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Lent Preaching Series: Failings of the Faithful
Þ March 19—Jonah
Þ March 26—David
Þ April 2—Ananias and Saphira
Þ April 9—Peter
Þ April 13—Judas
Þ April 14—Elijah
Þ April 16—Jesus
The Sunday Sermons will be followed each Wednesday Night at Recharge with a class taught by Pastor Clint.
Lenten Bible Study
This year on the Sundays in Lent we will be looking at some of the most significant barriers to faithful discipleship we encounter as American Christians, and looking for guidance in the Parables of Jesus. Each week will highlight a particular struggle and one of Jesus’ stories that addresses it. We hope you can join us for great meals, warm fellowship, and thoughtful discussions each Sunday afternoon.
¨March 19 – Materialism and more – Why do we “need” so much stuff and the Parable of the Rich Fool
¨ March 26 – Callous Complacency – Why are we immune to suffering and Jesus’s Parable of the Good Samaritan
¨ April 2 – Fear and Faith – Facing our fears and refusing to live a small life – The parable of the Talents
¨ April 9 – Blessedly Broken – why is it so hard to admit we need help? – The Parable of the Foolish Builder
Dinner ~ 4:30pm Bible Study ~ 5:15-6:00pm
A sign up sheet for 3 soups, bread, veggies, and 2 desserts is posted in the narthex.
Wednesday, March 15th
Meal: Husbands Delight
Meal Crew: Wayne Johnson, Karey Winkel & Pat Thomson… Meal Crew Helpers are Needed!
- Notice: 2nd Semester dues are due.
- Craft Item Needed: empty wrapping paper tubes
CHANGE!! CHANGE!! CHANGE!! CHANGE!! CHANGE!!
PW Projects Day
Attention all Women!! Please plan to attend Presbyterian Women Projects Day on Thursday, March 16th from 10:00-noon in the Fellowship Hall. Morning coffee will be provided. This is a fun morning to work on various projects with some great fellowship. If you haven’t attended before, we would love to have you join us. Lunch will be sandwiches by Jimmy John’s, provided by PW.
The Baby/Lap Quilts are ready to be finished. They are located in the chest of drawers in fellowship hall.
Sunday Morning Coffee Schedule
We are in the process of making up a new “Coffee Schedule” for the next year. If you would be interested in helping to make & serve coffee or baking, please contact the office at email@example.com or 336-1649 by Friday, March 17th.
7th-12th Grade No Apologies
The annual No Apologies event will be held on March 15th at 6:30pm. The No Apologies conference brings thousands of students from across northwest Iowa to hear a national speaker talk about wise choices, sexual purity, and Christian faith. This year’s speaker, Harris iii, will perform some of his world acclaimed illusions while also encouraging students to follow God’s plan for their lives. All 7th-12th grade students are invited to meet at church at 5:15pm for a free dinner and then to leave for the event no later than 5:45pm and return by 9:00pm. There is no cost to attend No Apologies. Read more at no-apologies.org.
Bowling Family Fun Night
The Congregational Life Committee has planned a fun night of bowling & pizza on Friday, March 31st. Anyone wanting to eat is welcome to join us at Godfather’s first. After pizza, we’ll head over to Corner Lanes for bowling! Whether you bowl a turkey or need the bumpers, we’d love to have you all there!
Date: Friday, March 31st
Supper: Godfather’s @ 5:30 PM
Bowling: Corner Lanes @ 6:30 PM,
cost is $4 and includes your shoe
RSVP not necessary but appreciated if you want to let either Judy Jensen (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Megan Donnenwerth (email@example.com) know if you plan to attend.
Congregational Life event at Apex shooting range.
The Congregational Life committee would like to invite you to Apex Range in Fostoria. We have made arrangements with Apex to hold a private event for First Presbyterian Church Sunday, April 23rd at 6pm. There will be a potluck supper along with instruction and shooting range time. Apex will provide everything we need except the food. Their instructors will give us safety and handling instructions while we eat and help us on the range. They have offered us a reduced price. Cost will be $15 per person plus ammo and targets. Ammo is $7-$20 for 50 rounds depending on caliber and targets are $1 each. Children 14 -18 can participate with a parent present. If you wish to just eat and watch, you are welcome to join us at no cost. (Just bring a dish for the potluck). We need to have 12 shooters signed up ASAP to justify having the event. If you have questions, contact Tony Jennings at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign up in the office or on the church website under the events/news tab.
Watch an overview on Kailee & Emma Jenness’ mission trip to Haiti.
- Talia Patton recovering from kidney transplant. 3/14
- Beth recovering from kidney surgery.
- Cindy Phillips diagnosed with lymphoma.
- Laurie Phillips dealing with health issues.
- Don Monson in the hospital recovering from pneumonia.
- Linda Breuker battling bladder cancer.
- Jay Anderson regarding transplant list. 2/22
- Bart Duncan recovering from stroke and surgery at Mountain Valley Regional Rehab Hospital, 3700 N Windsong Dr., Prescott Valley, AZ 86314.
- Hilary Vicker battling with breast cancer.
- Hannah Brumley’s grandparents.
- Walt Main recovering from colon surgery. 2/15
- Sue battling cancer.
- Debbie battling cancer.
- Kathy Huitink recovering from tests and treatment at Mayo.
- Denice (Wiersma) recovering from surgery.
- Kris Peterson receiving Hospice Care.
- Darla Ubben beginning chemo.
- Paul Kamermeyer diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer.
- Finley Brunsvold going through chemo treatments.
Loved ones are kept on our prayer list for one
month, unless otherwise requested.
- Recharge – 5:30pm
- High School Youth Group – No Apologies
Dinner – 5:15pm Bus Leaves – 5:45pm
- Adult Handbell practice – 7pm
- 2nd Service Rehearsal – 7:15pm
- Chancel Choir practice – 8pm
- Men’s Bible Study – 9am
- PW Projects Day – 10:00am
- Reformed Worship Service – 8:50am
- Coffee and fellowship – 10am
- Sunday School – 10:15am
- Confirmation – 10:15am
- Adult Education – 10:30am
- Reforming Worship Service – 11:15am
- Act II – 12:30pm
- Worship Service at Hawkeye – 2pm
- Lenten Bible Study – 4:30pm
- PW Sewing – 9am
- Stewardship Committee Meeting – 5:15pm
- Weekly Prayer – 9am
- Women’s Bible Study – 1:30pm
- Session Meeting – 7pm
Reformed Worship Service ~ 8:50am
Pianist – Arla Stover
Liturgist – Carol Armstrong
Ushers – Ryan & Erin Davelaar, Ron Niebruegge & Gene Ringsdorf
Greeters – Joy Albert & Mavis Palmer
Video Taping – Wes farmer
Nursery – Hannah Brumley &
Coffee -Edna VanderWolde & Jan Bowles
Reforming Worship Service ~ 11:15am
Praise Team – Kari Bruinsma, Pressley Cochran-Bray & Brianna Pratt
Nursery – Lindsay VanderWolde
Sound – Craig Tillotson
Power Point – Blake Tillotson
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