SCHEDULE FOR September 5 - 13
- 5th 6pm Worship Service at Immanuel
- 6th 9am Adult Bible Class at St. John
- 10am Communion Service at St. John
- 7th Offices Closed
- 8th 8:45am Pastor at Circuit Pastors’ Conference at Our Savior, Denison
- 9th 3:30pm Confirmation
- 12th 5pm Sunday School at Immanuel
- 6pm Communion Service at Immanuel
- 13th Rally Sunday
- 8:45am Sunday School at St. John
- 9am Bible Class at St. John
- 10am Worship Service at St. John
THANK YOU.. I would like to thank everyone for all their Prayers , cards, phone calls and gifts. I am now in Remission THANKS BE TO GOD! I Especially want to Thank Pastor Merrill for all the Prayers and concerns. I love my Church Family, Immanuel, St Paul and St John. God’s Blessings!
Iowa West Branch of Orphan Grain Train will be loading a container to be shipped to Kyrgyzstan on Tuesday, September 15th. Loading will begin at 9 AM. Any and all volunteers will be more than welcome. If you wish to wear a mask, please do so. Sharon Ann Irwin, Iowa West Branch Manager, 712-273-5575
Also, from Ellie Menz:
I have been in contact with the Disaster Response Coordinators in Iowa District East. They need our help to continue the process of cleaning up the downed trees. Workers are needed for next week, and following weeks, too. Contact me if you are interested in helping. firstname.lastname@example.org or 515-370-1159.
RALLY SUNDAY: We plan to resume Sunday School and youth Bible study on Rally Sunday September 13. Sunday School begins at 8:45am, with first graders receiving Bibles and fifth graders receiving Catechisms in the worship service at 10am.
MISSION DINNER will be not be held this year due to concerns over COVID-19. However, we will take a door offering for missionary support on Sunday, September 13. We will have an offering basket at the center door as you enter; side doors will continue to be for weekly offerings. We encourage you to be generous as most missionaries must raise 100 percent of their own support. Past recipients of our mission funds have included our own Brent and Eugenie Friedrichs, Mark and Megan Mantey (Mark's great-grandfather was a teacher at St. John), as well as other missionaries supported by Mission Central. The final decision on missionary support will be made by the voters at their October meeting.
LWML FALL RALLY has been canceled. St. John will now host the spring rally in April of 2021.
DECORATING COMMITTEE.. we are looking for a couple people to decorate St. John church for holidays. Please let Pastor or office know if you are interested.
CEMETERY COMMITTEE.. we need one or two people to be on the St. John Cemetery Committee as soon as possible. Please let James Jepsen or Pastor know if you are interested.
LWML COLLECTING SCHOOL SUPPLIES… we will continue to collect items until Sept. 13th
Right now the greatest need is for:
Loose leaf paper Spiral notebooks Composition notebooks No. 2 pencils
Following are appreciated:
Backpacks/Book bags (no wheels) Scissors Vinyl plastic 2 pocket folders
Pocket folders 2 pocket Glue sticks Elmer’s School Glue (4oz, 8oz)
Wireless notebooks Washable markers Crayola markers (24 – 24)
Plastic pencil box or bag Large box of Kleenex Clorox wipes
Hand Sanitizer Pink Bevel erasers Head phones
Ear buds Crayons (8, 16, 24) Dry Eraser Markers & erasers
Ball point pen (blue, black & red) Ruler Colored pencils (12-24)
Highlighters Soap (gym) Shampoo (gym)