Your Weekly Update
From First Presbyterian Church
FPC is Collecting Freezer Meals
We have some 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 three families 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 October 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 decorate and organize? Come and help us on August 21st beginning with pizza at 6pm and following we give our youth room a “fresh new look.” 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.
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!
YOU ARE INVITED & WE HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE
“The Birds and the Bees (wildflowers)
of Wildwood Nature Preserve”
Sunday, August 23, 2015 2:00 pm
presented by Lee Schoenewe & Delores Maser
Put your walking shoes on and take a leisurely stroll through the forests of Wildwood Nature Preserve with the “Birdman of Okoboji, Lee Schoenewe
This is the time of year that we will be able to see and hear the many migratory birds coming through on their journey south.
Delores Maser, patron of nature, invites you to come and experience the joys of the seasonal blooms in her lovely restored prairie projects.
These restored areas are essential for the health and diversity of our prairie denizens (Bees and other insects.)
For more event information & location map, link here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1479987995653169/
AL, DELORES, TOM & LISA MASER
The September,October & November “Our Daily Bread” devotionals are here. You may find them on the table in the narthex and the library window.
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
- Decorate High School Room – 6pm
- Reformed Service – 8:50am
- Coffee and fellowship
- 2nd Service Rehearsal – 10:15am
- Reforming Service – 11:15am
- PW Sewing – 9:00am
Children & Adult Sunday School Classes
will resume in the fall.
Reformed (1st) Service ~
Pianist – Eulyn Riemersma
Liturgist – Jake DeJong
Ushers – Bernie & Marcia VanRoekel and Larry & Sharee DenHerder
Greeter – Jake & Ruth DeJong
Video Taping – Keith Brockmeyer
Nursery – Megan Donnenwerth & Kyley Anderson
Coffee – Jerry & Dorothy Ingvall
Reforming (2nd) Service ~
Singers – Emily Andersen, Pressley Cochran Bray, Marissa Sill & Ron Williams
Greeters – Sandy Goetsch
Power Point – Logan Sill
Sound – Chris Sill
Nursery – Stacy Howard