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The Light monthly newsletter was just published,
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The Light – August 2021
But, for a quick summary of the top ministries and events,
read on below!

Time to dedicate and celebrate!

The process we started as a congregation back in 2017 comes to a close this weekend as we dedicate our renewed worship space and celebrate with a grand organ concert from a globally-renowned musician.

Dedication Worship Services

During each worship service this weekend, August 28-29, we will formally dedicate our renovated worship space and the elements of worship within it. Special prayers will be offered up for the various elements such as our altar, ambo, baptismal font, and organ; that these earthly creations my point people to God's glory and help lead people to Christ.  We will also unveil a special arrangement for choir and organ entitled "Ponder Anew" commissioned from Dr. Wayne Wold for this dedication in memory of Delaine "Ding" Sather, a long-time member of our choir.
 

Dedication Organ Recital

The Parsons Pipe Organ Builders "Opus 50" organ is one of the largest, most well-equipped tracker organs in the upper Midwest, and we can't wait to hear it put through its paces. This Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. we will host an organ recital featuring renowned organist, Dr. Ahreum Han Congdon. While she has travelled the world as a featured virtuoso performer, Dr. Congdon received her Doctorate here at the University of Iowa, and we are excited to welcome her back!
 

The Concert will be Live-streamed
 

For those with health concerns who do not want to attend in-person, we will have it streaming on our worship site, firstlutherancr.online.church The concert cannot remain online after the performance due to copyright restrictions, so be sure to tune in live!
 

Also Coming Soon for FLC:

Children's Ministry Starts Sept. 12!
Supporting the faith formation is a promise we make to our young believers when they are baptized as infants. You can support the ministry in a number of ways by signing up here.
Have you registered your children? We are taking many safety precautions for the health of our children, but we are starting back together soon. Register today.
 
God's Work Our Hands service event:
Join Lutherans across the nation in serving our communities to be God's hands working in the world. Check out our planned projects and sign up here:

God's Work. Our Hands.
 

Names & Faces Photo Directory
It has been quite awhile since we have seen each other, and it can be hard to remember a name to a face or vice versa. You know what helps with this though? having a current photo directory! And, with modern solutions, we will be able to include online access, not just a printed book. BUT - for it to really be effective, we need everyone's participation!
Book a Photo Sitting Today!
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