Sunday, August 5, 2018

Come Celebrate the Ministry of St. Luke's Lutheran Church

VACANCY NEWS- Pastor Merrill continues to serve the vacancy at the Triple Parish (Immanuel, Soldier TWP/St. Luke, Ricketts/St. Paul, Hanover TWP). Voters of St. Luke, Rickets have voted to dissolve as a congregation.St. Luke will host Triple Parish services in August. The final two services as St. Luke as a congregation will be in September. 

Leaders from St. Paul & Immanuel have approached St. John about sharing Pastor Merrill. St.John Elders & Church Council members asked them to prepare financial plans. The three groups will have meetings throughout the Fall and have invited IDW President Rev. Steve Turner to offer guidance and advice as well. Please keep this process and all four of our congregations in your prayers in coming months.
  • SUN SEP 16 - 2:00PM Service celebrating St. Luke, Ricketts' sixty-nine years of Ministry featuring Pastor Gene Ernst preaching and Pastor Tim Frank leading music. A time of food & fellowship will be held outside after worship. Come join our neighbors for this special service.
  • SUN SEP 30- Official Closing with Iowa District West President Rev. Steve Turner offering a message of encouragement and officially decommission the building. There will be a catered meal following worship.
Thank be to our God and to our Lord Jesus Christ for His grace and blessing throughout the sixty-nine years of ministry He has granted to St. Luke as a congregation. Please keep the members of St. Luke and the community of Ricketts in you prayers.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Come to the 2013 Ricketts Kids Reunion!

July 20, 2013
Starting at 3:00pm
Serving Supper at 5:00pm
At the Shelter House at Ricketts Community Building

See You There!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Neighboring Town News; Charter Oak Historical Club


Due to the lack of interest and funds, the Charter Oak Historical Club will be removing all items on loan at the Huber House Museum.

Items must be removed by 4:00 p.m. on July 31, 2013.

All remaining items will become the property of the Charter Oak Historical Club to be used at their discretion.

Call one of the following numbers to arrange a pickup time:
  • Don & Nadine Friedrichs 678-3720
  • Henry & Colleen Ketelsen 678-3526
  • Nancy Rosburg 678-3454
  • Myra Williams 678-3406

Please bring your yellow receipt copy if possible.

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Triple Parish VBS

Sunday, June 9 -  Thursday, June 13
5:30pm-8:00pm at the Ricketts Park
Preschool (ages 3-4) through 6th grade (just completed).

Activities led by Camp Okoboji counselors. A light meal will be served for the students when they arrive.

A special closing program will be held for parents & community 7:00pm Thurs. evening.

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Food Bank of Siouxland

The Food Bank of Siouxland will have a free food distribution for anyone who needs it at the Ricketts Community Center this Wednesday, February 27 at 6:00pm.

Sunday, February 3, 2013

Ricketts on the Radio

Triple Parish Lutheran's pastor, Rev. Timothy Frank will be hosting 'Thy Strong Word' on KDSN 107fm/1530am this week (M-F, Feb 4-8) mornings at 6:25am.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Leadership Award Brunch Jan.20

The Ricketts Community Club's Annual Leadership Award Brunch will be Sunday, January 20th, 9:00am-12:30pm at the Ricketts Community Building. There will be pancakes, French toast, coffee cakes & beverages. Free will offering.

Friday, November 23, 2012

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!