Worship This Weekend

It is an age-old question: why is there evil in the world? In the parable of the wheat and the weeds Jesus suggests that both grow together until the harvest. With Paul, we long for the day that all creation will be set free from bondage and suffering. Having both weeds and wheat within us, we humbly place our hope in the promises of God, and from the Lord’s table we go forth to bear the fruit of justice and mercy.

Grace Kalkbrenner
Employment Opportunity

St. Paul’s Lutheran School has an opening for a part-time preschool teacher position for the 2017-18 school year. Please apply by sending a letter of application, resume, and three references to Dr. Kris Meyer, school principal, at 301 1st St. N.W., Waverly, IA 50677 or email materials to school@stpaulswaverly.org. Position open until filled.

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Fellowship at SingleSpeed Brewing

Young Adults/Young Parents are invited to join us for fellowship on Saturday, July 22 at 4 p.m. for a late afternoon/early evening snack at SingleSpeed Brewing in Cedar Falls. Childcare is not provided; however, appetizers will be. Contact Dani Vogel, director of youth & family ministry, at dani.vogel@stpaulswaverly.org with additional questions.

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Women's Summer Choir

The next Summer Choir opportunity will be Sunday, July 23 and will be for treble voices of all ages. We will rehearse on Saturday, July 22 at 10 a.m. 

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What is the Lutheran Church doing in Tanzania?

Find out Tuesday, July 25 at 11:30 at the Senior Adult Program & Lunch to be held in the Parish Hall. Mary Jo Maass and Judi Langholz will present "Walking with our Brothers and Sisters in Tanzania." Learn what the Lutheran church is doing in Tanzania, and hear personal stories of faith and how St. Paul's is participating through faith in action in the lives of individuals. Guests are welcome. No reservations needed.

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RAGBRAI Service Event

Young Adults/Young Parents will be hosting a service event on Thursday, July 27 at Plum Creek Park between New Hampton and Lawler. Volunteers will hand out water, sandwiches, sunblock, and bug spray to RAGBRAI participants along the route. We will meet in the church parking lot at 8:00 a.m. to caravan up. Contact Dani Vogel, director of youth & family ministry at dani.vogel@stpaulswaverly.org or 352-3850 to express interest.

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Capstone Fundraiser at Pizza Ranch

Purchase a Pizza Ranch SCRIP card and make plans to eat at Waverly Pizza Ranch on Wednesday, July 26 from 5-8 p.m. Ten percent of sales and all tips benefit the capstone class and their trip to Washington D.C. in the spring. SCRIP cards are available for purchase between Sunday services or in the church office.

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Support St. Paul's Through AmazonSmile

AmazonSmile is a website operated by Amazon that lets customers enjoy the same wide selection of products, low prices, and convenient shopping features as on Amazon.com. The difference is that when customers shop on AmazonSmile (smile.amazon.com), the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the price of eligible purchases to the charitable organizations selected by customers. St. Paul's is officially a registered organization. To learn more about the program, visit org.amazon.com.

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Annual Scrap Metal Drive Approaching

Mark your calendars. The 2017 scrap metal drive is set for Saturday, Aug. 5 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. We need volunteers to help load metal as well as a few trailers for home pick-up. If you are able to help any time during the day or provide trailers, please contact Randy Groth at 276-3411.  

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School Fund Receipt Collection

St. Paul's Lutheran School will be accepting receipts from HyVee starting in August and going through April to benefit the 2017-18 school fund. Receipts can be dropped off at the school office. 

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Bartels Wheelchair Helpers

Help transport Bartels residents to worship service at Good Shepherd Chapel at 10:30 a.m. on Sundays for the month of August. Sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex.

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Final Women's Summer Bible Study

Join us for our final Women's Summer Bible Study on Wednesday, Aug. 9 at 9 a.m in the narthex. Bible study will be led by Pr. Sandra Burroughs from Bartels Lutheran Retirement Community and focused on Upending the Tables. Refreshments to follow.

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School Items Needed for LWR Kits

Thank you for donating items found on the blue cards in the pews. These gifts have positively impacted many of God's people. Unfortunately our supply of 70 sheet notebooks and boxes of 16 and 24 crayons is very low. We are asking for continued support to replenish these items. 

Grace Kalkbrenner
Worship This Weekend

God’s word is like the rain that waters the earth and brings forth vegetation. It is also like the sower who scatters seed indiscriminately. Our lives are like seeds sown in the earth. Even from what appears to be little, dormant, or dead, God promises a harvest. At the Lord’s table we are fed with the bread of life, that we may bear fruit in the world.

Grace Kalkbrenner
Seeking Musicians for Sunday Rejoice Service

St. Paul's Lutheran Church is seeking two individuals, a guitarist and a 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 nick.klemetson@stpaulswaverly.org to learn more or express interest. 

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Ice Cream Social

St. Paul's Lutheran Church's 5th annual ice cream social will be held Sunday, July 16 following Rejoice Outdoor Worship. Stay after worship and enjoy ice cream sundaes in Kohlmann Park.

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Movie Night to Benefit Capstone

Join us Monday, July 17 for another movie under the stars. Snacks and drinks available. Free-will donation to benefit the 6th grade capstone trip. Come enjoy the weather and the original Parent Trap movie with your family.

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Afternoon Movie

On Wednesday, July 19 we will be offering a movie afternoon at the church for all students in grades 5-8 at 1 p.m. There is no cost, and the movie will be voted on when students arrive. Choices include Moana, Beauty and the Beast, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Star Wars. Snacks will also be served.

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