Sunday Worship: 8:00am | 9:30am Education Hour | 10:45am

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.

Wanted - IDW - LERT Team Site Supervisor

(Spencer flooding – August ~ September)

Wanted - IDW - LERT Team Site Supervisor (Spencer flooding – August ~ September)  The position is volunteer; however, mileage and some expenses will be covered. Along with housing and most meals being provided. 

Job Description 

Responsibilities: 

  • Personnel Management: Manage volunteer LERT team members, assign tasks, and monitor performance. 
  • Safety and Security: Implement safety procedures and address any hazards promptly. 
  • Collaboration: Communicate with city disaster coordinators to build working relationships and awareness of community permit needs and restrictions. 
  • Policy Implementation: Implement LERT policies and procedures. 
  • Equipment Maintenance: Maintain needed equipment (or be in contact with LERT trailer steward congregations). 
  • Ordering site materials: some PPE, drywall materials, etc. 

Requirements: 

  • Certifications: basic LERT trained (or willing to be trained) 
  • Experience: familiar with basic power washing, sanitizing, and framing/drywall (will be given specific product information when needed) 
  • LERT does not do plumbing, electrical, or HVAC work 
  • Skills: Strong leadership, communication, and problem-solving skills. Understand that we do this work to reach out with Christ’s love and hope.  
  • Tech Savvy: Willing to learn Zuper app, site management system used by LERT. 

Housing provided at Camp Okoboji.  Please contact Julie Mann at the IDW office ( julie@IowaDistrictWest.org) if you are interested or have questions.   

Volunteer Hours

Please Document

From Sheriffa Jones, Director, The Spencer Chamber of Commerce -

The City of Spencer needs to have everyone document their volunteer hours as they affect the amount of FEMA dollars the City receives. Please reflect back to the first day – June 22nd!  

What are considered volunteer hours?  Volunteer hours are considered within this spirit - any hours you’ve spent assisting with others, other’s homes, and the church, etc. in which you were not paid. Where you’ve gone “above and beyond in any capacity” This would not include hours put in to restore your own home or business, but for others.

We need all volunteer hours registered at this link https://forms.gle/HrHRGG5pQ3hkTNix6                         Thank you very much!

Summer Church Office Hours

Now through August 19th hours will be Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00-Noon.

IGLLS Registration for 2024-2025 is Open

Registration for the 2024-2025 school year is now open to the public. ESA funding is available for all students who were not enrolled in an Iowa nonpublic school this school year. Contact Iowa Great Lakes Lutheran School at 712-262-8237 for more information.

Education Savings Account

ESA for 2024-2025

ESA applications are now open!  Go to https://educate.iowa.gov/pk-12/educational-choice/education-savings-accounts for information. If you created an account last year, log in to that account. The deadline for applying for an Education Savings Account for the 2024-2025 school year is June 30, 2024. Families who qualified for 2023-2024 will receive the funds again, but you MUST apply each year.

Word of Hope Hotline

Lutherans for Life

Lutherans For Life offers help, healing, and forgiveness for anyone who bears the burden of overwhelming guilt through our 24-hour Word of Hope hotline (888-217-8679). This free service is available to men, women, and youths for information, referrals, and Scripture-based spiritual care to address life issues such as surprise pregnancy, abortion recovery, suicide, doubting salvation, and physician-assisted suicide.

Live Streaming Sunday Worship Services

8:00 Worship Service & Adult Bible Class

Sunday’s 8:00 a.m. services, and Pastor Kaldahl's Bible Class at 9:30 a.m. will be Livestreamed. Find the link on our church website halfway down on the home page.  http://www.spencer-church.com