Church Notes for September 27, 2020


Pastor Wendzel’s Bible Study will begin today in the Fellowship Hall following worship until Lutheran ½ Hour begins in November. 

September 21-November 16:  The Women’s Bible Study will be held in the Fellowship Hall Monday evenings from 5:30-7:00 pm.

Fred Fillman will be celebrating his 94th birthday on October 2nd.  To help him celebrate, cards may be sent to him at The Gardens, 1000 W. Washington Street, Unit 200, Jefferson, IA 50129. Let’s flood his mailbox!

Habitat for Humanity will be painting a house in Grand Junction on Saturday October 3, 10 and 17 from 8:30 am -1:00 pm.  If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jeff Lamoureux at 515-386-3093 or 515-370-5326.

Salvation Army Bell Ringing:  If you are interested, Darla has a list of times and places available.  Several of our members did this last year and found it to be a great family activity during the holiday season.

Thank you to those who have agreed to teach Sunday School this next year and to those who taught last year.  Our children need you and we very much appreciate you.  BUT, the Board of Education has indicated that we are in need of additional Sunday School teachers and/or substitutes.  Contact a member of the board to volunteer for these positions.

Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes:  The need is even greater than ever for these boxes as most families have lost their jobs due to the worldwide pandemic.  You may want to take advantage of sales going on for school, such as clothing, shoes and supplies.  Hygiene articles and stuffed toys are also welcome.  No toothpaste, candy and liquids.  Sheets will be available later with further examples or you can go onto their website.

After further discussion, and considering how Covid is right now in the state of Iowa, Pastor and the Elders have decided that we will NOT be having Lutheran ½ Hour at this time possibly waiting until November to look at that again.

Church Worship/Activities:  Social distancing will be observed during all activities.  Pastor and Colleen will continue manning the office Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings 8-12 Noon.  If you need assistance any other time, you can reach Pastor at 515-370-4809 or Darla at 515-370-1479.

During this time of uncertainty, please continue to use good judgment and continue to pray for our nation and its people as we call on the Lord to help us remain patient as He works out the details of healing us.

Remember our Elderly members:  Give them a call, send them a cheerful card or offer to run errands for them.  Darla has a list of these people with contact information., They really appreciate that their church family is thinking of them and are willing to help out if needed. Darla has a list of these people with contact information.  For those of you who are in the high-risk group and have a need for help in any way, please contact Darla.

Darla Johnson is our Service Opportunities Coordinator.  If you need to contact her, her cell phone number is 515-370-1479 or you may email her at       


October 4:      Usher & Greeter:  Jack Fredrickson

Communion: Terr Johnson and Lynn Menz

Reader: Craig Hertel

Counters:  Scott & Elizabeth Graham

Acolytes:  Maddie Carstens and Eli Schroeder