St. Paul Lutheran Church
Castle Rock, Washington
A community of faith that worships, grows, and serves
"We are one body in Christ, united in baptism, renewed through
worship and prayer, and sent by God to serve"
Good News of St. Paul
March - April 2018
Men Get it Too!
Did you know around 150 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer every year? Most people think it only happens to women.
The most common symptom in men is a painless lump in the breast close to the nipple. Other possible symptoms include discharge from the nipple, change in shape or appearance of the nipple, changes in shape of the breast, swelling and swollen lymph nodes.
If any of these symptoms appear please see your PCP for a evaluation. Just like the girls, monthly self breast exams should be done!
To Your Health,
K.C. Babcock R.N.
Town Hall Meeting
St. Paul will host the last of a 3 part series discussing the Opiod issue in our community on Thursday, March 15th from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. (A light soup meal is provided.) ‘Treatment’ is the topic of discussion and all are welcome to attend this informational session.
Results of the Annual Congregational Meeting
Four new members were elected to the council at the January 28th Annual Congregational Meeting. They are: Bob Larsen, Ron Blankenship, Jacob Rahn, (all for 3-year terms), and Koen Ross (as a youth representative for 1 year). Neal Johnson and Sandee Ness were elected to serve on the Nominating Committee (1-year term) and Al Black will replace Earl Small on the Frantzvog Estate Fund Committee (3-year term).
The council retreat will be held Saturday, March 3rd at Jacki and David Whittaker’s starting at 9 a.m. At this time the council will elect officers and assign liaisons for committees for the next year. (Since this information won’t be available at the time the newsletter goes to print, it will be posted in the Sunday bulletins for the next few weeks.)
Did you notice the daffodils poking their heads out of the snow last week? Spring is in the air! And, along with spring comes spring cleaning! Several members of the Property and Finance committee have been doing just that- cleaning out closets and rooms filled with forgotten items. I really do think we found things from the early 1900’s!! We also found many things that have been ‘donated’ much more recently. So, it was up to us to either toss these items or take them to the Goodwill. We are requesting that instead of bringing your spring cleaning left over’s to church (because you think someone could use this walker you found in the garage), you first contact a member of the Property and Finance committee or the head of a committee you feel would benefit from your donation and wait for the green light to do so. Thanks for your help on this!
Volunteers Needed at Peace Health
St. John Medical Center/Peace Health, is needing additional volunteers, specifically for the ‘No One Dies Alone’ program. Chaplains train you to provide a reassuring presence and comfort to dying patients who would otherwise be alone.
If this interests you, give the Spiritual Care Dept a call to request an application - 360-424-7575. The training session is scheduled for Tuesday, March 27th from 2-6 p.m.
Wednesday’s in March - 7th, 14th, and 21st
6 p.m. - Soup and Bread Meal
6:45 p.m. - Holden Evening Prayer Service
Holy Week Schedule
(March 25 through April 1)
March 25 - Palm Sunday: 10:30 a.m. Worship
March 29 - Maundy Thursday: 7 p.m. Worship with Holy Communion
March 30 - Good Friday: 6 a.m.- 6 p.m. Prayer Vigil
4:30 p.m. Crosswalk (meet at the church)
7 p.m. Worship
April 1 - Easter Sunday: 7 a.m. Community Sunrise Service at CRHS outdoor stadium
9 a.m. Easter Breakfast
10:30a.m. Worship (No Adult E40! or S.S.)
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
Monthly Financial Report
Figures are regarding
the General Fund:
Approximately $13,000 is needed each month to cover expenses.
Thank you for your faithfulness!
The next blood drive will be Monday, March 19th from noon - 6 p.m.
Mark your calendars and please, consider giving the gift of life!
Daylight Saving Time Begins Soon!
Set your clocks one hour AHEAD before retiring on Saturday, March 10th so you will be on time for church Sunday morning!
• Earl Moore, Frieda Moore’s husband, passed away on Jan. 19. A memorial service was held on Jan. 27 with Pastor Bob officiating.
• Former member Cyril Kittelson passed away on Jan. 10. A memorial service was held at C.R. Christian Church Sat., Feb.3rd.
• A memorial service will be held Sat, March 3rd for Lorraine Day, former member Leah Pederson’s mother. Pastor Brian Pederson will officiate.
• Deb Sinclair’s step-mother, Leatha Batchelder, passed away in Indiana in Feb.
Blessed be their memory
On Sun, Feb. 25th we welcomed three new members to St. Paul. By Baptism - Cody Lux, and by Affirmation of Baptism - Blain Lux and Debbie Krumpols.
A big ‘Thank you’ to the Memorial Committee for financing the cleaning of the carpeting on the main floor as well as the pew cushions. In addition, carpeting was stretched in the altar area and 50 new chairs were purchased for our Fellowship Hall.
Thanks To All Who
Volunteer As Ushers!
Your participation is a very important part of our weekly service. Please note: Now that we are using one service, changes have been made to the Usher Checklist. We ask that you please carefully read and check off (✓) each item as you complete it. By checking off (✓) each item we can hope to reduce the continuous problems we have with lights and fans being left on, doors sometimes left unlocked, etc. Only by checking off (✓) each item on the checklist can we reduce or eliminate the problem areas.
Any questions on the revised checklist? Talk with your group leader or Earl Small.
Our Fellowship Committee has set the next movie/pizza night event for Sat., April 21st at 6 p.m. The movie is titled ‘Gifted’ - about a single man raising a child prodigy - his spirited young niece- and the challenges involved when the grandmother threatens to separate them once she realizes her granddaughter’s gift in math.
Come, One and All, For Food and Fellowship!
Youth Fund Raiser
Our youth have a fund raiser for two Winterhawk hockey games in Portland on Saturday, March 10th and/or Sunday, March 11th. Prices are $17 per seat (with $5 going back to St. Paul). Normal price is $34.
If interested, please give Nancy Vandehey a call at 360-751-5797.
FUN! FUN! FUN! FUN!
Kudos to St. Paul
I’d like to pass on to everyone what I hear regarding St. Paul. You may be aware that we open our doors for various community events (Strengthening Families Program, Town Hall Meetings, Kids Lunch Program, KCC, etc.) I’ve been told that “Everyone knows about St. Paul”, “You truly are an example of what missions are about”, “It is evident you (the people of St. Paul) care about the community”.
These organizations are so very grateful to use the space here for their programs and I thought you should all be aware of that! -Geri Skreen
Pastor Bob's Shoutouts
Thank You to:
• Emma Cooley for her 25 years of faithful service on the Funeral Committee. She organized and helped with many lunches over that period of time.
• Carol Adams, for taking the time to train our new Treasurer, Leann Beall.
• Earl Small, for organizing and supervising the carpet stretching and professional carpet cleaning on the main floor. And, all of the volunteers who helped move furniture to make the process so easy for the cleaners.
• The Property and Finance Committee members, especially Earl Small, Jackie, and Paul Schwinn, for the housecleaning and organizing being done at the church.
• The council members for helping with serving and clean up at the annual meeting potluck lunch.
• Earl Small and K.C. Babcock for researching and ordering the new chair in the fellowship hall.
Prayers for Members and Friends
Please remember these people with your prayers, phone calls, visits or cards:
Those with Health Concerns:
Laurie Ross-Aristide, Al Black, Sandy Logan, Shauna Rose, David Manning, Betty Rose, Bob Bruner, Beth Hinesley, Joel Royce, Christine Koppert, Chuck Kersey, Todd Risner, Crystal Hummel, Eric Smith, Betty Yates, Darlene Jackson, Pr. Kevin Forquer, Ken Solberg
Those Serving in the Armed Forces: Hunter Whitten, Sam Gallow, Tyler Kleine
1 Jack Janisch
2 Rachel Olsen
3 Lloyd Snow
14 Larry Ogden
15 Jim McDaniel
16 Sandy Catt
17 Elena Ross
21 Deborah Oswalt
23 Jim Johnston
24 Natasha Jacques
25 Greg Ogden
26 Dan Frantsvog
27 Susan Denison
28 Brian Pederson
29 David Oswalt
30 Brontë Martin
1 Brad & Kathy Cooper
4 Mick & Tiffany Seidl
15 Dan & Valerie Crisman
21 Mike & Dani Foster
25 Jerry & Cheryll Borgaard
27 Alan & Dianna Watenpaugh
1 Carol Foster
3 Irina Anderson
4 Pr. Robert Ross
6 Monte Hartshorn
8 Jackie Schwinn
10 Deb Sinclair
11 Dianna Watenpaugh
13 Heather Wilbur
14 Bill White
16 Dan Crisman
17 Ariel Bryan
18 Sam Cooley
20 Heather Whittaker
21 Cassie Hensley
23 Heather Snow
24 Brad Knutson
25 Dave Whittaker
26 Sherri Knutson
27 Joyce LeMonds
29 Jeff Frohner
1 Seth & Jill Heistand-Foster - 10 years
12 Garrett & Addie Ashby
24 Emma & Sam Cooley - 70 years
29 Dale & GleeAnn Erdelbrock - 57 yrs
1 Cheryl Smith
3 Sandi Nolden
8 Jessica Lair
9 James Johnston
11 Emma Cooley
12 Marlene White
16 Jacob Winkler
17 Madalyn Seidl
18 K.C. Babcock
19 Corlan Small
21 Paul Schwinn
22 Phyllis Ogden
23 Luke Rahn
24 David Whittaker
25 Neal Johnson
27 Megan Borgaard
1 Cheryll Borgaard
3 Vern Foster
4 Shirley Kittelson
7 Gene Crocker
8 Ami Remmers
10 Becky Dahlman
12 Stephanie Ness
13 Karen Cripe
14 Alyssa Gallow
19 Jacki Whittaker
21 Dani Foster
22 Kevin Foster
25 Denise Foster
26 Carrie Bowman
28 Carol Foster