Joys and Concerns

Week of November 27th

Concerns:

  • Peg Larson, who was able to go home last week.  She will see her knee doctor on Mondy.
  • LuAnn Gates, who is off of dialysis, but is still very ill.
  • Ukraine
  • Dan Dodd, who is having surgery on his thyroid on Monday.
  • Chuck, Pastor Paul’s brother-in-law, has a tumor in his esophagus. They are looking for the best treatment, as he is not a candidate for surgery.
  • the family of Debbie Evans (Pastor Paul’s sister-in-law) who passed away.
  • the family of Jerry (Alan & Joye Bowers friend) who passed away on Friday.

Joy:

  • Thank you to those who have donated shoes for Champ’s Closet.
  • Thank  you to everyone who has picked out an angel.  Angels and the wrapped packages are due back at the church next Sunday, December 4th
  • Thank you to Carol Fisher and Brenda Ristvedt for lighting the advent candle on Sunday.
  • Thank you to the decorating committee who spruced the church up for Advent and Christmas:
    • the Schwartz family
    • the Schellhorn family
    • the Decker family
    • the Osborne family
  • Happy anniversary to:
    • LeRoy & Collette Greenley
  • Happy birthday to:
    • Phyllis Davis
    • Elmer Hettinger

Week of November 20th

Concerns:

  • Peg Larson, who had hip surgery, and is recuperating at Ravenwood.
  • Darrell Charles, who is having issues with his heart.
  • LuAnn Gates, who is off of dialysis, but is still very ill.
  • Ukraine
  • Chuck, Pastor Paul’s brother-in-law, has a tumor in his esophagus.  It is cancerous and they are looking at doing radiation or chemo.
  • Debbie, Pastor Paul’s sister-in-law, who has been fighting breast cancer for 11 years.  She is have difficulty with the chemo and is non in ICU in Sioux City with pneumonia.
  • Lynn Henkle, who is having surgery on Tuesday.
  • Jessica, who had surgery.

Joy:

  • The Angel Tree is up and we have added additional angels!  We now have 66 angels available.
  • Education Team Family Event on Sunday night.
  • Happy anniversary to:
    • Larry & Janice Kaberle
    • Dave & Diane Gelhaus

Week of November 13th

Concerns:

  • Karen King, who will be having surgery on her hip.
  • for Jason, a teacher asking for the strength to teach classes and to handle and manage them successfully this year and to have good relationships with people at work.
  • Peg Larson, who had hip surgery, and is recuperating at Ravenwood.
  • Darrell Charles, who is having issues with his heart.
  • LuAnn Gates, who is off of dialysis, but is still very ill.
  • Ukraine
  • Chuck, Pastor Paul’s brother-in-law, who is having several health issues (heart, lung, circulation), he was exposed to Agent Orange in Vietnam. He now has a tumor on his esophagus.
  • the family of Phillip (Al) McGraw, who passed away last week.  A family graveside service was held on Saturday.
  • Joye Bowers, who had surgery on her shoulder last Thursday
  • the family of Barbara Steen, friend of Sandy Brown, who was in a fire in Cedar Rapids.  Barbara has passed away.
  • Derek Gitsch, who had fooot surgery.

Joy:

  • The Angel Tree will be going up this week!
  • Happy birthday to:
    • Lynn Henkle
    • Jason Peterson
    • Shelly Whited
    • Mike Denton
    • Ed Larson
    • Wayne Burk
  • We had a a Lay Leadership class this last weekend that went over well.