April Be Our Guest
April 18: Turkey, Dressing, Mashed potatoes with gravy, corn and pumpkin bars.
April 25: Creamed Turkey on biscuits, green beans and cake.

Taste of Camp EWALU Rescheduled
Join us for an adventure at Camp EWALU! Sunday, April 22nd, 2018. We will leave ALC at 11:30am, and return to ALC by 7:00pm. Activities will include: lunch in Cedar Lodge Dining Hall, a wagon ride tour of the camp, low ropes course and zip line, supper cooked over the campfire, s’mores and camp songs. Cost: $10 for the first person in your family, $5 for each additional person from the same family, age 3 and under are free. $5 extra if you plan to do the zip line (age 9 and up are eligible). Payable to ALC’s Luther League Youth Ministry fund.  All people (of any age) are welcome! Let Pastor Kristen know if you plan to come or if you have questions.

Camp Ewalu Volunteer Work Weekend
Join other families, volunteers and church groups to help Camp Ewalu prepare for the summer camping season. Friday-Saturday 6pm-8pm April 27 & 8am-5pm April 28, 2018. If interested contact Camp Ewalu by Friday April 20th so lodging, meals, and projects can be arranges. (

Synod Assembly 
The 2018 Northeastern Iowa Synod Assembly will take place on June 8-10 (Friday evening through Sunday noon) at Wartburg College in Waverly.  Synod Assembly is a wonderful time to connect with other ELCA Lutheran congregations and participate in the work of the wider church.  We are looking for two voting members to go with Pastor Kristen to the Synod Assembly-- please let Pastor Kristen or a council member know if you are interested.  Early bird (discounted) registration ends on May 8.

Buchanan County Community Blood Drive
Save local lived and donate blood at the Buchanan County Blood Drive on Tuesday April 10th, 2018 from 12pm-5:30pm. Donations can be made at BDHD Wellness Center Aerobics Studios, 1600 First Street East, Independence, IA.


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