Your Weekly Update
On behalf of the Session, we are extending an invitation to join in celebrating Pastor Clint and Jane, Pastor Michael and Rachelle and their families. We will be honoring them during coffee time on Sunday, October 28th in the fellowship hall. Thank you.
The annual 8th grade Confirmation retreat will begin at 5pm on Saturday, October 27th at Lakeshore Center. The retreat will end after the students attend the 8:50 worship service on Sunday, October 28th (students will be free to return home immediately following the service). Parents with questions or concerns can contact Pastor Michael for more information.
A huge THANK YOU goes out to all who came to help with our Soup & Pie Supper. From table set up and decorations, vegetable choppers, silverware wrappers, soup makers, pie bakers and cutters everyone who contributed in any way, and all who attended. Thank you again!
Charlene, Jackie & Vernice
Soup Supper Committee
It’s Officer Nominating Time
Once again, we are starting our annual quest to find a few good men and women who feel called by God to serve as leaders in this congregation. Nominations are being taken for 2019’s new class of Elders and Deacons. To learn more about the nominations process or to nominate someone go to our website.
7th-8th Grade Traveling Lock-In
7th-8th grade students are invited to register for this year’s first traveling lock-in. We will be joining a number of other church youth groups as we take over Nickelodeon Universe at the Mall of America for an evening. There will be games, food, and tons of fun for everyone!
Saturday Nov. 10th-11th
Depart FPC at 5pm and Pickup at 6am
You and a Friend: $40 + $40
FPC Youth Alone: $65
Includes Transportation, Pizza, and Tickets!
RSVP by Oct 31st on our website!
Worship, Service, and Lunch Has been Postponed Until November 11th
Our Combined Worship Service scheduled for October 21st has been postponed until Sunday, November 11th, we will have a combined service at 9:00am and following worship we will be packing meals with “Kids Against Hunger.” Following that service project, we will be serving a soup and sandwich lunch for anyone who would like to stay. All are welcome and this will be a great event for families and children (of all ages)! We hope you will join us for a great morning.
Schedule – November 11th
9:00 – “Mostly acoustic” worship service in the sanctuary
10:15 – Meal packing in the fellowship hall for Kids Against Hunger
Around Noon – Soup and sandwich lunch
Hope to see you there!
Upper Des Moines Opportunity Food Pantry
The congregations of our county take turns supporting the Upper Des Moines Opportunity Food Pantry. Long ago it was decided by the churches that the county would be best served by having this pantry. Our congregation has the opportunity to provide to the pantry for the months of April and October. Please consider donating your items during the month of October. Items may be placed in the wagon in the Narthex. Monetary gifts are welcome as well.
New Member Recognition
We have set our “New Member” Recognition for Sunday, November 4th. For those of you still in the decision making process, the Membership Committee wants you to know that there is still time to join. If you are interested, please stop in at the church office and we will provide you with a Personal Information Sheet to complete and return. We also ask you to provide us with a picture of your family, either by email or photograph, to post on our bulletin board. Thank you for considering membership at First Presbyterian. We look forward to having you become a part of our church family.
Operation Christmas Child is so much more than delighting a child in need with a simple gift. In the hands of local churches, every gift-filled shoebox is a powerful tool for evangelism and discipleship – transforming the lives of children and their families around the world through the Good News of Jesus Christ! After receiving shoebox gifts, boys and girls are invited to enroll in The Greatest Journey, our 12-lesson discipleship program where children learn what it means to faithfully follow Christ and share their faith with others.
Please consider packing a shoebox this fall. Pick up a pre-printed shoebox and a brochure from the library window. All shoebox gifts are due back to the church by Sunday, November 11th.
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 Hilltop Care Center. Your help with this project provides warmth to many members of our community and beyond.
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.
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.
Recharge is a multi-generational gathering of families, youth, and adults. All church members and guests are invited to participate in the weekly evening of rejuvenation, including a family style meal, educational programming, and fellowship. A schedule of activities and semester pricing are both listed below. We look forward to seeing you and your family!
Wednesday, October 24th
Meal: Beef Stew
Meal Crew: Wayne Johnson, Walter Mendenhall, Art & Phyllis Attema & Dayle Broocks
Adult Ed Classes: Women’s Bible Study– Rachelle Gewecke
Walk As Jesus Walked-Ray Miller
Major Religions-Pastor Clint
- Our sympathies are extended to the family of Don & Deb Breems on the passing of Don’s Dad, Martin, this past week.
- Our sympathies are extended to the family of Dan & April Krull on the passing of Dan’s dad this past week.
- Gary Hansen dealing with medical issues.
- Gloria Ditsworth recovering from knee surgery.
- Beth Primavera recovering from knee surgery.
- Jim Ellingson waiting for a kidney.
- Bill (friends of the Petersons) receiving cancer treatments.
- Gilbert (friends of the Klosters) receiving hospice care.
- Pauly Eaton recovering from a fall.
- Jack Burrell recovering from knee surgery.
- Chuck Dunn recovering from surgery.
- Macy Jennings dealing with lymes disease.
- Gary Eaton diagnosed with cancer.
- Caila Corcoran recovering from surgery.
- Marcia Hill recovering from a broken arm.
- Dorothy Fiala hospitalized with health issues.
- Bill Kramer recovering from a heart attack.
- Patti Meyer diagnosed with alzheimers.
- Wilma Kruse recovering from knee replacement surgery.
- Jo Megill recovering from hip surgery.
- Brent Kasson receiving treatments.
- Marj Roseberry dealing with health issues.
- Marty Jenkins treating an infection.
Loved ones are kept on our prayer list for one month, unless otherwise requested.
- Weekly Prayer – 4:45pm
- Recharge – 5:30pm
- Adult Handbell Choir practice – 7pm
- HS Youth Group – 7:15pm
- Chancel Choir practice – 8pm
- Ladies Coffee Break – 8:30am
- Men’s Bible Study – 9am
- ACT II – 11:53am @ Spirit Lake HS Office
- Confirmation Retreat – 5pm at Lakeshore Center
- Reformed Worship Service – 8:50am
- Pastor Appreciation Reception – 10:00am
- Sunday School – 10:15am
- Confirmation – 10:15am
- Adult Ed – 10:30am
- Reforming Worship Service – 11:15am
- PW Sewing – 9am
- Women’s Bible Study – 1:30pm
Reformed Worship Service ~ 8:50am
Organist – Phyllis Attema
Liturgist – Norlan Top
Ushers – John, Angie, Sydney & Drey Peterson
Greeters – Cassidy, Stacy, Croix, Sydney & Cade Howard
Video Taping – Keith Brockmeyer
Soundbooth – Jackie Jenkins, Tom Ditsworth & Milt Nolting
Nursery – Lisa Kraus
Coffee & Treats – Ron Jenkins
Reforming Worship Service ~ 11:15am
Praise Team – Kari Bruinsma, Kaycee Arrowwood, Carter Lambert, Annika Stecker, Rachelle Gewecke, Gary Lambert, Spencer Carlson & Dan Hoerichs
Nursery – Natasha Nelson & Molly VanDyke
Greeter/Usher – Jerry & Judy Erickson
Sound/Ppt – Chris & Brice Pratt
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