Weekly Contact-Aug. 15, 2013

Good Afternoon, Well, Howard and Judy are on their vacation and are no doubt having a wonderful time with family.  So, it is up to me as your Assoc. pastor to write the weekly contact. School is fast approaching.  Next week Linn Mar and Marion start back and Cedar Rapids the following week.  Going back […]

Weekly Contact- August 1, 2013

Hello there, Judy and I spent last week at Synod School, which is held each year at Buena Vista College in Storm Lake, IA.  It was a great week, and you should go next year.  The best way to explain Synod School, is that it is a combination intergenerational summer church camp/college mini-course/elder hostel type […]

Weekly Contact

Pastor Howard and Judy are still at Synod School where I am certain they are having a nice and relaxing time.  So, it falls to me, Pastor Beth, to do the Weekly Contact this week.  After last time’s opps that people thought Pastor Howard wanted to grow up to be Wonder Woman I thought it […]

Weekly Contact- July 18, 2013

Hello there, Yesterday was the 339th birthday of Isaac Watts, who wrote hundreds of hymns.  More than a dozen of them are in our hymnal, including “Jesus Shall Reign Were’ere the Sun,” “Our God Our Help in Ages Past,” and “When I Survey the Wondrous Cross.”  But probably his most familiar hymn is “Joy to […]

Weekly Contact 7-11-13

Hello there, The elevator is paid for!   Thank you to everyone who contributed to make this happen.  A huge thank you goes to Norma Schmatt for providing the momentum to get this done.  She offered to match any gift up to $6,000.  She told me she would have given it outright, but she wanted to […]

Weekly Contact July 5, 2013

Hello there, I hope you had a great Fourth of July and were able to relax and have some fun.  My favorite verse from a patriotic song is this: O beautiful for heroes proved in liberating strife Who more than self their country loved and mercy more than life! America! America! May God thy gold […]

Weekly Contact- June 27, 2013

Hello there, First off, the July-August First Press is available by clicking here.  If you would like a paper copy you may find one at various locations around the church building.  Please note, this First Press is for both July and August so there are two calendars listed. Our new floor has been installed in […]

Weekly Contact- June 13, 2013

Hello there, Sunday is Father’s Day, and we are grateful for the men who had good and meaningful influences on our lives. A men’s chorus will be singing a fun gospel number entitled “The Spiritual Chariot.” If any other men would like to join them, it is not a difficult piece.  Just show up at […]

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