Come and pick up your supper of hamballs, cheesy potatoes, and green beans with a choice of dessert: pie, cake, or brownie. Saturday, March 20 from 3-7pm Carry out and car side pick-up only. No dine-in seating. *If you need local delivery, call 641-652-3207 before 3pm. *Mask required* Free will offering
Didn’t we do this last week? Wind chill advisory until Monday at noon in our neck of the woods, so we will not be having in-person services – again. However, the pastor will have a fireside chat for you tomorrow at 11am.
Excerpt: “What follows are seven potential potholes for the way forward for all groups. A pothole, by its very nature, is like COVID 19 and God, i.e., no respecter of persons. A pothole will bend the frame and blow the tire of a Lexus, a go-cart, a Cadillac or a Kia. These are issues that do not transcend theology, since theology by its very nature is the stuff of transcendence. “
Many people contributed to our Hanging of the Greens service. I have compiled everyone’s contributions together in one video to help you get into the Spirit of Christmas. It will premiere at 6:30pm here: https://youtu.be/dbEsCLgIuu0
The pastor’s on quarantine and Covid numbers are up, so we’re going to do service online only for Sunday the 8th. Here’s the link for the service: https://youtu.be/Z-_Qd_dw6bY. We’ll see you then. God bless!
Cardinal Community Schools are ramping up to receive students this week, so members of the church community decided have to gather and bathe the schools and people in prayer. Join us in the south side high school parking lot, or from the comfort of your place at 6:30pm today and pray for our schools and everyone’s return.
Here are some prayer prompts if you need them:
We pray that this school will be a place of safety and learning, a place of encouragement and excellence, a place that supports those who are vulnerable, that defends the weak and the fatherless, a place that upholds those who are poor and oppressed, and cares for the afflicted and needy.
May this also be a place of adventure and great discovery, a place of learning and creativity, and place of mutual support and encouragement. May each student that attends these schools develop a thirst for learning, a respect for each other, and a deep love of the truth. Lord, there is nothing more important for our school than that You are kept in your rightful place, and we pray that in all things You may be magnified and glorified. This we ask in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ,
That God pour out his blessings on, and protection for: this place, the students, the educators, the faculty, all who walk through the doors and walk the grounds.
That God grant wisdom, discernment, and compassion to those who are making decisions which will affect the lives of all here.
SAMPLE PRAYER for SPECIFIC STUDENT:
Lord, as I say this back to school prayer for [child’s name] I ask that you would sustain and guide him/her. Please help him/her to perform well academically and to learn more socially, all through the lens of loving You and loving others. Rather than getting distracted by the things of the world, I ask that You would give him/her Your heart for those around him/her. Please take his/her life and do wonderful things for Your will. Please also guide me and grant me the resources I need to support him/her. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.