News from St. Paul’s – Week of September 21, 2014

Invitation to Prayer
Our Christian sympathies and prayers go out to the family and friends of Dennis Arnold, who passed away on September 11. Dennis was the brother of Cheryl West and Linda Dovel.  A visitation was held on September 16 in Plattsmouth, NE. Funeral and burial arrangements are pending.

Giving Thanks for Those Who Serve
Installation of Sunday School Teachers – September 21, 2014 – Join us as we install the 2014-2015 Sunday School teachers and staff. We thank them for sharing their time and talents and keep them in our thoughts and prayers as they nurture the faith of our youth through out this coming year!

Serving God and Neighbor
Dessert/Volunteer Sign-up Sheets @ INFO Tables // For the Fall Community Dinner // September 28, from 5-7pm // Contact Linda Kirkendall for more info at 402-245-3108.

Sewing Day // Tues. Sept. 23 from 9am –12noon // No sewing skills required! Please join us!

Lutheran World Relief Project! // Now through October // Personal Care Kits // The Women of the ELCA are collecting personal care kits for Lutheran World Relief. Please include the following items:
1 light-weight bath-size towel (20”X40” to 52”X27”) Dark color please.
2 bath-size bars of soap, any brand, original wrapping—4 to 5 oz.
1 adult-size toothbrush in its original wrapping.
1 sturdy comb (no picks or fine-toothed combs) remove packaging.
1 metal nail clippers (attached file optional) remove packaging.
Collection baskets & information sheets are at the entryways & in the Upper Room. // Completed kits can be wrapped in the towel and secured with a string or ribbon.

American Red Cross Bloodmobile // Cookies and Volunteers needed! Sign-Up Sheets located at the INFO Tables! // Cookie Donations (approx. 40 dozen) by Thurs. Oct. 2– please bring to the church kitchenette by 9am or Prichard Auditorium by 10am. // Canteen Workers – Thurs., Oct 2 10am-6pm and Fri., Oct. 3 8am-3pm. Please indicate the hours you are available.

Volunteer/Dessert Sign-Up Sheets @ INFO Tables // For the Linda Lantzy Cole BBQ Benefit on October 12 from 11am-2pm @ Prichard Auditorium. // Please sign-up by October 8. Thank you!

Sunday School Teachers and Subs Still Needed! // Contact Pam Scott @ 402-245-2112

Growing in Christ
Mid-Week Bible Study // Every Tuesday @ 6:30pm // We begin this Tuesday (September 23) with our study of the book of Matthew. // All are welcome! Bring a friend!

1st Communion Classes – Next sessions are September 28, October 12 & 26 // 11:30am-12:30pm in Luther Hall //5th grade and up // See Pastor Andrew for more information.

Confirmation Classes // Every Wednesday @ 6:30pm //

Newsletter Deadline // Mon. Sept. 22 // Please either email or drop off any items for the Oct. Newsletter to the office. // email ~

Morning Circle to Fold Newsletter // Thurs. Sept. 25 @ 10:30am // Extra hands are welcome!

Choir Practice // Every Wed. @ 7:30pm // New choir members are welcome!

Upcoming Events
The Waffle Man is BACK!  Richardson County Museum Fundraiser! // Sunday, September 21, 11am—2pm // 14th and Chase St. // $6/ person ~ Ages 4 & under eat free! 9” Belgian Waffles & Sausage // Supplemental Funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans SE Nebraska Chapter 30265

Lord’s Acre Sale- Barada United Methodist Church // Sat. September 27, 5-7pm @ Barada, NE // Homemade Chicken Noodle Soup & Chili, Sandwiches, & Pies // Freewill Donation // Auction @ 7pm– Handmade crafts, Pies, Canned Goods, Produce, etc…

Fall Community Benefit Supper- Sun., Sept. 28, 5-7pm at St. Paul’s Lutheran, 20th & Towle St. Enjoy an old-fashioned ham dinner with all the fixings! Carry-outs available. Freewill offering. Proceeds  to be given to the family of Eli Sayer for medical expenses. Eli, son of Luke and Rachel Sayer, was diagnosed with Open Lip Bilateral Schizencephaly. Eli is blind, unable to communicate, crawl, walk or talk and there is no known cure.

Linda Lantzy Cole ~ BBQ Benefit and Auction // Sunday, October 12, 2014 at Prichard Auditorium, 11-2pm // Freewill donation or cash donations may be given at F & M Bank, 1701 Stone Street, Falls City, NE  68355. // Linda was diagnosed with lung and brain cancer in March of this year and is daughter of the late Si and Lois Lantzy. // Supplemental Funds from Thrivent Financial for Lutherans SE Nebraska Chapter 30265

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