The Epiphany theme of calling continues to be the focus of the lessons for this Third Sunday of Epiphany. God's call of Jonah and Mark's account of the calling of the "fishermen disciples" remind us that God calls ordinary, every-day people to share the Good News of God's love for all the world, reminding us that even our "so-called enemies" are also children of God. It's an especially important word for our world today. Pr. Larry Trachte is preaching this weekend. Pr. Patricia Shaw is presiding on Saturday evening and Pr. Jane Voigts is presiding on Sunday.
Send your valentine a special note this Valentine’s Day by ordering a Singing Valentine to be delivered on Wednesay, Feb. 14. The sixth-grade class will deliver a five minute medley of songs and poems at the recipient’s home or business. Send to an individual or an entire office (within Waverly) by filling out the form available in the school office, narthex, or at the SCRIP table. A minimum donation of $10 is requested. Please return forms to the church or school office by Wednesday, Feb. 7. Contact Lisa Alexander with any questions at (319) 504- 5699 or email@example.com.
Please join us to learn skills on parenting resilient children on Sundaymorning, Jan. 21 from 9:45-10:45 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church & School in room 121. Session is open to anyone from any background. The workshop will be led by Dr. Kris Meyer. If you need childcare during this time, please call the school office at 352-1484.
Plan to attend Senior Lunch this coming Tuesday, Jan. 23 at 11:30 a.m. Sue and Romaine Orth, members of St. Paul's, will present and share their story of wood work carvings and bead art. Some of their work will be on display before the program. The menu includes turkey casserole, vegetable, salad, bread and a dessert. No reservations are needed.
Join session leaders Mandy Keith and Jennifer Prinz for the last session on the study based on bestselling author Shauna Niequist’s book, Present Over Perfect – Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living. The last session will be Wednesday, Jan. 24 at 7 p.m. in classroom 121. Please bring a Bible, journal and pen. Please direct any questions to Mandy Keith at firstname.lastname@example.org or Jennifer Prinz at email@example.com.
The January gathering of two old grumps and several nice women at Tapatio Mexican Grill was well attended and enjoyed. It was decided that we would “attend” the Olympics in February. We will be meeting at The Other Place in Waverly at 6:30 p.m. on Feb. 8 to watch the Olympics. No reservations required. Just come on out and enjoy the company of other like-minded women.
The 2018 ski trip is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 16. Trip packets are available at both welcome desks. Packets will also go home with confirmation and youth students. If you are interested in chaperoning or driving for the trip, please reach out to Dani Vogel at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In lieu of snacks and goodies during fellowship on Jan. 28, the Parish Board of Education will be hosting a cinnamon roll fundraiser to help offset the cost of 2018 VBS. In the past, we have raised enough funds to offer VBS at no charge for the students. We believe it is important to share the gospel with every child who wishes to attend.
Online registration for current St. Paul’s church members and school families opens at 7:30 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 5 for the 2018-19 academic year. Preschool registration fee is $50 for ALL sections. This needs to be paid by Feb. 9 at 5 p.m.to guarantee enrollment.
Registration fee for kindergarten through 6th-grade is $100. Fifty dollars needs to be paid by Feb. 9 at 5 p.m. to hold your spot. The remaining balance must be paid by June 30, 2018 to guarantee enrollment.
Preschool and kindergarten through 6th-grade registration for the greater community is Tuesday, Feb. 20 at 7:30 a.m. Preschool registration fee is $50 for ALL sections. This needs to be paid by Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. to guarantee enrollment. Registration fee for kindergarten through 6th-grade is $100. Fifty dollars needs to be paid by Feb. 23 at 5 p.m. to hold your spot. The remaining balance must be paid by June 30, 2018 to guarantee enrollment.
To learn more about St. Paul’s Lutheran preschool and kindergarten programs, make plans to attend Preschool Open House from 5-6 p.m. or Kindergarten Orientation from 6-7 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 19 at St. Paul’s Lutheran School.
Save the date! Get a group and be part of St. Paul's first ever Team Trivia night on Feb. 23! Twenty-five dollars buys you a table for four, four snack tickets, and four drink tickets. Prize baskets will be given out to the top three teams and additional trivia questions for prizes will occur throughout the night. Proceeds go toward St. Paul's ELCA National Youth Gathering trip. Trivia rounds include music, movies, sports, literature, Waverly/IA trivia and more!
Five volunteers are needed for coffee fellowship on Sunday, Feb. 11. Due to youth activities, Dani Vogel and her crew of youth are unable to host coffee fellowship. If you are willing to help that day, please call Linda Moeller at (319) 529-1546 or email email@example.com.
Northeast Iowa Area on Aging is seeking volunteers to help deliver meals to the Waverly Senior Center on Wednesdays and Fridays at 11 a.m. Delivery typically takes an hour. If you are interested in helping, please call (319) 277-1900.
Every other year the PTO hosts a garage sale to raise funds to support the school and its staff. The PTO is asking St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School families to donate items for the sale which will be held April 6-7. Further details will be disclosed at a later date.
Our re-creation in baptism is an image of the Genesis creation, where the Spirit/wind moved over the waters. Both Mark’s gospel and the story in Acts make clear that it is the Spirit’s movement that distinguishes Jesus’ baptism from John’s. The Spirit has come upon us as upon Jesus and the Ephesians, calling us God’s beloved children and setting us on Jesus’ mission to re-create the world in the image of God’s vision of justice and peace.