Monday, November 1, 2010


HOSPITALIZED: Francis Caswell

RECOVERING AT HOME: Bob Hutzell, 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.

Trick or Treat for UNICEF Sunday: You are invited to a UNICEF Trick or Treat party! Come and join us Sunday, October 31st from 4-6 p.m. in West Fellowship Hall. All preschool through 12th grades are invited to trick or treat for UNICEF and celebrate with food, games and activities. Please be prepared to dress for the outdoors and bring a friend to enjoy the fun.

Confirmation Class Sunday: Confirmation class is Sunday, October 31st in East Fellowship Hall from 6:30p.m to 8:00 p.m.

A special collection is taken the first weekend of every month. These funds go through KAMA to help community needs. Please mark your check memo and/or envelope to identify this purpose if you would like to contribute.

We are in need of a coordinator for our Thanksgiving mission baskets. This person will work with SHARE and Helping Hands to help us distribute approximately 20+ baskets for families in need during the Thanksgiving season. Persons interested are to please contact the office.

Jar mixes for sale to raise money for scholarships: Fruited rice, pantry grain pancakes, chicken soup, bean soup, and sand art brownie jars are for sale at $5 per jar. They will be sold between church services on November 7th. They are great for gifts or for home meals. Kay Jensen

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.

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. 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 info call Grace church at 515-265-0199 or visit

LECTIONARY: November 6-7
Hag. 1:15b-2:9 Ps. 145:1-5, 17-21, 2 Thess.2:1-5, 13-17 Luke 20:27-38

October 23-24
Worship attendance: 227 Giving: $4860

Monday November 1, 2010
1:00-3:30p KAMA—Act. Center
3:00-6:00p Almost Free Shop
6:30p MSPS Board – Conference Room
7:00p Chapter M Jar Project Scholarship – WFH
Tuesday November 2, 2010
7:00a Early Birds—
9:00a-Noon Almost Free Shop
6:00-8:00p Boy Scouts
6:00-8:00p Habitat Classes –
6:00-9:00p Positive Solutions - WFH
7:00 p Junior Optimist – YR
Wednesday November 3, 2010
Noon Wings
1:00-3:30p KAMA—Act Center
4:30-5:30p Girl Scouts – Preschool Room
5:45p Bell Choir
6:30p Next Steppers - EFH
Thursday November 4, 2010
8:00a Late Birds— Mr. C’s
Friday November 5, 2010
9:00a-4:00p Almost Free Shop
Saturday November 6, 2010
5:30p Chapel Service
Sunday November 7, 2010
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School
Neighbor Helping Neighbor

What Is Reformation Day?
Reformation Day is a day set aside to recognize, remember, and celebrate the Protestant Reformation. In some countries, it is observed as an official holiday. It remembers Martin Luther and the central role he played in the reform movement that split the western church from Rome.

When Is It Observed?
Reformation Day is October 31 of every year. That is the day in 1517 when Dr. Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. It was Luther’s act that caused the initial furor that resulted in the Reformation. Luther had earned his Doctor of Theology degree in Wittenberg and was a respected professor there, as well as the assistant pastor of the Castle Church. Luther chose October 31 because it was the day before All Saints’ Day. The Castle Church’s front door opened on a main street of the city, and it was a good place to post a notice for public viewing. Luther knew that on the next day, November 1 – All Saints’ Day – the church would be filled with worshipers, many of whom were educated and literate. His act of posting his 95 Theses on the door was the equivalent of publishing a journal article, taking out a newspaper ad, or putting it up on an Internet website today. Reformation Day is most often observed today on the Sunday prior to October 31.

Why Did Luther Post His 95 Theses?
There were numerous reasons identified in the theses. Luther addressed a number of objectionable teachings and doctrines, including salvation by works and practice of selling indulgences. These were actual certificates that people could purchase from the Church that absolved them of their sins and promised their salvation and eternal life. Pope Leo X called for the sale of indulgences in Germany to help raise money to complete the construction of Saint Peter’s Cathedral in Rome. The Pope said that those who purchased these indulgences would be absolved of all sin. Some of Luther’s parishioners purchased these indulgences and asked Luther about their validity. This led direct to his posting of the 95 Theses.

All Saints Day:
November 1, also known as All Hallows’ Day; its eve gave us the term Halloween. In contemporary understanding, it celebrates the saintly status of all Christian people, known and unknown, not merely officially canonized saints as formerly.

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.

Assisting with Services: Liturgist: Jim Butler & Praise Band

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 and Mary Belle Day

Montgomery Street
8:30 – Terry and Cindy Fenoglio
10:45 – Don and Maxine Harrison
Fourth Street
8:30 – Gib and Elizabeth Dean
10:45 - Doran and Cora Van Rheenen

8:30 – Larry and Roseanne Rowley

8:30 – Jim and Sharon Young

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