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Family Camp


Ingham-Okoboji has programs not only for children and youth, but also family camps, a Travel Camp to Northern Michigan and Mackinac Island Sept. 24-30. Call 1-800-656-2654 or email  registrar@okoboji.org">registrar@okoboji.org.



The Evangelism and Social Ministry Committee would like to encourage our church member to visit those who are shut-in, living in nursing homes and hospitalized. Some of our church members are fantastic with this and have realized how truly appreciated these visits are.


Blood Drive


Volunteers are still needed for the July 10th blood drive at the United

Methodist Church. Please check the sign-up sheet in the narthex and sign up if you are able.


Adult picnic hosted by Mary Rahe and Chris VanDeventer at the Rahe’s home (1100  300th St., Burt, Iowa) on Sunday, July 9th, starting at 4:00 p.m.  A small salad or

dessert to share would be

welcomed, though it won’t be

necessary.  Eating ware, sloppy joe sandwiches, s’mores, and

lemonade will be provided.  Do bring a lawn chair if you have one and your favorite beverage. There will be outdoor entertainment, great food, visiting, and a fun time for all!


Hearing Assisted Devices Available!!!


Another great addition has been added to First Lutheran. Hearing assisted devices were added this week for use by anyone needing assistance with hearing the

worship service better. The portable units will be kept in the office. Just stop in the office to pick up a unit along with earbuds. Each person will get their own set of

earbuds to store here at church.

Eventually we hope to have

little plastic boxes to store the earbuds in; however, until then please use the

provided plastic bag and label it with your name. A big thank you to all who were 

instrumental in getting these ordered and installed. What a wonderful addition this is to First Lutheran!


Planning to help at the RAGBRAI event?  Let’s wear our “God’s Work. Our Hands.” T-shirts!  If you need a new one, either for RAGBRAI or for our

September “God’s Work. Our Hands.” event, now is the time to order.  Orders must be placed and paid for by Sunday, July 9th, as the order will be sent in on

Monday morning, July 10th.  There is a sign up sheet in the narthex, or you may contact Chris VanDeventer at 515-320-2877 or cdvandeven@gmail.com">cdvandeven@gmail.com.

The basic sizes of Child S, M, L and Adult S, M, L, and XL cost $8.00 each.  You can order XXL ($10), XXXL ($11), and XXXXL ($12).

Of course, a t-shirt is not required when you help at either event.  It’s simply fun to be a visible part of our congregation working as we help others!  There will also be a limited number of free Thrivent t-shirts available to wear (on a ‘first come, first to have’ basis).  Check with Chris or Shelley in the office for those.



              RAGBRAI Supper


Having guests at your house on July 24th for RAGBRAI? Bring them to church and feed them a delicious supper of pork loin and all the fixings. Tickets are available in the office from Shelley, or from Chris VanDeventer. Cost is $10 per ticket and meal will be served from 5:30 pm—8:00 pm. Tickets will be sold until July 9th! Not having guests for RAGBRAI? Bring yourself and your family!


Copier For Sale


The office is purchasing a new copier and is looking to find a new home for the old copier. The cost is $50 and would be available once the new copier is

delivered and up and running. If you would be

interested in purchasing, or want more information, contact Shelley in the office.


Sarah Circle Outing


Sarah Circle Outing on July 13th to West Bend. Leaving the church at 11:00 am and

carpooling to Addy Mae’s where we will eat lunch. Afternoon tours to follow. Please let Mary Blanz know if you plan to attend.

Phone: 395-3111.