November 2023 Announcements


BRADEN THOMAS AND HIS WIFE LUPE have both been deployed to Europe. Please keep them, and all of our military, in your prayers.

THANKSGIVING EVE WORSHIP will be held at 7:00 PM on Wednesday, November 22.

BIRTHDAY OPEN HOUSE FOR BIRDELLE POST this afternoon from 1:30 – 3:30 pm at the Story Senior Care Center, 630 6th St. in Nevada. Come and celebrate with Birdelle, who will be 105 years old on Monday.

THERE IS A MEMORIAL SERVICE FOR JIM STECKER ON SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25 at Ascension Lutheran Church in Ames. There will be a lunch for everyone at noon followed by the Memorial Service at 1:00 PM.

THE LUTHER LEAGUE IS WILL BE SENDING CARE PACKAGES TO OUR YOUNG ADULTS IN COLLEGE AND THE MILITARY. They would appreciate donations of homemade goods, snacks, Brookside chocolates, Nutella, Skittles, Crystal Light individual drink packets, chocolate, Chex mix, Twizzlers, Reese’s, Sour Patch Kids, note cards, pens, beef jerky, crackers, chips, pretzels, stress relieving devices/toys, cookies, bars, and candy bars, as well as personalized notes, letters and cards. Boxes will be packed on December 6.


IT’S TIME TO ORDER CHRISTMAS POINSETTIAS: Cost is $12.00 for 6 inch poinsettias, $25.00 for 12 inch. Orders will be accepted until December 10. A sign up sheet is on the table in the narthex.

TUESDAY MORNING PRAYER GROUP: Join us at 7:00 am on Tuesday morning for a time of prayer focused on our community.


NEVADA FOOD AT FIRST IS OFFERING FREE CARRY-OUT MEALS IN McCALLSBURG on Monday and Thursday evenings. No delivery on Thanksgiving Day. We need drivers who are able to go to Nevada to pick up the meals and bring them to McCallsburg. If you can help with this, please talk to Pastor Kathy or Linda Mahlow. Order meals by calling 515-382-6536 or go online to  YOU WILL NEED TO ORDER YOUR OWN MEAL BEFORE 3:30 pm EACH TIME YOU WISH TO RECEIVE ONE.

THE BALANCE IN OUR GENERAL FUND has fallen very low. Please remember your offering even during these busy summer months.

A SPECIAL CHRISTMAS EDITION OF OUR DAILY BREAD, reflections on the Carols of Christmas, is available on the table in the narthex. Please help yourself.

THE NOVEMBER/DECEMBER ISSUE OF CONNECTIONS MAGAZINE is now available on the table in the narthex. This issue focuses pm the biblical time of the Judges. Please help yourself.

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

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

NOVEMBER MISSION COLLECTION: Throughout the month of November, we’ll continue to collect 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. Also hand and foot warmers. 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.

BLANKET COLLECTION: The Mission Committee is collected blankets (new, gently used, or homemade) to be distributed to homeless and needy individuals in our area. Please bring your donations to church during November.

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.