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The Epistle

St. Pauls Lutheran Church

Gathered to Go . . .to study God's Word, Worship together; and to walk with Christ by loving, serving and nurturing all God's people where ever they are and whatever their circumstances.

THANK YOU: For all who made my 90th birthday so very special. Thanks to all who attended, to the ones that made the delicious meal. You, my friends, made my 90th a celebration. I shall remember this wonderful day. It was a joy. Thank you all, kind, special people, my dear friends in Christ. Thanks! Most Sincerely, Russ Scheel

COUNCIL MEMBERS NEEDED

Are you interested in filling one of these council/non-council positions? Please let a member of the Nominating Committee know:

Council Positions:

Vice President 3 yrs

Treasurer 3 yrs

Secretary 3 yrs

Youth Rep 1 yr

Parish Life 3 yrs

Finance 3 yrs

Social Ministry 3 yrs

Non-council position:

Financial Secretary 1 yr

Memorial Committee 3yrs

Audit Committee 2 yrs and 3 yrs.

Nominating committee: Elaine Gleason, Sallie Jensen, Adrienne Foster, Dave Nielsen, Arlene Stillwell, Carl Schadt

From Our Worship Deacon

Dear Everyone~

As you are reading this, I hope you are enjoying the beautiful sunny days we have been having. !! If you are a summer traveler, please drive safely and enjoy your time away, but please remember to come back!

We are busy even in transition.

Our summer worship schedule continues with services at 8:00 and 10:00AM. This is done each year to help everyone have a few extra hours out in the beautiful creation that God has given us to relax, renew, and revive. The sanctuary is also cooler in the early morning! Isn't it strange, in the winter months we grumble because we are often chilly at 8:00AM and in the summer months we all appreciate that coolness! We are human indeed!

The Nominating Committee has met and will soon be asking you if you would be willing to serve on the Church Council. There are many leaving Council this September so there are many spots to fill. Even if you have been on Council in the past, you could serve again! If you have never sat on Council, maybe the time is now right. Please prayerfully consider serving when you are asked.

The Call Committee is ready and waiting for the Synod to send a candidate's name. If you are not on the Call Committee and have some thoughts, please talk to one of those serving and let your thoughts be heard. The members are: Francine Archer, Jewel Goodsell, Sherry Morse, Clem Nielsen, Deb Sitzman, and Elaine Gleason, Your opinions are important as you are a member of St. Paul's.

Mark your calendars and join together in fellowship on Sunday July 22. Chef Terry Jensen will once again light the grill and cook hot dogs for our Annual Church picnic. We will worship together at 10:00AM in the Sanctuary and then have lunch in the Christian Education room. Please sign up to bring a favorite summer treat to round out our lunch. Take time to relax and enjoy the company of your fellow church-goers.

Enjoy the summer months in God's beautiful creation. We are a blessed people! Elaine Gleason, Worship Deacon

JULY BIRTHDAYS

1-Terry Carlson

2-Gary McFetridge, Zac Ekdahl

4 Angie Bailey

6-Andy Nissen

7-Ritchie Lent

8-Les Wood

10-Kristie Christensen, John Dubbs

11-Phyllis Peterson

14-Derek Archer

16- Freida Bachowski

18 Ellyn Hodges

19- Elizabeth Lilyea

23 Brian Cummings

24-Alvin Housel

25-Tom Morse, Terry Jensen

29-Terry Nussbaumer

30-Jeremy Jensen

31-Kristine Mattison

JULY ANNIVERSARIES

1 - Dave & Charlene Nielsen (46)

8 - Tom & Ruth Poore (57)

Charlie & Colleen Goodsell (12)

12 - Dave & Jewel Goodsell (43)

28-Brent & Katie Rodgers (16)

29 Brian & Karen Fitzpatrick (29)

30 Dan & Karen Malte (52)

31 - Greg & Cathy Booth (42)

Memorial for Bob Wadsworth

Carl Schadt & Ann Terwilliger

From Our Social Ministry Deacon

Dear Friends,

Lots of behind the scenes work has been done at St. Pauls.

* A total of 43 hand-written invitations were sent to parishioners that we miss on Sundays.

* Sixteen pairs of shorts were sewn for little boys in Haiti. Kits with fifteen more pairs are being prepared.

* A group of concerned folks met to discuss how we can extend our opportunity to feed our local community. After talking to Sandi Perl of the Living Well, it was decided to table this plan until August. Most summer programs are in full swing and would be difficult to collaborate given the late date.

*Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday to you! Happy Birthday dear Jesus! Happy Birthday to you! We will celebrate Christmas in July on July 8th with a coffee hour celebration. We will also collect baby items for CareNet. Donations can also be made to this vital organization. CareNet provides prenatal care, testing and postnatal care for mothers and infants in need. Below are the items they need:

Baby oil, wash, shampoo

Baby powder

Infant disposable diapers

Onesies (one piece rompers)

Rattles, small infant toys

Baby bottles

Receiving blankets

Gently used items also welcome!

St. Pauls is a generous, compassionate community. I give thanks daily for each of you.

Many thanks, Cindy Covert, Social Ministry Deacon

News from the Pews

July 2018

8:00 and 10:00 AM

Sunday July 1 Service of the Word Lesson: I John 1:5-2:2

Following God is like walking in the light.

Elaine Gleason Presiding

Sunday July 8 Service of the Word Lesson: I John 4:1-6

We know we are following God when we love.

Whitney Booth Presiding

Sunday July 15 Holy Communion Lesson: I John 4:7-21

God's love is active

Lori Nickoloff Presiding

Sunday July 22 Holy Communion Lesson: Ruth 1:1-22

Community Sunday One Service 10:00 AM

People are stronger together

Rev. Jim Dugan Presiding

Summer Picnic Following Service

Sunday July 29 Holy Communion Lesson: Ruth 2:1-23

When we love others, our love grows

Rev. Jim Dugan Presiding

During this month we hear familiar themes of sin, light, darkness, love and community. We hear them not only in the lesson of the day, but also in the hymns chosen, the litany, the prayers, and in the words of the offering hymn. It is the hopes of the Worship and Music committee that this helps us all take a piece of the WORD home with us to carry us through the week.

Building Fund

Mortgage with Lyons National Bank

Total Income2018 10,928

Contributions 10,925

Interest 3

Total Outlays 2018 12,500 Loan Interest 1,219

Principal Payments 11,281

Loan Balance (at May 31, 2018) = $46,252

Savings Acnt Bal at Lyons NB = $ 8,047

Treasurers Report

Jan 1 May 31, 2018

Operating Account

Total Income$ 69,524

Selected Items:

General Donations 50,470

Facility Rental 935

Building Fund 10,925 Local Hunger 1,220

World Hunger 2,016

Special donations 625

Memorials 1,186

Youth monies 108

HOPE 277

Total Outlays$ 59,348

Selected Items:

Employee Compensation 17,973

Property (insurance, utilities, etc) 6,572

Mission Commitment (Upstate NY) 7,194

Mortgage payments 12,500

Outreach Programs 4,536

Office expenses 2,840

Church programs 1,924

Supply Pastors 4,826

Net $10,176

Special Outlay HVAC Upgrade $12,800

Special Outlays Safe Harbor; Literacy Vol 4,000

ST. PAULS LUTHERAN CHURCH

135 Hamilton Street

(315)536-8165

stpaulspyny@gmail.com

www.stpaulspennyan.org

ST. PAULS LUTHERAN CHURCH STAFF:

Rev. James Dugan - Transitional Pastor 585-872-7612

Charlene Nielsen - Admin. Assist. 315-536-8935

Jason Riley Choir Director 315-719-8586

Carole Cummings Organist 315-536-6947

Cathy Booth - Sexton 607-522-4821

CHURCH COUNCIL:

Whitney Booth President 607-220-8702

Elaine Gleason Vice President 315-536-8870

Sallie Jensen Secretary 315-536-8602

Les Wood Treasurer 315-536-5604

Youth Rep.

Cathy Booth Worship/music 607-522-4821

Pam Dubbs - Parish Life 610-967-5728

Charlene Nielsen Christian Ed. 315-536-8935

Linda Shaw Finance 315-536-6288

Carl Ekdahl Property 315-694-6698

Dorothy Oswald - Social Ministry 585-526-5083

Terry Jensen- Fin. Sec. 315-536-8602

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