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News & Announcements

News & Announcements from FELC

If you have any questions about the information on this page or would like to have an announcement posted to our website, please contact our church secretary.

Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser

Sunday, March 24 9:00-1:00
Fundraising Omelet Breakfast – Sunday, March 24 for First English Christian Preschool, 9:00 a.m.- 1:00 p.m. We are raising funds for next year as we go to an all-day, Monday-Friday Pre-K class. We have been awarded a matching Grant from Iowa District West up to $15,000 for funds raised. Free-Will Donation.

Preschool Celebration Sunday

40th Year Anniversary
Join us as we kickoff the 40th Year Celebration for First English Christian Preschool
Sunday, March 24, 2019              10:45 a.m. Worship Service
Omelet Breakfast Fundraiser        9:00 a.m.—1:00 p.m.

Young at Heart

Monday, March 25, 11:30 a.m.
Band Soloists At Young At Heart! YaH senior fellowship will meet for their monthly potluck and Bible study on Monday, March 25th, at 11:30. IGLLS 6th grade band students will play their contest solos at 12:45. Everyone is welcome!

Lenten Schedule

Lenten Services

Mid Lent III— Wednesday, March 20th —6:00 p.m. Meal to follow by the LYF and Board of Youth – Ham, Potatoes, Lettuce Salad, Brownie Sundae
Mid Lent IV— Wednesday, March 27th —6:00 p.m. Meal to follow served by Board of Christian Outreach – Pulled Pork, Cheesy Potatoes, Green Beans, French Bread & Dessert
Mid Lent V— Wednesday, April 3rd —6:00 p.m. Meal to follow served by LWML – Chicken Casserole, Salad, Bread & Bars
Mid Lent VI— Wednesday, April 10th —6:00 p.m. Meal to follow served by the Board of Education – Baked Potato Bar

LWML Spring Rally

We will share rides to an exciting Rally at Immanuel Lutheran at Terril on Saturday morning April 6th. Leaving the church parking lot at 9 AM we will meet on West (office) side of FELC. We will have Brunch at 9:30, an egg dish, cinnamon rolls and fruit. We will then hear from Mercy Meals of Siouxland. A brief business meeting will follow. At the door we ask the normal $5.00 donation for brunch and we will have an offering during our Rally. Reminder - the ingathering for Rally is non-perishable items for upper Des Moines or a cash donation for upper Des Moines. This will be an exciting event - plan to attend.  All ladies confirmed and 14 years old on up are invited to come.  Please join us!

Missionaries at FELC

Sunday, April 14th-9:00 a.m.
We are excited to announce that Missionaries Craig & Christi Gabhart will be at First English on Palm Sunday, April 14th. Please join us that morning at 9:00 a.m. as they share what God is doing through MH4H - Many Hands for Haiti. Craig & Christi are both from Spencer and have been serving as Missionaries in Haiti for the past few years.

Palm Sunday / Unity Sunday

Palm Sunday / Unity Sunday
April 14, 2019
8:30 Fellowship
9:00 Haiti Mission Presentation
by Craig & Christi Gabhart
9:00 Sunday School
10:00 a.m. Worship Service
Unity Sunday Potluck - Following the 10 am service the Elders are hosting a Potluck Meal.
Dessert items should be provided by members whose last name begins with A - E
Salads / Side dish items should be provided by members whose last name begins with F - P
Meat / Main dish items should be provided by members whose last name begins with Q – Z
Beverages and table settings will be provided by the Board of Elders.

Good Friday Prayer Vigil

April 19 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
God tells us to bring all things to Him in prayer. We would hope that you would consider taking a few minutes or, as much time you would like, to spend a little time with God in prayer.
We will be having a Prayer Vigil on Good Friday April 19th from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm. If you would like to submit any prayer requests, we would include these in our booklet of prayers. Please submit them at our Prayer Request Box in the Opportunity Center.

Holy Week & Easter Sunday


Maundy Thursday, April 18th - 7:30 p.m. Divine Worship with Communiion
Good Friday, April 19th
- Prayer Vigil 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
- 7:30 p.m. Divine Worship


Easter Sunday, April 21st
6:00 a.m. Easter Sunrise Service with Communion
7:00-8:00 Easter Breakfast by the Youth of First English
8:00 a.m. Easter Festival with Communion
10:45 a.m. a.m. Easter Festival with Communion

Coffee with the Savior

Bible Study for Women

New C.O.F.F.E.E. Bible study for women has just begun! We meet at Terrazzo Coffee House (Grand Ave.) at 9:00 a.m. on Saturdays. Our study is appropriately called, “Coffee with the Savior” and is for women who yearn for more intimate friendships with other women and with Jesus.  So, grab a friend (all are welcome!) and a fresh cup of coffee (or another beverage) at Terrazzo and join us.

We are considering adding a Sunday session of this Bible Study. Please contact Bonnie Kabrick with questions or to sign up.  240-2555