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A Lenten Cantata

"THE LENTEN SKETCHES" CANTATA
MARCH 26, 2017

CLEAR LAKE - A powerful  cantata depicting the last days of Christ, “The Lenten Sketches”, will be presented at First Congregational Church at 10 a.m. Sunday March 26.

Heartfelt narration, evocative choral anthems and instrumentation will be combined with a PowerPoint displaying classic works of sacred art for this worship of contemplation and reflection.  “As we gather together to reflect and pray, may our art be redeemed by divine purpose and our music motivated by the spirit of worship,” wrote Composer Joseph Martin.  “May we offer our simple gifts of sound and sight as a testimony to the faith we long to honor and share.”

The cantata will feature Margaret Tue as pianist, Vernon Johnson as narrator and the First Congregational Church Choir, with Worship Coordinator Marta Eenhuis .



CONFIRMATION SUNDAY

CONFIRMATION SUNDAY
MAY 7TH, 2017
On May 7th, Lydia Futrell, Eric Heitland and Julia Merfeld reaffirmed their baptism and became official members of the church. They helped in serving communion and with the service itself. It was a wonderful morning and we thank and welcome them!


Rock ‘n Sunday God Rocks!

ROCK'N SUNDAY; GOD ROCKS
FEBRUARY 5, 2017

CLEAR LAKE - The public is invited to roll on over to a 1950s-style celebration “God Rocks/Rockin’ Sunday at First Congregational Church at 10 a.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5.

It coincides with a street address change of the church to 923 Buddy Holly Place and the annual Winter Dance Party at the legendary Surf Ballroom.  The event will feature gospel songs, traditional hymns sung to popular 50s tunes and praise songs.  1950s attire is encouraged.  Malt cups and other treats will be served after the service.

Pastor Harlan Seri notes that the 923 part of the new address is significant because it corresponds with Luke Chapter 9, verse 23: “Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me.” (NIV).   

The church is located just north of Highway 18 behind The Other Place. 



Ash Wednesday Services

ASH WEDNESDAY SERVICES MARCH 1ST, 2017
We will be having Ash Wednesday Services at 7:00 p.m. on March 1st. The confirmation students will be helping with the service. We will also be enjoying music from our Chancel Choir. Everyone is welcome!


CANCELLATION POLICY CHANGED

WORSHIP CANCELLATION POLICY
It was decided by the council that Sunday worship services will continue no matter the weather conditions.


59 BOXES OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD!

59 BOXES FOR OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SENT IN 2016!
The Women's Fellowship worked hard at their annual potluck meeting to gather and pack 50 boxes. Another 9 boxes was collected from the Sunday School kids and Congregation. Making this year a record breaker for us! Harriet & Del Winter and Jerry & Laura Heitland delivered the boxes to the First Covenant Church in Mason City to start their Christmas journey! Thanks to all that helped make this possible!


Sunday Morning Bible Studies at 9:00 a.m.

SUNDAY MORNING BIBLE STUDY
SUMMER OF 2017
We are currently studying the book of Acts. Everyone is welcome! Starts at 9:00 a.m. every Sunday morning. Serving Cabin Coffee coffee!


Helping Hands Food Pantry

HELPING HANDS FOOD PANTRY
Helping Hands Food Pantry is open the third Wednesday of every month from 5:00-6:30 p.m. Call the office at 641-357-2818 for an appointment if you are in need of a little extra help with groceries this month.