Month: February 2022

Free Choir Books

Bethel Baptist Church in Argyle, IA has choir books they would like to give away to anyone who can use them. Please contact Pastor Aaron Hand at or 319-677-0117 (cell) if you are interested!


  • Christmas at Home (13 books) by Ron and Shelly Hamilton
  • To God be the Glory (8 books and 1 piano book) arr. by Ed Kee
  • Anchored in the Rock of Ages (3 books) by Don Marsh
  • Through the Cross (7 and 1 piano) – Easter – by Russell Mauldin
  • Thou Art Worthy (3) arr. by Dick Bolks
  • Near to the Heart of God (18) – a Christmas musical by Russell Mauldin
  • Pastels (10) by Don Wyrtzen
  • Morning Star (5) by Tom Fettke
  • Teenage Choir, Vol. 1 (9) by John W. Peterson
  • Teenage Choir, Vol. 2 (10) by John W. Peterson
  • Ready to Sing (6), Always Ready to Sing (1) and More Ready to Sing – Mauldin
  • The Greatest Gift (12) – A Christmas Musical by Ron & Shelly Hamilton
  • The Bells of Christmas (12) by Shelly Hamilton
  • Love, Light and Life (24) – An Easy Christmas Cantata by Mosie Lister
  • Hosanna (3 books) – Joe E. Parks
  • Sing Alleluia (2) – Joe E. Parks
  • Several single books as well

Pastor Lonnie Koons

Pastor Lonnie Koons (De Soto Calvary Baptist Church) went to be with the Lord on Thursday, February 3. Pastor Koons was a bi-vocation pastor, working full time at MidAmerican Energy for 33 years (finally “retiring” in August 2020) and as pastor of DeSoto Calvary Baptist Church since 1987. He was married to Roxanne and together they had 2 children and 7 grandchildren. Our hearts go out to Roxanne, the rest of the Koons family, and De Soto Calvary Baptist Church at this time of loss. Please be in prayer for them. A full obituary may be found here.

Services are as follows:
Visitation: Monday, February 7 from 4-7 pm
Funeral: Tuesday, February 8 at 10:30 am

Both will be at the church:
De Soto Calvary Baptist Church
347th Street
De Soto, IA 50069