May 19th Announcements

REMINDER: Pastor is on vacation this Wednesday and Thursday. No morning Bible classes, Vespers, or Table Talk. Confessions Study, which is normally held on the fourth Thursday, is moved to the following week, May 30th.
RED PARAMENTS: Red is a power color and is appropriate for use on Pentecost Sunday. On this day we remember the power and fire of “the Lord and Giver of Life,” who revealed himself as the promised one. The color red communicates the motif of strength and power the Holy Spirit gives in order for God's people to call on the name of Jesus Christ and share that powerful name with others. (from
SINGLES RETREAT: Iowa District West is hosting a singles retreat at IO-DIS-E-CA July 19-21. Register at or contact for more information.
CONFERENCE OPPORTUNITY: Luther Classical College’s Christian Culture Conference is available via livestream. The theme this year is Lutheranism in a Post-Christian America. The conference takes place June 4-5. Tuesday it runs from 1:15pm Mountain Time to 5pm MT. Wednesday it runs from 10am to 12pm MT with a Benefit Concert at 6:30pm MT. You can rewind each video and view them at a later time/date when it is most convenient for you. The cost for the livestream option is $25. You can sign up on their website:
FAMILY RETREAT AT OKOBOJI: Holy Cross will be hosting a family retreat at Camp Okoboji, July 8th-11th (Mon-Thurs). The topic is “Psalms, Hymns, and Songs: Using the Hymnal for Daily Devotion.” Pastor Johnson will be our presenter. We will stay in Joppa Hall, make and eat meals together, and explore the many activities camp has to offer in between our learning and worship opportunities. See fliers for more details and how to sign up.
NEW DEADLINE FOR ANNOUNCEMENTS: I will be implementing a deadline for announcement submissions. Please submit all announcements by noon on Friday if you would like them in that Sunday’s paper. Thank you. – Allison Doying, Secretary
GRADUATES: Do you have a high school or college grad? Let Kathryn Feldt know so we can help them celebrate!
GARAGE SALE DONATIONS: The Ladies’ Guild is in search of donations for the garage sale we will be hosting as a fundraiser on May 31-June 1. We are looking for items like home décor, children’s toys, kitchen gadgets, and other household items. Please, no clothes. If you have a large item, please check with Kathryn Feldt or Ceci Johnson first. You may place your donations in an airtight container in the shelter or talk to Kathryn to arrange pick-up.

GARAGE SALE VOLUNTEERS: We are looking for volunteers to help sort and set up for the garage sale on May 29 & 30 or work the garage sale May 31 & June 1.
You may also sign up to bring baked goods for the bake sale that will be hosted in conjunction with the garage sale.
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