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Children’s Church is our beloved summer alternative worship experience designed for students Pre-K through 4th grade during the month of June. Immediately following the children’s sermon in the sanctuary, children will be invited to follow an adult leader to our Christian Education wing to participate in a time of songs, Bible lessons, music, and games. Students will be served a snack just for them immediately following Children’s Church, and parents can pick up their student at the end of the hallway in our Christian Education wing following worship. As always, parents who desire to keep their students with them to worship are encouraged to do so and our regular Sunday School time will resume in September.
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://fpcspiritlake.org/200
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. A sign up sheet is located in the narthex. Thanks.
Jane and I would like to express our deepest thanks to all of you for celebrating our 15 years in Spirit Lake. This congregation has been a blessing beyond words to us and we cannot tell you how much your encouragement, support, gifts, and especially love mean to us. We are so blessed to be a part of this congregation and by the many wonderful people in it. This is an incredible place to live and serve and we are humbled and inspired by your willingness to share the milestone of 15 years with us. Beyond even those many blessings, you have regularly and often shown the love, grace, and joy of Christ, to us and our family, and for that we are eternally grateful. Thank you!
My Church friends,
I am so very thankful God put me in this place at this time in my life.
Thank you for the prayers, cards and flowers while I was gone. It meant the world to me.
5th & 6th Grade Outing
June 15th—Okoboji Classic Cars,
Bobs, and Incredibles 2
Join us for a day of triple fun! We will start with a tour of Okoboji Classic Cars by our own resident tour guide Wayne Johnson, followed by dinner at Bobs, and then an evening showing of the new Disney/Pixar movie Incredibles 2. We will meet at Okoboji Classic Cars at 3:45pm and be done with the movie by 9:00pm. There is no registration cost for this event as all events have been generously paid for by an anonymous church donor. Additional information regarding logistics will be emailed the week of the event. Friends are welcome and registration will be open through to June 12th on our website at “fpcspiritlake.org/register”.
VBS 2018 Registration is now open!
VBS will be held July 30th-August 2nd from 8:30-11:30am. Visit fpcspiritlake.org/vbs to register your Pre-K through 6th grader for our week of Rolling River Rampage fun! Kids will be assigned to classes based on the grade they have completed. Cost is $5 per child up to $20 per family and includes a free music CD. Early registration is appreciated to help us assign the appropriate number of shepherds for each class. We can’t wait to see you!
High School Mission Trip Logistics Volunteers Needed
If you are interested in helping plan a dinner and entertainment for the upcoming youth Mission Trip, please contact Pastor Michael who is putting together a small team to help organize some of the logistics of hosting our guests from New York City. The team’s work will mostly be handled via email and phone calls and will be very limited in time. Thank you in advance to our whole congregation who invests in these life changing mission opportunities!
Women’s Bible Study
The Women’s Bible Study held on Wednesday evenings at 6pm will continue through the summer. The Bible Study will be held upstairs at Rabab’s Coffee Shop on Tuesday mornings at 9am. They will be studying the gospel of John and continues to be led by Rachelle Gewecke.
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.
Pictures of Dad
On Sunday, June 17th we will be honoring all dads on Father’s Day. Please bring us your favorite picture of “Dad” to be presented in a slide show presentation on Father’s Day.
PW Birthday Party at Accura
Mary/Martha Circle Bible Study of PW is hosting the June Birthday Party at Accura on Friday, June 29th. If you would like to join us, please call the church office at 336-1649.
The Worship Committee is in the process of making up the schedule for liturgists for the next 12 months. We really do appreciate all of the dedication and willingness of those who have served during our worship services in this capacity. Also, if you are interested in being a liturgist, please let Bob Peterson 332-6374, Cheri or Pastor Clint 336-1649 know by June 17th, so that we can add you to our list!
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.
Discovery House Porch Parties
June 7—Damon Dotson
June 11—Jessie James & The Outlaws
July 9—John Senn & Friends
Aug 13—Bill Carpenter
Sept 10—Glenn Henriksen
Northwest Iowa Support Group
For anyone dealing with anxiety, depression and mental illness, please join us every Monday at 7pm at New Journey Church in Milford. Come feel accepted and supported by others. All ages welcome.
Connecting & Communicating with a Person with Dementia
A presentation and discussion will be held on Wednesday, June 13th at Keelson Harbour Community Room from 6-7pm.
Communicating and connecting effectively with a person who is living with dementia is not something that comes naturally to everyone. Please join us to learn more about dementia, ask questions and gain insight to help you maintain an enjoyable, productive relationship with your family member or friend.
- Jan Richards dealing with health issues.
- Jim Watts, Sr. returned to Sioux Falls with infection.
- Steve recovering from farm injury.
- Michael May having more blood tests after colon cancer surgery in January.
- Dean Poyzer is under Hospice Care at Good Samaritans in Estherville.
- Kathy Huitink recovering from pacemaker replacement in Hawarden.
- Glen Hundley rehabbing at Accura from a fall .
- Ashley Dreeszen recovering from 2nd back surgery.
- Terry Bartels has health concerns.
- Shirley Gould dealing with medical issues.
- Cory Krieger having surgery on June 7th.
- Russ Thomson who has moved in to Accura.
- Kathy Nygaard navigating cancer treatments.
- Marilyn Grice recovering from knee replacement surgery.
- Elsie Graanstra recovering from hip surgery.
- Andrew Stroman hospitalized in Sioux Falls.
- Isidro Pena recovering from a seizure.
- Miles Butler receiving a pacemaker.
- John Heim recovering from a fall.
- Garrett Goodell going to mayo for surgery.
- Mary Ann Jansen recovering at home.
- Wayne Johnson recovering from tear duct surgery.
- Amy Sill recovering at home after a fall.
- Carly Lewis having medical issues.
- Jay Anderson recovering from a kidney transplant.
- Larry Gearke is battling cancer.
- Sheila who had a heart attack.
- Lindsay Fitzgerald dealing with health issues..
- Todd Schuelka recovering from surgery.
- 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.
- 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.
- Reformed Worship Service – 8:50am
- Coffee and fellowship – 10am
- Reforming Worship Service – 11:15am
- No PW Sewing
- Deacons Meeting – 6:30pm
- Bible Study led by Rachelle Gewecke – 9am held at Rabab’s Coffee Shop
Reformed Worship Service ~ 8:50am
Pianist – Arla Stover
Liturgist – Kelly Swancutt
Ushers – Dennis & Joyce Colton and Wayne & Kathleen Johnson
Greeters – JoAnn Asa & Norm Meinking
Video Taping – Owen Primavera
Soundbooth – Jackie Jenkins, Mike Reekers &
Nursery – Amy Profit & Emma Jenness
Coffee & Treats – Ron Jenkins, Tom & Deb Ditsworth
Reforming Worship Service ~ 11:15am
Praise Team – Liz Steiner, Annika Stecker, Carter Lambert, Rachelle Gewecke, Gary Lambert, Spencer Carlson, Logan Newhouse
Greeter/Usher – Bernie VanRoekel
Nursery – Sarah Dirks
Sound/Power Point – Tillotson family
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