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COVID Updates

AUGUST—USE OF THE CHURCH

Currently the sanctuary is open to weddings / funerals / small group meetings in sanctuary, and scheduled worship meetings, for a maximum total of fifty people. Masks, social distancing, and sanitization practices will need to be maintained at all times of use. You will need to sanitize the areas you use at the end of services and meetings.

COMMUNION & BAPTISM

Until such time the church council deems it safe these sacraments are currently available only in the event of a dire emergency. Please contact the church office 515-576-2103 or Pastor Emily 515-230-2078 should the need arise.

HOSPITALIZATIONS

Unity Point in Fort Dodge is not allowing pastors or visitors in at this time. If you or a loved one are hospitalized please contact the church to be added to our prayer list. We lift up those names each week in worship. Pastor is also willing to pray and visit over the phone. 

STAFFING

We will be seeking the following job candidates.

*The Part-time Financial Secretary position. Preference will be given to someone will a background in finance and accounting. If you know any candidate that would be a good candidate please check out the Indeed postings or our FB page. Resumes can be emailed to personnelstolaffd@gmail.com  

All candidates will have a background check. 

OFFERING OPPORTUNTIES   

ON-LINE at paypal.me/stolaffd  or  VANCO by downloading the Give Plus+ app

USPS Mail – address 239 N. 11th St.

Use the locked black drop box in the glass entry at church, West door/north entry.

PRAYER REQUESTS

Please remember in your prayers: Harold & Marilyn Wingerson, Gary Weidenfield, Curtis Stover & Family, Tim Brainered, Jodene Resseguie, Rosemary Stickrod, Renee Powell, Donna Smith, Scott Otto, Teresa Kopps, David Halsrud, Earl Etheridge’s Family & Friends, Marilyn Egli’s Family & Friends, Tricia Larson’s Family & Friends and her husband Eric Larson who is ill.

ALTAR FLOWERS

Altar flowers this week are given by the Gary Bygness Family in memory of Hiram and Alice Snell.

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MONTHLY NEWSLETTER

Now that we are able to put the VISITOR on our website or into your e-mail, please notify the church office if you would like to discontinue your mailed copy – this will help us save on postage. Thank you!

GIVE THANKS FOR VOLUNTEERS

Thank you to all the volunteers that have put in time this summer to mow lawns, sew dresses, masks, and shorts, technical and sound support, musicians, singers, phone callers, gift bag design and delivery, those who donated wipes, painters, waterers, meal makers, prayers teams, ‘outdoor services’ support and anyone I missed. What strong testament to Christ like behavior!

CHURCH CALENDAR

Please note that with the changes caused by Covid, the church calendar needs to be reset as all the individual groups decide to return following the shutdown. Please be sure to notify the church office of events that need to be placed on the church calendar. This will reserve your time. Meeting areas and maximum number of attendees will follow the same requirements as Sunday services.

Check out our redesigned website – www.stolaffd.org, thank you Heather Clerkin!

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