Worship This Weekend

Mary’s role is not limited to giving birth to Jesus and mothering him in his childhood. In John’s gospel, she is among the women standing near the cross; in Acts, she is among the disciples awaiting the gift of the Spirit. Through all that happened she continued to see how God was at work through her son, keeping the ancient promises to her ancestors, brushing aside the rich and powerful, and focusing on those as poor and powerless as Mary herself.

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St. Paul's is Hiring

St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School is hiring for three positions: a part-time custodian, a full-time preschool teacher, and a full-time preschool associate. Please visit www.stpaulswaverly.org/positions to learn more about these job opportunities. Questions relating to the custodian position can be directed to ron.zelle@stpaulswaverly.org and questions relating to the two preschool positions can be directed to kris.meyer@stpaulswaverly.org.

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HyVee Receipts

St. Paul's Lutheran School is now accepting Waverly HyVee receipts dated Aug. 1 or later. St. Paul's School Fund receives a percentage of receipt totals. Please drop receipts off in the church or school office or at either welcome desk.

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Prayer Petitions for Prayer Vigil

Our ushers will be handing out prayer petition cards during weekend worship to be filled out for our upcoming Prayer Vigil. Please place your prayer petition in the offering plate or leave it with an usher as you leave worship. Prayer petitions may also be emailed to or dropped off at the church office. Your participation is our prayer!

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Ladies' Night Out

Ladies’ Night Out will be held Aug. 9 at 6:30 p.m. at the East Bremer Diner. All women are invited. Bring a friend and enjoy a time with other women.

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August Outdoor Worship

Bring your furry, or not so furry, friend and join us for outdoor worship on Aug. 12 at 10:30 a.m. in Kohlmann Park. A special pet blessing will be offered during the service. All are welcome.

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Fun in the Son Blue Group

Fun in the Son Blue Group will meet Aug. 14 and head to Newtons in Waterloo. Meet at church at 9:30 a.m. Please call Shirley Schutte at 352-1730 or Diane Westendorf at 352-4181 with questions.

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Capstone at Pizza Ranch

St. Paul's Lutheran School sixth-graders will be busing tables for tips Wednesday, Aug. 15 from 5-8 p.m. at the Waverly Pizza Ranch. Ten percent of all sales and 100 percent of tips go toward the capstone trip to Washington D.C. in 2019. Make plans to dine in or carry out on Wednesday. 

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Do-Day

The next Do-Day is  Aug. 22 at 9 a.m. With the back-to-school sales, this is a perfect time to shop for school supplies for our LWR school kits. There will be bins outside the sanctuary for any donations.

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Backpack Blessing

All students are invited to join us for worship on Sunday, Aug. 19 at either our 8:30 or 10:30 a.m. service to receive a special back to school blessing. Bring your backpack or bag with you. Each child will receive a small token to carry with them throughout the school year. Teachers, administrators, associates and others who work in the school are encouraged and invited to attend this blessing as well.

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Youth Programming Orientation Dates

We are excited to begin confirmation and youth programming in a few short weeks. We ask all seventh through twelfth grade youth and parents attend programming orientation Sunday, Aug. 26 at 9:45 a.m., or Tuesday, Aug. 28 at 7 p.m.

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Children's Ministry Email Chain

Sign up to receive weekly Children's Ministry updates from Deb Bachman, director of children's ministry. Emails will include important dates relating specifically to St. Paul's Children's Ministry programs as well as upcoming milestones. To subscribe, click here.

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New Member Sponsors Needed

Do you like meeting new people? Are you interested in providing support and encouragement to those new to this congregation? In September we will be orientating and welcoming new members and transfers. We are seeking sponsors for approximately 25 families. If you are interested in becoming a sponsor or if you have questions, contact liz.wuertz@stpaulswaverly.org.

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Thank You Bartels Wheelchair Helpers

Many thanks to Duaine and Charlotte Westpfahl and Vern and Jean Byl for transporting Bartels residents to Good Shepherd Chapel Aug. 5. Thanks to Marianne Waldstein, Al and Alice Bidne, and Barb Fricke for volunteering this Sunday, Aug. 12.

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God's Work Our Hands Shirts

God’s Work Our Hands Sunday is fast approaching on Sept. 9. We will be placing an order for God’s Work Our Hands t-shirts that have our church name printed on the back. To place an order, find Deb Bachman in the narthex on Sundays through Aug. 12, email deb.bachman@stpaulswaverly.org.

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Fall Prayer Vigil

St. Paul's has established a tradition over the past few years of holding regular prayer vigils in the Chapel. Join us for our next vigil Sunday, Aug. 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please consider signing up for a 30 minute time slot to pray for the needs, concerns, and celebrations submitted in the coming weeks.

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