The gospel for the third Sunday of Easter is always one in which the risen Christ shares food with the disciples, meals that are the Easter template for the meal we share each Lord’s day. In today’s gospel, Jesus both shares the disciples’ food and shows them the meaning of his suffering, death, and resurrection through the scriptures: the two main elements of our Sunday worship.
Sponsor a radio broadcast of our 8:30 a.m. Sunday service as a memorial or in celebration of a significant event. Sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex or email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the church office at 352-3850. Openings are available in May and June and for this Sunday, April 15. If you wish to sponsor this Sunday, please contact the church office by 10 a.m. tomorrow, Friday, April 13.
Fredsville Lutheran Church is hosting its annual Aebleskiver Dinner Sunday, April 15 from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Menu includes all you can eat aebleskivers (Danish pancakes), sausage, applesauce, dessert and beverage. Cost is $7. St. Paul's members and friends are invited to attend.
Shoshanna Coon, Jennifer Potratz, Jennifer Wipperman and Dick and Linda Moeller are performing in this year's Shell Rock Swing Show, which runs for seven performances in the Shell Rock Boyd Building April 12-15 and April 19-21.
We will celebrate our 23 seniors on Sunday, April 22 at 9:45 a.m. with cake and refreshments in the Parish Hall. Students do not need to wear their caps and gowns. Parents, please submit a baby photo, senior picture, and your student's post graduation plans to Dani Vogel at email@example.com by Monday, April 16 for inclusion in the slide show and bulletin.
The Annual Spring Women’s event will be held on Sunday, April 29 at 2 p.m. in the narthex. Kettner member Lorie Huffman will be presenting “A Good Old Fashioned Tea Party.” The program will begin at 2 p.m., with refreshments to follow, provided by and served by Heist Circle. We hope many of you will come and enjoy the program and fellowship with each other.
The next Do-Day will be April 25 at 9 a.m. in the Center for Ministry. Do-Day women are working on completing quilts for the LWR Spring In-Gathering as well as the quilts given to our graduating seniors. Thank you Circle members for providing refreshments for Do-Day.
St. Paul's Saints Cafe will be serving two meals this month, April 23 and April 30. We need volunteers for both meals and bars or cookie donations for the meal on April 30. The sign up sheet is in the narthex. Thank you for supporting this important community meal program.
St. Paul’s members have been asked to contribute peanut butter for many years. Why? It goes into backpacks that are provided via the NE Iowa Food Bank to W-SR students in need of supplemental diet assistance over every weekend.
Please submit all Waverly HyVee receipts dated Aug. 1 through April 30 by the end of the month. St. Paul's School Fund receives a percentage of receipt totals. The 2017-18 School Fund goal is $90,000. The current balance as of February is $67,511.10.
This year may be the one in which John’s resurrection account is likely to be chosen over Mark’s, perhaps because Mark’s gospel ends so abruptly, with astonishment and fear rather than joyful proclamation. Yet Mark may speak to our experience more directly than the other gospels. Corinthians and Acts fill out the story by telling of appearances of the risen Christ. Peter says we “ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.” And so do we, in a foretaste of the mountaintop feast where death will be no more.
On Saturday, March 31 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. the Worship Board is hosting a prayer vigil in our chapel. Each prayer time slot is 30 minutes. The prayer cards submitted, along with our petitions on the prayer chain, will be the substance of each 30 minute time slot. Join us in prayer for our world, our nation, our community and our ministry.
St. Paul's youth will be serving Easter breakfast including egg bake, cheesy potatoes, fruit, pastries and drinks from 8 to 10:30 a.m. A free will donation is being collected for St. Paul's youth trips. Our youth are still on the hunt for fruit donations, crescent rolls, ham and cheese for the Easter Breakfast. Stop by the table in the Narthex if you are able to pick up some donations for us. Thank you!
St. Paul's Lutheran Church & School currently has three job openings: a part-time finance assistant, a part-time physical education teacher, and a before and after school care coordinator. To learn more about the positions and ways to apply, please visit stpaulswaverly.org/positions. Positions open until filled.