Your Weekly Update
Lent Preaching Series: Failings of the Faithful
Þ March 12—Euodia and Synthyche
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 12 – Materialism and More – Why do we “need” so much stuff and the Parable of the Rich Fool
¨ March 19 – Callous Complacency – Why are we immune to suffering and Jesus’s Parable of the Good Samaritan
¨ March 26 – Fear and Faith – Facing our fears and refusing to live a small life – The parable of the Talents
¨ April 2 – Blessedly Broken – why is it so hard to admit we need help? – The Parable of the Foolish Builder
¨ April 9 – The Savior and the Self – Avoiding Narcissism in a self-obsessed world – The Pharisee and The Tax Collector
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 8th
Meal: Chicken Noodle Soup
Meal Crew: Karey Winkel, Wayne Johnson, Edna VanderWolde, Marcia Eckerman & Charlene Radcliffe
- Notice: 2nd Semester dues are due.
- Craft Item Needed: empty wrapping paper tubes
Steve & Jan Richards would like to thank everyone for participating in the collection of bandaids for their trip to Tanzania. The total number of bandaids they collected was 1,720. Thank you again.
Congratulations to Joe & Sarah Kennedy on the birth of their son, Judd Ryan. Judd weighed 8 lbs 9 oz and has an older brother Jax. Judd is the grandson of Warren & Barb Jager.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 336-1649 by Friday, March 17th.
Sunday School “Snack Providers and Servers”
A sign-up sheet and PEANUT/NUT-FREE SNACK LIST is 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 please) are needed for Sunday School. If you leave the worship service during the last hymn, you have time to prepare your snacks for serving. This week our Sunday School snacks will be provided by the Donnenwerth family, next week will be ????.
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 (email@example.com) or Megan Donnenwerth (firstname.lastname@example.org) know if you plan to attend.
PW Projects Day
Attention all Women!! Please plan to attend Presbyterian Women Projects Day on Thursday, March 16th from 9:30-noon in the Fellowship Hall. Morning coffee & treats 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.
Our Daily Bread Devotionals
The March, April, May “Our Daily Bread” devotionals are here.
The Baby/Lap Quilts are ready to be finished. They are located in the chest of drawers in fellowship hall.
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Cherish House Baby Bottle Campaign
The Baby Bottles are due back to the church.
Watch an overview on Kailee & Emma Jenness’ mission trip to Haiti.
- Our sympathies are extended to the family of Donna Gray on the passing of her Mom, Lois.
- 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 having colon surgery. 2/15
- Sue battling cancer.
- Debbie battling cancer.
- Kathy Huitink recovering from tests and treatment at Mayo.
- Denice (Wiersma) recovering from surgery.
- Paul Ostendorf who will be having back surgery.
- Kris Peterson diagnosed with cancer.
- 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 – 7pm
- Adult Handbell practice – 7pm
- 2nd Service Rehearsal – 7:15pm
- Chancel Choir practice – 8pm
- Men’s Bible Study – 9am
- Mary/Martha Circle Meeting – 1:30pm
Girl Scout Sunday
- 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
- Lenten Bible Study – 4:30pm
- PW Sewing – 9am
- Deacons Meeting – 6:30pm
- Weekly Prayer – 9am
- Women’s Bible Study – 1:30pm
Reformed Worship Service ~ 8:50am
Organist – Eulyn Riemersma
Liturgist – Youth
Ushers – Ryan & Erin Davelaar, Ron Niebruegge & Gene Ringsdorf
Greeters – Joy Albert & Mavis Palmer
Video Taping – Milt Nolting
Nursery – Kyley Anderson & Erin Radcliffe
Coffee – Roger & Karen Lahm
Reforming Worship Service ~ 11:15am
Praise Team – Kari Bruinsma, Brianna Pratt & Ron Williams
Nursery – Dana Bolluyt
Sound – Chris Pratt
Power Point – Brice Pratt
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