Be Our Guest! free community meal
September 20: Grilled Hamburgers, Hot Dogs and Brats, Pork N Beans, Chips, Brownies
September 27: Walking Taco, Cup Cakes and Ice Cream

Keep in mind that we may have alternative places to eat, such as the city park or the Legion. 

We will announce any changes on cablevision and the Citizen Herald.
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.

Thank You from Lutheran World Relief:

Lutheran World Relief is excited to share where some of our donated items traveled to last year. The Baby Care Kits went to Guatemala and are being distributed with the help of LWR and Cross International. The kits will be distributed at two different sites in Guatemala; Operation Rescue and the San Juan De Dios Hospital. It is estimated some 14,400 people will be reached through this distribution of Baby Care Kits. Thank you also for the quilts and school kits that were donated. The school kits were distributed to more than 28,000 Honduran children. Thank you so much for bringing hope to our neighbors in need around the world. We thank God for you!

Lutheran Disaster Response-- Hurricane Harvey:

Please stand by our neighbors as we begin the long road to recovering from Hurricane Harvey, one of the most catastrophic storms to hit the country in more than a decade. Lutheran Disaster Response’s affiliate is actively present, collaborating with community leaders and officials to initiate the proper responses, particularly the long-term recovery efforts. Together, we have a strong history of working with disasters in the Gulf Coast area. Recovery efforts are expected to take years, and Lutheran Disaster Response will be there to accompany those affected through every phase of this disaster. We invite you to stand by our neighbors on the Gulf Coast during this time. Your gifts ensure that our church will be able to provide help and hope for those left homeless or otherwise affected by this disaster for years to come.  You may give through the church, earmarking your donation "LDR- Hurricane Harvey."  Gifts to Lutheran Disaster Response, designated for "Hurricane Response – United States" will be used entirely (100 percent) for this disaster until the response is complete.

Sunday School Rally Day: 

Sunday School Rally Day is September 10.  The service will be moved to 10:00.  All students are invited to bring their backpacks to be blessed by Pastor.  Bring a dish to share after the service for a potluck, the meat will be provided.  September 10 has been designated as God's Work, Our Hands day. Please bring personal care items to fill the yellow cart.  The items will be given to the Independence Food Pantry. Noisy offering will also be collected to be donated to the Independence Food Pantry. Young or old, everyone is invited.  All Are Welcome!

VBS Thank You:

A huge thank you to all who helped make VBS a great success this past week!  We had approx. 130 kids attend, and everything went smoothly thanks to the help of many, many volunteers.  Thank you also to the VBS kids for your generosity-- they brought enough offering for us to purchase 4 llamas through the Heifer Project!  These llamas will be given to needy families in South America, to help them start their own llama farms.  (A llama is $150 each, so we raised a total of $600!)

Adult Discussion:

The Adult Discussion group will begin meeting again after worship on Sunday, Sept 17.  For the first two Sundays, Sept 17 and Sept 24, Pastor Kristen will be leading the Fed & Forgiven Adult Class on Communion.  (This class is designed for high school youth and for adults, to help all of us continue to grow in our understanding of the sacrament of Holy Communion.)  On Oct 1, this class will be packing School Kits for Lutheran World Relief.  Then, beginning Oct 8, Pastor Tom Jones will lead a discussion on the book "What Is The Bible?" by Rob Bell.  All are welcome!

9th Annual Fall Dinner at Valley Lutheran School:
4520 Rownd Street
Cedar Falls, Iowa (319-266-4565)

Sunday, September 24, 2017 — Serving 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Menu: Pork Loin and Dressing - Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
Vegetable - Relishes – Rolls - Beverages - Dessert

$10 each; Children 5 and under are Free
Tickets May Be Purchased in Advance at Valley Lutheran School


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