News & Notes - For the week of June 20-26

Happy Father’s Day! God bless all the fathers, father figures, and grandfathers today!

No Saturday Worship June 26.

LEND TO VBS: If you have a CANOPY TENT frame or GREEN TARPS that we can borrow for VBS, please let Kim Weidt know 605-377-4259. We would be using it June 19th-June 24th.

VBS in need of donations: If you can lend any of the items below please contact Cordell Wabeke 515-480-4451. Email majcomic@mchsi.com Kiddie Pool and two toy sail boats, Traffic cones 8-10, Crawl Tunnel (large boxes, pool noodles, anything kids can crawl through, and Hula Hoops 2-4.

ALL CHURCH EVENT! Join us Sunday, June 27, 2021 for an outdoor worship service and lunch at Sandpiper Recreation Area, Group Picnic Area just south of Polk City. If you attended another service, no problem, join us for lunch at 11:30 and fellowship. This is one of the few times a year we can come together as an entire congregation. Rain or shine, we’d love to see you! Sponsored by your In reach committee. 10:00 Fellowship, crafts/servant event, 10:30 Worship Service, As we prepare lunch, enjoy fellowship with one another, crafts, or participate in a servant event, 11:30 Lunch. Menu: Grilled burgers and dogs, chips, beverage, and dessert. Bring a side dish to share with your family or with everyone if you feel comfortable.

Vacation Bible School Registration can be done on our website at polkcity.church under the “What’s Happening Tab”. VBS is June 21-24. Thank you to all the volunteers who have stepped up to make this possible!

National youth gathering meeting TODAY between services at approximately 9:20 a.m. in the youth room. This opportunity is available for all kids who will be 14 by July 2022. Please plan to attend, this
is always a FUN group gathering!

2021 Bible Sale: Order your Lutheran Study Bible now and take advantage of the sale price for orders placed by July 31. The cost of the hard cover book is $40.00 (includes tax & shipping) (originally $59.99+tax & shipping). There is a copy in the fellowship hall to review (please do not remove). Let the secretary know if you would like one, we have some on hand now. If you would like a large print version, please let us know. Email secretary@polkcity.church. The deadline to place your order is Tuesday, July 6.

Help Wanted! Beautiful Beginnings is hiring for part time daycare help that could possibly turn into fulltime. Email or call Jessica. Training for all positions, no experience, starting pay of $11.25/hr. No nights or weekends.

Worship Team Members Needed! Do you play an instrument or enjoy singing (hopefully others enjoy it too!)? Next Sunday (Beautiful Savior’s Worship Team) is always looking to grow its talent pool. Members are all volunteers, and with everyone’s life getting busier, we need to rotate spots to keep the music “live” and fresh each week. Please prayerfully consider this opportunity to enjoy the blessing of music and fellowship. Contact pastor if interested.

YOUTH CAMPING at Jester Park: The Junior and Senior High Youth are invited to come camping at Jester Park, Wednesday, June 30th. Youth are welcome to come any time after 5 PM on Wednesday. We will spend the evening hiking, spending time with elk and bison, cooking outdoors, devotions, and sleeping in tents (brought by participants). The following morning will include cooking breakfast, canoeing or kayaking, and Bible study. We will wrap things up around 11:30 on Thursday morning. The church van will be available to take kids home after the event. Make sure you RSVP on GroupMe or contact Kim 605-377-4259. We are looking for a parent that is willing to come join the youth for this fun event. Let Kim know if you’re interested.
Okoboji Camps: July 11 - 17: JUNIOR HIGH WEEK Camp for 6th-8th graders that focuses on providing opportunities to nurture their faith & grow in community through Bible Studies, worship, crafts, games, swimming, canoeing, talent show, water games, archery, Gaga Ball, 9-Square-in-the-Air, and a special highlight: cooking a meal over an open fire! July 8 - 11: J.O.Y. CAMP #2 JESUS.OTHERS.YOU. J.O.Y. CAMP is intentionally designed for campers with developmental disabilities to participate in engaging, fun activities while growing in their faith in Jesus. If interested, please sign up on their website Camp Okoboji - Okoboji, Iowa www.campokoboji.org

Building Healthy Families: It is a challenging time to be a parent, perhaps especially a father. Our culture takes every opportunity to malign fathers. The media goes out of its way to portray them as undependable, immature, and ineffective. Yet an endless stream of research (not to mention our own experience and God’s Word) clearly identifies the critically important role of fathers in the lives of their children. Fathers, don’t give up! Take heart and persevere – you are not alone. You are appreciated and loved. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9) Happy Father’s Day! Lutheran Family Service - www.LutheranFamilyService.org

STILL REDEEMING: We're still accepting and redeeming cans and bottles. We're now building up our fund balance to make contributions to local food banks. You can help by contributing any redeemable bottles or cans. Place any sized contributions in the left side of the church garage and we'll take it from there. So far this year, we've received over 46,000 cans and bottles, converted them into $2,300 and made contributions to the church mortgage, Lutheran Bible Translators, and to sheet music for the BSLC choir. Remember, no contribution is too big or small, it all adds up!

The featured Iowa West District LWML grant for June is Remembering Whose U R for $20,000. Lutheran Family Service counselors are growing “Whose U R”, a ministry which helps young Lutherans, and their peers, deal with social media, peer pressure, and the challenges of living out their faith in our anti-Christian culture. The program is available at no cost to youth groups throughout Iowa District West. The expanded outreach will enhance youth ministry in our District. The grant will cover LFS staff expenses and travel, as well as materials, including Bibles, given to youth at Whose U R events. For information on presentations contact Rev. Mick Wolfram at mwolfram@lutheranfamilyservice.org.
Problems Watching Online Service? If you ever have problems while watching BSLC’s online/live stream, please scroll to the bottom of our website polkcity.church and click “report a problem”. Please do not send an email or the proper individuals won’t be notified of the issues. Thank you!
In Need of Prayers? Please contact Pastor for any prayer requests or if you would like visits for hospitalization, medical concerns, etc. Pastor can’t be there if he is not aware of the need. Thank you!