Jeremiah knew the frustration of having his words rejected. Jesus declares that his words may not bring peace, but division. In baptism we are buried with Christ that we may walk in newness of life. As we take stands for the sake of justice and lose our lives for the sake of others, we need not be afraid. The hairs of our head are counted. In baptism we are marked with the cross of Christ forever.
St. Paul's Lutheran School has positions open including a full-time administrative assistant and a part-time preschool associate. To learn more, visit stpaulswaverly.org/positions. Additional questions can be directed to Dr. Kris Meyer, St. Paul's Lutheran School principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Positions are open until filled.
St. Paul's Lutheran Church is seeking two individuals, a guitarist and drummer, to perform weekly at the Rejoice service for the upcoming year. Individuals must be flexible, adaptable, and require little coaching, Individuals will need to commit to Saturday morning rehearsals and the Sunday Rejoice service. Individuals will be compensated $50/week for their time and talents. Please contact Nick Klemetson, organist and director of music ministry, at email@example.com to learn more or express interest.
If you have announcements to share with the St. Paul's community please email firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline to submit weekly announcements is Wednesday at 12 p.m.
Join us for the Senior Adult Lunch program, "Partners Working to Make Waverly Food Secure," at 11:30 a.m. on Tuesday, June 27, in the Parish Hall. Jill Krall, W-SR United Way and Barbara Prather, Northeast Iowa Food Bank will share information on the Waverly Food Secure Network and the Northeast Iowa Food Bank. Lunch will follow. The menu will be shepherds pie, salad, and dessert. Donations of peanut butter (16 oz jar) for the school backpack program are appreciated. No reservations are needed.
Our birds have been flapping their wings hard. We are only $450 from our fundraising goal of $3,000. We will be offering some spectacular specials this weekend. Many thanks to those who helped flock Director of Administration, Sally Schneider. We were able to put 50 of the flock in her yard. Flamingo sales will officially end July 2 and flocking will conclude on July 7.
The next "First Fridays" will be July 7 with grilling starting at 6 p.m. followed by music at 7 p.m. at Kohlmann Park. All St. Paul's members and their friends, family, and any other guests are invited to attend. First Fridays is a social time for the community to gather in a fun and casual atmosphere. Please bring your own meat, a dish to share, beverage of your choice (beer and wine are welcomed), lawn chairs, blankets, lawn games, etc.
St. Paul's Lutheran School is in need of volunteers to help clean the school. If you or someone you know is interested or would like to learn more please contact Charlotte Westpfahl at 319-352-1444 or Dr. Kris Meyer at email@example.com.
In this week's gospel lesson, Jesus takes note of how the people feel hopeless and harassed. Jesus has compassion for them. Jesus gives to those who are weary the gift of himself, the living breathing gospel. Given the great divisions found within our own nation which leave us feeling hopeless and harassed, we are given the gospel out of Christ's compassion.
St. Paul's Lutheran School has several open positions including a full-time administrative assistant and a part-time art teacher, part-time preschool teacher, and part-time preschool associate. To learn more, visit stpaulswaverly.org/positions. Additional questions can be directed to Dr. Kris Meyer, St. Paul's Lutheran School principal, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Positions are open until filled.
We are now offering two places to submit welcome/ prayer request cards in case you miss the offering plate at worship service. Feel free to submit cards to either of the following places:
- The wooden box hanging on the wall overlooking the courtyard in the old narthex
- The wooden box sitting on the prayer kiosk next to the chapel in the new narthex.
Please check the board outside of the narthex for donations needed for VBS. We are seeking decor items that can be borrowed and returned such as large pieces of solid color fabric, solid color flat sheets, baskets, blankets, fake fruit, fake greenery, fake plants, safety pins, blue painters tape, tailgating tents and large pieces of white styrofoam. Please mark any donated items with your name so we can return them at the conclusion of VBS. Donations are needed by Wednesday, June 28.
Register for Vacation Bible School 2017 at stpaulswaverly.org/vbs. The dates are July 9-12 from 5:30pm-7:30pm and open to children age 3 (and potty trained) through finishing 4th grade. Children and students in 5th grade through high school are encouraged and welcome to sign up to be volunteers. Volunteers can sign up in the narthex or by emailing Deb Ford, director of children's ministry, at email@example.com.