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Week of November 11, 2019
ACTIVE RETIREES LUNCHEON: Thursday, November 21 Elim’s active retirees and friends are invited to lunch, Pizza Ranch chicken, beginning at 11:30am at the new Police and Fire station. Mike Tupper will be presenting a program of information and a guided tour at the newly opened and dedicated Police/Fire station facility beginning at noon. A free-will donation will be collected to cover the cost of food. Any donations left over will be given to the Emergency Food Box. See you there!
CAN WE TALK? The next session of our faith and current events discussion, is November 26 beginning at 6PM in the lower-level Gathering Area. This session will focus on mental health self-care during the holiday season. Please join us and bring a guest.
  SECOND SUNDAY FOOD DRIVE: Elim donated 438 items to the Emergency Food Box in October! Way to go Elim! The next food drive is today! Please place items on the shelves next to the coat racks. Thank you!
FOOD PACKAGING EVENT: As an intergenerational activity on November 17, 2019, we are organizing a small-scale food packaging event. Our goal is to package 2,000 Spanish rice meals during our fellowship hour on Sunday, November 17. The meals will be distributed here in Marshalltown through the Emergency Food Box. To participate you can sign up to help with the packaging event by giving your name to Carol Roush or Larry Pfantz. by November 10. You can contribute toward the $750 expense for supplies that are used to create the meals (that’s less than 40 cents per meal). Mark your contributions for “Food Packaging Event” and place in offering plate or join the crowd of observers and cheer on the workers so we enthusiastically meet our goal! If you have a God’s Work Our Hands t-shirt please wear it that Sunday!
HOLIDAY NEWS! Elim is hosting a Holiday Concert at First Congregational Church at 3:00 pm on Saturday, Nov 23! This Concert immediately precedes the Holiday Stroll which begins at 4:00 pm on Saturday, Nov 23. Mark your calendar now!!
NEWTON CORRECTIONAL FACILITY CHRISTMAS PARTY: Elim Lutheran has been approved by the Warden to host the Annual Christmas at the Riverview Center on Sunday December 8th. We will follow the same procedure as before. We will purchase cookies and Hawaiian Punch to serve. At the end of each session, we will hand out Christmas card packets containing 4 Christmas Cards (2 with stamps and 2 without). We will need to arrive at 6:30 and festivities will begin after the 7:00 count is completed. We have been asked to provide for 350 attendees. Each person wishing to attend will need to complete a Volunteer Request form which allows them to attend this onetime event.  We will leave about 5:45 and be back about 9:30. Please contact Steve Ryan 750-6571 cell or by email sryan630@gmail.com for more information.
COMMEMORATIONS: November 11: Martin, Bishop of Tours (died 397) November 11: Soren Kierkegaard, teach/philosopher (died 1855)
FUNERAL PLANNING GUIDE: An Elim Lutheran Church Funeral Planning Guide was previewed by the Adult Sunday School class on Sunday, Nov. 3, and is now available for broader use. This guide will be most effective when completed to the best of one’s ability, shared with the church, family members, and mortuary of your choice BEFORE it is needed. Copies are available on the downstairs Gathering Area information table. When completed and returned to church, they will be kept in a locked file to be used only by the pastor and/or church staff as needed.
Have a great week!