WORSHIP THIS SUNDAY – January 10
9 AM – Worship Service at First Lutheran, Chariton
Sunday School resumes
Confirmation:Today we celebrate with Madison Buckalew, Sydney Cain, Carson Oxenreider, Addison Peterson, Logan Shore, and Kendall Watson on their confirmation at Chariton.
** If you are not able to attend church, Gayle will be recording the service on Facebook Live on her Facebook page. Log on to Facebook, then type in Gayle’s name to view. Feel free to share the page.
11 AM – Worship Service at Christ the Servant Lutheran, Corydon
NOON – Annual Meeting followed by potluck meal at Corydon
10:30 am – Radio Broadcast on KIIC
Radio – 96.7 FM out of Albia
DUE TO THE GOVERNOR’S UPDATED MANDATE, WE ARE REQUIRING MASKS FOR ALL PEOPLE WORSHIPING.
FORMER PASTOR, DAVID AANONSON, CELEBRATES HIS 75TH BIRTHDAY! PLEASE SEE BELOW A REQUEST FROM HIS DAUGHTER. PLEASE PASS THIS ALONG TO THOSE WITHOUT E-MAIL!!
My dad, Pastor David Aanonson, will celebrate his 75th birthday on January 17th. He was pastor at First Lutheran in the early 70s. We would love it if anyone would like to help him celebrate by sending a card.
His address is:
2131 Rosemont Drive
Coralville, Iowa 52241
Thanks so much!
Rachel Aanonson Dickinson
PLEASE NOTE THE DATE CHANGE FOR DRIVE-THRU COMMUNION IN JANUARY:
Drive-thru Communion will be held on:
January 17 from 8-9 am
Please note the change for January. In January, drive-thru communion will be held on the 3rd Sunday. This is a change for January only. Drive thru communion will be followed by joint Chariton & Corydon worship & annual meeting.
DEAR MEMBERS AT FIRST LUTHERAN AND CHRIST THE SERVANT LUTHERAN,
Your thoughtfulness and gracious gifts at Christmas was most surprising and touching. Thank you very much! Your friendships and affirmation means a lot to both Carolyn and me. We cherish our relationship with you, and look forward to our journey together. May God’s blessing bring peace to all!
Pastor Dick & Carolyn
TO MY FRIENDS AT FIRST LUTHERAN AND CHRIST THE SERVANT LUTHERAN,
Thank you for remembering me this Christmas season with your very generous gifts. Your thoughtfulness is very much appreciated. I really enjoy what I do and serving alongside all of you just makes my job easier!
Blessings to all of you in 2021!
THANK YOU to all who donated money or extra hats and mittens to Headstart. With the donations from you, and the money from our Social Concerns Committee, the teachers were able to buy warm hats and mittens for every child. They also have money to buy other needed items for the children’s learning. Thank you so much for caring!
T he Social Concerns Committee,
LuAnn, Allison, and Jean
BLANKET MAKING at CTS will be this Tuesday, January 12, from 9 am-3 pm.
FIRST LUTHERAN and CHRIST THE SERVANT LUTHERAN JOINT WORSHIP & ANNUAL MEETING
SUNDAY, JANUARY 17, 2021
Here is the schedule for Sunday, January 17:
8-9 am: Drive-Thru Communion at First Lutheran. Please read the message below regarding dropping off ballots.
9 am: Joint FLC & CTS Worship/Sunday School at Chariton
10 am: Annual Meeting
** There will not be a service at Christ the Servant Lutheran in Corydon on January 17.
** There will not be a potluck meal this year following the Annual Meeting at Chariton.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE ANNUAL MEETING, VOTING & BALLOTS:
We have received information from the Synod in regards to the annual meetings and voting. Our constitution does not allow voting by proxy or by absentee ballot. The Synod has approved a few ways for members to vote who do not attend the meeting. FLC Council has approved the following voting procedure:
- Pastor has agreed to have drive thru communion from 8-9 am on January 17.
- At this time, (8-9 am) you may drop off your ballot with Pastor if you do not plan to attend the meeting at 10 am. These ballots will be added to the final vote.
- We cannot accept any mailed in ballots.
- We cannot accept a ballot for a voting member who is not in the car. Example: A family of 2 and only one comes to drive thru with 2 votes the one vote will not count.
- A member of council will be present to accept the votes at that time.
This will be the procedure for the 2021 annual meeting on January 17 only.
Annual Reports & Ballots will be e-mailed/mailed on January 8 to give you time to read them over.
THE COLLECTING OF STAMPS WILL CONTINUE!!
Before everyone disposes of their Christmas cards or any other mail with a stamp, please remember that the Southeastern Iowa Synodical Women’s Organization is working with other Women of the ELCA groups to donate canceled stamps to the ministry of Lutheran World Relief. The canceled stamps are sent to a group that sorts and sells used stamps to collectors around the world. Thus far, 65 million stamps have been collected by this group in Kyle, Texas, and they have donated $42,000 to the shipping fund of Lutheran World Relief to ship quilts and kits around the world. To help you participate, we provide the following information: not only canceled stamps but unused ones as well; commemorative and seasonal stamps are most valued. Cut the stamps from the envelope leaving 1/4 inch around the stamps so as not to damage the stamps. Continue to save your stamps and drop them into the container on the desk in the Fireside Room at First Lutheran.
FLC OFFERING NUMBERS FOR 2021: Your offering number for 2021 will be the same as your 2020 offering number. Offering numbers are listed in the red folder on the desk in the Fireside Room. It is in the box with the offering envelopes. Please make sure you are using the correct number. Thank you!!
JANUARY IS LAUNDRY SUPPLIES MONTH for the Ministry Center. Examples would be detergent, fabric softener, dryer sheets, bleach, stain remover, etc. Thank you!
THE SNOW REMOVAL SIGN-UP SHEET is posted on the bulletin board in the Fireside Room. Please check your schedule to see when you may be able to help with this 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 have a date in 2021 that you would like to sponsor, please contact Wendy in the church office (641-774-6645), The dates filled up fast in 2020!