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Graduates, Summer Activities & more

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL, July 27-30 6-8 pm

Pre-VBS set up, July 26
Greeting at the welcome table
Leading a small group “tribe”
Leading rotation groups (snack, games, story, craft) Floaters (being available for miscellaneous activities) Leading worship
Acting in skits
Providing snacks
Decorating the church
Post-VBS cleanup, July 31st
Please email Emily at or call the church at 515-576-2103 if you would like to volunteer.


All graduating seniors are invited to participate in a special worship service that will commend the class of 2021. On Sunday, June 13 there will be a reception in the St. Olaf Fellowship hall with refreshments at 10 am and a formalrecognition of St. Olaf’s graduating seniors during the 11am worship service. We hope you join us and celebrate the class of 2021’s great accomplishments!

Congratulations to our graduating high school seniors! We are so proud of the hard work you have already done and we are confident that you will be courageous and faithful servants of Christ who pursue God’s redeeming work in the world.

Chase Anderson
Tawnie Beck
Andrew Blackpage4image1278552064
Adyson Bork
Sydney Crimmins
Maddie Daniel
Michael Daniel
Haylee Duckett
Tyler Glesne
Tatum Gings
Brady Graves
Aubrey Jorgensen
Andrew Kendall
Foster Krug
Adam Lacina
Gracie MIller
Zoey Possehn

Jesse Rechkemmer
Maria Sande
Taylor Smith
Sawyer Springer
Bryant Ulstad
Chloe Wertz

Lutheran World Relief

Is an international, nongovernmental, organization which helps provide essential items to those in need. A truck will be taking items for Lutheran World Relief from Fort Dodge to a central location on September 25. We are asking the congregation to consider providing the following items for personal care kits from now through the end of June:

light-weight bath-sized towels (between 20″ x 40″ and 52″ x 27″) – dark color
sturdy combs
metal nail clippers (attached file optional)

Please bring these items to the church by the last Sunday of June (June 27). A box labeled “Lutheran World
Relief” will be placed in the west entrance of the church to receive these items.

Please contact Judy Lang (call or text 515 571 5737 or email or Viv Nore (call or text
515 250 1772 or email if any questions.
There is an urgent need for this help after the pandemic delay last year – thank you so much for your support!


Mark your calendars for our Camp Olaf fellowship and worship opportunities. Every Wednesday starting June 16th, we will gather for an outdoor picnic meal at 5 pm, children’s activities will begin at 6 pm, and we will hold at short worship service at 7 pm. Please check the June Visitor newsletter for more information.


In less than 2 weeks – Nancy Hamilton, Kim Peimann, Emily Wikner and Pastor Emily will be heading to Panama on a mission trip. Please continue to pray for them as they travel and for success in their sharing the gospel. The caps for Panama will continue to be collected through Sunday, May 30th.


Let’s have some fun and help someone at the same time! Our mission team to Panama would really like to give clothing sewed by people from our congregation to the indigenous Panamanian children that we meet there. The Sew Sisters have patterns and kits, fabric and supplies, to make simple shorts, tops, dresses, and dolls, and you may also use your own if you wish. Please call Nancy Hamilton at 515-570-1731 if you’d like to participate in this project, and we’ll help you get started. Let’s pray for the children there while we are sewing. You will see photos and videos of us handing ‘your’ clothing to a child. Deadline for completed items is June 1st.


St. Olaf will be hosting the RAGBRAI Barking Spiders team on July 26th. The Barking Spiders are a group that originates from Ames, IA but includes members from as far away as Canada! The OLES will be in charge of a Baked Potato Bar for the evening meal. Watch for more details!


If you would like to be contacted by the St. Olaf office each Friday to confirm your ride, we will provide transportation to the 9 am Traditional Service. Please phone the church office, 515-576-2103, if you would like to be added to the call list.


1. The Western Iowa Synodical Women’s Organization will be having a convention this year! It will be on Saturday, June 19, 2021 at First Lutheran Church in Algona. The theme is “Just Love” based on 1 Corinthians 16:14 “Do everything in love.” Registration in $35. More information in coming weeks. Registration forms will be available. Save the date!

2. The Women of the ELCA Triennial Convention will be digital/online in August. More information later.
3. The Lutheran World Relief pickup will be on Saturday, September 25th, at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Fort Dodge. I will be asking for volunteers to help with this later. Let’s start collecting things for the kits.
Any questions about any of this contact Judy Lang at or 515-571-5737 (cell phone, call or text)


Wednesday evening services resume June 16th. Enjoy the break and come back refreshed!


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.


On June 17, we will leave from the St. Olaf Parking lot at 9am, drive to Lost Island Waterpark in Waterloo, leave at 4:30pm and return by 6:30pm for parents to pick up their children. Cost for this event is $15/person. Parents who chaperone will get in for free.
Students entering 3rd grade and older are welcome to join us. Students entering 2nd grade and under must be accompanied by a parents to attend this event.

If you are interested in attending this event, please contact Emily Wikner at so she can send you the online sign-up form and waiver. You must RSVP and turn in your waiver and money no later than June 1st. We only have 25 spots available in the church vans, so unless you are providing your own transportation, sign up and RSVP sooner rather than later.

We will not require mask wearing in church vehicles and the park does not require mask wearing, so there is a possibility of getting COVID-19 at Lost Island. Attend this event at your own discretion.


As we do fun activities during our Wednesday night Camp Olaf events throughout the summer, Emily Wikner would appreciate some extra adult supervision for the kiddos. You do not have to make a commitment to volunteer every week in the summer, but please look at the activities below and consider volunteering to help out with one specific event.


The Oles group has started to meet again after over a year absence! The group meets at 9:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall on the first and third Wednesdays of the month. All retired St. Olaf men are encouraged to join the group!page3image1318161520



As we do fun activities during our Wednesday night Camp Olaf events throughout the summer, Emily Wikner would appreciate some extra adult supervision for the kiddos. You do not have to make a commitment to volunteer every week in the summer, but please look at the activities below and consider volunteering to help out with one specific event.

Date & Children’s Activity

June 16 — Team Building
June 23 — Movie
June 30—Sidewalk Chalk
July 7 —Water Games
July 14 — Tie Dye T-shirts
July 21 —Cooking
July 28 — VBS
August 4 — Just Dance/Dodge Ball
August 11 — Color Wars
August 18 — Ice Cream Sundae Challenge

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