Palm Sunday, March 29th

          8:30 &10:30 Worship Services

            Easter Egg Hunt @ 9:30 AM

            Children Sing @ 10:30 Worship


Holy Thursday, April 2nd

       7:00 PM - Evening Worship

       “Living Last Supper”     Come and be

       blessed as the men of Spirit Lake UMC

       present this moving dramatic interpretation

       of Jesus’ last supper with his disciples.


Good Friday, April 3rd

     7:00 PM - Evening Worship

     Plan to join us for a Good Friday Tenebrae

     Worship Service as we worship together

     and reflect on the meaning of Jesus’

     crucifixion and sacrifice for us.


Holy Saturday, April 4th

     8:00 AM —5:00 PM

 The church chapel and library will be

open for prayer anytime from 8am – 5pm.  

   Prayer Guides, Bibles, and Hymnals will

 be available in each location.


Easter Sunday, April 5th

8:30 - Traditional Easter Worship

9:30 - Fellowship - Paige Hall

             (Rolls, JuiceCoffee)

10:30 - Contemporary Easter Worship


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Each Friday, 7:00 am, Fireside Room

During the Lenten season we will be viewing a segment each week from the Louie Giglio Passion Talk Series. The first of the series (which begins on 2/27) is called “Indescribable” and this is how it is described in the intro: “Indescribable takes us on an image-rich journey through the Cosmos, allowing us to peer into God’s universe to discover the amazing magnitude of His greatness and grace.” Men, join us for coffee, treats, and fellowship time, Fridays at 7:00 am.

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                               Welcome Our New

 Ministerial Assistant / Visitation Pastor

 NOTE FROM REV. MILLER: My name is Ray Miller. Marilyn is my wife of 54 years and she was a Special Ed teacher. We both graduated from Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, NE. Marilyn earned a Master’s degree from Morningside College. I earned a B div from Central Seminary in Fremont and a D.Min from L.S.T.C. in Chicago. We were 5 years in Canada, 20 years in Nebraska in Lutheran churches, and the rest in Iowa. We moved to Spirit Lake just before the big flood here in 1993. After Hurricane Katrina, I wanted to help in recovery and went solo to Ocean Springs for a month to help.

       I found out the Presbyterians had a group going to Ocean Springs and joined with them for the next five trips. We became involved in the choir and eventually joined that church and became active.     We have been to Israel and Greece (the journeys of Paul) with a United Methodist ministry called Educational Opportunities. We also have traveled to other countries. I was part of an Episcopal mission team to the Dominican Republic and a Presbyterian team to Guatemala. I hope to go on another one this year.

     We have 2 boys, 2 girls, and 8 grandchildren. We hosted 4 exchange students and were parents to 4 foster kids, one at a time. We do a lot of volunteer work. My interest is bike riding and Marilyn’s passion is quilting.   -Rev. Ray Miller

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     Our church will be giving several college scholarships again this year.   All scholarships will be awarded on the basis of need; scholastic records; church service or community service. Applicants must be members of the Spirit Lake UMC. Scholarship applications are available in the church office.     

                                           Deadline: April 1, 2015

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We currently have 5-6 members in our congregation who are needing rides to the 8:30 Sunday Worship Service. We are in need of a COORDINATOR to be the organizer between the driver and the riders each Sunday. We also need DRIVERS. Please prayerfully consider this ministry. Let Betty know if you are able to do this.












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On the corner of 18th Street
(Hwy 9/71) and Gary Avenue

1812 Gary Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
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