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.
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 email@example.com. Position open until filled.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org with additional questions.
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.
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 email@example.com or 352-3850 to express interest.
Wednesday, July 26, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Waverly Civic Center, 200 1st St. N.E. To make an appointment, contact LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or visit lifeservebloodcenter.org.
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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St. Paul's Youth & Family Ministry will be offering a trip to Lost Island Waterpark for all youth in grades 6-12 on Saturday, Aug. 5. We are looking for 4-5 drivers. Contact Director of Youth & Family Ministry, Dani Vogel at firstname.lastname@example.org to volunteer.
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.
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 email@example.com to learn more or express interest.