Jesup Community Thanksgiving Service and Potluck: The Jesup Community Thanksgiving Service will be held this year on Sunday, November 19 at 6pm at American Lutheran Church, followed by a potluck at 7pm.  This is a joint service which brings together American Lutheran, Zion Jubilee Lutheran, First United Methodist, First Presbyterian, and St. Athanasius Catholic churches.  For offering, we would like people to bring individually packaged snacks that will be given to Jesup Elementary School for kids who are not able to bring their own snacks.  Suggested items include individual packs of crackers, trail mix, raisins, applesauce, or fruit snacks.  Please do not bring items with peanuts.  Any monetary offering will go to the Jesup Ministerial Fund, which provides people in our community with financial assistance.

Stewardship Committee: Pastor Mark Anderson from Northeast Iowa Synod office has agreed to assist American Lutheran Church start a Stewardship Committee.  He will meet with us on Thursday, November 9th at 6:00 pm. Anyone who is interested in listening to the presentation or being on the committee are more than welcome to attend.  We will meet in the fireside room.  Please mark your calendar to learn more about Stewardship.

JAM (Jesus and Many): JAM is a youth ministry program supported by First United Methodist, First Presbyterian, and American Lutheran, all of Jesup. This fall, JAM will be held at First Presbyterian in Jesup, 3:30-5:15pm on the following dates: Nov 8, Nov 15, and Nov 29. A final program for all participants and their families will be held on December 6 at 6pm. JAM is for youth in grades Pre-K through 5th. Registration forms can be picked up at the church. Please register by Sept 6-- forms can be dropped off at any of the three churches, or at Jesup Elementary school. 

We are also looking for volunteers-- youth in grades 6 and up can volunteer, and the time can go toward any service hours that may be needed for school or church. Adult volunteers are also welcome. If you would like to volunteer on any or all of the JAM days, please let Pastor Kristen know.

We are also looking for donations to help with the snacks and crafts. Due to several different food allergies, we are requesting money rather than food items so the snack coordinator can purchase the appropriate food-- checks can be made out to ALC, please indicate "JAM donation". There will also be a list of craft supply donation requests in the back of the church.

Be Our Guest! free community meal
Be Our Guest is coming to a close for another year.  In November we will have our Thanksgiving meal on November 23rd, so no meal will be served on the 22nd and we will serve our last meal of the year on November 29.

We feel this fellowship has been very well received throughout the community as many attending are from outside of the ALC family. We would like to see the attendance continue to climb so we encourage you to come and bring family and friends. The food is made with love and we have many people from our congregation helping with the preparation, serving, and cleaning up.  If you would like to help in the future, please use the signup sheet in the narthex or feel free to come down on the Wednesdays we are serving, and we will put you to work!

Come join us for our Seventh Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner!         
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd, 2017, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 pm


Nov. 29: Ham & Bean Soup, Chicken Noodle Soup, Corn Bread and Malt O Meal Muffins, Brownies.
Meals are served from 5pm to 6pm. If you are a resident of Jesup and would like meals delivered please call the office 827-3730 no later than 4 pm the day of the meal.
Volunteers are needed from 4-7 pm for various duties. There is a sign-up sheet next to the front door or you may call the office.


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