Join us Sunday, May 3rd

      Taco lunch

CLIFF HINDERMANwill be joining us at both services on May 3rd . Come and greet him and hear about his ongoing Mission with the Indian population in Oaxaca, Mexico, which has expanded to include 608 children. Join us during coffee hour for a chance to visit with Cliff.

TACOS will be served @ WesleyPlace Sunday, May 3rd from 11:00—12:30, and a free-will offering taken, with proceeds, Cliff’s work in Oaxaca.

ALL THE ICE CREAM YOU CAN EAT                                                   

(ice cream compliments of Jan & Terry Yarns)

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~ CAMPERSHIPS ~

     You can help our kids go to CAMP! Camp registration fees cost from $50 - $400 per camper, making fees difficult for some parents.

Please consider giving a….

FULL SCHOLARSHIP or

     PARTIAL SCHOLARSHIP…

 to help a child go to Lake Okoboji UM Camp. If you have a child going to camp – you can help when you register them to pay all or as much as you can to supplement their fees.

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 FRIDAY MEN’S GROUP

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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RIDE MINISTRY

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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APPRECIATION SUNDAY

Sunday, May 17, at both services we will recognize and show appreciation to all of our Sunday School & Wonderful Wednesday Teachers & Helpers and our Music Ministry! Join us for a RECEPTION in their HONOR with Cake & Coffee following both services.

 

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 Final Day for

SUNDAY SCHOOL

for (PreK thru 12th Grade)

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Remember: Children will sing May 10

Sunday School will resume this Fall.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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


1812 Gary Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
712.336.3115
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