239 N. 11th Street, Fort Dodge, IA 50501 April 18, 2021
Communion will be handled in the following manner for everyone’s safety. As you arrive, individual baggies of the blessed elements will be on trays at the entrances. Please pick up one for yourself prior to the start of the service. During the services (1st and 3rd Sundays), we will all consume together following a second blessing of the elements within the service. This method will be in place here until it is safe to return to our previous method.
VOLUNTEERS WANTED FOR IGNITE
Emily Wikner is looking for regular classroom leaders and game instructors for Ignite classes on Wednesday nights from 6-7pm. Please email Emily at email@example.com or call the church at 515-576-2103 if you would like to volunteer.
MONDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
Join us in the Fellowship Hall at 10am on Monday mornings for adult Bible study. On April 19th, we will discuss Revelation 10. Please contact Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to receive supplementary study resources. Please wear a mask and sanitize your hands when you arrive.
Pre-K through 6th grade students are invited to join us for Bible lessons, games, and crafts on Wednesday night at 6pm in the Fellowship Hall. Please wear a mask and sanitize your hands.
Youth Group will meet Wednesday evenings at 7:30 pm downstairs at the church. Please wear a mask and sanitize your hands.
Confirmation classes will meet at Wednesday evenings at 6 pm in the music room. Please wear a mask and sanitize your hands.
God is working on our house—our church home—our church family—as St. Olaf begins a new mission opportunity in Panama. You may remember Jorge Flores. He was a translator at our Nicaragua mission site over the last several trips. Nancy Hamilton and our Sew Sisters have gotten to know this family and the people of Panama through the technologies of the internet. We’ve had several Zoom visits and it became clear that—Yes, God was calling us to go. We can TALK about walking from the tomb to proclaim the news, but it’s a whole other thing to pack our bags and GO! The beginning of June – Nancy Hamilton, Kim Peimann, Emily Wikner and Pastor Emily will be heading to Panama. They ask for your prayers as they travel.
CAPS FOR PANAMA
Men and boys in Panama appreciate caps very much so those of us going there in June want to bring as many new and gently used caps as we can collect. It doesn’t matter what wording is on them. A lot of us have more than enough so let’s give some away. It’s hot and sunny in Panama! You’ll find a collection box just outside the church office door. Thank you!
MOWING TEAM VOLUNTEERS
Volunteers are needed to build a team of mowers that will rotate during the summer keeping the lawn mowed at church. The old proverb is true ‘Many Hands Make Light Work’. It’s a great way to tithe with your time and talent. Please call Craig Hamilton for information and sign up! 515-570-3719.
Communion to the Homebound will return in the near future. If you or someone you know would like to be added to the list, please call the church office, 515-576-2103.
CHURCH BUS SERVICE
Church bus service will return in the near future. If you want transportation to the 9 am Traditional Service on Sundays please phone the church office, 515-576-2103.