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] MONDAY, JUNE 20 9amQuilting 12noon Lydia circle TUESDAY, JUNE 21 6pm Confirmation family meeting 7pm Confirmation family meeting WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 9:30am 4pm 6pm 6:30pm 7pm Staff meeting Book selection team Adult children of alcoholics 678 Night Endowment meeting THURSDAY, JUNE 23 6pm 6pm 6:30pm 7pm Centering Prayer Confirmation family meeting Open Spirit ensemble practice Confirmation family meeting FRIDAY, JUNE 24 GOD’S UNCHANGING LOVE 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 cool. 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 spirit. ▶ 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 5:30pmWorship SUNDAY, JUNE 26 8amWorship 9am Book Corner open 9:20amWorship 10:15am New members gather 10:30am Youth mission trip meeting 11am Worship June 18 & 19 - Pentecost 5 Preaching: 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 Preaching: 5:30/11:00 Peter W. Marty 8:00/9:20 Liesebet Gravley RECENT ISSUES OF CONNECTIONS are available at the Info Center and online at www.stpaulqc.org/ connections-flyer. Worship notes: 11:00 New members Communion served at all services staff connections PASTORS 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 COMMUNICATIONS Ann McGlynn Lauren Brown Becky Harper Karen Holden Director of communication Artistic director Adm. asst. to sr. pastor Book Corner manager OPERATIONS Todd Byerly Operations director Paula Durham Business manager Jennifer Garvey Receptionist Tessa Hahn Business office assistant Marcia Robertson Stewardship coordinator Harris Schneekloth Campus supervisor Matt Spencer Custodial manager Jim Akright Custodial/Maintenance Paul Caldwell Weekend host Ron Mullen Weekend host Joe Wollett Evening host LEARNING 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 MUSIC 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 563.326.3547 www.stpaulqc.org 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. OF SPECIAL NOTE 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 stpaulqc.org/signups. 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 stpaulqc.org/signups. DISCOVER & CONNECT adults WOMEN OF THE ELCA: All women 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 like. Karin Hanson, [email protected], 528-2064; Cathy Hagglund, crh4 [email protected] CENTERING PRAYER: Practice an 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] youth 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. SUNDAY MORNING FELLOWSHIP: Please join 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 stpaulqc.org/signups, at the Info Center, or call 3263547. HABITAT FOR HUMANITY 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 stpaulqc.org/signups. Questions? Contact Pastor Katy Warren at [email protected] or 326-3547. 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.