March 8, 2020 Announcements

Calendar of Events

Mar. 8 8:30 am Service of the Word    
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Service of the Word    
  1:30 pm LWML Follow the Leader Event (Boone)
Mar. 9 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
  7:00 pm Board of Directors Mtg
Mar. 10 10:30 am Preschool Chapel
  10:45 am Preschool Chapel
  1:00 pm Preschool Chapel
  7:00 pm Parish Choir
Mar. 11 5:00-6:00 pm Midweek Classes
  5:45 pm Lenten Meal
  7:00 pm Lent III Worship
Mar. 12 10 am-2:00pm Family Service Quilters
  6:30 pm Praise Team Practice
  7:00 pm Book to Know @ Gretchen Zitterich’s
  7:30 pm Bell Choir
Mar. 13    Friday Epistle Items Due for April Newsletter
Mar. 14    Saturday  
Mar. 15 8:30 am Worship with Holy Communion 
  9:30 am Coffee Fellowship
  9:45 am Education Hour
  11:00 am Worship W/Holy Communion
    Spring Break———–>


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.

Grocery Shower for Camp Okoboji ~ Join us during Lent to support Camp Okoboji with a grocery shower. Their wish list includes- large cans of vegetables (except peas), cereal, sliced olives, mayo (not salad dressing), pickles, Oreos, snack crackers (with cheese or peanut butter), Instant Iced tea, sugar, flour, heavy paper plates, 8oz Styrofoam cups, paper towels, and heavy duty aluminum foil (75 ft. rolls). Look for a tub with the camp logo where you can place your items. Thank you!!!

If you were not able to sign up for the Simple Fix workshop for March 5, we hope to have another one at a later date. 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. Cost is cost of groceries, plus $10/person for setup fee, which is about $110. Sign up on the bulletin board in the narthex!

Would you like to be on our St. Paul prayer chain? We have a prayer chain that receives email prayer requests for our members and friends in need. What a privilege it is to bring those in need to our Lord in prayer. How do you sign up? You can circle “Prayer Chain” on the Time & Talent form, or just let the office know. The Office email is or call the office 515-232-5838. We would be happy to add you.

Family Service Quilters will meet on Thursday, Mar 12h, from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. Bring a sack lunch and join us.

“Life Matters!” is the theme of our upcoming LCMS Circuit Convocation to be held on Sun. March 29 at 3:00 pm at Christ Lutheran Church, Bouton. Join folks from Ames, Perry, Boone, Jefferson, Ogden and Bouton as we listen to presentation about the work of Lutheran Family Service and Perry Lutheran Homes in defending God’s plan for life in the public square on behalf of our church. Leading the discussion will be Kim Laube, LFS Life Ministry Director, Dr. Jim Lamb, LFS Life Advocate, and Melissa Gannon, Chief Operating Officer of Perry Lutheran Homes, as they discuss legislative and constitutional efforts to defend life at its earliest and to resist assisted suicide bills in order to protect life at its end.

PRAYER…Colossians 4:2 says “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful”. Holy Saturday prayer vigil is coming soon. Please consider devoting time to pray for the needs of others and thank God for the blessings given to our congregation. 

For your convenience a hand sanitizer dispenser is now located adjacent to the visitor guest book in the narthex.  Additional hand sanitizer dispensers are available at the west entrance and the entrance to the fellowship hall.  

Memorial Lutheran Church, Ames, is looking to hire a church secretary.  This is a full-time position which includes full benefits.  For more information contact Pastor Heilman (515-292-5005 work, 515-451-0338 cell) or Pastor Beagley (515-292-5005 work, 515-708-0053).