Congregational Update: 9/29/2023

We need ushers for October. Please email back if you can help. Thanks!

Articles and reports to be included in the ANNUAL REPORT ARE DUE IN TO THE OFFICE A.S.A.P.  This includes WELCA, Men in Mission, Property Committee, Worship/Parish Life & Long Range Planning Committee, Youth & Parish Education, Church in Society, Quilters, Choir, Life Endowment, Evangelism and Stewardship. Committee leaders or their Council representatives should submit reports.

FREE COMMUNITY EVENT FOR ALL AGES! Tomorrow, Sept. 30th, 10am-2pm Congregational Church,  The Amery Health & Happiness Walk and Block Party is a free event to support the Amery School's Mental Health Collaborative which connects students in need with mental health providers.
Funds for the collaborative will be raised through a raffle, bake sale, and free-will donations.
Food - Music - Activities - 5K Walk - More

Sunday, October 15th, will be a FUN DAY at First Lutheran, with a changed schedule!!
ANNUAL MEETING will be held at 9am, Worship at 10am, Old fashioned Lutheran Potluck at 11am, followed by a noon program by the LOONEY LUTHERANS (from Church Basement Ladies) at noon.
Please invite all looney Lutherans and anyone else you can think of for a lot of joy and laughter.

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 1st, we will worship at 9am, followed by Coffee Hour, Sunday School, and CHOIR (which will practice in the balcony).

Wednesday, October 4th, NO SUPPER FOR YOUTH THIS WEEK. 
6-7 Youth Program for kids k-12 Confirmation will be from 6-7pm. 
At 7pm the 6th-12th graders will leave on Retreat to Luther Point Bible camp, returning at noon on Friday, October 6th.
We are looking for a helper(s) for this supper and also for High School Youth. Please email or call the office if you are interested.
We are looking for adult drivers.

 Wednesday: Men in Mission will meet for their monthly dinner at 6pm.
 Thursday, October 5th 8am Bible Study 8:30am Quilters
Next Sunday, October 8th:  9am Worship 10am Coffee, Sunday School, Choir
Are you interested in providing foster care for children in our county? The need is urgent! If you would like to set up a meeting to discuss this with coordinators through Polk County, please call Tiffanie Dagestad at 715-768-9568 or email her at OR call Alisha Olson at 715-554-3924 or email her at Alisha.olson@polk
 Happy Birthday Blessings!
 1 Jim Anderson, Ellen Forrest, Gwen Johannsen
 2 Brayden Witt
 4 Terry Christopherson, Mariah Waalen
 5 Ed Flanum, Aaron Johnson
 6 Bobbi Clausen, Cora Reeves
Happy Anniversary!
 1 Rawson & Michelle Yeske (18 years)
 2 Del & Collette Earley-Schalz (8 years)
 5 Steve & Gwen Wold (49 years)
 6 Al & Elaine Root (33 years)
 6 Doug & Shari Johnson (33 years)

MANY THANKS from the Church in Society Committee! Thankful for your donations, they packed 18 School Kits to send to Lutheran World Relief and 2 large boxes of school supplies will be delivered to the Amery Intermediate School.

WE THANK Gregg & Jill Olson for being our Ushers, Gwen Wold, Julie Riemenschneider, and Julie Meyer for Lectoring, Linda Tempel for providing Communion Bread, and Ruth Circle and Work Group Three headed by Cheryl Heiden and Julie Riemenschneider for providing treats.
In October: Dianne McLeod will be our Lector. Ushers are needed as well as someone to provide Communion Bread. Work Group Four (Leaders Jon & JoAnn Buss) serves treats.

RED CROSS BLOOD DRIVE at Our Savior's Lutheran Church on Monday, October 2, and Tuesday, October 3, from Noon to 6pm. Call Margo Nelson at 612-390-1962 or visit and enter: Amery to schedule an appointment.

SALVATION ARMY RED KETTLE BELL RINGING!!  Register now to ring bells for the Salvation Army from November 16th-December 23rd. Go to Register to Ring or call Patty Gallaty at 715-554-4928. There is a special need for ringers the week of Thanksgiving.

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