Your Weekly Update
From First Presbyterian Church
With grateful hearts we thank our church family for all of the cards, food, words of comfort and love, and the many acts of kindness shown to us during this very difficult time of Scott’s passing.
A special thanks to the ladies for the lovely lunch and to Pastor Clint for his compassion and words of comfort and hope. We are so blessed to be a part of this very special and loving church community.
Roger & Donna Harms and Family
Thanks to all of you who helped support the Okoboji 200 bike ride through donations, housing, interest, and encouragement. The ride raised over $60k to fight human trafficking in Iowa and Nepal and all of your various contributions are appreciated.
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.
VBS 2015 “Power Up”
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.
The Garden at the Church
Along with the rain and the beautiful sunshine comes weeds!!!
A “weekly weeding” has begun, each Wednesday at 7pm. Grab your hoe and come join the fun.
5th/6th Grade Bob’s Dogs & Tropical Snow Youth Outing
All rising 5th and 6th grade students are invited to join us on July 9th for our church outing to Arnold’s Park for Bob’s hotdogs, Tropical Snow, and outdoor games! Students can meet us at Bob’s at 6pm and parents can pick up your student at Tropical Snow at 8pm. This event is open to all rising Middle School students and we would love for you to bring friends! RSVP to either Pastor Michael or Cheri in the office and registration is only $5 per person (including meal).
Pride Group of Okoboji Party
Mary Circle will be hosting the annual Pride Group of Okoboji Party this year on Thursday, July 9th at 3pm. For anyone planning to go or wishing to help with the party, please contact JoAnn Asa at (507)841-0751.
Loveall 25th Wedding Anniversary Reception
Clint and Jane Loveall will be celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary in July. The Session has scheduled an anniversary reception during fellowship time on Sunday, July 26 to allow the congregation to celebrate with them. Those attending the reception will have the opportunity to share congratulatory words and/or bring an anniversary card. Please mark your calendars and join us for this joyous celebration.
The Next POET Dinner Event
Here is information for the next POET event. The Spencer Dream Center has a pasta night on Friday evenings through the summer. They are expecting us July 31st. At 6:45pm they are going to share with us about the ministries that are happening there. Dinner will be served between 7 and 7:15. For people that are unaware of the Dream center, it is in the old Hotel building in Spencer. Here is the information about pasta night.
Pie Servers Needed at Okoboji Bible Conference
The 81st Okoboji Bible Conference will be here before we know it! Conference dates are Aug 1-9th. Each evening of Conference pie is served following the service. They supply the pie, but are wondering if six to eight people representing First Presbyterian Church would be willing to volunteer to cut and serve it Sunday, August 2nd? We ask that you arrive at the Fellowship Center on our Conference grounds at 6:15 pm. You may attend the service at 7:15 and leave during the last prayer at its conclusion to serve the pie. You should be finished by 10:00 pm. If you are interested in helping us, please contact the church office at 336-1649.
- Marilyn Lippon as she recovers at home.
- Our sympathies are extended to the family and friends of Ray Beal on the passing of his wife, Jan, this past week.
- Gene Ringsdorf recovering from surgery.
- 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 – 6pm
- Jan Beal Visitation at FPC – 3pm
- Jan Beal Time of Remembrance – 3:30pm
- Office Closed
- Reformed Service – 8:50am
- Coffee and fellowship – 10am
- 2nd Service Rehearsal – 10:15am
- Reforming Service – 11:15am
- PW Sewing – 9am
Children & Adult Sunday School Classes
will resume in the fall.
Reformed (1st) Service ~
Organist – Rachelle Gewecke
Liturgist – Norlan Top
Ushers – John & Julie Calsbeek and
Les & Marlene Noll
Greeters – Phil & Pam DenHerder
Video Taping – Dan Vicker
Nursery – Erin Radcliffe & Hannah Brumley
Coffee – Jim & Mary Quitno
Reforming (2nd) Service ~
Singers – Emily Andersen, Bart Duncan &
Power Point –
Nursery – Sarah Dirks