Friday, September 24th Announcements

God’s Work Our Hands Our Feet Sunday, September 26

Come worship with us at 9:30. This is a special day to bless our hands and our feet, as we work in God’s name, sharing the good news of the Gospel in service to our community.  Join us in person, watch our livestream Sunday morning on our YouTube channel, or view the service on the YouTube channel on Monday.

Pastor Ioan will be delivering the message based on Numbers 11:4-6, 10-16, 24-29. The sermon theme is Stronger Together; Strong in our Differences. For your devotions: Do not try to heal the world yourself.  You are not meant to be Savior.  God works through people more than persons.  God wants great gatherings of Great love, not a great heroic man sacrificing himself.  Jesus did that.  You don’t have to.  His job is savior.  Our job is to love our neighbors together.   

Worship Helpers. Greeters/Ushers: Don and Linda Darling; Reader: Don Darling; Sound: needed; Videographer: needed; Musician: Clarice Blanchard; Singer: Beth Sunds; Counters: Jen Acton and Lisa Vossekuil; Communion Bread: Penelope Petsche; Communion Servers: Penelope Petsche and needed. 

Sunday Bible Study: We will not meet this Sunday as we will be participating in God’s Work Our Hands Our Feet. Bible Study usually meets at 10:30 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.  

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.  

Wednesday God Squad & Confirmation: Our weekly Wednesday evening children and youth education programs are in session.  God Squad (4 yrs. to 6th grade) begins at 5:40 p.m. with a meal. Confirmation (7th & 8th grades) starts at 6 p.m. Children and youth are welcome to join at any time throughout the year. Please sign-up for God Squad through our website home page. Confirmation families please email this form to Pastor Ioan to let us know you child with be attending. A big THANK YOU goes to our meal sponsors! Donations of food or cash for the meal are always welcome; please contact Rainy Gibbens ( about your donations.  You may also volunteer to help on SignUp Genuis. We are thankful for kitchen/food help at 5:00, child care, teachers, and activity leaders.  

Sunday Evening Bible Study:  Adult Faith Formation evening program has resumed, and you are welcome to join at any time! We are currently studying the book of Romans. There are no books to buy; just bring your Bible. We begin at 5:30 p.m. with snacks, fellowship & prayer, and enter our study time at 6 p.m. Please contact Brenda Hollingsworth with your questions and/or to indicate your interest. (515-462-4092, 515-4468-8129,

As a preview for this Sunday’s focus on Romans Chapters 5-8, watch this four-minute video. If you missed last week’s session, you are invited to watch this four-minute video summarizing Chapters 1-4.

God’s Work Our Hands Our Feet Is THIS SUNDAY! About 65 St. Paul congregants will participate in the ELCA God’s Work Our Hands day of service. We have 9 different service projects within the community to show our neighborly love and spread the Gospel. If you would like to join us, please contact Ann Bartelt (  The day will start with a special worship service and blessing at 9:30. We will then work on our projects between 10:30 and 12:00-12:30. Lunch will be served from 12:00-1:00. 

CROP Walk THIS SUNDAY! St. Paul is participating in the annual CROP Walk with other Winterset churches at 2:00. Sponsorships, pledges, and donations, of which 25% stay in our community, will be accepted through Sunday morning. Checks are payable to CWS CROP Walk and may be left in the offering plate. See Dick Anderson (515-371-7083) with any questions. 

Operation Christmas Child Project Leader Needed.  Do you want to make a difference??  We’re looking for a Project Leader for the Operation Christmas Child initiative at St. Paul.  If you’re not familiar with this initiative, it involves communicating with and collecting shoeboxes from congregation members that have been filled with toys, hygiene items and school supplies for children around the world. Collection week is November 15-22nd, so it would be helpful to start the process in October. If you’re interested in chairing this important event, please let Jacque Mohs know (515-468-1899). 

Retirement Celebration: Cheryl Young is celebrating her retirement from the US Postal Service on Saturday, October 9. You are invited to join her and her husband Fred at their home 1824 Pammel Park Road anytime between 1:30 and 6:00 pm.  

Choir: Please join St. Paul Choir rehearsals Wednesdays at 7:10 pm. We are excited to see current members and enthusiastically welcome any new members as we sing praises to the Lord! 

Upcoming Worship Helpers Sunday, October 3, 9:30 am. Greeters/Ushers: Carson Cook and Sydney Cook; Reader: RoxAnn Rhoads; Sound: Matthew Brakhane and needed; Videographer: Grace Anderson; Musician: needed; Singer: needed; Counters: Steve Dick and Lisa Vossekuil; Communion Bread: Karen Meyer; Communion Servers: 2 needed.

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. 

3 Easy ways to sign up:

Use SignUp Genius! It’s easy to access at this link and will even send you a reminder of your commitment.  

Volunteer Kiosk: We have clipboards on the kiosks in the entryway for you to sign. 

Call the Church office at 515-462-4270.  

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.  His appointments begin at 10:30 a.m. and end at approximately 2:30 p.m. He needs to be picked up no later than 9:40 at North Ward, 415 N. 2nd Street, Winterset, at the south door of the east building. 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 SignUp Genius to indicate when you will 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 SignUp Genius is updated.

Free Sunshine! If you would like to help mow the church lawn this season, and get your dose of Vitamin D, please use SignUp Genius to sign up.