April 2019 Annoucements

MEMORIAL DAY DINNER is fast approaching. Volunteers are needed to help plan the event as well as to help on the day of the dinner. Please talk to Pastor Kathy if you’re able to help with advance planning.

NEXT SUNDAY, APRIL 28, IS OUR SPRING WORK DAY: Come prepared to help clean up the church, inside and out, in preparation for the summer season.

BETHANY LIFE ANNUAL MEETING will be held on Thursday, April 25. 5:30 pm Social Hour, 6:00 pm Meeting begins.

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER MINISTRY in the Fellowship Room is  again available to all. We encourage everyone to bring their prayer needs to our prayer team.

THE MOVIE UNPLANNED continues to be playing in Ames. This movie is the true story of Abby Johnson, the youngest clinic director in the history of Planned Parenthood, who, through a life-changing experience, becomes a prolife activist. 

WINGS OF REFUGE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS: They’re looking for In-Home Volunteers, In-Home Mentors, people to serve on their Development Team, and Board members. All volunteers are required to attend volunteer training. If you’re interested, please talk to Pastor Kathy for more information.

APRIL-SEPTEMBER 2019 SERVING OUR CHURCH booklets are available on the table in the narthex.

PORTALS OF PRAYER for April-June are available on the table in the narthex.

GUITAR LESSONS will be held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month in the conference room. Adults will meet at 10:45 and children at 11:45.

CONFERENCE ROOM SIGN-UP: Our Conference Room is in high demand on Sunday mornings, so we’re asking you to sign up in the church office if you plan to use that room for a meeting or class to avoid conflicts. Reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis.

ATTENTION MEMBERS: Offering income is not keeping up with expenses due largely to several weeks with little or no offering due to winter weather. Our General Fund is currently in the red. Please prayerfully consider your weekly contributions to help us bridge the gap in collections as compared to expenses.

Give because you trust God.

Ken Meimann and Board of Trustees

NEEDED: One or two volunteers are needed to oversee the church library. If God is calling you to do this, please talk to Pastor Kathy.

NEEDED: One or two volunteers to oversee the church kitchen: keep track of supplies, check refrigerators for food that should be discarded, organize periodic cleaning. If God is calling you to do this, please talk to Pastor Kath.

COLO NESCO HIGH SCHOOL BLOOD DRIVE: Wednesday, April 24, 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM at Colo-Nesco High School Bloodmobile, 919 West Street in Colo. To make an appointment, call the Colo campus at 641-377-2282.

THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY is currently doing a DVD study based on John Ortberg’s book Soul Keeping.  All women in the congregation are welcome and encouraged to join us at 10:00 AM on Thursday mornings. Come and grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another.

SUNDAY NIGHT MEN would also welcome additional men to join them at 7:00 PM.

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER MINISTERS will gather in the Fellowship Room for a time of prayer following our worship service this morning. If you are presently involved in our prayer ministry, or if you would like to be, join us. Anyone in need of prayer is encouraged to come and receive.

“LOOSE CHANGE TO LOOSEN CHAINS: Our 8th grade confirmands are collecting loose change to benefit victims of human trafficking. All proceeds go toward the work of the International Justice Mission. They have set a goal of $3000.00. So far they have collected $2,266.08.

WINGS OF REFUGE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN continues; donations may be made payable to Bethany. Our goal is $4,000.00. To date, we have collected $3,080.00.

ALUMINUM CAN TABS continue to be collected. Tabs go to the Rochester, Minnesota, Ronald McDonald House, where they benefit the families of seriously ill children hospitalized at Mayo.

ORDER EASTER LILIES NOW:  Cost is $10.00 per plant.

LENTEN SERVICES will be held in the Fellowship Hall at 7:00 PM each Wednesday during Lent. Join us as we explore how to grow in our communication with God. We will be joined by Pastor Tom Poppe  and our brothers and sisters from the McCallsburg Presbyterian Church and Bethel United Methodist Church.

THE MOVIE UNPLANNED is now playing in Ames. This movie is the true story of Abby Johnson, the youngest clinic director in the history of Planned Parenthood, who, through a life-changing experience, becomes a prolife activist. 

WINGS OF REFUGE IS LOOKING FOR VOLUNTEERS: They’re looking for In-Home Volunteers, In-Home Mentors, people to serve on their Development Team, and Board members. All volunteers are required to attend volunteer training. If you’re interested, please talk to Pastor Kathy for more information.

PALM SUNDAY, April 14. Sunday School students are asked to meet in the chapel at 9:15 am to prepare for the Palm Sunday processional.

MAUNDY THURSDAY WORSHIP WITH HOLY COMMUNION: Thursday, April 18, 7:00 PM.

GOOD FRIDAY WORSHIP: Friday, April 19, 2019, 7:00 PM.

EASTER SUNDAY: The Luther League will serve breakfast from

8:00 – 9:00 am; a free will offering will be collected. Worship with Holy Communion at 9:30 am.

EASTER EGG HUNT: 10:00 on Saturday, April 13, at the McCallsburg City Park. In case of rain, the event will be held in the McCallsburg Elementary Gym.

APRIL-SEPTEMBER 2019 SERVING OUR CHURCH booklets are available on the table in the narthex.

PORTALS OF PRAYER  for April-June are available on the table in the narthex.

GUITAR LESSONS will be held on the second and fourth Sunday of each month in the conference room. Adults will meet at 10:45 and children at 11:45. CONFERENCE ROOM SIGN-UP: Our Conference Room is in high demand on Sunday mornings, so we’re asking you to sign up in the church office if you plan to use that room for a meeting or class to avoid conflicts. Reservations will be on a first come, first serve basis.

THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY continues their DVD study this week based on the book “God Is Closer Than you Think” by John Ortberg. As we go through this six week study, we’ll learn how to better enjoy a vibrant, moment-by-moment relationship with our heavenly Father. All women in the congregation are welcome and encouraged to join us at 10:00 AM on Thursday mornings. Come and grow in your relationship with Jesus Christ and with one another.

SUNDAY NIGHT MEN are currently studying Kyle Idleman’s Easter Experience. All men are welcome to join them at 7:00 PM.

SUNDAY MORNING PRAYER MINISTERS will gather in the Fellowship Room for a time of prayer following our worship service this morning. If you are presently involved in our prayer ministry, or if you would like to be, join us. Anyone in need of prayer is encouraged to come and receive.

“LOOSE CHANGE TO LOOSEN CHAINS: Our 8th grade confirmands are collecting loose change to benefit victims of human trafficking. All proceeds go toward the work of the International Justice Mission. They have set a goal of $3000.00. So far, they have collected $2,181.76.

WINGS OF REFUGE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN continues; donations may be made payable to Bethany. Our goal is $4,000.00. To date, we have collected $3,080.00.ALUMINUM CAN TABS continue to be collected. Tabs go to the Rochester, Minnesota, Ronald McDonald House, where they benefit the families of seriously ill children hospitalized at Mayo.

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