Curcumstances Do Not Define God’s People
Jesus establishes his Church on planet Earth as a representation of His people. They are not to live life under the circumstances but be a people that rise above them. The Old Testament prophet Habakkuk writes in chapter 3: “Even though the fig trees have no blossoms, and there are no grapes on the vines; even though the olive crop fails, and the fields lie empty and barren; even though the flocks die in the fields, and the cattle barns are empty, yet I will rejoice in the LORD! I will be joyful in the God of my salvation!”
You must admit that this is not the attitude of a people that allow the circumstances to define them. As Christ followers we have all the resources of heaven available to us through the love of the Father. Be encouraged that no matter how challenging your circumstances are, with Jesus in your life you are still triumphant!
We will continue to focus on Jesus “Building His Triumphant Church” as we move from the Easter story through the book of Acts and learn the powerful principles that Jesus and the Holy Spirit imparted to the Early Christians. Circumstances did not stand in the way of the Church growing and his people advancing his powerful Gospel to the world. Join us this summer as we follow the Acts of the Apostles!
Pastor Mel Ramos
“Whether you call on him or don’t call on him, God will be present with you.” – Frederick Buechner
Hus Youth Ministry News
Gatherings – Hus Youth Ministry gatherings will be Wednesday’sMay 8th, May 22nd, June 12th, and June 26th starting at 5:30 PM and ending at 6:30 PM.
Summer Mission 2013 – Plans are being made for our 2013 Missions Project. Stay tuned for the details as we look to be used of God to bless and help others this summer!
Graduation Sunday, June 9th – Join us as we honor our Hus graduates during the worship service on June 9th!
Special Missions Sunday, June 2nd – Join us on June 2nd as we welcome Kent and Jan McKinnon for a Special Missions Sunday! A congregational potluck will follow. Please bring a main dish and side dish to share.
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR GRADUATES!
Jonathan Currie – Jonathan Currie will graduate from Linn-Mar High School on May 26, 2013. Jonathan played soccer, baseball and football. He was also involved in band, United Nations Club Blood Drive events. He worked at Walgreens Drugstore. Jonathan will be attending De Paul University in the fall in Chicago, IL. He will be studying pre law. Jonathan received a presidential scholarship. Jonathan Currie is the son of Thomas and Tina Currie.
Danaca Page – Danaca Page will graduate from Marion High School on Sunday May 26, 2013. Danaca was very active in school throughout her high school years. She participated in the High School Musicals ‘Into The Woods” and ‘Guys and Dolls’. Danaca participated in Concert Choral and was a member of the Marion High School Chamber Singers and Jazz Choir all four years of high school. She also participated in the first year Marion Show Choir New Creation her senior year. Danaca played alto saxophone and participated in Marching Band, Concert Band and Jazz Band throughout her high school career. During her junior and senior years she was the pianist and piano soloist for the Marion Jazz Band. She was both section and squad leaders in the marching band and as a senior she was one of Marion Marching Band drum majors. Danaca participated in the state solo and ensemble contest vocally and on her saxophone and won many division 1 ratings. She also participated in the Wartburg All State music camp and for all four years of high school she auditioned for the All-state Choir. She has received many music awards from the Marion High Music department for her musicality and leadership in the music department all four years of her high school career. During her senior year she was used as an assistant director of the Marion High School Choir.
Danaca has worked at the Lindale Mall Hy-Vee for the last three years as a checker, stocker and in customer service.
Danaca has been very involved with Hus church during her High School years. She has been a faithful choir member and soloist with the Hus choir. She has sung with the Hus Worship team all 4 years. Danaca has blessed the church with her saxophone playing and has sung special solos during church services. She has been actively involved in Youth Group and was has been part of the Student Leadership council. She went with some of the Hus Youth Group on a mission trip to Joplin Mo.
Danaca has been a faithful member of the high School Sunday school class during her high school years.
Next year Danaca will be attending the University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls IA. She will be majoring in Vocal Music Education with the hopes of being a middle or high school choir director after college.
Danaca has touched many lives at Hus church and in our community. She will be greatly missed as she pursues God’s plan for her life.
Lydia Raim – Lydia Raim, the daughter of David and Michele Raim, will graduate from Clear Creek Amana High School. She is involved in National Honor Society and will graduate as one of the valedictorians of her class. She has been an active 4-H member showing cattle, poultry, photography, food and nutrition, horticulture, visual arts, animal science, sewing, child development, home improvement, leadership, and citizenship. Lydia has received seals of excellence for her educational presentations at the state fair.
During high school, Lydia has participated in many school music programs, including marching band, concert band, jazz band, concert choir, jazz choir, and musical productions. She won the Muscatine Symphony Concerto Competition and the Eastern Iowa Brass Band Young Artist Competition. With each of these honors, she was able to play her solo in a concert with the group.
Lydia plans to study music education at either the University of Northern Iowa or Wartburg College in the fall.
Riley Wyman – Born April 13, 1994 – Graduation Class of 2013 from Jefferson High School. 13 has turned out to be a prominent number for Riley.
Riley had been active in Tae Kwon Do from age 12 to age 17 achieving a Recommended Black Belt status. He has made the church a regular activity in his life with Sunday attendances and Youth Group gatherings. Riley accepted God into his heart last year with his Baptismal.
Riley enjoys helping out any way he’s needed. From running the Powerpoint show during church services to helping a neighbor move heavy boxes. He’s always willing to lend a hand. And if you need something from a high shelf – he can reach it!
Riley has chosen a career in the auto mechanics field. In keeping with that dream he had his first real paying job last summer working for 5 Seasons Tire. This final school year Riley only had morning classes so he took advantage of his afternoons off to further his studies in auto mechanics by doing an Apprenticeship at Kevin’s Transmission.
Riley’s plan after High School is to work for a year to save money to attend an auto mechanics course at Kirkwood the following fall semester. Then on to the great job hunt and ultimately his transition into an independent adult.
Rotational Sunday School – Exploring God’s World
Sunday School is from 10:45 AM – 11:30 AM each Sunday
If you have questions or would like to help out, see Michele Raim or call the church office.
The last day for Sunday School this year is May 19. We will start up again after Labor Day in September.
The older class does a Bible Study lesson focusing on Faith every other week. Meet in the Youth Room for Bible Study.
We have combined the 5th grade to 12th grade classes to work on mission projects during Sunday School this year. If you have any ideas of mission work that we can do please contact Michele Raim, Cindy Page or the church office.
Preschool through 2nd Grade will be learning with Marilyn and Tina! Meet in the art room for lots of fun!
Download the May-June newsletter: May_June_2013.pdf