Saturday Traditional Service @ 4:30 pm
Sunday Contemporary Service @ 8:15 am
Sunday Traditional Service @ 10:30 am
Sunday School/Table Talk @ 9:20 am
Mark your calendars for midweek Lenten services starting February 25. The 11:30 service will be followed by a light lunch, and the evening soup supper at 5:30 will be followed by a service at 7:00.
Men's Breakfast meets the last Saturday of the month. Our next breakfast is Saturday, January 31, at 8:00 a.m. at church. See you there!
Men's Bible Study meets the third Saturday of the month to discuss the lectionary readings for the week. Our next meeting is on February 21, at 8:00 a.m.
Senior Fellowship Lunch meets on the third Friday of the month at 11:30 a.m. All "seniors" are welcome. Our next gathering is February 20th. Please join us and bring a friend! Contact Jim Daack for more information at (563) 580-0860.
The Women's Bible Study afternoon group meets once a month. Our next gathering is Wednesday, January 22nd at 12:45.
Thursday evening Women's Bible Study meets next on February 19th at 6:30.
The Owls group normally meets the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 11:30. Our next lunch will be in April after Lent.
We enjoy a light lunch together, share a devotion, and relax with conversation. This group is for any woman who has lost a husband, recently or years ago. It is a time for sharing, fellowship, and support.
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Our Advent “noisy” and Sunday School offerings for the Fish Pond Project totaled $188.28! With the other donations the Mission Support board received, we raised enough to construct four and a half fish ponds. Thank you!
Our next project is supporting the Dubuque Blessing Bags. This group puts together bags of basic essentials to be given through the Dubuque Rescue Mission to those who are homeless or less fortunate throughout Dubuque.
In addition to the noisy and Sunday School offerings to purchase items to complete bags, we're looking for actual items throughout Lent to put in the bags. Here is the schedule of items you can donate during Lent:
Ash Wednesday, February 18:
• Shampoo – very small or trial size (complimentary hotel items are fine)
• Body wash/Bar soap, Deodorant
Sunday, February 22 & Wednesday, February 25:
• Razor, Toothpaste
• Very small or trial size Lotion and Shaving Cream
Sunday, March 1 & Wednesday, March 4:
• Dental Floss, Chap Stick, Q-Tips
• Kleenex - small individual packets
Sunday, March 8 & Wednesday, March 11:
• Band-Aids, Neosporin/Triple Antibiotic ointment, Hand sanitizer
Sunday, March 15 & Wednesday, March 18:
• Snacks (trail mix, granola bars, dried fruit, crackers)
• Bottles of Water and reusable Water Bottles
Sunday, March 22 & Wednesday, March 25:
• Rain Poncho
• Gallon and Quart-size Ziploc Bags
Sunday, January 18, 2015
By Pastoral Intern Daniel Flucke
I think when we talk about call stories, about being called by God, this is the kind of thing we think of. At least I do, and I suspect I’m not alone. A voice from beyond calling my name. Somehow in my head, the voice always sounds like James Earl Jones, or maybe Morgan Freeman, from the movie Bruce Almighty. This is the example of a call.
But what if we don’t have that experience? What if you don’t feel like you even have a call story? What if you can’t think of a time when you heard the Lord speaking to you, directly calling you; or even of a specific moment when you believed in Jesus?
It can be hard to see growing up in a church as a call story, or as a testimony, but it is. When Jesus talks to doubting Thomas after the resurrection, he asks, “Do you believe because you have seen? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have believed.”
God’s call comes in many ways. Sometimes it is through a voice from heaven. Sometimes, usually, I’d say, it’s more subtle. At baptism, our parents and sponsors invited us to come and see. As a church, we continually invite others and each other to come and see.
So I invite you to consider your own call story. It doesn’t need to be dramatic, like Samuel’s, and you don’t need to know where it’s going. What is God calling you to?
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