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Weekly Announcements
Week of August 12, 2019

PAM KUSSEROW MEMORIAL BLOOD DRIVE: Thursday, August 29; 2pm-6pm at Trinity Lutheran Church in Marshalltown. Please contact Kris Davison to schedule your appointment at krisdavison55@gmail.com. Appointments will be made in 5 minute increments starting at 2:10pm.        

GOSPEL MUSIC CONCERT: Saturday, August 31, 5pm featuring the Seymour family (Josh’s family) with a time of fellowship to follow. Let’s say goodbye to summer with a different kind of worship evening!
COMMEMORATIONS: August 11: Clare, Abbess of San Damiano (died, 1253) August 13: Florence Nightingale (died 1910); Clara Maass (died 1901) August 14: Maximilian Kolbe (died 1941); Kaj Munk (died 1944), martyrs August 15: Mary, Mother of Our Lord
RADIO MINISTRY: It is that time again to think about Elim’s 2020 Radio Ministry! There are so many that appreciate our program each Sunday and we would like to continue this ministry to our shut-ins and the community. We ask that you think about sponsoring a week or two. The 2020 sign-up sheet is on the table in the narthex. The cost is $75 per week. There are only a few spots left!  Thank you!
  SUPPLY CLOSET: August is Elim’s month to help fill the Supply Closet at the House of Compassion. Items needed are laundry soap, toilet paper, dish soap, shampoo & conditioner, body wash, and toothpaste. Please place items on the shelves by the coat racks. Thank you in advance for your generosity and for helping local families in need!
SECOND SUNDAY FOOD DRIVE: Elim donated 96 items in July to the Emergency Food Box! Thank you for helping families in need! August 11 is the next food drive. Show us what you CAN give. Please place food in the red cart next to the coat racks.
OUT OF THE OFFICE: Pastor Mithelman is on vacation until August 14. Should you need pastoral assistance during this time, please contact the church office and Christina will make that contact for you.
THANK YOU: Thank you Steve Ryan for presiding over the weekend’s worship services.
ELIM ACTIVE RETIREES: Thursday, August 15, join us as lunch is served at 11:30am with a program from Pastor Mithelman on “The Treasures of the Church: Commemorations for the week of August 11” following lunch. Every retiree of the congregation and friends interested are welcomed each third Thursday for fellowship, information and inspiration as well as some good food. To ensure adequate preparation, a sign up sheet is in the narthex of the church. A free-will donation will be collected to cover the cost of food. Any balance left over will be given to the Emergency Food Box. Come enjoy an afternoon of fun!
WOMEN’S CIRCLE: Friday, August 16; 2pm at Bev Tuttle’s home.
  OFFICE SUB: Terry Gray and Char Smothers will be covering the office on Thursday, August 15.
Have a great week!