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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.

GIFT Kickoff & Parent Meeting

September 27th
G.I.F.T. Begins September 27th at 5:30 p.m. The first meeting will be a shortened schedule. We will meet with kids and parents at 5:30. The kids will go through their schedule, and the parents will have a short meeting and sign up for snacks, desserts and kitchen duty.  Supper will be provided, and we plan to end at 7:00 p.m.

GIFT & Sunday School Registration

Parents of 3 yr. olds to 6th Grade: You can sign your kids up for Sunday School and G.I.F.T. this year with an online form at If you would rather fill out a paper form, please contact the church office or Julie Chalstrom and we can send the form to you via email. Parents can pay fees the night of the first session, which will be Sept. 27th.

Annual Preschool Fundraiser

Sept. 13th- Oct. 4th

The First English Christian Preschool is again selling Butter Braid Pastries, frozen pizzas, cookie dough and an assortment of other food and gift items for its annual fundraiser. Order from any preschool family or call the preschool office at 262-3699. Delivery will be Tuesday, November 7th from 4:00-6:00 p.m.  A special thank you for your continued prayers and support of our preschool!

Fall Bible Studies

Please join us on Sun. October 1st for Bible study hour at 9:30 as we kick off our fall adult Bible studies with Bible Trivia. Join this fun non-competitive event!!

Bible studies available this fall.


-Pastor’s Adult Bible Class at 9:30 a.m. – Various Topics—Fellowship Hall

-Jeff & Julie Chalstrom—Bible Study at 9:30 a.m.—Confirmation Room.

-Home Study: Sunday’s at 6:30 p.m.—Beginning September 24th  Leader: Leonard Langner, Study on the Parables of Jesus At Leonard & Marlena Langner’s home at 1118 West 4th St. Spencer


Ladies’ Bible Study: Starts Monday September 18th - 6:30 p.m. at FELC – “Joy, a Study of Philippians”  Leader: Kristin Kaldahl


Men’s Early Morning Study: On-going from 6:30-7:30 a.m. in the FELC Library. Current study of the weekly Sunday readings.

 Ladies Bible Study: Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. Beginning September 20th—FELC Fellowship Hall             Leader: Bonnie Ewoldt  Study on Fruits of the Spirit - "Patience, Kindness, Goodness"


Spirit Lifters:  Tuesdays from 7:00-8:00 a.m.  Leader:  Shari Crew at her home. Prayer Group and Devotions

Save The Date

IGLLS Annual Auction

The IGLLS Annual Auction will be held Saturday, November 11. You won't want to miss it!

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.


Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization

Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization (ILSTO) - Please help ILSTO be fully funded for 2023! For the 2023 tax year, the legislature has allocated $20,000,000 for Tuition Tax Credits for the STO program across the state of Iowa so ILSTO will have over $1,000,000 in tax credits to distribute to donors. We need your help to raise this money to be able to fund our tuition assistance. Contact Dewey Torkelson for more information about the Iowa Lutheran School Tuition Organization at 712-260-2991.

Christian Estate Planning

Have you written a will or a trust?  You may contact our congregation’s Christian Estate Planning Counselor Jim Schroeder. Jim can help you determine your estate planning goals and help get you ready to meet with your attorney.  He can help you write a statement of your Christian faith that can be included in your will or trust.  For a personal no-cost meeting contact Jim at 515.490.7371 or

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.