Your Weekly Update
You are invited to the annual Valentine’s Dinner held at the First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake on Saturday, February 10th at 5:30pm. The Valentine’s Dinner is hosted by the youth and families of First Presbyterian Church in Spirit Lake and Lake Park as an opportunity to enjoy excellent food and fellowship and all the proceeds benefit their joint summer youth mission trip with the churches in New York City. Childcare is provided and tickets are $15 per person or $30 per couple. Tickets can be purchased in the church office at FPC in Spirit Lake or can be reserved at 336-1649 from now until the event.
Bowling Family Fun Night
Please join us for a fun night of bowling & pizza on Sunday, February 11th. After bowling, we’ll head over to Godfathers for pizza. Join us for any or all of the event!
Date: Sunday, February 11th
Bowling: Corner Lanes @ 4 PM, cost is $4 and includes your shoe rental
Supper: Godfather’s @ 5:30 PM
RSVP not necessary but appreciated by February 5th, if you want to let either Judy Jensen firstname.lastname@example.org or Megan Donnenwerth email@example.com know if you plan to attend.
2018 Mission Trip information
$75 Deposit by February 11th
$75 Due by April 30th
Registration Deadline February 11th, go to https://fpcspiritlake.org/mission-trip/ to complete the online registration forms.
7th-12th grades, you are invited to join us for cosmic tubing in Sioux City, IA on Friday, February 16th. We will leave from the church at 5:00pm and tube from 9:00pm-11:00pm. Cosmic tubing includes multi-colored lights, music, a “carpet lift” to carry you back up the hill, and the tube is even included! RSVPs are required by February 11th and the registration cost is $15 per student. Please register at https://fpcspiritlake.org/news/
Lenten Bible Study & Soup Supper
Feb 18 – It all starts with Jesus – wrong ideas about Christ
Feb 25 – Divine Math – wrong ideas about the Trinity and the nature of Christ
Mar 4 – Following Jesus – Wrong ideas about discipleship, faith and forgiveness
Mar 11 – The choices we make – Wrong ideas about freedom and free-will
Mar 18 – Exceedingly blessed – wrong ideas about wealth and prosperity
Mar 25 – Everything is Awesome – wrong ideas about truth and tolerance
A sign-up sheet for soup, bread, veggies, and dessert is posted in the narthex.
Rides to Church
The Deacons are willing to provide rides for anyone who needs rides, especially this winter. Contact the church for rides and they will get ahold of the Deacons.
Wednesday, February 7th
Meal: Potatoes & Ham
Meal Crew: Jane Loveall, Wayne Johnson, Marcia Eckerman
Meal Crew Helpers are Needed!
Adult Ed Classes
- Romans — Women’s Bible Study led by Rachelle Gewecke
- Explore the New Testament with the Great Courses
- Martin Luther—The man who changed the church – led by Pastor Clint
- Parenting & Technology – led by Pastor Michael
Notice: Our 2nd Semester Dues Are Due
Sunday School “Snack Providers and Servers”
A sign-up sheet and PEANUT/NUT-FREE SNACK LIST is placed in the library window or you may sign up online. 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 snacks will be provided by the Gewecke family. Next week’s snacks will be provided by ???.
The children’s and lap quilts are now in the fellowship hall and ready for completion. Please take them home and complete one or as many as you like. These quilts have been given in the past to CAASA, Dickinson County Public Health for the “New Moms” program, Lakes Regional Healthcare for the new babies, Gentiva Hospice and Accura Care 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, 8:30 AM is at Lakes Regional Healthcare Coffee Shop. No agenda, just get together with friends and a little chit chat.
Questions: Call Lori Vicker at 515-249-6684.
Baby Bottle Campaign
First Presbyterian Church is participating in a Baby Bottle Campaign to benefit the Cherish Center. Baby bottles are available for you to pick up and fill with your loose change or any other way you would like to help.
In 2012, Pizza Ranch partnered with the Tesfa Foundation to support three schools located in the coffee growing region of Ethiopia. The schools, operated by the Tesfa Foundation, bring education to nearly 700 students who would not otherwise have access to early childhood and primary school education.
If you are interested in purchasing coffee to help support children’s education, please contact the office at 336-1649 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Our sympathies are extended to the family of Gene & Renae Rosenberg on the passing of Renae’s dad, Jay Ackerman, this past week.
- Bob Huls, Jen Watts Dad, diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer.
- Lawrence Lupkes having a bone scan.
- Kathy Nygaard starting chemotherapy.
- Wilma Clauson recovering at Accura.
- Marvella VanKlompenburg recovering from knee surgery.
- Carla Radcliffe recovering from emergency appendectomy.
- India Shippley recovering from a car accident.
- Steve Thompson hospitalized with heart issues.
- Blake Smith suffering with health issues.
- Christy Miller suffering with influenza.
- John Knabe’s nephew Dietrich surgery to repair brain bleed.
- Dave Butterworth traveling to Singapore for a prayer convention.
- Gary Eaton suffering with shingles.
- Jared Lewis recovering from leg surgery.
- Vicki Grems recovering from knee surgery.
- Ruth Nolting recovering from ankle surgery.
- Betty VanderZwaag having medical issues.
- Mike May, Jr. surgery and follow up tests were successful.
- Margaret Plunkett battling cancer.
- Joan Baird recovering at Pearl Valley Rehab Center in Estherville.
- Heath Huberg battling cancer.
- Reba Williams battling cancer.
- Laura Fagen’s mom, Pat, in Hospice Care.
- Kolby suffering with chest pains.
- Kristen Kuiper recovering from a stroke.
- Dave Bartels recovering from breathing difficulties at home.
- Tomy Norman recovering from a shattered hip.
- Denice Wiersma battling cancer.
- Rod Johnson’s cancer has returned.
- Pauly Eaton diagnosed with cancer.
- Kathy Huitink being treated for pressure sores.
- Russ Thomson dealing with medical issues.
- A young man recovering from injuries.
- Abby, Pauly Eaton’s granddaughter suffering injuries after car accident.
- Jen Watts niece, Ellie, as she adapts to her partial prosthetic and therapy.
- Kelly Swancutt’s uncle having tests.
- Charles Klaassen having tests in Sioux Falls.
- Holly Hansen recovering from radiation.
- Steve Kwikkel with pancreatic cancer & chemo.
- Cindy Phillips clear PET scan, doing chemo maintenance.
- Laurie Phillips dealing with medical issues.
- Emily Butterworth recovering from surgery.
- Karen Clark dealing with medical issues.
Loved ones are kept on our prayer list for one
month, unless otherwise requested.
- Weekly Prayer – 4:45pm
- Recharge – 5:30pm
- High School Youth Group Dinner – 6:45pm
- Adult Handbell Rehearsal – 7pm
- Chancel Choir Rehearsal – 8pm
- Men’s Bible Study – 9am
- Act II at the High School office – 11:20am
- No Thursday Women’s Bible/Circle Meeting
- Valentine Dinner – 5:30pm Seating – 5:15pm
- Reformed Worship Service – 8:50am
- Coffee and fellowship – 10am
- Congregational Life Comm Mtg – 10am
- Sunday School – 10:15am
- Confirmation -10:15am
- Adult Ed Classes – 10:30am
- Reforming Worship Service – 11:15am
- Worship Service at Accura – 2pm
- Family Bowling & Pizza – 4pm
- PW Sewing – 9am
- Deacons Meeting – 6:30pm
- Tues Women’s Bible Study – 1:30pm
Reformed Worship Service ~ 8:50am
Organist – Charlene Radcliffe
Liturgist – Youth Sunday
Ushers – Jay Anderson family
Greeters – Vernice Wahl
Video Taping – Milt Nolting
Soundbooth – Jackie Jenkins, Mike Reekers &
Nursery – Megan Donnenwerth
Coffee – Keith & Beryl Marra
Reforming Worship Service ~ 11:15am
Praise Team – Brianna Pratt, Adrie Stecker & Liz Steiner
Usher/Greeter – Josh, Dana, Lucas & Leah Bolluyt
Nursery – Sarah Dirks
Sound & Power Point – Chris & Brice Pratt
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