January 2019 Annoucements

OUR SINCERE SYMPATHY TO JIM CAUDLE, whose sister, Bonnie Kitterman, passed away last week.

DOROTHY SEVERTSON has moved to Sunnyview Care Center in Ankeny. She would enjoy your visit. You can send cards to Dorothy in care of Susan Cook, 1511 NW Northwood Drive, Ankeny, IA 50023.

BIBLE CHALLENGE: Thanks to everyone who participated. All five teams performed so well that all will enjoy pizza together this morning. Thanks to Rick Murray for organizing the event. Our next challenge will cover Genesis chapter 1-12 on March 17.

DO YOU CROCHET? CHINA SERVICE VENTURES NEEDS YOUR HELP: China Service Ventures is looking for people to crochet red heart bookmarks to be given to “left-behind” children in Henan, China. They have provided pattern and instructions for the bookmarks. Please talk to Pastor Kathy if you can help.

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.

ATTENTION GUITAR PLAYERS – Guitar lessons will begin on Sunday, February 10, in two groups. Those students not involved in Sunday School will meet following our worship service, at about 10:45. Sunday School students will meet at 11:30.

JANUARY/FEBRUARY CONNECTIONS magazine is available on the table in the narthex. Feel free to take one home and read it.

PORTALS OF PRAYER for January-March 2019 are available on the table in the narthex.

THURSDAY MORNING WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY is beginning a new DVD study based on the book “Who Is This Man?” by John Ortberg. As we go through this study, we’ll discover the influence and challenge Jesus has on history as well as on each of our lives. 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 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 $1,882.34.

WINGS OF REFUGE CAPITAL CAMPAIGN continues; donations may be made payable to Bethany. Our goal is $4,000.00. To date, we have collected $2,865.00.

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.

RIVERSIDE LUTHERAN BIBLE CAMP ANNUAL MEETING will be held at 2:30 PM on Sunday, February 10, in the Riverside Dining Hall.

THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE CONGREGATION WILL BE HELD ON SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 3, immediately following our worship service. Lunch will be served by the Mission Committee following the meeting.