THERE WILL NOT BE DRIVE-THRU COMMUNION THIS SUNDAY, APRIL 26. The word on the street is that it was very well received in Chariton, Corydon, and even beyond!! We thank Pastor Dick for making this possible.
If social distancing continues into May, we will plan the next drive-thru communion for Sunday, May 3.
GLEN HOUGLAND IS TURNING 100 ON MAY 10! Please remember his birthday by sending him a card with your full name, mention that you are from First Lutheran Church, and a short memory of him.
His address is Glen Hougland
Bridges @ Ankeny
3510 NW Abilene Rd.
Ankeny, Iowa 50023
FOR YOUR PRAYERS – PLEASE REMEMBER THOSE WHO HAVE LOST LOVED ONES:
** The family of Bob Schmitt. His wife, Shirley, passed away on April 20. His address is: 429 S. Main, Apt. 456, Chariton, IA 50049.
** The family of Pastor Brenda Crossfield. Brenda’s mother, Linda, passed away on April 19. Pastor Brenda’s address is: 2870 Manitowoc Road, Green Bay, WI 54311.
YOUR MAY NEWSLETTER WILL BE A WEEK LATE!
We would like for the information that we give you in the newsletter to be as accurate as we can, so we are waiting to see if Gov. Reynolds extends the guidelines that are currently in place or if she starts lifting some of the restrictions. Please be patient with us as we seek to restore the church activities.
CHARITON FOOD PANTRY OPTION:
If you wish to donate “money” to the food pantry instead of “purchasing items”, you may write your check out to “ICC Ministry Center” and mail to: ICC Ministry Center, P.O. Box 464, Chariton, IA 50049.
VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL UPDATE:
After much consideration, the activities director at Homestead and I have decided to cancel VBS for June 9-12 with the Homestead residents. The health and well being of all involved is too important to take the risk. We will have the VBS program in June 2021. Gayle Bortz
OUR SERMONS ARE RADIO BROADCAST!!
Every Sunday, at 10:30 am, you can listen to the weekly sermon and prayers from First Lutheran Church and Christ the Servant Lutheran Church on KIIC Radio – 96.7 FM out of Albia, IA. This broadcast will be an ongoing ministry of the two congregations every Sunday at 10:30 am.
Another listening option is to go to the radio station’s website: kiicradio.com. You will see a “Listen Live” button on the right hand side of the screen. Just click on that button and you are ready to listen!
IT IS TIME TO BEGIN MOWING THE CHURCH LAWN!!
If you would like to volunteer to mow the church lawn at First Lutheran please call Wendy and she will put you on the schedule (641-774-4875). This ministry would involve mowing and trimming the area immediately surrounding the church building (inside the circle driveway) and sweeping off the sidewalks.
Please consider helping with this important ministry.