Announcements Dec 10, 2017
REMEMBER! IN THE WORD – Wednesday, December 14th at 1:30 p.m. Bring Snacks to Share!
THRIVENT ACTION TEAM – LIVE GENEROUSLY! Helping Hands have 21 completed pieced quilt tops to finish up (See December newsletter for details). With our Thrivent Card we have purchased polyester batting and some fabric for backs. We desperately need help getting them finished up. The big day is Saturday, December 30 from 8 AM until 5 PM in the church basement. COME AND GO as you please. FREE refreshments all day long. See you there!
Attention all Youth and Parents: The youth group will be meeting on Saturday, December 16th from 2-4. We will meet at the church first. Then we will visit and pass out Christmas cards to the residents at Maple Heights and our local shut-ins. Afterwards, we will be having a Christmas Party back at the church. We are asking each youth that attends to bring a wrapped prize for the Christmas party ($5 limit). We will be inviting the Ute youth group to join us for the Christmas party. Hope to see you all there! Any questions please call Sarah Schmidt 880-2412 or Sarah Goslar 420-1175. Merry Christmas
New Member Class Beginning in January: Pastor will be having a new member class beginning sometime in January. This class is for anyone considering becoming a new church member, but is also a good refresher course for current member to take. If you are interested please call the office 881-2243 so that we can see how many people to plan for.
Poinsettias for the Altar: Christmas Season is here! If you would like to help beautify the altar with a poinsettia, please bring it to the church and place it in the sacristy. If you would like to take your plant home with you, please be sure to make your name on it. Thank you!
WINTER WEATHER can mean changes or cancellations! Call the church office 881-2243 and chose option #4 to hear if there are any changes or cancellations or you can also check the Website or Facebook page!
Building Healthy Families: Building Healthy Families: You have heard the saying, the family that prays together, stays together? A survey by the Barna Research Group indicates that this old saying is still true, not just for families but also for married couples. Research documents that couples who hold a shared belief system (including prayer and attending church regularly) have a significantly lower divorce rate than the general population. So just a little reminder in case you didn’t already know: growing in your faith is not only good for you and for your children, it’s good for your marriage! Lutheran Family Service (712) 276-9000
Mapleton, IA 51034
M, W-F 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Pastor Chris LaBoube