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September 23, 2018

posted by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are provided by Sheila Johnson in honor of her grandson Taylor’s 25th birthday.

 

Communion Assistants; We are celebrating Holy Communion every Sunday.  We would really love to have some more people to serve as communion assistants. 

             If you are interested in helping out, please contact the church office or Estelle Johnson.

 

Choir Practice Resumes Thursday, October 4th

It's time to start singing so get those pipes warmed up for choir rehearsals which will begin Thursday, October 4th 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!

 

Soup, Soup, Soup………..we are still collecting soup for FISH Food Bank.  This will continue through October.  Thank you to all those who have donated. 

 

The Rummage Sale is coming soon: October 5-6.  Time to start sorting through clothes, books, etc. at home to donate.  All proceeds go to worthy charities.  Linda Strand is heading it up again.

 

Thank you to everyone for the love and compassion given to my family since the passing of my father.  Your kindness gives us strength and endurance while we adjust to this new loss in our lives.  Amy McCoy and family

 

Our Women’s Retreat is this coming weekend, Friday night to Sunday morning, Sept. 28—30.  There are 21 women from First Lutheran heading to Lazy F Camp!  Please pray that our time away will be relaxing, enjoyable, and renewing...

 

BBQ for abandoned husbands and children.  Saturday, Sept. 29 5-8 pm.  Boss’ house, 721 Willett road.  Bring whatever you want to throw on the grill.  Bring the kids, jump on the trampoline.  Mario kart tournament.  Bad food choices and frosty cold beverages.  Call, text or email Chuck with questions or concerns.  (509) 607-3636.  Don’t worry mammas, Evie will be there and knows how to dial 911.


Central WA Cluster Meeting Sunday, October 14th 3p.m. at Christ Lutheran, Yakima.  The ELCA churches in our area (E’burg, Yakima, Goldendale, Toppenish, Sunnyside & Grandview) get together twice yearly to share ideas, maintain friendships and learn together.  Our new Eastern WA-ID Director of Evangelical Mission (DEM) Mary Morrow will be with us and a light supper will be served. Let Pastor Dennis know if you are interested in going and you can catch a ride with him if you like.



Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

 

Today: Nailed It! competition!  Put on an apron and be at the church by 1 pm!  The ovens will be ready!

 

Family Fun Night Haunted Maze Committee - check in with Elaina for times for a working party on Saturday, Sept 29.  Wear clothes you can get paint on.

 

October 6 - 3 to 5 pm Decorating party for the 12th Man Fundraiser!  Streamers first, pizza after!

 

October 7 - 12th Man Fundraiser!!!  Sign up to bring food items!  Get creative, get crazy, keep it yummy!

 

October 10 - Family Fun Night!  Set up starts at 3 pm!  Dinner will be at 5:30, so that only gives us a couple hours!

 

 

Operation Christmas Child is underway

We are collecting toys, socks, books, etc that will fit inside a shoebox.  Shoeboxes are welcome as well!

 

 

September 16, 2018

posted Sep 13, 2018, 9:35 AM by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are provided by Delores Vietzke in honor of birthdays.

 

FISH Special Offering for the month of August was $387.00.

 

Soup, Soup, Soup………..we are still collecting soup for FISH Food Bank.  This will continue through October.  Thank you to all those who have donated. 

 

The Rummage Sale is coming soon: October 5-6.  Time to start sorting through clothes, books, etc. at home to donate.  All proceeds go to worthy charities.  Linda Strand is heading it up again.

 


Youth Activities

 

FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

 

**Family Fun Night Haunted Maze Planning Committee (FFNHMPC) - Meeting after church today.  Shopping day on Saturday, Sept 22.

 

Next weekend - Nailed it!  Will your individual edible decor win you the chef's hat?  Will your team walk away with the main prize?  Three ovens.  Two kitchens.  One winning team!  1 to 4 pm

 

October 6 - 12th man decorating party 3 to 5 pm.  Get to the church early and scoop up some rummage sale goodies!

 

October 7 - 12th man fundraiser!  Let's raise the roof on the new Lazy F dining hall!  Sign up to bring food and help with duties during the service!!

 

 

FLC Families:

 

Halloween Family Fun night:  October 10th at 6 pm.  Come dressed in costume and prepared for fun!

 

September 9, 2018

posted Sep 6, 2018, 10:35 AM by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are provided by Estelle & Sheila Johnson in memory of our sister, Faith.

 

Ministry Meetings all are welcome to join in the Ministry Meetings TODAY after worship.

 

Sunday School Begins September 16th: The first day of Sunday School classes will be Sunday, September 16.  All kids age 4 through 5th grade will meet during part of the worship service immediately after “Just for Kids” time.  Middle/High School youth will meet at 8:45 in the youth room off the gym, and the adult class will meet with Pastor Dennis at 8:45 in the chapel room down the hall. There’s a class for everyone—hope to see you on Sunday, September 16th!

 

Church Potluck! Next Sunday, September 16th, right after worship Everyone in the congregation is invited to attend the  POTLUCK lunch on Sunday, September 16th in the fellowship hall.  Please bring a dish to share.  Come and enjoy some good food and fellowship!

 

Confirmation Pizza Feed Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 pm. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and their parents who are interested in our Confirmation ministry are invited to a pizza feed and information time from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Wed. Sept 12th.  This will be a good time to ask questions, get an overview of the year and sign up to be acolytes. On Sept 12th we will also walk through what you do as an acolyte on Sundays.  Actual confirmation classes will start on Wed., Sept. 19th at 6:30 pm.  Please let pastor Dennis know how many from your family are coming to the Pizza Feed on Wed., Sept 12th so he orders enough food.  Please call the church office at  925-2844, or Pastor Dennis at 929-2927, or email flceburg@yahoo.com. High Schoolers are welcome to come and have pizza with us, too, but let Pastor know if you are coming.


Soup, Soup, Soup………..we are still collecting soup for FISH Food Bank.  This will continue through October.  Thank you to all those who have donated. 

 

Prayer Vigil for keeping families together.  Monday-Thursday 9a.m.-noon at First Lutheran and noon to 3p.m. at United Methodist.

             Anyone is invited to come in for silent prayer.  We pray that children will soon be  reunited with their parents and better immigration practices will prevail.  And pray for whatever is on your heart and mind for a few minutes, half an hour or whatever you have time for.

 


Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

 

This Saturday - High School Youth go to the Escape Room!  Beat the clock and break out in less than 60 minutes!  Will the Mummy's curse be too much for the seniors?  Will the freshman cry mutiny in the pirate's room?  Only time will tell!

 

Sunday, Sept 23 - Nailed it!  Baking and decorating competition.  Be at the church at 1 pm!

 

12th Man Fundraiser!!  This year we are raising money for the new Lazy F dining hall!  Sign ups to bring food will be up in a couple of weeks so think about your best game day finger foods!  Get your favorite team gear out and dress up.  This year I will be wearing the Bears in honor of my father.  Sorry Seahawks!     Decorating Party date: Saturday, October 6     Fundraiser date: Sunday, October 7

 

**Family Fun Night Haunted Maze Planning Committee (FFNHMPC) - Meeting after church today and September 16.  Shopping day on Saturday, Sept 22.

 

September 2, 2018

posted Aug 29, 2018, 10:35 AM by Christine Rice

Thank you to Judy Ragland for playing the organ today.

 

Flowers for today are provided by Amy McCoy in memory of Lorraine Kline’s birthday.

 

Sunday School Begins September 16th: The first day of Sunday School classes will be Sunday, September 16.  All kids age 4 through 5th grade will meet during part of the worship service immediately after “Just for Kids” time.  Middle/High School youth will meet at 8:45 in the youth room off the gym, and the adult class will meet with Pastor Dennis at 8:45 in the chapel room down the hall. There’s a class for everyone—hope to see you on Sunday, September 16th!

 

Church Potluck! Sunday, September 16th After Worship Everyone in the congregation is invited to attend the  POTLUCK lunch on Sunday, September 16th in the fellowship hall.  Please, bring a dish to share.  Plates, utensils, napkins, cups, lemonade, and serving spoons will be provided.  Come and enjoy some good food and fellowship!

 

Confirmation Pizza Feed Wednesday, September 12th at 6:30 pm. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and their parents who are interested in our Confirmation ministry are invited to a pizza feed and information time from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Wed. Sept 12th.  This will be a good time to ask questions, get an overview of the year and sign up to be acolytes. On Sept 12th we will also walk through what you do as an acolyte on Sundays.  Actual confirmation classes will start on Wed., Sept. 19th at 6:30 pm.  Please let pastor Dennis know how many from your family are coming to the Pizza Feed on Wed., Sept 12th so he orders enough food.  Please, call 925-2844 church, 929-2927 Pastor Dennis or email flceburg@yahoo.com. High Schoolers are welcome to come and have pizza with us, too.


Ministry Meetings all are welcome to join in the Ministry Meetings after worship Sunday, September 9th.


Prayer Vigil for keeping families together.  Monday-Thursday 9a.m.-noon at First Lutheran and noon to 3p.m. at United Methodist.

             Anyone is invited to come in for silent prayer.  We pray that children will soon be  reunited with their parents and better immigration practices will prevail.  And pray for whatever is on your heart and mind for a few minutes, half an hour or whatever you have time for. As of Monday, 528 kids are still separated from their parents.



Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)


High School: Sign ups are almost full! A couple more spots for the Yakima Escape Room!  We are going on Sat, Sept 15 - leaving the church about 5 pm.

 

All Youth: Nailed It!  Come test your decorating skills and see if you can match a pro!  First round, individual competition.  Second round is for the teams!  Sunday, September 23  1 pm to 4 pm.  

 

12th Man Fundraiser!!  This year we are raising money for the new Lazy F dining hall!  Sign ups to bring food will be up in a couple of weeks so think about your best game day finger foods!  Get your favorite team gear out and dress up.  This year I will be wearing the Bears in honor of my father.  Sorry Seahawks!     Decorating Party date: Saturday, October 6 Fundraiser date: Sunday, October 7

 

 **Family Fun Night Haunted Maze Planning Committee (FFNHMPC) - Meeting after church on Sunday, Sept 9th and September 16.  Shopping day on Saturday, Sept 22.

 

Thank you for donations to the schools!  So many beautiful things are going out to kids who need it most!

 

August 26, 2018

posted Aug 23, 2018, 9:31 AM by Christine Rice

Thank you to Joe Johnson for preaching today.

 

Please join us today after worship to day to celebrate long-time Ellensburg resident and FLC parishioner, Jerry Grebb, as he celebrates his 70th birthday with cake provided by his daughter and son-in-law, Julie & Rusty Figgins.

 

Pastor Dennis will be back in the office tomorrow, August 27th.

 

A memorial service for our friend, Louise Danton Fennerty will be held here Thursday, August 30th at 10a.m.

 

No Adult Bible Study August 23, 30.  We will resume Thursday, September 6th.

 

FISH Adopt a Shelf Program ….Soup…. This summer June, July and August, First Lutheran is participating in FISH Food Bank’s adopt a shelf program.  If possible, these need to be pull-top cans of soup.  This shelf holds all kinds of soups, from broth to hearty vegetable to meaty Italian wedding soup.  Please just bring them to church with you and fill our food bank box by the office door.  We need to provide at least 50 cans a week.


Prayer Vigil for keeping families together.  Monday-Thursday 9a.m.-noon at First Lutheran and noon to 3p.m. at United Methodist. Anyone is invited to come in for silent prayer.  We pray that children will soon be  reunited with their parents and better immigration practices will prevail.  And pray for whatever is on your heart and mind for a few minutes, half an hour or whatever you have time for.


Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Today: End of Summer Bash!  Food, music, games, and over 100 water balloons!!!  Get ready to get soaked.  5 pm to 8 pm - here at the church.  High School Youth will be planning the Haunted Maze for October's family fun night and making "spooky eyes" before the super soaking begins.  Did I mention food and music?  FUN!

 

All weekend - be sure to check out your fellow Youth's entries at the fair!  God has blessed us with creativity and skills!

 

Check out the board for September events!

 

September 5 - Back to school!

 

Ongoing - School Supply Drive!  Thank you to the generous donors who have brought in a lunch box and backpacks!  All supplies are welcome and cherished!

 

August 19, 2018

posted Aug 16, 2018, 9:51 AM by Christine Rice

Thank you to Joe Johnson for preaching today.

 

A memorial service for our friend, Louise Danton Fennerty will be held here Thursday, August 30th at 10a.m.

 

No Adult Bible Study August 23, 30.  We will resume Thursday, September 6th.

 

             FISH Adopt a Shelf Program ….Soup…. This summer June, July and August, First Lutheran is participating in FISH Food Bank’s adopt a shelf program.  If possible, these need to be pull-top cans of soup.  This shelf holds all kinds of soups, from broth to hearty vegetable to meaty Italian wedding soup.  Please just bring them to church with you and fill our food bank box by the office door.  We need to provide at least 50 cans a week.

 

Our FLC Women’s Retreat is planned for Sept. 28-30 at Lazy F.  We still need registration forms and fees ($110) from a few who were interested in attending the retreat.  Please bring your form and fee to the church office as soon as possible.  Thank you!!! 

 

Prayer Vigil for keeping families together.  Monday-Thursday 9a.m.-noon at First Lutheran and noon to 3p.m. at United Methodist. Anyone is invited to come in for silent prayer.  We pray that children will soon be  reunited with their parents and better immigration practices will prevail.  And pray for whatever is on your heart and mind for a few minutes, half an hour or whatever you have time for.

 


Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)



Thursday, August 23 - Hike through the Snoqualmie Tunnel!  Bring the usual: sunscreen, sack lunch, water bottle, and wear good shoes - this is a loooong hike!  Bring flashlights and glow sticks!  Meet at the church at 9 a.m.!

 


Coming soon: 

 

Sunday, August 26 - End of Summer Water Balloon Bash!  see board for details!

 

TBD - Haunted Maze committee meeting

 

Thank you for continuous donations for our School Supply Drive!

 

August 12, 2018

posted Aug 6, 2018, 9:28 AM by Christine Rice

Thank you to Judy Ragland for playing the organ today.

 

Flowers for today are provided by Sheila Johnson in honor of grandson Brody’s 8th birthday.

 

Pastor Dennis will be away on vacation Monday, August 13 through Sunday, August 26th.  The church office will be open regular hours.

 

FISH Special Offering for July was $814.00.

 

Reminder: No Council Meeting, this month.  We will return Monday, September 10th at 7p.m.

 

No Adult Bible Study August 16, 23, 30.  We will resume Thursday, September 6th.


FISH Opportunities:

FISH Adopt a Shelf Program ….Soup….If possible, these need to be pull-top cans of soup.  This shelf holds all kinds of soups, from broth to hearty vegetable to meaty Italian wedding soup.  Please just bring them to church with you and fill our food bank box by the office door.  We need to provide at least 50 cans a weekVOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO NEEDED. Hours are 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.  Please call the food bank at 925-5900 to find out how and when to help this fine program.


Prayer Vigil for keeping families together.  Monday-Thursday 9a.m.-noon at First Lutheran and noon to 3p.m. at United Methodist. Anyone is invited to come in for silent prayer.  We pray that children will soon be  reunited with their parents and better immigration practices will prevail.  And pray for whatever is on your heart and mind for a few minutes, half an hour or whatever you have time for.

 


Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)


Saturday, August 18 - Floating the Yakima!  Chuck Boss is our fearless leader as we float down the Yakima!  Meet at the church at 9 am with sun screen, a water bottle filled with water, and a towel.  Stand by to find out details about lunch!

 

Keep those cans of soup and school supplies coming in!  Our Fish Food Bank and local schools are counting on us!

 

It's not too early to think about the fair.   Find out who is submitting entries and/or competing!  Some of our regular Youth participants include Chloe Clyburn, Ben Johnson, Austin Wickerath, Kaylee Winter (just to name a few)!

 

August 5, 2018

posted Aug 2, 2018, 12:30 PM by Christine Rice

Being Baptized next Sunday, August 12th is Lillian Holcomb, daughter of Jess & Jesika Holcomb.  She joins sister Allorah and Brother Britt.  Her sponsor in baptism is Katie Holcomb.

 

The FLC Women’s Retreat is planned for September 28-30 at Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center close to town in the Manastash Canyon.  The cost for two nights in the Skyline Lodge and four meals is $110 per person.  There will be time for Bible studies, recreation, and fellowship.  We need a minimum of 20 ladies, so put it on your calendar and pick up the informational paper and registration form on the table in the fellowship hall today!  Please return your form and fee to the church office by Aug. 12th.  Hope you can join us!


FISH Adopt a Shelf Program ….Soup….If possible, these need to be pull-top cans of soup.  This shelf holds all kinds of soups, from broth to hearty vegetable to meaty Italian wedding soup.  Please just bring them to church with you and fill our food bank box by the office door.  We need to provide at least 50 cans a week.


Prayer Vigil for keeping families together.  Monday-Thursday 9a.m.-noon at First Lutheran and noon to 3p.m. at United Methodist. Anyone is invited to come in for silent prayer.  We pray that children will soon be  reunited with their parents and better immigration practices will prevail.  And pray for whatever is on your heart and mind for a few minutes, half an hour or whatever you have time for.

 

 


Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

 

Coming soon: 

Saturday, August 18 - Floating the Yakima!  Sign up on the board.  Chuck Boss will have more details!  Bring a sack lunch, water bottle (filled with water), sun screen, etc.

 

Thursday, August 23 - Snoqualmie Tunnel Hike!  Sign up on the board!  Bring the usual plus lots of glow in the dark, flash light etc.


Sunday, August 26 - End of Summer Bash!  Water Balloons, Water Wubble Balls, Water Blaters and Super Soakers, More!  Bring a towel and prepare to get SOAKED!!

 

Reminder: Amy is on vacation until August 17th!

 

 

July 29, 2018

posted Jul 26, 2018, 10:27 AM by Christine Rice

Thank you to Council President Michael Goerger for preaching today.

 

Thank you to Judy Ragland for playing the organ today.

 

Flowers for today are provided by Estelle & Sheila Johnson in memory of their parents Randy & Melina Christopherson.

 

Pastor Dennis will be back in the office tomorrow, July 30th.

 

The FLC Women’s Retreat is planned for September 28-30 at Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center close to town in the Manastash Canyon.  The cost for two nights in the Skyline Lodge and four meals is $110 per person.  There will be time for Bible studies, recreation, and fellowship.  We need a minimum of 20 ladies, so put it on your calendar and pick up the informational paper and registration form on the table in the fellowship hall today!  Please return your form and fee to the church office by Aug. 12th.  Hope you can join us!

 

FISH Adopt a Shelf Program….Soup…. This summer June, July and August, First Lutheran is participating in FISH Food Bank’s adopt a shelf program.  If possible, these need to be pull-top cans of soup.  This shelf holds all kinds of soups, from broth to hearty vegetable to meaty Italian wedding soup.  Please just bring them to church with you and fill our food bank box by the office door.  We need to provide at least 50 cans a week.

 

FISH "Picnic in the Parks" food distribution program at summer school and parks every weekday.    This year, children will be given sack lunches, meeting all nutritional guidelines.  Volunteers are needed to fill the sacks from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO NEEDED. Hours are 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.  Please call the food bank at 925-5900 to find out how and when to help this fine program.  Outreach

 

Prayer Vigil for keeping families together.  Monday-Thursday 9a.m.-noon at First Lutheran and noon to 3p.m. at United Methodist.  Anyone is invited to come in for silent prayer.  We pray that children will soon be  reunited with their parents and better immigration practices will prevail.  And pray for whatever is on your heart and mind for a few minutes, half an hour or whatever you have time for.

 


Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Tuesday - Annual Moses Lake Trip!

Leave the church at 9 am (to get in line by 1030).  The park opens at 11.  Bring a sack lunch, towel, swim gear, SUN SCREEN, and water!  Admission is $12 to get in.  Racing one another on the big slide is free!  We need one more driver!

 

Saturday - FLC Swim 7:30 to 9 (or 10 if you are 13 or older)  Meet at Memorial Pool.  Admission is $3

 

Ongoing = Soup drive and School Supply Drive!

 

Amy will be on Vacation from Aug 5 to Aug 17.  Send emails, but expect slow replies!

 

July 22, 2018

posted Jul 19, 2018, 9:31 AM by Christine Rice

Thank you to Ethan Bergman for preaching today.

 

Thank you to Pastor Chris Peterson for presiding over the baptism of Finnegan Hess this morning.

 

Flowers for today are provided by David & Laurae Lygre in honor of their grandson’s baptism.

 

Pastor Dennis will be away on vacation Monday, July 16 through Sunday, July 29th. 

 

Christine, our office administrator will be out of the office Monday, July 30-Thursday, August 2nd and Tuesday, August 7-Thursday, August 9th.  Please have all bulletin announcements in by Wednesday, July 25th.  The office will be open 9-noon Monday-Thursday. 

 

FISH Opportunities:

FISH Adopt a Shelf Program …. Soup…. This summer June, July and August, First Lutheran is participating in FISH Food Bank’s adopt a shelf program.  If possible, these need to be pull-top cans of soup.  This shelf holds all kinds of soups, from broth to hearty vegetable to meaty Italian wedding soup.  Please just bring them to church with you and fill our food bank box by the office door.  We need to provide at least 50 cans a week.

        FISH "Picnic in the Parks" food distribution program at summer school and parks every weekday.    This year, children will be given sack lunches, meeting all nutritional guidelines.  Volunteers are needed to fill the sacks from 8:30 to 9:00 a.m. VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO NEEDED. Hours are 11:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m.  Please call the food bank at 925-5900 to find out how and when to help this fine program.  Outreach

 

Prayer Vigil for keeping families together.  Monday-Thursday 9a.m.-noon at First Lutheran and noon to 3p.m. at United Methodist. Anyone is invited to come in for silent prayer.  We pray that children will soon be  reunited with their parents and better immigration practices will prevail.  And pray for whatever is on your heart and mind for a few minutes, half an hour or whatever you have time for.

 


Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

 

Tuesday - Trip to Moses Lake!  Sign up on the board for transportation.  Admission is $12 or $13 for adults.  We will leave the church at 9 a.m. (the park opens at 11 and there is always a line).  Bring a towel, lunch, snacks, and water to drink. 

 

 

Coming soon: 

?TBD - Aug 4 - FLC Swim? (Will know when the date is closer.)

Saturday, July 18 - Floating the Yakima

Thursday, Aug 23 - Hike the tunnel

Sunday, Aug 26 - End of Summer Water Balloon Bash

 

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