Greetings to you in the name of Jesus Christ our Lord,
I had a wonderful time at the retreat. Lake Okoboji is beautiful this time of the year. I learned ideas about handling ministry at this unique time, was able to get to know pastors from various parts of the country, and was able to get some rest.
I have enjoyed coming back and seeing the kids at school and Purple Gang and i am looking forward to seeing many of you this Sunday. I am very thankful for this congregation. You have shown your love for your fellow congregation members by wearing masks.
In Presbytery news, we have elected Rev. Annika Lister Stroope, Administrative Executive/Stated Clerk; Ruling Elder Amgad Beblawi, Mission Executive; and Rev. Ian McMullen, Pastor to the Presbyteries. All of the pastors are thrilled that Rev. McMullen will continue working with us. Each leader was elected unanimously so we feel that we have a great team.
If you have been remembering to send your donation, we thank you. If you have forgotten, please remember to do so at this time. If you wish to mail a check, you can use the following address: First Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 69, Schaller, Iowa 51053, or you can drop the check off at the State Bank of Schaller.
Please pray for those affected by wildfires, drought, and other natural disasters. Pray for any who feel anxious or isolated. Continue to pray for teachers, students, and staff and that our college students might remain safe. Remember the medical personnel who are on the frontlines, the Emergency Medical Technicians and others who transport patients to the hospital, our community, our troops, and the various people on our prayer list.
May God bless and keep you,