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2600 East Euclid Avenue
Des Moines IA 50317
(515) 265-2865

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Office hours:
9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Tuesday - Friday

Worship Services:

(September - May) 8:00 a.m. & 10:30 p.m.
(Memorial Day - Labor Day) 9:00 a.m.
4:00 p.m & 7:00 p.m.
7:00 a.m. & 10:00 a.m.
(During Lent) 7:00 p.m.
(Hymn Sing starts 6:50)

This week's calendar:
January 15-21

8:00 a.m. Worship
9:15 a.m. Sunday School
9:20 a.m. Adult class
10:30 a.m. Worship
6:30 p.m. Knitting
5:30 p.m. TOPS
7:00 p.m. Church Council meeting
5:45 p.m. meal
6:00 p.m. Youth Choir
6:30 p.m. POP Kids Club, Confirmation Class, Adult Study
6:45 p.m. Choir
7:30 a.m. Mens' fellowship

Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us. - Titus 3:5
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Next Contemporary Service: February 12.
Contemporary Service occurs every 2nd Sunday of the month at our 10:30 a.m. service.

Next Chicago Folk Service: January 29.
Chicago Folk Service occurs on the 5th Sunday of any month which has 5 Sundays (unless the WMA Committee chooses an alternative liturgy).


Our Mission Statement:
We are a Gospel-centered community of people blessed by God to be a blessing to others.

Get involved!
Highlights of our upcoming events:

Wednesday evening activities will resume on January 4, 2017.
-There is something for everyone: a delicious meal at 5:45, followed by the POP Kids' Club for children, Confirmation Class for the youth, and an Adult Study (currently on "The Apostles Creed) led by Pastor Roger. Please join us.

Our Annual Meeting will be held on January 22.
-All members are encouraged to attend. It will be held in the Sanctuary between the two services (approximately 9:15).

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This month's letter from Pastor Roger Osbeck

Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ,

CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! CUBS WIN! THE CHICAGO CUBS HAVE WON THE WORLD SERIES!!! WOW! Hard to believe, but it really happened. In the year 2016, the Chicago Cubs became Major League Baseball's World Champions. Many Chicago Cubs fans have waited their whole lifetime to hear that news. It hadn't happened for 108 years. I'm sure some thought it might never happen, their hopes crushed time and time again in the past. Others were confident this was the year. All the right parts were falling into place: talented players, able coaches, shrewd managers making all the right moves to produce a winner, plus timely moments of good luck. At last, the long awaited victory has arrived.

It's hard to imagine the exuberant joy that Cub fans experienced this year after so long a wait. It must be something like the members of the Lewis and Clark expedition felt after a long arduous journey when they finally reached the Pacific Ocean. I remember reading an excerpt from a journal of one of the explorers: "Oh, the joy!!" they wrote.

As ecstatic a feeling as the Cubs' win gave their fans, it can't possibly measure up to the great joy the people of God experienced upon the arrival of Jesus, after centuries of waiting for the long-expected Messiah. The prophets foretold of Him--

For a child has been born for us,
a son given to us; authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named Wonderful Couselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
(Isaiah 9:6)

The arrival of the Messiah, the Christ child we celebrate each year at Christmas! What joy we have every day to be assured this child grows up sharing the healing power of God with his people, and goes to a cross to die for our sins, be raised from the grave and prepare a heavenly home for us. We have been given a great gift. Let us share the joy. WE WIN! WE WIN! WE WIN!!!

Peace to you. See you in church.

Pastor Roger

Outreach links:
Meals from the Heartland
Habitat for Humanity
Lutheran Services in Iowa
Lutheran World Relief
ELCA Malaria Campaign