WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY – August 16
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, August 16, 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
CINNAMON ROLL SUNDAY, THIS SUNDAY, AUGUST 16:
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.
REMEMBER OUR YOUTH’S FUNDRAISING PROJECT WITH THELMA’S DRIVE-THRU MEAL ON WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 26: If you have volunteered to help that day, Ann will be getting in touch with you. Tickets are $10 each and are available from Ann Aulwes, Sarah Peterson, the youth, and Piper’s. Tickets are also available from Wendy in the church office Monday-Thursday. If you have any questions, please contact Ann Aulwes 641-203-6577.
SIGN-UP HAS STARTED TO TEACH SUNDAY SCHOOL at FLC during the Gospel/Sermon time of the worship service (30 min). The lesson titles will be available the next few Sundays on a clipboard. 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.
BEIRUT BLAST/LUTHERAN WORLD RELIEF UPDATE: We have learned that in addition to the devastating loss of life, injuries and widespread damage caused by the Beirut explosion, three containers of LWR Quilts and Kits – amounting to more than 47,000 items – were also destroyed. These items were at the port of Beirut, on their way to families hit hard by the increasingly dire economic situation in Lebanon — including refugee families who fled conflict in Syria. For the families who were to receive these items, the loss of a quilt will mean a colder winter. The loss of a kit means fewer resources to keep families — and especially children — healthy and safe in difficult circumstances. Help is needed now!! Your church council has given a $250 donation to the Lutheran World Relief Beirut Fund. If you would also like to help and give a donation, please go to https://lwr.org where you will be able to donate online or find out where to mail your donation.
NEEDED: The Ministry Center is in need of clean, empty 1/2 gallon containers.
SEPTEMBER IS JUICE MONTH at the Ministries Center. Examples would be fruit juices, vegetable juices (tomato & V8), and juice boxes. Thank you!
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.
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!!
LAWN MOWING VOLUNTEERS ARE NEEDED!!
Please see the sign-up sheet on the bulletin board in the Fireside Room or you can 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.