The Week of September 20 at CTS & FLC

WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY – September 20

9 AM – OUTDOOR WORSHIP AT FIRST LUTHERAN in CHARITON
First Lutheran will celebrate another Outdoor Worship Service with Holy Communion on the West side of the church this Sunday, September 20, at 9:00 AM.  Bring your lawn chairs and join us for a refreshing worship service in the “cool” morning air.

11 AM – CHRIST THE SERVANT LUTHERAN in CORYDON

WE WILL BE BLESSING THE STUDENTS AND TEACHERS THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20, DURING THE WORSHIP SERVICES AT BOTH CHARITON & CORYDON.

 
CINNAMON ROLL SUNDAY, THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20:
The cinnamon rolls will be individually packaged.
The youth will be set up outside by 8:30 am in case you want to come early to enjoy your cinnamon roll – or you can take your roll home with you.  No coffee/beverages will be served, so please bring your own beverage if you wish.   We thank you as you continue to support our youth planning for the upcoming ELCA Youth Gathering in Minneapolis.

FIRST COMMUNION CLASS:  This Sunday, September 20, at 2 pm, Pastor Dick will hold a First Communion Class for those interested in taking communion.  The class will be held in the Fireside Room at FLC and will last appx. 45 min.  Pastor Dick would like at least one parent to attend the class with their child.  For those who attend, we will plan to celebrate their first communion on Sunday, October 18, with special recognition.  Pastor Dick would appreciate knowing if you plan to attend.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ED TIGHE who will celebrate his 90th birthday on Friday, September 18.

SIGN-UP CONTINUES TO TEACH SUNDAY SCHOOL at FLC during the Gospel/Sermon time of the worship service (30 min).  Thanks to all of you for the commitment of your time to our youth!  If you need more info, please call Angie Dachenbach 641-340-1196 or LuAnn Mosbach 641-774-6793.  The following Sundays still need a teacher:  March 14 & 28, and April 18 & 25.
 
NEW DIRECTORY:  Wendy is working on an updated directory to be printed sometime this fall.  PLEASE call Wendy at the church office with any updated information to your address, phone numbers, & e-mail addresses. Thank you!

THE BREAKFAST GALS BASEMENT SALE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING.   PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY MORE DONATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!
 
THE CHURCH OFFICE RECEIVED A NOTE FROM KIM FRANCISCO letting us know that he is now a published author!  His book Flying Fisheries Biologist is available on Amazon.com and Kindle Books. Congratulations Kim!
FLYING FISHERIES BIOLOGIST is a romp through the author’s first flight in a Ford Trimotor to his last brush with death as professional biologist working for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. The book begins in Des Moines, Iowa with model planes. It ends on Nunivak Island at minus 20 below O landing a Cessna 185. Each chapter is illustrated with photographs, some the authors and many provided by photographers from around the world.

THE RADIO BROADCAST OF PASTOR HUTTON’S SERMONS WILL BE AN ONGOING MINISTRY OF FIRST LUTHERAN and CHRIST THE SERVANT.
Ways to listen: 
*  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!! 

OCTOBER IS PERSONAL HYGIENE MONTH for the Ministry Center.  Examples would be bath & hand soap, feminine hygiene products (pads & tampons), shampoo, deodorant, razors, shaving cream, band-aids, and hand lotion. Thank you!

The Week of September 13 at CTS & FLC

9 AM – FIRST LUTHERAN in CHARITON
11 AM – CHRIST THE SERVANT LUTHERAN in CORYDON

Dr. Mark Mattes will be filling the pulpit this Sunday, September 13, at Christ the Servant and First Lutheran while Pastor Dick is on vacation.
Pastor Dick will return on Monday, September 14.



SUNDAY SCHOOL KICK OFF AT FLC THIS SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Imagine…September 13th, sunny Fall skies, and warm breezes.  Yard games for all ages, young and younger.  Across the church lawn is a sea of picnic blankets of all colors, shapes, and sizes.  Each blanket representing members of our church family gathering to kick off the 2020 Sunday School year.  The games will begin immediately following the church service.  Lunch will be a “group” effort with individually wrapped hotdogs provided by Linda and Earl Comstock.  We are asking each church member/family to provide their own side dishes, drinks, plates, and table service.  This will allow us to picnic together as a family while maintaining our social distance. 
I cannot think of a better way to start a new Sunday school venture, where members of our congregation are stepping up, to teach, to inspire and to lead, our youngest church members to a more meaningful life with Christ.
Please contact LuAnn Mosbach or Angie Dachenbach if you have questions.

A STUDY OF HEBREWS
Saturday, September 19, at First Lutheran
Led by Dr. Mark Mattes
Chair of Grandview’s Religion Department
All Are Invited!!!!
           8:30 am                Coffee
           9 am-Noon         Study
           Noon                     Q & A

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 17.  In case of emergency, please call Pastor Dick (515-480-0613) or Gayle Bortz (641-203-0677).

FIRST LUTHERAN WILL CELEBRATE ANOTHER OUTDOOR WORSHIP with HOLY COMMUNION on the West side of the church – Sunday, September 20, at 9:00 AM.  Bring your lawn chairs and join us.  We will be blessing our teachers and students (Sunday School & Confirmation) on this day also.
 
CINNAMON ROLL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 20: The cinnamon rolls will be individually packaged.  The youth will be set up outside by 8:30 am in case you want to come early to enjoy your cinnamon roll – or you can take your roll home with you.  No coffee/beverages will be served, so please bring your own beverage if you wish.

SIGN-UP CONTINUES TO TEACH SUNDAY SCHOOL at FLC during the Gospel/Sermon time of the worship service (30 min).  Sign up early to get the lesson you desire!!  Thanks to all of you for the commitment of your time to our youth!  If you need more info, please call Angie Dachenbach 641-340-1196 or LuAnn Mosbach 641-774-6793.
The following Sundays still need a teacher:  February 7; March 14, 21, & 28, and April 18 & 25.
 
LWR SCHOOL BAGS:  In light of the recent happenings in Beirut with the destruction of Lutheran World Relief (LWR) quilts and school bags, would you be willing to donate to help replace school bags for LWR?  If you want to shop and buy supplies, that would be great; but if you are uncomfortable about being out and would like to donate money for supplies, Cindy Thiel has offered to purchase supplies online for both congregations. Together, we currently have 200 school bags with 50 of those filled – so we would need supplies for 150 bags.  Each bag contains 4 spiral 70 count notebooks, 1 wooden ruler, 5 pencils, 5 pens, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 eraser, 1 pair of scissors and 1-24 count box of crayons.  Thank you in advance for any help you can give to this project. IF YOU WISH TO DONATE MONEY,PLEASE CLEARLY MARK YOUR DONATION FOR “LWR SCHOOL BAGS”.
 
 CONFIRMATION CLASSES:
Confirmation class will begin this Wednesday, September 16th at 2 pm.  We will invite all the students in 6th thru 9th grades to join us for confirmation instruction.  We’ll meet in the Fireside Room so students can socially distance and have access to the large screen TV.  As students get ready for confirmation classes I’d like to ask the students to read one of the gospels – either Matthew, Luke, or John (not Mark) – before coming to class in September.
Secondly, we are anticipating the Rite of Confirmation to be celebrated on Sunday, January 10, 2021, for those students in the 8th and 9thgrades.

FIRST COMMUNION CLASS:  On Sunday, September 20, at 2 pm, Pastor Dick will hold a First Communion Class for those interested in taking communion.  The class will be held in the Fireside Room at FLC and will last appx. 45 min.  Pastor Dick would like at least one parent to attend the class with their child.  For those who attend, we will plan to celebrate their first communion on Sunday, September 27, with special recognition.  Pastor Dick would appreciate knowing if you plan to attend.

THE BREAKFAST GALS BASEMENT SALE HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL SPRING.   PLEASE DO NOT BRING ANY MORE DONATIONS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE!!
 
THE CHURCH OFFICE RECEIVED A NOTE THIS WEEK FROM KIM FRANCISCO letting us know that he is now a published author!  His book Flying Fisheries Biologist is available on Amazon.comand Kindle Books. Congratulations Kim!
FLYING FISHERIES BIOLOGIST is a romp through the author’s first flight in a Ford Trimotor to his last brush with death as professional biologist working for the Alaska Department of Fish & Game. The book begins in Des Moines, Iowa with model planes. It ends on Nunivak Island at minus 20 below O landing a Cessna 185. Each chapter is illustrated with photographs, some the authors and many provided by photographers from around the world.

THE RADIO BROADCAST OF PASTOR HUTTON’S SERMONS WILL BE AN ONGOING MINISTRY OF FIRST LUTHERAN and CHRIST THE SERVANT.
Ways to listen: 
*  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!! 

SEPTEMBER IS JUICE MONTH at the Ministries Center.  Examples would be fruit juices, vegetable juices (tomato & V8), and juice boxes. Thank you!
 

The Week of September 6 at CTS & FLC


8:45 AM – Drive-Thru Communion at First Lutheran, Chariton
        There will not be a worship service in Chariton on September 6.  Please listen to the sermon to be radio broadcast on KIIC-96.7 FM at 10:30 am.

11 AM – Worship Service at Christ the Servant, Corydon


PASTOR DICK WILL BE ON VACATION SEPTEMBER 7-13.  In case of emergency, please call Gayle Bortz at 641-203-0677.

THE CHURCH OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED ON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 7, due to the Labor Day Holiday.
 
THE BREAKFAST GALS will meet this Tuesday, September 8, in the Fireside Room at FLC beginning at 8 am.

“SHARING THE WEIGHT” BLANKET MAKING at CTS will take place this Tuesday, September 8, from 9 am – 3 pm.  

THE WOMEN OF THE ELCA will meet this Thursday, September 10, in the Fireside Room at First Lutheran beginning at 1 pm.

 A HUGE THANK YOU to Blunks, Comstocks, Bortzs’, Uteschs’, Ronda Morrett, Wendy Blue, our youth and their families for helping at Thelma’s meal fundraiser on August 26th. It was a big success! Also, thank you to the many that had offered to help. Everyone worked hard. Thelma commented on what a great group of people we had helping.

SIGN-UP HAS STARTED TO TEACH SUNDAY SCHOOL at FLC during the Gospel/Sermon time of the worship service (30 min).  Sign up early to get the lesson you desire!!  Thanks to all of you for the commitment of your time to our youth!  If you need more info, please call Angie Dachenbach 641-340-1196 or LuAnn Mosbach 641-774-6793.
The following Sundays still need a teacher:  January 10, February 7 & 14, March 7, 14, 21, & 28, and April 18 & 25.
 
SUNDAY SCHOOL KICK OFF AT FLC NEXT SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
Imagine…September 13th, sunny Fall skies, and warm breezes.  Yard games for all ages, young and younger.  Across the church lawn is a sea of picnic blankets of all colors, shapes, and sizes.  Each blanket representing members of our church family gathering to kick off the 2020 Sunday School year.  The games will begin immediately following the church service.  Lunch will be a “group” effort with individually wrapped hotdogs provided by Linda and Earl Comstock.  We are asking each church member/family to provide their own side dishes, drinks, plates, and table service.  This will allow us to picnic together as a family while maintaining our social distance. 
I cannot think of a better way to start a new Sunday school venture, where members of our congregation are stepping up, to teach, to inspire and to lead, our youngest church members to a more meaningful life with Christ.
Please contact LuAnn Mosbach or Angie Dachenbach if you have questions.

DERECHO STORM DISASTER RELIEF:  Millions of acres of crops flattened. Landscapes devastated, homes destroyed seriously damaged. Whole communities reeling in the aftermath of a storm who’s name we never knew. So many people already helping. Many more wondering how best to serve when so much help is needed and circumstances, including the pandemic, make it difficult to connect.  The Synod is working with Lutheran Disaster Relief and other helping agencies to facilitate the most constructive response.  If you would like to donate to this relief effort, you can put your donation in the offering plate – clearly marked Derecho Storm Disaster Relief.  Please make your check out to First Lutheran and we will forward it on to the Synod.
 
LWR SCHOOL BAGS:  In light of the recent happenings in Beirut with the destruction of Lutheran World Relief (LWR) quilts and school bags, would you be willing to donate to help replace school bags for LWR?  If you want to shop and buy supplies, that would be great; but if you are uncomfortable about being out and would like to donate money for supplies, Cindy Thiel has offered to purchase supplies online for both congregations. Together, we currently have 200 school bags with 50 of those filled – so we would need supplies for 150 bags.  Each bag contains 4 spiral 70 count notebooks, 1 wooden ruler, 5 pencils, 5 pens, 1 pencil sharpener, 1 eraser, 1 pair of scissors and 1-24 count box of crayons.  Thank you in advance for any help you can give to this project. IF YOU WISH TO DONATE MONEY,PLEASE CLEARLY MARK YOUR DONATION FOR “LWR SCHOOL BAGS”.
 
 CONFIRMATION CLASSES:
At this moment we plan to begin confirmation studies again on Wednesday, September 16th at 2:00 pm – but, this could change as school changes and other factors affect us.  But, in looking forward we will invite all the students in 6th thru 9thgrades to join us for confirmation instruction.  We’ll meet in the Fireside Room so students can socially distance and have access to the large screen TV.  As students get ready for confirmation classes I’d like to ask the students to read one of the gospels – either Matthew, Luke, or John (not Mark) – before coming to class in September.
Secondly, we are anticipating the Rite of Confirmation to be celebrated on Sunday, January 10, 2021, for those students in the 8th and 9thgrades.

A STUDY OF HEBREWS
Saturday, September 19, at First Lutheran
Led by Dr. Mark Mattes
Chair of Grandview’s Religion Department
All Are Invited!!!!
           8:30 am                Coffee
           9 am-Noon         Study
           Noon                     Q & A

BREAKFAST GALS BASEMENT/OUTDOOR SALE:  Friday, September 25, 8 am-4 pm; and Saturday, September 26, 8-11 am.  Clothing, kitchen items, toys, etc. may be dropped off in the church basement any time prior to the sale. Please note that we will not be able to accept TV’s or computers.  If you have any questions or need items picked up, please contact Linda Comstock (641-774-4406) or Fay Utesch (515-451-1232). 

THE RADIO BROADCAST OF PASTOR HUTTON’S SERMONS WILL BE AN ONGOING MINISTRY OF FIRST LUTHERAN and CHRIST THE SERVANT.
Ways to listen: 
*  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!! 

SEPTEMBER IS JUICE MONTH at the Ministries Center.  Examples would be fruit juices, vegetable juices (tomato & V8), and juice boxes. Thank you!

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