Military members: Jordan and Justin are home safe and sound. They are still in and attached to the 185th Air Refueling Wing in Sioux City where they are doing their normal monthly drills. Jeryn Loyd is in the Army Reserves and is a student at Iowa State. Please contact the church office to add other names who serve. We’d like to remember them in our prayers.
Peanut Butter Donations for Jesup School: 45 food bags are packed weekly to supplement food for 26 school families. We have been very appreciative of the food bank peanut butter but it is no longer available and so we are asking if the congregation would donate peanut butter as the families will greatly benefit and be so appreciative. Dorthea Bovy, Jesup Schools Guidance Counselor Please leave donations in the box at the back of the church.
Bremwood Christmas gifts: LSI says they most appreciate Walmart gift cards so counselors can shop for their 30 residents, ages 13-17. Please note “Bremwood” on your donation and place in the ALC offering by December 11.Questions? Call Mary Adams 319) 269-3478. Thank you for your continued generosity. Here is a list of gift ideas:
· Gift cards – Walmart; McDonalds, Pizza Ranch, Applebees
· Mosaic/adult color books, colored pencils; Craft kits and art supplies
· MP3 players; Small speakers for MP3 players
· Small boomboxes/CD player; DVD s rated G PG or PG13
· Walkman with headphones
· Leather footballs, basketballs, volleyballs, soccer/kick balls; air pumps
· Board games and card games·
· Hoodie Sweatshirts – Adult large-2X
· College Logo T-Shirts, long sleeved shirts or sweatshirts – Large – 2X
Christmas Program practice is during our Worship Wednesday schedule. We do need a few adults to join in singing Christmas Carols. Please contact Katey.
November 30 from 6:15-7
December 7 from 6:15-7
December 14 from 6:15-7
Friday, December 16th-TBD
Christmas Program-Sunday, December 18th 10 AM
Youth Holiday Gathering
Youth ages 5th grade & up are invited to join us for a holiday gathering on Sunday, Dec. 4 from 3-5 pm in the Fireside Room. We'll play some games, have some hot cocoa and cookies and put together some surprises. A prize will be awarded for best (worst) ugly Christmas sweater/outfit.
Holy Communion: At American Lutheran we rejoice with each person that joins us for worship in person or online. We do need to keep records of members that are partaking in the sacrament of Holy Communion because the NEIA Synod requests it and because our constitution requires it. If you have communed with us from a distance any time in 2022, we request that you send an email to the church secretary; firstname.lastname@example.org by Dec 31st to help us update our records. We will then ask for communication in the form of an email to the church secretary once per year for those communing online moving forward.
Lutheran Social Services thanks ALC for inviting them to share their program and services. The partnership of Individuals, the churches, and the Synods allows LSI to bring critical human services to Iowa’s children, families, and individuals. For more information contact LSI’s Deb Whitford at 563-676-2065 or email@example.com.
Please keep in your prayers: Stephanie Winkelpleck, Dennis Bushkofsky (cancer), Renee McAtee, and Danny Kopplin.
Prayer Chain: Contact Kaye (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Jessica (email@example.com)to get added to the ALC prayer chain. When called, you would be given the next name to contact in the chain.
Contemplative Outreach of Northeast Iowa: presents an in-person Advent Retreat, "Mary: Awareness and Anticipation" December 2-4. To register or for Information email CONEIowa@gmail.com or visit "Contemplative Outreach of Northeast Iowa" on Facebook. The event will be hosted at New Melleray Guest House, Peosta, Iowa.
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