Announcements for March 15, 2020

A Note from Pastor Brian

Dear Friends,

Much of the world around us seems to be shutting down, closing up, or “stiff-arming” the normal gatherings of people.  I want you to know, that – with some special pre-cautions and the exercise of common sense and great care, we continue to gather as God’s people to worship and fellowship together.

Two of our members who are professional in the health care world, Tammy Wheeler and Jim Nelson, have provided a list of simple reminders for us elsewhere on the announcements page.  Yes, proceed with caution, but we will proceed!  Peace to you all, good health to you, and see you in church!

In Jesus’ name,  Pastor Brian

Introducing Our 2020 Lenten Weekday Worship Series

When Jesus’ disciples asked Jesus to teach them how to pray, Jesus gave them what we now call “The Lord’s Prayer”, or some call it “The Our Father.”  At our weekly worship services throughout the season of Lent, we will be taking a good look at this remarkable gift which Jesus offered, through a series of spoken messages which will be given by members of our church.

We will delight and grow together, as we expand our understanding of each of these extraordinary petitions which Jesus has taught us.

Please note that some speakers have changed!  Brad Tadlock will now be speaking on March 18th and Peyton Dick will be here March 25th.  Our theme or focus during the subsequent weeks will be as follows:

March 18th, speaker Brad Tadlock – Give us this day, our daily bread
March 25th, speaker Peyton Dick – Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us
April 1st, speaker Brenda Hollingsworth – Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.
Thursday, April 9th, speaker Ted Leonard – For thine is the kingdom, and the power and the glory, forever and ever.  AMEN.
April 10th– Good Friday Worship – Pastor Randall Lubbers will be preaching the sermon with a joint worship service with the First United Presbyterian Congregation here at St. Paul Lutheran at 7:00 pm.

Our Faith in Film Series

Thank you for your very generous gifts to Our Faith in Film 2020 project! This is the second year of the ecumenical project, a partnership between Winterset churches and The Iowa Theater. Films are free to the public with a good will donation to CRISP or Matura Madison County.

Featured films shown on Sundays at 5:30 pm are:

March 29: Paul, Apostle of Christ (PG-13, 2018) is the story of Paul, imprisoned and awaiting his death sentence at the hands of Emporer Nero, and his friend Luke who risks his own life to visit Paul in prison. Another audience favorite, this movie is characterized as “An impressively made and portrayed story of forgiveness and faith during a time of fear and persecution.”

April 5: Jesus Christ Superstar (G, 1973) is the original film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s popular rock opera, starring the iconic Ted Neeley as Jesus Christ. The story tells the final weeks of Jesus’ life through unforgettable songs and imaginative staging.


Please click HERE to see the Hospitality Group List


Office Manager, Meisha Sible will be travelling again and out of the office from March 19 – 31.

CRISP Movie Night!  |  Sunday, March 15th, 6:30pm

CRISP will be hosting a movie night fundraiser on Sunday, March 15th at 6:30 at The Iowa Theater here in Winterset.  They will be showing Missing Link, an animated, comedy-adventure, great for the whole family.  Admission is $5 per person.  ALL proceeds will be returned to CRISP.  The event is sponsored by American State Bank, Farmers & Merchants State Bank and Union State Bank.


Blood Drive  |  Tuesday, March 24 ● 1:00 – 7:00 pm

Life Serve Blood Bank will be here March 24th from 1pm until 7 pm.  We always need cookie bakers and volunteers to help at the canteen. This is a very busy Blood Bank and we can always use more help. Its a fun afternoon visiting with members of our community who come to donate blood.

Covid-19 Common Sense

Common sense things you can do to remain healthy and protect those around you.

  1. Regular hand washing. with soap and water or alcohol solution.
  2. Stay home if you are sick.
  3. Cover your mouth with your upper arm if you cough or sneeze.
  4. Avoid contact with anyone who is sick.
  5. Clean and disinfect all surfaces that are often touched.
  6. We will be temporarily suspending passing the peace at both worship services.
  7. Be sure you have a flu shot. Do it for the herd.

Charles W. & Lois H. Taylor Scholarship

A reminder that the Charles W. & Lois H. Taylor Scholarship application forms are now available.  Only residents of Madison County, Iowa who are also graduates of a high school or equivalent located in Madison County are eligible to apply for financial assistance to attend any accredited technical school, community college, college, university, graduate or professional school.”

Contact:   First Christian Church
103 W. Green Street, Winterset

Deadline to submit applications is May 1, 2020