Annoucements – January 2023

We would like to thank everyone for your prayers and good wishes on my recent surgeries and for my time of recovery. Prayer does make a difference.

Thanks again, Richard & Linda Mahlow

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO HELPED PUT AWAY CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS LAST SUNDAY. Special thanks to Kirby and to Kirk and Cathy Campbell for cleaning and organizing the attic.


RIVERSIDE LUTHERAN BIBLE CAMP is now accepting applications for summer camp. Go to the camp website for more information or to register.

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION will be held on Sunday, February 5, immediately following our worship service.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY ISSUE OF CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE IS AVAILABLE ON THE TABLE IN THE NARTHEX. It’s an interesting issue focusing on the families of our ancestors, the stories of our predecessors in the faith.

JANUARY MISSION COLLECTION: Throughout the month of December, we’ll be collecting mittens, gloves, scarves and hats for all ages. Bring your donations to the church and place them in the collection box in the narthex. They will be distributed to those in need at the Bridge Home in Ames as well as in our local communities.

OUR DAILY BREAD DEVOTIONAL BOOKLETS for December, January and February are available on the table in the narthex.

PORTALS OF PRAYER FOR JANUARY – MARCH are available on the table in the narthex.

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.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY IS NOW MEETING AT 10:00 AM ON WEDNESDAY MORNINGS. All women are invited to join us as we study the Bible and enjoy fellowship.

PORTALS OF PRAYER FOR JANUARY – MARCH are available on the table in the narthex. Please help yourself.

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

THE TRUTH PROJECT CONTINUES ON MONDAY EVENINGS AT 6:00 PM. Del Tackett, creator of The Truth Project and Is Genesis History? has now created The Engagement Project, a sequel to The Truth Project. Since it has been a few years since we last taught the Truth Project, we will be returning to these tours, which actually seem even more relevant today than they did ten years ago. Then later in the year, we will begin the new tours of The Engagement Project. All are invited to participate.

What is The Truth Project? Dr. Del Tackett, project creator, says that it “might well be the most important tour of your life.” He goes on to say that “you and I are engaged in a cosmic battle—a battle that is raging for the hearts and minds of people the world over, pitting the truth claims of God against the lies of the world, the flesh and the devil. It is a battle over what you truly believe.”

Mark your calendars and plan now to join us for this important series. Even if you’ve attended before, you will want to attend.

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 HAS BOTH FULL AND PART-TIME OPENING FOR CHILDREN: Please contact Pastor Kathy if you are in need of daycare.

OUR DAYCARE IS HIRING. Please talk to Pastor Kathy if you are interested.