Noteworthy News 10/8/17

PASTOR OUT OF OFFICE Pastor will be out of the Office October 12-17. During that time, Rev. David Hansen will be available for immediate pastoral care in case of emergency: 319-551-3989. Rev. Doellinger will be our guest pastor next Sunday, Oct. 15. 

ALTAR FLOWERS this morning are given by Kim & Gary Spiess in honor of Gary’s birthday. 

REFORMATION WALK Join us TODAY at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca for our Reformation Walk event! See the News from the Family Life Coord. box for more information.

LUTHERAN FAMILY SERVICE OFFERING Today we are taking a freewill offering for Lutheran Family Service of Iowa. There is a basket in the Narthex. For more information go to

CHONDA PIERCE SHOW The women of the congregation are invited to go see Christian comedian Chonda Pierce at the Paramount in Cedar Rapids on Sunday, Nov. 19 at 7pm.  Tickets are $27 plus a handling fee.  If you are interested, please sign up in the Narthex by TODAY.  Contact Susan Adrian if you have questions.  You can read more about Chonda Pierce at

SIDEWALK WORK We will be having sidewalk work done on the north side of the church this coming week. If the main doors become inaccessible, please use the west door which will be open during office hours and church activities during that time.

FOREVER YOUNG will meet for a potluck on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 12 noon.

MEN’S BREAKFAST will be Saturday, Oct. 14 at 8am at the church. Contact Jeff Adrian for more information.

WOMEN’S BIBLE STUDY The next women’s Bible study will be Saturday, Oct. 14 at 10:30am at Cabin Coffee in Brothers Market (Lisbon). Contact Gloria Krob for more information.

FELLOWSHIP One to two families are needed to provide/serve fellowship on Sunday, October 15. There is a signup sheet on the wall near the counter in the fellowship hall.


Join the Reformation Walk Today
Walk where Luther walked. You may not live in sixteenth-century Germany, but this afternoon, you can walk in the footsteps of Martin Luther at our Reformation Walk. Your whole family will enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of the Reformation and learn how the world changed forever.  The walk will be held from 2-5 p.m. at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca.  Invite your friends!  There are handouts on the table by the Narthex that you can share with others as well as maps to the camp.

Volunteers helping with the walk should see Julie after worship to get their costumes.  They should plan to meet at the camp at 12:30 today to finish getting everything set up.

Students Sing on Oct. 22 and 29
The preschool through 4th grade students will be singing during worship on Oct. 22 and 29.  They will be practicing their songs during Sunday School opening these next few weeks.

Seeking Volunteer for Christmas Program
We’re looking for a volunteer (or two!) who would be willing to coordinate the children and youth Christmas program.  They would select the program, assign the parts and help with rehearsals.  Music would be practiced during the Sunday School opening and led by Crysten.

Upcoming Dates
TODAY – Reformation Walk at Camp Io-Dis-E-Ca, 2pm
October 22 – Children sing during worship
October 29 – Children sing during worship
December 10 – Children’s Christmas Program

Julie Baumler



TODAY, October 8 Reformation Walk – It is not too late to join us! We will meet at the church at 1:30pm and travel to Camp IO-DIS-E-CA together. We will return to the church by 5:30pm. 

Middle School Youth Upcoming Events
Sun., October 22         Youth Night 5-7pm

High School Youth Upcoming Events
Sun., October 22         Youth Committee Meeting (following service)
Sun., October 22         Youth Night 6-8pm
Wed., Nov. 1                Deadline for Higher Things Registration/$100 Deposit

Can and Bottle Fundraiser:
We are going to continue to collect aluminum cans, 20 oz. plastic bottles, and 2 liter bottles to recycle. These may be placed by the can shed boxes located near the chest freezer. If you have glass bottles, please hold onto them and we will hold a youth collection day in October. We will announce when you can bring them to church. Thank you for your donations!

Sonya Sullivan

TERRI LYNN You may preorder your Terri Lynn nuts and candies again this year. Order forms are on the table in the Narthex. Please place the order form along with payment in the order folder in the Narthex by Oct. 22. Make checks payable to the Priscilla Guild. Contact Susan Adrian for more information. 

VOTERS’ ASSEMBLY The next quarterly voters’ assembly/potluck will be Sunday, Oct. 29 following the worship service. There will be a special council meeting to prep for the assembly on Sunday, Oct. 15 at 11am. All reports for the Oct. 29 meeting are due to Tracy by Wednesday, Oct. 25.

SUNDAY SCHOOL NEWS Elijah is Taken to Heaven: 2 Kings 2:1-15; Story Bible p. 224.Elijah, like Enoch before him, was taken into heaven alive. Jesus, who is our great Elijah, ascended alive into heaven for us and our salvation. You might discuss, “Why was Elisha concerned about Elijah’s departure from earth? In what way was Jesus’ ascension into heaven different from Elijah’s?” 

SUNDAY MORNING ADULT BIBLE STUDY Come and join us on Sunday mornings at 8:15am to study “A Man Named Martin.” Contact Pastor Hansen for more information. Weekly recaps are being sent by email to the congregation, and you may also find recaps from past weeks on the Adult Bible Study link on the homepage of our website,

NEIGHBORS HELPING NEIGHBORS Mt. Vernon Methodist Church women are holding this event on Thursday, October 19 at 7pm. Nicole McAlexander, the Executive Director at Southeast Linn Comm. Center, will be sharing about the services that Southeast Linn provides to folks in the MV/Lisbon area. The focus will be on how we, as church women, can help meet some of those needs, especially for women and children. See the flyer on the bulletin board for items to bring to the event to help stock the shelves at SE Linn.

DISASTER RELIEF Updated information on the LCMS ongoing disaster relief efforts is being posted on the bulletin board each week. Inserts with giving information are on the table below. Or go to for more information. 

PRAYERS THIS WEEK Susan Schmidt, Steve Williams, Ron Hertzler, Deloris Petersen, Gary Petersen, Glenn Kurth, Jan Behn, Marsha Light, Koreen Thompson, Bryan Maxie, Leila Taylor, Kathleen Hoagland, Joyce Conley, Carmen Musser, Bryan Mason, Leona Danker, Keith Karr, Aïchatou Johnson, Jim Steinberg, Cindy Hatfield, Jeff Butterbaugh, John Lord, Marcia Hauschild, Jim Otto, Bonnie Turner, Cathy Troll, Dandeta Schadle, Tammy Rogers, Kent Hill, Kay Hill, Sue Margheim’s aunt Beverly, Annie Walker, family of Sharon Jurgens


Sunday School children: 24  adults: 16
Wed. Evening Service: 11   Sunday Morning Svc.: 99


Last Week $  2,844                  Goal: $ 3,688
This Year: $147,055                Goal: $147,520