May 26th Announcements

TABLE TALK: This Wednesday, May 29th, begins the study of Luther’s Large Catechism at Table Talk.

GREENFIELD TORNADO: Update from Rev. Dr. Steven Turner, IDW President: Brothers and Sisters in Christ; Greenfield, Iowa has recently been devastated by a powerful tornado that caused significant damage to homes, infrastructure, and lives. Families have lost their homes, cherished belongings, and, tragically, some have lost loved ones. Thankfully, Immanuel Lutheran Church in Greenfield did not sustain damage.
How You Can Help:
1. I would ask each of our congregations to keep our communities in your prayers.
2. We kindly ask for your financial support. Your contribution will go toward emergency supplies, shelter, and long-term recovery efforts. Donate by mail with check payable to Iowa District West with “Disaster Relief Fund” in memo line or online at and click on “Donate”. Select the “Disaster Relief” option.
3. There will be organized efforts to provide physical assistance through LERT (Lutheran Early Response Teams). If you are trained or would like to be trained by LERT please go to

GARAGE SALE: Please bring your garage sale donations by Wednesday, May 29th, 5:00pm. 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. If you need items picked up, contact Kathryn Feldt to schedule a pick-up time
We still need volunteers - check with Ceci or Kathryn to see how you can help. Garage sale will take place on May 31st and June 1st from 8am to 3pm.

LAST CALL: Luther Classical College’s conference is being held June 4-5 and is available via livestream for $25. You can rewind each video or watch them at a later date. Sign up on their website:
CHURCH COOKOUT: Sunday, June 9, at 5:30 p.m. at the church shelter house.  Bring your own meat to grill and a dish or two to share.
ONE ROOM LEFT: 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.” 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. There is one room left. Let Allison Doying or Pastor Johnson know if you would like to attend.
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.
GRADUATES: Do you have a high school or college grad? Let Kathryn Feldt know so we can help them celebrate!
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
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