Your Weekly Update
From First Presbyterian Church
Words cannot express how thankful I am for all the thoughts and prayers over the last few months during my time of recovery. Thank you for all those that worked so hard planning and hosting the event. Thank you to everyone that donated to the benefit and all those in attendance. It was a great evening to celebrate life and have the opportunity to visit with everyone. We are truly blessed to live in a small community and have such a wonderful church family.
Driver Needed for Summer Mission Trip
We are in need of someone (or people) who would be willing to drive our rented 14 passenger van to Minneapolis Airport to gather our guests for the summer mission trip from New York City. We will need one driver for June 27th to leave around noon and another driver to leave on Thursday July 2nd around 9am. Please let Pastor Michael know if you would be willing to drive one or both days.
Bicycle Ride Fundraiser – Help needed
I (Clint) have signed on to a fundraising ride to support human trafficking relief in Nepal and the state of Iowa. This is an enormous human rights problem, and the proceeds of this ride are directly donated to organizations that fight this appalling reality. The details of the ride can be found at www.okoboji200.org
I could use your help in one of two ways.
1 – If you are willing, donations can be made directly to my “account” at http://okoboji200.org/event/clint-loveall/ If you would rather write a check, please make it out to OK200 and include my name on the memo line or a separate piece of paper and mail it to
4504 Westwood Dr
West Des Moines IA 50265
2 – The group expects some housing needs on Friday June the 26th. Riders will be fed dinner and breakfast and should be plenty tired so basically a spare bed is about all that would be needed. You can let the church office know if you can help.
I’m excited about helping this cause and appreciate any support you could offer.
Pictures of Dad
On Sunday, June 21st we will be honoring all dads on Father’s Day. Please bring us your favorite picture of “Dad” to be presented in a slide show presentation on Father’s Day.
7th & 8th Grade Outing
Join us on June 25th for our Middle School youth social event! We will meet at 7pm at the Ranch Mini Golf in Okoboji and parents can pick their students up at Tropical Snow in Arnolds Park at 9pm. This event is open to all rising Middle School students and we would love for you to bring your friends! RSVP to either Pastor Michael or Cheri in the office and registration is only $5 per person.
The Worship Committee is setting up a chancel committee to organize the decorations for the sanctuary and narthex. Responsibilities will be silk flower arrangements, live flowers (ex. Easter Lilies,) and banners for both services. If you would like to be a part of this please let Cheri know in the office or contact Lynn Peterson at 712-332-6274. We will be starting the third week in June. More details later.
Gobble! Gobble! TURKEY SUPPER IS ON THE HORIZON!!
At the present time, Marilyn and Ray Miller will be the chairpersons in charge of the supper this year, but we do need to fill the position of co-chairs, as impending health issues are preventing Sharon Caskey from continuing in that capacity. Co-chairs would be in an assisting position this year to Marilyn and Ray, and then move into the head position the following year. We ask that you please give some thought to helping us fill this position quickly.
Please contact Charlene Radcliffe (330-6668) or Cheri at the church office (336-1649) if you have any questions regarding the turkey supper or to volunteer to be the co-chairs.
Greeter/Usher (s) Needed
The Reforming (2nd) Service is in need of Greeters/Ushers for the month of July and beyond. Please contact Bob Peterson or the office if you can assist.
Mark Your Calendars for “Power Up”
our 2015 VBS
This year’s 2015 VBS “Power Up” celebrates the power of the Holy Spirit at work in our lives and will be held from August 3rd-7th.
If you are interested in helping, please contact Michael at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-1649. The “Snack List” is located by the table in the narthex and ready for you to sign up.
Ladies of all ages….
Coffee break time every Thursday morning, 9 AM at Hey Good Cookies.
No agenda, just get together with friends and a little chit chat. Questions: Call Lori Vicker at 515-249-6684.
- Gene Ringsdorf recovering from surgery.
- Scott Harms who is receiving Hospice services at Lake Park Care Center.
- Jim Arens who has been diagnosed with interstitial lung disease.
- Mitchell Elmquist struggling with lymphoma.
- Michele Swanson battling with cancer.
- Marcia Andersen, who is having health concerns.
- Paul Donnenwerth battling with liver cancer.
- Brian Jones & Jay Anderson as they await transplants and further recovery.
- 2nd Service Rehearsal – 7pm
- Reformed Service – 8:50am
- 2nd Service Rehearsal – 10:15am
- Reforming Service – 11:15am
- PW Sewing – 9am
Pre-K-4th Grades are invited to attend Children’s Church during the Reformed Worship Service at 8:50am in June. After Children’s Time, the kids will follow the adult and youth leaders to the Education wing for a time of Bible lessons, music, craft and games. Once worship is over, they will enjoy snack time while the adults are having their coffee and fellowship time. During the summer months, there will not be regular Children’s Church School following Worship. Classes will resume in the Fall.
Children & Adult Sunday School Classes
will resume in the fall.
Reformed (1st) Service ~
Organist – Eulyn Riemersma
Liturgist – Dennis Colton
Ushers – Marcia, Cassie & Caitlin Eckerman
and Roger & Karen Lahm
Greeters – Larry & Sharee DenHerder
Video Taping – Keith Brockmeyer
Nursery – Breanna Cother & Megan Donnenwerth
Coffee – Edna VanderWolde & Nancy Radcliffe
Reforming (2nd) Service ~
Singers – Emily Andersen, Liz Steiner, Bart Duncan & Marissa Sill
Power Point – Logan Sill
Sound – Tom Ditsworth
Nursery – Kari Bruinsma