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Let the Church Arise: Glory in the Cross

This week we are highlighting and honoring the graduates in our midst, including well over a dozen who are completing their high school education. This fall, they will be scattering to join the work force or continue their education, from Iowa City and Ames, to Oklahoma and Las Vegas. But for the moment, we have the chance to celebrate their achievements. While some were (will be) honored at Wednesday night’s WYN worship service, others will be part of worship this Sunday. We hope that you’ll join us!

Meanwhile, a host of serving opportunities beckon on the near horizon. We eagerly hope that you’ll step forward for one or more ways in we live out our calling to “share Christ.”

  1. Our spring Blood Drive with Impact Life takes place this Saturday (5/14 - note the date clarification). We still have several open slots to sign up for donating! Go to their website at to claim your appointment!

  2. The Catherine McAuley Center is continuing their vital work to resettle Afghan refugees. Only three volunteers offered to help last week; we need to rectify that if we can! Visit their website at (near the bottom of the page) if you have a couple of hours to spare this Saturday, 12-3pm.

  3. Next weekend (May 20-21), voting members from across southeast Iowa will gather in Coralville for our first in-person Synod Assembly in two years! Unfortunately, both of our registered Council members now have conflicts that prevent them from attending; we are seeking other eager volunteers who would like to attend and learn with us! Interested? Please contact me at if you’d like more info! We need you!

  4. Meanwhile, we are still significantly shy of willing worship assistants to help us staff our Sunday morning services in ways that are welcoming, warm, and evident of a shared ministry. If you’d be willing to serve as an usher, greeter, welcome station host, “busy bags” renewer, communion assistant, or reader, please let the office know ASAP at

  5. And last but not least, the Facilities Team is seeking helping hands to assist with scattering some mulch on our raised berm and mowing our Detention Pond this summer on a rotating basis. If you’d be willing to help with either project, please contact Bill Gelhaus at 319-325-6641.

Hope to see in worship meanwhile and don’t forget our engaging current Adult Forum series, “Listening in Love,” being offered again this weekend!

Another pilgrim in faith,

Pastor Tim

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