church Website, https://www.stpaullutheranchurch.net.
VBS is open to ALL children in the Madison County area. St Paul is the Host Location for the VBS Program. The Winterset Ministry Association (First Christian Church, First United Methodist Church, First United Presbyterian Church & St Paul Lutheran Church) are embarking on this journey together. Please pray for the success of the 2022 VBS Program.
PLEASE CONSIDER VOLUNTEERING TO HELP MAKE THE VBS PROGRAM A SUCCESS! At this time, VBS needs one Kitchen Volunteer for July 5th & 7th. Contact Rainy Gibbens at firstname.lastname@example.org or Home 515-462-2122, Cell 515-229-1119. A clipboard is on a kiosk in the entry hall or…. Volunteers can sign up here Vacation Bible School Volunteers. (Sign Up Genius)
Vacation Bible School Day Camp Volunteers: Please sign up here. Vacation Bible School Volunteers. I would like to thank the Members & Youth Volunteers for the positions of Teacher Assistant/Helper. Your commitment to our Youth Programs are sincerely appreciated! These positions are all filled!
Children & Youth Volunteers Needed: * Many of our youth have been attending other church locations for Youth Programs (Sunday School, VBS, GOD Squad, Confirmation, etc.). In order for our youth programs to be a success, our St Paul Lutheran Church Community need volunteers. We are always asking for adults, parents/guardians, grandparents, etc., to PLEASE HELP. Without volunteers, Youth Programs are at risk for the 2022-2023 year.
Have you registered for Riverside Lutheran Bible Camp? Please check out their week long Youth Camp, Ranch Camp & Adventure Camp. There may be some spots left. 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. The St. Paul Trust Fund wants our kids to long forward to a joyful Summer. At the end of the registration process when you get to the “Make A Payment” section, you will be asked if you have a discount or coupon code to use. Enter “22SPW” 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.
Birdies for Charity Fundraiser. St. Paul donated $1205 to the Lutheran Services of Iowa through the Principal Charity Golf Classic. Over $300 was collected during church on Sunday, June 5, and the Trust Fund donated $500. Thanks to all the generous donors who are supporting LSI.
Matura Food Pantry: Our offering to the Matura Food Pantry is blessed the first Sunday of each month. Help us fill the shopping cart will non-perishable food, diapers, and even pet food. Checks made out to Matura Madison County or cash are also accepted.
St. Paul’s Trust Fund The Trust Fund committee, elected by the congregation, supports mission projects ranging from national and international disaster relief, congregants’ mission trips, and camping scholarships for youth and children. Please contact Chair Dick Anderson with any questions or suggestions for mission support at REAND0508@aol.com
Furniture Ministry. t. Paul collects and gives home goods, furniture, and appliances to those in need. Contact Lisa Vossekuil (920-979-0304 or email@example.com) about any donations. Monetary gifts are also appreciated for our storage units. The Furniture Ministry needs able bodies to help with picking up and delivering furniture on a Saturday morning (usually 9;00 – 10:00 a.m.). Willing workers should contact Lisa (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jim N.(email@example.com) to let them know availability.
Pool of Siloam. Pool of Siloam is St. Paul’s local benevolence program that provides monetary support for those in need of such things as gas money or car repair, rent or mortgage assistance, and utility bills. In partnership with local agencies (CRISP, Matura, and Crisis Intervention), we annually serve over 100 individuals, including children. All giving to the Pool of Siloam is matched by an anonymous donor. Offerings to this program can be indicated on your giving envelope or online giving form.
LifeServe Blood Drive. St. Paul hosts the community LifeServe Blood Drive every fourth Tuesday of the month. We are known for our home-baked goods and appreciate your donations of cookies and bars. Please bring them to the church by noon the day of the drive. June 28, 2022 is the next scheduled blood drive.
Lion’s Bags to Benches. Winterset Lions are collecting and recycling plastic bags to earn benches to donate to the community. The goal is to collect in a six-month period 500 pounds of plastic film and bags. With that, the Lions will receive one bench to donate to the community Look for recycle bins at Ben Franklin Covered Bridge Realty, the Methodist Church, Sports Page, with more to come.
|SE Iowa Synod E-News. Anyone can subscribe to the Southeastern Iowa Synod E-News by going to the home page https://seiasynod.org/ and clicking on Subscribe to E-News in the top black band. The Synod can also be followed on Facebook and Twitter. The weekly E-News contains information about Synod programs, events, prayer needs, and more.
Ongoing Transportation Ministry: St. Paul’s transportation ministry helps families who have are in need of transportation to appointments. Our current recipients are Ronnie and Shirley Addy who need transportation to Ronnie’s kidney dialysis three days a week in south Des Moines at Fresenius Kidney Care, 6651 SW 9th Street. He needs to be picked up no later than 9:20 at North Ward, 415 N. 2nd Street, Winterset, at the south door of the east building. Pick-up is at 2:30 p.m. at the Fresenius Kidney Care. Ronnie is unable to get into a high vehicle. Please contact Shirley with any questions 515-468-0121. Ronnie’s cell is 515-468-1982. Please use SignUpGenius to indicate when you are willing to drive Ronnie. Note you may sign up to take him, return him, or do both. Please include your cell phone number in the comments. This is a long-term ministry, so check back often as SignUpGenius is updated.
Member Information Update. To coincide with our new picture directory, it’s time to update our congregation’s directory with current and accurate information for you and your family. Please take a few minutes to complete the online form or pick up a paper copy at the usher table and turn it in to the office.
Free Sunshine! If you would like to help mow the church lawn this season, and get your dose of Vitamin D, please use Sign Up Genius to sign up at https://www.signupgenius.com/ Thank you!
Got Time? Got Talent? We Want You! We have a variety of opportunities available where you can showcase an existing talent or pursue an interest you have. Do you have finance or organizational skills, like to show your concern for others, can teach others, or know your way around building maintenance? All of these skills can be put to use on various St. Paul committees that need our time and talent. So, if you want to give back to our church, give Jacque a call at 515-468-1899, and she’ll help find a way you can make a difference!
Prayer Chain. St. Paul has a group dedicated to the power of prayer, with faith and action following the words of 1 John 5:14, “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to His will, He hears us.” If you have a prayer request for the Prayer Chain, please share it with Twila Seibert (515-462-1505) or Jim Nelson (firstname.lastname@example.org) or the church office. Thank you, Twila, for organizing our calling tree and Jim for giving notice of prayer needs by email. If you feel called to intentionally pray for others, please contact Twila Seibert or Jim Nelson to be added to the praying group.
Upcoming Worship Helpers Sunday, June 26, 9:30 am Greeters/Ushers: Jen Acton & Family; Reader: Jen Acton; Sound, Screen, & Streaming: Jacque Mohs; Videographer: NEEDED ; Musician: Video; Singer: Video; Counters: Kim Patience and Lisa Vossekuil; Communion Bread: Debi Martens; Communion Servers: Debi Martens & Liz Hansen
Worship Service Helpers/Volunteers Needed! If you are able and willing, we need your help in returning our 9:30 service to “normalcy.” It’s important that all of the positions be filled. Worship team members Debi Martens and Pat Nelson are available for any “training” you may want.
3 Easy ways to sign up:
1. Use SignUpGenius! It’s easy to access at this link and will even send you a reminder of your commitment.
2. Volunteer Kiosk: We have clipboards on the kiosks in the entryway for you to sign.
3. Call the Church office at 515-462-4270.