On Sunday morning, February 7, “Super Bowl Sunday,” we will participate once again in the “Souper Bowl of Caring,” which helps provide food to those in need of it. On the day when so many will consume extra snacks and drinks while watching the game, we can also remember those who don’t have enough.        

For those who attend worship that day: we will have one “soup pot” marked Chiefs and one marked Buccaneers, and you can put your donation in the pot of your choice, “voting” for the football team you think  will win the Super Bowl, or you want to win.

If you won’t be present but can still participate: mail your check made out to the church so it arrives before February 7, indicate that it is for the Souper Bowl, and let us know which pot you want it put in, so we can count your vote too!

          Our collection will go to the Edgar County Food Pantry.  

An Announcement from Session, Regarding Our Annual Meeting 

   For this pandemic winter of 2020-21 only, we will ask the congregation to forgo the usual fourth Sunday of January after-worship luncheon and full-length congregational meeting.  Instead, once a 2021 Budget has been prepared, we will call a brief sanctuary congregational meeting following a worship service, to conduct the following business:

  1. To vote yes or no to extend the terms of all current officers for one year.
  2. To vote on the proposed terms of call for the pastor for 2021.

   Session will vote on the rest of the 2021 Budget, as always, and copies will be made available to the congregation.  The usual financial reports from the Treasurer will also be made available, when ready.  Any other church group who wishes to write up an annual report may do so, but with so many of our activities being limited this year, that is optional.

    We are aware that this proposal is technically in violation of a couple phrases in our church Constitution/By-Laws, but feel that the emergency circumstances of this pandemic year make this the safest most responsible way to proceed.


In the coming week, please pray for:

  • Our church, Yourself,
  • Laurie, Rev. Rodger,
  • Jodi Thierl: cancer, Pam Brown: cancer,
  • Our nation and her leaders, Alice Sprague,
  • Betty Dahlin, Virginia Collier,
  • Kathy and Ilse Smilie, Kenisha Davis,
  • Camille Foley, Barbara Bergdolt,
  • Healthcare workers and their families,
  • Students, teachers, and parents,
  • An end to the Coronavirus & healing for those affected


Please remember these with a text, call, card, or email.



January          27        Jeff Hodge