St. Paul’s Lutheran Church’s Confirmation students were busy beginning in October doing service projects as part of their confirmation training.

Students began their service by by picking up litter from around Albia’s swimming pool and the adjoining park where disc golf is played.

Around six bags of trash were collected. “People who use these two community areas are fairly neat – we expected a lot more trash,” said Pastor Nancy Reed. “We enjoy working together and serving this community.”

The next project was to bake cookies and distribute them to Monroe County first responders including members of the Albia Volunteer Fire Department, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, the Albia Police Department and the Monroe County Hospital and Clinics Emergency Room. On Sunday, Nov. 11 confirmants spent a day baking cookies and writing their own messages of thanks in the cards that accompanied the cookies.

Those helping with making the cookies were Hayley, Lydia and Nikko Dobson, Curtis, Stephanie, and Grayson Kelley, Diane Dobson and Pastor Nancy Reed.

“We may be few in number, but we are mighty in heart and enthusiastic in our service to others in the name of the Lord,” said Pastor Reed.

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