VACANCY NEWS- Pastor Merrill continues to serve the vacancy at the Triple Parish (Immanuel, Soldier TWP/St. Luke, Ricketts/St. Paul, Hanover TWP). Voters of St. Luke, Rickets have voted to dissolve as a congregation.St. Luke will host Triple Parish services in August. The final two services as St. Luke as a congregation will be in September.
Leaders from St. Paul & Immanuel have approached St. John about sharing Pastor Merrill. St.John Elders & Church Council members asked them to prepare financial plans. The three groups will have meetings throughout the Fall and have invited IDW President Rev. Steve Turner to offer guidance and advice as well. Please keep this process and all four of our congregations in your prayers in coming months.
- SUN SEP 16 - 2:00PM Service celebrating St. Luke, Ricketts' sixty-nine years of Ministry featuring Pastor Gene Ernst preaching and Pastor Tim Frank leading music. A time of food & fellowship will be held outside after worship. Come join our neighbors for this special service.
- SUN SEP 30- Official Closing with Iowa District West President Rev. Steve Turner offering a message of encouragement and officially decommission the building. There will be a catered meal following worship.
Thank be to our God and to our Lord Jesus Christ for His grace and blessing throughout the sixty-nine years of ministry He has granted to St. Luke as a congregation. Please keep the members of St. Luke and the community of Ricketts in you prayers.