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November 17, 2019

posted by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are provided by the Bergman family in memory of Carla’s mother, Celeste Stall.

 

FISH Special Offering for October was $64.00.

 

Consecration Sunday Today!

             Today is Stewardship Sunday.  During worship we will be filling out our time and talent sheets, as well as our financial giving pledges for 2020.  All are invited to join us for brunch after worship.  Please pray this week how you will give of your time, talent and treasure to support Christ’s mission through First Lutheran Church in the coming year.

 

Community Thanksgiving Service Sunday, November 24th 3p.m. at Wellspring Baptist Church A time to come together as a community and give thanks to God our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Songs, prayers, scriptures and brief messages (one from Pastor Dennis).  Offering given to FISH Food Bank.

 

 Annual Bake Sale We at FLC have supported Bread for the World for many years – by writing letters to our representatives in our capitol and by raising money for this wonderful advocate for the poor and hungry of the whole world. 

             On Sunday, Nov. 24, the Outreach Ministry will be holding its annual bake sale!!!  All proceeds will go to Bread for the World. Our table will be loaded  – folks can shop before and after the church service.  (Thanksgiving will soon follow . . . !)

 

Sound Operators – Do you want to share your talent by helping with the Sunday morning service?  You can if you want to run the sound board (iPad) during the service.  If you are interested see James Stolte or leave your name with the church office.  James can show you the system so you can see what is involved before you decide.  Arrangements can be made to sit in at the sound station during the service to see it in action if you wish.  Youth are welcomed to participate.

 

Installation of Pastor Tim Carnahan today 2p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran in Sunnyside.  Everyone is invited.  Catch a ride with Pastor Dennis if you like.

 

New Members/Inquirers Classes continues Sunday, November 24and December 1st 11:30a in the Chapel room. 

 

 

 

Youth Activities

 

FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

 

Today is the day!  Rake fest!  Thank you to all of those who signed up - we appreciate your support!

    Funds raised today goes towards our 2021 Youth Gathering trip in Minnesota!

 

This week:

Tuesday, November 19 is the last day to drop off Operation Christmas Child boxes!  I will be loading the boxes up Tuesday night and dropping them off on Wednesday, November 20th!

Thank you to everyone who participated!

 

 

Coming very soon:

December 1 - Fused!  Sign up to go!  Prices coming soon.

 

December 21 - Crazy gift/hot cocoa party!  6 pm in the Fellowship Hall.

 

November 10, 2019

posted Oct 31, 2019, 12:28 PM by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are provided by Al & Estelle Johnson in honor of their 63rd Wedding Anniversary.

 

No New Member’s Class on Nov. 17th, we will meet again November 24th at 11:30a.m.

 

Women’s Lunch with FISH at Liberty Theater Annex 11:30-noon Wednesday, November 13th. Please, RSVP to JulieAnna Boss 607-9858 by November 11th.  Free will donation is accepted.

 

Cold Weather Shelter (FISH) Has a Coordinator Monday-Thursday: Rebecca Kennedy Friday-Sunday: Josh Perry The shelter will begin in November.  We are not hosting the shelter here this year, but we are encouraging our folks to volunteer at the other churches.


Stewardship Sunday, November 17, 2019

Join us for brunch after worship

 

This is the time of year the Stewardship Ministry conducts the Time & Talent Survey and the 2020 Financial Pledge Campaign. What can we tell you about stewardship at First Lutheran? You are the hands that tend flower gardens, fill the communion plates, distribute the wine and bread at communion, hand out the Sunday bulletins, share a cup of coffee, repair drippy faucets, operate the sound system, offer a handshake in greeting, or prepare a meal. You are the voices that make a joyful noise to the Lord, teach Sunday school lessons and Confirmation and Bible studies; that offer prayer and thanksgiving and witness to God’s grace mercy in this challenging world. You are vessels of the Holy Spirit as God works in, around and through you. Pledge cards and Time & Talent surveys will be available Sunday, November 17th at church or you may contact the church office to have a packet mailed to you. Give prayerful thought of what and where you can give to continue the congregational life here at First Lutheran Church.What we give back is an extension of our love for the Creator, all that he has created, and all that he has given us. We thank God for your hearts, and hands, and voices.

             Stewardship Ministry: Julianna Boss, Jan McElroy, Jess Holcomb

 


Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

 

Thank you to all who participated in and came to our Advent Family Event!  We appreciate the support you give of the events we do!

 

Sunday, November 17: Rake Fest!  Meet at the Boss's home and we will head to the congregation member's homes who signed up!  Pizza for dinner!

 

One more week to fill Operation Christmas Child boxes and bring them back to the church.  All boxes must be in by Tuesday, November 19! 

 

December 1 - Youth goes to Fused!  See details and sign up on the board!

 

January 1 - Annual Pancake breakfast with a surprise!  Come in PJs at 9 a.m. to the Fellowship Hall!

 

 

November 3, 2019

posted Oct 30, 2019, 2:01 PM by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are provided by Dewain & Diana Lien in memory of Vi Lien for what would be her 100th birthday.

 

FLC Members who have died in the last year or so: Don Ringe, Peter Gries. 

             On this All Saint’s Sunday, during the prayers today you are invited to speak the names of loved ones who have died in the last few years.

 

Save the Dates New Members/Inquirers Classes Starting TODAY.  We will be offering new members and inquirers classes.  If you are interested in attending please, come to these classes with Pastor Dennis.  November 3, 10, 17, and 24th at 11:30a in the Chapel room.  Classes are open to anyone interested in joining First Lutheran, just have some questions or want to meet more people.  We’ll keep it to an hour or less as we read and discus Pastor Dan Erlander’s great little book, “Baptized We Live.”

 

Quilt Sale TODAY after worship! Quilts $40.00, Specialty Quilts $50.00, Lap Robes $25.00, Baby Quilts $25.00 A handful of quilters have worked all summer on quilts for this sale. Please purchase one of these beautiful quilts made with lots of love. 


Cold Weather Shelter (FISH)

             Has a Coordinator Monday-Thursday: Rebecca Kennedy

             Friday-Sunday: Josh Perry

The shelter will begin in November.  We are not hosting the shelter here this year, but we are encouraging our folks to volunteer at the other churches.



Stewardship Sunday, November 17, 2019

Join us for brunch after worship

 

This is the time of year the Stewardship Ministry conducts the Time & Talent Survey and the 2020 Financial Pledge Campaign. What can we tell you about stewardship at First Lutheran? You are the hands that tend flower gardens, fill the communion plates, distribute the wine and bread at communion, hand out the Sunday bulletins, share a cup of coffee, repair drippy faucets, operate the sound system, offer a handshake in greeting, or prepare a meal. You are the voices that make a joyful noise to the Lord, teach Sunday school lessons and Confirmation and Bible studies; that offer prayer and thanksgiving and witness to God’s grace mercy in this challenging world. You are vessels of the Holy Spirit as God works in, around and through you. Pledge cards and Time & Talent surveys will be available Sunday, November 17th at church or you may contact the church office to have a packet mailed to you. Give prayerful thought of what and where you can give to continue the congregational life here at First Lutheran Church. What we give back is an extension of our love for the Creator, all that he has created, and all that he has given us. We thank God for your hearts, and hands, and voices.

Stewardship Ministry: Julianna Boss, Jan McElroy, Jess Holcomb




Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

 

Saturday, November 9:  Family Advent Event!  4:00 pm in the Fellowship Hall.  Crafts, ‘Do it yourself Pizza’ for dinner, stories, and more!  Ginny Krekling and her congregation families will join us!

 

Sunday, November 17: Rake Fest!  Meet at the Boss's home and we will head to the congregation member's homes who signed up!  Pizza for dinner!

 

Have you gotten your Operation Christmas Child shoebox filled yet?  Come by the Youth table at Fellowship and pick out a child to fill a box for.  All boxes must be returned to the church by Tuesday, November 19

 

Mark your Calendars:  Dec. 1 we are going to Fused! in Roslyn!

 

October 27, 2019

posted Oct 24, 2019, 9:13 AM by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are provided by Sheila Johnson in memory of her husband Mike.

 

Pastor Dennis will be out of the office Monday-Wednesday this week for the Bishop’s Convocation at Lutherhaven. 

 

Thank you to Chuck Boss and Jim Stolte for their assistance in helping Betty with the organ tuning.

 

Garrett Snedeker is in London and would love to get some mail or emails from his church family.  Please contact the church office for his contact information.


Save the Dates New Members/Inquirers Classes Starting in November.  We will be offering new members and inquirers classes.  If you are interested in attending please, come to these classes with Pastor Dennis.  November 3, 10, 17, and 24th at 11:30a in the Chapel room. Classes are open to anyone interested in joining First Lutheran, just have some questions or want to meet more people.  We’ll keep it to an hour or less as we read and discus Pastor Dan Erlander’s great little book, “Baptized We Live.”

 

Quilt Sale next Sunday, November 3rd after worship Quilts $40.00, Specialty Quilts $50.00, Lap Robes $25.00, Baby Quilts $25.00 A handful of quilters have worked all summer on quilts for this sale. Please purchase one of these beautiful quilts made with lots of love. 

 

Big thanks to everyone who helped clean up the church gardens yesterday!  And special thanks to gardeners who kept it beautiful all summer: Bea Fairburn, Ida Malde and Doreen Day.

 

Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, November 3rd Don’t forget to change your clocks back an hour!

 

Lazy F Camp: We are indebted to congregations who have been supportive of Manastash Lodge, the new dining hall.  As a token of our appreciation, we invite the members of your congregation to a special lunch.  Thank you so much for your support! Manastash Lodge Celebration Meal at Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center:  The folks at Lazy F would love to share a meal with you in the new Manastash Lodge.  Your congregation has been very supportive of this project and we want to extend our appreciation by inviting friends in the area to a special meal.  We hope you will come to see this gorgeous new facility!

Sunday, November 10th 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Sunday Pot Roast, roasted vegetables, and apple pie

Please RSVP by November 1st

call 509.962.2780 or email office@lazyfcamp.org

Please specify any dietary restrictions.


 Cold Weather Shelter (FISH)

             Has a Coordinator Monday-Thursday: Rebecca Kennedy

             Friday-Sunday: Josh Perry

The shelter will begin in November.  We are not hosting the shelter here this year, but we are encouraging our folks to volunteer at the other churches.

 


Stewardship Sunday, November 17, 2019

Join us for brunch after worship

 

This is the time of year the Stewardship Ministry conducts the Time & Talent Survey and the 2020 Financial Pledge Campaign. What can we tell you about stewardship at First Lutheran? You are the hands that tend flower gardens, fill the communion plates, distribute the wine and bread at communion, hand out the Sunday bulletins, share a cup of coffee, repair drippy faucets, operate the sound system, offer a handshake in greeting, or prepare a meal. You are the voices that make a joyful noise to the Lord, teach Sunday school lessons and Confirmation and bible studies; that offer prayer and thanksgiving and witness to God’s grace mercy in this challenging world. You are vessels of the Holy Spirit as god works in, around and through you. Pledge cards and Time & Talent surveys will be available Sunday, November 17th at church or you may contact the church office to have a packet mailed to you. Give prayerful thought of what and where you can give to continue the congregational life here at First Lutheran Church. What we give back is an extension of our love for the Creator, all that he has created, and all that he has given us. We thank God for your hearts, and hands, and voices.

Stewardship Ministry: Julianna Boss, Jan McElroy, Jess Holcomb




Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

A huge thank you to all who made our 12th man fundraiser a success!!!  We made over $900, which means that we have raised enough to cover one youth member's trip to the Gathering in 2021!  Stay tuned for more opportunities to help the youth get to the ELCA Gathering!

 

High School and Middle School youth:  Today at 2:45 pm meet in the gym to prep decorations, decorate the Fellowship Hall, and set up a couple rooms!  Lots of work to do!

 

Tuesday: High school and Middle school youth:  Meet in the gym at 6 pm to finish decorating available rooms and make donut monsters for Wed.

 

Wednesday:  Family Fun Night!!  Dinner at 5:30 p.m. - community comes at 6:30!  Come after school to get into costume and finish setting up the other rooms!

 

Sunday, November 3    Rake Fest and Pizza Dinner!  Congregation members sign up to have their yards raked and we make it happen!

 

Saturday, November 9 Family Advent Event!  4 pm at our Fellowship Hall

 

November: Operation Christmas Child.  Take a shoebox and a tag from our OCC tree, fill it up, bring it back to be delivered on November 19th!

 

We are collecting used cookie sheets!  We will be painting on them, so they won't be

returned!

 

October 20, 2019

posted Oct 17, 2019, 9:14 AM by Christine Rice   [ updated Oct 24, 2019, 9:15 AM ]

 

Flowers for today are provided by Jo Green in thankfulness for all of our friends at First Lutheran and for the many worship services that we share.

 

FISH Special Offering for September was $53.90.

 

Garrett Snedeker is in London and would love to get some mail or emails from his church family.  Please contact the church office for his contact information.

 

Save the Dates New Members/Inquirers Classes Starting in November.  We will be offering new members and inquirers classes.  If you are interested in attending please, come to these classes with Pastor Dennis.  November 3, 10, 17, and 24th at 11:30a in the Chapel room. Classes are open to anyone interested in joining First Lutheran, just have some questions or want to meet more people.  We’ll keep it to an hour or less as we read and discus Pastor Dan Erlander’s great little book, “Baptized We Live.”

 

Quilt Sale is coming…..Sunday, November 3rd after worship. What I enjoy about quilting: “Besides seeing the quilts created and finished, I cherish my days quilting and visiting with a great group of women...and then our visits with Pastor Dennis, Christine, Carla and the preschool little ones.”  Sheila Johnson


Lazy F Camp: We are indebted to congregations who have been supportive of Manastash Lodge, the new dining hall.  As a token of our appreciation, we invite the members of your congregation to a special lunch.  Thank you so much for your support!

             Manastash Lodge Celebration Meal at Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center:  

             The folks at Lazy F would love to share a meal with you in the new Manastash Lodge.  Your congregation has been very supportive of this project and we want to extend our appreciation by inviting friends in the area to a special meal.  We hope you will come to see this gorgeous new facility!

Sunday, November 10th 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Sunday Pot Roast, roasted vegetables, and apple pie

Please RSVP by November 1st

call 509.962.2780 or email office@lazyfcamp.org

Please specify any dietary restrictions.

 

Cold Weather Shelter (FISH)

Has a Coordinator Monday-Thursday: Rebecca Kennedy

Friday-Sunday: Josh Perry

The shelter will begin in November.  We are not hosting the shelter here this year, but we are encouraging our folks to volunteer at the other churches.


First Lutheran Giving Tree  The First Lutheran Family is a very generous and giving family.  Our Church needs your help in receiving some of this generosity. Our budget is struggling and we are asking for your help beyond your regular financial giving.  We come to church and expect there to be heat, paper towels, crayons and garbage bags to name a few of the many items used to keep the church operating.  Here’s how you can help: Located in the fellowship hall is our new Giving Tree.  It is full of leaves with items our church uses. Pick a leaf from the tree and give back to the church that gives so much for others.  You can purchase the actual item or give money with the post-it attached for the church staff to purchase. Your Friends on the Stewardship Committee



Youth Activities

 

FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

 

Today's the day!!  Come join us at our 12th Man fundraiser after church!

       We have Bratwurst grilling, tons of great appetizers, and lots of side dishes!  Get your tummy full before you get your game on!

        This year's 12th man is to support the Youth's upcoming trip to the 2021 ELCA Gathering in Minnesota!  We appreciate your support!

 

Family Fun Night is approaching fast!  We have the maze part of the maze figured out, but we still need to make sure the rooms are ready!

Saturday, October 26    2:45 pm    High school - Bring down Halloween decor from attic storage and bring out supplies from my office/organize

Sunday, October 27      2:45 pm    High school - Finish any decorations, last minute stuff, decorate Youth room  

Tuesday, October 29    6 pm   - 8 pm    High school - decorate non-preschool used rooms, layout maze plans.  Middle school - make monster donuts and prep games.

Wednesday, October 30    5:30 pm to 9 pm    FAMILY FUN NIGHT!!!!!!   Youth arrive after school to set up area and decorate pre-school areas.  GAME ON!!!

 

November:  Stay tuned for Rake Fest ‘n’ Pizza!  Tentatively on November 3 depending on leaves!

 

We are collecting:

· Candy and treats for family fun night

· Cookie Sheets for our advent project - we will be painting on them, so they wont come back (unless you come to our Advent event!)

 

Thank you congregation for all of the support you give our youth!

 

 

October 13, 2019

posted Oct 10, 2019, 9:43 AM by Christine Rice

Phil Misner, Assistant to the Bishop

             We welcome Phil Misner, who will preach TODAY, followed by a Q and A during fellowship time.  Phil will also be with us at our cluster meeting at Central Lutheran in Yakima at 2:00pm.

 

Central WA Cluster Meeting  Sunday, October 13th 2p.m. at Christ Lutheran, Yakima.  The ELCA churches in our area (Eburg, Yakima, Goldendale, Toppenish, Sunnyside & Grandview) get together twice yearly to share ideas, maintain friendships and learn together.  We will also be electing a lay female to a 5 year term on Synod Council. Let Pastor Dennis know if you are interested in going and you can catch a ride with him if you like.

 

Rummage Sale: It’s a good policy not to list off names of people who have been involved in the Rummage Sale, because you are bound to leave out a few (Maureen Roth, Bea Fairburn, etc.).  So please know that those I may have forgotten to mention-I can’t thank you enough! And, thanks to God, Linda Strand

Final Count for the Rummage Sale is $3,476.50.

 

Save the Dates New Members/Inquirers Classes

             Starting in November.  We will be offering new members and inquirers classes.  If you are interested in attending please, come to these classes with Pastor Dennis.  November 3, 10, 17, and 24th at 11:30a in the Chapel room.  Classes are open to anyone interested in joining First Lutheran, just have some questions or want to meet more people.  We’ll keep it to an hour or less as we read and discus Pastor Dan Erlander’s great little book, “Baptized We Live.”

 

Friday morning, October 18th a gentleman is needed to assist the organ tuner to take down a couple of the big pipes.  Please contact Betty Kramlich if you are available to help.

 

Quilt Sale is coming…..Sunday, November 3rd after worship. I joined the quilters at First Lutheran after years of admiring their finished products at the annual quilt sale.  When I unexpectedly became “retired” earlier than expected, I finally had the opportunity to find out how I could help with this ministry.  While I help with tying the quilts, I get to appreciate the artistry and craftsmanship of the people who have selected the materials and the quilt patterns and sewn the squares together.  We assemble the back and the batting to the front  of the quilt, select the yarn and tie it together in a pattern that suits that particular quilt.  All of this is done with an eye for who will receive this quilt.  So, in addition to the artistry and craftsmanship, which I am in awe of, there is the element of care, which is what makes this a ministry.  Each quilt has a story and a destiny.  Patty Akers

 

You can now give a financial contribution by using the Vanco Give Plus app on your phone using your credit/debit card or savings/checking account.  Like any credit card use, there is a processing fee charged to the merchant/church.  There is an option you can check to pay a percentage to help cover that cost if you desire.  You will be given credit for the full amount you give.  You also have the option to select different funds to contribute to.  If a fund you want to contribute to is not listed, let the church office or James Stolte know and it can be added.  If you would like more information see James Stolte.

 

Weekend Nutrition for Hungry Kids First Lutheran will once again be participating in providing weekend nutrition for kids at Lincoln Elementary, Dammon and Thorp Schools. Our Food Bank contact person, Judy Ragland has placed a box under the coat rack with a suggested list of non-perishable and easy to prepare food items.  FLC will also order some foods through the Food Bank since FISH can get them at a greatly reduced price.  We will pack bags of food on Thursday and deliver them.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.  If you prefer to give a check, please make it out to First Lutheran Church and mark “Weekend Nutrition Program” in the memo line.  Thank you for helping to alleviate hunger in our community!

 



Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

 

Today October 13 - Work party for H.S. Haunted Maze     3 pm to help construct the haunted house

 

October 19 - 12th Man Prep    245 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

October 20 - 12th Man Fundraiser  after church.  Grilled brats are the feature item.  Sign up to bring a fun appetizer!

 

October 26 - Family Fun night Prep    245 pm

 

October 27 - Family Fun night set up    245 pm

 

October 29 - Maze set up and Middle school makes monster donuts    6 - 8 pm

 

October 30 - Family Fun Night!!  Dinner at 5:30 p.m., activities start and guests come at 6:30 p.m.

 

We need donations of:

· Halloween Candy!

· 2 litter pop bottles (filled with pop)

· cookie sheets (without cookies)

 

October 6, 2019

posted Oct 3, 2019, 11:18 AM by Christine Rice

Women’s Retreat @ FLC October 11-12 (Next weekend)

             Come join us for a special time of fellowship.  We will begin Friday at 6:00 p.m. with a potluck and evening activities, then continue on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.  Cost is $25 per person.  Registration forms are available on the small table in the fellowship hall. If you are planning to attend, please fill out a form by today, Oct. 6 so we know how many to plan for.  If you would like to sponsor someone for the retreat, donations are accepted. 

 

Central WA Cluster Meeting  Sunday, October 13th 2p.m. at Christ Lutheran, Yakima.  The ELCA churches in our area (Eburg, Yakima, Goldendale, Toppenish, Sunnyside & Grandview) get together twice yearly to share ideas, maintain friendships and learn together.  We will also be electing a lay female to a 5 year term on Synod Council.  Let Pastor Dennis know if you are interested in going and you can catch a ride with him if you like.

 

Phil Misner, Assistant to the Bishop We welcome Phil Misner, who will preach at Sunday worship October 13, followed by a Q and A during fellowship time.  Phil will also be with us at our cluster meeting at Central Lutheran in Yakima at 2:00pm.

 

Middle/High School Sunday School has been cancelled until father notice, due to attendance.  Is there interest in having a class once a month on a Sunday evening?  If so, Michael Goerger is willing to teach it.  Let Amy, Pastor or Carla know your thoughts.

 

Rummage Sale: A huge thank you to Linda Strand and the many, many workers who made it happen!  And thanks to all of you for your contributions.  All proceeds from the sale will be donated to several charities.

 

Weekend Nutrition for Hungry Kids First Lutheran will once again be participating in providing weekend nutrition for kids at Lincoln Elementary, Dammon and Thorp Schools. Our Food Bank contact person, Judy Ragland has placed a box under the coat rack with a suggested list of non-perishable and easy to prepare food items.  FLC will also order some foods through the Food Bank since FISH can get them at a greatly reduced price.  We will pack bags of food on Thursday and deliver them. 

              Your donations are greatly appreciated.  If you prefer to give a check, please make it out to First Lutheran Church and mark “Weekend Nutrition Program” in the memo line.  Thank you for helping to alleviate hunger in our community!

 

Fellowship Time:  We have lots of Sunday openings for people to bring cookies, treats, crackers & cheese, or fruit.  Please sign up on the music stand near the kitchen door!

 

You can now give a financial contribution by using the Vanco Give Plus app on your phone using your credit/debit card or savings/checking account.  Like any credit card use, there is a processing fee charged to the merchant/church.  There is an option you can check to pay a percentage to help cover that cost if you desire.  You will be given credit for the full amount you give.  You also have the option to select different funds to contribute to.  If a fund you want to contribute to is not listed, let the church office or James Stolte know and it can be added.  If you would like more information see James Stolte.





Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

 

Today - Trip to Thompson's Farms Pumpkin Patch

 

October 13 - Work party for H.S. Haunted Maze after church

 

October 19 - 12th Man Prep    2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

 

October 20 - 12th Man Fundraiser  after church.  Grilled brats are the feature item.  Sign up to bring a fun appetizer!

 

October 26 - Family Fun night Prep    2 pm

 

October 27 - Family Fun night set up    2 pm

 

October 29 - Maze set up and Middle school makes monster donuts    6 - 8 pm

 

October 30 - Family Fun Night!!  Dinner at 5:30 p.m., activities start and guests come at 6:30 p.m.

 

September 29, 2019

posted Sep 26, 2019, 12:12 PM by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are provided by Jo Green, in appreciation of the prayers for her daughter Heidi (Green) Otis when she was on her mission trip to India.

 

Thank you to everyone for their generous donations, last Sunday to LIRS, $410.00 was collected.

 

Middle/High School Sunday School has been cancelled until father notice, due to attendance.  Is there interest in having a class once a month on a Sunday evening?  If so, Michael Goerger is willing to teach it.  Let Amy, Pastor or Carla know your thoughts.

 

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University This 9-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help tackle budgeting, pay off debt, and make your money work for you! Have questions or want to sponsor a family contact Jess Holcomb 509-413-9633 Sign up at https://www.fpu.com/1099805   Weekly courses start Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 pm at FLC.

 

October Festival Thursday, October 3rd 10-3 at St Andrews Catholic Church.  Farmer Market and Country Store with crafts and baked goods.  Lunch 11-2 $5

 

Women’s Retreat @ FLC October 11-12 Come join us for a special time of fellowship.  We will begin Friday at 6:00 p.m. with a potluck and evening activities, then continue on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.  Cost is $25 per person.  Registration forms are available on the small table in the fellowship hall.  If you would like to sponsor someone for the retreat, donations are accepted. 

 

Central WA Cluster Meeting  Sunday, October 13th 2p.m. at Christ Lutheran, Yakima.  The ELCA churches in our area (Eburg, Yakima, Goldendale, Toppenish, Sunnyside & Grandview) get together twice yearly to share ideas, maintain friendships and learn together.  We will also be electing a lay female to a 5 year term on Synod Council. Let Pastor Dennis know if you are interested in going and you can catch a ride with him if you like.

 

Choir Practice Resumes Thursday, October 3rd It's time to start singing so get those pipes warmed up for choir rehearsals which will begin Thursday, October 3rd in the Sanctuary at 7p.m. Of course, we at First Lutheran sing in church every Sunday (and sing very well, too), but we love to have our choir sing anthems to help celebrate what God has done for us.  All are welcome!


Annual FLCW Rummage Sale!

Fri., October 4th, 9:00-4:00 

Sat., October 5th, 9:00-1:00

Please bring in your donated items beginning TODAY until noon on Thursday, October 3rd.

~ No magazines, computers, or exercise equipment.  Please make sure all appliances and clothing are clean and ready for use.

~ We will need help marking items and organizing the donations. Please drop in during the week to help when you can. 

~ We need lots of help to serve lunch and to sell items, and to load leftovers into pickups Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

~ We also need soup, pies, and bread by Friday morning!  (Please see sign-up in fellowship hall.)

Any questions?  Please call Linda Strand 929-1816

Did you know. . . ALL proceeds from the sale are donated to several charities (including local). 

 

Weekend Nutrition for Hungry Kids First Lutheran will once again be participating in providing weekend nutrition for kids at Lincoln Elementary, Damman and Thorp Schools. Our Food Bank contact person, Judy Ragland has placed a box under the coat rack with a suggested list of non-perishable and easy to prepare food items.  FLC will also order some foods through the Food Bank since FISH can get them at a greatly reduced price.  We will pack bags of food on Thursday and deliver them. Your donations are greatly appreciated.  If you prefer to give a check, please make it out to First Lutheran Church and mark “Weekend Nutrition Program” in the memo line.  Thank you for helping to alleviate hunger in our community! Examples of food items needed: protein bars, 6oz juice, 4 oz applesauce or fruit cups, prepared puddings, packages of crackers and cheese or peanut butter, 6oz packages of fruit snacks or raisins, packages of hot chocolate or apple cider, breakfast cookies, nutria grain bars, granola bars, shelf stable milk, instant oatmeal.



Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Pew take over continues:  Join Amy in pews 1 and 2.  Let's see how many youth we can pack in there!

 

Today:  High School Youth continue working on cardboard sets for the Haunted Maze.  After church - approx 2 hours

 

Next Sunday, Oct 6: Thompson's Farm, Naches Pumpkin patch trip.  Sign up on the board!  We need drivers!  (I will be headed to Pullman right after)   Pumpkin cannon, maze, picking apples and pumpkins, homemade cider and donuts!

 

Oct 20: 12th Man!!  Sign up for food!

 

Oct 30: Family Fun night!  Middle school youth - see Amy about what game you are running!

 

Last day for Maddie's closet:  Like a dress, try the dress, take the dress!  If you have a dress to donate, please do.  Someone's last year fashion is someone else's diva look this year! 

 

Spread the word about our Family Fun night!  We want to have fun with everyone (aka outreach)!  Fliers available - let me know how many you want.

 

September 22, 2019

posted Sep 19, 2019, 9:29 AM by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are provided by Sheila Johnson in honor of her grandson, Taylor’s 27th birthday.

 

All are welcome to join us for the potluck, today after worship.

 

FISH Food Bank special offering for August was $61.00.

 

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University This 9-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help tackle budgeting, pay off debt, and make your money work for you! Have questions or want to sponsor a family contact Jess Holcomb 509-413-9633 Sign up at https://www.fpu.com/1099805   Weekly courses start Tuesday, October 1 at 6:30 pm at FLC.

 

Women’s Retreat @ FLC October 11-12 Come join us for a special time of fellowship.  We will begin Friday at 6:00 p.m.  with a potluck and evening activities, then continue on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m.  Cost is $25 per person.  Registration forms are available in the church office.  If you would like to sponsor someone for the retreat, donations are accepted. 

 

Central WA Cluster Meeting  Sunday, October 13th 2p.m. at Christ Lutheran, Yakima.  The ELCA churches in our area (Eburg, Yakima, Goldendale, Toppenish, Sunnyside & Grandview) get together twice yearly to share ideas, maintain friendships and learn together.  We will also be electing a lay female to a 5 year term on Synod Council. Let Pastor Dennis know if you are interested in going and you can catch a ride with him if you like.


Choir Practice Resumes Thursday, October 3rd It's time to start singing so get those pipes warmed up for choir rehearsals which will begin Thursday, October 3rd in the Sanctuary at 7p.m. Of course, we at First Lutheran sing in church every Sunday (and sing very well, too), but we love to have our choir sing anthems to help celebrate what God has done for us.  All are welcome!


Annual FLCW Rummage Sale!

Fri., October 4th, 9:00-4:00 

Sat., October 5th, 9:00-1:00

Please bring in your donated items beginning Sunday, September 29th until noon on Thursday, October 3rd.

~ No magazines, computers, or exercise equipment.  Please make sure all

appliances and clothing are clean and ready for use.

~ We will need help marking items and organizing the donations. Please drop in during the week to help when you can. 

~ We need lots of help to serve lunch and to sell items, and to load leftovers into pickups Saturday at 1:00 p.m.

~ We also need soup, pies, and bread by Friday morning!  (Please see sign-up in fellowship hall.)

Any questions?  Please call Linda Strand 929-1816

Did you know. . . ALL proceeds from the sale are donated to several charities (including local). 

 

Weekend Nutrition for Hungry Kids First Lutheran will once again be participating in providing weekend nutrition for kids at Lincoln Elementary, Damman and Thorp Schools. Our Food Bank contact person, Judy Ragland has placed a box under the coat rack with a suggested list of non-perishable and easy to prepare food items.  FLC will also order some foods through the Food Bank since FISH can get them at a greatly reduced price.  We will pack bags of food on Thursday and deliver them.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.  If you prefer to give a check, please make it out to First Lutheran Church and mark “Weekend Nutrition Program” in the memo line.  Thank you for helping to alleviate hunger in our community! Examples of food items needed: protein bars, 6oz juice, 4 oz applesauce or fruit cups, prepared puddings, packages of crackers and cheese or peanut butter, 6oz packages of fruit snacks or raisins, packages of hot chocolate or apple cider, breakfast cookies, nutria grain bars, granola bars, shelf stable milk, instant oatmeal.



Youth Activities

 

FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

 

Today:  High School Youth meet to start mapping out, taking inventory, and working on Haunted Maze.  After church - approx 2 hours

 

Oct 6: Thompson's Farm, Naches  Pumpkin patch trip.  Sign up on the board!  We need drivers!   Pumpkin cannon, maze, picking apples and pumpkins, homemade cider and donuts!

 

Oct 20: 12th Man!!  Sign up for food!

 

Oct 30: Family Fun night!  Middle school youth - see Amy about what game you are running!

 

Maddie's closet:  Like a dress, try the dress, take the dress!  If you have a dress to donate, please do.  Someone's last year fashion is someone else's diva look this year! 

 

Spread the word about our Family Fun night!  We want to have fun with everyone (aka outreach)!  Fliers available soon.

 

Pew take over:  Join Amy in pews 1 and 2.  Let's see how many youth we can pack in there!

 

September 15, 2019

posted Sep 12, 2019, 12:05 PM by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are provided by Pat Loetterle in memory of her daughter Barbara.

 

Take control of your money with Financial Peace University This 9-lesson course uses biblical wisdom and common sense to help tackle budgeting, pay off debt, and make your money work for you!

             Have questions or want to sponsor a family contact Jess Holcomb 509-413-9633 Sign up at https://www.fpu.com/1099805  

Weekly courses start Tuesday October 1 at 6:30 pm at FLC.

 

Thank you to our youth for assembling 30 birthday bags for FISH Food Bank kids.  And thanks to Julie Anna Boss for heading up this project.

 

Kyle Hickman has graduated from college and will be moving this week to his new home.  His new address is: 2702 W Ballard Rd Spokane, WA 99208.

 

You can now give a financial contribution by using the Vanco Give Plus app on your phone using your credit/debit card or savings/checking account.  Like any credit card use, there is a processing fee charged to the merchant/church.  There is an option you can check to pay a percentage to help cover that cost if you desire.  You will be given credit for the full amount you give.  You also have the option to select different funds to contribute to.  If a fund you want to contribute to is not listed, let the church office or James Stolte know and it can be added.  If you would like more information see James Stolte.

 

Weekend Nutrition for Hungry Kids First Lutheran will once again be participating in providing weekend nutrition for kids at Lincoln Elementary, Dammon and Thorp Schools. Our Food Bank contact person, Judy Ragland has placed a box under the coat rack with a suggested list of non-perishable and easy to prepare food items.  FLC will also order some foods through the Food Bank since FISH can get them at a greatly reduced price.  We will pack bags of food on Thursday and deliver them.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.  If you prefer to give a check, please make it out to First Lutheran Church and mark “Weekend Nutrition Program” in the memo line.  Thank you for helping to alleviate hunger in our community!

 


Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

 

 

Today: High School Haunted maze planning after church.  Finalize plans, start working and assessing inventory.

 

Next Sunday: Middle School Event: Roll with it!  2 pm meet in the Fellowship Hall

 

Check the October's side of the board for October's new schedule!  Sign up for Pumpkin Patching, 12th man goodies, and get ready for our Family Fun Night!

 

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