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The Trumpet: Easter/Spring 2013

The Trumpet: Easter/Spring 2013

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Published by Annie Graham Nau
The Easter/Spring 2013 edition of the St. Paul, Winterset, Iowa newsletter, The Trumpet.
The Easter/Spring 2013 edition of the St. Paul, Winterset, Iowa newsletter, The Trumpet.

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Maundy Thursday
March 28Service at 7pm
Prayer Vigil
March 28-29
Good Friday
March 29, Service at 7pm
@ First Presbyterian Church210 W Green St, WintersetPastor Jim Howland, PresidingPastor Joel Nau, Preaching
Easter Cantata
Saturday, March 30, 7pm
Easter Sunday
March 31Services at 6:30am & 9:30am
Easter Egg Hunt
8:30am for kids pre-K to grade 6
Easter Breakfast
A light breakfast of fruit, muffins,pastries, & mini quiches will beserved between services onEaster Sunday
Does St. Paul Lutheran look like ablessed church to you? 
It does to me, and 
here’s how. According to N. Graham Stan-dish’s book, Becoming a Blessed Church, a
blessed church has the following marks:
The blessed church sees itself as thebody of Christ.
 At a conference I went to,
the speaker asked us what happened to Christ’s
body after his ascension. He let us wrestle withthat for a while before he gave the answer:
itbecame the church!
The mystery that isChrist now deigns to live in the church as the
way Christ’s mission is fulfilled in the world. I 
see members of St. Paul Lutheran seriously 
(and winsomely!) seeing themselves as Christ’s
body in the world when they gather for wor-
ship, teach God’s word to young ones, make
casseroles for hungry people, or collect dollars  for the Souper Bowl of Caring. Who does these
things but Christ’s body?
The blessed church has a vibrant senseof faith, hope, and love.
 Again, I see thisevery day and I am buoyed by it. We are not adespairing people. When we see a need, weaddress it. We have an expectation that God will act, and God does. We speak to one an-other with respect and genuine concern for the
 person as an image of God. If that’s not blessed I don’t know what is.
The blessed church is a church filled 
with God’s presence, purpose, and 
There are times when I am worship-ing, especially when I hear a full church sing-ing praises, and I tangibly sense
God’s presence. I also sensed 
that during our Lenten serviceswhen we heard personal stories  from members about when they were taken, blessed, broken, given, and spoken. God is alive and well at St.Paul Lutheran, in a powerful way.
The blessed church is not afraid toserve God in its own way.
We are not incompetition with other churches because wehave a unique mission (printed for your con-venience on the front page of this newsletter),and we have a strategy for our vision. Nextmonth our Congregational Council, by invita-tion of Bishop Burk, will enjoy a day-longretreat with 10 other congregations to reflect
on God’s intention for our congregation and 
how we will live out our vision. I am thrilled that we have been given this opportunity, and I ask your prayerful support as we seek to livethe life together God is calling us into.
None of this means that we’re perfect, or thatwe don’t have our work cut out for us, but that
we are blessed by our good and gracious God.
 And blessed people can’t help but be a blessing
to others.
So thank you, St. Paul Lutheran. Youare a blessing to me!
In Christ,Pr. Joel 
The Trumpet is a seasonal publication of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Winterset, Iowa
Easter/Spring 2013
Responding to God’s Grace in Christ, we
 all people,
disciples, and
faithfullythrough worship, spiritual growth, and action.
A Blessed Church
Pastor Joel Nau
Tuesday & Thursday 1-4pm,Wednesday 11am-4pm,Friday 1-4pmEvening Meetings, Sunday Mornings
Best by appointmentEmail:
Cell Phone:
Julie Feirer,
Ministry Director Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 9am-3pmWednesday 9am-2pmEvening Meetings, Sunday Mornings
 Office Phone:
Cell Phone:
Church Office Email:
Annie Nau
, Newsletter Editor 
: ajnau4@gmail.com
2013 Pastoral Acts
Beulah Howell, March 25
Of Note
Sometimes a prayer for friends or loved onesentreats God to protect or heal them, butsometimes a prayer can also be a note wewrite, a call we make, or a pie we bake.Reach out, with all kinds of prayer, to theseand others, to show them they are loved:
Alma EricksonKathryn FarlowMarie CookDixie Bardwell Jacob NielsenAggie ReedDarlene MillerCheyenne MillerKelsey MichelsenMother of Lavona HollanderRoger Gibbens Joe HansenAnnie ChaneyLois TadlockKarla WesselmanKatie KochDiane Truckenbrod
LaVon Lutz
Family of Helen Erie
Stu Fullerton
Susan Lea Bailey (Friedrich)
onthe occasion of her ordination
Lavona & Jim Hollander
Leo Rost
 grandfather of Kristy Hoefing
Family of Beulah Howell
Orlene Narland
. . . . homeless, jobless, mentally ill, par-ents, abused children, President Obama,our congressional leaders, state/local offi-cials, health professionals/care givers, pris-oners, the oppressed/disrespected, ourcongregation, Pastor Joel & family.
(Please contact Pastor Joel or Twila Seibert with prayer requests.)
Joshua Meyer
Ralph & Karen Meyer 
Eric & Ethan Schmidt
Gene & Keri Lehman
Questions about First Communion for your child?Contact Pastor Joel and he will be happy to offer resources and schedule a family study.
Family to FamilyMental Illness Education Classes
You are invited to attend a new session of Mental Illness Education Classes,held here at St. Paul on Monday evenings 6:30-9pm, March 11-May 27.Classes and materials are free.Family members of those dealing with Schizophrenia, Clinical Depression,Bipolar Disorder, Panic Disorder, or Obsessive Compulsive Disorders areencouraged to attend. Discussions will include available medical treat-ments, knowledge of the range of illnesses, and skills for coping.Classes are sponsored by NAMI.org of Des Moines and are taught by PatNelson 515-468-0775 and Lorna Sander.
 N o t a va i la b l e a t  p u b l ica t i o n  t i m e 
Gifts of Time
2013 Giving
 All questions about St. Paul   financials may be directed to thechurch council, and up-to-date  financial records are available
in a binder on the usher’s table.
Please do not hesitate to askquestions, ponder, and  prayerfully consider your current giving commitmentsand those for 2013. An average of $5000/weekis needed to meet our budgetary needs.
 Ministers of Worship & Outreach
 Mar 28
John/Kim Patience Boyd Family Lonna Nielsen Patience Family (Maundy Thursday)
 Mar 31
Ivan/Dorothy Marckmann
Pat/Jim Nelson Ann Bartelt Myli Family Deb Martens Acton Family John/Kim Patience Doyle Scott
 Apr 7
Wayne/Deb Martens VanHorn/Hoversten Wayne Martens Nancy Hanson Cheryl BalesCleghorn Family Gus/Erlene Henrichs Jen Acton Ron/Sonja VerMulm
 Apr 14
Dick/Mary Anderson Dean/Ann Bartelt Beth Miller 
Brooke/Eric Blessington
Tanya King Boyd Family Eric/Kenna Johnson Tom Acton Darling Family 
 Apr 21
Robert/Velma VanScoy Tim/Jacque Mohs David VanHorn Art/Marion Blaschke Lori WellsDrake Family Travis/Carrie Nedved Annie Nau Dick Family 
 Apr 28
VanHorn/Hoversten Hoffman/Blythe Shawn Hanson Myli Family Kristy Hoefing Mark/Linda Kenyon John/Kim Patience Candi Dole S/J Bellamy Family 
 May 5
Marilyn Mount Jim/Pat Nelson Leon Schwartz Deb/Wayne Martens Carrie Nedved Tryon Family Tom/Jen Acton Kenna Johnson Boyd Family 
 May 12
Dick/Mary Anderson VanHorn/Hoversten Tina Hoffman Dean/Ann Bartelt Karen Meyer Burkett Family Bob/Bethene Boardman Jason Darling Ton/Jen Acton
 May 19
Myli Family Blythe/Mount Elaine Hoversten
Brooke/Eric Blessington
Jodi LakeBoyd Family Carl/Ruthanne Korte Steve Dick Blakeley Family 
 May 26
Liz Hansen Lehman/Anderson Pat Nelson Nancy Hanson Starr ScottS/J Bellamy Family Travis/Carrie Nedved Annie Nau Gus/Erlene Henrichs
Sound/Projector Assignments and Counter Assignments are available from Julie.
With everyone’s busy schedule, it is understandable if you cannot serve at an assigned time. Please try to find a
substitute, or contact the church office if you need to make a change 462-4270.
Nursery Attendants
Second Service
Mar 24
Grant M., Sam Nau
 Mar 31
Bailey Haggard, Beth Stolte
Apr 7Apr 14Apr 21Apr 28
Service 2
Mar 24
Lauren Myli
Kiernan Blanchard
Mar 31Apr 7Apr 14Apr 21Apr 28
Gifts of TalentGifts of Treasure
Lenten Reflections
A very special thank you to those who shared their personalreflections, based on our weekly themes, this Lenten season.Your gift of sharing is meaningful and purposeful!
Erich Thalacker 
Deb Cleghorn
Clarice Blanchard 
 Joe Hansen
Ted Leonard 
You are invited to the
St. Paul Easter Cantata
“Once Upon a Tree”
Saturday, March 30, 7:00pmSt. Paul Lutheran Church, Winterset
The St. Paul Choir will be joined by voices fromour friends at First Presbyterian Church.
Please join us for this beautiful and reflectiveevening of music and contemplation.
 Ta l k   t o  T w i la 

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