Dear Members of the Congregation,
Our church family is in need of a set of reliable, dependable people (20-30 or more) that would enjoy serving on a Puppet Ministry Team.  The time commitment would involve 1-2 puppet events per year with 2-3 practices per event.  If a higher number of people sign up, then there would be plenty of team members available in case some are sick or have other conflicts at times.  All ages are invited to join the Puppet Ministry Team!  Below find the “jobs” of a puppet play and perhaps one of those jobs fits a particular person.  A variety of gifts are needed for a puppet show!!!!!

Puppet Play needs:

  • Puppeteers (speaking parts in script)
  • Lip Sync Puppets (mouth words to music)
  • Stage setup/teardown/unload and pack in puppet closet
  • Sound System setup/tear down/operation
  • Make/find/fix props, backdrops if needed
  • Operate props in puppet play
  • Script development/editing/placement on curtain
  • Knee Pads, stool needs and placement
  • Preparation of Puppets:  hair, eyes, clothing, rod arms
  • Special Effects:  music, throw outs, video, sound effects, mime, dance, etc.
  • Audience Participation
  • Media, ads, posters, FOCUS, Bulletins, FB, etc. (getting the word out)
  • Lighting (includes black light setup)
  • Special gift for those involved in a particular play
  • Bulletin/Roster of Participants
  • Recognition needs during/at end of show
  • Develop schedule of practices/notification of puppet ministry meetings
  • Movie Camera Operator
  • At times….piano player and/or another type of instrument, or at times “singer”
  • TV Screen Prep
  • Rear Sound Box operation in Sanctuary
  • Custodial Support (Thanks to Troy Bachtle we have a new puppet storage closet!)
  • Ordering of supplies needed for a particular show, seeking grants for needs


So far five people have signed up without anyone asking!  THANK-YOU!!!

Please consider joining the PUPPET MINISTRY TEAM! 

You are needed…and it’s pure fun !!!!!!!

Sign up by notifying Janelle Johnson (janellefay@gmail.com,  641-390-0796).

WEEK OF OCTOBER 22nd

SUNDAY 22nd
9:00 am Service of the Word
10:00 am Coffee & Fellowship
10:00 am Sunday School
11:00 am FLC Update Gathering
6:30 pm Jr. High Youth

MONDAY 23rd
9:00 am Adult Bible Study
5:00 pm College Group
7:00 pm FLC Update Gathering

TUESDAY 24th
11:00 am Staff Meeting
7:30 pm AA-AL-ANON
7:00 pm FLC Update Gathering

WEDNESDAY 25th
2:00 pm Sr. Communion
6:00 pm Confirmation Banquet
7:00 pm Choir Practice
7:00 pm Sr. High Youth

THURSDAY 26th
8:30 am Quilting
9:00 am Prayer Group
9:00 am Assemble FOCUS
7:00 pm FLC Update Gathering

FRIDAY 27th

SATURDAY 28th

SUNDAY 29th
9:00 am Reformation/Confirmation Sunday
10:00 am Sunday School/ Family Fun “Red” Day
10:00 am Coffee & Fellowship
6:30 pm Jr. High Youth


WEEK OF OCTOBER 15TH

SUNDAY 15th
9:00 am Holy Communion + New Members + Jackson Foss’ First Communion
10:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am 9th Confirmation
11:00 am FLC Update Gathering
3:00 pm LRH Communion
6:30 pm Jr. High Youth

MONDAY 16th
9:00 am Adult Bible Study
5:00 pm College Group

TUESDAY 17th
11:00 am Staff Meeting
7:30 pm AA-AL-ANON

WEDNESDAY 18th
5:30 pm Confirmation 
7:00 pm Choir Practice
7:00 pm Sr. High Youth

THURSDAY 19th
8:30 am Quilting
9:00 am Prayer Group
FOCUS Deadline

FRIDAY 20th

SATURDAY 21st

SUNDAY 22nd
9:00 am Service of the Word
10:00 am Coffee & Fellowship
10:00 am Sunday School
10:00 am 9th Gr. Confirmation
6:30 pm Jr. High Youth
7:00 pm FLC Update Gathering


First Lutheran Church

CONGREGATION OF THE EVANGELICAL LUTHERAN CHURCH OF AMERICA