Worship This Weekend

All Saints celebrates the baptized people of God, living and dead, who are the body of Christ. As November heralds the dying of the landscape in many northern regions, the readings and liturgy call us to remember all who have died in Christ and whose baptism is complete. At the Lord’s table we gather with the faithful of every time and place, trusting that the promises of God will be fulfilled and that all tears will be wiped away in the new Jerusalem.

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All Saints Sunday

To celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, St. Paul's will host a week long series of worship services. On Sunday, Nov. 5, we will have opportunities to remember and celebrate the lives of those who have departed us as a part of All Saints Sunday. At 8:30 a.m., we will be led in worship by the Wartburg Choir.

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Directing Your Thrivent Choice Dollars

With Thrivent Choice®, you can recommend where some of Thrivent Financial's charitable outreach funds go. Since 2010, more than $330 million has been distributed to churches and nonprofits nationwide. There are thousands of participating organizations including St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School. To learn how to direct your dollars, click here.

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Thank You!

We graciously and sincerely want to thank Joel and Chris Johnson for transporting our boxes for the Lutheran World Relief gathering of quilts and kits. They will be taking 23 boxes to Sheffield on Nov. 4 on behalf of St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School. We thank God for their service.

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Lost and Found Dishes

Dishes left in the kitchen from funerals or other church events can be picked up in the narthex the next two weeks. They will be taken to Trinkets and Togs if not claimed in that time.

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Saints Cafe Update

St. Paul's Saints Cafe would like to thank everyone who donated their time and talents with baked goods for our October meal celebrating our 10th Anniversary. We served 256 meals. Our next meal is Nov. 27; if you would like to help cook, serve, or donate baked goods, the sign up sheet is in the narthex.  

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Connecting St. Paul's to the Global Community

Fair Trade supports disadvantaged farmers in developing countries all over the world. Look for products produced by Equal Exchange and join millions of other socially-conscious consumers across the U.S. in becoming a 'fair trader'. St. Paul's offers the opportunity to purchase Fair Trade products every Sunday in the narthex from 9:30 - 11 a.m., and also through the office during the week. ...

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New Member Orientation

If you are interested in becoming a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School, please mark your calendars for Sunday, November 12 at noon until 1 p.m. New member orientation includes a tour of the building, meeting the staff and lay leadership and a primer in Lutheran identity. Lunch and childcare will be provided. If you are interested or have questions, please email liz.wuertz@stpaulswaverly.org or call the church office at 352-3850. 

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PTO Mini Mall

St. Paul's Lutheran School PTO is hosting its annual Mini Mall on Nov. 7 in the Parish Hall. All are invited to stop in, shop around, and support our many local vendors. This is your one stop shop for all your personal and holiday needs! ...

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Women's Circle Schedule

Wednesday, Nov. 8
Ruth: 9:15 a.m., Barbara Zemke, church narthex
Heist: 9:30 a.m., Ledges 3
Kettner: 9:30 a.m., Jan Striepe, 1222 Bach Dr.
Luther: 6:45 p.m., church classroom 313
Thursday, Nov. 9
Bowman: 7:30 a.m., Duo's, 805 W. Bremer Ave.

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Grief Support Group Meets

The Apostle Paul writes to the Philippians, "I thank my God every time I remember you." The memories of those who have lost loved ones are especially strong. The focus of our November meeting will be on Thanksgiving. All are welcome to join us on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 6:30 p.m. in room 314. Feel free to invite a friend who is grieving, or bring someone for support. There is no charge.  Led by Pr. Larry Trachte. 

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Coffee Fellowship

November sign-up sheets for coffee fellowship treats and juice are posted in the narthex. Please consider baking three dozen cookies or providing orange juice for one of the Sundays.

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Worship This Weekend

This Sunday we celebrate the 500th anniversary of the Reformation. We rejoice in the heart of our faith: the gospel of Christ—the good news—that makes us free! We pray that the Holy Spirit would continue to unite and reform the entire church in its proclamation and witness to the world. We welcome to our pulpit Bishop Steven Ullestad of the Northeastern Iowa Synod. The tradition of the Northeastern Iowa Synod is when the Bishop preaches at a congregation a special offering for ELCA World Hunger Appeal is taken. St. Paul's respects this tradition.

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St. Paul's Saints Cafe Celebrates 10 Years

October marks the 10th anniversary of St. Paul's Saints Cafe. We would love to have you join us at our next meal on Oct. 30. In addition, we are still in need of bars or cookies for the meal. Thank you to everyone who makes this important community meal possible. 

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Directing Your Thrivent Choice Dollars

With Thrivent Choice®, you can recommend where some of Thrivent Financial's charitable outreach funds go. Since 2010, more than $330 million has been distributed to churches and nonprofits nationwide. There are thousands of participating organizations including St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School. To learn how to direct your dollars, click here.

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Reformation A-Z Coloring Book Released

In celebration of the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Reformation A-Z: Celebrating the Reformation With God’s Youngest Blessings is a coloring book for early learners that will help educators teach specific parts of the Reformation in the classroom and help families engage in Reformation learning at home. Click here for the free download.

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Men's Small Group

Men's Small Group meets every other Sunday at 6:30 p.m. in the south end of multipurpose room, classroom 121. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 29. We will be discussing social inequalities and diversity while reading Tim Wise's book "White Like Me." If you were not able to attend the last meeting, you are still welcome to attend and won't be behind. If interested, please contact Amos Kraus at amoskraus@gmail.com or 319-610-5022.

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