Your Weekly Update
Please remember to turn your clocks back one hour prior to going to bed Saturday night, November 3rd. Daylight Savings time ends at 2am on Sunday, November 4th.
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: No Cost
FPC Youth Alone: No Cost
Includes Transportation, Pizza, and Tickets!
RSVP by Oct 31st on our website!
First Presbyterian Family,
Thank you for the remembrances while I had my knee surgery. For the food, the flowers, phone calls, and cards. But especially for the prayers. It feels good to be a part of this family. Gloria Ditsworth
Many, many thanks to all our most wonderful church family. Thanks for all the prayers, thoughts, cards, flowers, food, and visits! We can’t wait to be back with you all. We are so blessed. Beth Primavera
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!
New Member Recognition
Our New Member Recognition has been set for Sunday, November 4th during both services. We look forward to having new additions to our church family. A reception will be held during coffee time in their honor.
Congregational Meeting Date Change
Our Congregational Meeting will be held immediately following our Reformed Worship Service on Sunday, November 25th at 10am for the election of new officers. All members are encouraged to attend.
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 31st
- Bev Quail starting cancer treatment.
- 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 fighting lymes disease plus, four co-infections..
- 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
- No Recharge
- Adult Handbell Choir practice – 7pm
- No HS Youth Group
- Chancel Choir practice – 8pm
- Ladies Coffee Break – 8:30am
- Men’s Bible Study – 9am
- ACT II – 11:53am @ Spirit Lake HS Office
- PW Coordinating Team Meeting – 4:30pm
- Reformed Worship Service – 8:50am
- New Member 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
- Building & Grounds Comm Mtg – 6pm
Reformed Worship Service ~ 8:50am
Pianist – Arla Stover
Liturgist – Becki Huisenga
Ushers – Daryl & Elaine Doorenbos, Sandy Krout & Bob Peterson
Greeters – Art & Phyllis Attema
Video Taping – Wes Farmer
Soundbooth – Jackie Jenkins, Mike Reekers & Pat Butler
Nursery – Kelli Kruger
Coffee & Treats – Ron Jenkins, Jerry & Dorothy Ingvall
Reforming Worship Service ~ 11:15am
Praise Team – Adrie Stecker, Liz Steiner, Rachelle Gewecke, Dave Boon, Gary Lambert, Kevin Grems
Nursery – Stacy Howard
Greeter/Usher – Paul Johnson
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