WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Debbie Schmidt, Danielle Ulrich, Kyle Fischer, Amanda Been, Jim Ray, Jessica Johnson, Tyler Bassler, Shelby Sagester, Katy Mohr Sebald, Preston Guehring, Randy Bryant, Jason Delong, Jacob Wells, Jo Ellen Lindloff, Nancy Wilson, Kelsey Lee, Sue Belvo, Jo Lindloff, the Rev. Mark Moore, Jeff Hickey, Jacob Wells, Debbie Davis, Rachel Smith, Nate Rosfeld, Roy Wysong, Holly Rockefeller, Robin McKinney, Jason DeLong, Darold Grubb, Brandi Marker Wathen
Anniversaries this week: Jim and Emily Ray, Jeff and Katy Mohr Sebald, Skylar and Maggie Reckers.
American Legion Post 322
Sr. Fun Bunch meets Thursdays from 1-4 p.m.
Rock the Juke Box Friday Aug. 18 from 7-11:30 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle.
Ladies Night and Euchre every Wednesday at 7 p.m., $5 entry as well as a 50/50 raffle.
SAL Golf Tournament will tee off at 8 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 10. Sign up in the Canteen.
The Foodbank served 56 families during July. This includes 17 seniors, 74 children and totals 196 individuals. Needs are egg noodles, tuna, ramen noodles, pancake mix, syrup, and shampoo. The Foodbank is open from 10a.m. to 12 p.m. on Mondays and Wednesdays and is located at St. John Church, 20 E. South Street. Contact the Foodbank at 937-839-1615 for additional information. Non-perishable donations can also be dropped off at St. John Lutheran Ingomar and Salem Lutheran Church on the first Sunday of each month.
Salem Lutheran Church
On Aug. 16, the women will meet at 5 p.m. for a Knotting Party to finish blankets for disaster relief.
The Annual Ice Cream Social will take place Saturday, Aug. 19, from 4-7 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. We serve hot sandwiches, chicken and noodles, cold salads, cake, pies, coffee and eight flavors of homemade ice cream! Drive-through service is available and we are handicapped accessible.
The 200 year Church Anniversary Picnic and Worship Service will be held at Fort St. Clair at 10 a.m. at the first cabin. Afterwards, meat, buns and drinks will be provided, so be sure to bring lawn chairs, table service and a side dish to share. Come and enjoy games for all ages.
Men’s Bible Study will meet Sat. Aug. 19, at 7:30 a.m. at Birthright in Eaton for devotions and to provide general landscaping and minor repairs.
The Women’s council is accepting donations for local disaster relief supplies including blankets, school supplies, health kits, clothing, Bibles and gift cards from major grocery and Home Improvement stores. We are collecting bar soap for Lutheran World Relief and also new stuffed animals or monetary donations for the Stuffed Animal Therapy Ministry, helping children of our county in times of crisis. The Women of the Church are also collecting dimes in water bottles for missions.
We accept unwanted or recently expired coupons for Coups for Troops where coupons up to two months expired are accepted overseas in military commissaries.
We need volunteers for Days for Girls on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 29-30. If you can trace, cut, iron or sew, your talents will be a true blessing for this worthy cause. For further information contact Brenda Wright.
Rally Day, for children in Preschool through sixth grade, will take place Aug. 27 during Sunday School at 9:30 a.m. in the Primary classrooms and outside for the annual Balloon Launch.
Middle School Ministry meets Sunday evenings at 7 p.m.
Adult Bible study meets Thursdays at 7 p.m., studying the book of Revelation.
Special Offering for August will go to Haiti Missions.
St. John Church
We are collecting for needy TVS Elementary Students in the month of August and already have collected over $580 in July.
We are collecting empty pill bottles with labels removed for the Matthew 25 Project.
We are collecting used shoes for Well of Hope and new or used Christian devotionals for our prison ministry.
Youth meet Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m.
We will provide a meal to the Homeless Shelter on Aug. 31.
Church of the Brethren
The next Free Community Meal will be Wednesday, Sept. 6 from 5-6:30 p.m. at the Church of the Brethren, 22 E. Oak Street.