Loving God, Loving One Another, Loving the World

Announcements from Sunday, May 7

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FLOWERS – The flowers on the Communion table were provided by Millie Olson.


THURSDAY Dinner and a Study –  We get together May 11 for a Baked Potato Bar Dinner at 6:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  A-F bring Baked Potatoes and Chili, G-Z bring Cheese, Sour Cream, Bacon Bits, Salad and Dressing.  Men’s and Women’s classes and Youth Group afterward from 7:00 to 8:30pm.


HELP NEEDED – On Fridays we have our Smart with Art classes for the Midway Elementary Students.  Please contact Dave in the office if you can help any of the next five Fridays!


VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY – I am coordinating volunteers this year for Des Moines events such as the Waterland carnival, fireworks show, community BBQ, Concerts in the Park, Wine/Art walk, and more.  I have volunteer opportunities at each of these events in May and July and am hoping to   connect these with people looking to make their city an even better place to live.  This can be a great way to show how involved your group is in the community with something like matching shirts or hats while making local events a great success. Thank you! Vince Thyng, Destination Des Moines, Volunteer Coordinator, 206-390-4891.  See John DeLong if you are interested / Sign-up sheets are located in the narthex.


BIRTHDAYS – Joelle White 5/8, Jo Ann Peter 5/11, Harold Ulfers 5/11, Celia Whidden 5/11 and Sean Fullerton 5/12.


ANNIVERSARIES – Mark & Karen Tiefenthaler 5/7 and Daryl & Lynne Fuskerud 5/10.


If a birthday or anniversary has been forgotten or mistaken,  please contact us at the church office so we can update our records.



by Gerald & Marge MacDicken

Sundays at 9:30 am In the Fellowship Hall

Starting May 14

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It’s easy to think of the Bible as a collection of short stories, but each one makes up a greater story – one story of a God who created the universe and       entrusted it to His human partners to care for it. They were unfaithful, and it fell back into chaos and sin. But God didn’t give up on His creation.          He decided to redeem it, preparing the way through His covenant with Israel and finally by sending His son, Jesus, to become the cornerstone of it all through His life, death, resurrection, and ascension. What would this mean for a people  oppressed by the Roman Empire, and what does it mean for believers today? Follow the rabbi through the world of Jesus, hiking through the Galilee   region, exploring the ruins of Rome, and kneeling on the stones of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem as you discover how the gospel of Jesus confronts the gospel of Imperial Rome.