no apologies


No Apologies for Teens, our large group gathering for 6th-12th grade

students will take place on

Wednesday, January 28.

Hear from Special Guests:

Jeffrey Dean, 321 Improve (comedy)

& Daren Streblow (comedy)

Clay County Events Center

in Spencer / Doors Open at 6PM

No Apologies 2015 includes a night just for Parents & Youth Ministry Teams

or anyone who influences youth on

Sunday, January 25.

5:30-8:00 PM

Jeffrey Dean Session

“Plugged-In Parenting”

Clay County Event Center, in Spencer, IA

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                                         Welcome Our New

           Ministerial Assistant /

         Visitation Pastor


         Join us Sunday, Feb 8

              For a Welcome Reception

           following both Worship Services.

 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

     Join us on Sunday, Feb 8th for Worship and Coffee Hour to welcome and get acquainted with Rev. Ray Miller and his wife, Marilyn.

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Bell & Chancel


Wednesdays  @ 7 PM and 8 PM     

Both Bell Choir and Chancel Choir invite new members to join the choir for rehearsals Wednesdays @ 7 pm to sing in the chancel choir and 8:00 to play bells for the Bell Choir.

 Come and enjoy the experience ! 
























































In downtown Spirit Lake, Iowa
On the corner of 18th Street
(Hwy 9/71) and Gary Avenue

1812 Gary Avenue
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
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