IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS…
HOSPITALIZED: Lela Todd and James O’Boyle.
RECOVERING AT HOME: Tom Tucker.
ADDITIONAL PRAYERS: Maxine Harrison, Halley and Tim Schmidt and baby Viola (Barb Johnson’s niece), Arl Haning (John’s brother), Korreen Rayl (Virginia Rayl’s daughter-in-law), individuals recently affected by the tornadoes, and service people and families.
CONTINUAL PRAYERS: Bishop Julius Trimble, District Superintendent Reverend Bill Poland, District Outreach Minister Paul Smith, 1st Church pastors, and church family.
PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY
Contact Dorothy Danner at 641-842-2557.
NEIGHBOR HELPING NEIGHBOR COLLECTION
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 to contribute.
The United Methodist Church has an open communion. All are invited to join in the celebration of God’s love!
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER – MAY 5THThe First United Methodist chapel will be open for your special prayer needs on Thursday, May 5 from 7:00 am to 7:00 in the evening for the National Day of Prayer. We hope you will take advantage of the day and offer your prayers in the chapel or wherever you may be for the healing of our country, those suffering from natural disasters, for our brothers, sisters in need or other personal needs. Helpful scriptures, Prayer cards and “How to Pray” brochures will be available for our prayer team members assistances. We have invited the community to join with us for the day in the chapel. There will be a community wide “Prayer Walk” from 6:00 till 7:00 pm starting at our chapel and hopefully at other churches throughout the community. We are in need of prayer hosts at the chapel for one half intervals during the day please contact Merna or Heather to sign up. WE CANNOT WAIT ANY LONGER THE TIME IS NOW!
SUMMER FUN: LET’S GO TO CAMP
May 8th is Camp Sunday where we will be handing out information on how you can register for camp this summer along with your friends. Pick up a registration form today or go online at www.iaumc.org/camps to visit the many possibilities offered. There is a camp for any age group – remember it’s your adventure!
YOUTH GROUP NEWS
The Salt and Light Company will be meeting on Sunday, May 15 from 3:00 until 6:00 p.m. We will be having an extra hour this month as we will be helping Maria in her collection of food items and donations for Helping Hands. The group will be going out into the community to collect donations also. Donations may also be dropped off at church on Sunday morning. All youth in 6th through 12th grade are encouraged to attend.
There are not enough handicapped parking spots on the south side of the church to meet the expanding needs of our church. Attendance is picking up and we are in need of more parking spots by the south side entrance for those not able to walk far. We have available parking spots in our parking lot on the east side of the church and also the city parking lot to the west for those young at heart and body as well.
Thank you to all those who brought in flowers to help decorate the church for Easter.
The Trustees would like to express our appreciation to Bob and Ryan Hardman of Creative Landscaping for removing the bushes on the north side of the playground and also for their care of the lawn for the church and parsonage!
The Trustees greatly appreciate MSPS sharing their work with the church with the decorations in the entry and past decorations of WFH. We have had many positive comments about how inviting it looks, brightening up the entry!
Montgomery Street Preschool Graduation and Spring Concert will take place on Thursday, May 19 at 7pm.
LECTIONARY: May 7-8
Acts 2:14a, 36-41 Ps. 116:1-4, 12-19 1 Pet. 1:17-23 Luke 24:13-35
April 23-24, 2010
Worship attendance: 324
6:30-8:00p Confirmation Class
Monday May 2, 2011
1:00-3:00p KAMA—Act Cntr
3:00-6:00p Almost Free Shop
7:00p 4H Club – Act Cntr
Tuesday May 3, 2011
7:00-8:00a Early Birds – Hardees
9:00-10:00a Staff Mtg – Conf Rm
9:00a-Noon Almost Free Shop
6:00-8:00p Cub Scouts – WFH
7:00-8:00p Jr. Optimists - EFH
Wednesday May 4, 2011
Noon Wings – Conf Rm
1:00-3:30p KAMA—Act Cntr
4:30-5:30p Girl Scouts – Preschool Rm
5:30p Bell Choir Practice
6:30-7:30p MSPS Board Mtg – Conf Rm
Thursday May 5, 2011
NATIONAL DAY OF PRAYER
7:00a-7:00p Chapel Open for National Day of Prayer
8:00a Late Birds – Mr. C’s
12:30-1:30p UMW Exec Mtg – EFH
1:30-2:30p UMW Gen Mtg – WFH
6:00-7:00p Prayer Walk
Friday May 6, 2011
9:00a-4:00p Almost Free Shop
Saturday May 7, 2011
NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES
7:00a Methodist Men – Mr.
5:30p Chapel Service
Sunday May 8, 2011
NATIVE AMERICAN MINISTRIES
CINNAMON ROLL SUNDAY
MOTHER’S DAY/CAMP SUNDAY
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School