next weekend today at st. paul


next weekend today at st. paul
June 18 & 19, 2016
Privacy laws prevent hospitals from automatically informing churches of members admitted. You can easily notify our pastoral care staff of a hospitalization:
563-326-3547 x211 or [email protected]
12noon Lydia circle
6pm Confirmation family meeting
7pm Confirmation family meeting
Staff meeting
Book selection team
Adult children of alcoholics
678 Night
Endowment meeting
Centering Prayer
Confirmation family meeting
Open Spirit ensemble practice
Confirmation family meeting
Tomorrow (June 20) marks the summer
solstice - the longest day of the year.
Those of us in the Midwest will experience over 16 hours of glorious daylight.
We’ve learned to delight in these beautifully long summer days in part because
we know they won’t last forever. Soon
enough, the seasons will change, the
days inch shorter, the trees begin to
change color, and the temperatures will
Yet, in the midst of such certain change,
some things remain. The constant love
and grace of God is as dependable as
ever. The words of Isaiah offer this reminder: “The grass withers and the
flower fades, but the word of our God
will stand forever.” No matter how long
or short the days may be, God’s love for
us remains unchanged.
Our hospitalized: (*released as of June 9)
*Deb Kretschmer
Elmira Schlichting
Jenny Vogel
With sympathy:
Mollie & Phil Hart, her aunt
Mary Ann Beebe
SUMMER LUNCH SERIES: Bring a sack lunch and come to the Library Commons,
Wednesdays, June 29-July 27, 12 noon-1 p.m., for a discussion about the fruit of the
▶ June 29: Overview and Love, Ryan Bailey and Tammy Hermanson
▶ July 6: Joy and Peace, Katy Warren and Andy Langdon
▶ July 13: Patience and Kindness, Amy Diller and Ann McGlynn
▶ July 20: Gentleness and Self-Control, Sara Olson-Smith and Karen Holden
▶ July 27: Generosity and Faithfulness, Peter Marty and Dana Welser
5pm Wedding rehearsal
today at st. paul SATURDAY, JUNE 25
2pm Kurtz/Lukowicz wedding
9am Book Corner open
10:15am New members gather
10:30am Youth mission trip meeting
11am Worship
June 18 & 19 - Pentecost 5
5:30/11:00 Peter W. Marty
8:00/9:20 Sara Olson-Smith
Worship notes:
9:20 VBS Kids Choir
Communion served at all services
Readings: Isaiah 65: 1-9; Galatians 3:
23-29; Luke 8: 26-39
next weekend June 25 & 26 - Pentecost 6
5:30/11:00 Peter W. Marty
8:00/9:20 Liesebet Gravley
are available at the Info Center
and online at
Worship notes:
11:00 New members
Communion served at all services
staff connections
Peter W. Marty
Sara Olson-Smith
Katy Warren
Amy Diller
Liesebet Gravley
Ron Huber
Senior pastor
Associate pastor
Associate pastor
Pastor in residency
Pastor in residency
Visitation pastor
Ann McGlynn
Lauren Brown
Becky Harper
Karen Holden
Director of communication
Artistic director
Adm. asst. to sr. pastor
Book Corner manager
Todd Byerly
Operations director
Paula Durham
Business manager
Jennifer Garvey
Tessa Hahn
Business office assistant
Marcia Robertson Stewardship coordinator
Harris Schneekloth Campus supervisor
Matt Spencer
Custodial manager
Jim Akright
Paul Caldwell
Weekend host
Ron Mullen
Weekend host
Joe Wollett
Evening host
Ryan Bailey
Director of faith formation
Joanna Roland
Preschool & kids’ learning
Andy Langdon
Director of youth ministries
Michelle Juehring Children & family life
Dana Welser
Neighborhood schools
Tammy HermansonResidency administrator
Teresa Whitbeck Childcare coordinator
Chris Nelson
Director of music ministries
Bill Campbell
Contemporary music
Linda Allebach
Assistant organist
Jon Hurty
Chorale director
Dan Pepper
Youth choir director
Rosita Tendall
Children’s choir director
Margaret ThompsonChildren’s choir director
A refugee family in a far-away place is about to learn they are coming to the
Quad Cities. St. Paul people are about to learn the joy of welcoming them.
In partnership with World Relief-Moline, St. Paul will walk alongside a
refugee family resettling in the Quad Cities. The family will likely arrive in July
or August, from one of several nations worldwide experiencing war and poverty.
Resettlement support usually lasts six-eight months, sometimes longer.
A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his/her homeland as a
result of persecution because of race, religion, nationality, political opinion,
and/or social class. Each year, approximately 225 refugees resettle in the Quad
Cities through World Relief. They come here, often after a years-long process in
a refugee camp.
Approximately 80,000 resettle in the United States each year. Worldwide, 60
million people have been forced to leave their homes.
“Transformation of lives is what we are here for,” said Amy Rowell, director
of the World Relief office in Moline. “It is a slow process. But as they are learning about our culture, we have an opportunity to learn from them – their ways
and their thoughts. It’s a growth opportunity for all of us.”
Household items collection
Visit the Gathering Area and choose one or two items to purchase. Return
items to St. Paul by Friday, July 1.
Refugee family support
Readings: 1 Kings 19: 15-16, 19-21;
Galatians 5: 1, 13-19;
Luke 9: 51-62
Printed copies of the Open Spirit service
2136 Brady Street
order are available at the usher’s station.
Davenport, IA 52803
Home setup, prayer, transportation assistance, friendship partner, English
tutor, support team leaders – these are some of the ways St. Paul people will
help. To indicate interest and learn more, visit the Gathering Area.
WOMEN’S CHOIR : On Sunday, July 17, women of all ages are invited to
be part of a choir at 9:20 a.m. worship. There will be two rehearsals: Sundays June 26 and July 10 at 10:30 a.m. on the lower level in Room 011. If
you have any questions, contact Chris Nelson. [email protected], 326-3547 x214
HOLY BAPTISM: Three people step into the embrace of the Christian faith
through holy baptism during our 9:20 a.m. worship this weekend: Katherine Conrad, daughter of Sara and William Conrad; Ronda Meier; and John
Pavelka. We welcome them into the Lord’s family.
MISSION APPALACHIA: Fall dates are Oct. 1-8. Be a part of a St. Paul
crew helping make homes warmer, safer, and drier in Appalachia, where
poverty is more than double the national average. The church’s partnership
with Appalachia Service Project translates into twice-a-year serving experiences. In October, crews will work in Chavies, Kentucky. The trip expense
and travel distance are reasonable, at $325 for the week. Sign up online at Pastor Katy Warren, [email protected], 326-3547 x232
SO ALL MAY EAT: Wednesday, June 29. St. Paul people cook meals at St.
Paul and serve at the Salvation Army Shelter at 6th and Harrison Streets in
Davenport. The initiative is called So All May Eat. Shoppers and cooks are
needed. Meet in the lower level kitchen at 2 p.m. for meal prep; 5 p.m. for
food delivery and serving. Sign up at
of St. Paul are invited for fellowship,
Bible study, and service to others. Last
meeting date for Lydia circle is June 20
at 12 noon (Judy Nelson’s home)
Karin Hanson, [email protected], 326-2214
QUILTING: Monday, June 20, 9 a.m.
- 3 p.m. This devoted group of caring quilters, beginners and experts
alike, gather to sew, tie, cut, and piece
together quilts which are donated to
those in need. Anyone is welcome to
come for all or part of the time. No
previous quilting experience necessary.
Bring your friends and a lunch, if you’d
Karin Hanson, [email protected], 528-2064;
Cathy Hagglund, crh4 [email protected]
ancient prayer form in which you will
experience God’s presence within.
Centering prayer does not replace
other kinds of prayer, but is a discipline that allows a person to move
beyond conversation to resting in God
and communion with Christ. Meets
every Thursday, 6-7 p.m., on the upper
level, Room 203.
Dick Jensen, [email protected]
678 NIGHT: Wednesday, June 22,
6:30-8 p.m., in the Library Commons.
Crazy games, fun fellowship, and great
Bible study – just for students in 6th,
7th, and 8th grades. Free! Sign up by showing up!
Andy Langdon, [email protected]
Pastor Katy Warren, [email protected], 326-3547 x232
HELP IN THE COMMUNITY GARDEN: These plots of plants are grown
to feed those who are food insecure. Volunteers are always needed to help
with weeding, watering, and tending these veggies, herbs, fruits, and flowers. Contact Matt Schroeder to help: [email protected]
THE ST. PAUL BOOK CORNER is open this Sunday morning. Stop in to
find cards and gift ideas, including Father’s Day, weddings, and baptisms.
This book store is a non-profit congregational venture to help people make
the Christian faith a seven-day-a-week experience. Prices are below retail;
no tax is charged.
July 6
July 13
July 20
July 27
Debt of Honor
Still Alice
Good Will Hunting
Inside Out
Movies start at 6:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.
others for coffee, doughnuts, juice, and conversation
in the gathering areas on the main level.
A BLUE BOOK, “Welcome to St. Paul,” is situated
in every pew near the aisle seat. Please take a moment
to share your name and pass the book. As it returns to
you, glance at other names and look for your chance to
greet one another after worship. The warmth of your
greeting can brighten the whole day.
NURSERY: We believe children belong in worship.
But if your child needs a break, please assist other
worshipers and seek out our staffed nursery in the
“Kid’s Corner” in the Library Commons. Silent pagers
available. For nursing moms, a designated room is
available to you, just 20 feet left of the elevator.
CHILDREN: Children’s messages are a part of our
Sunday services at 9:20 and 11 a.m. Special bulletins
are available from an usher. Worship bags for children are at entrances to the Sanctuary.
COMMUNION: The Lord’s Table is
open to believers of all Christian traditions.
Adults and children who do not commune are invited
to come forward, crossing arms upon the chest for
a blessing. Communion is distributed by a practice
called intinction; please touch your wafer lightly to
the wine. Gluten-free wafers are available at all stations. Grape juice is available on Sundays in the pottery chalice at the station furthest left.
FAITH RESOURCES: A library and the nonprofit
Book Corner on the main level provide wonderful resources for growing your faith. Check them out.
MEMBERSHIP: A one-session Membership Inquiry
Class is offered once each month for those interested
in exploring what membership at St. Paul involves.
The next opportunity will be on Thursday, July 14,
6:30-9 p.m. OR Saturday, August 20, 9-11:30 a.m.
Childcare is available on request. Sign up online at, at the Info Center, or call 3263547.
Swing a hammer and make new friends. Volunteers
will work throughout the summer to build a house
for Habitat for Humanity Quad Cities. Interested in
helping? The dates of build days include:
▶ Saturdays, July 16 & August 13, 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
To sign up, visit Questions?
Contact Pastor Katy Warren at [email protected] or
More than 350 surfers, age pre-k through high school,
and countless dedicated volunteers, took to the beach
to learn about God. They learned about creation, Miriam
caring for Moses on the Nile, the baptism of Jesus, Jesus
calming the storm, and breakfast on the beach.
With games, stories, crafts, and music – and visits from
Skipper and Snappy the Crab each day – kids and volunteers jumped into an ocean of excitement for God. Mark
your calendar for next year’s VBS, June 5-9, 2017.

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