Religious service of the region | Way of life

For Posting: All parish notices and changes to parish notices may be submitted no later than 10:00 a.m. Wednesday. Each notice will operate as is until a new notice is received from the church. People are encouraged to contact their church leaders to confirm the time and location of the service.

Atlantic Gospel Chapel, 104 East 13th Street

Sunday: Chapel Time on KJAN, 9 a.m.; breaking bread, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday School and Family Bible Study, 10:45 a.m.; Evening ministry, 7 p.m.

GracePoint Church: a Free Evangelical Church, 22nd and Chestnut

Senior Pastor Donald McLean

Student Discipleship and Worship Pastor Andrew Johnson

our father’s house; Meeting at Atlantic Nursing and Rehab

Rev. Cheryl Sjolin and Rev. Jeffrey Sjolin

Saturday: Meeting at 6:45 p.m. – Reception of the public, residents and staff – Admission to worship; Go out to serve!

Hillside Hope Assembly, 1913 East 22nd Street

Sunday: Growth Groups, 9:00 a.m., 10:00 a.m. service; Sunday Facebook service around 10:15 a.m.;

Man Cave: Bible study for men the first Saturday of each month at 9 am; She Shed: Bible study for women on the second Saturday of each month at 10 a.m.

Sunday, December 19: Worship with guest speaker-Rév. Jackie Saxon 11:30 a.m.; Friday, December 24: Christmas Eve Service with Presbyterians, 6 p.m.

First United Methodist Church – Atlantic

Sunday: Worship, 9 a.m.; Sunday School, Adult and Community Bible Study, 10:15 a.m. Worship can be seen on Facebook after service and on Channel 18 on Sundays from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and Tuesdays at 2:30 p.m. All are welcome . COVID protocols will be respected

First United Presbyterian Church, 616 Chestnut Street, Atlantic

Saturday, December 18: Women’s Study Group, 9 a.m.; Sunday, December 19: Sunday School for all ages, 9 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.; Tuesday, December 21: The men’s breakfast group meets at the family table, 7:00 a.m.;

Friday, December 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 6 p.m.

Catholic SS Peter and Paul, Sixth and Cricket

Saturday: Mass, 4.30 p.m.; Sunday: Mass, 10:30 a.m.

Tuesday: Mass, 5.15 p.m.; Wednesday: Mass, 8 a.m.; Friday: Mass, 7 a.m.

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturday 3:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday: 4:30 p.m. to 5 p.m.

St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1011 E. 13th Street

Saturday: Worship Service, 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: Worship Service, 9:00 a.m.; Adult Bible Study, 10:15 a.m.; Wednesday: God Squad – every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at the church for children in kindergarten through fifth grade; Confirmation-every Wednesday from 2-4 p.m. at the church for youth in grades six through eight; Worship can be found on the St. Paul’s Lutheran Atlantic Facebook page

United Church of Christ, 1607 Hazel

Pastor Heather Santi-Brown

Worship services broadcast on Channel 18 on Tuesdays and Sundays at 11 a.m.; Radio broadcast on 96.5 KSOM Sunday at 8:30 a.m.; Streamed live at; Daycare services are not available at this time.

Sunday: Worship, 9 a.m. – Fourth Sunday of Advent – Joy – Micah 5:2-5a; Faith Formation Class, 10:00 a.m.; Monday: Girl Scout Meeting—Brownies, 5 p.m.; Tuesday: Quilt Group, 9 a.m.; Wednesday: Lectio Lunch-ici, 12:15 p.m.; Council meeting, 5:15 p.m.; NA meeting (women’s group), 5:30 p.m.; NA meeting, 7 p.m.; Thusday. December 23: Faith Circle, noon; Friday, December 24: Christmas Eve candlelight service, 5 p.m.; Saturday, December 25: Christmas Day – Community room reserved by members; Sunday, December 26 Worship – 12 Days of Christmas, 9 a.m.

Zion Lutheran Church is located at 811 Oak Street, Atlantic, Iowa 50022 and the church phone is 712-243-2927. The pastor’s phone is 712-249-9102. The website is

This week’s program (December 19 – December 26)

On Sundays, the choir will rehearse at 8:30 a.m. and sing at the church service. There will be Holy Communion. Sunday school and adult Bible study will begin at 10:30 a.m. There will be an open house at the pastor’s house (1 p.m. to 4 p.m.). The Confirmation class will meet at 6 p.m.

On Tuesday we will have a television broadcast of the service at 1 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. The Cass County Choral Society will sing at 7 p.m. at the Methodist Church on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Wednesday (December 22) will be the Fourth Advent service with Holy Communion at 7:00 p.m.

Friday, December 24 will be Christmas Eve services at 5:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m.

Saturday, December 25 will be the Christmas Day service at 9:15 a.m.

Sunday, December 26 will be Adoration/Holy Communion at 9:15 a.m., followed by Sunday School and Adult Bible Study.

Atlantic Seventh-day Adventist Church, 63251 White Pole Road

Saturday: Sabbath School, 9:30 a.m. – adult and children’s divisions; Religious services, 11 a.m.

Sunnyside Bible Chapel, 1301 Sunnyside Lane

Contact: Chris Bancroft 712-789-0976 or Chapel Phone 243-2744

Sunday: Breaking of Bread, 9.30 a.m.; Family Sunday School and Teaching, 10:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Prayer and Bible study, 7 p.m.

First Church of Christ, 1310 W. 7th St.

Pastor Colt Doherty — 712-243-2509

Sunday: TFL lessons for all ages, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.; Ongoing Sermon Series: “Waiting” (Prophecies of Isaiah Fulfilled in Jesus). Come for a special Christmas Eve service on December 24 at 6:30 p.m. Stay for free hot chocolate and candy afterwards!

New Life Church, 600 Pine Street, Atlantic

New Life Church – Atlantic previously met at 600 Pine Street in Atlantic, now meets at the Cass County Community Center for Sunday worship at 10:30 a.m. Children’s church and nursery facilities will be available. For more information, please visit our website at: or call 712.254.3928

Grace Cornerstone Scholarship, 906 Sunnyside Lane

Pastor Doug Howell Phone: (712) 249-3998

Sunday: Sunday School, 9:00 a.m.; Worship service at 10 a.m.; Monday: Celebrate Recovery, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.;

St. Mary’s Catholic Church, 302 Chestnut Street, Anita

Sunday: mass, 8.30 a.m., Thursday: mass, 9 a.m.;

Sacrament of Reconciliation: Sunday: 7:45 a.m.

United Congregational Church of Christ, Anita, Iowa

Sharon Guffy-Lewis, Pastor

Sunday: Worship, 11:15 a.m.; Wednesday: Wednesday evening Bible study meal, 6 p.m. and study, 7 p.m.; Wednesday Night Kids Club — September through April; first, second and third Wednesday from 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Anita

Sunday: Religious service, 9:00 a.m.; Communion on the first and third Sundays

First Evangelical Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, south of Wiota

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship Service, 10:30 a.m.; Holy Communion on the first and third Sundays

Anita United Methodist Church, 501 Main St.

Sunday: Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday: CAM Kids meets every Wednesday, 5:30-7:00 p.m. – All kids welcome!

Wiota United Methodist Church, 104 Center Street

Rolling Hills Baptist Church, 506 Fourth Street, Anita

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Sunday evening service, 7 p.m.

Brayton First Baptist, Brayton, Iowa 50042

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10:30 a.m.; Evening service, 6 p.m.; Wednesday: Patch the Pirate Club Wednesday (ages 4 to 6), 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday Compass (young people from the seventh to the final year), 6:30 p.m.; Wednesday Oasis (adults), 7 p.m.

Methodist Church, 51929 Buck Creek Road, Atlantic

Cumberland United Methodist

Sunday: Religious services, 10 a.m.; Sunday School on the first and third Sundays, 9:45 a.m.

Lutheran Elk Horn, 4313 Main St.

Sunday: Adult Sunday School, 8:30 a.m.; Sunday School, 8:45 a.m.; Stock market, 9 a.m.; Worship, 9:30 a.m.

Pastor Glen Meyers, Phone: 268-5498

Sunday: Sunday School, 8:45 a.m.; Morning Worship, 10 a.m.; Coffee time before worship on the first Sunday of the month; Wednesday: God Squad Youth (Grades 4-8), 3:30 p.m.

Sunday: Fourth Sunday of Advent; Communion, 9 a.m.; Confirmation, 10 a.m.; Meals on Wheels; Friday, December 24: Christmas Eve service with Communion, 6:30 p.m.; Sunday, December 26: Service of the Word, 9 a.m.; Confirmation, 10 a.m.

Brayton Evangelical Lutheran Church

Sunday: Brayton Worship, 10:45 a.m.

Lewis United Congregational Methodist Church

Sunday: Bible study, 10 a.m.; Worship Service, 11 a.m.; Wednesday: Prayer & Evangelization, 6:30 p.m.

Sunday: Sunday School, 9:00 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.

Marne United Methodist Church

Sunday: Worship Service, 8:45 a.m.; Sunday School, 10 a.m.

Michael D. Kalstrup, pastor

Sunday: Offices for adults, children and young people, 9:45 a.m.; Wednesday: Services for adults, children and youth, 7 p.m.

Kindergarten, toddler and preschool offered at both services.

Calvary Baptist Church, corner of Summit and Walnut streets

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m.; worship, 10:30 a.m.; Prayer meeting, 6:15 p.m.; evening service, 7 p.m.; Wednesday: Joy Club, 6:20 p.m.; Pro Teens, 7-12 grades, 7 p.m. (school year only)

St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, 503 Main Street, Masséna

Bethany Lutheran Church, 2453 Crane Avenue (one mile east on Hwy 44, one and a half miles north), Kimballton, Iowa 51543

Sunday: Worship, 10:45 a.m.

Immanuel Lutheran Church, 204 West Second Street

Sunday: Worship, 8:45 a.m.

Bethany-Exira Evangelical Free Church, 2144 310th Street, Brayton, Iowa 50042

No Sunday school during the summer months

Sunday: community time, from 10 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.; Worship, 10:15 a.m.

St. John’s United Church of Christ, one mile south of Lyman

Sunday: Sunday School, 9:00 a.m.; Worship Service, 10 a.m.

Massena United Methodist Church

Friends of Canby Church, 1590 Fontanelle Road, Casey, 50048 (Canby)

Pastor: Rev. Bob Zirkelbach – 217-313-0596

Sunday: Worship: 9:00 a.m., Sunday School: 10:00 a.m.

Catholic Our Lady of Grace, Griswold Church

Monday: Mass, 8 a.m.; Tuesday: Mass, 8 a.m.; Thursday: Mass, 8 a.m.; Saturday: Mass, 4 p.m.; Sunday: Mass, 10 a.m.

Thursday: Women’s Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Sunday: Online worship at and in the sanctuary at 10:15 p.m.; Monday: Men’s Study, 7 p.m.; Tuesday: Cass County Chorale Concert – United Methodist Church – Atlantic, 7 p.m. — See Sandy Kneisel with questions; Wednesday: no youngsters; Cass County Chorale Concert – United Methodist Church – Atlantic, 7 p.m. – See Sandy Kneisel with questions; Thursday, December 23: Women’s Bible Study, 9:30 a.m.; Friday, Christmas Eve service, 5 p.m.; Office closed; Saturday, December 25: Merry Christmas; Sunday, December 26: Online worship at and in the sanctuary at 10:15 p.m.

Methodist Church, 100 Cass Street, Griswold; Pastor Jessica Jacobsen

Sunday: Sunday school, 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m.; Worship, 10:30 a.m. – Tuesday: Tuesday morning prayer, 9:00 a.m.; Wednesday: Bible study, noon