Elim will once again offer holy communion to its members beginning Sunday, July 5, at 10AM in our South parking lot. This brief service will feature confession and forgiveness, prayer, a brief scripture reading, and  holy communion by means of individually packaged, wine infused wafers. The service will last no longer than 15 minutes, in hopes that attendees can then tune into our radio worship beginning at 11:05AM. In order that we might gather with the utmost safety, we ask that you PLEASE follow these guidelines carefully.

There are two parking lot entrances from Third Street; please enter the lot using the SOUTH entrance. Please arrive no earlier than 9:45AM. If the lot is full by the time you arrive, then please use the East lot.

Park facing the main entrance to church which will function as our chancel. Please follow the directions from our parking attendants.

At the time of distribution, Pr Mithelman will move among you, properly masked and gloved, offering “the body and blood of Christ is given and shed for you.”

When the service is over, we ask that you not linger, but exit the parking lot using the NORTH entrance.

At the risk of appearing officious, we will be “taking attendance” at these services to provide contact tracing as may be needed.

We will also provide you with a means of feedback following each service, so you can register your constructive opinions in hopes of improving what we are doing.

Certainly, receiving holy communion in this way is no one’s ideal. It is, however, the safest means we can imagine for Elim at this time. The opinions you provide afterward will guide the council in determining our next steps.

Association of Lutheran Church Musicians



Many people ask “What does the name Elim mean?” It is mentioned in Exodus 15 as an oasis that the people of Israel found in the desert of Sinai. The founding families of Elim in the 19th century were Norwegian immigrants to Marshalltown and found the church an oasis for them in a new and strange land. Now, in the 21st century, we at Elim strive to make this congregation an oasis of refreshment for anyone and everyone who comes to us, through our worship, education and fellowship but also for our community in a variety of social ministries. We invite you to come, be refreshed, nourished for your spiritual journey and in turn, join us in helping others to receive that same aid and comfort.



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Program No 1
A Mighty Fortress is Our God
All People That on Earth Do Dwell
A Wonderful Savior
All Creatures of Our God and King
All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
Battle Hymn of the Republic
Be Still My Soul
Go, My Children, with My Blessing
Amazing Grace
Remember and Rejoice
Abide with Me
God Will Take Care of You
Just Josh
Program No 2

      Crown Him with Many Crowns
Be Thou My Vision
      Beautiful Isle of Somewhere
      Count Your Blessings
      Come, Thou Almighty King
      Come, Christians, Join to Sing
      Blessed Assurance
      Down in My Heart
      Day by Day
      Beautiful Savior (Organ)
      Beautiful Savior (Keyboard)
      Blest Be the Tie That Binds w/God Be With You

Just Josh
Program No 3
Holy, Holy, Holy w/Holy Is the Lord
Jesus Loves Me w/Jesus Loves the Little Children
Rock of Ages
Softly and Tenderly
I Love to Tell the Story
Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us
This Is My Father’s World
Faith of Our Fathers w/My Faith Looks Up to Thee
What a Friend We Have in Jesus
Just a Closer Walk with Thee
I Come to Garden Alone
Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee
Just Josh
Program No 4
Revive Us Again
Leaning on the Everlasting Arm
The Church in the Wildwood
Sweet By and By
When We All Get to Heaven
Onward, Christian Soldiers

Whispering Hope
It’s Me (Standin’ in the Need of Prayer)
Sweet Hour of Prayer
To God Be the Glory
When the Roll Is Called Up Yonder
The Lord Bless You and Keep You

Just Josh
Program No 5
      All Hail the Power of Jesus’ Name
O Thou Fount of Every Blessing
      Canon in D
      At the Cross

      Alas! And Did My Savior Bleed
      When I Survey the Wondrous Cross
      Fur Elise
      How Firm a Foundation
      It Is Well with My Soul
      Moonlight Sonata
      All Creatures of Our God and King
      A Mighty Fortress

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Program No 6
Just Josh
Program No 7
    O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Joy to the World
O Come, All Ye Faithful
Brightest and Best of the Stars
Jesus Paid It All
All Glory, Laud and Honor
Where You There
Jesus Christ Is Risen Today
Spirit of God, Descend Upon My Heart
Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty
A Mighty Fortress
O Worship the King
Praise God from Whom All Blessings Flow

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