FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH • 1311 East 18th Street • Spencer, Iowa • 712-262-5598

Thy WORD is a lamp unto my feet
and a LIGHT unto my path.

Sunday Morning Services: 8:00 AM Traditional, 9:30 Christian Education Hour, 10:45 Blended Praise
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G.I.F.T. at First English Lutheran Church

G.I.F.T. is the acronym for "Growing in Faith Together", a program for students in grades 1-12. Our mid-week program for grades 1-6 operates from 3:45-7:00 PM while grades 7-8 meet for Confirmation from 7-8:30 PM and our High School LYF for grades 9-12 is held from 6:45-8:30 PM just about every Wednesday during the school year.

G.I.F.T. is comprised of four ministry areas: (1) Bible Time to nurture children and youth into intelligent, true Biblically informed discipleship; (2) Worship Time to develop responsibility for and practice in worship skills because worship is a primary service to God as disciples; (3) Play Time to experience great fun at the expense of no one; and (4) Family Time to provide a joyous, intergenerational celebration of God's family over a shared meal as we experience our unity in Christ. This year's G.I.F.T. Staff included:

Director: Terry Chalstrom
Family Time Directors: Rachel Johnson
Worship Time Director: Angie Schauer
Keyboardist: Kristin Kaldahl
Playtime Director: Terry Chalstrom
Comforter: Ellen Essick
High School Director: Bonnie Kabrick
Dinner Dean: Pastor Kaldahl
Secretary/Treasurer: Mary McCloud
Snack Coordinator: Janice Breidinger

Child Care: Beth Miller
GIFT Advisory Committee: Kristen Kaldahl, Ranae Kehoe, Keith & Mary McCloud

1st grade: Lora Elsenblast and Amber Jones
2nd grade: Roxanne Warburton and Brittany Spieker
3rd & 4th grade: Marlena Langner and Victoria Richardson
5th & 6th grade: Leonard Langner & Clayton Fletcher
7th & 8th grade: Pastor Kaldahl
High School: Bonnie Kabrick

Table Parents:
Matt & Abbey Ruden, Mike & Janet Iedema, Marcia Peters and Loretta Bendlin, Leonard & Marlena Langner, Clayton & Dawn Fletcher, Sharon & Randy Strough, Tim Grieme and Ranae Kehoe, Keith & Mary McCloud.

Thank you to all the volunteers and parents who help make this a truly blessed experience for all our students

Respectfully submitted
Terry Chalstrom, Director


FIRST ENGLISH LUTHERAN CHURCH • 1311 East 18th Street • Spencer, Iowa 51301 • 712-262-5598
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