February 23, 2020 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Feb. 23 8:30 am Service of the Word    
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Service of the Word    
Feb. 24 9:15 am Collate Epistle
  10:30 am  Preschool Chapel
  4:15 pm American Heritage Girls
  5:45 pm Women’s Bible Study
  6:00 pm Men’s Bible Study
Feb. 25 10:30 am Preschool Chapel
  10:45 am Preschool Chapel
  1:00 pm Preschool Chapel
  7:00 pm Parish Choir
Wednesday Ash Wednesday 
Feb. 26 10:30 am 2 Chronicles Bible Study (Chpt 14-16)
  5:00-6:00 pm Midweek Classes
  6:00 pm Soup and Pie supper
  7:00 pm Ash Wednesday Worship w/Holy Communion
Feb. 27 10 am-12:00pm Family Service Quilters
  1:00 pm Family Service Meeting
  6:30 pm Building Committee Meeting
  6:30 pm Praise Team Practice
  7:30 pm Bell Choir
Feb. 28 6 pm – 8 am Sr. Youth Lock-In
Feb. 29 5:30 pm Chili Cook-off (NYG Fundraiser)
March 1 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion 
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship W/Holy Communion


Sunday, February 23rd is the last day to sign up for the Simple Fix workshop! The Wellness Team is sponsoring a “Simple Fix” workshop on Thursday, March 5 at 7 PM. This is a freezer meal workshop at the West Ames HyVee.   You will bring home food for 4-6 people for these yummy 7 meals: Baked Ziti, Chicken lasagna, Asian Beef Stir Fry, Crockpot Chicken Tortilla Soup, Baked Salmon, Italian Stir Fry with Turkey Sausage, and Orange-herbed Pork Roast. Cost is cost of groceries, plus $10/person for setup fee, which is about $110. There are a limited number of spaces for this fun event, so sign up soon on the bulletin board in the narthex!

We will be collating the March Epistle on MONDAY (the 24th) at 9:15 am. Please come if you can help.

Ash Wednesday is Feb. 26. Join us for the Soup and Pie Supper. Sign up on the bulletin board to bring your favorite soup or pie! Other items are also needed, including workers for set up and clean up. We appreciate everyone who helps make this wonderful supper a success!

It’s Lutheran Witness Renewal Time! The current list is posted on the bulletin board.   Feb 23 is the LAST SUNDAY to place your order. If you want to continue to get the magazine, mark an OK next to your name and put your check for $22.68 in the office mailbox. This price includes the insert from Iowa District West. If you want to start getting the magazine, add your name to the blank form and put your check for $22.68 in the office mailbox. This price includes the insert from Iowa District West. If you want to stop getting the magazine, just cross your name off the list.

Lent Begins Feb 26 and we need some groups to provide Lenten meals on March 11, March 25 and Apr. 1. A free will offering will be taken at each meal to help cover the cost. Contact Karen Griffin (232-8709) with questions.

Family Service Quilters will meet on Thursday, Feb 27th from 10:00 am until 12:00 p.m. Bring a sack lunch and join us. Family Service meeting at 1 pm

It’s Cook Off TIme! Join us on Saturday, February 29th at 5:30 pm for the NYG Chili Cook-off Fundraiser! We are looking for Chili competitors and judges. Sign up on the bulletin board in the Narthex! 

The Book to Know group will meet March 12th, 7:00 pm, at Gretchen Zitterich’s home to discuss “Daughter of Jerusalem: A Novel” by Joan Wolf. Everyone is invited to read this book and join us for the discussion.

FREE MONEY! (FOR CAMP OKOBOJI)! If any youth who have completed grade 3-12 would like to attend a week of camp at Camp Okoboji this summer, the Board of Youth has funding available to help pay registration fees. They also have information on other financial opportunities if interested. Camp registrations are open now. Deadlines will be soon. Please contact Carla Murphy for details.