Exodus 9:16 "I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth."


We’re asking for volunteers to serve coffee and snack after church the last Sunday of every month. You can sign up with a friend/s to help.  It is just one month a year, please help!  There is a sign-up sheet in the back of the church.

 Busy Bags: The Youth Group is collecting items to restock the kid’s busy bags.  They need color books, puzzle books (like word find), crayons, and short story books.  There will be a basket in the Narthex to collect these things thru the month of April.


No Donations Needed for SMASH: The SMASH year is drawing to an end, so we do not need any more donations at this time.  Thank you so much for all the donations you have given throughout the year.  And thank you to our SMASH volunteer helpers for all your hard work! 


It is time to bring in your soap again – ALL THROUGH THE MONTH OF APRIL – how do you get clean if you have no soap?  Let’s see how much we can collect for those who have none!



 Pop Tabs

  • Used Eyeglasses
  • Used Ink Cartridges – no Epson or Canon – cartridges must have a metal print head to be recyclable.  Will help fund national convention.
  • Boxtops for Education – cereal, etc.
  • Labels for Education – Campbell soup labels, etc.
  • New Bars of Soap.


Campbell’s Soup labels no longer have “Box Tops for Education” on their soup labels. But be sure to watch for them on General Mills cereals  and other items – we can still save them.


Ascension Service at Mission Central:  May 10th at 7:00 p.m.  Missionary speaker Rev. Dr. Lawrence Rast, President of Concordia Theological Seminary in Ft. Wayne, Indiana. There will be a dinner at 5:30 p.m. and the service with Dr. Rast at 7:00 p.m.  Sponsored by the Denison and Mapleton Circuits.


QUARTERLY VOTER’S MEETING is set for April 29 at 9:00 a.m. following worship service.  The main order of business will be voting for open positions for officers, and directors boards.  If you are interested in filling an open position talk to Joel Bubke 882-3099.  The Slate of Officers is available on the back table.


The Joy in Ministry Banquet has been an annual event in Iowa District West for many years to highlight and encourage the support of people choosing church work as a fulltime career.  After taking a year off to rethink and regroup, we are happy to bring news to you about this year's event.


This year's Banquet will be held on Sunday, June 3, at the Carrollton Inn in Carroll, Iowa.  In order for us to plan ahead it is very important that people call the district office or register.

 To make reservations contact Sue at the District Office (515-576-7666 or sue@iowadistrictwest.org)  There is no charge for the banquet.




Three bus trips to the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter are planned for 2018. The June 4-8 and August 6-8 trips are identical. A third trip is planned for November 28 to December 2. This is a Christmas trip.

 At this time there are still seats available for all trips. A $100 deposit per person is required to reserve your seat on the bus. Check out the Creation Museum and Ark Encounter at creationmuseum.org and arkencounter.com.

 The 56 passenger Windstar bus leaves from Waverly Walmart parking lot at 6:00 a.m. The bus ride is edu-tainment to help you understand what you will be seeing. The first day is a travel day, 2nd and 3rd at the Creation Museum, 4th at the Ark, and 5th travel home. For additional information call 319-352-5435.







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St. Matthew Lutheran Church
504 Walnut
Mapleton, IA 51034

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Pastor Chris LaBoube
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