Announcements for all KAPP Churches

Christ Wednesday Activities:  Our Wednesday evening gatherings will begin their fall season on September 6 at the First Presbyterian Church located at 101 North Main Street in Algona. The Elementary Fellowship and Middle School Fellowship will meet at the Algona Church on those Wednesday afternoons at 3:30 pm when there is NOT an early out at the Algona Public School. Youth Fellowship will meet on Sunday afternoons following Confirmation class. For more information call the Algona First Presbyterian Church office at 515-295-2226. Hope to see you then!

The Algona Bible Study group will meet on Tuesday, August 22, at 10:00 am in the Algona First Presbyterian Church’s kitchen.

Fun Days in Lone Rock will be held on Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27. Garage sales will start Fun Days on Saturday at 8:00 am with kids’ games and Bingo at 1:00 pm. A pork loin dinner with cheesy potatoes, baked beans, bar, coffee and lemonade will be served on Saturday from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Fire Station for $8. Dance on Saturday to “Galaxy” in the park from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Sunday, August 27, an ecumenical church service will be held at 9:30 am at the Blakjer Church followed by an ethnic brunch (German, Norwegian and Dutch) at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church with a free-will donation. This is the Lone Rock Community Club’s Fundraising Phase II – $30,000 to purchase large play structure to compliment the new pieces that were purchased last summer.

The Kossuth Area Presbyterian Parish (KAPP) Prayer Breakfast at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church will be held on Saturday, September 2, at 8:30 am. For more information please call Pastor Walt Reemtsma at 515-341-1052.

The Presbyterian Women’s general meeting will be held on Thursday, September 7, at 1:00 pm in the Algona First Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall. Linda Redemske will lead the group in “Saving Summer”. Verna Lee Morgan and Edna Yocum are the hostesses.

Sunday Senior Fellowship will be held on September 10 at 3:00 pm at the First Presbyterian Church located at 101 North Main Street in Algona. Pharmacist Ryan Habeger, representing K-Mart Pharmacy, will be speaking to the group on “How To Save Money On Your Medical Prescriptions”. Joy Metzger will share her “Laugh Therapy”. A light supper will follow these programs. For more information call the Algona Church office at 515-295-2226.

Blake and Jenna Bolerjack from Oklahoma City will present a concert on Sunday, September 10, at 6:30 pm at the Burt Presbyterian Church located at 204 Elm Street in Burt. A free-will offering will be taken for the Bolerjacks’ music ministry. A time of fellowship will follow the concert in the church’s dining hall. Bring your family and friends to this opportunity to wear your blue “Faith Moves Mountains” T-shirt.

Lakeshore Center at Okoboji:  Have you ever thought about going on your own “mini retreat”? The Presbyterian camp at Okoboji would be the perfect place. You could book The Lodge for family gatherings and reunions, weddings and anniversary celebrations, youth group gatherings, etc. Call 712-337-3313 to make your reservation at the Lodge. The next retreat at the camp will be a Hobby/Craft Weekend from September 28 – October 1; deadline to register for this retreat is September 22. Lakeshore Center at Okoboji has a “wishlist” of needed items for the camp that can be viewed on their website, and, of course, donations are always accepted. For more information or to register for any of these events call 712-337-3313 or go to their website at www.lakeshorecenteratokoboji.org . Check out https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=98WY6s-F7Bo – you will be amazed! Lakeshore Center at Okoboji’s address is 1864 Highway 86, Milford IA 51351.

Announcements for First Algona

The Upper Room daily devotional for September and October and These Days Daily Devotions for Living by Faith for July, August, and September are available in the Narthex of the Algona First Presbyterian Church.

WANTED: Computer and/or video technician for the Algona First Presbyterian Church’s Sunday morning Worship Service. Please see Chuck Redemske or call the Algona Church office at 515-295-2226.

The Algona Bible Study group will meet on Tuesday, August 22, at 10:00 am in the Algona First Presbyterian Church’s kitchen.

The Algona First Presbyterian Church will hold its Prayer Service on Wednesday morning, August 23, at 9:30 am. You are invited to join the group in prayer every week.

To all current Algona First Presbyterian Church’s choir members and to anyone who would like to join us, Adult Choir practice will begin on Wednesday, August 23, at 6:45 pm in the Algona Church’s Sanctuary. The choir is open to anyone who is confirmation age and older. We have an enthusiastic, fun group who looks forward to bringing the word of God to the congregation through music during each Sunday morning service, as well as two special presentations during Advent and Lent. We practice every Wednesday evening immediately following the Christ Wednesday worship service. Don’t worry if your schedule does not permit you to attend every practice. We try to stay at least a month ahead on our music, to help everyone learn it around their schedules. We have fun and enjoy our time with each other. Please consider joining us! If you have any questions, please contact Becky Shellabarger at 972-743-9495 or becky.shellabarger@gmail.com .

The Deacons will meet on Tuesday, September 5, at 5:30 pm at the Algona First Presbyterian Church.

The Presbyterian Women’s general meeting will be held on Thursday, September 7, at 1:00 pm in the Algona First Presbyterian Church’s Fellowship Hall. Linda Redemske will lead the group in “Saving Summer”. Verna Lee Morgan and Edna Yocum are the hostesses.

Rally Day at the Algona First Presbyterian Church will be held on Sunday, September 10, at 11:30 am with a potluck following the morning Worship Service. The Algona Sunday School classes for the children and youth will begin that same day at 9:00 am. The adult education class, “Monday School”, will begin on September 11 at 7:00 pm at the Algona Church. For more information call the Algona Church office at 515-295-2226.

“Stitchers on a Mission” at the Algona First Presbyterian Church will have their first gathering for the fall season on Wednesday, September 13, at 9:00 am at the First Presbyterian Church located at 101 North Main Street in Algona. The group meets the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at 9:00 am. New stitchers are always welcome to join the group.

The Algona First Presbyterian Church’s Missional Technology Committee’s next meeting will be held on Friday, September 14, at 12:00 noon in the church’s kitchen.

The Algona Session will meet on Tuesday, September 19, at 6:30 pm at the First Presbyterian Church in Algona. For more information call the Algona Church at 515-295-2226.

Guild Circle will be taking the summer off and will return in the fall on Thursday, September 28, at 7:00 pm at the Algona First Presbyterian Church. If you have any questions, please call the Algona First Presbyterian Church office at 515-295-2226.

Announcements for First Irvington

The Irvington Women’s Fellowship and Quilting group will be meeting on Monday, August 21, at 7:00 pm.

The Irvington First Presbyterian Church’s Bible Study group will meet on Tuesday, August 22, at 7:00 pm. They usually meet the second and fourth Tuesdays of each month at 7:00 pm.

Sunday School classes will begin on September 10 at 10:00 am at the Irvington First Presbyterian Church.

The Irvington Church’s Session members will meet on Sunday, September 17, 2017, at 1:00 pm.

Announcements for Lone Rock

Fun Days in Lone Rock will be held on Saturday, August 26, and Sunday, August 27. Garage sales will start Fun Days on Saturday at 8:00 am with kids’ games and Bingo at 1:00 pm. A pork loin dinner with cheesy potatoes, baked beans, bar, coffee and lemonade will be served on Saturday from 5:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Fire Station for $8. Dance on Saturday to “Galaxy” in the park from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm. Sunday, August 27, an ecumenical church service will be held at 9:30 am at the Blakjer Church followed by an ethnic brunch (German, Norwegian and Dutch) at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church with a free-will donation. This is the Lone Rock Community Club’s Fundraising Phase II – $30,000 to purchase large play structure to compliment the new pieces that were purchased last summer.

The Kossuth Area Presbyterian Parish (KAPP) Prayer Breakfast at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church will be held on Saturday, September 2, at 8:30 am. For more information please call Pastor Walt Reemtsma at 515-341-1052.

Sunday School classes will begin on September 10 at 9:00 am at the Lone Rock Presbyterian Church.

Community Announcements

Friends of the Algona Library will have their Fall Book Sale on Thursday, September 7, from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm, and Friday, September 8 fro 9:30 am to 5:00 pm and on Saturday, September 9, from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon. The sale will be held in the AEA Conference Room at the south end of the library building, use the southern Prairie AEA entrance.

The Algona Community Blood Drive will be held at First United Methodist Church at 201 East Nebraska Street in Algona on Monday, September 11, from 12:30 pm to 5:30 pm. The Kossuth County RSVP Volunteer Program will host the May Algona Community Blood Drive by providing volunteers to work in the canteen area – serving juice and snacks to donors. To make an appointment, please contact LifeServe Blood Center at 800-287-4903 or visit www.lifeservebloodcenter.org. Walk-ins are welcome.

The CARES Committee of the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona is sponsoring a $5 Jewelry Party Fundraiser on Thursday, September 21, from 10:00 am to 5:30 pm in Conference Rooms E and F and the Cafeteria of KRHC. Everyone is welcome! The proceeds will go towards the KRHC’s DHS Adopt-A-Family Project this upcoming Christmas season.

Hospice of the Heartland is hosting a Grief Support Group the first Tuesday of every month from 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm and also again from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm. The group will meet in the Community Health Conference Room at the Kossuth Regional Health Center in Algona. This free meeting is available to anyone experiencing grief, your loved one did not need to receive Hospice care to be a part of this group. Anyone struggling with a loss is welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information please call Kathy Dearchs at 515-295-4437.

hawk-I offers free or low-cost healthcare coverage for kids and teens ages 1-19. It covers many health-care issues such as doctor’s visits, dental care, eyeglasses, vaccines/shots, well-child visits, etc. For income guidelines and more information call 1-800-257-8563 or go to www.hawk-i.org .

If you are 55 years of age or older, Kossuth County needs you! Get involved and make a difference right here in Kossuth County. Contact RSVP at 515-295-8522 to learn more about the following opportunities where you can access your interests and skills and find the volunteer activities right for you. Activities include becoming a Pen Pal with an area third grade student; Use your skills at the Exceptional Treasurers Store; be involved with the Kossuth Emergency Preparedness Team; find your niche at the Algona Public Library; make friendly visits or reassurance phone calls to homebound persons; plus many more places to volunteer.

Foster parents are needed in the Algona area to provide a temporary home for a child until he or she can be safely reunited with family or, if needed, find a new permanent home through adoption. If you are thinking of becoming a foster parent please contact Iowa KidsNet, a statewide collaboration of agencies that recruits, trains, licenses and supports Iowa’s foster and adoptive parents. To learn more about how you could make a difference for a child call 1-800-243-0756 or visit www.iowakidsnet.com .