New This Month
- Chuck Ditsworth recovering after rotator cuff replacement surgery.
- Denice De Goei, daughter of Delbert Wiersma, as she anticipates pacemaker surgery in two weeks.
- Del Wiersma diagnosed with myelofibrosis.
- Prayers for continued and complete healing for Elizabeth Copeland. She arrived home last week and will begin intensive in home speech, OT and PT therapy.
- Congrats & blessings to Kevin & Kat Grems on the birth of their son, Oliver Isaac.
- Roxanne Moriston (sister-in-law of Jackie Jenkins) having tests this week.
- Rob Oldson recovering at home after hospitalization.
- Rick Hayes recovering after hospitalization.
- Ken Mager (Jackie Jenkins’ brother-in-law) having a procedure this week.
- Susan, Bob Peterson’s sister, recovering after her bone marrow transplant and having continued treatment.
- Sam Brownlee recovering after surgery as part of his cancer treatments.
- Scott Chambers recovering after a stroke.
- Kenny Debois with throat cancer.
- Jim Lura (family member of Clint Loveall) with lung cancer.
- Loren VanOtterloo (Nancy Colwell’s brother) diagnosed with rectal cancer.
- Don Clauson recovering from heart surgery.
- Nadine Hough home recovering from heart surgery.
- Doug (brother of Amy Stover) recovering from back surgery.
- Becky Pearson (friend of Gena Main) with her Covid recovery.
- Liz Lorch receiving hospice care.
For Continued Health/Healing
Please pray for our members and friends of this church family who are facing various health concerns: Maddie DeWitt, Chris Koehler, Jody Ferguson, Lori Johnson, Pat Kelly, Mike Wiley, Denice Wiersma, Macy Jennings, Elaine DenHerder, Kristen Martin, Marty Jenkins, Bill Cramer, Tom & Sherry Fuhrman, Bob & Martha Graham, Colin Jensen, Denise Beimer, John, Jacinda & Braylynn Tracy, Joan Sterner, Mary Larsen, Todd Livingood, Ashlyn Clark, Terry & Bev Cother, Dave Ashlock, David Render, Norma Thompson, Curtis Stover, Ron Harris, Paul DenHerder, Jack Burrell, Barry Holtgrewe, Laurel Webber, Betty VanderZwaag, Thea Ennema, Rick Hayes, Marilyn Rees, Jeff DeWall, Oz Nelson, Jaris Bronson, Laurie Phillips, Phyllis Walburg, Jamie Nebelsick, Ron Niebruegge, Jeremiah Knabe, Pastor Norm Erickson, Josh Ullom, Gena Main, Ron Kindwall, Russ Thomson, Charlene & Jim Radcliffe, Gary & Pauly Eaton, Owen Primavera, Jordan Wetzel, Rochelle Franzen, Bruce Dougal, Nancy Evans, Lynn Wells, Roger (Mike Frangenberg’s father), Ruth Ann Kelly, Jay Anderson, August Menke (great grandson of Christy Thompson), Dana Kauffman, Edward Leners, Phil DenHerder, Gertrude Shipley, Roxy Moriston (Jackie Jenkin’s sister-in-law), Roger Rieck, Randy Buchman, Avery (great grandaughter of Jacinta Williams), Diane Jennings, Renae Rosenberg, Margaret Northey
- Family of Mark Bergquist
- Family of Paul (brother of Phil DenHerder)
- Family of Grace Catlin-Ritzer
Each month we pray for Missionaries that we support:
- Atlas of the Lakes Area
Atlas Group was founded in Sioux Center in 2000 and has since planted nearly two dozen independent Atlas organizations across the nation. Atlas of Spencer began serving clients in Spencer in 2010 and in 2020 sponsored the new Atlas of the Lakes Area ministry. In February, 2021, the new ministry officially became a 501(C)3 non-profit ministry.
First Presbyterian Church is tied closely to this new ministry through Dave Butterworth, who is the founder and first Executive Director. He considers Atlas a ministry that has been planted in the Iowa Great Lakes area by this church, which has been his 45-year long church home and the foundation of his Christian faith.
The Atlas of the Lakes Area Mission is to guide CHANGED LIVES THROUGH CHRISTIAN LOVE AND ADVOCACY. Daily, the Atlas staff seeks to be mentor-advocates by providing relational, emotional, physical, financial, and/or spiritual support and guidance to those seeking help. The Atlas staff strives to become a non-judgmental presence in lives while demonstrating the unconditional love of God, offering a relationship with Jesus Christ, and encouraging participation in a local church.
The Atlas of the Lakes Area Vision is FOSTERING COMMUNITY AWARENESS, CONCERN, AND RESPONSE TO THE NEEDS OF AREA RESIDENTS. In the broader community, Atlas desires to serve as a catalyst to promote an expanding ministry of caring people across the community. Working collaboratively where God positions us can provide for changed lives through the cooperative investment in others.
As Atlas seeks to provide assistance to the less fortunate of our community, our ministry welcomes people from area churches who will willingly share their lives with and reach out to others traveling rough spots on their journey through life.
- Darrin and Nanette Roetman email@example.com
The last three years we have been gaining experience in church planting in Montpelier. We are moving to Rennes France to plant a new church. Rennes is a city with 445,000 people with only eight churches. Only two of these churches are considered “stable” according to the French Evangelical Church Foundation (FEF). For this church plant, we are targeting an area in the north of Rennes that not only has a need for a “stable” church, but also has a high population of students. We are excited about this opportunity and God seems to be opening many doors for this church plant. First Presbyterian Church sent his family (his parents) into missions in 1979 with Campus Crusade for Christ. Darrin and Nanette have one son. First Presbyterian Church has supported Darrin and Nanette since 2012.