Conrad Presbyterian Church 

                                                      101 South Church Street

                                                                PO Box 310

                                                             Conrad, IA 50621

                                                               [641]-366-2342

                                                          presby1@prairieinet.net

March Birthdays

      1                         Audrey Mino

      4               Elizabeth Crosser                            14                 Bob McWilliams

      5                       Dirk Borgman                            17                    Sarah McCoy

      7                      Lincoln Stover                            20                    Gerald Peters

      9                     Dave Juchems                            25            Shannan Callaway

   10                           Lynne Kock                            25                  Eugene Ubben

   12            Rachel Linnenbrink                            26                  John McLeland

   13                      Sam Vreeland                            28               Michelle Heasley

   13                            Lynn Silver                            28                     Denise Landt

   14                     Lucas Thomas                            29                       Jim Hillygus

                                                                                    30                   Logan Scafferi

 

March Anniversaries

29 Arlyn and Marla Schipper

 

Pancake Supper

The Missions Committee is sponsoring a “Pancake Supper” to be held on Wednesday, March 3rd from 5:00 – 7:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall. A free-will offering will be collected, and the funds will go to help with Summer Camp Scholarships for FPC participants to attend the Presbyterian Camp on Okoboji.

 

Christian Ed. Announces Spaghetti Benefit Dinner

The Christian Education Committee is announcing a special benefit dinner to be held on Palm Sunday (March 28th), following the morning worship service.  Proceeds from the dinner will go to fulfilling a “wish list” from our teachers, including furnishings and furniture for their classroom spaces.  Watch for more information from Sunday School students as we get closer to the day.

 

One Great Hour Of Sharing Is March Mission Focus

The Mission Focus in March will be The One Great Hour of Sharing Special Offering that is collected through the Presbyterian Church U.S.A.  Information about how funds from this offering will be used will be shared with the congregation during the Lenten Season.  The offering will be collected on Easter Sunday (April 4th).

 

 

 

March 2010

 
       The

Messenger

The Newsletter of First Presbyterian Church – Conrad, Iowa

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Meet and Greet

Kevin, Stacy, Jordyn and Mason Beeghly

 

This month, we would like you to meet the Kevin and Stacy Beeghly family.  They have two children:  Jordyn who is 11 and Mason who is 6.  They live north of Conrad on Highway 14.  Kevin is the son of Ron and Dorothy Beeghly and grew up in Conrad.  Stacy grew up in Waterloo.  Kevin farms and Stacy is an LPN who currently is a stay-at-home mom, getting the opportunity to help with a variety of school and community activities.

 

Kevin enjoys golfing (when he gets time) while Stacy is into decorating her home, cooking, golf and spending time with friends and family.  Their favorite place to get away is anywhere that is warm, but they especially enjoy the ocean.  They are hoping to visit more states, including Viriginia, California and Georgia.  A few little known facts about Stacy is that she likes to watch birds, listen to thunderstorms , the wind blowing in the trees and the smell of spring.  They have several favorite movies, including “The Color Purple”, “Steel Magnolias”, and “Dead Poets Society”.  They also listen to a wide variety of musical styles, although Kevin admits that he really enjoys country.  In addition, they also love lots of different foods (Italian, Mexican, Chinese) and are not afraid to try new ones, especially if it means getting to go out to dinner with friends.  Stacy says, “We are fun people.  Life is too short to be grumpy.  We try not to sweat the small stuff,.  It doesn’t do to hold grudges.  Enjoy a little bit of everyday.  We are pretty easygoing people.”

 

They enjoy FPC because the congregation is very welcoming.  They made us feel like a part of the church family.  Take some time to meet and greet the Beeghly’s, and look for their pictures in the Fellowship Hall during the month of March.

 

March & April  Worship Assistants

March 7                                                               April 4

Wellspring Express             Sharon Borgman        Wellspring Express              Diane McLeland                                                                                               

Greeters                       Gregg & Patti Sharp        Greeters                       Larry & Audrey Mino                                                                                                                                                                   

Ushers                Ron Beeghly & Mike Purvis        Ushers                           Lynn & Krista Silver                                                                                               

Bell Ringer                                   Larry Mino        Bell Ringer                               Jay Borgman                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Candles                                     Communion        Candles                                     Communion

SS Nursery                         Shannon McCoy        SS Nursery                            Donna Kadner                                                               

W Nursery        Nicole Lutes & Kendra Smith        W Nursery Jay Borgman & Shannan Callaway                                                                              

Lay Reader                             Les Gummert        Lay Reader                                Jim Hillygus                                                                                                                                                                   

KOW      Diane Mc., Krista Grant, Macy Kock        KOW Kendra S., Shannon Mc., Dana LaMothe                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

Flowers                                 Teddie Hillygus        Flowers                                 Teddie Hillygus               

Fellowship                 Mike & Jill Stufflebeam        Fellowship                    Michael & Deb Myers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

March 14                                                             April 11

Greeters            Faye Smith & Vivian Dennis        Greeters                   Kevin & Stacy Beeghly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ushers                    Paul Kock & Brad Smith        Ushers                           Marc & Krista Grant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Bell Ringer                                  Lynn Silver        Bell Ringer                             Dave Juchems                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Candles                                Travis LaMothe        Candles                               Jordyn Beeghly                                                                               

SS Nursery                                 Krista Silver        SS Nursery                            Marla Schipper                                                                                                                                                                   

W Nurs.                     Jill Lutes & Tyler Lutes        W Nursery Mikaela Simpson & Brianne Benjamin                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Lay Reader                             Monica Kruse        Lay Reader                             Connie Yates                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

KOW Diane Mc., Sarah McCoy, Stacy Beeghly      KOW Kendra S., Shannon Mc., Sarah McCoy                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Flowers                                        Lyn Purvis        Flowers                                        Lyn Purvis                                                               

Fellowship                              CE Committee        Fellowship                    Jason & Kris Scafferi                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

March 21                                                             April 18

Greeters                  Dirk & Sharon Borgman        Greeters                    Mike & Jill Stufflebeam                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ushers                      Kevin & Stacy Beeghly        Ushers                    Heath & Chris Rhinehart                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Bell Ringer                            Teddie Hillygus        Bell Ringer                                  Mike Purvis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Candles                                    Cole Scafferi        Candles                                       Clay Silver                                                                                               

SS Nursery                              Kendra Smith        SS Nursery                        Sharon Borgman                                                                                                                                                                   

W Nurs.           Taylor Metge & Jay Borgman        W Nursery           Nicole Lutes & Krista Grant                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Lay Reader                           Marijke Carson        Lay Reader                                  Bob Kruse                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

KOW    Dave J., Donna Kadner, Ryan Lutes        KOW         Leigh C., Claire & Jill Stufflebeam                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Flowers                              Sharon Gummert        Flowers                              Sharon Gummert                                               

Fellowship                 Brian & Dana LaMothe        Fellowship                    Kurt & Stacey Stover                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

March 28                                                             April 25

Greeters                  Ron & Dorothy Beeghly        Greeters        Doris McKibben & Ann Carnes                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Ushers                    Chris & Michelle Heasley        Ushers                         Jim & Donna Kadner                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Bell Ringer                             Brian LaMothe        Bell Ringer                               Ron Beeghly                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Candles                           Claire Stufflebeam        Candles                                       Macy Kock                                                                                               

SS Nursery                            Marla Schipper        SS Nursery                             Stacey Stover                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

W Nursery    Mikaela Simpson & Krista Silver        W Nursery    Samantha Ubben & Deb Myers                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Lay Reader                                  Bob Yates        Lay Reader                                 Jerry Gade                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

KOW Dave J., Conner Ubben, Jill Stufflebeam     KOW   Leigh C., Jay Borgman, Taylor Metge                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

Flowers                                         Bev Gade        Flowers                                         Bev Gade

Fellowship                    CE Spaghetti Dinner        Fellowship                Eugene & Darla Ubben                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               

 

Per Capita

Our 2010 Per Capita apportionment for active members of FPC is $26.75.   If you would like to help with a contribution,  please indicate it on your check or envelope.  Thanks!

March Calendar

1                 7:00 pm................................................ Evening Women’s Bible Study

2                 6:00 am.................................................................... Promise Keepers

3                 3:30 pm............................................................................... Kids’ Club

                   5:00 pm................................. Pancake Supper (Missions Committee)

                   7:00 pm......................................................................... Choir Practice

7                 9:00 am....................................................................... Sunday School

                 10:00 am........................................................... Worship (Communion)

                 11:00 am.............................................................................. Fellowship

                   2:30 pm..................................................................... Oakview Service

8                 7:00 pm..................................................................... Session Meeting

9                 6:00 am.................................................................... Promise Keepers

10               3:30 pm............................................................................... Kids’ Club

                   6:00 pm..................................................................... Drum Ensemble

                   7:00 pm......................................................................... Choir Practice

14               9:00 am....................................................................... Sunday School

                 10:00 am......................................... Worship (Sunday School Sharing)

                 11:00 am...................................................... Fellowship (Christian Ed.)

15               9:00 am................................................ Women’s Morning Bible Study

                   7:00 pm................................................ Women’s Evening Bible Study

16               6:00 am.................................................................... Promise Keepers

17               3:30 pm............................................................................... Kids’ Club

                   6:30 pm..................................................................... Drum Ensemble

                   7:00 pm......................................................................... Choir Practice

21               9:00 am....................................................................... Sunday School

                 10:00 am.................................................................................. Worship

                 11:00 am.............................................................................. Fellowship

22               6:00 am.................................................................... Promise Keepers

23               3:30 pm............................................................................... Kids’ Club

                   6:00 pm..................................................................... Drum Ensemble

                   7:00 pm......................................................................... Choir Practice

28               9:00 am....................................................................... Sunday School

                 10:00 am......... Worship (Palm Sunday, Hunger Fund, Barefoot4Haiti)

                 11:00 am.............................................................................. Fellowship

30               6:00 am.................................................................... Promise Keepers

31               6:30 pm..................................................................... Drum Ensemble

                   7:00 pm......................................................................... Choir Practice

 

Shoes for Haiti Program Coming March 14-28!

Our Sunday School is heading up FPC’s effort to help with the relief work going on in Haiti following the devastating earthquake there last month.  Starting on March 14th, we will be collecting new and gently used shoes through the Barefoot 4 Haiti Program of “Soles for Souls”.  The collection will end on Palm Sunday – March 28th.  “Barefoot Sunday” will be March 14th.  Watch for more information!

Key Personnel


Pastor:  The Rev. Kerry W. Carson
Secretary:  Sue McLeland
Custodian:   Kathy Colin
Choir Director:  Denise Landt
Organist/Drama Director:   Monica Kruse
Accompanist:  Marijke Carson
Financial Secretary:  Janice Juchems
Treasurer:   Donna Vreeland
 

Session Members

Elder Dean Adams (Clerk of Session)
Elder Heath Rhinehart
Elder Donna Kadner
Elder Jane Linnenbrink
Elder Hank Miller
Elder Diane McLeland
Elder Brad Smith
Elder Mike Purvis
Elder Arlyn Schipper
Pastor Kerry Carson (Moderator)
 

Board Of Deacons

Deacon Marijke Carson (Chairperson)(Secretary)
Deacon Michelle Purvis
Deacon Donna Fiscus
Deacon Mike Myers
Deacon Doug Lutes