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Jennifer would love to greet everyone after church! Please exit through the back of the sanctuary to help traffic flow! We Need You! Dan and Tricia Steen would like a choir from Chapel to sing special music on March 31, Easter Sunday. The song would be familiar to you, and we will practice a couple of times. If interested in helping in any way, p l e a s e c o n t a c t Tr i c i a a t 6 4 1- 4 7 3 - 6 1 2 3 or t r ici a . s te e n@yah o o.c om . Ste e n's would love for you to join in the Easter excitement!

All women of the church are invited to the UMW’s annual spring breakfast on Saturday, March 23, at 9:00 a.m. at the church. Cindy Ormston and Janice Collins have arranged for the program. Lois Groth and Karen Handorf will decorate the tables, and hostesses for the breakfast are Kathryn Burt, Jo Svendsen, Susan Beichley and Connie Buchman.



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Spring Forward Good Friday Service

The community Good Friday service will be held on March • Please join Lenten studies Sunday Remember 2 2 a t S a l e m C h u rc h i n nights through March 24 in various to move Lincoln. They would like a homes. Contact Barb Burt for your community choir to sing, and details. clocks ahead Saturday, March a practice will be held on 9, before you go to bed! Wednesday, March 20, at 7 • Andrew Steen and Kristen Aaron pm in Lincoln. The song will were married in a small ceremony on Valentine’s Day. What a day of be "Once Upon a Tree.” celebration for their families! They Volunteers Meeting The Chapel Volunteers will meet Thursday, March 7, at 7 pm in the Fellowship Hall. Lori Somers will lead devotions, and Lois Groth & Cindy Ormston will provide lunch. All church w o m e n a re w e l c o m e a n d encouraged to attend. Please note date and location change. Pork Loin Dinner You are invited on Sun, Mar 3, from 11 am-1 pm to the Corn Car nival fundraiser at the Memorial Building in Gladbrook. Adults $8, 12 & under $4. Church Attendance January 27: no church February 3: 105 February 10: 64 February 17: 86 Lenten Study Small Groups
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You are welcome to join one of four small groups each • Congratulations to Sonya Beichley, Sunday night during Lent who became engaged to Josh (Feb 17-Mar 24). Each group Rouser. They are planning a July will have a facilitator and go wedding. through the scripture and questions from the leader’s • We are proud of Chapel's many guide. If you haven’t signed honor roll students at our schools up and would like to attend, and colleges. Also, congratulations please join any group that on their many other works for you. The four accomplishments. Keep up the good work! groups include the homes of: Allen & Dee Burt • Kelly Newcomb is helping Dan & Tricia Steen accompany and lead praise songs. Ron & Lois Groth Thanks, Kelly! Kathryn Burt Each group will decide on a time and there are no books to purchase. Please remember to bring your Bibles. Witness Committee: *Barbara Burt, Marci Krull, Lynn Handorf, Dan Beane, Kathryn Burt and Tricia Steen
• Chapel’s Ice Cream Social is Tuesday, June 25. Mark your calendars. If interested in helping, please contact the nomination committee or committee members, Dan & Tricia Steen or Chris & Amy Bland. They would appreciate your help!

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Mon, Apr 1: 9 am No Meeting for Newsletters Thurs, Apr 4: 1:30 pm UMW Sat, May 11: Chapel shower for Sonya Beichley

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We Need Help With VBS! The Age-Level & Family Ministries committee, Kelly Newcomb, Ann Jackson, Amy Bland, Lois Groth, Connie Buchman & Dana Rosacker, is starting to think about Vacation Bible School. If anyone has ideas for dates or would like to lead or help in any way, please contact any committee member. Birthday/Anniversary Updates

We are continually updating • C h a p e l ’s B i r t h d a y a n d • Ann Jackson, thyroid surgery Jan 21; Anniversary mass was benign, PTL! Calendar. Our •Ross Iverson, hip replacement Feb 4 most recent •Cindy Ormston, hernia repair Feb 6 copies are on • Jim Svendsen, recently hospitalized the west table •Darwin & Donna Lynch in the narthex. •Tammy Burt’s grandmother passed away recently in Omaha; prayers for her Please make family sure your family •Grant Day left Jan 22 for basic training is included in it. If not, please contact Ann in South Carolina; Sierra Winters’ J a c k s o n o r S u e K o s t e r boyfriend because we want to include • Jerry Hine, health problems; Dee Burt’s co-worker everyone! Thank you. Barbara Burt, recent dental procedures
• • Ashley (Leytham) Mathern, recovering from surgery to remove tumor behind eye; husband, Eli, caring for five small children • Connie Sievers, finished with radiation treatments; Karen Handorf ’s sister • Lee & Mary Jo Vile, friends of Ormston’s; Lee’s brother died recently, Mary’s mother is ill, & their daughterin-law Betsy is battling cancer • Barb Plaehn's brother's wife, Patsy having surgery this week for breast cancer. • Ann Koster Schaffer, health concerns • Kathy Niedermann, Amy’s mother, health problems • Donna Lynch’s aunt who fell at Villa del Sol; surgery on elbow • Krissy, Dana Rosacker’s friend, knee replacement • Jim & Shirley Svendsen’s friend, Dysart, died from pancreatic cancer. • Family of John Wetherbee, Don Carlon’s step-father , who recently passed away. Our sympathy to Don’s family. • Family of Michelle Schrodt, 48, sister of Andy/Sara (Koster) Schrodt; died in car accident February 15 • Family of Judy Egnew, Marshalltown, who passed away. • Tanya Clausen Richards, 41, more spots of cancer; Angie Lookingbill’s high school classmate

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June 25 Ice Cream Social Please contact Lori Somers if you would like to volunteer to be on the Ice Cream Social committee or contact Steen’s, B l a n d ’s , C o r n w e l l ’s a n d Fleming’s. Thank you. Chapel Blog

We h o p e y o u h a v e b e e n looking at Chapel’s Blog to find an abundance of information, including newsletters and the 2013 job assignments. At the bottom is a master online google calendar that Lori Somers keeps updated. Secretary Ann Jackson is sending monthly reminders to access the newsletter via Chapel’s blog. Suggestions and comments are always welcome to Lori Somers,

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Chairpersons Named for 2013 The following chairpersons will serve this year and are asked to attend the Administrative Council meetings or give their reports to Allen Burt before the next meeting. Also, please note that the Nurturing Ministries Committee and the Finance Committee have not yet chosen a chairperson. Please do so as soon as possible. If any of these names are incorrect or chairpersons have changed, please let Ann Jackson know. Thank you. Administrative Council Officers - Chairman, Allen Burt; Vice-Chairman: Leon Lamer; Secretary: Ann Jackson Pastor: Dean Kelly Lay Leader: Randy Beichley Treasurer: Jim Fleming Trustees: Leon Lamer Pastor-Parish Relations: John Richter Nurturing Ministries (Worship): Witness Ministries: Barbara Burt Missions: Dee Burt Age-Level and Family: Ann Jackson Youth Fellowship: Doug & Marla Hlas Sunday School Supts: Vaugn Kloster, John Richter, Dan Steen, Lynn Handorf Jr. Sunday School Supt: Heidi Langenbau Sunday School Treasurer: Rick Bessman Children’s Church: Diana Collins, Heidi Langenbau Advisory Committee: Sue Koster Nominations: Lori Somers Finance:

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2012 House of Compassion Statistical Report • • • • • Soup Kitchen: 19,908 meals served with an average of 55 meals per night. Shelter: 396 people were provided shelter with each staying an average of 9 nights. Supply Closet: An average of 531 households were served each month. Back to School: 909 students were assisted to begin school with the needed supplies. Christmas: 1090 people were adopted representing 267 families.

Each one of these statistics represents a person created and loved by God. Every time you volunteer your time and make a financial contribution, you make it possible for the House of Compassion to share our faith in Christ with practical gifts of love.

Sun, Mar 3: 9:30 Sunday School; 10:30 Worship, pork loin dinner 11-1 @ Memorial Bldg, Gbrook; 3rd Sunday of Lent; Small groups in home in pm Thurs, Mar 7: 7 pm Volunteers meeting in the Fellowship Hall; Lori Somers devotions; Lois Groth & Cindy Ormston lunch Sat, Mar 9: Move clocks ahead! Sun, Mar 10: Move clocks ahead; 9:30 Sunday School; 10:30 Worship, Mission Minute, 4th Sunday in Lent; Administrative Council after church, Randy Beichley, order pizza; Small groups in home in pm Mon, Mar 11: 6 pm Cub Scouts Wed, Mar 13: 1:30 pm at Independent Living Apartments, Gladbrook; hostess Carolyn Kloster; devotions Harriett Fleming; roll call~My Favorite Dress and Why; entertainment Shirley Svendsen Fri, Mar 15: 7 pm, GMG Musical Sat, Mar 16: 9 am, 4-H; GMG Musical Sun, Mar 17: 9:30 am Sunday School; 10:30 Worship, 5th Sunday in Lent; Small groups in home in pm Fri, Mar 22: Newsletter items due Sat, Mar 23: 9 am, All- Church Women’s Spring Breakfast, Fellowship Hall; 7 pm, Confirmation practice Sun, Mar 24: 9:30 am Sunday School; 10:30 Confirmation and Palm Sunday with Jennifer Daniel and Pastor Dean; All-church potluck following worship Mon, Mar 25: 6 pm Cub Scouts Thurs, Mar 28: 7 pm Holy Thursday service Fri, Mar 29: 2:00 pm Good Friday services at Westbrook; 7:30 pm services at Lincoln Salem Church Sun, Mar 31: 7:30 am Easter Sunrise Service by YF; breakfast following by Volunteers; 9:30 am Sunday School; 10:30 am Easter worship service

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Owen Collins of Garwin may have diabetes, but he doesn't let it control his life. Collins, a third grader at GMG Elementary School, is the son of Diana and Kendall Collins. He was diagnosed with Type 1 Juvenile Diabetes at the age of 2. "He was drinking twice as much water as normal before we found out he had diabetes," Diana Collins said. "When he was diagnosed it was very scary to start with." It seems even at a young age, Owen has taken a mature approach to having diabetes. Diana said her son has said several times that diabetes is not going to stop him from doing what he wants to do. "He's been good with it all along and he's had a really good attitude," Diana said. "I'm proud of him and I'm very proud of his attitude." Collins has his finger pricked for blood 10 to 12 times a day then enters blood sugar information into a pump which can provide insulin into his system through a tube. The tube is connected to the fatty tissue on the side of his abdomen. All of this work doesn't seem to bother Owen. "I can manage it - and when you manage it - you can live a normal life," Owen said. And a normal life for this active youngster includes riding dirt bikes and snowboards. Just because he's learned to live with diabetes doesn't mean he is not fighting for a cure. For years, Owen has been raising money for the JDRF and taking part in the annual benefit walk in Des Moines. He again took part in the walk this year, which was Feb. 16 in the skywalk. "It's a lot of fun," he said. He raised money prior to the walk through monetary donations and there were also places people could drop off their empty pop cans in Garwin at the four-way stop. To donate visit and enter Owen Collins and Iowa or make a check payable to JDRF and send to Diana Collins, 308 Rider St., Garwin, IA 50632. Last year, the Collins family raised $5,683 for the cause. Owen has a message for other kids who may have been diagnosed with diabetes: "If you have it, you're not different from everybody else," he said. (by Andrew Potter- Staff Writer, Times-Republican, January 26, 2013) Chapel’s very own Owen Collins was featured on the front page of the Marshalltown Times Republican on January 26th! Way to go, Owen! We are all very proud of your efforts to raise money for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation!

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Ushers March 3 Mike Plaehn & Duane Beichley Worship/ Praise Song Leader Randy & Susan Beichley Musicians Kelly Newcomb & Kathryn Burt Gayle & Cindy Krull Marla Hlas B. Plaehn & C. Buchman B. Plaehn & C. Buchman Adult I & II: Kathryn Burt M&M: Parenting- Ann Jackson Jr. SS Opening- Carol Lamer Pre-K- Sierra Winters 1st-4th- Ross Iverson 5-6- Carol Lamer Jr/Sr. High- Linda Svendsen Music & Flowe r s Children’s sermon Nursery Sunday School


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Children’s Church (treats- P. Bland & C. Langenbau) Susan Beichley


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31 April 7 Bill Backoff & John Fleming Lori Somers & Susan Beichley & Sue Koster

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S. Fleming & M. Carlon

R. & L. Groth

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S. Fleming & M. Carlon D. & J. Burt

Adult I & II: Kathryn Burt M&M: Stan Koster Parenting- Sue Koster Jr. SS Opening- Ann Jackson


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Children’s Church (treats- The Great Egg Hunt, leaders) Claire Handorf


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Pre-K- Tricia Steen 1st-4th- Ann Jackson


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5-6- Tammy & Bill Backoff Jr/Sr. High- Randy & Susan Beichley

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