St. Paul Lutheran Church

Thornton, Iowa

Church News

                                       President:               Scott Vestweber              641-512-4141                           
                                       Vice President:       Jon Caspers
                                       Secretary:               Mary Caspers       
                                       Organists:               Jane Christianson             641-998-2150
ST. PETER @ 10;30 AM
ST. PAUL @ 9:00 AM

St. Peter and St. Paul office number and Parish hall phone: 641-822-3101
Christy's Cell # is 641-430-1041
Pastor Jane's cell phone: 641-242-0337
Sunday Worship available on You tube at St. Peters Lutheran Church, Rockwell IA. (Available later in the day on Sundays)
Online Services are Sunday at 9:00 AM. The Facebook page is St. Paul and St. Peter Lutheran Churches
WiFi Access: in the Chancel, or Main church: StPeter1, guest password-Worship16. In the Fellowship Hall & Lounge: StPeter2, guest password-ParishHall16

Please Pray for: Paula Jorgensen, Ayden Murphy, Nancy Ward, Dick Thomas, Brooklyn Heimer, Kevin Hoftiezer, Chris Nelson, Joan Petersen, Brent Peters, Renee Dahlen, Lon Peterson, Dallas and Lois Brown, and Bob Carlson. Please remember to keep all our homebound in your prayers, they miss being part of the life of the faith community. We pray for all who have been affected by the coronavirus, those who have become ill and all who care for them, all those working long hours to provide essential services for the public, all who are isolated or quarantines at home, all who are feeling the weight of stress and anxiety during these challenging time. May you feel God's abiding presence. Christ be our Light!

Our love and prayers are with the family and friends of Nancy Ward. Nancy died on Saturday, April 24th at Mercy One North Iowa Hospice. "Rest eternal grant her, O Lord, and let light perpetual shine upon her!"

Church Office Hours for Pastor - Pastor Jane has set up the following weekly church office hours and will usually be available at the church during these times unless there is an emergency or (occasional) scheduled meeting. Please call if a visit is desired to make arrangements for safely meeting. (641-242-0337). St. Peter office hours: Tue., Wed.*, Thurs. 9am-12 pm and 1-5 pm.  St. Paul office hours: Friday 9am - 2 pm.

Remember that on the first Sunday in June (June 6th) our worship service times will once again change between St. Paul and St. Peter. St. Paul will meet for worship at 9:00 am and St. Peter will meet for worship at 10:30 am. Online Streaming will be at 10:30 am.

Do you know anyone who
would appreciated a greeting card sent from St. Peter?  Contact Bev Peters (641-430-7033) and she will make sure they receive one!

Have you been to our church Facebook Page?
The name of our page is St Paul and St Peter Lutheran Churches or go to https://www.facebook.com/St-Paul-St-Peter-Lutheran-Churches-101531454821018  (Check us out and don't forget to "LIKE" us!)

The West Fork Food Pantry located at Zion St. John Lutheran Church in Sheffield has been a Godsend for many families, especially throughout this  pandemic. They continue to welcome donations, and are especially in need of peanut butter, canned vegetables, paper products and personal hygiene items. Items can be dropped off at St. Peter in the lounge by the parish hall/kitchen, or taken to St. Paul on Sundays. Thank you!

At this time we will be celebrating Holy Communion on the first and third Sunday of every month.
If you are worshipping us online, please have some bread and either juice or wine available before the service starts. If you are worshiping in person, we will have the bread and wine/juice available on a table as you enter the sanctuary - please pick it up on your way in at the beginning of the service. If you would like Pastor Jane to bring communion to you please call her at 641-242-0337 or the church office at 641-822-31-1 to set up a time.

Please send all announcements to St. Peter's email stpeter@netins.net. Also, the answering service has been restored to the church office phone once again. Please call the church office phone number @ 641-822-3101 to leave any messages you may have. I am at the church most nights for 4-6P. Sending an email is the best way to get a message to me. Thank you, Christy

The Church Secretary is in the office on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons between 4 and 6. If you need anything please call her cell # 641-430-1041. Articles and information for the June's Newsletter are due by Friday, May 14th.

  • St. Paul Usher Schedule for 2021:  May-Willard Krabbe, June-Bret Lage, July-Bill Caspers, August-Rebecca Caspers, September-Daryl Bucholtz, October-Scott Vestweber, November-Bob Carlson, December-Darwin Meinders
  • Usher Duties: Unlock doors at least 30 minutes prior to service, turn on speaker system, check thermostat before and after service, check lights and candles, post hymn numbers, ready offering plates, count attendance and mark on calendar, record any substitute Pastor or Organist on calendar, check on monthly ushers, usher funerals and special services, lock all doors after services.

  • Congratulations to St. Paul member, Julie Kaduce, on her recent graduation from Grandview University, Des Moines, and receiving  BA in Organizational Studies and a Minor in Managements. Julie participated in commencement services at Grandview at Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines on April 26th.
  • Remember to continue their donations to Francis Lauer Youth Center. The Essential Needs List is posted on the church bulletin board. 
  • The West Fork Food Pantry at Zion St. John Lutheran Church in Sheffield has become a permanent food pantry in coordination with the Food Bank of Iowa. Any donations collected at St. Paul will be taken to the West Fork Food Pantry. Non-perishable food items can be put in the collection bin in the Narthex. The food pantry is open the first Thursday 10-12 and the third Thursday 3:30-5:30 each month. Thank you for your donations!
  • Thank you to Rosalie Hartwig for volunteering to be the representative for the West Fork Pantry's planning committee. Plans are moving forward to secure a permanent home for the pantry.

Pastoral Acts
"In Christ shall all be made alive" 1 Corinthians 15:22
United in Marriage
New members

The pictures here show the church at Thornton and also showcase some of the sites in the town itself.

Thornton, Iowa is located in the southern part of Cerro Gordo County. It is located one mile west of  Interstate 35  at exit 180 or about halfway between Minneapolis-St, Paul and Des Moines. Thornton's land area is 1.2 square miles. According to the 2000 census there were 422 people living in Thornton. There were 183 households and 124 families. The median household income is $43,273. Ther per capita income is $22,192. Thornton is home to the following: livrary, comunity center, two parks, fire and EMT protection, post office, bank, Pleasant Valley Golf Course, gas station and convenience store, restaurants, insurance and real estate agency, accounting, auction house, and several other businesses. Thornton has three churches: St. Paul Evangelical Lutheran Church, United Methodist Church, and Richland Lutheran Church. For additional information, map, and pictures about Thornton go to www.thornton-iowa.com.

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