Category Archives: Announcements

Announcements – Week of August 23, 2015

Confirmation Youth/Parent Meeting // Wednesday, August 26 @ 6:30pm // Classes begin 9/2, and are open to all students entering seventh grade and above who have not yet affirmed their baptism into Christ. Contact Pastor Andrew with any questions.

Katie Café Group Meets // Wednesday, August 26 @ 5pm // Meeting & Fold Newsletters.

New Member Dinner // Sunday, August 30, at 5:00pm at St. Paul’s. // Come enjoy a meal and learn about our community of faith and your place in it! // Anyone interested in our congregation is welcome to attend! Please RSVP by Wednesday, August 26, to Pastor Andrew.

Sunday School Teachers and Subs needed! Are you interested in helping with our Sunday School program? What a great opportunity to serve, learn, and grow along with our youth! // Classes to begin Sunday, September 13. // Call Deb Haveman @ 402-883-2770 for more info!

NSWO Biennial Convention Registration // Due Tuesday, September 1 // Forms available at INFO Tables.

LWR School Kits // Collection – August & September – All Month // Lists of items needed are available at the INFO Tables along with collection boxes. // Thanks you!

Tangible Offering Items – WELCA 12th Biennial Convention // For LOVE KITS for women in homeless shelters. // Collection through September 13 // A list of items needed is available at the INFO Tables along with collection boxes. // Thank you!

Father/Son Retreat // September 19-20 at Camp Carol Joy Holling // Event and registration information is available on the INFO Tables or online at cjhcenter.org/fatherson

Mother/Daughter Retreat // November 14-15 or November 21-22 at Camp Carol Joy Holling // Event and registration information is available on the INFO Tables or online at cjhcenter.org/motherdaughter

Announcements – Week of August 16, 2015

Reminder // NO Back-To–School Clothing Giveaway will be held this year.

FYI– Confirmation Youth/Parent Meeting // Wednesday, August 26 @ 6:30pm // Classes begin Wednesday, September 2 (6:30pm-8:00pm)

Katie Café Group Meets // Wednesday, August 26 @ 5pm // Meeting & Fold Newsletters.

Nebraska Synodical Women’s Organization Biennial Convention Registration // Due September 1 // Forms available at INFO Tables.

LWR School Kits // Collection – August & September – All Month // Lists of items needed are available at the INFO Tables along with collection boxes. // Thanks you!

Tangible Offering Items- WELCA 12th Biennial Convention // For LOVE KITS for women in homeless shelters. // Collection thru September 13 // A list of items needed is available at the INFO Tables along with collection boxes. // Thank you!

Father/Son Retreat // Sept. 19-20 at Camp Carol Joy Holling // Event and registration information is available on the INFO Tables or online at cjhcenter.org/fatherson

Mother/Daughter Retreat // Nov. 14-15 or Nov. 21-22 at Camp Carol Joy Holling // Event and registration information is available on the INFO Tables or online at cjhcenter.org/motherdaughter

Cobblestone Vesper Service– Sun. Aug. 23 @ First Christian Church- 6:30pm– Everyone Welcome!

Sunday School Teachers and Subs needed! Are you interested in helping with our Sunday School program? What a great opportunity to serve, learn, and grow along with our youth! Classes to begin Sunday, September 13. Call Deb Haveman @ 402-883-2770 for more info!

First Christian Church- Cobblestone Festival Food Stand– Aug. 22!  Please join us for lunch in our air conditioned basement! The menu includes beef burgers, hot dogs, chips, blooming onions, homemade ice cream, pop & water.  The stand will open up just before the parade and conclude when sold out.

First United Methodist- Cobblestone Festival Food Stand– Aug. 22!  Please join us for lunch in our air conditioned basement! The menu includes beef burgers, hot dogs, ham salad sandwiches, salads, desserts, & drinks. All individually priced. The stand will be open from 11:30am-1:30pm.

 

 

 

 

Announcements – Week of August 2, 2015

Benefit for Tami Feek – Saturday, August 15, 4-7pm at Prichard Auditorium // BBQ Pork, Sides and desserts // There will be an auction & raffle // Freewill offering // Proceeds to help with medical expenses. Tami was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer in early 2014, and it was found to have moved into her bones in late 2014. She is traveling to Omaha for treatments, as well as Houston. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thank you!  Additional funding provided by the Southeast Nebraska Chapter of Thrivent Financial (#30265).

Salads Needed For Tami Feek Benefit // Sign-up sheets on INFO Tables. // Take your salads to Prichard by 3:30pm Sat., Aug. 15. Thank you! // See back of announcements for benefit details.

Deborah Circle Meets // Tuesday, August 4 @ 11:30 in Brownville.

Morning Circle Meets // Wednesday, August 5 @ 9am.

Ruth Circle Meets // Thursday, August 6 @ 11:30am for lunch out at La Fiesta.

Back To School Community Pool Party // Wednesday, August 5 from 8-10pm @ FC Aquatic Center //   Admission is free with the donation of school supply items. Cash donations are welcome also!// Sponsored by  PIE and SENCA.

This Saturday, August 8th – 6:05pm First Pitch // Previously reserved tickets are available this week following worship or this week from Pastor Andrew during office hours or by arrangement. Please pay when picking up your tickets ($14ea).

Equal Exchange Products—Sunday, August 16 // Available to purchase and order before and after worship in the Upper Room. // On-going fundraiser for the Katie Café Group’s Funeral Dinner Fund. // For special orders and wholesale pricing talk with a Katie Café Group member.

Local & LWR School Kits // Collection – August & September – All Month // Lists of items needed are available at the INFO Tables along with collection boxes. // Thank you!

Tangible Offering Items- WELCA 12th Biennial Convention // For LOVE KITS for women in homeless shelters. // Collection—Aug. & Sept.—All Month // A list of items needed is available at the INFO Tables along with collection boxes. // Thanks you!

Special Music // If you or anyone you know would like to share their talents by providing special music, contact Tony Rieschick @ 245-3783 or Pr. Andrew. // Sign-up sheet is by the office.

A Huge THANK YOU to everyone who volunteered or helped in ANY WAY with the Summer Lunch Program. We could never do it without all of you! Blessings! // A special THANK YOU to Cathy Judd, our Site Supervisor, for doing such a great job! This year was the 11th year the Summer Food Service Program has been held in our community. // Look for a complete report with stats on how the program did this summer in the Sept. Newsletter. We are looking forward to seeing all our volunteers back again next year!

Announcements – Week of July 26, 2015

Our Christian sympathies and prayers go out to Judi Carter and her family for the loss of her brother, Jeff Schmahl, on Tuesday, July 14. “A Celebration of Life” for Jeff will be held on Saturday, August 8 at 2pm in Lincoln at Memorial Stadium – West Stadium – Club Level 3, One Stadium Drive.

Thank you to Mid Bauer for sharing her time and talents by providing special music during Sunday’s worship service.

Next 4:30pm Saturday Communion Worship // August 1 // Please join us!

Back-to-School Community Pool Party // Wednesday, August 5 from 8-10pm @ FC Aquatic Park //     Admission is free with the donation of school supply items. Cash donations are welcome also! // Sponsored by PIE and SENCA.

St. Paul’s at Kaufmann Stadium // Kansas City Royals v. Chicago White Sox – Saturday, August 8 – 6:05pm First Pitch // Tickets are $14 each // Sign-up sheet on the INFO Table. // Watch for more details and carpool options coming soon!

Local & LWR School Kits // Collection – August & September – All Month // Lists of items needed are available at the INFO Tables along with collection boxes. // Thank you!

Tangible Offering Items – Nebraska Synodical Women’s Organization 12th Biennial Convention // For LOVE KITS for women in homeless shelters. // Collection – August & September – All Month // A list of items needed is available at the INFO Tables along with collection boxes. // Thank you!

Summer Food Service Program // Monday – Friday @ 12noon // Youth 18 & under eat free! // The Program ends Friday, July 31!

Special Music // If you or anyone you know would like to share their talents by providing special music, contact Tony Rieschick @ 245-3783 or Pastor Andrew. // Sign-up sheet is by the office.

Anna Bierman Open House // The family of Anna Bierman invites you to an Open House to celebrate Anna’s 95th birthday today from 2-3:30pm at FC Healthcare Community, 2800 Towle St. No gifts please. Cards can be sent to Anna at this address – Room # 304.

Order your yellow “God’s Work. Our Hands.” ELCA T-Shirt by Aug. 2 // Youth S thru Adult XL – $7ea. / 2XL – $9ea. / 3XL – $10ea. / 4XL – $11ea. / 5XL – $12ea. Order Sheets at both entryways and the Upper Room. Payment due when shirts arrive. Shirts to be worn on Sept. 13- “God’s Work. Our Hands.” Sunday. We need an order of 10 to get our church info printed on the back! More info – Contact Pastor Andrew or the church office.

Spirit of Brownville // Thrivent has reserved the Spirit of Brownville for Aug. 2 from 3-4pm for Thrivent members who would like to ride the boat. There is room for 150 people on a first come first serve basis.  A sign-up sheet will be in Upper Room or call 757-746-6660 or email at jjenkins@agjunction.com. Sign-up deadline is July 29.

Festival of Tables Recap // Thank you to everyone who donated their time, salads, auction items, or their talents for the Festival of Tables and Silent Auction. It was a huge success again this year.  Proceeds from the Silent Auction were $375.50 and will go to the Fall City Area Ministerial Association for community needs. Proceeds from the ticket sales were $773 plus a $500 donation will go to various local, state, and national projects. We thank the Thrivent Action Team for the $250 which took care of all our expenses this year. Thank you all for your help!

Announcements – Week of June 28, 2015

MANY MORE Meals-On-Wheels Volunteers Needed!
July 1– July 11 // Sign-up sheet located on the INFO Table– Upper Room. // Thank you for taking the time to volunteer!

Festival of Tables — July 18
Still in need of a couple more volunteers to host theme tables. // Interested? Contact Carol Bierman, Marilyn McKinsey, or Ann Smith.

Reminder– Festival of Tables Table Descriptions Due JULY 1
If possible– please e-mail them to Karen in the Church Office // For assistance, please call Karen @ 245-3828.

Katie Café Group Meets
Mon. June 29 @ 10am // We will be folding the newsletters.

Equal Exchange Products for Sale on July 5
Available to purchase and order before and after worship in the Upper Room. // On-going fundraiser for the Katie Café Group’s Funeral Dinner Fund. // For special orders and wholesale pricing talk with a Katie Café Group member.

Summer Food Service Program at St. Paul’s
Monday — Friday @ 12noon // Youth 18 & under eat FREE!

Summer Food Service Program Training
If you missed the training dates please contact Cathy @ 402-801-1776 or the church office @ 402-245-3828 to schedule a training session.

Special Music
If you or anyone you know would like to share their talents by providing special music, contact Tony Rieschick @ 245-3783 or Pr. Andrew. // Sign-up sheet is by the office.

Farmers’ Market
Every Thursday, May–Oct., 4-6pm. // FC Library Parking lot.

Needed– Salads and Silent Auction Items For Festival of Tables on July 18
Sign-up sheets are at the entryways for salads.// Auction items can be placed in the large north Sunday School room starting July 13. // Salads maybe brought to the basement kitchen starting Fri., July 17. // Thank you for your support of this event.

FYI ~ Saturday Communion Worship Schedule
Due to scheduling conflicts, Saturday Worship will be held only once in July: July 11. // We will be back on the regular schedule of the Saturday before the 1st & 3rd Sundays of the month in August!

Reception in Honor of Melvin and Mildred Rieschick—Sunday, July 5
The family of Melvin & Mildred Rieschick are hosting a reception honoring them on their 70th wedding anniversary. The reception will be at Eastview Apartments in the Sunroom on Sunday, July 5 from 2-4pm. Mildred’s also celebrating her 90th birthday on June 30. Cards for either may be sent to one of the following addresses: Melvin Rieschick, Eastview Apts. # 44, 800 East 21st St., Falls City, NE 68355. Or Mildred Rieschick, Falls City Healthcare Community, 2800 Towle St., Room 208, Falls City, NE 68355. We hope you can join us for this special celebration of love and family.
Diana & Carl, David & Sue & Family, and Pat & Family

Attention Thrivent Members
Thrivent Financial will be hosting a performance of “Smoke on the Mountain Homecoming” at the Brownville Village Theater for Thrivent members on Tuesday, July 14. There is only ONE performance this year, and space is limited. The Southeast Chapter has voted to allot 6 tickets to each congregation on a first-come, first-served basis. A sign-up sheet is located on the Info Table in the Upper Room. Deadline to sign–up is July 8! If more than six people request tickets, the other names will be placed on a waiting list in the event that other congregations don’t use their allotted number of tickets.

St. Paul’s at Kaufmann Stadium
The Social Ministry/Evangelism Committee invites the people of St. Paul’s to hit the road for Kansas City and enjoy an evening of fellowship at Kaufmann Stadium. We are planning to reserve a block of seats for the Royals’ game on Saturday, August 8, but we need to know how many we’ll need to meet the demand. Tickets are $14 each if we buy at least 20. Please check out the sign-up sheet on the Info Table today, and let us know if you are interested ASAP. Join us for a great time together later this summer!

3rd Annual Tanner Shelby Merz Memorial Cruise – Saturday, July 11
Registration @ 9am –11am. Run starts @ 11am at The Would Eye- 1821 Stone St. $25/person. // Early registration July 10 from 6pm-? @ The Would Eye // Cars, jeeps, and motorcycles welcome! // Proceeds to be used for the Tanner Shelby Merz Memorial Fund.

Announcements – Week of Sunday, May 10, 2015

Happy Mother’s Day! // We remember all who through their nurture and care have blessed us with motherly love, whether they have had children or not. “I have been reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother…and in your mother… and now lives in you also.” 2 Timothy 1:5

+ Last Day of Sunday School & Adult Discussion // This Sunday (May 10) // As we celebrate the closing of another awesome year of growing our faith, we would like to thank all of the Sunday School staff and their subs for giving of their time and talents. // Please remember to join us for worship each Sunday at 10am during the summer. // Classes will resume Sept. 13 with Rally Sunday!

+ Sunday, May 10 – Equal Exchange Products Available! // The Katie Group will be selling Equal Exchange products. // Don’t forget to stop in and get a little something special for Mom or Grad!

+ NEW DAY For Weekly Bible Study // Bible Study will be held on Tuesdays every week @ 3pm.

+ 4:30 Communion Worship // Sat. May 16 // All are welcome! Please join us!

+ Summer Food Service Program Training Dates // 6pm on Wed., May 13 & Mon., May 18 // The Nebraska Department of Education requires volunteers to attend a 1 hour training session. // Please pick a date and bring a friend! // More info– contact Cathy @ 402-801-1776 or the church office @ 402-245-3828.

+ Women of the ELCA Executive Board Meeting // Wed., May 20 in the Upper Room. All officers and committee chairpersons please attend.

+ Newsletter Deadline // May 20 // Please have all items to the church office– stpauls@sentco.net

+ Confirmation Sunday // May 31 @ 10am // Our prayers and blessings to our confirmands – Ellie Gilkerson and Jake Joy. A reception in their honor will follow worship in the Upper Room.

+ Earthquake in Nepal // Lutheran Disaster Response is on the scene bringing aid to people affected by the earthquake on April 25. // More information about how you can donate to relief efforts is available on the Info Table.

+ Special Music // If you or anyone you know would like to share their talents by providing special music, contact Tony Rieschick @ 245-3783 or Pr. Andrew. // Sign-up sheet is by the office.

+ Farmers’ Market // Every Thursday, May–Oct., 4-6pm. // FC Library Parking lot. // Returning vendors and new vendors welcome. // Contact Denise Daake @ 402-245-3717 for more info.

+ Thursday Morning Women’s Coffee // Every Thursday 9:30-10:30am // Everyone is welcome!

+ Pr. Andrew Hits the Streets // In an effort to be more physically fit, Pr. Andrew is walking to the office and back most days. If you have a meeting or appointment at with him at church and don’t see a car in the parking lot, don’t assume he’s not there. Come on in, or call him on his cell phone.

Announcements – Week of March 1, 2015

Our Christian sympathies and prayers go out to the family and friends of Donnie Stokes, the brother of Karen Simon. Donnie passed away on Feb. 20. A memorial service was held on Wed., Feb. 25 at the Good News Assembly of God in Falls City.

Our Christian sympathies go out to Tom & Donna Bentley at the sudden passing of their daughter Sharon on Feb. 6. A service of remembrance was held in Paulsbo, WA on Feb. 10.  Please keep Tom, Donna, and their family in your thoughts and prayers.

★ Southeast Conference Spring Gathering– NE Synodical Women’s Organization – March 7 at St. Paul’s! // It’s not too late to make plans to attend! Information available at the entryways & the Info Table // Open to all! You DO NOT have to be a circle member to participate! // Questions or for late registration- Contact Elysia @ 402-801-0521 or Carol @ 402-245-5628.

★  Open Dates in MARCH ~ 2015 Flower Chart // It is located in the Narthex. // Please prayerfully consider providing flowers. // The cost is $30/week. Thank you.

★ Bible Study Date Change // The 3pm Tues. Bible Study has moved to 3pm on Mondays.

★ Donations needed by March 6! // Tangible Offering Items for the Spring Gathering.// Personal Hygiene items– Shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, toothpaste, razors, soap, diapers, wipes, etc… // A complete list and collection boxes are available at both entryways.

★ Mid-Week Lenten Worship // Wed. Mar. 4 @ 6:30pm // Info on the back of the announcements!

★ Sermons a la Carte //  March 6 @ 12noon // First Presbyterian Church.

★ Guest Preacher to visit St. Paul’s // Sunday, March 8 // Pr. Bob Schmeelcke will be sharing info about “Food for the Poor”, an organization working to end hunger across the globe. // Pr. Schmeelcke will be with us for the education hour and will preach at the 10am service. // Please join us in welcoming Pr. Schmeelcke to St. Paul’s and learning about Food for the Poor.

★ Lenten Devotionals // Available at both entryways and on the Info Table. // This devotional resource leads us through the Season of Lent and is provided by FCAMA.

★ March 8 – Spring Ahead! Time Change// Remember to set your clocks ahead 1 hour!

★ Containers & Bowls! // Thank you for providing food for recent events at St. Paul’s. // Please stop by the basement kitchen to pick up any bowls or container that may belong to you!

★ Contribution Statements for 2014 are ready to be picked up! They will be available before and after worship or you may stop in the office M-F, 8am to noon.

Thrivent Choice Dollars® // March 31– Deadline to designate //  Support St. Paul’s. Our church # is 8690. // Instructions are available in the INFO Table or you can go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice or call 800-THRIVENT and state “Thrivent Choice.” // More questions? Contact Pam Scott or Joyce Jenkins.

For Your Information! Note Time Change // Starting with the time change, Saturday Communion Worship time will be moving back to 4:30pm beginning on March 14. Saturday  worship is held on the Saturday before the 1st and 3rd Sundays of each month. Pass the word! Please join us!

Empty Bowls Soup Supper – Thurs., March 10 from 5-7pm @ Prichard Auditorium // Serving a variety of soups from Falls City’s fine restaurants and volunteers. Proceeds to benefit the Falls City BackPack Program serving children in Richardson County. For more info call 402-245-4451.