Heartland Happenings

See our full calendar for a complete list of upcoming events.


Upcoming Events

Adult Sunday School Class
Sundays this Summer at 9:00 am

A new adult Sunday School class, lead by Hugh Stone, will begin on Sunday, May 30 at 9:00am. The class will focus on 20th Century theologians and will use the book “Wrestling with the Questions.”  

Books are $5.00 and available in the church office.


Holy Walkamolies Part II Run – Walk – Roll!
Sundays in June

Are you ready? It’s time for Holy Walkamolies Part II Run – Walk – Roll! 

NEW to 2021 – Sunday Fun Day Live Group Events:

June 20 – Meet up with your team or take your father out for ice cream at your favorite ice cream shop.

June 27 – Holy Walkamolies Fun Finale walk at Gray’s Lake followed by goodies for all!  More details to come!

Watch for more detailed information on Facebook (Heartlanders & OSP Facebook pages) and in our weekly Heartland emails.  In 2020, our Holy Walkamolies raised over $5,000. Hoping to raise even more in 2021 to support of OSP’s valuable mission in El Salvador. Spread the word to help us achieve our goal!  Throughout the month of June 2021, you can choose to run, walk, or roll 30 miles or more to celebrate the 30th anniversary of Our Sister Parish.  

For more information & to register: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/holy-walkamolies-part-ii-tickets-152453621887.


Honoring Grief Group
Wednesdays this Summer

Heartland will be starting a 6 week grief group, co facilitated by Pastor Alex and
Judy Winkelpleck.

The group will begin meeting on Wednesday, June 9  from 7:00 to 8:30pm and will continue on the following Wednesday’s: June 23, July 14, July 28, August 11 and August 25. 

The objective of the group is for those walking with their own grief and those seeking to walk with others who are grieving. The grief on which they will focus will often be because of the death of a person but will also include grief from other losses such as loss of relationships, health loss or job loss. 

Members will be encouraged to read “All Our Losses, All Our Griefs” by Kenneth Mitchell & Herbert Anderson.

If you are interested please contact Judy (see Realm for contact info).


Heartland PW Annual Rummage Sale

Cleaning? Donate your items to the church rummage sale. Drop off your items before or after worship on Sunday, June 20 until 2:00pm.
(Please no televisions or adult clothing)

Dates for the sale are:
June 24 & 25 from 8:00am to 4:00pm
June 26 from 8:00am to Noon.

For questions contact: Carol Ferrell


2021 Synod School: Called Out     
July 25-30, 2021
Buena Vista University 

Just as God called Lazarus out of the tomb, God calls us out of our slumber, out of our sleep, out of our complacency, out of our grief, out of our past, out of our comfort, out of our quarantines and more. God has plans for us and never stops calling us. Join us as we embrace the newness 2021 brings and what it means to faithfully wake up, rise, and respond to God’s call. “Sleeper, awake. Rise from the dead. And Christ will shine on you.”
The link for registration for classes is open.  (Click here)
Link to the catalog of classes.


CROSS Backpack Giveaway

CROSS Outreach will be helping children that are under served this year through the Back-Pack-Giveaway.  We discovered a new way of doing this last year because of the Pandemic.  It worked so well that we will continue the same process this year.  We will distribute all of the most needed school supplies to the Des Moines Public Schools, they in turn will give the supplies to the children most in need. 

You can support this worthwhile project through a monetary donation. A gift of $15.00 to CROSS Outreach will help purchase a back pack filled with age –appropriate school supplies.  The needs are greater now than they have ever been.
Thank you for your help.

Donations can be mailed to:
Cross Outreach
P.O. Box 12121
Des Moines, IA  50312


Don Justo Coffee Sales

Can I still buy coffee?  Yes you can!

Don Justo Coffee is available for purchase during office hours:
Monday – Friday from 8am – Noon
and every Sunday morning before or after worship.

Come see us and help us to make a difference in a small corner of the world! 



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