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Worship Service @ 9:00 a.m.
Coffee Fellowship @ 10:00 a.m. 
Sunday School @ 10:15 - 11:00 am.
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Time to shop for items to fill Operation Christmas Child boxes. These are distributed all over the world to children who need to experience the love of Jesus and the knowledge that someone far away cares for them. Please fill one or more boxes. If you don't want to fill a box but would like to provide some items, please bring those and leave in fellowship hall. Also, money is welcome to help with shipping. Please write check to OSUM church and mark Operation Christmas Child on the memo line. If donating cash, please use a pew envelope and mark the same on it. A list of suggested gifts is by the display

Manson Northwest Webster High School blood Drive, Thursday, November 8, 8:15 a.m. – 1 p.m.; Manson Community Blood drive, Friday, November 23, 3-6 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Sunday, November 11 at 2:30-4:30 p.m. Please join us for a prayer workshop. Guest leader is Jackie Smallbones, Spiritual Director and Professor Emeritus of Religion and Christian Education at Northwestern College, Orange City. The church is located a 333 Brower St., Rockwell City.

Community Thanksgiving Service
A Community-wide Thanksgiving Service will be held Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 21, at 7 p.m. at Augustana Lutheran church. There will be a fellowship time following with coffee and pie. Each church will provide three pies. The T.W.I.G.S. will attend this service as a group.

Hanging Of the Greens
Monday, November 26

Starts Monday evening, November 26, from 6:30-8 p.m. Books are available for $15 in the fellowship hall. Christmas is wonderful, but it's not because of presents or parties. This advent study is an exciting experience that explores the true wonder of Christmas through the lens of four elements of the Christmas story: a star, a name, a manger and a promise. Join this four-week study and prepare anew for the coming of Christ into our lives and our world.

Free good clean clothing for the entire family. Come take as much or as little as you and your family need. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Iowa Central. Share your extra blessings as donations. Donate good clean clothing, boots and shoes, coats, gloves and hats, toys, school clothes, baby items, usable household items, bed linen, school supplies. Will collect items at OSUM and Ina Tucker will deliver to ICCC. It's the season to share, brochures on table.

Girl's Self Defense Classes
Saturday December 8th, Ages 8-12, 10 am to 11:30 am. Age 13 Plus, 1 pm to 3 pm at 1010 Main Street Manson.  Join us and learn about predators, minimizing your risk of being targeted, situational awareness, verbal defense, and physical self-defense tactics and techniques. Thanks to Shoreside Pub and Grub, The Fringe Salon, and Star Struck Dance Center, these classes are free.

Christmas Cantata December 16
If you love to sing beautiful Christmas music, there is still time to join the church choir and participate in the Christmas Cantata which will be presented on Sunday, Dec. 16, during the worship service. This year's Cantata is "Emmanuel. . .Celebrating Heaven's Child." This is a powerful and poignant Christmas musical created by award-winning composer Joel Lindsey, arranged and orchestrated from the Dove Award-winning pen of Russell Mauldin. The passionate Bethlehem miracle experience will touch the hearts of choir members and congregation alike in new and wonderful ways. Familiar traditional Christmas songs along with contemporary Christian songs make up this music presentation. Come join the choir on Wednesday nights to practice. The next Cantata practice is Wednesday, November 7, at 7:40 p.m.

This annual campaign is used to support the Manson food pantry, Operation Christmas, local sight and hearing projects, After-Prom party at school, local MNW scholarships, Manson Scouting program, and other important needs within the Manson community. Fruit pie choices this year include 8 different varieties for $14 each. These pies are frozen and ready to bake and enjoy. Four different kinds of Crème pies are also available at $14 each, and are ready to just thaw and eat. Soup choices include six varieties, priced at $15 each. All come frozen in a bag, ready to just add water and heat. Cookie Dough choices include 7 varieties, priced at $11 each. The cookies are frozen and already formed, ready to just put on your cookie sheet and bake. Orders are now being taken through Sunday, November 4, when everything will be ordered through Heartland Market here in Manson. All items ordered can be picked up at the Manson location on Thursday, November 15, from 4:00-7:00 pm, just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Contact Jerrold Jimmerson, 712-469-2797, or after worship to get yours ordered.

Single Moms Ministry
Next Meeting-November 11 & 18.  5:30 p.m. Please sign up to provide a meal or help babysit.

Need Your Updated Address, Cell Phones, Etc. -
Please email the office at with any contact changes for your household. We will be contacting you by email during the months of August and September to schedule photo times for Lifetouch to take your family/personal photos for a new directory. Sept. 27 and 28 are the dates. You will be contacted for appointments. There are going to be several options, including a large extended family portrait possibility and also your pet with you in your photo.

upcoming meetings
Open AA Meeting
Held at St. Thomas Church on Mondays at 7:30 pm. For information, call Walt at 515-570-7189.

Single Moms Care & Support Group
We provide a meal for the moms and kids each meeting, starting at 5:30 and done at 6 p.m. Please volunteer to provide a meal for the next meeting. You can join with a friend and share providing food. We usually have a main dish (could be sandwiches & chips), and dessert or salad or bread, etc.. Your service lets these moms know that you care about them and their children. Also, if you know a single mom, please invite her to the group. We do make a difference in their lives!

Due to Confirmation Class being held this fall, Pastor Dawn is looking for leaders and facilitators for the T.W.I.G.S. Youth Group. This is a vital ministry of the church and needs to be nurtured andcontinued. Please let Pastor Dawn know if you are willing to be a part of this ministry and help revampit to fit the needs of the youth.

For instance:
  • 2019 Mission Trip
  • Special speakers pertaining to topics of interest
  • Service projects and activities in the church and community
  • Creative leadership ways that adults can work together to enhance this program and engage the youth in ways that will give them purpose and grow in their faith
  • Adults with willing hearts! God will do the rest.
Volunteers Needed
1. Coffee Signup Sheet – Some folks don't eat breakfast before coming to church on Sunday morning and really appreciate the coffee time yummies. If you enjoy the coffee fellowship, please sign up to serve.
(psst….don't tell anyone, but your snacks don’t even have to be homemade)
2. Furnish a meal for Single Moms Care & Support Group. Kid friendly meals include, hot dogs, maidrites, spaghetti, chicken nuggets, pizza. Anything your children or grandchildren will eat.
3. Want to share your creativity? Sign up to prepare and run the power point presentation for a Sunday. You can use your creative spirit and your tech savvy all in one.
4. Volunteers are needed to help keep the church website up to date. Another opportunity to use your creativity.

Fort Dodge Child Health Specialty Clinic
(CHSC) - serves children 0-21 years old, who have or are at an increased risk for a chronic condition, and have a need for special services. These include physical developmental, behavioral, or emotional issues. The Fort Dodge regional clinic is available to help your child. Our team provides clinical services with a nurse practitioner and RN on site. Finding services and supports can be complicated. Our Family Navigator can help families access and arrange the care they need. CHSC is located at 804 Kenyon Road, Ste 205, Fort Dodge. Anyone can refer to CHSC. Please call CHSC at 515/955.8326 for more information or to make an appointment today! FACT: 1 in 5 children ages 13-18 have, or will have a serious mental illness. 1 in 6 children have a developmental disability. New research shows that 1.59 children have autism.

Food Pantry Needs & Info
Currently the food pantry needs everything EXCEPT corn and green beans.
Also, please be sure that all monetary donations in the form of checks are made payable to the Manson Ministerial Food Pantry and sent to Max Dodds at 606 12th Ave, Manson IA 50563-5080. If you have any questions, please call Max Dodds at 712-830-1379. Thank you.

Food Pantry Open Additional Times For Working Families:
The Manson Ministerial Food Pantry located at St. Paul Lutheran Church will now open on the second Wednesday of each month from 5-7:30 p.m.  This is for families that need a little extra help. Please use the west door at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1108 13th Ave., Manson. The pantry is still open its regular hours of 10 a.m.-noon on Fridays.

Musicians, Come On In!
Hey, Musicians, here's an opportunity: playing Praise Music for our Sunday worship service at 9 a.m. Do you play guitar, piano, keyboard, bass, drums, tambourines, spoons, or anything else that would make music to praise God? If so, please contact Pastor Dawn or the office. Let's make joyful; music together for the Lord!

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