Monday, September 14, 2020

This Week @ St.John

 SCHEDULE FOR September 12 - 20

12th At Immanuel:

5pm Sunday School 

6pm Communion Service – Rally Day

13th At St John: 

8:45am Sunday School

9am Bible Class

10am Worship Service – Rally Day - Special Mission Offering

16th 3:30pm Confirmation

6pm Elders’ Meeting

17th 9:30am Ricketts Bible Study

19th At Immanuel:

5pm Sunday School

6pm Worship Service

20th At St. John:

8:45am Sunday School 

9am Bible Class 

10am Communion Service 


KEEP IN YOUR PRAYERS: Melvin Goslar, Paul Briggle, Milroy Rabe, Marlon Jepsen, Arlene Nemitz, Lucia Lincoln, Elaine Stoltze, Luella Henschen & members of our congregations who are suffering or recovering from Covid 19

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. or 515-370-1159.

RALLY SUNDAY: We are resuming Sunday School and youth Bible study on Rally Sunday September 13. Sunday School begins at 8:45am. During the worship service the first graders are receiving Bibles. They are: Eli Nemitz, Ben Klinker,  Easton Goslar and Dallas Lavender. The fifth graders receiving Catechisms are: Jayden French, Zander Friedrichs, Avery Funkhouser, Chloe Galvin, Emerson Goslar,  Cohen McCartney, Drayton Palmer, Cheyenne Vogt, and Ben Meseck who will receive his at Immanuel on Saturday evening.

MISSION DINNER will 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.

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.

Friday, Sept. 18th is U.S. National POW/MIA Recognition Day. Please take a moment to remember those who were prisoners of war (POW) & those missing in action (MIA), as well as their families. The Office of Defense reports numbers of missing soldiers as:  73,515 from WW II (approximate due to limited or conflicting data), 7,841 from Korean War, 1,626 from Vietnam, 126 from Cold War & 6 from conflicts since 1991. The number of Americans still missing & unaccounted for from Iowa are 24. POW/MIAs from our area are: WW II: Herman C. Kiepe – Ute – 3/28/44, Lyle W. Stepanek – Dow City – 3/19/44; from Korea: James Leslie Houston – 2/14/51, Freeeman D. Satterlee – 5/14/52; from Vietnam: Robert F. Rex – Odebolt – 3/7/69, Donald Sparks – Carroll – 6/17/69, Daniel W. Thomas – Danbury – 7/6/71.

SCHOOL SUPPLIES… today (Sept. 13th) is the last day to bring school supplies.  We thank all who helped our CO-U students.

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