Monday, October 25, 2010



RECOVERING AT HOME: Lela Todd, Rita Hayes, Ruth Willis, Bob Jahner, Evelyn Bachman, Sam Rathmel, Marion Dykstra, and Dorothy Porter.

ADDITIONAL PRAYERS: Maxine Harrison, Betty McLaughlin, Mary Durham, and our service people and their families.

CONDOLENCES: To the Shepherd family on the passing of Bill’s mother.

Contact Dorothy Danner at 641-842-2557.

If you would like to sign up for the e-prayer chain to receive an e-mail any time a request is made for a prayer, please contact Heather with your name and e-mail information.

Potluck Saturday at 6:30 immediately following the chapel service

Heifer Projection Collection: Heifer’s mission is to work with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the earth. By giving families a hand-up, not just a hand-out, we empower them to turn lives of hunger and poverty into self reliance and hope. A special collection is taken the fourth weekend of every month.

Bread for The World: This month we join with churches across the country to observe Bread for the World Sunday. Bread for the World is a collective Christian voice urging our nation’s decision makers to end hunger at home & abroad. God’s grace in Jesus Christ moves us to help our neighbors, whether they live in the next house, the next state, or the next continent. Individuals & churches from many different traditions find Bread for the World a resource as they seek to live out the Gospel; by informing & inspiring people to communicate with our nation’s leaders – often through an “offering of Letters. By working together to win passage of bipartisan legislation, Bread for the World helps change the conditions and policies that allow hunger to persist. For more information about & ways to plug in visit

Bread for the World & Heifer International are the co-winners of the 2010 World Food Prize.


On October 10, (cinnamon roll/fellowship) hour between services volunteers assembled 25 complete health kits as well as 50 partial health kits. Thanks to all who contributed items and helped assemble these kits. They will be taken to the ingathering on November 6.

There is a community wide effort to trick or treat for Riley Reid, a 3-year-old with health issues in the community. Special collection buckets are available through Celebrate Church and Knoxville Hospital and Clinics or donations can be given through Iowa State Savings Bank, c/o The Riley Reid Trust Fund, 222 E Robinson Street, Knoxville, IA 50138. FYI – That night you may encounter children at your home collecting money for this worthy cause.

The internationally- acclaimed African Children’s Choir will be performing in Des Moines on Wednesday, November 3, at 7:00 p.m. at Grace Church. The concert is free and open to the public. The African Children’s Choir has performed all over the world, appeared on countless radio/TV programs, and made numerous appearances with celebrities. More importantly, African Children’s Choir has provided education and other life-changing resources to literally thousands of children in Nigeria, Sudan, Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, Kenya, and South Africa. Their motto is “Helping Africa’s most vulnerable children today, so they can help Africa tomorrow”, sums up their purpose and focus on their many activities. For more information call Grace church at 515-265-0199 or visit

Thank You is only the beginning…Norman Vincent Peale once wrote: “Each of us has a big piece of good news deep within ourselves—the fact that with God’s help we have what it takes to meet all upsetting situations and to react creatively to them. Always maintain hopefulness especially when the going is hard.” Thank you is only a word and words can’t revile the deep feelings I have for Pastor Lane and my Church family for the prayers and concerns for arm and hand surgery and recovery. A special thank you to Pastor Brent for getting up really early to drive the van to pick up the Share orders. God’s blessings to you all. Sam Rathmel

Thank you…We would like to thank our Church Family for their prayers, cards, and phone calls. Marion’s heart surgery went well and he is now recovering at home. In appreciation, Marion and Ruth Dykstra


We have open reservations on October 27 to enjoy a typical Amish (12:00 noon) dinner in the home of Elmina Nisley (mailing address Seymour, IA). Cost of the meal is $15.00. It is all inclusive and all home-made: meat, potatoes, gravy, vegetables, salad, rolls, choice of two kinds of pie and choice of tea or coffee and served home style. Cost of the Van is $3.00 per person. If you are interested but not on our calling list, phone Christa 842-5452. We will leave the church at 10:15 a.m.

October 16-17, 2010
Worship attendance: 165
Giving: $3557

LECTIONARY: October 30-31
Hab. 1:1-4; 2:1-4 Ps. 119:137-144 2 Thess. 1:1-4, 11-12, Luke 19:1-10

CROP WALK: November 14th
Make a contribution to this wonderful
cause. The confirmation class will be walking & collecting in the gathering area east of the sanctuary the next three weekends.

Monday October 25, 2010
1:00-3:30p KAMA—Activity
3:00-6:00p Almost Free Shop
6:00-7:30p Free Clinic
Tuesday October 26, 2010
7:00a Early Birds—
9:00a Staff Meeting
9:00a-Noon Almost Free Shop
6:00-800p Habitat Classes – EFH
6:00-8:00p Boy Scouts
6:00-9:00p Positive Solutions Class – WFH
7:00p Junior Optimists – YR
Wednesday October 27, 2010
10:15a Where to Now Travelers – Amish Lunch
Noon Wings
1:00-3:30p KAMA—Act. Center
Thursday October 28, 2010
8:00a Late Birds— Mr. C’s
1:30p Mary Circle – EFH
1:30p Sara Circle – Park Lane Assisted Living
Friday October 29, 2010
9:00a-4:00p Almost Free Shop
Saturday October 30, 2010
5:30p Chapel Service
Sunday October 31 2010
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School

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


LITURGIST: Dave Johnson

Saturday - Brenton and Shirley Trabert & Mike and Dorothy Larson
8:30 – Marvin Brooks, Brent Hanna, Jim Hicks, Ken Lundy, Don Otto, Sam Rathmel, and George Werts
10:45 – Chuck & Mary Bell Day, John & Julie Mavin

Montgomery Street
8:30 – Dana Milledge
10:45 – Norman & Donna Norton
Fourth Street
8:30 – John & Darlene Scott
10:45 – Folmer & Norma Petersen

8:30 – Susan Helmers & Pat Hanning

8:30 – Marion and Susan Friday


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