Tuesday, September 7, 2010


Assisting with Sunday Services: Liturgist: Brent Hanna & Praise Band

Montgomery Street 8:30 – Joel and Barb Johnson 10:45 – Virginia Rayl
Fourth Street 8:30 – Judy Burnett
USHERS: Saturday – Brenton and Shirley Trabert & Mike and Dorothy Larson
8:30 – Brian Bishop, John Burnett, Jack Crook, Jerry Jordan, Adam Norris, Larry Rowley, and Jim Uitermarkt
10:45 – Trey and Julie Purvis and Herb and Loretta Boughn
HOSPITALITY: 8:30 – George and Doris Werts
COMMUNION: Allan and Merna Furney

VISITORS – We welcome you and invite you to participate in all activities of the church. Listed are all of the events taking place in our church this week. We realize that newcomers may not be familiar with all the programs or people of the church so for explanations and more complete descriptions we encourage you to visit our website at, http://www.kifumc.org/ or email fumchurch@iowatelecom.net, or call 641-842-3712.

We are family friendly with a well equipped nursery, a full play room, and bathroom for your use. Please feel free to use our family oriented nursery. These areas are sound proof from the sanctuary, but you can turn on the speakers and hear the service if you would like.

Assisted listening devices are available at the 8:30 and 10:45 services. Ask an usher for assistance.

Large print bulletins are available for the 8:30 service.

Daily Devotional (Upper Rooms) – Both regular print and large print are available at each entrance. A suggested donation of $1.00 each is appreciated.

Rita Hayes, Marion Dykstra, Mary Durham, T. Mark Preston, Dorothy Porter, Bob Schmidt, Stanton Metcalf, Betty McLaughlin, Bob Jahner, Esther Fridlington, Irl Clarke, Susanna Swank, Vivian Nash, Lela Todd and our service people and their families.

Contact Dorothy Danner at 641-842-2557.

Dear First Church Family, Thank you again for supporting me during another summer of Celebration Iowa. It seems that no matter the activity I’m involved in whether it is sports related or musical, you, my church family, are behind me more than one hundred percent! I appreciate all the ways you help me grow.
Thanks again. Love, Robert Woodle

Lacy Stevenson and her family would like to thank their church family for all the outpouring of support, cards, and congratulations we have received as she represented Marion County and then was crowned 2010 Iowa State Fair Queen. Thank you all so very much for your ongoing support.

Invite your friends and neighbors…
Sunday, September 26th
5:00 p.m. – Family Night Out, Better Than a New JD Tractor, Free light meal
6:30 p.m. – Movies and Treats

The 3rd grade Bible presentation will be Sept. 26 at the 10:45 service with an orientation class at 4:00 p.m. that afternoon in the East Fellowship Hall

First United Methodist Church is scheduled to deliver meals to home bound & elderly in the Knoxville area through Knoxville Senior Nutrition Home Delivered Meals (Meals on Wheels) from September 20th to October 15th. Each day has four routes and they are currently providing meals to 59 people on a daily basis. It is ideal to have 2 persons per route, but a driver alone would suffice. Be a Good Samaritan to one in need, signup sheets are at the church. You may also contact the church office via e-mail or phone if you are interested in volunteering to help deliver meals.

UMCOR Responds To Iowa Flood
After three nights of heavy rainfall in central and eastern Iowa this month, flooding forced hundreds of residents to flee their homes. The effects of the storms were compounded by those of the snowy winter and wet spring and summer that preceded them. UMCOR provided emergency assistance to the Iowa Annual Conference of the United Methodist Church to meet the needs of communities affected by the flooding. Please give to US Disaster Response, UMCOR Advance #901670, to support those affected by disasters in the United States.

The “Next Step Conference” will be held at Ankeny UMC on October 22 and
23. A variety of break-out sessions will provide valuable resources for the ministry of our church. Program information can be found at http://www.nextstepankeny.com/. Early registration deadline is September 1. Please contact Pastor Lane if you are interested in attending. We will car pool.

“Hospitality God’s Way” is the theme for the 2010 Metanoia Christian Women’s Retreat. Metanoia will meet in October at the Christian Conference Center near Newton, Iowa. The 2010 retreat meets in two sessions, each complete in itself. Metanoia I is Wednesday, October 13 at 3:00 p.m. to Friday, October 15 at 1:00 p.m. Metonoia II starts Friday, October 15 at 3:30 p.m. and ends Sunday, October 17 at 1:00 p.m. Registration includes six delicious meals and lodging for two nights at the Christian Conference Center in Newton. Registration with cabin lodging is $90 or $130 for a lodge room. You must register by September 10th. To request a registration form or for more information, contact Joyce Russell, 1450 N. Shore Drive, Knoxville, Iowa, 50138 at 641-842-2726.

This is a 24 hour retreat presented by Formation Steering Committee, Board of Discipleship of the Iowa Annual Conference, and United Methodist Church on October 29-30 at America Martyrs, Cedar Falls, Iowa on Friday 5:00 p.m. through Saturday 5:00 p.m. Registration deadline is three weeks prior to each event. If interested contact Pastor Lane.

Copies of the September Lower Lights are available on the table in the main entrance and also in the chapel.

September 6, 2010
Offices Closed for Labor Day
Tuesday September 7, 2010
7:00a Early Birds—Hardee’s
9:00a Staff Meeting
9:00a-Noon Almost Free Shop
MSPS Starts
Wednesday September 8, 2010
9:30a Naomi Circle, EFH
Noon Wings
1:00-3:30p KAMA—Activity Center
MSPS Starts
Thursday September 9, 2010
8:00a Late Birds— Mr. C’s
9:00a Rachel Circle, Sally S.
1:30p UMW District Meeting Set up
Friday September 10, 2010
8:00a-5:00p UMW District Meeting
CLOSED Almost Free Shop
Saturday September 11, 2010
8:00-noon FUMC Farmers Market
5:30p Chapel Service
Sunday September 12, 2010
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
Food Donation
Cinnamon Roll Sunday
Grandparents’ Day
9:30a Sunday School

LECTIONARY September 11-12
Jer. 4:11-12, 22-28 Ps. 14 1 Tim. 1:12-17 Luke 15:1-10

Worship attendance: 198
Giving: $4604.05

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