WEST ALEXANDRIA — Birthdays this week: Donnie French, Everett Karl Lee, Cathy Snyder, Joe Wall, Sophia Naudascher, Joyce Tuthill, Ridge Lucas Petelle, Wyatt House, Austin Burkett, Shirley Habekost, David Haines, Kieyn Parizek, Marilyn Bassler, Sean Bassler, Jessica Hickey, Duayne Sewell, Candy Robbins, Traci Sagester, Ridge Petelle, Austin Roell, Alice Siefker, Cody Roell, Josh Sagester, Jamie Sarver, Erica Childers, in memory of Jean Noland.
Anniversaries this week:
Dan and Paula Bassler, Curt and Celeste Caplinger, Brian and Kim DeVilbiss, Greg and Jennifer Fox, Larry and Marilyn Warner, Dave and Darla Weber, Lance and Tyler Pemberton, Addison and Ashley Clymer Frei, Wayne and Jean Beneke
James E. Ryan, Post 322 will Rock the Jukebox, Friday, Sept. 9 from 8 p.m. until midnight.
Senior Fun Bunch meets every Thursday from 1-4 p.m. for music and dancing!
Steak Fry Saturday, Sept. 17, from 5-7:30 p.m. with a 50/50 raffle.
SAL Golf Tournament is Sunday, Sept. 11 with 8 a.m. tee off. Sign up in the canteen. Limited to 25 four-person teams. Cost is $200 per team, payable upon sign up.
Euchre every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. starting Sept. 7, with a 50/50 raffle.
Come and support the WA Celebration Committee’s weekly Farmers’ Market every Thursday from 5-8 p.m., through September. We showcase local food and produce vendors, independent consultants and many local crafters who offer incredible deals! We also showcase local entertainment. Proceeds support the community with fireworks for July 4, and new toys for Santa Villa. To reserve a space, contact Carol Lunsford at 839-4085.
WA Fire/EMS BINGO
Set your calendars for Sept. 8 as we start up our BINGO every Thursday from 5-9 p.m. once again. Doors open at 5 p.m., BINGO calling starts at 6 p.m., come early, get a good seat and start your luck with some pull-offs. We have a new progressive pull-tab game — Mr Karrot, a 10-week progressive pull-off. Each week players get a chance to add their name to the board as an entry ticket. At the end of the 10 weeks, providing all tickets sell each week, we will pull the entry tickets and give away four $599 dollar winners, yes you read that right — so stop by and play and get your chance to win $599. All proceeds benefit the West Alexandria Firemens Association and Department.
WA Fire/EMS is selling pavers for a donor/memorial walk-way to be built when the new Fire/EMS station is built. The pavers are $100 each. We are offering a paver with or without a clipart picture. Send us a message and we’ll email you a form or stop by the firehouse on Monday nights. Any questions, feel free to contact Lt. Brad Shafer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Prayer for America
Pastors and congregation members of local churches known as the Midwest Revival Network will gather around the Eaton Courthouse to pray for America and our community. Everyone is welcome to join us as we call upon God in the name of Jesus to heal the land, forgive our sins and move to restore blessings, favor and spiritual renewal throughout the region. We will meet and simply cry out to God in prayer and unity at 2 pm. on Sunday, Sept. 11, Patriot’s Day. Some may pray as they march from their local church or simply drive to the courthouse. The prayers will be simple and brief as we gather as one, joining hands as a symbol of that unity. Some may choose to linger in prayer, while others will be content to disburse after our brief prayer sharply at 2 p.m.
Church of the Brethren
The West Alexandria Church of the Brethren will have its Free Community Meal from 5-6:30 p.m. on Wednesday Sept. 7, at 22 E. Oak St. We would like to invite anyone to come for a great meal and fellowship on the first Wednesday of each month.
St. John Lutheran, Ingomar
Come Saturday, Sept. 10 from 4:30-6:30 p.m. for our Ice Cream Social and Bazaar, featuring homemade ice cream in vanilla, chocolate, lemon, strawberry and moosetracks, and also sandwiches, salads, chicken and noodles, cakes and homemade pies. There will be unique items for sale at the bazaar, as well. Half of the proceeds support the missionary family and Gospel Message in Cyprus. The other half of proceeds will benefit a local nonprofit charity.
St. John Lutheran is air conditioned and handicap accessible and is located at 2139 Enterprise Road.
Our final Holden Prayer Around the Cross service will be held from 7-7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 14. This evening of prayer is held outside under the picnic shelter so we can end our day on a positive and peaceful note.
Salem Lutheran Church
Catchism Class for those in grades 7 and 8, will begin on Sept. 11 and will continue each Sunday morning at 9:30 a.m.
Junior Choir will begin practicing Sept. 11 and will continue each Sunday at 9:15 a.m.
Hand Bell and Chancel Choirs will begin practices Sept. 7 and will continue each Wednesday at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.
The Men’s Breakfast and Bible Study will meet at 7:30 in the Fellowship Hall, Saturday, Sept. 17. The men’s group recently volunteered for Birthright.
The women of the church are collecting bars of soap for Lutheran World Relief.
On Sept. 26, the LYO will provide a meal for the Homeless Shelter in Eaton.
St. John Church
Mission of the Month of September is the St. John Church “Scholarship Fund.”
We will provide a meal for the Homeless at 6 p.m. on Sept. 29.
Choir Practice will begin Thursday, Sept. 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Celebration Sunday, Sept. 11, will begin with breakfast gathering time at 9 a.m., Balloon launch at 9:30 a.m., worship and baby dedication at 10 a.m., carry-in dinner at 11a.m., scholarship fund auction at 11:30 a.m. and immediately following will be the 11th annual cornhole tourney at 20 E. South St.