Your Weekly Update
From First Presbyterian Church
FPC is Collecting Freezer Meals
We have a couple of families in need of meals, so we are beginning to collect freezer meals here at the church and will distribute them to the families in need. At this time we could use meals for a family of two. Thank you in advance!
SLHS Football Breakfasts
Again this year, First Presbyterian Church will be hosting breakfast and team devotionals on varsity game days. This has been a great experience for us and we are thankful for the opportunity to welcome the team. The numbers have grown steadily and we are regularly serving about 75 young men at each meal. In order to keep up with the demand, we need your help. This can involve donating food, cooking, serving, or coordinating volunteers. If you are interested in being a part of a breakfast team, please call 336-1649, check the sign up sheet in the narthex, or check our website.
Greeter/Usher (s) Needed
The Reforming (2nd) Service is in need of Greeters/Ushers for September and beyond. Please contact Bob Peterson or the office if you can assist.
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.
Rising High School Students
We need your help to redecorate our youth room! Do you like to paint, decorate, or organize? Come and help us on August 20th and 21st when we give our youth room a “fresh coat of paint.” Make sure that Pastor Michael has your contact information (email or texting number) and you will be the first to know.
Dick & Shirley Morris Need Prayers & Support
Shirley is on Hospice Care and is completely bedridden. She usually is in bed by 7pm. Along with our prayers they could use our support by visiting with Dick on Wednesdays or Fridays between 7-8:30pm. If you can help out, please call the Morris household at 336-2922.
Borrowed Items: Anyone who has borrowed items from the church recently, please double-check to see that you have returned them. We are missing a couple of things. Thank you.
There will be a brief memorial service for Joyce Fliehler at United Methodist Church, 102 S. 8th St, Estherville, IA 51334, on Sunday, August 16, 2015, at 1:30 pm. This service will be followed by a luncheon. Joyce passed away August 16, 2014 in Amarillo, TX, but due to the distance many friends and family were unable to attend her funeral there.
Joyce, her husband Karl, and their children Karla and Jarrett were members of First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake for several years before moving to Amarillo in 1985.
POET Dinner Event
The next POET event will be held at The Clubhouse Restaurant at Boji Bay (behind Perkins) on Monday, September 14th at 7pm. Please RSVP at www.fpcspiritlake.org
Lakeshore Center of Okoboji
“Camp I Believe” is a free Day Camp for children and teens, ages 7-17, grieving from death of a loved one. “Camp I Believe” is a place where children can Heal, Play, and Grow. The focus of the camp is on healing, but as a camp for kids, it’s also fun, with variety of outdoor activities, that will take place in a safe, supportive, and caring environment. Three delicious meals will be provided to all campers and volunteers. “Camp I Believe” is Saturday, September 19, 2015 from 8:30 am – 7 pm at Lakeshore Center at Okoboji, 1864 Hwy 86, Milford, IA 51351.
For more info or to volunteer, please contact Robin Lock at 712-336-2941 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or Sharma at Lakeshore Center.
Donations are being accepted to provide this camp to children at no charge. Please make checks payable to Gentiva Hospice or Lakeshore Center and put “Camp I Believe” in the memo. Your support and prayers are greatly appreciated.
On-site Discovery House Director, Spirit Lake, Iowa
Seeking individual to live at and lead Christian, non-profit homeless shelter/sober house. Requirements include bachelor’s degree in human service-related field, or equivalent experience, proficient organizational and writing skills, ability to interact with people of diverse backgrounds, and exceptional public speaking
abilities. Additional experience desired in fundraising, grant writing and grant management. Responsibilities include general upkeep of property, advise and report to Board of Directors, implement policies and procedures, monitor compliance of guidelines, general administrative duties, screen potential residents and solicit donations. For more details, call 712-336-5340.
SAVE THE DATE!!!
Our annual mission trip with the United Methodist Church to The Banquet in Sioux Falls is scheduled for Saturday, September 26th. We will help serve the noon meal to the guests who are hungry for food and fellowship in a safe environment. Please mark your calendar if you are interested in volunteering for this great ministry. Details and signup will be available next month. You can always call the church office with questions, or check out the website, www.thebanquetsf.org.
Ladies…Mark your calendars!
The fourth annual Fall Women’s Retreat is being planned for Saturday, November 7, at Lakeshore Center (Presbyterian Camp). Becky Linn with Follow Hard Ministries will again guide an inspiring get-away day for women of all ages. This year’s theme is Identity Restored—Who I Am In Christ. Watch for more details!
Please pick up your pans &
bowls from the kitchen.
- Martha Woodard recovering from pneumonia.
- Velma Ashburn recovering from knee surgery.
- Ben Kelly recovering from an accident.
- Conner Rowley recovering from an accident.
- Talia Patton as she suffers kidney rejection.
- Dolly Kooima as she recovers from a fall.
- 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
- Reformed Service – 8:50am
- Coffee and fellowship
- 2nd Service Rehearsal – 10:15am
- Reforming Service – 11:15am
- PW Sewing – 9:00am
- Stewardship Committee Mtg – 5:15pm
Children & Adult Sunday School Classes
will resume in the fall.
Reformed (1st) Service ~
Pianist – Rachelle Gewecke
Liturgist – Becki Huisenga
Ushers – Bernie & Marcia VanRoekel and Bob & Lynn Peterson
Greeter – Jake & Ruth DeJong
Video Taping – Milt Nolting
Nursery – Breanna Cother & Kelly Stecker
Coffee – Dayle Broocks & Jan Bowles
Reforming (2nd) Service ~
Singers – Kari Bruinsma, Pressley Cochran Bray, Bart Duncan & Brianna Pratt
Greeters – Sandy Goetsch
Power Point – Brice Pratt
Sound – Tom Ditsworth
Nursery – Marissa Sill