Sunday, August 12:   The Twelfth Sunday After Pentecost

                                              9:30 am   Divine Service

                                            10:30 am   Lutheran Half Hour

                                            10:45 am   Christian Growth

Monday, August 13:           9:30 am   Golf Outing

Tuesday, August 14:         12:30 pm   Blood Drive

                                              7:00 pm   Elder’s Meeting

Wednesday, August 15:   10:30 am   Bible Study

Thursday, August 16:        2:00 pm   Fellowship Society at GCMC

                                                              Long Term

Friday, August 17:             2:00 pm   Fellowship Society at Regency

Sunday, August 19:            8:15 am   LWML

                                              9:30 am   Divine Service with Communion

                                            10:30 am   Lutheran Half Hour

                                            10:45 am   Christian Growth




Church Notes for August 12, 2018

  A Big Thanks: I want to thank Pastor Wendzel for filling in for me last Sunday and for a couple more future dates. We are very blessed to have Pastor Wendzel as a friend and member of our congregation and a servant of the Lord. Pastor Dennis

Missionary Sunday: Today is Missionary Sunday. During the church announcements at the end of worship Mary Merritt will give us a mission presentation on Samaritan’s Purse shoebox ministry to help us see how the Lord is actively working in the world today. We will take a freewill offering to help support our missionary’s ministries.

August 19:  As a reminder that Jesus is our source of guidance, love and protection during the school year, we would like all students, Sunday school teachers and public school teachers to bring your backpacks to church for a special blessing.

Organ Recital:  There will be an organ recital and hymn sing at Zion Manning on Sunday, August 19th at 3:30 p.m. Dr. J Gordon Christensen (head organist at St. Paul's, Council Bluffs and Dean of the Omaha Chapter of the American Guild of Organists) and his students will be leading a recital and hymn sing that afternoon.  All attendees are also invited to join us for a brief time of fellowship and refreshment afterward.  

August 24-26:  Joining Jesus on His Mission is not only the title of a book but a call to all of God’s people.  What does it mean for you?  What might your life look like if you intentionally were living on mission?  Greg Finke, Director of Dwelling 1:14 ministries and author of Joining Jesus on His Mission along with his wife, Susan, will be presenting an adult retreat at Camp Okoboji August 24-26.  For more information go to or contact Lori Gamble at

School Supply Outreach  Pastor Richard and Judy Lohmeyer do an amazing outreach into their Alderson, WV community with school supplies.  He is the pastor at Christ Our Savior of the Valley Lutheran Church.  Postage is so costly, but we have FREE DELIVERY.  Dale and Deb Schmidt offered to deliver a load of supplies on their vacation.  If you wish to donate items, please deliver them to St. Paul Llutheran Church in Carroll or to the District office in Fort Dodge before August 27.  Items needed:  backpacks, spiral notebooks, pencils, pens, crayons, ruler, eraser, pencil sharpener, glue sticks, blunt scissors, washable markers, etc.

September 9:  Sunday School will begin for ages 3 thru high school.  We are always looking for new faces to help with our Sunday school students.  If you are interested, please contact a member of the Board of Education (Jodi Frederick, Cheryl Robson, Val Gierstorf or Melissa Barrett).  We hope to have enough teachers to allow a rotation for all to also continue their adult education as well.

Saturday, September 29:  Volunteers are needed to help roof the Webb House, feed volunteers or pick up trash.  If you would like to donate to purchase the shingles, make checks payable to Webb House, 307 So. Wilson, Jefferson, IA 50129.  Any questions contact Renee Carhill at

Congregate Meals:  The signup sheet for September volunteers is on the rolling bulletin board. 

Building Healthy Families: He is remembered as a man who changed history: political leader, public servant, Nobel Prize winner, writer, orator, and hero. While he would own these many labels as accurate, one other would be at the top of Winston Churchill’s list: devoted husband. Churchill once said, “My most brilliant achievement was my ability to be able to persuade my wife to marry me.” As you consider your life and legacy, where does your marriage relationship fall? Lutheran Family Service


SERVICE HELPERS FOR August 19, 2018:


Ushers:  Terry & Darla Johnson and Matt Carstens Family

Greeters:  Chuck Hane Family

Communion:  Al Robson and Lynn Menz

Reader:  Pat Griffin

Lutheran ½ Hour:  Jim & Jeanne Daubendiek

Counters: Al & Cheryl Robon

Acolytes:  Patrick Graham and Kamden Kinne

Organist:  Mark Erickson