February 1, 2019
- WEEKLY NEWSLETTER -
As We Prepare For The
The Fourth Sunday After Epiphany
May our ministries bring the new life that you
intend for all people. We ask this in the name of Christ our Lord. Amen
There are times in our lives when it’s easy to feel that God is absent. We’re going through a tough situation and it feels like God has abandoned us. Or we pray for something important, and our prayer isn’t answered. Is God really listening? What did I do wrong? We want to know where we stand and what we can expect.
Join us this Sunday as we continue with our  Questions of Faith  sermon series The sermon this week is  God, Are You There?   
I know life is busy! And there is a Super Bowl game! But if you’re in town and everyone in your family is well, I hope you’ll take an hour to come and worship. We miss you when you’re gone.
Be well and be blessed,

Please be sure to scroll down
and check out the
Who?, What?, When? & Where?
on both the inside and outside
of our church.
Ascension Lutheran Church—Soup’er Bowl Dinner
This Sunday, February 3rd!
From 11:00am—1:00pm they will be serving
“All You Can Eat” dinner of
20+ varieties of homemade soups,
sandwiches and desserts.
Costs:Adults$7,Children10 &under$4. 
Sonshine Singers
Peggy Wiemers belongs to an Interdenominational choir that will preform in February:
14 th at 7:00 p.m.,
15 th at 7:00 p.m. &
16 th at 2:00 p.m.
at the First United Methodist Church, 127 North 10 th St., Fort Dodge.
check them out on Facebook- click here

Getting Connected
How can the church help you accomplish your goals for 2019? Do you have ideas forasermonseries,smallgrouporservice/missionproject? Areyouinterestedin joining a visitation team? Let’s talk about it! Contact Josh Smouse- email: jsmouse@me.com or call/text: 712-790-0682 
Prayer Groups

Thomas Rest Haven- Mondays, 10:30am
Doris Meshek's- Fridays, 11:30am
Mary Cretsinger's- February 4th, 3:00
(every other Monday)
What a bummer we had to miss out on having our youth ministries this week due to the cold weather, hopefully we won't have to miss any more Wednesday evenings.

The Dynamite Disciples will sing and play bells again on Sunday, February 24th during worship, so save that date; we would love to have all the kids and families at worship, that can make it!

Reminders:
-Youth should not be arriving before 5:00pm on Wednesday evenings.
-Parents please pick-up your kid(s) at 6:30 pm. The kids are in music from 6:15-6:30pm and will be dismissed after that portion of their evening with us .

Dynamite Disciples Yearly Calendar - Click Here

Those that signed up to bring supper treats on Wednesday
click HERE to see the dates you signed up.
Parents, Grandparents, Congregation Members, etc.
There are still some openings to help out with Wednesday evenings, no teaching necessary just be an extra set of hands to "shepherd" the kids to & from and during rotation ativities. An evening spent with these youth is a great time spent!
Click this link for dates for the extra helper sign-up. click here
Email: mandy.smouse@coonrapidsmethodistchurch.org Call/Text: 712.790.9020
The Dynamite Disciples are currently working with The Fruits of the Spirit theme, we are exploring how this plays into their lives today in areas such as bullying, how we should react to negative behaviors, having patience to wait turns to do something, having self-control in activities, etc. The Fruits of the Spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. We are talking about how we can use these positives to treat other the way we all want to be treated and how maybe we can adjust how we react to situations.
In the Bible Study rotation, the kids are going over Luke 19:1-10, and reading about Zacchaeus and how Jesus showed us how to stand up against bullying and how to fight against it they are also reviewing the Lord's Prayer. In the Craft/Activity rotation, the kids are making mini fruit pizzas and talking about the good and bad fruits of the spirt. They are also discussing times that they showed good use of the fruits of the spirt and maybe times that they need to give more thought to things when they exhibit bad fruits of the spirit. In the Games and Drama rotations the kids are interacting with each other all while building on this roation's theme.

Memory Verse for this roation is:  “ You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”  Mark 12:31
Offer a friendly "Good Morning", "Welcome to Our Church" or "Happy You Could Join Us For Worship Today"...Being a Host for a Sunday simply is providing a greeting with a bulletin and helping with offering-time
please check the following links for each sign-up list

Fellowship Time: click here
Worship Hosts to Greet: click here
Acolytes: click here
Liturgists: click here
Ushers: click here

Let's start filling in the dates for 2019!
Don't Forget - Next Sunday, Feb 10!
Prayers
Marilyn Taylor
Hope Lewis (Buzz & Colleen Kinnick's great-grandaughter)
Cohen Copher (Bill & Katherine Howell's great nephew)
Ron Brower
Sid Franzeen (Buzz & Colleen Kinnick’s son-in-law)
Charles Nepple (Glen & Janet Knight’s son-in-law)
Allia Janning (Gloria Dahl’s daughter)
Karen Colbert
Luann Headley
Roger Petty
Sue Oliver
Rich Wiskus

Those whom are not listed here but need healing and prayers
Our Church
Our Community

TRH and Parkview Assisted Living Residents:
Merlin Sievers
Dean Lloyd
Rich Wiskus
Connie McPherson
Lyle Knight
Betty Knight
Evelyn Long
Ron Barker
Sam Cretsinger
Darlene Bowman
Marilyn Taylor
Bethel Carpenter

Shut-ins:
Dorothy Blanchard

Praises
Birth -

Baptisms-

Joys -

Submit Prayer or Praise List Request (please include name and relevent information)
Prayer requests will be listed for 30 days unless
asked to keep on the list due to other reasons.
You may submit requests or changes to Pastor Joyce or Mandy Smouse. 
This Week's
Birthdays
1 Elaine Bowman
Logan Kenyon
4 Tyler Ernst
5 Chirs Naylor
Bella Davis

Anniversaries


Tuesday, February 19th 4:30 - 5:45 pm
Worship Service
Sundays at
10:30 am
119 4th Ave., Coon Rapids