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This Week @ St. Pauls – May 29th, 2012

posted May 29, 2012, 1:53 PM by St Pauls Lutheran Church   [ updated May 29, 2012, 1:58 PM ]
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Last Call for Vacation Bible School Registrations:
If you have not turned in your child’s registration for Vacation Bible School please do so as soon as possible. Additional registration forms are on the Welcome Center. Vacation Bible School will be June 4-8 from 9:00-11:30 a.m. Volunteers are needed to help with snacks, to provide nursery care for young children, and to assist with the various activities. Please see Bob or call 382-2973, to let us know how you can help.

Children's Drawings:
As part of the monthly themes we will be encouraging the children to participate and do a drawing each month which focuses on the monthly theme. For May, the theme is the Joy of Worship & Music. This month we will be providing drawings for the children to color. These drawings emphasis the importance of worship and our music ministry. There is room for all of us can find a way to be a part of this ministry. The drawings will be displayed in the Gathering Area.

Give 12 in 2012:
The Lay Ministry team is issuing a challenge (and opportunity) to each member to find a way to give 12 hours of service in the year 2012. If you are now actively involved in the mission and ministry of St. Paul's you likely already meet this goal. If you are not currently involved, here is the opportunity to get started or to renew that involvement. Each month we will highlight a theme around the joy of serving, Extending the Joy... For May, the theme is Extending the Joy of Worship & Music.

Women's Canoe/Kayak Trip:
Our annual trip to the Niobrara will be August 17-19. We will again be staying at Sunnybrook Camp in Valentine this year. Cost is approximately $100. This includes housing, canoe/kayak rental, gas for trip and small expenses needed for camping. This does not include dinner in Valentine Saturday night. You will enjoy plenty of good fellowship, canoeing or kayaking, the beauty of the river, and an incredible night sky. Please register with a $25 deposit made out to St Pauls Lutheran Church by July 8 to either Jill Strong or Molly Holcher. (Contact Jill at 391-1472 or Molly at 382-5758 with any questions.) No camping/canoeing or kayaking experience necessary.

Vacation Bible School Donations Needed:
We are in need of the following items for VBS craft activities. Shirt boxes and white cotton fabric. If you can help with this please leave your donations in the church office.  We also need bars and cookies for our closing picnic on Friday, June 8.  if you can help, please let Bob know.

Office Hours have Changed:
The church office hours have changed to Monday - Thursday 8:30 a.m.-12:00, 1:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m. and Friday 8:30 a.m.-12:00.

Pastor Sylvia is Away on Jun 3: Shhh!!!
Pastor Sylvia is away on June 3 at Martin Luther Church in Johnson, Nebraska. She is the surprise (!) guest preacher in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of ordination for Pastor Bruce Berggren. Pastor Berggren was Pastor Sylvia’s confirmation pastor, and she was in his very first confirmation class, beginning the fall of 1962 at Immanuel Lutheran (Augustana Synod) in Bertrand, Nebraska. Prayers for safe travel for her and Lynn this weekend.

Prayers for Safe Travel:
Several members of our congregation and staff will be attending the Nebraska Synod Assembly in Omaha May 31-June 2.  Those attending are  Pam Anderson, Julie Dunham, Baylee Laub, Monte & Lori Moss, Bob & Vicki Rye, Pastor Sylvia and Pastor Bill. While at this meeting they will be updated on the current status of many Synod councils and activities and they will also participate in the election of the new Bishop. 

Children's Sermon:
We are looking for a few people who would occasionally give the children’s sermon in worship.  The pastors would help you prepare for it, and you would be asked to do it once or twice a year. 

Doing Mission – Donations for our Adopted "Habitat" Family
As part of our work with Habitat for Humanity, we are sponsoring the Linares family, whose home our congregation has spent work days helping to construct.  This sponsorship means that in the first weekend of June, we need you as a congregation to consult the donation board on display in the gathering area near the sanctuary.  The donation board displays items that are needed.   Take what you wish to provide from the board, go purchase that item, and bring it back to the display area.  Thanks for being Christ to others.   

Worship Service Recordings 
Both the 9:00 & 11:00 a.m. worship services are being recorded and are available on St. Pauls’ website as well as our Facebook page. Copies of the service are also available on CD, contact Cariena Birchard if you would like a copy.
The Holy Trinity
First Sunday after Pentecost
June 3, 2012

Prayer of the Day 
God of heaven and earth, before the foundation of the universe and the beginning of time you are the triune God: Author of creation, eternal Word of salvation, life-giving Spirit of wisdom. Guide us to all truth by your Spirit, that we may proclaim all that Christ has revealed and rejoice in the glory he shares with us. Glory and praise to you, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, now and forever.

Gospel Acclamation
Alleluia. Holy, holy, holy is the | Lord of hosts;
God's glory fills | the whole earth. Alleluia. (Isa. 6:3)

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