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February 18, 2018

posted Feb 15, 2018, 9:14 AM by Christine Rice

If anyone has an exercise bike for sale or borrow, please, contact Bev Gruber 962-2795.

 

FISH special offering for the month of January was $793.00.

 

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Congregation Life Ministry.  Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for a delicious mealAt 6:50p we will move into the sanctuary for Holden Evening Prayer, scripture and a brief message, and a little review of Luther’s small catechism we’ll wrap it up by 7:30p Come as you are to these fun and informal evenings of good food, fellowship, Bible study and worship. The following ministries are hosting soup suppers:

Outreach – February 28

Worship & Music– March 7

Education and Youth—March 14

Property Management and Stewardship—March 21

 

First Communion Classes Sundays Feb 25 & March 4 after worship I am inviting all young people in about 3rd grade or older to two classes on the Lord’s Supper.  I will leave it up to parents as to when you think your child is ready to receive holy communion.  The book we use, “A Place for You” by Pastor Dan Erlander is written at about a 3rd grade reading level.  We will also look up some Bible passages and each student is asked to create a first communion project out of paper/clay/fabric/wood/legos/paint or just about anything.  We will meet in the chapel. If there are students older than 3rd grade, who are not yet receiving the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper, but would like to, you are certainly welcome to join in.  The plan would be for students to receive their first communion on March 12th, or any time after that.  If kids have not been baptized yet, we will need to talk about that. Please let Pastor Dennis know if you are coming 925-2844 or flceburg@yahoo.com

 

Back by popular demand!!! - Munch Madness for the third year - benefits FISH food bank.  Please bring lots of food (the heavier the better ) next Sunday as the first "weigh-in" is Friday, Feb. 23rd! We have done very well the last 2 years. Munch Madness competition will be structured similar to the NCAA “March Madness” college basketball tournament.  Businesses and organizations participating will be placed in tournament style brackets as a team, and on a weekly basis from the dates of February 23, 2018 to March 16, 2018, teams will collect food. The weigh-ins will be February 23,  March 2, March 9, And, March 16. The teams that bring in the most food in pounds move on in the brackets.  After the first weigh-in, teams will be narrowed down to 16 total teams. If your team is knocked out of the competition, we encouraged you to continue to collect food and partner with another team of your choice that has moved ahead.


LAST SUNDAY for the Church Phone Directory Update: Do you have a new address, phone number, email address that you would like included or other changes?  If so, please stop by the free-standing bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall to make the changes for our 2018 Directory.  The annual publication isn’t just for members, but for members and friends of First Lutheran Church.  If you don’t see your name and would like to be in the directory, please add your name to the list.  Please put a check mark, next to your name to show that you have checked to make sure that your information is correct.  Thank you!

 

Thrivent CHOICE DOLLARS reminder. Are you a Thrivent Financial member?  If so, you may have Thrivent Choice Dollars available to help support one of the ministries here at First Lutheran in Ellensburg.  You have until March 31 to designate where these dollars are used or they go away.  This money is NOT out of your account and comes directly from Thrivent but you have to designate where the funds are sent.  You have to do this each and every year or the money goes away.  Do not hesitate to put this on your To Do List this week! You may select where this money goes in three different ways;

Sign in to www.thrivent.com with your ID and password and select “My Thrivent” then select, “Direct Choice Dollars” (just above “Start an Action Team”).  You may select First Lutheran Church (or another approved 501c3) as the recipient of these funds;

Call Thrivent Financial toll free at 1-800-847-4836 and let them know you want to assign your Thrivent Choice Dollars and they will assist you with this.

Call our Thrivent Financial Representative in Yakima, Jay Kelley at 509-494-3401 and he will assist you.

All the monies received at FLC from Thrivent Financial Choice Dollars program goes into a special account to be used for special needs of the ministries of FLC.  Don’t delay!  Connect these funds to somewhere they can do good.  God’s Work. Our HandsIf you still have questions please contact me krekling1@yahoo.com or cell 678-493-7300. Peace, Mike Krekling - Congregational Advocate



Youth Activities

 FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

 

Wed: Lent Dinner and Devotional 6 p.m.  -we eat dinner with our friends and families, then go back to the chapel room for devotional.  We meet back up with our families at 7.


Next Sunday: Girls event!  1 p.m. to 4 p.m. we will be face masking, henna painting, volleyballing, and digging into ice cream sundaes!  Woot-woot!


EHS Winter Musical 2018 is here!  Come see our fellow youth members as Chip the teacup, Napkin/Old Lady with a cane, Maurice, and support our youth you wont see like the spot-light guy!  Beauty and the Beast opens Thursday, February 22nd!!  See the Youth Board for details.


*Mark you calendars: March 24 is the trampoline park trip!  

 

February 11, 2018

posted Feb 8, 2018, 9:07 AM by Christine Rice

If anyone has an exercise bike for sale or borrow, please, contact Bev Gruber 962-2795.

 

Gluten Free Wafers for Holy Communion We now offer gluten free wafers at the Lord’s Supper.  These will be kept on the altar, on a separate plate. (So Pastor doesn’t put his bready hands all over them.) When at the altar simply say “gluten free please” and your server will be happy to get the plate, so that you can take the wafer.  Rest assured that this is also the true “body of Christ.”

 

If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars available to direct, please keep us in mind. For more info or to direct Choice Dollars, call  800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice.” and direct them to First Lutheran.

 

First Communion Classes Sundays Feb 25 & March 4 after worship I am inviting all young people in about 3rd grade or older to two classes on the Lord’s Supper.  I will leave it up to parents as to when you think your child is ready to receive holy communion.  The book we use, “A Place for You” by Pastor Dan Erlander is written at about a 3rd grade reading level.  We will also look up some Bible passages and each student is asked to create a first communion project out of paper/clay/fabric/wood/legos/paint or just about anything.  If there are students older than 3rd grade, who are not yet receiving the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper, but would like to, you are certainly welcome to join in.  The plan would be for students to receive their first communion on March 12th, or any time after that.  If kids have not been baptized yet, we will need to talk about that.

 

Hymn-a-gras and Jambalaya Feb 13  6 pm (Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras) Everyone is invited to enjoy a jambalaya potluck supper at  6pm and then sing hymns to your heart’s content with Tor Blaisdell and Betty Kramlich at 7pm.

 

Ash Wednesday Worship February 14th 7p.m. All are invited to begin the season of Lent with the imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.  Repentance and Forgiveness prayers, scriptures, message and hymns will also be part of the service.  Our Methodist friends will join us here.

 

Back by popular demand!!! - Munch Madness for the third year - benefits FISH food bank.  Please bring lots of food (the heavier the better ) next Sunday as the first "weigh-in" is Friday, Feb. 23rd! We have done very well the last 2 years.

            Munch Madness competition will be structured similar to the NCAA “March Madness” college basketball tournament.  Businesses and organizations participating will be placed in tournament style brackets as a team, and on a weekly basis from the dates of February 23, 2018 to March 16, 2018, teams will collect food. 

            The weigh-ins will be February 23,  March 2, March 9, And, March 16.

            The teams that bring in the most food in pounds move on in the brackets.  After the first weigh-in, teams will be narrowed down to 16 total teams. If your team is knocked out of the competition, we encouraged you to continue to collect food and partner with another team of your choice that has moved ahead.

 


Youth Activities

 

Souper Bowl Winners!!!!!  Thank you so much to everyone who participated in the annual Souper Bowl Sunday event!  In addition to 5 pots full of food items, over $820 was donated!  Only winners at this game since everything is donated to the FISH food bank!  Thank you again!


FLC Youth (grades 6 to 12):


Saturday, Feb 17: FLC Boyz event!  Specially requested by our growing male youth members, this is a video gaming, pizza eating, dodge-ball playing extravaganza!  5 to 8 p.m, in the Fellowship Hall.  

Sunday, Feb. 25: FLC Girlz event!  No foo-foo frills here!  Animal face moisturizing masks, henna painting, ice cream sundae bar, and some beach ball volleyball.  Lydia will referee!  1 p.m. to 4 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall.

Mark your Calendars:  Official date for the Get Air Trampoline Park is March 24 at 1 p.m.  


FLC kids grades 3 - 5:

Keep your eyes and ears open, we are working on putting together a group especially for you!  If you can't wait, see Mrs. Campbell for more details!

 

February 4, 2018

posted Feb 1, 2018, 10:13 AM by Christine Rice

 Flowers for today are provided by Sheila Johnson in honor of her son Jeff’s birthday.

 

Gluten Free Wafers for Holy Communion

              We now offer gluten free wafers at the Lord’s Supper.  These will be kept on the altar on a separate plate in a plastic baggy. (So Pastor doesn’t put his bready hands all over them.) When at the altar simply say “gluten free please” and your server will be happy to get the plate, so that you can remove the wafer from the plastic.  Rest assured that this is also the true “body of Christ.”

 

If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars available to direct, please keep us in mind. For more info or to direct Choice Dollars, call  800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice.” and direct them to First Lutheran.

 

First Communion Classes Sundays Feb 25 & March 4 after worship I am inviting all young people in about 3rd grade or older to two classes on the Lord’s Supper.  I will leave it up to parents as to when you think your child is ready to receive holy communion.  The book we use, “A Place for You” by Pastor Dan Erlander is written at about a 3rd grade reading level.  We will also look up some Bible passages and each student is asked to create a first communion project out of paper/clay/fabric/wood/legos/paint or just about anything. 

                If there are students older than 3rd grade, who are not yet receiving the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper, but would like to, you are certainly welcome to join in.  The plan would be for students to receive their first communion on March 12th, or any time after that.  If kids have not been baptized yet, we will need to talk about that.

 

Hymn-a-gras and Jambalaya Feb 13  6 pm (Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras) Everyone is invited to enjoy a jambalaya potluck supper at  6pm and then sing hymns to your heart’s content with Tor Blaisdell and Betty Kramlich at 7pm.

 

Ash Wednesday Worship February 14th 7p.m. All are invited to begin thee season of Lent with the imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion.  Repentance and Forgiveness prayers, scriptures, message and hymns will also be part of the service.  Our Methodist friends will join us here.

 

Church Phone Directory Update: Do you have a new address, phone number, email address that you would like included or other changes?  If so, please stop by the free-standing bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall to make the changes for our 2018 Directory

              The annual publication isn’t just for members, but for members and friends of First Lutheran Church.  If you don’t see your name and would like to be in the directory, please add your name to the list.  Please put a check mark, next to your name to show that you have checked to make sure that your information is correct.  Thank you!

               Photo board. If your smiling face is not in the photo board in the fellowship hall, we would like it to be!  It helps us get to know each better.  Please submit a photo or email to church.  P.S. Snap a photo of the whole photo board with your phone.




Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)


Hat's off to everyone who participated in last Sunday's Baked Potato Fundraiser!  We have raised $400!  Thank you all so very much! Thank you to all of you!  It was the most fun and delicious Baked Potato Fundraiser we've ever had!

 

It's Souper Bowl Sunday!!!!  Meet Amy out in the kitchen after Communion! We will hold pots at the Sanctuary doors and accept food/monetary donations for the FISH food bank!


Coming Soon:

Feb 17 - Boyz event

Feb 21 - Lenten Supper and Devotionals start

Feb 25 - Girlz event

 

January 28, 2018

posted Jan 25, 2018, 11:29 AM by Christine Rice

Annual Meeting of First Lutheran Church: TODAY

            Our youth will be serving their fabulous baked potato bar.  Immediately after lunch we will have our annual meeting, the main purpose of which is to pass an annual budget and elect church council members.  So we need all voting members to stay for a brief meeting.  (If you are an adult or a confirmed youth, you are a voting member.)

 

Confirmation Retreat at Lazy F Camp February 2-3

            The retreat will come up on us fast, so please mark your calendars.  It looks like there will be snow.  Please bring warm gear for the awesome tubing hill.  There will also be time for the game room, craft room and great food in the dining hall.  Make sure you bring your sleeping bag, pillow and a toothbrush, as well as a Bible and a notebook, as we plan to cover a couple confirmation lessons. High school youth are welcome, too. $30 per student.  Scholarships available—see Pastor Dennis.  Adults—free!We’ll plan to leave the church Fri 2/2 at 4 pm and return to church Sat at 4 or 5 pm.  It’s a really fun time!  Please let Pastor Dennis know if you plan on attending. (See the sign up) 925-2844 Church, 929-2927 cell, flceburg@yahoo.com

 

Church Phone Directory Update: Do you have a new address, phone number, email address that you would like included or other changes?  If so, please stop by the free-standing bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall to make the changes for our 2018 Directory.  The annual publication isn’t just for members, but for members and friends of First Lutheran Church.  If you don’t see your name and would like to be in the directory, please add your name to the list.  Please put a check mark, next to your name to show that you have checked to make sure that your information is correct.  Thank you!


Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Today's the day!!  Hot Baked Potato Bar Fundraiser!  Meet in the kitchen after communion is served and get a topping or tater to serve!  We had the best chili makers drop off their infamous chili so the congregational members are up for a real treat!  Don't forget that apron!


Friday Jan 2 to Saturday Jan 3 - Got Retreat?  Will we need rain or snow boots?  Bring whichever you like best, but also bring extra socks!  High school Youth - dust off your bible and bring it with!  We are up for a great time!


Next Sunday: Souper Bowl Sunday!  Before service we will be greeting our fellow congregation members coming to worship with us.  After service we are going to get those soup pots to collect money and food for the FISH Food Bank!

Coming soon:  

February 17th - 4 da Boyz: Video games, basketball, dodgeball pizza - you get the picture. "yeeeaaahhh bboooyyyy"!

 

February 25 - Girlz just wanna have fun:  Facial masks, nail polish, ice cream sundaes and volleyball refereed by Lydia.  "you go girl"!

 

January 21, 2018

posted Jan 18, 2018, 9:50 AM by Christine Rice

Thank you, to all who helped me last Sunday at church when I fell.  I thank everyone for the prayers and calls, they are greatly appreciated.  I am hoping to come home on Thursday the 18th and be back with my church family as soon as I can.  Bev Gruber

 

Annual Meeting of First Lutheran Church: Sunday, Jan 28th

            Our youth will be serving their fabulous baked potato bar.  Immediately after lunch we will have our annual meeting, the main purpose of which is to pass an annual budget and elect church council members.  So we need all voting members to stay for a brief meeting.  (If you are an adult or a confirmed youth, you are a voting member.)

            A budget forum will be held on Sun. Jan 21 at 9am in the fellowship hall.  If you have questions or input about the budget, that is the time.

 

ASSEMBLY PLANNING MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 21ST Please plan to attend the next  2018 Synod Assembly Planning Meeting on Sunday, January 21st at 6:30pm, Christ Lutheran Church, 5606 W. Lincoln Ave.  Yakima, WA.  We will discuss the planning done so far by groups working on arrangements, programming, and worship for the April 27-29, 2018 EWAID Synod Assembly in Yakima.  Your input is welcomed!  We'll meet again Sunday, February 18 and Sunday, March 18.  Call Deacon Dave Hellerich, Assembly Planning Chair (402-489-7701) with questions.  See you there!

 

Confirmation Retreat at Lazy F Camp February 2-3

            The retreat will come up on us fast, so please mark your calendars.  We hope there will be snow.  If there is snow, please bring warm gear for the awesome tubing hill.  There will also be time for the game room, craft room and great food in the dining hall.  Make sure you bring your sleeping bag, pillow and a toothbrush, as well as a Bible and a notebook, as we plan to cover a couple confirmation lessons.  High school youth are welcome, too. $30 per student.  Scholarships available—see Pastor Dennis.  Adults—free! We’ll plan to leave the church Fri 2/2 at 4 pm and return to church Sat at 4 or 5 pm.  It’s a really fun time! Please let Pastor Dennis know if you plan on attending. (See the sign up)

925-2844 Church, 929-2927 cell, flceburg@yahoo.com

 

Financial Statement – The end of the year financial statements are available to be picked up in the fellowship hall.

 


Youth Activities

 

FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

 

This Saturday: Super Spud Scrub party!  Come scrub some awesome spuds while we jam to crazy tunes.  Bring an iPod with your own mix  - we've got the aux cord for it!


Next Sunday: Our Annual Baked Potato Fundraiser!  Meet in the kitchen and find what your serving. Is it chili? Is it cheese?  Perhaps BROCCOLI!  Wear a fancy apron and the winner gets a special prize!  


Calling all Youth:  Please sign up to bring a food item for our fundraiser!  We are raising money for Get Air! Trampoline Park.


Coming Soon:

Feb 2 -3  Confirmation Retreat - High School Youth is invited!  You don't want to miss this one.  Lots of great food, great games, dazzling crafts, and tubing!!!  See Pastor Dennis for details!


Feb 4  Greet for church and Souper Bowl Sunday!  Meet at the door before service and welcome our congregation members to worship!  After church, meet outside with the soup pots so we can collect cans and monetary donations for the FISH food bank!

 

January 14, 2018

posted Jan 11, 2018, 11:51 AM by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are provided by Sheila Johnson in honor of granddaughter Bailey's 11th birthday.

 

Financial Statement – The end of the year financial statements are available to be picked up in the fellowship hall.

 

Our friend Sylvia Nelson died December 26th, at the age of 91. A memorial service will be held here in April. We thank God for Sylvia’s life and commend her to God’s everlasting care.

 

Annual Reports due by TODAY, January 14th 

            If you head up a ministry or lead a group, please submit a brief written report for our annual report packets.  It doesn’t have to be long, just tell us what you have been doing this past year as a way of celebrating your good work.  Tell a story!

 

Budget Forum Next Sunday, January 21st

              Our budget forum, will be Sunday, January 21st in the fellowship hall.  If you have questions or input about the church budget, please come to the 9am budget forum on the 21st. (Don’t wait until the annual meeting.)

 

Annual Meeting of First Lutheran Church: Sunday, Jan 28th

            Our youth will be serving their fabulous baked potato bar.  Immediately after lunch we will have our annual meeting, the main purpose of which is to pass an annual budget and elect church council members.  So we need all voting members to stay for a brief meeting.  (If you are an adult or a confirmed youth, you are a voting member.)

            A budget forum will be held on Sun. Jan 21 at 9am in the fellowship hall.  If you have questions or input about the budget, that is the time.

 

Special Giving to FISH Food Bank for December was $1,076.00.

 

Cold Weather Shelter for homeless people   Thursday Nights are at First Lutheran. The weekly schedule is:  Mon - Calvery Baptist,  Tue - First Christian, Wed-Foursquare,  Thurs—First Lutheran,  Fri—Chestnut St. Baptist,  Sat—Mercer Creek,  Sun—7th Day Adventist.  Please call me 925-2844 church or 933-2605 home or e-mail flceburg@yahoo and let me know and/or indicate on your Time & Talent sheet that you are willing or go to www.signup.com and sign up. 

Blessings upon you,  Pastor Dennis

            Operating the shelter does cost the church money of course, heat, lights, hot water for showers and laundry. Would you like to sponsor a shelter night for about $30? If so just make checks out to “First Lutheran” and write “Cold Weather Shelter” on the memo line. Thank you!!


ASSEMBLY PLANNING MEETING SUNDAY, JANUARY 21ST Please plan to attend the next  2018 Synod Assembly Planning Meeting on Sunday, January 21st at 6:30pm, Christ Lutheran Church, 5606 W. Lincoln Ave.  Yakima, WA.  Fall meetings were on Monday evenings, our winter meetings are on Sundays so those who haven't been available due to Monday commitments may participate.  We will discuss the planning done so far by groups working on arrangements, programming, and worship for the April 27-29, 2018 EWAID Synod Assembly in Yakima.  Your input is welcomed!  We'll meet again Sunday, February 18 and Sunday, March 18.  Call Deacon Dave Hellerich, Assembly Planning Chair (402-489-7701) with questions.  See you there!


Confirmation Retreat at Lazy F Camp February 2-3

            The retreat will come up on us fast, so please mark your calendars.  We hope there will be snow.  If there is snow, please bring warm gear for the awesome tubing hill.  There will also be time for the game room, craft room and great food in the dining hall.  Make sure you bring your sleeping bag, pillow and a toothbrush, as well as a Bible and a notebook, as we plan to cover a couple confirmation lessons.  High school youth are welcome, too. $30 per student.  Scholarships available—see Pastor Dennis.  Adults—free! We’ll plan to leave the church Fri 2/2 at 4 pm and return to church Sat at 4 or 5 pm.  It’s a really fun time! Please let Pastor Dennis know if you plan on attending. (See the sign up)



Youth Activities

FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

Here it comes!  The Annual Baked Potato Fundraiser!  Get those gloves and aprons ready for:  Saturday January 27 - Super Spud Scrubbing Party - 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

Saturday January 28 - Baked Potato Fundraiser (where an award winning Apron!)


*Please sign up on the board to bring items for us to serve.  The money we earn will go towards a trip to Get Air Trampoline Park and supplies to make our own FLC Youth Aprons!  


Bags of the hats, scarves, and gloves are being delivered to the schools this week!

 

January 7, 2018

posted Jan 4, 2018, 12:13 PM by Christine Rice

MEN'S LUNCHEONS RESUME

              The first 2018 gathering of the FLC Men's Luncheon group will be at 11:45 a.m. on Tuesday, January 9.  All FLC men are welcome!  Together we enjoy food, prayer, conversation, and general catching up with each other and with what is happening in our families and our church.  Come - get to better know your brothers!

 

A Martin Luther King Peace March is planned for Thursday, January 11th starting and ending at CWU SURC 4p ish (weather permitting, watch the newspaper for more details) concert and snacks afterward.

 

Annual Meeting of First Lutheran Church: Sunday, Jan 28th

            Our youth will be serving their fabulous baked potato bar.  Immediately after lunch we will have our annual meeting, the main purpose of which is to pass an annual budget and elect church council members.  So we need all voting members to stay for a brief meeting.  (If you are an adult or a confirmed youth, you are a voting member.)

            A budget forum will be held on Sun. Jan 21 at 9am in the fellowship hall.  If you have questions or input about the budget, that is the time.

 

Annual Reports due by January 14th 

            If you head up a ministry or lead a group, please submit a brief written report for our annual report packets.  It doesn’t have to be long, just tell us what you have been doing this past year as a way of celebrating your good work.  Tell a story!

 

Budget Forum January 21st

            Our budget forum, will be Sunday, January 21st in the fellowship hall.  If you have questions or input about the church budget, please come to the 9am budget forum on the 21st. (Don’t wait until the annual meeting.)




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FLC Family News (all ages)


This Wednesday, January 10  - Family Fun Night!  Glow in the dark theme!  Parents - pick a glow in the dark activity or challenge and see if you can be bested by the kids!  Glow in the dark bling included!  Wear neon if you got it!  Dinner starts at 5:30 p.m.  -  thank you to Suzanne for cooking!

 

 

FLC Youth News (grades 6 to 12)

 

Our annual Baked Potato Fundraiser is coming up!  Please sign up on the board to bring a food item!  **If you sign up to bring potatoes, make sure they are in the kitchen by Saturday at 10 a.m.!

 

Sat, Jan 27 - Super Spud Scrubbing Party!

 

Sun, Jan 28 - Annual Baked Potato Fundraiser.  We are raising funds to go to Get Air Trampoline Park!  Wear your best apron!

 

High School Youth:  You are invited to go to this year's confirmation retreat!!  Come relive the good food, quirky crafts, great songs, and snow tubing!  See Pastor Dennis for details!!  Retreat is February 2-3.  Cost $30.

 

December 31, 2017

posted Dec 28, 2017, 11:32 AM by Christine Rice

 

Thank you to Ethan Bergman for preaching today.

 

Flowers for today are provided by Joe & Jan Riggs in honor of Joan Keith’s birthday.

 

Pastor Dennis is on vacation December 25th-January 2nd.  In an emergency, please call Dennis’ cell at 929-2927.

 

Weekend nutrition for hungry kids First Lutheran has an exciting new opportunity to reduce hunger in our community.  In partnership with FISH Food Bank, we will be providing weekend nutrition for about 15 needy kids at Lincoln Elementary School, and possibly for about 6 kids at Morgan Middle School.  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 to Lincoln Elementary.  Teachers then discreetly hand them out to needy children on Fridays.  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: cans of chili, ravioli, spaghettios, tuna fish, canned chicken, chicken noodle or tomato soup, 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.

 

Cold Weather Shelter for homeless people   Thursday Nights are at First Lutheran. The weekly schedule is:  Mon - Calvery Baptist,  Tue - First Christian, Wed-Foursquare,  Thurs—First Lutheran,  Fri—Chestnut St. Baptist,  Sat—Mercer Creek,  Sun—7th Day Adventist. 

                Please call me 925-2844 church or 933-2605 home or e-mail flceburg@yahoo and let me know and/or indicate on your Time & Talent sheet that you are willing or go to www.signup.com and sign up. 

Blessings upon you,  Pastor Dennis

                Operating the shelter does cost the church money of course, heat, lights, hot water for showers and laundry. Would you like to sponsor a shelter night for about $30? If so just make checks out to “First Lutheran” and write “Cold Weather Shelter” on the memo line. Thank you!!

 

Youth Activities

 

FLC Youth are Middle and High School teens and  young adults who come together for fun and fellowship in the name of our Lord.


Monday, January 1 - PJ Pancake Breakfast!  9 a.m. to 11 a.m.!  Come in your pajamas and ring in the New Year with your FLC Youth buddies!  Other activities will be going on as well!  Come for the syrup, stay for the fellowship!

 

Bags will be packed and ready for distribution! Thank you so much to everyone who donated mittens, gloves, scarves, and hats!

 

December 24, 2017

posted Dec 21, 2017, 9:28 AM by Christine Rice

Thank you to Judy Ragland for playing the organ today and tonight.

 

Flowers for today are provided by Dewain & Diana Lien in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.

 

There will be NO Sunday School class for children and youth or Adults Dec. 31 during Christmas break.  Classes will resume Sunday, Jan. 7.

 

Pastor Dennis is on vacation December 25th-January 2nd.  Ethan Bergman will be preaching December 31st.  In an emergency, please call Dennis’ cell at 929-2927.

 

FLC Office will be closed December 26-Januay 1st. 

 

No Thursday, Bible Study on December 28th.

 

Weekend nutrition for hungry kids First Lutheran has an exciting new opportunity to reduce hunger in our community.  In partnership with FISH Food Bank, we will be providing weekend nutrition for about 15 needy kids at Lincoln Elementary School, and possibly for about 6 kids at Morgan Middle School.  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 to Lincoln Elementary.  Teachers then discreetly hand them out to needy children on Fridays.  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: cans of chili, ravioli, spaghettios, tuna fish, canned chicken, chicken noodle or tomato soup, 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.

 

Cold Weather Shelter for homeless people   Thursday Nights are at First Lutheran. The weekly schedule is:  Mon - Calvery Baptist,  Tue - First Christian, Wed-Foursquare,  Thurs—First Lutheran,  Fri—Chestnut St. Baptist,  Sat—Mercer Creek,  Sun—7th Day Adventist.  Please call me 925-2844 church or 929-2927 cell or e-mail flceburg@yahoo and let me know and/or indicate on your Time & Talent sheet that you are willing or go to www.signup.com and sign up.  Blessings upon you,  Pastor Dennis

                Operating the shelter does cost the church money of course, heat, lights, hot water for showers and laundry. Would you like to sponsor a shelter night for about $30? If so just make checks out to “First Lutheran” and write “Cold Weather Shelter” on the memo line. Thank you!!

 



Youth Activities

 

 

FLC Youth are Middle and High School teens and  young adults who come together for fun and fellowship in the name of our Lord.


Have a blessed Christmas tomorrow and may the memories you create live vividly in your hearts forever!

 

Thank you to everyone who has brought in mittens, scarves, and gloves/mittens!  The Warming Tree looks marvelous!!

 

January 1 - PJ Pancake Breakfast!  Come in your PJs to the Fellowship Hall and get ready for a stack of hot pancakes! Fun and frolicking after!  9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

 

December 17, 2017

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Flowers for today are provided by Delores Vietzke in memory of her late husband, Don.

 

Special Offering to FISH for November was $446.00.

 

Advent Service of Lessons and Carols, Grace Episcopal Church ~ 1201 N. B St.  Today, Dec 17th at 3pm. This wonderful ecumenical worship service has been happening in Ellensburg since 1988.  This service was first presented at King’s College, Cambridge in 1918.  The congregation joins in singing many Christmas carols.  Choirs from a number of churches, including First Lutheran, sing separately and then as a combined choir.  Pastors from different churches read the scripture lessons and a whole host of scrumptious cookies await you at the fellowship time afterwards. 

 

Weekend nutrition for hungry kids First Lutheran has an exciting new opportunity to reduce hunger in our community.  In partnership with FISH Food Bank, we will be providing weekend nutrition for about 15 needy kids at Lincoln Elementary School, and possibly for about 6 kids at Morgan Middle School.  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 to Lincoln Elementary.  Teachers then discreetly hand them out to needy children on Fridays.  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: cans of chili, ravioli, spaghettios, tuna fish, canned chicken, chicken noodle or tomato soup, 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.

 

Cold Weather Shelter for homeless people   Thursday Nights are at First Lutheran. The weekly schedule is:  Mon - Calvery Baptist,  Tue - First Christian, Wed-Foursquare, Thurs—First Lutheran,  Fri—Chestnut St. Baptist,  Sat—Mercer Creek,  Sun—7th Day Adventist.  Please call me 925-2844 church or 929-2927 cell or e-mail flceburg@yahoo and let me know and/or indicate on your Time & Talent sheet that you are willing or go to www.signup.com

Blessings upon you,  Pastor Dennis

                Operating the shelter does cost the church money of course, heat, lights, hot water for showers and laundry. Would you like to sponsor a shelter night for about $30? If so just make checks out to “First Lutheran” and write “Cold Weather Shelter” on the memo line. Thank you!!


Please sign up to bring cookies or other refreshments for fellowship time after the service.  There are lots of empty dates!  The sign-up is on the kitchen door.  Thank you!

 


 

Youth Activities

 

FLC Youth are High School and Middle School kids in grades 6 through 12 who like to have fun while serving the Lord.

 

Thank you to all who participated in the Fused! trip this year!  A special thank you to our Thrivent Sponsor and the Quilting Club who made it financially possible with their donations!

Have a blessed Christmas and wonderful winter break!

Next event:  January 1 - PJ Pancake Breakfast!  9 a.m. to 11 a.m.  Come in your p.j.s, stay for the syrup!  Come hungry!

 

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