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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.

Vacation Bible School

June 17-21, 2019
Our "Miraculous Mission" Vacation Bible School is sure to educate and entertain your children 5 mighty mornings June 17-June 21 (Mon-Fri) from 8:30 noon. We are providing both breakfast and lunch for your child each day. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. We will also provide free transportation to the Spencer YMCA and Trinity Childcare following VBS.

Parents are invited to join us on Friday, June 21 at 11:30 a.m. for our closing program and family lunch!!
Everyone is welcome so be sure to invite your friends!!

Sign up at on paper at First English Lutheran Church or at

Suggested donation of $15 per registrant is encouraged!

IGLLS Spring Musical

May 22 6:30 p.m.
The Big Bible Idea Group is the Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran Schools spring musical. A local pastor needs help! He wants to present a sermon to his church that covers the ENTIRE BIBLE in roughly 25 minutes!! Sound Impossible? The pastor decides to hire the kid-operated ad agency, "B.I.G." (The Big Bible Idea Group) to tackle this challenge. The creative team successfully brainstorms and offers highlights that WILL TEACH Fundamental Scriptural truths. The Musical will be presented in the school gymnasium at 1311 E 18th Street, Spencer on May 22 at 6:30 p.m. The children are very excited to share the message of God's love.

IGLLS Last Day of School

Friday, May 24th
Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School Last Day will be on Friday May 24th. There will be a reception at 10:00 for the 6th grade students followed by Chapel and the Year End Award Ceremony at 10:30 a.m. in the sanctuary at First English Lutheran Church.

Ghana Missionaries to Visit FELC

Sunday, June 2nd
Missionaries from Ghana Coming to FELC - Rev. Dr. Steven and Cynthia Schumacher will be joining us on Sunday, June 2nd to share their mission experiences with us. Pastor Schumacher will be preaching the sermon at both services and giving their mission presentation during Bible class. We hope you will join us that day to welcome them to First English. Through your prayers and support God's mission continues in Ghana as He uses the Schumachers to serve His people there. Thank you for your prayers and support.

In-Gathering for National LWML Convention

"Gifts from the Heart"
Gifts from the Heart for LWML-Mobile, 2019 - Terry Chalstrom will be representing First English Lutheran Church at the National LWML Convention in June. She will be taking “Gifts from the Heart” with her. Suggested gifts include Wal-Mart or Target gift cards in the $10 and $25 amounts. These can be purchased from the IGLLS Scrip program and benefit our school as well. Please have your gifts to Terry by Sunday, June 16th.

Concordia Publishing House is also helping with Gifts from the Heart with Arch books. The books can be ordered through and use the code GFTH at checkout. All books ordered this way will ship free directly to the convention in Mobile, Alabama. Orders will close May 30th.

The recipients of these resources are women and children who are victims of domestic abuse, are homeless, hungry and hurting, and those women who are seeking treatment for drug and alcohol addiction.

Ladies Bible Study Resumes

Wednesday, June 12th 9:45 a.m.
The Ladies Morning Bible Class will resume on Wednesday, June 12 at 9:45 a.m. at Terrazo’s. We will finish Acts and begin a new series. Anyone wishing to join this study for the summer is welcome. Please contact Bonnie Ewoldt for a book.

New Bible Study

Begins June 24 at 7:00 p.m. at FELC
Kristin Kaldahl will Lead a New Bible Study beginning June 24th - The concept of 'having enough' is one that is not often experienced. If I only had more money ... more success ... more time ... then I would be fulfilled. Yet, even when more is attained, it rarely satisfies. It is not 'enough.'

An eight-lesson women’s Bible Study "Enough for Now" explores the idea of 'enough' through the study of Scripture - specifically the parable of the rich fool, personal stories, and practical exercises. Over the course of the eight lessons, women will discover how to escape the insatiable quest for more by finding their 'enough' in God. Sign up on the sheet in the Opportunity Corner. Cost per book is $15.00.