May Prayer Gathering

PRAYER GATHERING

During 2024 we will be gathering on the first Tuesday night of the month to pray for the Church and for our nation. Next prayer night is this Tuesday, May 7, 7 PM in the Commons. Please bring your Bibles.

 


Children’s Offering

CHILDREN’S OFFERING

Our April children’s offerings totaled $137. These funds will be given to the scholarship funds at Inspiration Hills and Lost Timber Bible Camp.  Children’s offerings during the month of May will assist with the “Sweet Dreams” project that will take place during Service Over Self week in June. Everyone is welcome to help the children raise money and support our youth as they build beds for local children without one. Each bed costs approximately $350 to build and furnish. Let’s help lots of local children have sweet dreams!

 


Service Opportunity at Freedom’s Gate

SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

One way we can connect with others is to serve alongside each other doing God’s work. The Connections Team has an opportunity for you to serve on Sunday, May 12 from about 3-8 PM. We are scheduled to bring a meal to Freedom’s Gate Church in Sioux Falls. Freedom’s Gate Church is a ministry we support that serves men and women just coming out of prison. If you would be willing to be on the team for May 12, please sign up at the Connections Center by April 28. We will need 6-8 people. If you have any questions, please contact Vicki Altena at 320-226-2459.

 


Pioneer Club Awards Night

PIONEER CLUB AWARDS NIGHT

The next Awards Night for Pioneer Club will be Wednesday, April 17, 7:30 PM in the            Worship Center. April 24 is the final night for Midweek activities.

 


VBS Needs Your Help

VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL 2024

JUNE 3-7  |  8:30AM – NOON

REGISTRATION will OPEN in MAY

The VBS Team is diving in and has been busy planning and preparing for a spectacular undersea adventure! Would you consider helping with a task or two?

STATION LEADERS

We are still in need of Station Leaders for VBS. Station Leaders lead the same station daily as groups of students rotate throughout the morning. All materials and supplies are provided for you. Please speak to Becky if you are interested in helping facilitate this need for VBS.

VBS Cut Kits

If you would be willing to help us cut out our ocean of sea life, please sign up at the lobby table. You will be notified when your kit is ready. All kits need to be turned in by April 22.

VBS WORKNIGHT – APRIL 29 AT 7:00 PM

Our next VBS Worknight is Monday, April 29 at 7 PM. Please consider joining us for a night of fun! You do not have to be creative to make a huge difference in VBS prep! All plans and supplies provided for jr high students – adults.

DONATIONS

There is a donation tub in the lobby if you are willing to share any of these items: clean 1 and 2 liter plastic bottles (with lids), empty cardboard wrapping paper tubes, empty laundry pod containers, and plastic lids from containers such as milk jugs or pop bottles. Check back for additional needs!

If you have questions, please call Becky at 605-261-4000.

Thanks for your help! The VBS Team – Annie Bork, Lindsay Lonneman, Cassie Uithoven, Becky Ossefoort

 


April Prayer Gathering

PRAYER GATHERING

During 2024 we will gather the first Tuesday night of the month to pray for the Church and for our nation. Please bring your Bibles. See you at 7 PM, Tuesday, April 2 in the Fellowship Hall!

 


Middle School Gathering

OUTWIT—OUTPLAY—OUTLAST!

All students and friends in grades 6-8 are welcome to join us for an afternoon of fun, food, and games on Sunday, April 14 from 2-4 PM in the Fellowship Hall.

 


Adult Discipleship Learning Opportunities

Adult Discipleship Learning Opportunities

The Adult Discipleship Team would like to inform you of some new learning opportunities being offered beginning in April. Take advantage of these great opportunities! No need to register, just come to any study that interests you.

SUNDAY MORNING:

Why Jesus?  –  April 7-28—Ken & Sue Hup will lead a 4 week study on Sundays at 11 AM in the Fellowship Hall. What tough questions do you have about Jesus? Culture is blurring the lines between different faiths. It is increasingly difficult for people to grasp how their faith in Jesus is unique. In these 4 powerful video Bible study sessions, David Nasser addresses the tough questions that people have about Jesus and points them back to the scriptural truths about our Savior.

WEDNESDAY EVENING:

Share Jesus Without Fear  –  April 3-24—Lois Peterson will lead a 4 week study on Wednesdays at 6:45 PM in the Multipurpose Room. Share Jesus Without Fear presents a simple and relational approach to witnessing that underscores the dependence on God’s power for the results. Birthed out of the life-transformation of it’s author, a former brothel-owner turned Christ-follower, this method teaches believers how to navigate a witnessing conversation in everyday situations.

MONDAY EVENINGS:

Intentional Grandparenting  –  April 1-May 20—Deb Wynia will lead a weekly study on Monday evenings at 6:30 PM in the Fellowship Hall starting April 1 and ending May 20. Grand Monday Nights will help you learn how to nurture your grandchildren’s faith and overcome grandparenting obstacles. This class will feature new relevant topics and speakers, testimonies from other grandparents, and practical ideas and information to help you become an intentional Christian grandparent.

Bible Study of the Book of Acts  –  Matt Nath will lead a study on the first and third Mondays of April and May at 7:00 PM in the Multipurpose Room starting April 1 and ending May 20. Class participants will read together through the Book of Acts, pausing to discuss the events and historical context with a focus on the practices of the early church. No outside work required, just bring yourself and your Bible.

 


Mission 6:10 Project

MISSION 6:10 SIDING PROJECT

Mission 6:10 needs your help for a siding project March 22-23 at Inspiration Hills. Contact Travis  Chapa (507-227-1582) or Amy Chapa (507-227-6944) for more information. All skill levels needed!

 


March Prayer Gathering

PRAYER GATHERING

During 2024 we will be gathering on the first Tuesday night of the month to pray for the Church and for our nation. Please bring your Bibles. I hope to see you at 7 PM, Tuesday, March 5 in the Fellowship Hall. Mike Altena