June Announcements 2023

I want to thank my family and all my church friends for their many prayers while I was in the hospital and since my return home; also for the cards and well wishes. Thank you to Pastor Kathy & Dennis and Richard & Linda for their visits. Thank you to those who brought in food. It is all deeply appreciated.

God is good—all the time.

Love to all, Doris Ritland

OUR SYMPATHY TO THE FAMILY OF OPAL NELSON at the passing of Opal’s grandson, Brett Halvorson on Wednesday.

SUMMER YOUTH GATHERING: All students grades 6-12 are invited to come for pizza, fun, fellowship, Bible study and other activities on Wednesday, June 21, from 6:00 – 8:00 PM. Please let Pastor Kathy or Audrey Campbell know if you plan to attend.

MARK YOUR CALENDARS: Congregational Summer Picnic, August 16, 2023. Watch for more information.

A BIG THANK YOU TO PAM HENDRICK for tending to the outdoor plants.

NEEDED: A recliner for the daycare. Please talk to Pastor Kathy if you have one you could donate.

WOMEN OF THE CONGREGATION: If you were not here on Mother’s Day to receive the “Amazing Grace for a Woman’s Heart” Devotional Prayer Journal, please pick one up from the table in the narthex.

OUR DAILY BREAD FOR JUNE – AUGUST is available on the table in the narthex. Please help yourselves.

PORTALS OF PRAYER FOR JULY-AUGUST are available on the table in the narthex. Please help yourself.

RIVERSIDE LUTHERAN BIBLE CAMP is looking for volunteers to do mowing at the camp this summer. Talk to Pastor Kathy or check the May New Light for more information.

JUNE MISSION COLLECTION: Throughout the month of June, we’ll be collecting items for the Bridge Home in Ames. They need packaged food that does not need to be refrigerated and that can be heated in a microwave with no additional preparation required. Canned ready-to-eat soups and other foods that can be opened without a can opener. Also socks and underwear for men and women as well as personal care items. Bring your donations to the church and place them on the table in the upper hallway. They will be distributed to those in need at the Bridge Home in Ames as well as in our local communities.

WE ARE LOOKING FOR INDIVIDUALS WILLING TO LEARN TO RUN OUR SOUND/VIDEO SYSTEM. If God has gifted you with a skill for technology, please talk to Mark Thomas or Brad Becker to see how you can help. Brad has offered to teach a class to anyone interested in learning.

OUR CHURCH BUILDING WILL REQUIRE TUCKPOINTING in the near future and the Trustees are inviting everyone to contribute to a fund that will pay for this essential project. Simply mark your donation “Tuckpointing”—we appreciate whatever you can do.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY continues. Everyone is invited to join us at 8:00 am as we study Paul’s letters to Timothy.

SUNDAY NIGHT MEN’S BIBLE STUDY:  All men of the congregation are invited to join in at 7:00 PM on Sunday evenings.

OUR DAYCARE IS HIRING. WE ARE IN DESPERATE NEED OF MORE STAFF. We especially need part-time staff (able to work even a few hours a week) and people who would be able to fill in when regular staff is sick or otherwise unable to work. Please talk to Pastor Kathy if you are interested.