Worship This Weekend

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.

Grace Kalkbrenner
Musicians Needed

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 nick.klemetson@stpaulswaverly.org to learn more or express interest. 

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Saints Cafe

Saints cafe will serve its next meal on June 26 from 5-6:30 p.m. Volunteers can sign up on the "God's work our hands" bulletin board located in the narthex. Thanks in advance for supporting this important community meal program.

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Senior Adult Lunch Tuesday, June 27

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.

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Fun in the Son

Fun in the Son Blue Group will meet at church at 4:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 28 to carpool to Whiskey Road on Main Street in Cedar Falls. RSVP by calling Shirley Schutte at 319-352-1730 or Janice Hughes 319-939-4348.

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Flamingos Fundraiser Update

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.

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First Fridays

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.

Grace Kalkbrenner
Worship This Weekend

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.

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Father's Day

On behalf of the pastors, staff, and council, we wish all dads a Happy Father's Day. We give thanks for those for whom this day is a joy and pray God's peace for those for whom this day is a struggle.

Grace Kalkbrenner
The Blessing of the Bikes

This Sunday, ride your bicycle to our outdoor worship service for a Blessing of the Bicycles! If you have a bicycle, tricycle, motorcycle (or any other sort of bike), bring it with you to our 10:00am service at Kohlmann Park.

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Prayer Kiosk

Worship Board has put together a new "prayer kiosk" that can be found outside of the chapel. The prayer kiosk is meant to be a resource used in chapel, on your own or with a group, or taken home to help guide and support your prayer practices. Resources include ...

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Welcome/ Prayer Request Cards

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.
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Donations Needed for Vacation Bible School

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.

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Vacation Bible School

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 deb.ford@stpaulswaverly.org.

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Flamingos

Mutual Flamingo of Waverly and Flamingos of St. Paul's are proud to announce that our youth have raised two-thirds of their fundraising goal! Sales will continue through Sunday, July 2 with all of the flock coming home to roost on July 7. 

Grace Kalkbrenner