ALL are welcome!
Wednesday Words on Discipleship - Seeking justice and peace in the world:
Each Wednesday Pastor is posting a video on our Facebook Page to engage with you about what it means to live out our baptismal call as disciples of Christ. You will be encouraged to look at and discuss scripture, ELCA documents, and other resources as we navigate our Christian lives in a secular world. We will be talking about the current national issue of systemic racism and white supremacy, but other similar topics as well. You are invited to not only watch the video, but participate in dialogue with pastor and with one another as we journey together the path that Jesus trod. To look at the ELCA social statements and messages in advance to the videos each week click here: https://www.elca.org/Faith/Faith-and-Society
Book Study/Adult Education Opportunity:
Are you interested in engaging more directly with anti-racism efforts? Pastor is facilitating a book study over ELCA pastor Lenny Duncan’s book Dear Church. The group would meet on Tuesday evenings from 6:30-7:30 PM every two weeks, tackling a chapter per meeting. You are invited to Zoom in OR gather in our Fellowship hall where we will spread out, wear masks, and keep the windows open. If you’re interested in joining please email pastor at: email@example.com and head over to Amazon or your favorite bookstore to grab a copy of Dear Church for yourself.
Monday Morning Ministries still gathers the first and third Mondays of the month at 9:30 AM. We have been gathering in our fellowship hall & following CDC guidelines. If you'd like to join us please feel free to attend or contact Iris Cook or Pastor.
Faith Formation Opportunities for Children/Youth:
Sunday School - We are returning for another year of Sunday School for our PreK through Middle school youth. Please see the LINKS page for registration and information forms. The information form lays out how we will keep the kids COVID safe and provides a tentative schedule through December. For more information/questions/concerns please contact Pastor or the Education Co-Chairs - Richard Lewis and Jan Pyatt. Our first class will follow outdoor worship on Sunday, Sept. 27th (10-10:30 AM)!
At worship October 4 we will have a Blessing of the Pets and Animals in honor of St. Francis of Assisi. Our worship that day will be online, so please cuddle up with your pet family and get ready to bestow a blessing upon them led by Pastor Paris during the online service.
Confirmation Sunday will be Sunday, October 11. Please join us as we celebrate with our Confirmands, and their
parents and mentors! The color of the day is RED. Worship will be outside and online at 9 am.
Sept. 27th - Outdoor Worship With Blanket Blessing - 9 AM (also on Facebook Live); First day of Sunday School! (after outdoor worship; 10-10:30 AM)
Sept. 30th - Confirmation Class @ 6 PM - Fellowship Hall
Oct. 4th - "Regular" Online Worship With Holy Communion with Blessing of Pets - 9 AM - Facebook Live; Zoom Sunday School 10 AM; Drive-In Eulenspeigel Puppet Show @ 6:30 PM
Oct. 5th - Monday Morning Ministries @ 9:30 AM; Multi-Gen. Faith Formation Team Meeting @ 6:30 PM
Oct. 6th - Outreach Committee @ 6 PM; Education Committee @ 7 PM
Oct. 7th - Confirmation Class @ 6 PM - Fellowship Hall
Oct. 10th - Bishop Amy Current's installation to the Southeastern Iowa Synod @ 2 PM
Oct. 11th - Confirmation Sunday/Outdoor Worship - 9 AM (also on Facebook Live); Sunday School 10-10:30 AM
Oct. 12th - Blood Drive 1-7 PM
Oct. 13th - Book Study @ 6:30 PM
Oct. 14th - Confirmation Class @ 6 PM - Fellowship Hall
Oct .18th - "Regular" Online Worship With Holy Communion - 9 AM - Facebook Live; Zoom Sunday School 10 AM
Oct. 19th - Monday Morning Ministries @ 9:30 AM
Oct. 20th - Council Meeting @ 6:30 PM
Oct. 21st - Confirmation Class @ 6 PM - Fellowship Hall
Oct. 25th - Reformation Sunday hoping for INSIDE Worship 9 AM; Sunday School 10-10:30 AM
Oct. 27th - Book Study @ 6:30 PM
Oct. 28th - Confirmation Class @ 6 PM - Fellowship Hall
Oct. 31st - HAPPY HALLOWEEN