October 29, 2017 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday Reformation Sunday
Oct 29 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
  2:00 pm Trunk or Treat
Oct 30 10:15 am Preschool chapel
  5:45 pm Women’s Bible study
Oct 31 10:15 am Preschool Chapel
  2:00 pm Preschool Chapel
  6:30 pm Bell choir
  7:30 pm Parish choir
Nov 1 10:30 am Romans Bible study
  4:30 pm Midweek Classes
  6:30 pm Praise Team Practice
Nov 2 8-10:00 am Kiwanis
Nov 3    
Nov 4 6:30-9:30 pm Campfire Night at McFarland Park
Sunday All Saints Sunday
Nov 5 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00am Worship with Holy Communion
  12:00 pm Voters’ Meeting
  2:00 pm GNEA Choir Concert at St. Cecelia


Voters’ Meeting next Sunday, Nov 5 following the late service.  We hope everyone will be able to attend.

The Book to Know group will meet November 9 at Adele Knop’s home to discuss “The Hiding Place” by Corrie ten Boom.  Everyone is invited to read this book and join us for the discussion.

2018 Offering Envelopes are ready for pick-up in the narthex. Please pick them up promptly.

Wanted:  Instrumentalists!!  We need to rebuild our Instrumental group. Can you help us?  All instrumentalists are welcome. Contact Wayne for more information.

Bible Study on Romans continues this Wednesday, from 10:30-11:30 am! Join us as we explore the book that had the greatest impact on Luther launching the Reformation. For the November 1st class, please read Chapters 12-13.

Campfire Night The Family Life office is putting together a FAMILY friendly campfire night. And all families AND congregational members are invited to attend! Sign up for the Campfire Night will begin next week! But mark your calendars for Saturday, November 4th. 6:30 – 9:30 PM at McFarland Park. See Thomas Wilson for details.

Operation Christmas Child-Operation Christmas Child continues. Make sure you pick up your box from the narthex to help share the love of Christmas to those around the world! If you have questions, see Thomas Wilson. Return boxes by Nov 12.

Good Neighbor Emergency Assistance Choir Concert-  The annual concert of combined choirs will be on Sunday, November 5, at St. Cecilia Catholic Church at 2 pm. See the flyer on the bulletin board.

On Communion Sundays we now offer gluten-free wafers as an option. If you would like the gluten-free wafer, please point to the special container in the center of the tray of wafers, or say “gluten-free” to the elder distributing the wafers.

Time to fill the tubs, Let’s fill the tubs with new underwear and socks for all ages. These will go to either Bethesda Clothes Closet or HOPE Ministries in Des Moines.

Central Iowa Orphan Grain Train needs help to load a shipping container (40 ft. long) bound for Latvia. We will meet at church at 8:30 am on Saturday, November 4, and then drive to Clemons, IA. The container we are sending will arrive at the Orphan Grain Train in Clemons around 10 am. We will have 2 hours to load the container with about 1400 boxes, so helpers to load it up would be greatly appreciated. Orphan Grain Train is a Christian volunteer network that ships donated food, clothing, medical and other needed items to people in 66 different countries including the USA.

Reformation bake sale is today before and after each service. The American Heritage Girls St. Paul Troop #IA2016 has a scrumptious variety of goodies for a $5 donation/plate. Please help support our girls as they grow in the knowledge and grace of Jesus and spread his love.

HOPE Gift Market-  Join us in the Fellowship Hall on November 12th from 9:30-11 am for this annual event. Gift certificates available upon request. If you are unable to attend on November 12, you can still do your shopping– see the table in the narthex and place your order form with your check (made out to the church) in the office mailbox.