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Volunteer Needed at Prairie Pointe & River Pines

The gift shop is now open for limited hours. We could use a volunteer on Tuesdays from 1-3:00 pm and one on Wednesdays from 1-3:00 pm. Contact Katie Zierden, Asst Administrator, at 715-598-7807.

- A volunteer is needed to pick up library books for our residents from the Altoona Public Library; there is a library card for Prairie Pointe/River Pines to use.

- For those who have a pet (with up to date shots and well socialized), many residents love pet visits!

- Card and Cribbage players are needed to play and to assist with these games.

- Residents enjoy social interaction, come in just to visit.

For the non-gift shop volunteering, Contact Karen Park, Activity Director, at 715-598-7807

Lunch with Grace Friends

Meet at 11:30 am. every 2nd Tuesday of the month at CANA BISTRO,Prairie Pointe’s café, for a tasty and reasonably-priced lunch. Salads, Soups, Sandwiches and Flatbread Pizza from which to choose. Coffee is

Crafters are getting Crafty!

The Craft Group is not exclusive. Everyone is welcome.
We meet Wednesday’s 10 am to noon -- on the 3rd floor – straight off the elevator, (past the choir room) at the end of the hall. We’ll have the coffee on!
Are you doing some Spring Cleaning? We can use things that can be
● Silk fall leaves and/or flowers.
● Silk Christmas flowers and/or greenery.
● Christmas wreaths or wreath forms.
● Old jewelry that can be repurposed.
● Fabric, blanket binding and/or yarn.
● Old sweaters, especially wool.
● Partially completed projects (with instructions please)
We also need new ideas for items you could use or would like to see on the
Note, anything you donate that cannot be repurposed or used by us will be
donated to the proper charitable organization.

Feed My People Needs

Feed My People has an urgent need for people to assist with picking orders in our warehouse for our partner food pantries. Shifts are flexible Monday – Friday during normal business hours. If you have a few extra hours please consider helping us out. For questions or to set up a time to come in, please contact Nick at 715-835-9415, ext 101 or email nick@fmpfoodbank.org.

Join Pastor Dean or Pastor Phil for Text Study

Time: Wednesdays at noon (bring a sack lunch)
Location: First floor lounge

Care Ministry

If you know of anyone who is hospitalized, homebound, or in need of a pastoral visit, you are invited to call the church office at 715-832-9713 for Pastor Phill or you may call Pastor Simpson at 715-222-3797 at any time if you wish to make an appointment for a visit.

Altar Flowers

Altar flowers are always welcome to honor a significant life event, to memorialize the life of someone, or to simply beautify our sanctuary.

Options are providing flowers from your garden, from the farmers market on Saturday, or from a local florist and arranging them in your vase or one available at the church.

Each Friday, between 3:00 and 6:00pm, cut flowers are available for buy one and get one free at Mays Floral and Greenhouse or $5.00 per generous bouquet all day Friday at Chippewa Valley Florist.

Floral arrangements can be ordered and delivered to the church by 4 Seasons Floral.

Please sign up for weekly altar flowers in the entry to the church or call the office to confirm which Sunday you are furnishing flowers and if they are in honor or in memory of someone or an event.

Foundation Offers CPR Class

A CPR class is being offered at the Foundation on Nov 19 at 9 am and 1 pm for our ushers. There are several additional spots open for others who would like to take this class. Please contact the church office or Roger Shepler if you would like to be on the list.

Join us for music, message and pie! THANKSGIVING EVE

Wednesday, November 21 at 6pm
We gather to give thanks here at Spirit on Thanksgiving Eve - along with Grace Lutheran and University Lutheran - in a service of wonderful music with joint choirs and handbells.

Fellowship and pie to follow!

Save the Date: Lessons and Carols from Around the World

Sunday, December 16 at 3pm
Grace Choir and Pacibells

Scripture, anthems and hymns tell of the promise of the Messiah and the birth of Jesus. Featuring traditional carols from England, Sweden, Peru, China, Nigeria, and many more.

A reception with traditional Norwegian fruit soup and cookies will follow.


Beacon House Time

We will be responsible for dinners and overnight supervision for the following dates:

Sunday through Wednesday – Dec.2, 3, 4, 5. 2018.

There have been 6 families regularly needing shelter , and although we do not know how many residents there will be in Dec., we can be assured that our help will be required. Please sign up at the Lighthouse in the Narthex in whatever way you are able to assist. Thank you for you continuing support for this local mission.

St. John's Bible for Sanctuary

Good News! We have 1/3 of the funds needed to order the St. John’s Bible for our sanctuary. As we learned last Sunday, if each of us contribute “our 2 cents” (modest contributions) to this project we will be able to order the Bible very soon. Look for information and contribution envelopes in the Narthex.