SEPTEMBER 22-23, 2012 ANNOUNCEMENTS
IN OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS
PRAYERS: Marilyn Simpson, Susan Scott, Frances Jones, Lela Todd, Chuck Beadles, Joyce McCarty, Roberta Orr’s son, Phyllis Barnett, service people and families.
CONDOLENCES: Condolences to Jenny Dircks and Ellen Dircks and family on the loss of their husband/father, Dick Dircks.
Condolences to Frances Kirkwood and family on the loss of her son Larry Kirkwood.
Condolences to Irene Floyd and family on the passing of her husband Thurman Floyd.
PRAYER CHAIN MINISTRY
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 at email@example.com or 641-842-3712 with your name and e-mail information.
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.
New Member Class Sunday, 9:40-10:30 WFH
Discovery Group Leader Training Sunday at 5:00 WFH
MEALS ON WHEELS DELIVERY
FUMC is scheduled to deliver Senior Nutrition/Meals on Wheels Sept. 24th-Oct. 19th. Signup sheets for volunteers to deliver the meals are located on the table in the main entry way of the church. Thank you for your service in this valuable ministry.
On Tuesday, Sept 25th at 6:00 p.m. in WFH there were will be a potluck with a short presentation by Larry and Jane Kies on their work at Africa University. Larry teaches agriculture at the University and Jane teaches English. They return to the US every 4 years to visit the churches that have a covenant with them. First UMC used to have a covenant with them and we are considering renewing our covenant. Please join in welcoming them.
FUN N FITNESS IS RETURNING!
Join us on Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. in East Fellowship Hall, beginning October 3rd. Men and women 55+ can enjoy 1 hour of fellowship, short devotions, and exercises to increase flexibility and balance. For questions call Sherry Haney or Bonnie Crook.
NURSERY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED
The nursery is one of the places in church where volunteers serve in two ministries at once. First to the children, and second to the parents who are able to focus their attention on worship and/or Sunday school with confidence their child is in excellent care. Volunteers are needed to staff the nursery during Sunday first service through second services for the remainder of 2012. A sign-up sheet is in the Narthex. Your service is an important act of hospitality of support.
Experience the Walk to Emmaus
The Walk to Emmaus is a 3-day experience of Christian renewal.
Ankeny Men’s Walk: October 18-21, 2012
Ankeny Women’s Walk: October 25-28, 2012
Marshalltown Men’s Walk: October 25-28, 2012
Marshalltown Women’s Walk: November 8-11, 2012
West Des Moines Men’s Walk: February 7-10, 2013West Des Moines Women’s Walk: February 14-17, 2013
September 15-16, 2012
Worship attendance: 156
LECTIONARY: Sept. 29-30
Esther 7:1-6, 9-10; 9-10; 9:20-22 Ps. 124 or UMH 846 James 5:13-20 Mark 9:38-50
Sunday September 23, 2012
8:30 & 10:45a Worship
9:30a Sunday School
9:40-10:30a New Member
Class – WFH
5:00p Discovery Group Leader Training - WFH
Monday September 24, 2012
1:00-3:00p NHN – Act Cntr
3:00-6:00p Almost Free
6:00-7:30p Free Clinic – Act
6:00-9:00p Habitat Board
Mtg – EFH
Tuesday September 25, 2012
7:00-8:00a Early Birds – Hardees
9:00a-Noon Almost Free Shop
9:30a Staff Meeting
6:00p Potluck with
Larry and Jane Keis
from Africa – WFH
Thursday September 27, 2012
8:00a Late Birds— Mr. C’s
1:30p Mary’s Circle – EFH
1:30p Sarah’s Circle – WFH
Friday September 28, 2012
3:00p KHS Homecoming
9:00a-4:00p Almost Free Shop
Saturday September 29, 2012
8:00a-Noon Farmer’s Market –
5:30p Chapel Service
Sunday September 30, 2012
8:30 & 10:45a Worship Services
9:30a Sunday School
9:40-10:30a New Member Class
Wednesday September 26, 2012
Noon Wings – Conf Rm
1:00-3:00p NHN—Act Cntr
4:30p Girl Scouts –
5:00-6:00p Program Staff Mtg –
7:00p Jr. Optimists – Youth
Assisting with Services:
8:30 - Liturgist: Dave Johnson
10:45 - Praise Band
Saturday - Mike and Dorothy Larson
8:30 – Brian Bishop, John Burnett, Jerry Jordan, Adam Norris, Larry Rowley, Merna Furney, Phillip Chrisman, and Ross Chrisman
10:45 – Trey and Julie Purvis
8:30 – Billie Gilkerson
10:45 – Steve and Mickey Edwards
8:30 – Sam and Cora Rathmel
8:30 – Marion and Susan Friday
HOSPITALITY:8:30 – Connie Davis and Kay Jensen