Some of our Ministries and offerings
CHRISTMAS IN JULY!
ALC will be collecting donations for the Salvation Army Food Pantry throughout the month of July. Non-perishable items are being sought such as boxes of packaged food products (i.e. hamburger helper) that consist of a dried starchy food (pasta, rice, potatoes), along with a seasoning packet are especially popular, because the contents of the box can be combined with a meat and liquid to complete a one-dish meal. Other suggested items include peanut butter, canned goods (other than beans), and shelf-staple proteins such as tuna.
Household essential items are also accepted (cleaning supplies, paper towels, etc.).
The Christmas in July bin is ready for your donations now through the end of July.
Look for the big blue barrel in the narthex at ALC to drop off your donations.
Stewardship Team is coordinating Walk and Talk gatherings this summer! It will be a great opportunity to catch up with members of our church family and get a little exercise! We will be walking laps in the ALC parking lot. The times and locations of 2-3 more walks will be announced at a later date. If you would like to volunteer to lead a Walk and Talk gathering somewhere around town, please contact Mike Furrow. The Walk and Talks are flexible to allow for varying distances and abilities. You can walk, run, bike, scooter, roller skate, etc. Bring your dog if well behaved. If you need a ride to the event, please contact Mike Furrow to arrange transportation. We hope to see you out enjoying God’s people and God’s creation!
ALC Ministry Teams & Directors
Worship & Music ~ Nancy Beagle
Outreach ~ Barb Schroeder
Community Life ~ Gail Schultz
Finance- Dave Bayer
Youth & Family ~
Property ~ Bob Degenhart
Stewardship ~ Teresa Browning
PRAIRIEVIEW Fall Festival is Friday, September 10 and Saturday September 11. American Lutheran will be helping to serve the noon meal on Friday. In August there will be sign up sheets for volunteers. As usual we will also need 6 fruit pies. There will be a sign up sheet for that also. There are numerous booths that can use items - if you have any jewelry, used books, purses, scarfs, or extra produce, those items can be donated. If you have anything you'd like to donate, please let Cheryl Hille know. I would be glad to take it down for you. Also if anyone makes jams or jelly that is welcome too! If you have any questions or want to donate anything - please contact me at 815-545-5627.
Cheryl Hille, Prairieview Coordinator.
GOD'S WORK OUR HANDS SERVICE DAY is planned for Saturday, Sept 11. Let's use this Day to come together as a congregation to show God's love to our neighbors and members by using our gifts to meet their needs. First, we need to identify these needs. Who do you know that needs a helping hand? What other organizations are you involved in that could use some help? What would you like to improve in our community? Outreach Team is looking for projects such as trimming bushes, weeding, washing windows, repairing or painting a porch, building a ramp, delivering meals, changing a lightbulb, changing a smoke detector or replacing batteries, cleaning up litter, etc. Please contact Barb Schroeder (email@example.com) or the church office with ideas.
Coming in September...
Youth Assemble Outreach Health Kits 2021
Past, present and future programs :
Adopt-a-Highway, Adult Choir, Bethel Circle, Blessings in a Backpack, Book Club, Esther Circle, Food Pantry, Health Kits for Lutheran World Relief, Mary & Martha Circle, Men in Mission, Prairieview Lutheran Home, Red Cross Blood Drives, Quilters for Lutheran World Relief, Summer Food Program, Salvation Army, Toys for Tots, Youth Group, Youth Choir, Youth Mission Trip, VBS, WELCA, Women of Faith Bible Study
Volunteers assembled backpacks May 2021