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posted Mar 2, 2012, 6:29 AM by Jonathan Watt


Be informed - inspired - and networked with other congregations reaching out to their community! Plan on attending the Iowa District West Mission Banquet, Sunday, March 25, at St. Paul, Ft. Dodge, 4:30 – 7 pm. To register, go to the district website, or contact Jill Davis at the district office (; 515-576-7666). Did we mention it's free?

GRACE, FAITH, SCRIPTURE & CHRIST ALONE...Issues, Etc. is a radio talk show hosted by LCMS Pastor Todd Wilken and produced by Lutheran Public Radio. This week's topics include: Darwinian Evolution & the DNA Enigma, Jesus Clears the Temple, Jesus & Beelzebub, Early Church Martyrs Perpetua & Felicitas and more. You can listen to what you want when you want at


Become a Hospice Volunteer! Make a difference, you can help! Running Errands. Assisting with Activities. Reading the newspaper to a patient. Allowing the caregiver time for errands or rest. Helping with household chores. Help in the Hospice office.Please contact Dena Chapman (641)743-2264 or 

Building Healthy Families: Parents, don’t assume that the next generation believes what you believe. Research from the Barna Group (2007) reveals that 7 out of 10 adolescents suppose that everyone experiences the same post-death outcome, regardless of their beliefs. Use this information to start a conversation with your children and their friends today! Lutheran Family Service of Iowa (515-251-4900) 

Life Quote: “From the time of conception to the hour we leave our mortal bodies, God is intimately involved in planning out who and what we are to be, assembling us together, growing us, guiding us, correcting us, forgiving and restoring us as needed, until we become all that He has in mind for us.” Gaylan Mathiesen, Ph.D., professor of mission and evangelism, Lutheran Brethren Seminary, Fergus Falls, Minnesota  – A “Life Quote” from Lutherans For Life ·

Life Together

Attendance Report: 2/26: 87 / HC 80; 2/29: 57

Announcements for the Electronic sign in the Narthex can be emailed to pastor or placed in the Announcements mailbox. 

Men, what kind of legacy are you leaving? Hear what one young man did a few months before he was tragically killed to leave a Christian legacy for his wife and five children. Join with other men from around Iowa District West at the upcoming men’s ministry breakfast from 8:30 – noon on Saturday, March 24, St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1100 SE Sharon Dr, Ankeny. $10 includes breakfast and follow-up materials. Registration materials are included in today’s bulletin or you can go to or call Jill at 515-576-7666. 

Sunday School Teachers meetings today following Bible Class / Sunday School. 

The Junior and Senior Youth groups will meet next Sunday at 7pm. 

The Tuesday, March 6 LifeLight class will meet on Thursday, March 8. The time will remain the same, at 1:30 p.m. 

Serving This Week

Sun Mar 4       Second Sunday in Lent - Lent

                        Lutheran Schools Week

                        Preschool Children Sing

                        8:00am           Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                        9:30am           Divine Service

                        11:00am         Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                        12:00pm         Sunday School Teacher's Meeting (FH) 

Mon Mar 5      Lutheran Schools Week

                        Pastor's Day Off

                        9:00am           Confessions Reading Group

                        7:00pm           LifeLight Bible Study (FH)

Tue Mar 6        Lutheran Schools Week

                        6:30am           Early Risers (McDonalds) 

                        1:30pm           Streams of Living Water, Sermon Broadcast


                        7:00pm           Rachel Circle

Wed Mar 7      Lutheran Schools Week

                        6:00pm           Jr. Confirmation

                        7:00pm           Lenten Divine Service

                        8:00pm           Board of Elders (FH) 

Thu Mar 8       Lutheran Schools Week

                        1:30pm           LifeLight Bible Study

Sun Mar 11     Third Sunday in Lent - Lent

                        Daylight Saving Time Begins

                        8:00am           Divine Service (First Lutheran)

                        9:30am           Divine Service (HC)

                        11:00am         Sunday School Adult Bible Class 

                        7:00pm           Youth Group and Jr. Youth Group (FH)

In Your Prayers

Christian Care: Jane, George, Jabes, Jefery our sponsored orphans in Africa;

Condolences: Gladys “Jo” Webb (Sister of Jack Quee); Family of Ken Lett (Father of Julie Lang);

Cancer: Dana Austin; (Mother of Dane Wardenburg's Girlfriend);  Frances Bird;  Jeanne Herzberg;  Jennifer Winners;  Jerry Monday (coworker of Bryon Bilderback); Jolene King (Daughter in Law of Velma Lorenz); Kara (classmate of Hannah Watt); Melinda Skellenger;  Sheryl Peterson (Mother of Troy);

Illness, Injury, Surgery or Recovering: Chuck Lang; Norm Schroeder; Olivia Hoopland;

Military: Carl Green (Grand Nephew of Gene Cook), returning to Afghanistan; Michael Kaufman;

Missions: Concordia Mission Society; Dr Oliver (Seminary in Taiwan); Ivan and Jennifer Rasch, Africa; Pastor Daniel Vogel, Hispanic Missions in Iowa; Pastor Dennis Konkel, Deaf Missions in Iowa;

Shutins: Frieda Porter, Al Schroeder; Lonny Riley; Ruth Chase; Wilma Cottrell, Pauline Young;