Lenten Wednesdays @ St. Paul
Lent is a journey – a path for people from all walks of life – to the joy of Easter. There are many ways to explore the words of God to prepare your soul for the Resurrection of Christ. Note: childcare is available from 5:15-8 p.m. on Wednesdays, March 8-April 5.
Worship | 12 noon-12:30 p.m.
Chapel gatherings will include music, silence, a pastoral reflection, and Holy Communion. These more contemplative services will center on the same themes as Wednesday evenings.
Suppers | 5:30-6:55 p.m.
Enjoy a meal in community. Catered by HyVee, there will be a different menu each week to feed stomachs and a sense of togetherness. A freewill donation of $7/ person or $20/family is welcome to cover the cost. Volunteers bring cookies to share.
Red Apron Crew: This crew offers the warmth of hospitality and service. Put on an apron and help fill drinks, clear tables, and offer conversation to those who come to eat. To help, contact Joanna Roland at joanna@ stpaulqc.org or 326-3547, ext. 219.
Green Apron Crew: Scrape some plates, make some friends. The Environmental Team will scrape and wash dishes to reduce the amount of waste going to the landfill. Scraps will be composted, too. To help, contact Steve and Jane Strittmater at firstname.lastname@example.org, 563-370-7166.
March 8 | Pasta Bar: Penne/fettuccini, Marinara/Alfredo Sauces, meatballs, chicken, garden and Caesar salad, breadsticks
March 15 | Grilled chicken breast sandwiches (lettuce, tomato, mayo, BBQ sauce) Garden salad, Fresh Fruit, Cheesy Potatoes
March 22 | BBQ beef sandwiches, carrots and celery, green beans, fresh fruit, chips
March 29 | Taco Bar: Corn and flour tortillas, ground beef, chicken, lettuce, tomatoes, black olives, onion, jalapenos, sour cream, hot sauce, refried beans, Spanish rice, chips and salsa
April 5 | Grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, brats, baked beans, potato salad, Cole slaw
Lenten study: Intentional lives of faith | 5:30 – 6:15 p.m.
Lutheran Christians usually encounter the Small Catechism during confirmation. But not all of us were Lutheran in middle school, and regardless of faith background, that may have been a long time ago. As we enter the season of Lent and as we mark the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation in 2017, get reacquainted with this simple, but profound handbook of faith. Together we will learn how to put the catechism to its intended use: helping us live more intentional lives of faith. Large group session led by Ryan Bailey, director of faith formation, followed by small group discussion. In the Luther Loft. No need to sign up, just come.
Choir rehearsals | 6 p.m.
All choirs will rehearse on Wednesdays during Lent. Children’s and Youth Choir will be from 6-6:45 p.m.; Chorale will gather from 6-6:55 p.m.
Confirmation | 6:30-7 p.m.
Seventh-graders will participate in a mentoring relationship with a member of the congregation. This will consist of 30 minutes of conversation about life and faith. Eighthgraders will experience a unique activity connected to a different spiritual pathway each week – service, nature, study, contemplative, artistic, relationships, and traditions.
Worship | 7-7:35 p.m.
A service in the Sanctuary features the beautiful Holden Evening Prayer liturgy, led by the Youth Choir. Faith on wheels is the unifying theme. Ride along on the journeys of a taxi driver, as he encounters the lives of his passengers. Themes include living generously, discovering friendship, embodying courage, practicing forgiveness, and engaging scripture. Children encouraged to worship.