The Week of May 3 at CTS & FLC

Dear Friends at First and Christ the Servant Lutheran Congregations:
            I was looking forward to worshipping in the sanctuary on Sunday, May 3rd, but have received a letter from Bishop Burk and other Denominational leaders in Iowa that encourages us to refrain from worship gatherings.  So, we will not have church services until later.
            We will however have drive thru communion at First Lutheran from 8:45 AM to 10:00 AM and at Christ the Servant Lutheran from 11:00 AM to Noon.  Also, we will again plan doing so on the 3rd Sunday, May 17th.
            While I’m writing you let me also raise the need of the Ministry Center – they could use Toilet Paper, Paper Towels, Diapers, Feminine products, and Shampoo.  Please bring them when you come to Drive thru Communion or bring them and put your gifts in the narthex.
            Finally, let me encourage you to continue being gracious in your church offerings, either by sending your gift to the church or bringing to Communion this Sunday.  You have been very faithful, and I truly want to thank you for your generous support of the ministry at First and Christ the Servant congregations.
            I look forward to seeing you at Drive thru Communion this Sunday.
Pastor Dick

GLEN HOUGLAND IS TURNING 100 ON MAY 10! Please remember his birthday by sending him a card with your full name, mention that you are from First Lutheran Church, and a short memory of him. 
His address is  Glen Hougland
                         Rm# 520
                         Bridges @ Ankeny
                        3510 NW Abilene Rd.
                        Ankeny, Iowa 50023

THANK YOU for all the cards, prayers, and memorial donations for Mildred Heston.  Your thoughtfulness meant so much to us at this difficult time.

REMEMBER: Every Sunday, at 10:30 am, you can listen to the weekly sermon and prayers from First Lutheran Church and Christ the Servant Lutheran Church on KIIC Radio – 96.7 FM out of Albia, IA.  This broadcast will be an ongoing ministry of the two congregations every Sunday at 10:30 am.
Another listening option is to go to the radio station’s website:  You will see a “Listen Live” button on the right hand side of the screen.  Just click on that button and you are ready to listen!  

If you would like to volunteer to mow the church lawn at First Lutheran please call Wendy and she will put you on the schedule (641-774-4875).  This ministry would involve mowing and trimming the area immediately surrounding the church building (inside the circle driveway) and sweeping off the sidewalks.
Please consider helping with this important ministry.