This Sundays Readings:  October 22, Twentieth Sunday after Pentecost  – (Isaiah 45:1-7, 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10, and Matthew 22:15-22


Next Sundays Readings:  October 29, Reformation Day – Revelations 14:6-7, Romans 3:19-28, and John 8:31-36


Concordia- Help Wanted:  The Pork Dinner on Sunday, November 19 will include cheesy potatoes. The sign-up sheet is in the narthex. Please pick up the recipe and ingredients at Lake Park Foods, items have already been paid for.  Baked and bring prepared to the Community Center before 1:00 a.m. Thank you in advance for your help. If you have any questions, please ask a committee member.


Thank You:  Thank you to my family and friends for all the delicious food, lovely cards, and visits after my accident and sister’s death.  Aylys Schuett


Let’s Shower Mom-to-Be:  Lindsey Reese is being honored with a shower on Saturday, November 11 from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. at the United Methodist Church, Lake Park.  Beckham James-Ray Reese is registered at Target, Amazon, and Wal-Mart. Lindsey is the daughter of Doug & Julie Stahly.


Gourmet Coffee:  MLHS is hosting an entrepreneurial project to support the school.  The coffee are custom-roasted right here in MN. Cost is $10 for a 12 oz. bag and $50 for a 5lb. bag. Order on-line at  Please see the flier in the narthex for more information.


Medicare Open Enrollment:  October 15th through December 7th. If you have Medicare, you should review your coverage. Even if you are happy with your current coverage, you might find a new plan that’s a better fit for your budget or health needs. Local SHIIP counselors (Robert Emgarten, Jim Hitchcock, and Milo Kindwall), a service of the state of Iowa at Lakes Regional Healthcare, can meet with you for free to review your options, objectively see what coverage would be best for you, and help you find out if you qualify for help paying for your Medicare. Appointments are being accepted now by calling 712-336-1230 Monday through Friday, 8 am until 4:30 pm.


Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization (ILSTO) is all about school choice. The ILSTO accepts contributions for financial aid for students enrolled in one of the 15 Lutheran schools in Iowa that participate in ILSTO. We’ve come a long since 2007 when donations to the ILSTO totaled $145,288 and aid was provided to approximately 130 students. In 2016 donations were $822,535 providing assistance to more than 725 students. We are currently at 29% of our goal for 2017 so now is the time to be sure to get your 65% Iowa tax credit which can be carried over for 5 years. For more information please call Dewey Torkelson at 712-260-2991.


New Study SeriesThe adult Bible study class at Concordia has begun a new topic in the LifeLight series, Heaven and Hell. It is an interesting and informing study as we explore sessions like: A Guided Tour of Heaven and Hell, What Happens When We Die, The Justice of God and the Fate of the Wicked and Redeemed, Living Heavenward, and others. The class meets during the Sunday school hour and all materials are furnished by Concordia. All are welcome to join anytime.


Prayer Requests:  Please contact the church secretary if you would like to be included in the prayers in the bulletin.


KFUO Radio:  Our Worldwide Lutheran Radio Station offers a variety of weekday Christian programming.  From 7-9 am “His Time” starts your day with the Word of God. It’s “Morning Prayer” segment features devotional meditations.  From 9:30-10:00 am “Law and Gospel” applies those doctrines of Scripture to God’s plan of salvation in Christ.  From 10-11 am “Faith’n Family” covers various life and family issues.  From 11-12 am “Thy Strong Word” is an in-depth Bible study program. From 3-5 pm “Issues, Etc”, is a Christ-Centered radio talk show. See complete listings and stream live broadcasts at  or