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Looking for Singers
The Reforming service is looking for vocalists to join the praise team! If you like to sing and have thought of trying it out, now is the perfect opportunity to join. You can sign up to sing as often as your schedule may allow, and you also get to participate in choosing the music that we sing in church on Sunday. Contact Rachelle Gewecke at (712)314-2292 or email@example.com to hear more about this fun and important way to get involved in our church family and use the talents God has given you!
Wednesday, November 2nd
Meal Crew: Jack & Sherryl Jones, Keith & Beryl Marra, Doug & Barb Johnson
Please contact the church office if you can help serve meals anytime in the next four weeks so that we can be sure to count on your help. Thank you in advance!
- Freezer Meals
- For the Life of the World – Rick Porter
- The Book of Daniel – Rachelle Gewecke
- 10 Commandments—Clint Loveall
Recharge Craft Donations Needed!
- old keys (any size, any kind)
- broken costume jewelry (earrings, necklaces, pins, etc)
Questions? Ask Jill Jennings
Donations may be put in the craft room.
Hello Church family!
We are going with a team from Spirit Lake to Caiman, Haiti January 5-14, 2017. The ministry we are going to work with is called UCI (United Christian International). We are having a fundraiser Taco Meal, including a taste of Haiti with Haitian Beans and Rice, on Sunday Nov 13th. This meal will be held at Crosswinds Church from 11am-1pm. We will also be taking orders for holiday pies at that time. Please consider coming to help support our trip. Thanks!
– Kailee and Emma Jenness
Our Lorde and Lady of the Manor request the honor of your presence at the 17th Annual Elizabethean Madrigal Feaste on Friday, December 2 or Saturday, December 3 beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the VFW in Estherville. Tickets will be $20.
Presbyterians Out Eating Together will be attending the Madrigal Dinner presented by the Music Department of Iowa Lakes Community College. Twenty tickets (cost is $20 per ticket) are on hold for both dates. Ten tickets have already been sold for Saturday night. To make your reservation please make out a check payable to ILCC for the number of tickets and leave it at the church office or with Lynn Peterson. Also needed is the first and last name of each ticket holder so that his Lorde and Lady might be announced at the party. Unreserved tickets will need to be returned to the college on November 9th so make sure you have ordered your tickets by then. If more folks want to get tickets on Saturday, we will try to get more tickets, but this needs to be done quickly as tickets will go on sale to the general public soon. Any questions please call Lynn Peterson, 712-332-6374.
Also, POET is seeking a new name. If you have a suggestion please email to Tony Jennings, Lynn Peterson, Chris Sills, Phil Den Herder, or the church office attention POETs.
For those of you who remember Betty Bell, she will be celebrating her 90th Birthday on November 5th. Birthday Greetings may be sent to her at 2301 Fillmore Avenue, Ames, IA 50010. She misses her friends from the Lakes Area and would be touched to hear from you.
Pastors, Youth Leaders, Church & Ministry Leaders are invited to Northwestern College to hear author & church missional leader, Hugh Halter, on Tuesday evening, November 1, at 7 pm in the DeWitt Learning Common’s Vogel Community Room. For information, visit https://lyf.nwciowa.edu. If you plan to attend, please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Operation Christmas Child
Our church is participating in Operation Christmas Child! This is a fantastic ministry that provides children who have or will receive very little this Christmas an opportunity to share the good news of Jesus Christ our Savior. You can help this year by gathering items to make your own shoe box gift. Ideas for your shoe box include: school supplies, small toys, hygiene items, hard candy, socks, etc… and even a personal note. Along with each shoe box they’re asking you to include a $7 donation for shipping and handling payable to Samaritan’s Purse. You’re also welcome to make a monetary donation payable to First Presbyterian Church with a note in the memo section for Operation Christmas Child. All donations and shoe boxes are due by Sunday, November 13th. Any questions please contact Christy Thompson, Jon or Amy Stover, Coral Cochran-Bray or the Church Office!! Make a child happy this Christmas!
- Our sympathies are extended to the family of Lauren VanDyke on the passing of her husband, John, this past week.
- Shawnda Prochaska who suffered a mild stroke.
- Jenny Beers having health issues.
- Paul Kamermeyer diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
- Keith Byers recovering
- Kathy Huitink awaiting test results.
- Ann VerDoorn having health issues.
- Jason Kelly diagnosed with pancreatitus.
- Finley Brunsvold beginning chemo treatments.
- Harry Eckerman recovering in the hospital.
- Beth Primavera recovering from a broken arm.
- Recharge – 5:30pm
- High School Youth Group – 7pm
- Adult Handbell practice – 7pm
- 2nd Service Rehearsal – 7:15pm
- Chancel Choir practice – 8pm
- Men’s Bible Study – 9am
- PW Coordinating Team Meeting – 5:30pm
- Reformed Worship Service – 8:50am
- Coffee and fellowship – 10am
- Sunday School – 10:15am
- Confirmation – 10:15am
- Adult Ed – 10:30am
- Act II – 12:30pm
- Worship Service at Welcov – 2:45pm
- PW Sewing -9am
- Weekly Prayer – 9am
- Women’s Bible Study – 1:30pm
Reformed (1st) Service ~ 8:50am
Pianist – Charlene Radcliffe
Liturgist – Ruth Ann Kelly
Ushers – Darin, Erin, Grace, Wes & Sully Radcliffe and John & Sue Ziegenbusch
Greeters – Jack & Sherryl Jones
Video Taping – Dan Vicker
Nursery – Jocelyn Kitzinger & Amy Webber
Coffee – Tom & Deb Ditsworth
Reformed (2nd) Service ~ 11:15am
Praise Team – Emily Andersen, Brianna Pratt & Marissa Sill
Greeter/Usher – Brad, Teresa, Ella, McKenna & Olivia Beck
Nursery – Amber Lippon
Power Point – Brice Pratt
Sound –Chris Pratt
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