Joys and Concerns

Week of April 11th

Concerns:

  • Karyl Hand, who was in the hospital.  She is now back home recovering.
  • Jim Rozendaal has moved to Prairie Hills.
  • Peggy Larson, with her on-going health problems
  • the family of Jim Smith, the Iowa State Trooper who was killed on Friday.
  • for Roger, who is having bypass surgery on Tuesday.

 

Joy:

  • Happy birthday to:
    • Natalee Schellhorn
    • Megan Rasmussen
    • Jeff Height
    • Joann Wehner
  • Happy 44th anniversary to Gene and Deb Ehlers!

Week of April 4th

Concerns:

  • Peggy Larson, with her on-going health problems
  • Prayers for Sandy Brown’s sister-in-law
  • Karyl Hand, who is in St. Luke’s hospital in Cedar Rapids.
  • Jim Rozendaal has moved to Prairie Hills.

 

Joy:

  • Easter!
  • Happy birthday to:
    • Julie Bitterman
    • Janine Lorenz
    • Ron Gitsch
    • Emily Williams
  • Happy anniversary to Elmer and Marlene Hettinger!
  • Congratulations to the Independence High School Speech group for their success at the state speech contest. They did very well.
    • Molly Rothman was awarded an All State Honor in the state speech contest.
  • The 40 person worship limit has been lifted!  No need to contact the office to get on the list to come to church, you can just come to worship on Sunday.  (Some restrictions will still apply: masks, temperature check, social distancing, etc.)

Week of March 28th

Concerns:

  • Prayers for Kris Shonka’s friend Kathy, who is having health issues
  • Peggy Larson, with her on-going health problems
  • James Akers, for his upcoming gallbladder surgery and dental work.  His gallbladder surgery has been delayed until June.
  • Pastor Paul’s brother-in-law Chuck, who is in the hospital.

Joy:

  • Happy birthday to:
    • Kendall Rasmussen
    • Jessica Peterson
  • Congratulations to the Independence Mock Trial, who were quarterfinalists at state! This means they were one of the eight top teams in the state.
    • Congratulations to Molly Rothman and Grace Williams for receiving all state honors.
  • The windows around Fellowship Hall continue to be worked on, they are working hard to get the windows done before Easter, but the weather has not been cooperating.
  • Easter is coming up!
  • Thank you to those who have sponsored a radio broadcast.