Sunday Announcements for
August 11th - 18th:

YOUR STEWARDSHIP TOOLKIT for August 11, 2019, written by Rev. Rob Blezard, Assistant to the Bishop, Lower Susquehanna Synod: Luke 23:34For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. Jesus continues his teaching about greed, resource management, and abundance by telling the crowd to sell their possessions and give alms. He reminds them that their treasure is the home for their hearts. Where is your heart’s home? Have you placed your trust in God’s radical abundance?   -Jan Krakow, Stewardship

ARE YOU WILLING TO HELP provide transportation for Luther House residents to attend Sunday Services? We welcome and value the participation of our college-age friends, and we don’t want the lack of transportation to be an obstacle for anyone wishing to attend. So, if you are available to occasionally give a ride to one or more students, please sign up at the Welcome Center. We will add your name to a list of volunteers willing to be contacted as needed. Thanks for your willingness to help.   -Paul Thompson

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY to pick-up your 2019-2020 Church Directory and Quarterly Statements from Sharon Hamilton in the Welcome Center! After today, all directories will need to be picked up from the Church Office during office hours and the quarterly statements will be mailed out.   -Thank you, AnnaMarie Padilla, Office Administrator

ADULT VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL at St. Luke Lutheran Church, 9100 Menaul Blvd NE, every Tuesday in August from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in our Fellowship Hall. Contact me at 505-710-6082 or judyhmoore@gmail.com for more info.   -Judy Moore

WHAT MADE CHRISTIANITY GROW? You are invited to a special presentation at St. Timothy's Lutheran Church, located at 211 Jefferson NE, by Matthew Skinner, Professor of New Testament at Luther Seminary, Saint Paul, MN, on Friday, August 16th, at 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.   -Peace, Anthony Harkness

FUN IN THE SUN Randy and I are once again hosting a swim party for the youth and their families (including college kids). The party will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 18th. We will provide the main meal (hamburgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers, and salmon) and drinks. Please bring a side dish and/or dessert to share. Please RSVP to plynn@lynnfirm.com. Don’t forget to bring towels and sunscreen!   -Phyllis Lynn

RECRUITING NEW MEMBERS FOR THE FINANCE COMMITTEE: After 8-years of service, I have submitted my resignation effective at the end of this year. We are looking for new members interested in joining the committee and a new Finance Chair. If you would like to discuss this possibility, feel free to contact me or Roger Hein. In addition, the finance committee welcomes any and all interested persons to join them in the library on the third Wednesday of each month (August 21st) at 5:30 p.m. to learn about the finances of the church and the multiple considerations undertaken by the members.   -Linda Roe

THE ST. PAUL NOMINATING COMMITTEE has been charged with locating a member willing to serve as President Elect. The congregational meeting to elect will be held on Sunday, August 25th. The elected person will serve as president elect for the remainder of this year, and for next year. They will then become President in 2021. If you are interested in serving in this way or would like to suggest someone for us to contact, please let one of us know. We are also seeking a youth member to serve on the Congregation Council (someone who has been confirmed, and up to age 25), to serve the remainder of this year.   -Judy Lalani, Clark McLean, and Jan Krakow

FALL FIESTA (RALLY DAY) Sunday, September 8th, now a fundraiser for the Adopted Families Project, is shaping-up to be a grand celebration! Worship with a Mariachi Band, homemade enchiladas, your potluck items, and fun activates for all. Thank you to the Worship and Music Ream, Sharon (and all helping with the potluck), and the Youth Ministry Team!   -Amor, luz, y paz, Pr. Koppel

UNSOLVED MYSTERIES OF RELIGION will be presented by the Women of Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (W-ELCA) from September 20th-22nd at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Join us for workshops, exhibits, Bible studies, featured speakers, and delicious food. Registration forms can be found in the St. Paul Welcome Center and must be mailed to Deb Haar, 6555 Weeping Willow Dr., Colorado Springs, CO 80925 by August 31st. For more information call Julie Elmquist at 970-371-2734. Any in-kind offerings you bring will go to designated locations. Non-perishable food items will go to the Storehouse NM, Wal-Mart or Target gift cards will go to Sarah’s Home (for rescued sex traffic victims), and colorful or flowered panties, sports bras, and prayer squares will go to ABQ SANE (ABQ Sexual Assault Nurse Examiners, for rape victims). Hope to see you there!   -Sharon Hamilton

CHRISTMAS IN JULY The total for the month of July amounts to 112 food items and $746.00 in cash/checks. Thank you, thank you. Jesus gave us the mandate to feed the hungry, and you responded with generosity and sharing from your heart. In the name of our hungry neighbors we ask God's blessings on these gifts.   -Outreach Team

PRIDE PARADE PEOPLE, on 8/4/19, at the Outreach meeting I received a beautifully framed picture of myself, as I was inviting the people along the route to "come and see" at St. Paul Lutheran Church. Thanks to all who gave this to me.   -Else Tasseron

SOME GOOD NEWS TO SHARE, we are expecting 80 new refugee arrivals in the next two months. I am sending out a request for donations for the following items: large pots, pans, and baking dishes, twin and full sheet sets, lamps, cups, dishes, bowls, glasses, and furniture. Please new or gently used only. We are available for pick-up if needed. Please spread the word ,and folks can contact me for details/questions at 505-933-7014 or sandi.bertholomey@lfsrm.org. Thank you!   -Sandi Bertholomey, Lutheran Family Services