November 19, 2017 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Sunday Baskets of Plenty Sunday
Nov 19 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship with Holy Communion
Nov 20 10:15 am Preschool chapel
  4-5:15 pm American Heritage Girls Board Meeting
  5:45 pm Women’s Bible study
Nov 21 10:15 am Preschool Chapel
  2:00 pm Preschool Chapel
  7:30 pm Parish choir
Nov 22 7:30 pm Thanksgiving Eve Worship Service
Thursday Happy Thanksgiving
Nov 23   Office Closed
Nov 24   Office Closed
Nov 25    
Sunday Only One Service Today
Nov 26 10:00am Service of the Word


Only one worship service next Sunday, Nov 26 at 10:00 am.

Join us for Thanksgiving Eve Worship on Wednesday, Nov 22, at 7:00 pm.

There will be NO Midweek Classes on Wednesday, November 22.

It’s time to order poinsettias for the sanctuary and narthex for Christmas. This year there will be wedding at our church on December 9th and it was decided that it would be nice to have white poinsettias this year. The order form is in the announcement handout on Sunday mornings. Place your completed form and your check for $10.00 (made out to the church) in the office mailbox in the west coatroom. The last day to order will be Sunday, December 3rd at 1:00 pm. If you have any questions, please contact Judy P, Chair of Altar Guild.

The Board of Human Care wishes to say THANK YOU to all those who participated in our HOPE Gift Market.  It is through your generosity that we can “Help Other People Everywhere!”  If you have not yet contributed, we will collect order forms and checks through Sunday, December 3rd.

Christmas Caroling….Conversational Dinners will be Christmas Caroling on Saturday, Dec 9th, at 5:30 pm. We will meet at the Stone Brooke Club House, 3816 Fletcher Blvd, Ames at 5:30 pm and divide into groups, leaving the clubhouse at 6:00 pm. After caroling we will again gather at the clubhouse for food and fellowship. Please bring a holiday snack or dessert to share and your beverage of choice. Contact Ellen, or Carol, if you are planning to join us or you have a question.

Next Sunday is LWML Mite Sunday.  Please help support the mission grants of the LWML by placing your donation in the large Mite box.

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

Candy Bar Sales!! The youth attending the National Youth Gathering in 2019 are selling candy bars for $1 each. will be selling in the narthex on November 12 and 19. Please consider helping our youth reach their goal and enriching their faith at the National Youth Gathering.

Children’s Christmas Service Practice Dates:

Saturday, December 2nd, 9-11 am (2nd Grade- High School)

Saturday, December 9th, 9-10 (2nd– High School) 10-11 am (Preschool – High School) This practice will take place in the fellowship hall.

Sunday, December 10th, 9:45 – 10:45 (3rd Grade– High School)


Sunday, December 10th, 11:00 service only

(Children are asked to bring a wrapped box with their offering enclosed)


TODAY is Thanksgiving Baskets of Plenty-During worship services items will be brought to the display in the front. Monetary donations can be placed in the special basket at the front. The food pantry is able to purchase items needed at a reduced price. Thank you.

We need volunteers to help serve snacks at our Grandparent’s Day Celebration for our preschool on Monday, November 20th, from 9-10, and also on Tuesday, November 21st, from 9-11:30, and 2:15-3:15. We will be serving catered snacks to our 75 preschoolers, and their grandparents. We would like volunteers to help serve, and to circulate and welcome our guests. This would be a perfect opportunity for Prayer Partners to come and meet your student and their grandparents. If you can help, please contact Kent Z.

This isn’t a “trivial pursuit”. It’s a worthy cause! Do you know stuff about things? Come show off your worthless trivia knowledge! The National Youth Gathering participants are hosting a trivia night January 13th to raise funds for the 2019 National Youth Gathering. Come compete for the prestigious title of: Champion of People who “Noah” few things. Cost is $100 per table (team) of eight (only $12.50 per person), and we have room for 12 tables/teams. Bring your own food, drink, and some friends for a great time. Whether you know a little bit about a lot of things or a lot about a little, come have some fun with us!  We are looking to pre-register the tables by early December so we can prepare the event through the busy holiday season. Pick a team captain and contact Thomas W to reserve your table with pre-payment. Any questions contact Matt & Janelle W or Jeff & DeAnn B.

FAMILY SERVICE   ~ Our Christmas Luncheon will be in the Fellowship Hall on Thursday, Dec 14 beginning at noon. All women of the congregation are invited to attend. No need to bring food, it will all be provided. We will play Jesus Bingo, so please bring a wrapped $5 bingo prize.  If you are able to attend, please contact Geri S or Marilyn H by Dec 10.