Your Weekly Update
Thanks to everyone for another great year of Recharge! We would like to offer a special thanks to every single person who volunteered to make this life giving inter-generational ministry possible. To Heather, the meal crew volunteers, teachers, craft and rec leaders, front desk volunteers, and to everyone who attended, thank you! Thank you for making your church family a regular part of your family’s life.
2018 Student Internship
We are excited to announce that we intend to offer another paid internship opportunity within our youth and family ministries this summer. This year’s internship will be held in partnership with the Lakeshore Center who will also be providing the intern’s housing and food for the entire internship. We would love for you to share this opportunity with any undergraduate or graduate student who you think might be interested. More information can be found on our website, including the application, at fpcspiritlake.org/internship/.
Bev Butler’s 90th Birthday Celebration
Please join us for treats this Sunday morning, May 6th in Fellowship Hall as we celebrate Bev Butler’s 90th Birthday during Coffee Time. Blessings on 90 years well lived Bev!!
Join us in Sharing “Acts of Kindness”
We want to encourage church members to sacrifice a few dollars or a few minutes to perform an act of kindness for someone else and show them God’s love through that act. It can be as simple as buying a flower for a friend, paying for the next person in line at the drive through, or helping an elderly person scoop snow. Whatever it is, we want to know about it! We will set up a poster board with a mason jar drawn on it and cut out shapes to “fill up” the mason jar. Church members can write out their acts of kindness and place it on the jar. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can do so. Our goal is to fill it up with “Acts of Kindness.”
Reforming (2nd)Service Ushers/Greeters Needed
We are in need of Ushers/Greeters for our 2nd Service. Responsibilities include distributing bulletins and greeting worshippers at the center sanctuary doors as well as taking a head count of worshippers (including praise and worship team and those in the nursery. A sign-up sheet is located in the narthex. Sign up for one week or whatever works with your schedule.
The Annual PW Salad Supper has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 16th at 6pm! The sign-up sheet is located in the narthex.
On Sunday, May 13th, we will be honoring all moms for Mother’s Day. Please bring us your favorite picture of “Mom” to be presented in a slide show presentation on Mother’s Day.
Congregational Life “Culinary Talent Show”
The Congregational Life committee has been working on a new idea that we want to have you all thinking about. This is still in the early planning stages and will take place in the next few months. It is tentatively being called a “culinary talent show”. We know that there are some fantastic cooks in our congregation. We want to allow you to show off those talents. Most of you have a recipe that impresses everyone, whether it is Glazed Salmon or Chicken Cacciatore (you know, THE recipe). That’s the one we want you to make. It does not have to be complicated, just delicious. We will have you make that recipe for people that sign up to try it. Keep in mind that this is not a potluck, you will be cooking for a specific number of people. Maybe you are thinking “I don’t have a main dish, but my twice baked potatoes or Caramel Cheesecake is AWESOME”. That’s great, we need side dishes and desserts also. Sign up for what you make best. Then we will need everybody to sign up to come and EAT. If you would like to sign up to cook or if you have questions, contact Tony Jennings, Judy Jensen or Lynn Peterson.
All Military personnel, past and present, will be honored on Sunday, May 27th during a slide show presentation. Please bring in, or email your photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
Break the Cycle 200 (formerly Okoboji 200)
Again this summer the Okoboji 200 will be raising money for sex trafficking relief and prevention throughout the Midwest and the world. Pastor Clint will be riding again this year and anyone who would like to participate can visit https://www.crowdrise.com/o/en/campaign/clint-loveall—break-the-cycle-200—okoboji-2018?utm_campaign=oc&utm_medium=facebook&utm_source=crowdrise to learn more or make donations. You could also donate through the church.
Again this year we will be hosting riders after the ride, which is June 22nd, and serving breakfast the next morning at the church (June 23rd). If you would like to be involved with either of those efforts, please let us know. Thanks.
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.
Spirit Lake High School Class of 2018
Saturday, May 12th
4:00 PM – 7:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
3501 Hill Ave
Lost & Found
We have several jackets, scarves, hats & gloves that have been left here at the church. Please check the table in the narthex to see if any of these items belong to your family.
Also, we have many bowls and pans that need to picked up.
We will have these items out in the narthex until Friday, May 11th and then we will take them to Good Will.
Have Fun and Make a Difference at Lakes Regional Healthcare
Meet others, build friendships, feel an important sense of purpose, and make a real, positive difference in the lives of people in the Iowa Great Lakes – volunteer at Lakes Regional Healthcare! You’re cordially invited to attend the LRH Volunteer complimentary Spring Brunch on Tuesday, May 15 at 8:30am in LRH’s Dining Room. Enjoy a delicious brunch, meet volunteers, learn about volunteer opportunities, and more!
- Our sympathies are extended to the family of Kirk & Judy Jensen on the passing of Kirk’s mom, LaVonne.
- Jay Anderson recovering from a kidney transplant.
- Russ Thomson having health concerns.
- Larry Gearke is battling cancer.
- Michael May who is having blood tests.
- Sheila who had a heart attack.
- Lindsay who has been diagnosed with MS.
- Cory Krieger having cancer treatments.
- Todd Schuelka recovering from surgery.
- Shannon Siefker recovering from hip surgery.
- Kathy Huitink beginning new infusion procedure.
- Kathy Nygaard continued chemo treatments.
- Jan Lange stage 1 breast cancer.
- Randy Cauthren kidney transplant needed.
- Jen Prentice recovering from surgeries.
- Kathryn Hansen recovering from pneumonia, influenza A and the flu.
- Mickey Arneson recovering from surgery.
- Jocelyn Kitzinger recovering from elbow surgery.
- Carol Armstrong recovering at home.
- Mandy Rodger, niece of Doug Stueven, having health issues.
- Melody Peyton is battling cancer.
- Kevin in hospice.
- Bob Huls with stage 4 colon cancer.
Loved ones are kept on our prayer list for one month, unless otherwise requested.
- Weekly Prayer – 4:45pm
- Building & Grounds Meeting – 6pm
- Adult Handbell Rehearsal – 7pm
- Chancel Choir Rehearsal – 8pm
- Men’s Bible Study – 9am
- Act II at the High School office – 11:20am
- PW Coordinating Team Mtg – 4:30pm
- Reformed Worship Service – 8:50am
- Coffee and fellowship – 10am Bev Butler’s 90th Birthday Celebration
- Reforming Worship Service – 11:15am
- PW Sewing – 9am
- Tues Women’s Bible Study – 1:30pm
Reformed Worship Service ~ 8:50am
Organist – Charlene Radcliffe
Liturgist – Ryan Davelaar
Ushers – Steve & Jan Richards and Wayne & Kathleen Johnson
Greeters – Phyllis Walburg & Bernice Steele
Video Taping – Owen Primavera
Soundbooth – Jackie Jenkins, Mike Reekers &
Nursery – April Krull
Coffee & Treats – Ron Jenkins, Dan & Peg VanBeek
Reforming Worship Service ~ 11:15am
Praise Team – Kari Bruinsma, Meghan Humphrey, Adrie Stecker, Kerry, Dave Graanstra, Dave Boon, Spencer Carlson.
Greeter/Usher – The Beck family
Nursery – Dana Bolluyt
Sound/Power Point – Chris & Brice Pratt
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