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May 19, 2019

posted May 16, 2019, 9:53 AM by Christine Rice

Thank you to Michael Goerger for preaching today.

 

Pastor Dennis & Ethan Bergman are your delegates this weekend at the Eastern/Washington Idaho Synod assembly in Boise. 

 

Last choir until Fall. Thank you to all the choir members, Tor and Betty for their contributions to our worship.

 

FISH Special Offering for April was $76.

 

Tree of Life Lutheran Church/Arbol de Vida Iglesia Luterana of Yakima, Washington, invites you to the installation service for The Reverend Hildegardo Gonzalez.

Saturday, June 1, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

Central Lutheran Church Sanctuary

1604 West Yakima Ave.

Yakima, WA  98902

 

All are welcome to attend.  Lunch will follow in the Fellowship Hall.

  Please RSVP to 509-453-7294, including the number from your congregation you estimate may attend, in order to help us plan for food and bulletins.

 

Thank you to Kairos Outside for their generous donation of $500 for use of our building April 26-28th.

 

Lazy F Camp: Getting your family schedule lined up for the summer? Summer Camp at Lazy F in the Manastash Canyon, is a great option for the young ones in your life to grow in faith, make friends for life, get a rare chance to unplug from technology, and all the while have an incredibly fun week in God's beautiful creation. Go to lazyfcamp.org to see what is available this summer. PLUS!!! All families from Kittitas County will get an extra 15% OFF If they register before June 15th. When registering use the code: Kittco

 

 

 

Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Today - High School Senior Murder Mystery dinner has been moved to next Sunday evening.  Sorry for the inconvenience!  Your character remains the same!

 

Middle School Mayhem - due to multiple concerts will either be Thursday May 30 or Sunday June 2.  Watch the email for updates!

 

Thank you again to all who donated buckets and Mac-n-Cheese for the Pine Ridge Native Reservation.  They are most appreciative of anything we send!

 

Seniors - we still need a few pictures for the senior board!

 

May 12, 2019

posted May 9, 2019, 11:26 AM by Christine Rice

 Happy Mother’s Day!

 

Huge thank you to Warren Street, Chris Clyburn and Andrew Hall for all their help in repairing our fence in the back yard that blew down in our last big wind storm.

 

Thanks to Cutlip’s and Malde’s for hosting our Tanzanian guests Moses Nwaka and Eluid Payowela on Monday, May 6th and to Estelle Johnson & Ida Malde for the dessert social.

 

Pastor Dennis and Ethan Bergman are your delegates to this year’s synod assembly in Boise, ID.  The theme is global mission and Ethan serves on our synod’s Hunger and Global Mission Committee.  One thing we will be voting on is a name change for our synod, since we also have 2 congregations in Wyoming (Jackson Hole) and 1 in Oregon (Ontario).  Perhaps the new name will be Northwest Intermountain? I personally like the acronym EWOWI !  But the bishop said, “No Dennis.”   (Can’t understand why the Bishop would not want to refer to our Synod as EWOWI!) Thanks to Michael Goerger for preaching here Sunday, May 19th and to Kathy Temple for helping to lead worship. There will be no Adult Bible Study on May 19th.

 

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.

 

FISH : Happy Birthday Bags for Kids Every kid deserves a birthday party.  If you would like to donate to Birthday Bags the following items are most appreciated.  The box is under the coat rack in the Fellowship Hall.  Kids turning 1-10 (currently enrolled at FISH) Supplies Needed: cake mix, frosting, candles; Party Supplies: hats, balloons, decorations, party favors; Active Toys: balls, jump ropes, Frisbees; Educational Items: books and Puzzles

 


Garrett Snedeker will present a piano recital Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at Englewood Christian Church, 511 N 44th Ave., in Yakima.  This recital is part of their Second Sunday Concert Series. The concert is free, but donations to the series are accepted.




Youth Activities

 

FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

 

Happy Mother's Day!

 

Next Sunday: High School Murder Mystery Senior Farewell Dinner!  6 pm  Wild Wild West theme!  Let Amy know if you haven't gotten your character description in the mail yet!

 

Coming soon: Middle School Mayhem.  Wednesday, May 29  6 pm - prepared to get very messy!

 

May 5, 2019

posted May 2, 2019, 10:28 AM by Christine Rice

Thank you for all the years of love and support.  We greatly appreciated the wonderful send off and seeing everyone last Sunday.  Don & Donna Morris

 

Thank you for all the prayers for Che Ho, he passed away from pancreatic cancer.  Don & Min Meseck

 

We have a splendid opportunity coming soon!  Visitors from Ulanga Kilombero will be arriving soon.  They have been here before so it will be a time of renewing friendships. Rev. Eliud Payowela was here in 2015 and Rev. Moses Nwaka, here only two years ago  will be with us. There will be an all-church potluck -in their honor - the evening of  Monday, May 6th.  Plan to be there.

Information about our Guests:

Pastor Moses Nwaka is the Assistant to the Bishop of the Ulanga Kilombero Diocese (UKD) of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania (ELCT). He was ordained in October of 2002.  He received his theological training from Makumira University in Tanzania, with 2 years of further studies in Norway and 3 months as an exchange student at Copenhagen University. He has taught at the Tumaini Lutheran Secondary School and Bible School (TLS), served as the General Secretary of the UKD (the business executive of the diocese prior to being elected as the Assistant to the Bishop in 2007. Moses is married to Neema, who is the head matron for the girls at TLS, and has 2 children.  He was born on September 2, 1969

Pastor Eliud Payowela is the Chaplain at the UKD Diocese Cathedral. He was ordained in 2009.  He received his theological training from Tumaini University in Iringa Tanzania, with further studies at Theofilo Kisanji University in Tanzania. He has worked as an Evangelist (somewhat similar to a Deacon), a district Pastor, the Director of TLS, a teacher at TLS, and the Second Headmaster. Eliud is married to Eva, who is an entrepreneur, and they are raising their niece and nephew.  He was born on January 9, 1967

 

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.

 

Cluster Meeting for ELCA Churches in South Central WA Sunday, May 5th 3pm at Christ Lutheran in Yakima.  Everyone is welcome.  We’ll get better acquainted, do a little Pre-Assembly stuff and hear from Pastor Phil Misner, assistant to the Bishop in Eastern/WA-ID.  Coffee and treats provided.  You can catch a ride with Pastor Dennis if you like.  (P.S. Pastor D is “Dean” of our cluster.)

 

Organ Crawl on May 5th, from 2-4p.m., First Lutheran, First Methodist and Grace Episcopal will feature their organs in an “organ crawl.”  At each church, the organist will tell a bit about the organ and then will play a few pieces to show off the different stops or sounds that the organ makes.  We’ll start at the Episcopal Church at 2p, and after about 20 minutes, we’ll move to the Methodist Church, and end at First Lutheran, which will serve refreshments after Betty finishes.  Tickets ($10.00) will be available at the door at Grace Church, or you can get them from Betty if you are interested.  The money raised will be used by PEO to fund scholarships for young women.

 

Garrett Snedeker will present a piano recital Sunday, May 12 at 2 p.m. at Englewood Christian Church, 511 N 44th Ave., in Yakima.  This recital is part of their Second Sunday Concert Series. The concert is free, but donations to the series are accepted.

 



Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

iFeliz Cinco de Mayo!  iComer tacos!!!

 

Wednesday, May 8  Family Fun Night!  I need 3 to 4 group leaders since I'm losing a couple helpers that night.  Meet Amy at the church no later than 5 pm.  

 

Saturday, May 11  Rodeo City Roller Derby Girls in their final debut:  "More Mayhem."  Meet at EHS, 3:30 p.m.  Let Amy know ahead of time if you are going so she can pick up your ticket.  Otherwise it's $10 at the door.


Coming soon:

High School Murder Mystery Senior Farewell dinner!  Sunday, May 19.   Get your horse saddled and your Clint Eastwood on since we are solving a murder in the Wild Wild West!

Middle School Mayhem!  Wednesday, May 29.  Get dusted by chalk bombs, strike out in dodge ball, and more!

 

2021 ELCA Youth Gathering: June 29 to July 3, 2021 in Minneapolis Minnesota.   Did you know Amy was 8 years old when the first ELCA gathering occurred?  

 

Seniors: the grad board is up!  Where's your photo?

 

Calling All Families!!  May 8 - Family Fun night!  5:30 to 8 pm, Dinner is served!!! Come for the pizza, stay for the games.  We have Nerf battle in the gym, No Phone Zone (cell phone competition) with tips on cyber security in the Foyer, and Parent/Kid trivia in the Fellowship Hall!  It's going to be a great night!

 

Lots of thank yous!!!  

Thank you everyone for an amazing Easter Sunday breakfast!  Not only was the food and fellowship amazing, your generosity has made it possible to cover a trip to Cashmere for 2 hours of bowling and a pizza/fro-yo buffet lunch!  

 

Thank you to the parents and youth who came to help wash dishes on Saturday!

 

April 28, 2019

posted Apr 25, 2019, 9:42 AM by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are provided by Al & Estelle Johnson in honor of Al’s birthday.

 

Celebrate the Morris’ Today after worship Please come and join us after worship with cake and coffee to celebrate Don & Donna Morris. Wish them well on their upcoming move to Arizona.

 

Kairos Outside, meeting here today.  Thank you, to Kairos for serving coffee hour today.

 

TODAY IS THE DAY!  WRITE YOUR CONGRESSPEOPLE! Poor nutrition blights the lives of children all over the world.   Our annual Bread for the World letters capture the attention of people in Congress - if we write them!   Pause today in Fellowship Hall to exercise your precious privilege of writing directly to those who represent us.  Everything you need is on the Outreach tables; look for the balloons!

 

We have a splendid opportunity coming soon!  Visitors from Ulanga Kilombero will be arriving soon.  They have been here before so it will be a time of renewing friendships. Rev. Eliud Payowela was here in 2015 and Rev. Moses Nwaka, here only two years ago  will be with us. There will be an all-church potluck -in their honor - the evening of  Monday, May 6th.  Plan to be there.

 

Women’s Lunch at C5,  213 W 4th Ave STE 104, noon on Friday, May 3rd.  Please feel free to order ahead of time on their website (up to 9 days in advance).

 

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.

 

Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center is grateful and excited to report that they are now in the new dining hall (the very first meal was pizza)!  The dedication, planned for Sunday, May 19th, will be a special day for the camp and for all those who have been committed in seeing the project through.  The Bishop of the UMC Conference will preside over the service as the facility is dedicated to the glory and work of God.  The dedication will begin at 2:00pm with the service at 3:00pm with a meal shortly after.  If you are interested in attending, please email (office@lazyfcamp.org) or call 509.962.2780.  Please see the letter from Dave Burfeind, camp director, on the bulletin board by the kitchen for more information.

 

Weekend Nutrition—We are in need of food for weekend nutrition bags for 20 children at Lincoln  Elementary and Damman School.  Please bring your donations and place them in the box under the coat rack near the sanctuary doors.  Examples include: Chef Boyardee cups, mac ‘n’ cheese cups, fruit or pudding cups, small crackers and cheese packs, basically anything that is easy for kids to open to eat for lunch or dinner.  Bags are assembled here every Thursday for delivery to Lincoln.  If you would like to donate money, we will buy the food—please write out your check to FLC and put “Weekend Nutrition” on the memo line.  Thank you for your support! 


Cluster Meeting for ELCA Churches in South Central WA Sunday, May 5th 3pm at Christ Lutheran in Yakima.  Everyone is welcome.  We’ll get better acquainted, do a little Pre-Assembly stuff and hear from Pastor Phil Misner, assistant to the Bishop in Eastern/WA-ID.  Coffee and treats provided.  You can catch a ride with Pastor Dennis if you like.  (P.S. Pastor D is “Dean” of our cluster.)


FISH : Happy Birthday Bags for Kids Every kid deserves a birthday party.  If you would like to donate to Birthday Bags the following items are most appreciated.  The box is under the coat rack in the Fellowship Hall.  Kids turning 1-10 (currently enrolled at FISH) Supplies Needed: cake mix, frosting, candles; Party Supplies: hats, balloons, decorations, party favors; Active Toys: balls, jump ropes, Frisbees; Educational Items: books and Puzzles

 

Organ Crawl on may 5th, from 2-4p.m., First Lutheran, First Methodist and Grace Episcopal will feature their organs in an “organ crawl.”  At each church, the organist will tell a bit about the organ and then will play a few pieces to show off the different stops or sounds that the organ makes.  We’ll start at the Episcopal Church at 2p, and after about 20 minutes, we’ll move to the Methodist Church, and end at First Lutheran, which will serve refreshments after Betty finishes.  Tickets ($10.00) will be available at the door at Grace Church, or you can get them from Betty if you are interested.  The money raised will be used by PEO to fund scholarships for young women.

 

 

Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Saturday, May 4     Washing Dishes for the PEO Women's luncheon.  This is our first fundraising event for the 2021 ELCA Gathering trip.   All money raised will go towards the trip as we start to plan the details on how to get to Minnesota!  Meet at the church at 11:30 a.m.  

 

Not going to Prom?  No worries!  We have Rodeo City Roller Derby to watch at EHS.  Still waiting for details, but I'm guessing 3:30 p.m.

 

A huge thank you to everyone for a successful Easter Breakfast!  It was great!!

 

Calling all families!  May 8 is the last Family Fun Night for the season!  Don't miss out on rounds of Nerf Battle in the Gym, activities in the Foyer, and parent/kid trivia in the Fellowship Hall.  Don't forget dinner is served.  Start time is 5:30 p.m.!

 

Collection for the Pine Ridge Reservation still ongoing!

Thank you so much for the bins!  We are looking at filling them with toilet paper, baby wipes, personal hygiene supplies, and first aid kits

 

April 21, 2019

posted Apr 18, 2019, 9:03 AM by Christine Rice

Thank you to Jeff Snedeker for playing the French horn.

 

Easter Flowers were provided by:

· Rise and Shine Preschool in gratitude for Betty Kramlich sharing her organ with us. 

· Al & Estelle Johnson in memory of our daughter Cheryl Barnhart. 

· Dewey & Joan Keith in honor of their 60th wedding anniversary.

· David & Laurae Lygre in memory of Roy & Ethel Johnson.

· David & Laurae Lygre in memory of Rev. C. G. Lygre and Rev. Carlyle Holte.

· Dick & Cynthia Borrud in memory of Verna Borrud.

· Fred & Jean Cutlip in memory of Robert Walker. 

· Mary Aho in memory of her parents, David & Emily Aho. 

· Dewain & Diana Lien in memory of their Mothers, Vi Lien & Dorothy Harris.

· Frank & Judy Ragland with a grateful heart He is Risen.

    The flowers were supposed to be Calla Lilies, but the truck carrying the flowers had an accident.  Thank you, to everyone for their support of altar flowers.

 

Potluck May 6th, 6pm at FLC to celebrate our companion Synod visitors.  More details to come next week.

 

Celebrate the Morris’ Sunday, April 28th Please come and join us after worship on April 28th with cake and coffee to celebrate Don & Donna Morris. Wish them well on their upcoming move to Arizona.

 

Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center is grateful and excited to report that they are now in the new dining hall (the very first meal was pizza)!  The dedication, planned for Sunday, May 19th, will be a special day for the camp and for all those who have been committed in seeing the project through.  The Bishop of the UMC Conference will preside over the service as the facility is dedicated to the glory and work of God.  The dedication will begin at 2:00pm with the service at 3:00pm with a meal shortly after.  If you are interested in attending, please email (office@lazyfcamp.org) or call 509.962.2780.  Please see the letter from Dave Burfeind, camp director, on the bulletin board by the kitchen for more       information.

 

OUTREACH MINISTRY urges "COMMIT NOW;  ACT NEXT WEEK."  Participate in the Sunday, April 28 Bread for the World Offering of Letters.  Tables will be ready in Fellowship Hall, with writing materials, names and addresses, information and sample letters to help us write brief, personal messages to our people in congress.  Hand-written notes are effective!  All hands are needed!

 

Cluster Meeting for ELCA Churches in South Central WA Sunday, May 5th 3pm at Christ Lutheran in Yakima.  Everyone is welcome.  We’ll get better acquainted, do a little Pre-Assembly stuff and hear from Pastor Phil Misner, assistant to the Bishop in Eastern/WA-ID.  Coffee and treats provided.  You can catch a ride with Pastor Dennis if you like.  (P.S. Pastor D is “Dean” of our cluster.)

 

Kairos Outside (which helps women, who have a loved one that is or was incarcerated) will be using our facilities on April 13th for a training and April 26-28 for a weekend retreat. Kairos Outside is a weekend retreat intended to help strengthen the family unit and encourage small support groups.  Kairos of Eastern WA holds one weekend a year to provide a secure place for women to share their struggles. Not everyone feels called to this type of ministry or can make the time commitment that is needed to form a team. The women that attend (the guests) do not pay anything.  Team members are working throughout the year to raise funds to cover the expense of a three day weekend for up to 80 people. If you would like to help volunteer your time or for more information, please contact Michele Brown at 407-443-0682 or Micheled_brown@yahoo.com

 

Lutherhaven Brochures for Summer Camp 2019 are now available on the kids’ table in the fellowship hall.  The calendar provides camp dates for elementary kids through high school youth.  Located on beautiful Lake Coeur d’ Alene, campers build life-long memories, life-renewing relationships, and life-changing Christian faith.  Camperships are available to help defray the cost (info in church office).     

 

FISH : Happy Birthday Bags for Kids Every kid deserves a birthday party.  If you would like to donate to Birthday Bags the following items are most appreciated.  The box is under the coat rack in the Fellowship Hall.  Kids turning 1-10 (currently enrolled at FISH)

Supplies Needed: cake mix, frosting, candles; Party Supplies: hats, balloons, decorations, party favors; Active Toys: balls, jump ropes, Frisbees; Educational Items: books and Puzzles



Youth Activities

 

FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

 

Happy Easter!  We are so happy to share this special day with you and your family!

 

Thank you to all of our volunteers for Christ Cab!!!  It was a huge success and the BBQ was amazing. I could have never done it without everyone's help!

 

Upcoming events:

May 4, Saturday    Wash dishes for the PEO.  Meet in the kitchen at 11.

May 11, Saturday    Watch Rodeo City Roller Derby match at EHS.  Still waiting on a time!

May 19, Sunday    High School Senior Dinner - Murder Mystery in the Wild Wild West

May 29, Wednesday     Middle School Mayhem

 

All families, all ages are welcome to come to our Family Fun Night on

Wednesday, May 8, at 5:30 pm

Dinner is served!

Nerf Battle in the Gym

Cell phone challenge in the Foyer

Parent vs. Kid Trivia in the Fellowship Hall

*Fun for Everyone!*

 

April 14, 2019

posted Apr 11, 2019, 10:40 AM by Christine Rice

Sponsor a Calla Lily for Easter! We would like to get 8 sponsors.  These can be in honor of, or in memory of, as we do for altar flowers.  If you would like it to be included in the bulletin for Easter Sunday, please let the office know.  Cost for sponsoring a lily is $20.        Please contact the Church office 925-2844 for more information.  Payments will be collected in the church office.  We are changing from Easter Lilies to Calla Lilies due to allergies.

 

FISH Food Bank Special Offering for March was $89.50. 

 

FLC Women walking group, every Wednesday unless it’s raining 1pm. Meet at Rotary Park at the end by the bathrooms and play structure. 

 

OFFERING OF LETTERS, APRIL 28- MORE IMPORTANT THAN EVER! Just in, from Bread for the World:  "Parts of Africa are suffering the most severe drought in more than 50 years.  Urge your members of Congress to increase funding for global nutrition, which includes programs to help farmers grow crops that can withstand climate change." Outreach Ministry urges all persons - not only voters, adults, church members - to commit to writing letters to Congress on April 28.  People are counting on us!

 

Cluster Meeting for ELCA Churches in South Central WA Sunday, May 5th 3pm at Christ Lutheran in Yakima.  Everyone is welcome.  We’ll get better acquainted, do a little Pre-Assembly stuff and hear from Pastor Phil Misner, assistant to the Bishop in Eastern/WA-ID.  Coffee and treats provided.  You can catch a ride with Pastor Dennis if you like.  (P.S. Pastor D is “Dean” of our cluster.)

 

Thank you from ELCA: Let us thank and praise God for the generosity of all of you in the EA/WA-ID Synod!  Mission Support received from congregations for Fiscal Year 2019 (2-1-18 to 1-31-19) advances our partnership and growth in all of our congregations.  Total Mission Support received was $813,237which represents the highest monetary giving in 9 years.  FLC donated $23,066.58! From these gifts to our synod, 25% is shared with the ELCA to further the mission of our whole church.  Thank you for your commitment to building relationships as a ministry partner of our EA/WA-ID Synod.

 

Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center is grateful and excited to report that they are now in the new dining hall (the very first meal was pizza)!  The dedication, planned for Sunday, May 19th, will be a special day for the camp and for all those who have been committed in seeing the project through.  The Bishop of the UMC Conference will preside over the service as the facility is dedicated to the glory and work of God.  The dedication will begin at 2:00pm with the service at 3:00pm with a meal shortly after.  If you are interested in attending, please email (office@lazyfcamp.org) or call 509.962.2780.  Please see the letter from Dave Burfeind, camp director, on the bulletin board by the kitchen for more       information.

 

Kairos Outside (which helps women, who have a loved one that is or was incarcerated) will be using our facilities on April 13th for a training and April 26-28 for a weekend retreat. Kairos Outside is a weekend retreat intended to help strengthen the family unit and encourage small support groups.  Kairos of Eastern WA holds one weekend a year to provide a secure place for women to share their struggles. Not everyone feels called to this type of ministry or can make the time commitment that is needed to form a team. The women that attend (the guests) do not pay anything.  Team members are working throughout the year to raise funds to cover the expense of a three day weekend for up to 80 people. If you would like to help volunteer your time or for more information, please contact Michele Brown at 407-443-0682 or Micheled_brown@yahoo.com

 

Lutherhaven Brochures for Summer Camp 2019 are now available on the kids’ table in the fellowship hall.  The calendar provides camp dates for elementary kids through high school youth.  Located on beautiful Lake Coeur d’ Alene, campers build life-long memories, life-renewing relationships, and life-changing Christian faith.  Camperships are available to help defray the cost (info in church office).     

 

FISH : Happy Birthday Bags for Kids Every kid deserves a birthday party.  If you would like to donate to Birthday Bags the following items are most appreciated.  The box is under the coat rack in the Fellowship Hall.  Kids turning 1-10 (currently enrolled at FISH)

Supplies Needed: cake mix, frosting, candles; Party Supplies: hats, balloons, decorations, party favors; Active Toys: balls, jump ropes, Frisbees; Educational Items: books and Puzzles

 

 

Holy Week Activities 
Maundy Thursday, April 18th
7:00 p.m.
 
Good Friday, April 19th 7:00 p.m.
At First United Methodist Church
210 N Ruby St.
 
Easter Vigil, Saturday April 20th
Sundown
Grace Episcopal Church
1201 N B St.
 
Easter Sunday, April 21st
Worship with Holy Communion 8:00 am and 10:00 am
Breakfast Served 8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Come join us!

 

Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

 

Today: Christ Cab - 1 pm  Hitch a ride in our own Christ Cab!  Answer trivia questions on your way to Super 1.  Three strikes and your dropped off at one of our designated sites!

 

Saturday, April 20 -  Easter Prep from 10 am to 12pm.  Dye real eggs, fill plastic ones, decorate the Fellowship Hall, etc!

 

Next Sunday, April 21 - Easter Sunday Breakfast!  Sign up and support the youth group!

 

NEW:  We are collecting the following items for the Pine Ridge Native Reservation who are suffering due to intense flooding!  Please donate the following items: Non-perishable foods, diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, toiletries, first aid kits, wet wipes, women's hygiene products, and cleaning supplies, five-gallon buckets with lids, toilet paper, and other bathroom items. 

 

April 7, 2019

posted Apr 4, 2019, 11:46 AM by Christine Rice

Thank you to Sam Ellibee for playing the oboe today.

 

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Education and Youth Ministries.  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, we’ll wrap it up by 7:30p.


Women of FLC come meet for lunch (or dessert or even just coffee) at the Dakota Cafe on Pearl Street at noon on Monday, April 8th.  It was such a pleasure the first time, we're doing it again!

 

FLC Women walking group, every Wednesday unless it’s raining 1pm. Meet at Rotary Park at the end by the bathrooms and play structure. 

 

Cluster Meeting for ELCA Churches in South Central WA Sunday, May 5th 3pm at Christ Lutheran in Yakima.  Everyone is welcome.  We’ll get better acquainted, do a little Pre-Assembly stuff and hear from Pastor Phil Misner, assistant to the Bishop in Eastern/WA-ID.  Coffee and treats provided.  You can catch a ride with Pastor Dennis if you like.  (P.S. Pastor D is “Dean” of our cluster.)

 

Have you written your CONGRESSPEOPLE lately? Bread for the World Offering of Letters Sunday, April 28th

 

Thank you: Our thanks to Marlene Johnson, Jan McElroy’s Mother for her generous gift of $1000 to help with our budget deficit.  Marlene and her husband were regular members of First Lutheran back in the 1990’s before they moved to Oregon.

 

CHANGE THE DATE!  Celebrate the Morris’ Sunday, April 28th Please come and join us after worship on April 28th with cake and coffee to celebrate Don & Donna Morris. Wish them well on their upcoming move to Arizona.

 

New Phone Directories are available on the Kids Table in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center is grateful and excited to report that they are now in the new dining hall (the very first meal was pizza)!  The dedication, planned for Sunday, May 19th, will be a special day for the camp and for all those who have been committed in seeing the project through.  The Bishop of the UMC Conference will preside over the service as the facility is dedicated to the glory and work of God.  The dedication will begin at 2:00pm with the service at 3:00pm with a meal shortly after.  If you are interested in attending, please email (office@lazyfcamp.org) or call 509.962.2780.  Please see the letter from Dave Burfeind, camp director, on the bulletin board by the kitchen for more information.

 

Kairos Outside (which helps women, who have a loved one that is or was incarcerated) will be using our facilities on April 13th for a training and April 26-28 for a weekend retreat. Kairos Outside is a weekend retreat intended to help strengthen the family unit and encourage small support groups.  Kairos of Eastern WA holds one weekend a year to provide a secure place for women to share their struggles. Not everyone feels called to this type of ministry or can make the time commitment that is needed to form a team. The women that attend (the guests) do not pay anything.  Team members are working throughout the year to raise funds to cover the expense of a three day weekend for up to 80 people. If you would like to help volunteer your time or for more information, please contact Michele Brown at 407-443-0682 or Micheled_brown@yahoo.com

 

Lutherhaven Brochures for Summer Camp 2019 are now available on the kids’ table in the fellowship hall.  The calendar provides camp dates for elementary kids through high school youth.  Located on beautiful Lake Coeur d’ Alene, campers build life-long memories, life-renewing relationships, and life-changing Christian faith.  Camperships are available to help defray the cost (info in church office).     

 

FISH : Happy Birthday Bags for Kids

Every kid deserves a birthday party.  If you would like to donate to Birthday Bags the following items are most appreciated.  The box is under the coat rack in the Fellowship Hall.  Kids turning 1-10 (currently enrolled at FISH)

Supplies Needed: cake mix, frosting, candles; Party Supplies: hats, balloons, decorations, party favors; Active Toys: balls, jump ropes, Frisbees; Educational Items: books and Puzzles


Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

 

Wednesday is our turn to serve soup for our final Lenten Soup supper. What soup are you bringing?  Devotional and after soup snack afterwards!

 

Sunday, April 14: Christ Cab event.  Get ready for a challenge!  Be at the church at 1 p.m.

 

Sign up for Easter Sunday!  We will also have a special side table doing pancakes to order in honor of Don Morris' last Easter Sunday with us!  We love you Don and Donna!

 

NEW:  We are collecting the following items for the Pine Ridge Native Reservation who are suffering due to intense flooding!  Please donate the following items: Non-perishable foods, diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, toiletries, first aid kits, wet wipes, women's hygiene products, and cleaning supplies, five-gallon buckets with lids, toilet paper, and other bathroom items. 

 

March 31, 2019

posted Apr 1, 2019, 9:25 AM by Christine Rice

Thank you to Sam Ellibee for playing the oboe today.

 

Flowers for today are provided by Bob & Ida Malde in memory of their Mothers, Anna and Evelyn.

 

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Outreach 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, we’ll wrap it up by 7:30p. Come as you are to these fun and informal evenings of good food, fellowship and worship. The following ministries are hosting soup suppers:

Education and Youth—April 10

 

Women of FLC come meet for lunch (or dessert or even just coffee) at the Dakota Cafe on Pearl Street at noon on Monday, April 8th.  It was such a pleasure the first time, we're doing it again!

 

MEN’S LUNCH change of schedule!  Upcoming dates are April 2, 16 and 30.  The Palace Café at 11:45a.m.

 

Thank you: Our thanks to Marlene Johnson, Jan McElroy’s Mother for her generous gift of $1000 to help with our budget deficit.  Marlene and her husband were regular members of First Lutheran back in the 1990’s before they moved to Oregon.

 

CHANGE THE DATE!  Celebrate the Morris’ Sunday, April 28th Please come and join us after worship on April 28th with cake and coffee to celebrate Don & Donna Morris. Wish them well on their upcoming move to Arizona.

 

New Phone Directories are available on the Kids Table in the Fellowship Hall.


Weekend Nutrition—We are in need of food for weekend nutrition bags for 20 children at Lincoln  Elementary and Damman School.  Please bring your donations and place them in the box under the coat rack near the sanctuary doors.  Examples include: Chef Boyardee cups, mac ‘n’ cheese cups, fruit or pudding cups, small crackers and cheese packs, basically anything that is easy for kids to open to eat for lunch or dinner.  Bags are assembled here every Thursday for delivery to Lincoln.  If you would like to donate money, we will buy the food—please write out your check to FLC and put “Weekend Nutrition” on the memo line.  Thank you for your support! 


Kairos Outside (which helps women, who have a loved one that is or was incarcerated) will be using our facilities on April 13th for a training and April 26-28 for a weekend retreat. Kairos Outside is a weekend retreat intended to help strengthen the family unit and encourage small support groups.  Kairos of Eastern WA holds one weekend a year to provide a secure place for women to share their struggles. Not everyone feels called to this type of ministry or can make the time commitment that is needed to form a team. The women that attend (the guests) do not pay anything.  Team members are working throughout the year to raise funds to cover the expense of a three day weekend for up to 80 people. If you would like to help volunteer your time or for more information, please contact Michele Brown at 407-443-0682 or Micheled_brown@yahoo.com

 

Lutherhaven Brochures for Summer Camp 2019 are now available on the kids’ table in the fellowship hall.  The calendar provides camp dates for elementary kids through high school youth.  Located on beautiful Lake Coeur d’ Alene, campers build life-long memories, life-renewing relationships, and life-changing Christian faith.  Camperships are available to help defray the cost (info in church office).     

 

FISH : Happy Birthday Bags for Kids

Every kid deserves a birthday party.  If you would like to donate to Birthday Bags the following items are most appreciated.  The box is under the coat rack in the

Fellowship Hall.  Kids turning 1-10 (currently enrolled at FISH)

Supplies Needed: cake mix, frosting, candles; Party Supplies: hats, balloons, decorations, party favors; Active Toys: balls, jump ropes, Frisbees; Educational Items: books and

Puzzles

 

FISH  has an urgent plea - we need volunteers tomorrow to help petition for the new bus routes.  FISH's new home isn't currently on the city bus routes and as many of you know, our clients use those buses extensively.  This job would be standing on the sidewalk (while not blocking it) and asking people who live in the city to sign a petition asking for that bus route.  Pretty simple.  You can even sign it yourself (if you haven't already).  Please email me at elise@kvfish.org or call at 509-925-5990 if you think you can help.  Times, 10 - 12 and 12 - 2.  


Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

 

Wednesday - Soup Lenten Dinner at 5:30 p.m.  Youth devotional starts at 6:30 pm in the adult Sunday School room.  

 

April's Youth Board need YOU!!!

 

Our turn to serve soup is April 10!  Sign up for Soup or Bread!

 

Sign up for Easter Breakfast!  This is our biggest fundraiser of the year and we have a lot of work to do!

 

Note: the new date for the Roller Derby game is May 11!

 

March 24, 2019

posted Mar 21, 2019, 9:35 AM by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are in memory of Wayne & Lorena Martin.

 

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Stewardship and Property Management Ministries.  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, we’ll wrap it up by 7:30p Come as you are to these fun and informal evenings of good food, fellowship and worship. The following ministries are hosting soup suppers:

Outreach – April 3;  Education and Youth—April 10

 

MEN’S LUNCH change of schedule!  Men’s lunch will not meet this Tuesday.  Upcoming dates are April 2, 16 and 30.  The Palace Café at 11:45a.m.

 

CHANGE THE DATE!  Celebrate the Morris’ Sunday, April 28th Please come and join us after worship on April 28th with cake and coffee to celebrate Don & Donna Morris. Wish them well on their upcoming move to Arizona.

 

New Phone Directories are available on the Kids Table in the Fellowship Hall.

 

A THRIVENT “CHOICE DOLLARS” reminder... Are you a Thrivent Financial member?  If so, you may have Thrivent Choice Dollars available to help support First Lutheran Church. 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 by March 31.  Do not hesitate to put this on your “To-do List” this week! 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.  (You can also direct online at thrivent.com/choicedollars, or by calling our local Thrivent representative in Yakima, Jay Kelley, at 509 494-3401.)

 

Weekend Nutrition—We are in need of food for weekend nutrition bags for 20 children at Lincoln  Elementary and Damman School.  Please bring your donations and place them in the box under the coat rack near the sanctuary doors.  Examples include: Chef Boyardee cups, mac ‘n’ cheese cups, fruit or pudding cups, small crackers and cheese packs, basically anything that is easy for kids to open to eat for lunch or dinner.  Bags are assembled here every Thursday for delivery to Lincoln.  If you would like to donate money, we will buy the food—please write out your check to FLC and put “Weekend Nutrition” on the memo line.  Thank you for your support! 


Kairos Outside (which helps women, who have a loved one that is or was incarcerated)will be using our facilities on April 13th for a training and April 26-28 for a weekend retreat. They are a weekend retreat intended to help strength the family unit and encourage small support groups.  Kairos of Eastern WA holds one weekend a year to provide a secure place for women to share their struggles. Not everyone feels called to this type of ministry or can make the time commitment that is needed to form a team. The women that attend (the guests) do not pay anything.  Team members are working throughout the year to raise funds to cover the expense of a three day weekend for up to 80 people. If you would like to help volunteer your time or for more information, please contact Michele Brown at 407-443-0682 or Micheled_brown@yahoo.com



Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Wednesday, March 27    Youth Lenten Devotional and Fellowship  Meet in the adult Sunday School Room at 6:30 pm.  After-soup-snacks will be served.

 

Friday, March 29    High School Hang Out!  6 - 8 pm  Meet in the Fellowship Hall for some serious senior down time!

 

Thank you to everyone who bought an Irish Soda Bread loaf!  We made over $100, which will pay for lunch on a really fun trip to Leavenworth and Wenatchee!

 

Thank you to those who supported the EHS Senior Class (and Easter Sunday) by ordering a Butterbraid bread loaf!  The bread will be in April 11.

 

A big hug and thank you to Deb Butler who never fails to text the best three words: "Count me in" or "on my way"!

 

Seniors:  You're looking great - at least I think you are!  Please send in a copy of your senior photo ASAP.  The graduate board goes up in a week!

 

March 17, 2019

posted Mar 14, 2019, 8:41 AM by Christine Rice

Flowers today are provided by Al & Estelle Johnson in memory of their daughter Cheryl Barnhart who passed one year ago.

 

Pastor Dennis will be at the Dean’s Retreat in Cottonwood, ID Monday the 18th– Wednesday the 20th.  Back in time for soup on Wednesday (hopefully). 

             The office is open regular hours.

 

NO CHOIR PRACTICE on March 21st. 

 

MEN’S LUNCH change of schedule!  Men’s lunch at The Palace Café will be this Tuesday, March 19th at 11:45a.m.

 

FISH Food Bank Special Offering for February was $455.50.  Thank you to everyone for supporting Munch Madness!

 

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Congregational 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, we’ll wrap it up by 7:30p Come as you are to these fun and informal evenings of good food, fellowship and worship. The following ministries are hosting soup suppers:

Stewardship and Property Management – March 27;

Outreach – April 3;  Education and Youth—April 10

 

Celebrate the Morris’ Sunday, March 31st Please come and join us after worship on March 31st with cake and coffee to celebrate Don & Donna Morris. Wish them well on their upcoming move to Arizona.

 

A THRIVENT “CHOICE DOLLARS” reminder... Are you a Thrivent Financial member?  If so, you may have Thrivent Choice Dollars available to help support First Lutheran Church. 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 by March 31.  Do not hesitate to put this on your “To-do List” this week! 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.  (You can also direct online at thrivent.com/choicedollars, or by calling our local Thrivent representative in Yakima, Jay Kelley, at 509 494-3401.)

 

Weekend Nutrition—We are in need of food for weekend nutrition bags for 20 children at Lincoln  Elementary and Damman School.  Please bring your donations and place them in the box under the coat rack near the sanctuary doors.  Examples include: Chef Boyardee cups, mac ‘n’ cheese cups, fruit or pudding cups, small crackers and cheese packs, basically anything that is easy for kids to open to eat for lunch or dinner.  Bags are assembled here every Thursday for delivery to Lincoln.  If you would like to donate money, we will buy the food—please write out your check to FLC and put “Weekend Nutrition” on the memo line.  Thank you for your support! 

 

Thank you to FLC for hosting the blood drive on March 11.  We collected 19 units which will help to save nearly 60 lives!  — JayAnn Merkle, Yakima Red Cross



Youth Activities

 

FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

 

Lá Pádraig Shona!

 

Sa lá atá inniu, beimid ag freastal ar sólaistí tar éis na heaglaise agus ár n-Arán Soda Éireannach a dhíol. Téigh in aithne do Amy sa Chistin tar éis an comainnithe!

 

Dé Céadaoin Leanann an dinnéar anraith agus na deabhóidí anraith Lenten: 5:30 in

 

Tá clárúcháin réidh ar thaobh Aibreáin an bhoird Óige! Seiceáil é amach!


English version:
Happy St Patrick's Day!

Today we will we will be serving refreshments after church and Selling our Irish Soda Bread.  Meet Amy in the Kitchen after communion!  

Wednesday  Lenten soup dinner and devotionals continue:  5:30 pm  


Sign ups are ready on the April side of the Youth board!  Check it out!

 

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