Your Weekly Update
From First Presbyterian Church
Our Congregational Meeting has been scheduled for Sunday, November 29th immediately following our Reformed Worship Service. All members are encouraged to attend.
We are humbled by the generosity of our congregation in their support of the High School Pie Auction. Thank you for your attendance and bidding in our efforts to raise money towards our mission trip this summer. Gene Krueger did a wonderful job as this year’s auctioneer. Thank you Gene! Also, thank you to Jon Stover and Bill Cochran-Bray for the great job they did as clerks as well as the high school students, families and E5 Team who prepared and served during breakfast and fellowship time.
We wouldn’t have been able to have the pie auction without the donation of all the delicious pies and goodies, so thank you also to the great bakers in our congregation.
Again we are blessed to be a part of a congregation that supports its youth, not only during fundraising efforts but throughout the year with words of support, encouragement and prayer.
To Our Church Family,
We wish to express our sincere gratitude and thanks for the overwhelming response we received during our time of sorrow. Your gifts of prayers, food, memorials, and well wishes will be remembered forever. To Past Clint and the church staff thank you for a beautiful service and all the work that went into preparations. We are blessed to have such support.
Jack & Sheryl and family
Thanksgiving Eve Service
Good News Church
Congratulations to Kieth & Marian Tadlock who will be celebrating their 71st Wedding Anniversary on Saturday, November 28th. Blessings Kieth & Marian!
Wednesday, November 25th
Operation Christmas Child
WOW! 122 shoe box gifts were delivered to Good News Church for the next step of their journey. Thank you to all for making this another successful year!
“Surprise” 80th Birthday Celebration
You are invited to Nelda Broocks “Surprise” 80th Birthday celebration on Saturday, December 5th from 2-4pm at First Presbyterian Church. If you are unable to attend, well wishes may be sent to her at 811 9th St., Spirit Lake, IA 51360.
Dayle Broocks & family
FPC Christmas Luncheon
FPC women are asked to sign up to make cookies and candy and/or to work at the FPC Christmas Luncheon on Thursday, December 10th. A sign-up sheet is located in the narthex.
FPC is Collecting Freezer Meals
Thank you to all who have helped by making freezer meals, you have definitely helped families with this need! But, we still have some families in need of meals, so we are collecting freezer meals again, casseroles or hot dishes, here at the church and distribute them to the families in need. Thank you in advance!
Ushers & Greeters Needed for 1st & 2nd Services
We have started the process of preparing the usher & greeting schedule for our 1st & 2nd Worship services for December 2015 and 2016. If you would like to be an usher and/or greeter next year, please let us know. If you haven’t been an usher or greeter, here is your chance to meet a quite a lot of the congregation. Let us know – either Cheri in the office or Bob Peterson.
The worship committee is looking for people to prepare communion for the first service. Communion is served the first Sunday of each month, with a couple exceptions such as Maundy Thursday. Having 2 or 3 people responsible enables both working together and schedule flexibility. Responsibility would begin in January, 2016, with training/learning available in November and December. Interested? Willing? Contact Bob Peterson with questions or to volunteer.
Power Point People Needed
We are looking for someone with power point skills to put together our Power Point presentation for our Worship Service. Please contact Clint if you are willing to help.
Ladies Christmas Luncheon
The women of the community are invited to attend the Annual Presbyterian Ladies Christmas Luncheon. The date is Thursday, December 10th at 12:30pm. Following the luncheon, a program will be presented by Jennifer Dukes Lee on “Have Yourself a Pre-Approved Christmas.” Please join the Presbyterian Women for an afternoon of great food and inspirational fellowship.
Church School Snacks
A sign-up sheet and PEANUT/ NUT-FREE SNACK LIST has been placed in the library window. Please take a snack list and sign up for your favorite date!! 5 dozen snacks and 2 large juice (not red) are needed in the Cantina for Church School by 9:45am each Sunday morning.
Children’s Quilts ready to finish
The children’s quilts are in the fellowship hall and ready for completion. Please take them home and complete one or as many as you like. In the past these quilts have been given to CAASA, DC Public Health for the New Moms program, LRH for the new babies, Kinship, SL Library, Prospect Hill Presbytery, Full Gospel Mission and the Parkersburg tornado victims. Lap Quilts have been given to Hilltop and Milford Nursing Center. Please help with this project which provides warmth to many members of our community and beyond.
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.
Lakeshore Center Advent Series
Throughout the Sundays in Advent, the Lakeshore Center will be hosting an Advent series called Finding Refuge in Advent at 5:30pm. On December 13th they will be having a representative from the Dream Center come and speak about human trafficking. For the activity that night, they will be assembling welcome kits for new guests at the Dream Center. Our church has been asked to help gather items to be included in the welcome kits. Here are some suggested items:
- full size shampoo, conditioner, body wash
- Bath pouf
- Toothbrush and toothpaste
- Feminine hygiene products
- Nail clippers/files
- Journal w/pen
- Hot chocolate packs
Please pick up your pans and
bowls from the kitchen.
Tree of Love
The Voluntary Action Center is looking for volunteers to help paint ornaments for the Tree of Love. If you are able to help, please contact Amy at the Voluntary Action Center at firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-4444 or 330-2593. Thank you.
The Tree of Love lighting ceremony will be held on Sunday, November 29th at 5pm in the atrium of Lakes Regional Hospital.
- Mandy Vicker
- Cooper Bartels undergoing a brain scan test on Friday.
- Julie Calsbeek recovering from surgery.
- Dean Miller recovering from hypothermia.
- Hannah Poolman recovering from ACL surgery.
- Mark Voss recovering from a blood clot in his leg.
- Stacy Howard who is bedridden at Avera in Sioux Falls for the remainder of her pregnancy. We are requesting meals for the Howards, family of 4.
- Roberta Carlson recovering from hip replacement surgery.
- Betty Lamer recovering from an illness.
- Velma Ashburn recovering from knee surgery.
- Connor Rowley recovering from an accident.
- Talia Patton as she suffers kidney rejection.
- Jim Arens who has been diagnosed with interstitial lung disease.
- Mitchell Elmquist struggling with lymphoma.
- Marcia Andersen, who is having health concerns.
- Jay Anderson as he await transplants and further recovery.
- No Recharge
- No High School Youth Group
- No 2nd Service Rehearsal
- No Adult Handbell Practice
- No HS Act II
- No Chancel Choir practice
- No Men’s Bible Study
- Reformed Worship Service – 8:50am
- Congregational Meeting – 10am
- No Sunday School
- No Confirmation
- Reforming Worship Service – 11:15am
- PW Sewing – 9am
- Women’s Bible Study – 1:30pm
- Mission Committee Meeting – 7pm
Sunday School – 10:10am
Adult Sunday School Classes
Beginning November 8th
- Faith in Films ~ led by Jan Bolluyt
- Reformed Faith 101 ~ led by Clint Loveall
Reformed (1st) Service ~
Pianist – Arla Stover
Liturgist – Ron Williams
Ushers – Chuck & Gloria Ditsworth and Roger & Donna Harms
Greeter – Jay & Karri Anderson
Video Taping – Milt Nolting
Nursery – Jodi Smith & Amy Profit
Coffee – Edna VanderWolde & Nancy Radcliffe
Reforming (2nd) Service ~
Singers – Pressley Cochran Bray, Brianna Pratt, Liz Spiker & Ron Williams
Power Point – Logan Sill
Sound – Chris Sill
Nursery – Milly Tillotson