The Week of May 16 at CTS & FLC

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY – May 16
9 am – Chariton Worship    

11 am – Corydon Worship

10:30 am – Radio Broadcast on KIIC
                Radio – 96.7 FM out of Albia

MASKS ARE NOW OPTIONAL.

PASTOR DICK WILL BE ON VACATION MAY 17-26.  In case of emergency, please call President, Gayle Bortz, at 641-203-0677.

THE MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR MARSHA FRANCISCO will be held on Thursday, May 27th, at 11 am, at Westover Funeral Home, Urbandale, IA.

CHARITON GRADUATION CEREMONIES:
Chariton High School Graduation will be on Sunday, May 16, at the Chariton High School Gymnasium beginning at 3:00 pm.  MEGAN AULWES and DEVON BROWN will be graduating.

LUTHERAN ADULT FELLOWSHIP will gather on Sunday, May 16, in the Fireside Room at FLC.  Geneva Wilson and Earl & Linda Comstock will be your hosts.

THE CTS / FLC WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY GROUP will meet at Noon on Tuesday, May 18, at First Lutheran.  We will be serving pizza.  If possible, please RSVP to the church office (641-774-4875) along with your choice of pizza.  The cost of the pizza will be shared by all.

DAY OF PENTECOST – SUNDAY, MAY 23:  You are invited to bring red geraniums and to wear red on this fiftieth day of Easter as we celebrate the sending of the Holy Spirit.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: We will be having a weekly BIBLE STUDY during the summer focusing on the gospel reading for the coming Sunday.  The first study will be held Wednesday, June 9, at 9:00 am.  Pastor will be with us to help guide the study.  Coffee will be available. Bring your Bibles. The sessions will be for 1 hour.  

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!   
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! 
 If you know of someone who may be interested in becoming our new secretary, please give them the following information. We are actively seeking for our “dear Wendy’s replacement now!”  Thanks for your help!
     FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH-CHARITON
     Is accepting applications for a
     PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
     Application and job description
     may be obtained at
     First Lutheran Church
     1004 Curtis Ave., Chariton, IA.
     Or via email at:  flcchariton@iowatelecom.net
     Questions?? Please call 641-203-0677.
     Applications will be accepted
     until May 15, 2021

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT FIRST LUTHERAN!
Volunteer Opportunities are awaiting you!  Check out the board in the narthex!  Help us take care of our Building!

THANK YOU SO MUCH for the donation from your Lent offering.  We appreciate your desire to partner with us to bring freedom, hope, and the truth of god’s Word to these women who are struggling with addiction and their families.  We hope you will consider joining the many churches in our area and south central Iowa on our monthly support team, so we can place a firm financial foundation under the women’s residential home. 
                Thanks again!   
                Kim Crawford – Circle of Freedom

THE BREAKFAST GALS WILL BE HAVING A BASEMENT “GARAGE” SALE in the basement at First Lutheran on:
                Friday, June 4, 8 am-4 pm
                Saturday, June 5, 8-11 am
If you have any questions, please contact Linda Comstock (641-774-4406) or Fay Utesch (515-451-1232). 

A STUDY OF EPHESIANS
SATURDAY, JUNE 12, at FIRST LUTHERAN
All are invited!!

Led by Dr. Mark Mattes
Endowed Chair of the Theology and Philosophy
Department at Grandview
        8:30 am                 Coffee
        9-10:30 am           Study
        10:30-10:45 am   Break
        10:45 am-Noon   Study
         Noon                     Q & A
All who have trusted in Christ possess the priceless bounty of “every spiritual blessing in Christ”.  Yet many continue to live like spiritual paupers.   Paul writes this epistle to make Christians more aware of
their heavenly wealth in Christ and to motivate them to draw upon those resources in their earthly walk.

MAY IS CANNED VEGGIES AND CANNED FRUITS MONTH for the Ministry Center. 

THE LAWN MOWING SCHEDULE HAS BEEN POSTED on the bulletin board in the Fireside Room at FLC!  Please check your schedules to see when you might be able to help with this important ministry.

THE RADIO BROADCAST OF PASTOR HUTTON’S SERMONS WILL BE AN ONGOING MINISTRY OF FIRST LUTHERAN and CHRIST THE SERVANT.
Ways to listen – every Sunday morning at 10:30 am:
*  KIIC Radio – 96.7 FM out of Albia
*  The radio stations website:  kiicradio.com (click on the “Listen Live” button)
*  If you miss the broadcast on Sunday, you can also catch it as a podcast on the church’s website:  firstlutheran-christtheservant.org
THANK YOU for your support of this ministry!! 

If you would like to sponsor a weekly broadcast for any occasion, an anniversary, a birthday, in memory or honor of someone, or some other reason, we invite you to consider giving a gift to sponsor the broadcast.  The cost of a weekly sponsorship is $35, or you can just give any amount to help us pay for the broadcast.  It will be our intent to acknowledge the sponsor each week at the conclusion of the broadcast, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.  To check and find out if the Sunday you’d like to sponsor is available, please call the church office and talk to Wendy
(641-774-4875).

The Week of May 9 at CTS & FLC

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY – May 9
9 am – Chariton Worship    

     First Lutheran will be honoring our high
     school graduates, MEGAN AULWES and
     DEVON BROWN, during the 9 am worship
     service.  A reception will follow in the
     Fireside Room.

11 am – Corydon Worship

10:30 am – Radio Broadcast on KIIC
                Radio – 96.7 FM out of Albia

WE ARE RECOMMENDING MASKS FOR ALL PEOPLE WORSHIPING.

IT IS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TIME!  First Lutheran has two graduating seniors this year:  Megan Aulwes & Devon Brown.
On Sunday, May 9, First Lutheran will recognize our high school graduates, MEGAN & DEVON, during the 9 am morning worship service. A reception, will follow in the Fireside Room.

CHARITON GRADUATION CEREMONIES:
Chariton High School Graduation will be Sunday, May 16, at the Chariton High School Gymnasium beginning at 3:00 pm.  MEGAN AULWES and DEVON BROWN will be graduating.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A SHORT BIBLE STUDY & DISCUSSION during the summer months on a Wednesday?  Del Kray & Gayle Bortz will be talking with you!

BREAKFAST GALS will meet this Tuesday, May 11, in the Fireside Room at FLC beginning at 8 am.

“SHARING the WEIGHT” BLANKET MAKING will take place at CTS this Tuesday, May 11, beginning from 9 am-3 pm.

THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA will meet this Thursday, May 13, at the home of Miriam Hibbs, beginning at 1 pm.

LUTHERAN ADULT FELLOWSHIP will gather next Sunday, May 16, in the Fireside Room at FLC.  Geneva Wilson and Earl & Linda Comstock will be your hosts.

DAY OF PENTECOST – SUNDAY, MAY 23:  You are invited to bring red geraniums and to wear red on this fiftieth day of Easter as we celebrate the sending of the Holy Spirit.

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!   
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! 

 If you know of someone who may be interested in becoming our new secretary, please give them the following information. We are actively seeking for our “dear Wendy’s replacement now!”  Thanks for your help!
     FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH-CHARITON
     Is accepting applications for a
     PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
     Application and job description
     may be obtained at
     First Lutheran Church
     1004 Curtis Ave., Chariton, IA.

     Or via email at:  flcchariton@iowatelecom.net
     Questions?? Please call 641-203-0677.
     Applications will be accepted
     until May 15, 2021

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT FIRST LUTHERAN!
Volunteer Opportunities are awaiting you!  Check out the board in the narthex!  Help us take care of our Building!

CIRCLE OF FREEDOM CAN/BOTTLE DONATION SHED:  Circle of Freedom has a can/bottle donation shed in place and ready for donations!  This would be another great way to partner with them on a regular basis, so please spread the word.  It is located at the New Beginnings Worship Center on Highway 14 in Corydon.  All proceeds go to Circle of Freedom! 

THANK YOU so much for the donation from your Lent offering.  We appreciate your desire to partner with us to bring freedom, hope, and the truth of god’s Word to these women who are struggling with addiction and their families.  We hope you will consider joining the many churches in our area and south central Iowa on our monthly support team, so we can place a firm financial foundation under the women’s residential home. 
                Thanks again!    Kim Crawford
                                          Circle of Freedom

THANK YOU!!  We received a thank you from the Lucas Co. Interchurch Council for all of our donations for the Homeless Program apartment.  To find out current needs and/or to refer someone in need of the apartment, please contact Kristine Kennedy at 641-774-3226.

MAY IS CANNED VEGGIES AND CANNED FRUITS MONTH for the Ministry Center. 

THE LAWN MOWING SCHEDULE HAS BEEN POSTED on the bulletin board in the Fireside Room at FLC!  Please check your schedules to see when you might be able to help with this important ministry.

THE RADIO BROADCAST OF PASTOR HUTTON’S SERMONS WILL BE AN ONGOING MINISTRY OF FIRST LUTHERAN and CHRIST THE SERVANT.
Ways to listen – every Sunday morning at 10:30 am:
*  KIIC Radio – 96.7 FM out of Albia
*  The radio stations website:  kiicradio.com (click on the “Listen Live” button)
*  If you miss the broadcast on Sunday, you can also catch it as a podcast on the church’s website:  firstlutheran-christtheservant.org
THANK YOU for your support of this ministry!! 

If you would like to sponsor a weekly broadcast for any occasion, an anniversary, a birthday, in memory or honor of someone, or some other reason, we invite you to consider giving a gift to sponsor the broadcast.  The cost of a weekly sponsorship is $35, or you can just give any amount to help us pay for the broadcast.  It will be our intent to acknowledge the sponsor each week at the conclusion of the broadcast, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.  To check and find out if the Sunday you’d like to sponsor is available, please call the church office and talk to Wendy
(641-774-4875).

The Week of May 2 at CTS & FLC

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY – May 2
8:30-10 AM – Drive-Thru Communion at First Lutheran, Chariton

There will not be a worship service in Chariton on May 2.  Please listen to the sermon to be radio broadcast on KIIC-96.7 FM at 10:30 am.
This will be our last drive-thru communion.

11 am – Corydon Worship

10:30 am – Radio Broadcast on KIIC
                Radio – 96.7 FM out of Albia

WE ARE RECOMMENDING MASKS FOR ALL PEOPLE WORSHIPING.

THANK YOU for all the cards, texts, phone calls, and flowers that were sent and given to me this past week in honor of Administrative Professionals Day.  What a surprise!  It certainly made my week much brighter! How thoughtful for each of you to remember me.         
                          Wendy Blue

IT IS HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION TIME!  First Lutheran has two graduating seniors this year:  Megan Aulwes & Devon Brown.
On Sunday, May 9, First Lutheran will recognize our high school graduates, MEGAN & DEVON, during the 9 am morning worship service. A reception, will follow in the Fireside Room.

BACCALAUREATE SERVICE:  A Baccalaureate Service for the 2021 graduating class of Chariton High School will be held at Cornerstone Church on Wednesday, May 5, beginning at 7:00 pm.  This event is sponsored by the Interchurch Council of Lucas County. All are welcome to attend.

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN A SHORT BIBLE STUDY & DISCUSSION during the summer months on a Wednesday?  Del Kray & Gayle Bortz will be talking with you!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!!   
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! 

 If you know of someone who may be interested in becoming our new secretary, please give them the following information. We are actively seeking for our “dear Wendy’s replacement now!”  Thanks for your help!
     FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH-CHARITON
     Is accepting applications for a
     PART TIME ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
     Application and job description
     may be obtained at
     First Lutheran Church
     1004 Curtis Ave., Chariton, IA.

     Or via email at:  flcchariton@iowatelecom.net
     Questions?? Please call 641-203-0677.
     Applications will be accepted
     until May 15, 2021

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES AT FIRST LUTHERAN!
Volunteer Opportunities are awaiting you!  Check out the board in the narthex!  Help us take care of our Building!

CIRCLE OF FREEDOM CAN/BOTTLE DONATION SHED:  Circle of Freedom has a can/bottle donation shed in place and ready for donations!  This would be another great way to partner with them on a regular basis, so please spread the word.  It is located at the New Beginnings Worship Center on Highway 14 in Corydon.  All proceeds go to Circle of Freedom! 

THANK YOU!!  We received a thank you from the Lucas Co. Interchurch Council for all of our donations for the Homeless Program apartment.  To find out current needs and/or to refer someone in need of the apartment, please contact Kristine Kennedy at 641-774-3226.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR GENEROSITY!!
  Corydon and Chariton each took a “noisy” offering during the season of Lent. 
* Corydon’s “noisy” offering was designated for Circle of Freedom – $199.06 was given.
* Chariton’s “noisy” offering was designated for ELCA World Hunger – $269.66 was given.
                Chariton also took up a mid-week Lenten offering that was          designated for Circle of Freedom – $200.41 was given.

CHRIST THE SERVANT ALSO COLLECTED ITEMS FOR PERSONAL CARE KITS for Lutheran World Relief during the season of Lent.  They collected enough items for 63 complete kits!!!  Thank you to Pastor Dick who delivered them to the pick-up location and to all who donated, helped pack, or helped in any other way. 

MAY IS CANNED VEGGIES AND CANNED FRUITS MONTH for the Ministry Center. 

THE LAWN MOWING SCHEDULE HAS BEEN POSTED on the bulletin board in the Fireside Room at FLC!  Please check your schedules to see when you might be able to help with this important ministry.

THE RADIO BROADCAST OF PASTOR HUTTON’S SERMONS WILL BE AN ONGOING MINISTRY OF FIRST LUTHERAN and CHRIST THE SERVANT.
Ways to listen – every Sunday morning at 10:30 am:
*  KIIC Radio – 96.7 FM out of Albia
*  The radio stations website:  kiicradio.com (click on the “Listen Live” button)
*  If you miss the broadcast on Sunday, you can also catch it as a podcast on the church’s website:  firstlutheran-christtheservant.org
THANK YOU for your support of this ministry!! 

If you would like to sponsor a weekly broadcast for any occasion, an anniversary, a birthday, in memory or honor of someone, or some other reason, we invite you to consider giving a gift to sponsor the broadcast.  The cost of a weekly sponsorship is $35, or you can just give any amount to help us pay for the broadcast.  It will be our intent to acknowledge the sponsor each week at the conclusion of the broadcast, unless you prefer to remain anonymous.  To check and find out if the Sunday you’d like to sponsor is available, please call the church office and talk to Wendy
(641-774-4875).

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