301 First Street NW
Mount Vernon, IA 52314
Worship Sunday at 9:30 am
We provide opportunities for members, friends, and guests to interact in a large variety of activities designed to strengthen our Christian faith, enrich our friendships, and benefit the whole church family and the wider community.
Advent Festival: Soup/bread/dessert supper followed by decorating the sanctuary, crafts, mission packets.
Bell Choir: Usually practices in the balcony. Wednesdays at 7:00 PM, September – May. New members are always welcomed.
Bible Study: Meets in the evening in Fellowship Hall and is listed in the “Epistle” and the Sunday worship bulletin.
Birthday Observances: first Sunday of each month. Our Pastor’s blessings in the service and cake in fellowship hour.
Choirs: Adult choir practices on Sunday mornings at 8:15 AM in the sanctuary. New members are always welcome. Choir typically sings from September through most of May. Children’s Choir practices during the Church School hour, with an extra practice sometimes scheduled before a performance.
Church School: Sunday mornings at 11:00 AM. Class rooms are in the lower level of the church building and in the parish house next door to the church. Adult Forum is in the rear of the sanctuary. Church School is in session from sometime in September to the end of April.
Church Service: Sunday morning at 9:30 AM year-round……in the sanctuary except for special events which are announced.
Committee Night Suppers: All committees meet on the first Thursday of the month in Fellowship Hall. At 6:00 PM all committees are encouraged to meet that night to facilitate communication with each other. The supper is catered. The committees meet immediately afterward, and anyone interested in participating is welcome to come. You may also come just to sit and enjoy the conversation. We encourage you to join us and become active on one of the committees.
Fellowship: Sunday morning coffee following the service in Fellowship Hall on the lower level. Special fellowship events such as the Fall Auction, Heritage Day food booth, Garage Sale, Thanksgiving Dinner, Women Eat In, etc. are listed in the “Epistle,” the monthly church newsletter.
First Pres Auction: lots of desireable items and personal services.
Heritage Days Food Booth: Serving bunny burgers, hamburgers, pie, brownies, ice cream, and floats… Lots of good cooks in the congregation!
Nursery: Usually available in the lower level adjacent to Fellowship Hall. For information, contact the Worship Committee chairperson.
Prayer Chain: Year-round. Organized by Member Care Committee.
Session: Meets the second Tuesday of the month in the parish house (next door to the church) 7:00 PM.
Thanksgiving Dinner: Hosting Cornell students on a Sunday evening.
Vacation Church School: VCS is conducted jointly with the Mt. Vernon Methodist and Seeds of Faith Lutheran Churches. Date and place to be announced.
Women’s Night In: Dinner for women and guests on the third Thursday of selected months.