Worship This Weekend

A house divided against itself cannot stand. Jesus makes this observation in light of charges that he is possessed. He is possessed, not by a demon, but by the Holy Spirit. We who have received the Holy Spirit through baptism have been joined to Christ’s death and resurrection and knit together in the body of Christ. Those with whom we sing and pray this day are sisters and brothers of the Lord. With them we go forth in peace to do the will of God. Pr. Lynn Bergren is preaching this weekend.

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Outdoor Worship This Sunday

Reminder, on Sunday, June 10, the 10:30 a.m. Rejoice worship service will be held at Kohlmann Park. Pastor will offer a special blessing of bicycles at this service. Guests are encouraged to ride their wheeled rides. 

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Summer Choir Opportunity

Calling all prospective singers! There are three opportunities for Summer Choir in the coming months. Mark your calendars for June 24, July 22, and Aug. 19. We will sing at the 8:30 a.m. worship, with rehearsal the Saturday before at 10 a.m.

Any and all singers are invited. This is a casual opportunity for those not able to undertake the Chancel Choir's demanding schedule. Come, bring a friend, and we hope to see you there! 

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Fun in the Son

Fun in the Son dinner groups are growing! A third group is being organized. We will be meeting on Thursday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at Waterstreet Grill. Both couples and singles are invited to join. Call Minetta Jones at 352-1462 for reservations or info.

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Fun in the Son Blue Group

Fun in the Son will meet on Thursday, June 14 for breakfast at Klunder's in New Hampton. Meet in the church parking lot at 8:30 a.m. to carpool. Call Dianne Westendorf at 352-4181 or Shirley Schutte at 352-1730 with questions. 

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Women's Summer Bible Series

Women's Summer Bible Study begins June 13 at 9 a.m. in the narthex. The first session will be led by Jennifer Prinz and focus on the Paradox of Prayer. Refreshments will follow. Mark your calendar to attend!

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Waverly Senior Housing

Waverly Senior Housing has larger one bedroom apartments available for couples age 62 and older. Rent is based on income and includes all utilities except cable television and telephone. For more information call (319) 352-3394.

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Garage Sale Bargain Hunters!

This is an excellent time to be on the look-out for items needed to complete our LWR kits at garage sales. We especially love to get receiving blankets, baby sleepers and gowns in 18-24 month sizes, and baby tee shirts. Any donation of supplies is welcomed, take a blue card from the pew rack to remind yourself what is needed. Thank you for your contributions!

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Worship This Weekend

Deuteronomy makes clear that sabbath-keeping is meant for the welfare of all. God delivered the Israelites out of slavery, so they should not ever work anyone else seven days a week. Even slaves should be able to rest; even resident aliens. Yet human beings can turn even the most liberating religious practice into a life-destroying rule. Jesus does not reject sabbath-keeping, but defends its original life-enhancing meaning. Our worship and our religious way of life are to lead to the hungry being fed and the sick being healed.

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Outdoor Worship Schedule

St. Paul's will host an outdoor worship in lieu of the regularly scheduled 10:30 a.m. Rejoice worship service once a month this summer. Outdoor worship dates are June 10, July 8 and Aug. 12. Worship will take place in Kohlmann Park, and chairs will be provided. In addition, each service will offer a special blessing/ event. In June, guests are invited to ride their bicycle/ motorcycle and receive a blessing; in July, ice cream will be served following the service; in August, guests are encouraged to bring their furry friends for a pet blessing. 

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June First Friday

Enjoy an evening with friends and family in a fun and casual atmosphere in Kohlmann Park on Friday, June 1 for the first First Friday of the summer. A grill will be provided for participants to grill their own meat at 6 p.m. with entertainment to follow. Participants should bring their own table service, meat to grill, beverage of their choice and dish to share. Alcohol is allowed, and guests are welcome. No sign up or RSVP necessary. 

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506 Café Lunch Scheduled for June 5

The 506 Café One Year lunch will be Tuesday, June 5, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The menu includes pulled pork or chicken sandwiches, potato salad, vegetable beef soup, beans, chips and assorted deserts. The cost is $10 and carry-out is available. Call 352-5678 to reserve a table or carry-out meal. The 506 Café is located in the Waverly Senior Center at 506 East Bremer Ave. 

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Fun in the Son

Fun in the Son dinner groups are growing! A third group is being organized. We will be meeting on Thursday, June 7 at 6 p.m. at Waterstreet Grill. Both couples and singles are invited to join. Call Minetta Jones at 352-1462 for reservations or info.

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Dani Gordon
Women's Summer Bible Series

Women's Summer Bible Study begins June 13 at 9 a.m. in the narthex. The first session will be led by Jennifer Prinz and focus on the Paradox of Prayer. Refreshments will follow. Mark your calendar to attend!

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Dani Gordon
Garage Sale Bargain Hunters!

This is an excellent time to be on the look-out for items needed to complete our LWR kits at garage sales. We especially love to get receiving blankets, baby sleepers and gowns in 18-24 month sizes, and baby tee shirts. Any donation of supplies is welcomed, take a blue card from the pew rack to remind yourself what is needed. Thank you for your contributions!

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Dani Gordon
Waverly Senior Housing

Waverly Senior Housing has larger one bedroom apartments available for couples age 62 and older. Rent is based on income and includes all utilities except cable television and telephone. For more information call (319) 352-3394.

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Dani Gordon
Summer Backpack Program

We will not be distributing weekly backpacks for students during the summer months. This summer there is a daily lunch program sponsored by Waverly churches for the children.  The weekly Backpack Program will resume in August when the new school year begins. St. Paul's will be responsible for distributing backpacks in January 2019.

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Flamingo Season

St. Paul's flock has returned for the 2018 Flamingo Season. Please stop by the table in the narthex on Sundays between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. for all of your insurance and flocking needs. Our bird herders are happy to assist. We continue to flap our wings toward our goal of $4,000 in this year's flamingo fundraiser. This fundraiser supports our youth trip to the National Youth Gathering in Houston at the end of June.

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