How You Can Help Seniors in Your Church and Community

April 21, 2020 - 7:28 PM

How You Can Help Seniors in Your Church and Community


Seniors are among the most at-risk members of any community. This can be due to diminished physical and mental faculties, which increase their need for care, assistance, and, at the very least, attention. Sadly, not all seniors are receiving these. Perhaps their family members may be living far away (or in some cases, completely absent), or maybe they don’t have the means or resources to get professional help. Regardless of the situation, it’s only right for church members to take it upon themselves to see to the welfare of seniors in their congregation and community. Here are some links to help in that endeavor.


Addressing Welfare at Home


5 In-Home Safety Risks for Seniors

6 Steps for Preventing Falls Among Seniors

How to Prevent Home Injuries in Seniors

6 Household Chores Older Adults Might Need Assistance With

How to Find Financial Assistance for Seniors


Taking Care of Health and Well-Being


Exercise for Older Adults

The Health Benefits of Walking for Seniors

Special Nutrient Needs of Older Adults

Shop Fresh from Costco and Get It Delivered

The Complete Medication Management Guide for Seniors


Although it may not seem like very much, your attention and company will go a very long way for seniors in need. And the best part is that it won’t even take up too much of your time and your resources. So, go ahead and make a senior smile today.


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Spring Break Blitz

February 11, 2012 - 8:06 PM

Our spring break outreach is now only 4 weeks away We are planning on distributing the gospel via a “News That’s Hard To Get” news magazine throughout Allamakee county. We have 9 articles and 2 recipes turned in so far. More are needed. Talk to or e-mail Tim ( to see if we are still accepting submissions.

Currently, teams for UND and CR will be here from March 10th - 18th to help us deliver these news magazines and be involved in prayer, service projects, and anything else we got going on. If you know of ANY service project needs, please let Tim or Darcy know!

Why We went to Hong Kong

September 16, 2011 - 1:08 PM
God put Hong Kong and East Asia on our hearts and minds as a result of having a brother from there, Darren, involved in our new church plant. Through Darren, we learned of the Great Commission church there... of his dad and family persevering by faith... and of the great need for the gospel to get out. So we took a step of faith to take a mission trip to his homeland and bless the people there as much as we could. As it turned out, though, the blessing boomeranged on us.
Going overseas opens your eyes to a world vastly different than yours and to a world much bigger than you ever imagined. This alone deeply affects a guys life. But all the more powerful was the experience of running two English camps while there. Each one resulted in building close friendships with the Chinese people, several personal and public gospel opportunities, and at least 5 salvations... maybe more! Lives will never be the same... neither theirs nor ours.

Summer Events

July 3, 2011 - 8:48 PM

Winneshiek County Fair

LifeHouse Church will be sponsoring another exciting booth at the Winneshiek County fair this year. You will find the very popular face painting again, and in addition to that there will be an upright wheel that people can spin to land on a question from the Bible. If they answer it right, they win a really cool prize. If they don't, well, let's not talk about that.


Nordic Fest

This year LifeHouse Church has something special up its sleeve for Nordic Fest. We will have a float entitled "Jesus took a liking to a Viking". It will be an actual float with a Viking kneeling before a cross that's elevated up on a mountain. It will be a site to see. And, of course, there will be lots of candy and a small booth on the corner next to the game exchange/ Magpie.


Hong Kong Mission

LifeHouse's 2 pastors and part-time staffer, Darcy, will be heading to Hong Kong and East Asia for a mission trip this summer. The mission is to run English speaking camps to help locals learn English and at the same time use the Bible and Bible stories to teach them. This exposes them to principles and promises in the Scriptures that most know nothing about. The most significant element is introducing them to Jesus Christ and what He did on the cross for them and for all mankind. It will be a powerful time!

Mother's Day Celebration A Success

May 26, 2011 - 10:59 AM
Our Mother's Day Celebration was a success.
     A wonderful sermon about mothers and what they do for the church was followed by the kids giving appreciation gifts of potted flowers to all the mothers. Thank You Moms for all you do, we couldn't make it with out you.
     A quick fact about Mother's Day: Anna Jarvis of Philadelphia who started Mother's Day celebrations also filed a lawsuit in an effort to stop the over- commercialisation of Mother's Day. She lost her fight. Anna had hoped for a day of reflection and quiet prayer by families, thanking God for all that mothers had done.
Quotes from a few of our Presidents about their mothers:
     I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life. ~Abraham Lincoln, U.S. President
     My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her. ~George Washington, U.S. President
     There never was a woman like her. She was gentle as a dove and brave as a lioness... The memory of my mother and her teachings were, after all, the only capital I had to start life with, and on that capital I have made my way.  ~Andrew Jackson, U.S. President

Good Friday and Easter

April 28, 2011 - 9:40 PM

Good Friday showing of The Passion

On Good Friday LifeHouse Church hosted a viewing of the movie The Passion. 

The Passion of the Christ is a 2004 film directed by Mel Gibson and starring Jim Caviezel as Jesus which depicts the Passion of Jesus largely according to the New Testament Gospel of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.

The Passion of the Christ largely covers the final twelve hours of Jesus' life beginning with the agony in the garden and ending with a brief depiction of his resurrection.  (from Wikipedia)

This movie is known for its particularly realistic portrayal of the brutal act of whipping and crucifixion.  It is rated R for that reason and young kids are strongly cautioned against seeing it.

Easter Celebration and 1 year anniversary

On April 24 we celebrated the resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ, and our 1 year anniversary. We have done a lot in this last year: we have sponsored service projects, a soccer program, bible studies, "Get a Life" Skills seminars and more. A band from our sister church in Ames, IA, Stonebrook Curch, came and helped us sing to the LORD in style. A new stage and curtains for the windows were ready for the service. After the service we had great fellowship and lots of food.

Message for Dec. 12 Recorded

December 14, 2010 - 11:17 AM

Try as we might, the weather last Sunday was simply too harsh for us to pull of meeting together at Club Pyramid. I hope you were able to redeem the time with extra time in the Word, praying, singing, or serving. That's what up to 8 saints did by shoveling out a number of people's driveways, sidewalks, and stranded vehicles. It was a very rewarding and uniting time.

Since Bob wasn't able to share a message that God put on his heart that Sunday, he recorded it and posted it on our website.  Give it a listen here: If you would like you can open and print message notes and Knowing Him in Obedience of Humility handout. (When clicking on the link if it doesn't open or ask you to save it: right click and choose "save link as..." you can save it to your computer from there.)

Northern Lights Soccer League comes to a successful close

August 31, 2010 - 10:40 PM

From the first week of June to the last week of July, 30 kids from the Decorah/Ridgeway/Cresco area learned valuable life and soccer skills as they participated in the 2nd annual Northern Lights Soccer League.

Toward the end of the summer the older kids went head to head with a 6th grade girls team from Calmar.  The first match ended in a stalemate, but during the second match the Calmar girls showed tremendous teamwork and skill and dominated the NLSL team.  Next year girls... next year!

During the last day of competition, though, everyone came out a winner as every participant was awarded a medal and personal words of praise from their respective coaches.  Overall, it was a tremendously successful summer.  We hope to see you all next year!

New Arrival

April 1, 2010 - 10:10 PM
Our other Pastor, Bob Hibbing, arrived in Decorah April 1st (no fooling!). He and his daughter arrived at 4:45pm and a crew of over 15 people helped move him in. We even had a few teens show up randomly to help, and we enjoyed meeting them. His wife, Patty, stayed in Ames to clean the old home and will arrive Sunday morning. Meet Bob, Patty and Grace on Sunday April 4th, or any Sunday after.

A Baptism

April 1, 2010 - 10:05 PM
On Sunday March 28th, we celebrated a new believer with a batism. Jim (Yifeng Zeng), a international student at Luther College put his faith in christ and decided to get baptized. If you see him, welcome him to the family!

New Location!!

January 18, 2010 - 4:30 PM
We have found a new location! We will now be meeting a Club Pyramid (308 College Dr, Decorah IA) (map). God truly has blessed us with this location just in time as we found out that we would not be able to meet at Woodside any more. We hope to reach many more with the Gospel with a larger meeting place, and bless this community.

A Pastor Arives

January 15, 2010 - 3:15 PM

One of Our Pastors, Tim Borseth and family, moved to Decorah in December. We praise God that they were able to move after long trials with their house sale in Ames. Tim is currently working hard to get a building and equipment for our church before the grand opening in April.

From a Fellow Pastor

October 29, 2009 - 11:36 AM

I am excited about LifeHouse Church coming into Decorah. I look forward to partnering with them to expand God's kingdom through the preaching of the Word and touching individuals lives with God's love, life and power. I have had the pleasure to begin to spend time with the leadership and the people of the church. They are firmly grounded in the Word of God and have a great servant's heart. I pray the Lord's blessing upon them and pray that many will come to know Jesus as their Lord and Savior as LifeHouse impacts our region.

For their lives and His glory,

Pastor Doug Bryce
Christian Life Center, Decorah IA

LifeHouse Church Takes Labor Day Seriously

September 16, 2009 - 3:25 PM

The Ames church plant team and several Decorah locals labored hard to repair a porch, fight bees and clear a yard, and burn piles of junk for three homeowners in the Decorah area over the Labor Day weekend. We also had a huge turnout at our "church in the park" service followed by some of the best canoeing this side of the Mississippi. Check out some of our fun pics at Flickr.

The Bauers take the plunge

September 16, 2009 - 3:17 PM

LifeHouse welcomes Adam and Sara Bauer who recently moved up to Decorah from Ames to be a part of this new church. Their faith is exceptionally inspiring when you realize that Sara is pregnant and Adam is unemployed. Please pray for God to bless the pregnancy and Adam's job search. Adam is trained and experienced in drafting, but will take on any job that will pay the bills.

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