March 2022 Announcements

ON PALM SUNDAY, APRIL 10, WE WILL BE DEDICATING OUR NEW SOUND & VIDEO SYSTEM. Following the service, the Mission Committee will be serving a dinner in the Fellowship Hall. Menu includes Scalloped Potatoes & Ham, Ham Sandwiches, Green Beans, Bars & Beverage. A free will offering will be collected.

THE ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT sponsored by the McCallsburg Lions Club will begin at 10:00 am on Saturday, April 9, at the McCallsburg City Park.

The MCCALLSBURG FIRE DEPARTMENT will be hosting  a lunch on April 3rd from 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM at the fire station. The menu will include pulled pork sandwiches, cheesy hashbrowns, baked beans and dessert. A free will offering will be collected.

4TH SUNDAY WORSHIP AT ZEARING HEALTH CARE CENTER RESUMES today. If you are interested in being part of a group that goes to ZHCC at 11:00 AM on the 4th Sunday of each month to provide a short worship service and prayer for residents, please talk to Kent Reimann or Richard or Linda Mahlow.

HIGH SCHOOL AND CONFIRMATION STUDENTS will be leaving on Friday to travel to the Young Christian Weekend in Branson, Missouri. They will return on Sunday afternoon. Please keep them in your prayers.

NEEDED: PEOPLE TO ORGANIZE MEMORIAL DAY DINNER. Please talk to Pastor Kathy if you can help.

FIREMEN’S FUNDRAISER LUNCH: Sunday, April 3, from 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the McCallsburg Fire Station. Menu includes Pulled Pork sandwiches, Cheesy Hashbrowns, Baked Beans, and Dessert. A free will offering will be collected.

IT’S TIME TO RENEW SUBSCRIPTIONS TO CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE. If you are currently receiving Connections and no longer wish to receive it, or if you would like to begin a new subscription to the magazine, please contact the church office as soon as possible.

THROUGHOUT THE REMAINDER OF LENT, WE WILL BE COLLECTING ITEMS for The Bridge Home, a ministry that works with the homeless in our area. They are a ministry that not only provides short-term housing for the homeless but that also works to provide long-term solutions. Located in Ames, the Bridge serves a five county area. We are asking for donations of canned fruit and toilet paper this week. Bring your donations with you on Wednesday evening or Sunday mornings.

EASTER LILY SIGN UP SHEET is on the table in the narthex. Cost is $10.00.

A SPECIAL OFFERING WILL BE COLLECTED throughout March to provide relief to Ukranian refugees. Money will go to SON Network, who will forward it to Pastor Alexander Gross and his wife Ilona to be used for their Gloria Ministry Social Kitchen which is producing and delivering over 200 meals per day to shut-ins (elderly and physically handicapped). They are also distributing basic supplies, medicine, and other necessities for survival. Additionally, direct funding is also going to Pastor Oleg Schewtshenko, who is organizing transports for women and children to safe border crossings. Much of these funds will pay for gas needed to fuel the transports. They are also delivering food and supplies to shut-ins and villages where store shelves are quickly emptying.

THE HOME OF HOPE IS ALSO SEEKING DONATIONS to be used to provide for the refugees that they are caring for in Tartu.

THE MARCH/APRIL ISSUE OF CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE is now available on the table in the narthex.

PEACE FOR YOU!,  A BOOK OF EASTER REFLECTIONS from Our Daily Bread Ministries, is available on the table in the narthex. Please help yourself.

AN ASPIRE WOMEN’S EVENT WILL BE HELD Saturday, April 9 at Grace Evangelical Church in Huxley from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. An evening of laughter, learning, stories and music. For more information, check the bulletin board in the upper hallway.

OUR GENERAL FUND BALANCE IS CURRENTLY VERY LOW. Please prayerfully consider your giving. In Malachi 3:8-10, the Lord God challenges us to try to outgive Him: “Will man rob God? Yet you are robbing me. But you say, ‘How have we robbed you?’ In your tithes and contributions. You are cursed with a curse, for you are robbing me, the whole nation of you. Bring the full tithe into the storehouse, that there may be food in my house. And thereby put me to the test, says the Lord of hosts, if I will not open the windows of heave for you and pour down for you a blessing until there is no more need.”

IT’S TIME TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER CAMP AT RIVERSIDE. Early Bird deadline is February 15. Go to to register. Program information is available on the table in the narthex.  Please check with Pastor Kathy or Janet before registering to receive our church code.

OUR DAILY BREAD for March-May is available on the table in the narthex. Please help yourself.

PORTALS OF PRAYER for April – June are available on the table in the narthex. Please help yourself.

  1. GABRIEL’S SOUP DAY will be Sunday, March 27, from 11:00 am – 1:30 pm at The Dakins Community Center in Zearing. Come and enjoy delicious soups, breads, pies and desserts all for a freewill donation.

FELLOWSHIP COFFEE SERVERS NEEDED: A sign-up sheet has been provided in the narthex for individuals or families to sign up to provide and serve snacks for Fellowship Coffee.

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

OUR DAYCARE IS HIRING: We are in need of new staff as we make a new and exciting beginning. Pastor Kathy is currently serving as our Director, but we will need a number of additional staff. We also need people available to fill in as substitutes of for the next few weeks until we are fully staffed. Even two or three hours a few times a week would help tremendously.

Volunteers who would like to help are also welcome: it would help our staff greatly if we had volunteers willing to come in for an hour or more just to rock babies or read stories to children. Talk to Pastor Kathy or sign up on the sheet on the table in the narthex.

WHILE WE ARE NOT YET ASSIGNING FELLOWSHIP COFFEE DUTIES anyone who would like to bring homemade baked goods or snacks is welcome and invited to do so. Please sign up for at the table in the narthex.

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

BREAD MINISTRY CONTINUES WITH NEW TIME from 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM every Wednesday. Times are based on when HyVee has items ready for pick-up.

THE LAST PAGE OF THE NEW LIGHT WAS OMITTED. Please feel free to pick one up in the Narthex.

CHILDREN’S ACTIVITY BAGS ARE ONCE AGAIN AVAILABLE in the narthex. Bags hanging up have been sanitized. When you return bags that have been used, please place them in the box.