The annual Congregation Meeting will be Monday, November 9 at 7 PM. Two Elders and two Deacons will be elected to serve a three year term from January 2021 through December 2023. Nominees for Elder are Grant Binford, Joe Dorhout, Kurt Elbers, and Mark Klaassen. Nominees for Deacon are Matt Buntjer, Jason Fick, Dave Sandbulte, and Adam Uithoven. Absentee ballots are available in the church office.
SUNSHINE GROCERY RECEIPTS
You can support the Junior and Senior High Youth Groups by simply placing your Sunshine Foods receipts in the box on the Narthex table. The receipts will be submitted for a 1% rebate to help fund mission trips, retreats, and service projects. Everyone’s receipts add up quickly!
Rock The Edge Youth is partnering with Orphan Grain Train on Saturday, October 24, 9 AM to noon, to load two semis with donated school furniture currently in storage in Luverne. Commitments from at least 30 volunteers (youth or adult) are needed. Orphan Grain Train is a Christian volunteer network that ships donated food, clothing, medical, and other needed items to people in 70 different countries. If you would like to be part of this global impact project, contact Becky Ossefoort or LaDonna Van Aartsen. Gloves, water, snacks, and lunch will be provided. Meet at the old Kawasaki building.
Pastor Dale Witherington will present “Putting a Biblical Perspective on the 2020 Elections” on Sunday, October 25, at 10:50 AM in the Worship Center. Rev. Dale Witherington is a pastor to our MN state legislators, the Chief Steward of Restore Minnesota, the State Director of the Minnesota Prayer Caucus and the P50 Pastor to Minnesota for the Family Research Council.
If you are not able to rake your leaves or clean your gutters, the Sr RCYF will be doing Fall Cleanup when the leaves fall. Sign up at the Narthex table or call Darrel or LaDonna Van Aartsen at 507-920-5630.
The Junior High Youth Group will be packing bathroom necessity kits as a service project on November 4. Kits will be donated to the Rock County Food Shelf here in Luverne. If you would like to donate items for their project, please place them in the tote underneath the Narthex table. Items needed: shampoo, conditioner, hair care products, soap, shaving cream, toothpaste, toothbrushes, feminine products, and other hygiene items. Thanks for your help!
NIGHT OF ENCOURAGEMENT
Join us Sunday, October 25, 3 PM as The Garms Family brings a refreshing mix of acoustic Christian music and a clear message focused on Jesus Christ. Freewill offering.
October’s Children’s offering will be for World Vision’s Hunger Relief Fund. The Hunger Relief Fund provides immediate food needs and empowers families to grow their own sustainable sources of food. The summer children’s offering blessed Big Buddies of Rock County with $720.
Sr RCYF Youth Group is part of Rock The Edge. We will be doing a food drive on Sunday, October 4. At 3 PM we will be driving every street in Luverne picking up your donations of food. Please put a bag of unexpired food on your doorstep. We will not be knocking on your door this year due to Covid. If you live in the country, please consider bringing a bag of food to church on Sunday morning and leave it on the Narthex table and we will add it to our food drive. Please help us stock the food pantry.
Save the date! Pillow cleaning at ARC will be Friday, October 23, 7:30 AM-4 PM. Proceeds will benefit the kitchen project. Anyone willing to help, contact Glenda Schomacker at 507-220-3226.