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
September - October
Tentatively the movie will be I Can Only Imagine. (Story of Mercy Me band leader Bart Millard)
All are invited to this fun evening!
Monthly Financial Report
Figures are regarding
the General Fund:
Approximately $13,000 is needed each month to cover expenses.
Thank you for your faithfulness!
Christian Comedian Brad Stine
Coming to St. Paul
Wed., October 10th
Stine's style has been described by Newsweek as "conservative " with a "rat-a-tat delivery" and by The New Yorker as "frantic," "conservative," and "ADHD," with echoes of Robin Williams, Sam Kinison, Bill Hicks, George Carlin, and Alan Keyes." However, unlike these and a lot of other comedians, Stine does not use profanity or sexual humor because of his conservative Christian faith.
He has been described as "a clean Denis Leary" and his material targets "liberals, humanists, political correctness and judgmental Christians."Stine has claimed that his conservatism has sometimes resulted in the loss of appearances. Stine himself claims that much of his more extreme material is facetious and satire, getting riled up for humorous effect in order to make a point.
This event will be open to the community.
Kids Clothes Closet
KCC Distribution held 8/24 served 47 families and over 100 students. Thank you to the many people who help to make this possible. So many facets: sorting, setting-up, taking time with the families (to find outfits that fit, give them socks, underwear, and cards to purchase new shoes), bag day on Sat. (free clothes to anyone who stops in), and clean up. Thank you to Roxanne Knutson and Anita Gallow for their coordinating efforts.
The Altar Guild Needs Volunteers
People are needed to help with communion set-up/clean-up on Sunday mornings. If interested, you can talk with any of the current members regarding the responsibilities involved. They are: Janet Eiden, Deb Sinclair, Katrina Hinesley, Lynne Donahe, or Sharon Blankenship. Each member is in a two week cycle of rotation.
Fall Bible Studies Begin Wed.,
Sept. 5th at 6:30 p.m.
Women - We will be studying, Jesus, the One and Only by Beth Moore by Beth Moore. It is a 10 week study and will take us up to Thanksgiving. A sign-up sheet is on the back table. Cost is $16.
Adults - Moses and the Burning Bush, led by Dan Shero, will be studied. All adults interested are invited to attend.
Family Bowling Night
Churches within the Lower Columbia Cluster are having a bowling event on Saturday, Sept. 29th at the Triangle Bowl. All are invited for bowling and pizza.
Would Teaching Sunday School Interest You?
Not every Sunday, but once a month? Sunday School will begin Sunday, September 9th and is open to 3-12 year olds. Due to the unavailability of volunteers to take on the whole year, the Christian Ed. Committee has agreed to open up the opportunity to anyone who may want to teach now and again. There is a sign-up sheet on the back table with available dates that you pick for yourself. Questions? Talk to Jennifer Lux or Elena Ross. Volunteers for general help are always appreciated as well.
Youth Groups will be starting Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 p.m. and will meet every other week. Grades 4th - 6th will be led by Jennifer Lux and 8th -12th by Elena Ross.
Confirmation Parent/Student Orientation is Wednesday, September 5th at 6:30 p.m. Classes will start September 19th and meet every other Wed.
Pastor Bob's Shoutouts
Thank You to:
• Earl Small & Paul Schwinn for painting the posts in the parking lot, and replacing the plexiglass in outdoor sign.
• Kevin Rahn for leading the monthly Men’s Night.
• Dayne Johnston for filling in for Geri in the church office when she is gone.
• Elena Ross and Jerod Vandehey for chaperoning the youth’s mission trip.
• Those helping with the monthly after service luncheons.
• All those involved from St. Paul who helped with the Kids Lunches this summer (4 weeks worth! ) and all other churches who were instrumental in keeping the program going: C.R. Christian, Apostolic Lutheran, The Church of Christ of Latter Day Saints, C.R. Baptist, and St. Mary’s Catholic.
• Everyone from the Property & Finance Committee that cleaned the third floor.
• Tiffany Seidl for taking over as KCC sorter.
• Earl Small for faithfully watering flowers and the lawn to keep the outside beautiful.
FORMER MEMBER NEWS
We received the news that Pastor Gerald Conrad has died. He was the pastor here at St. Paul from 1963-1967. Cards can be sent to:
5005 S.W. Murray Blvd. #901
Beaverton, OR 97005
Betty Yates recently had back surgery and is in her new home and doing well. Her new address and phone number are:
Crista Shores Senior Center B-13
1600 N.W. Crist Shores Lane
Silverdale, WA 98383
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, Bob Bruner, Beth Hinesley, Christine Koppert, Crystal Hummel, Angie Bowers, Angie Manfreddi, Jean Jones, Eric Smith, Darlene Jackson, Betty Light, Don Miller, Katie Frei, Sharon Blankenship, Mary Mage, Linda Titus, Katie Ogden;
Those Serving in the Armed Forces: Hunter Whitten, Sam Gallow, Tyler Kleine, Eddie Oswalt
A Special Thank You to Two Special Ladies
- Lynne Donahe for her many years of volunteering to sort the clothes for Kids Clothes Closet AND being part of the Altar Guild. She is stepping down as of October 1st from both of these duties. Thank you to Tiffany Seidl for agreeing to take over as the KCC sorter. Always an opening for more Altar Guild members!
- Linda Titus for her many years of teaching Sunday School and working with the youth groups. Her passion for the spiritual well-being of our kids is evident in the loving ways she gave of herself and time. Husband Don too!
Thanks, Lynne and Linda!
3 Tyler Adams
4 Kevin Rahn
6 Pr. Sue Wanwig
7 Joseph Hummel
10 Cody Lux
11 K.C. Babcock
12 William Schaafsma
14 Mikel Skreen
15 Larissa Moore
17 Gretchen Schwinn
18 Darcy Davidson
19 Geri Skreen
21 Diana Rahn
25 Dayne Johnston
28 Steve Foster
29 Pr. Carol Kyllingstad
September Baptismal Birthdays
14 Kathy Strain
17 Kelsey Foster
20 Dan Oswalt
21 Tessa Hensley
25 Noah Myers
28 Bill White
3 Shirley Cooper
4 Dave Foster
6 Tim Ogden
7 Vicki Masten
8 Garrett Ashby
10 Dan Shero
13 Earl Small
16 Lori Jacques
17 Becky Dahlman
Pr. Holger Holtz
18 David Wood
19 Julie Davidson
21 Mali Skreen
22 Hadley Bryan
24 Peggy Droz
25 Ken Solberg
26 Reed Ness
27 Brian Masten
28 Dave Small
31 Sarah Bryan
October Baptismal Birthdays
2 Mikel Skreen
7 Ashlee Eatherton
9 Bo Johnson
15 Jerry Borgaard
16 Isabella Janisch
17 Zadun Ross
20 Carly Davidson
21 David Foster
22 Kaitlyn Snow
23 Jacob Rahn
24 Colleen Langdon
26 Gayle Agren
27 Hadley Bryan
6 Brad & Stephanie Ness
8 Tom & Anna Cunningham - 56 years
9 Ed & Lorraine Berndt - 67 years
10 Al Black & Betty Light - 35 years
Bill & Marlene White - 63 years
20 Robert & Sandi Nolden
30 Steve & K.C. Babcock
2 Bill & Renee Nikolaus
5 Penny & Larry Hensley
7 Nate & Josie Swim
12 George & Phyllis Ogden - 45 years
15 Janet & Mark Eiden
17 Marvin & Marsha Gallow
20 Kevin & Diana Rahn
24 Jim & Dayne Johnston