Sunday, October 14, 2012

Annual St. Luke LWML Soup Supper

"Kirschsuppe" (cherry soup with dumplings) warms the soul. It's a Pomeranian (Low German) specialty that has been tradition at St. Luke's Fall Soup Supper forever!

Sunday, October 28, 2012
at St. Luke Lutheran Church in Ricketts, IA

Serving Vegi-Beef, Chili, 
& traditional Cherry Soup,
Sandwiches, Desserts, & Drinks
Adults $7
Children 4-10, $5

Friday, September 21, 2012

Annual Firefighters' Pancake Breakfast

Rickets VFD Pancake Breakfast
Sunday, October 7
Free Will Offering

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Triple Parish Music Fesival

Sunday, September 9, 10 a.m.
at the Ricketts Park
(bring lawn chairs)
Guest speaker Rev. Al Luehmann will speak about the important translation work of the Lutheran Heritage Foundation.
Potluck and LYF Pie Auction at 11:30 a.m.

Saturday, August 4, 2012

(1) Triple Parish

(1) Triple Parish
In case anyone is interested, the Triple Parish has started their own facebook page.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

4H & FFA

Check out how some of our neighbors did at the annual Charter Oak Achievement Days Style Show held today by clicking on this link to visit the Charter Oak Achiever's 4H Website-

The annual Charter Oak Achievement Days have been going on for over 60 years.It seems to be one of the last small towns in Iowa to host its very own 4H/FFA "Fair." They have a tractor ride, antique car show, pedal tractor-pull, livestock shows & auction, BINGO, horseshoe tournament, baked goods auction, and tons of friends, family & neighbors! This year they even added a Bill Riley Talent Search.

Folks from Ricketts, Schleswig, Soldier, Ute, Dunlap, Dow City and just about all over this area come and have a great time.

Next week, watch for kids from around Ricketts to show their projects and livestock in Denison at the Crawford County Fair. See you there!

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Oops! No reunion this year.

Last year we voted to have the RICKETTS REUNION every-other year, SO... NO REUNION THIS YEAR !!
We apologize for this short notice and for any inconveniences this announcement may cause. Please plan on joining us again in 2013. Meanwhile, try to keep cool in this heat!

Sunday, June 24, 2012

Teen Service Opportunity
Habitat for Humanity is building a house in Manning. Ricketts Triple Parish LYF asks LYF members from St.John Charter Oak, St.Paul Ute, Immanuel Schleswig & St.John Kiron to join them in helping Saturday, July 7, 8:30AM-4:00PM. Must be at least 14yrs old. Lunch and a Tee Shirt are provided by Thrivent.
If interested, please call the Triple Parish Lutheran Churches & pick up a parental permission form in the church office.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Listen in

Rev. Tim Frank of the Ricketts Triple Parish (Immanuel, St. Luke's & Hanover) will be hosting the 'Thy Strong Word' program on KDSN radio this week, at 6:25AM. Start your day off with this devotion on God's Word.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Anyone you Recognize?

The guy who's third from the right, with his hand in his pocket is Laura Langhold's father, Carl Schwarz. We estimate this to be from around 1912. Can anyone identify any of the rest of the guys in this picture? What were they together for? This was on a post card from Dean's Art Gallery in Denison, IA. The fellow on the far left looks like he's wearing a railroad conductor's uniform- or is he a postman? Was this some kind of church picture?

William Howard Taft was President, Teddy Roosevelt ran against him for the Bull Moose Party, splitting the vote so that Woodrow Wilson would be elected. WWI was several years off. Republican Beryl F. Carroll was Governor.

Friday Night Fun Night

All 8th grade-HS youth are invited to St. Paul Lutheran this Friday night, April 27, 5:30PM-Midnight for am LYF Fun Night.

Ladies' Spring Fling

Ladies, the Triple Parish Lutheran Churches invite you to their Spring Fling hosted by the women of the St.Luke LWML on Thursday, May 10, beginning at 6:30PM.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Euchre Tournament, Feb. 12

Anticipation Builds; Major Announcement Postponed

Ricketts Community Club member Nancy Landon explains the delay.
A special meeting had been planned for Saturday, January 28 to announce major developments which will directly effect Ricketts as well as the neighboring communities of Charter Oak and Ute. Unfortunately an emergency in the family of one of the principal participants in the program to be revealed made it impossible for them to attend.

Another special meeting of the Community Club's Board will be held in the next two weeks and another Special Town Hall Meeting at the Community Center will take place within the next month to make the plans public.


Sunday, January 15, 2012

Congratulations Carlsons!

Lloyd & Elaine Carlson were recognized with the annual Ricketts Leadership Award at the Ricketts Community Center, Sunday, January 15, 2012. The Carlsons have served Ricketts in the Community Club, the LWML, various church boards, Cub Scouts and the Volunteer Fire Department. Lloyd operated the LLL Grocery Store in Ricketts for many years.

The Carlsons married after each had been widowed. Their children from each's previous marriages serenaded them with a custom version of the old 'Brady Bunch' TV show theme, 'The Carlson Bunch.' Scores of well wishers joined them at the annual Ricketts Leadership Brunch where the Community Club served pancakes, French toast, sausages, coffee and treats.

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Annual Leadership Brunch

Ricketts Community Annual Leadership Brunch- At the Ricketts Community Center on January 15th, 8:30am to 12:30pm. Free Will Donation. Pancakes, french toast, sausage, applesauce, pastries & drinks. Come see who the 'leader' will be.

~Other Area Events~

CO-U After Prom fundraiser- 2 lb containers of BBQ pork, The cost is $10 and your order must be submitted by January 10th. If you are interested, please contact Backy Kunze or Karleen Beeck. Thank you. Orders will be brought to church on January 22nd.

LWML Annual Mapleton Zone Luncheon- At St. John Lutheran Church in Charter Oak, Thursday, January 5th at 12:00. Jane Shever, Mapleton Zone President will present her report on last June's National LWML Convention held in Peoria, IL. We will draw for new prayer partners. If you'd like to attend and would like a prayer partner, or if you would like a prayer partner but cannot attend, please let Linda know by Tuesday January 3.