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December 8, 2019

posted Dec 5, 2019, 10:35 AM by Christine Rice

Flowers for today are provided by Warren & Libby Street in honor of their 34th Wedding Anniversary.

 

Christmas Poinsettias (Only 8 spots left)

             Sponsor a poinsettia for Christmas. We would like to get about 10 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 December 22 and 24, please give the information to Christine in the church office. If you are interested please drop off $15 by Sunday, December 8th. For more information please contact the Church office at 925-2844 or flceburg@yahoo.com

 

Our Christmas Program worship service is next Sunday, Dec. 15 at 10:00am.  All children and youth are invited to participate in the service.  Please arrive at 8:45am for rehearsal in the sanctuary.  We will be practicing the songs and readings followed by putting on costumes for those who are in the nativity scene. 

 

Operation Christmas Child boxes if you donated shipping money, shipping was covered.  You can pick up your money from the office, or let the office know that you would like it donated to Youth Trip Gathering 2021.

 

You are invited to FLC’s Annual Scandinavian Potluck Dinner Wednesday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. Three more days until the Scandinavian Potluck Dinner!  We will be setting up the Fellowship Hall to accommodate up to 173.  To be sure that you and your guests will be able to be seated when you arrive, please pick up a FREE ticket for each person in your party TODAY!  In addition, we are asking for a crew of helpers and chefs who will be instrumental in making the event a success.  There are two signup opportunities; one for being part of the crew of helpers and the other for saying what food you’ll prepare.  The Congregational Life  Ministry sincerely hopes you will join us for this festive occasion and thanks you in advance for your assistance.

 

Christmas Carol Sing NEXT Sunday, December 15th as part of our Christmas Program we will be hosting a Christmas Carol Sing, 15 minutes before worship begins at 9:45 a.m. 

 

Wednesday Holden Evening Prayer Services in Advent Half hour worship services during the season of Advent will be on the next two Wednesday nights at 7:00 pm: December 11, following the potluck dinner, and December 18.  These are half hour services of scripture, prayer and song. During the hectic month of December, you are invited to take a brief time-out for worship and it’s always great to sing Holden Evening Prayer together.

 

Advent Service of Lessons and Carols Grace Episcopal Church ~ 1201 N. B St.  Sunday, Dec 15th 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.  Come early to find parking and seating, as it is usually a full house. P.S. Our own Betty Kramlich will be playing the organ for most of the service.


FLCWomen’s next lunch is Wednesday, December 18th at Dakota Café at noon.  All women are welcome to attend.

 

Sunday School classes will NOT meet for three Sundays during the Christmas Season:  December 15 (Christmas Program), 22 or 29.  Classes will resume Sunday, January 6th.  Adult class does meet on December 15th, but not on December 22 or 29. Have a wonderful Christmas break everyone! 

 

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



Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

 

Friday, Dec 13, trip to Yakima Arboretum - dependent on weather.  Leave at 6 p.m. from the church.  If you are interested, we will be coordinating through our group text chat - text Amy at 509-306-1017. 

 

December 21 - Hot Cocoa/Crazy Gift Party 6 p.m.  Bring a silly gift (under $10) and a plate of your favorite holiday treats!

 

December 27 - Trip to FUSED!  Meet at the church at 10:30 a.m.  Bring $6.00 to make an ornament, and extra for the Candy Shop, Bookstore, etc.  Maggies Pantry was closed, so you will need to get your coffee at Basecamp Books.

 

January 1 - Pancake Breakfast and Bounce house!  Challenge accepted!  Last year you voiced your opinion and I listened! Come in your pjs, bounce around, fill up on pancakes!  Starts at 7 am!!!  If we don't see you, we will come get you!

 

12-1-19

posted Nov 27, 2019, 11:36 AM by Christine Rice

 

Flowers for today are provided by Al & Estelle Johnson in memory of their daughter, Cheryl Barnhart. “Happy Birthday in heaven, Cheryl.”

 

FLCWomen Wednesday, December 4th at noon.  Meet in the Fellowship Hall to discuss the disbursement of Rummage Sale funds.

 

Wednesday Holden Evening Prayer Services in Advent Half hour worship services during the season of Advent will be on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm, December 4, 11 and 18.  These are half hour services of scripture, prayer and song. During the hectic month of December, you are invited to take a brief time-out for worship and it’s always great to sing Holden Evening Prayer together.


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

 

You are invited to FLC’s Annual Scandinavian Potluck Dinner Wednesday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars for the annual Scandinavian Potluck Dinner. We will be setting up the Fellowship Hall to accommodate 173 diners.  To be sure that you and your guests will be able to be seated when you arrive, please pick up a FREE ticket for each person in your party.  We’ll also keep track of the people to whom we give tickets and how many tickets we’ve given away.  Ticket tables will be set up after church on November 24, December 1 and 8 or until all tickets are gone. In addition, we are asking for a crew of helpers and chefs who will be instrumental in making the event a success.  There are two signup opportunities; one for being part of the crew of helpers and the other for saying what food you’ll prepare.  The Congregational Life  Ministry sincerely hopes you will join us for this festive occasion and thanks you in advance for your assistance.



Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

 

Today: Postponed - Fused!  event.  Details for trip coming soon!

 

December 21:  Hot Cocoa Party with crazy gift exchange!  6 pm to 8 pm.  Bring a small gift to exchange and a plate of your favorite holiday cookies to share while we sip homemade cocoa! 

 

January 1:  PJ Pancake Breakfast and Bouncehouse!  We will be jumping all day after a plate of hot pancakes and syrup!  Come in your pjs - for those who wear a night shirt or night gown wear shorts underneath!

 

November 24, 2019

posted Nov 21, 2019, 10:52 AM by Christine Rice

We are still accepting Time and Talent and Financial Pledges.  The basket is on the kids table in the Fellowship Hall.

 

Community Thanksgiving Service TODAY 3p.m. at Wellspring Baptist Church

             A time to come together as a community and give thanks to God our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer.  Songs, prayers, scriptures and brief messages (one from Pastor Dennis).  Offering given to FISH Food Bank.

 

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

 

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

 

You are invited to FLC’s Annual Scandinavian Potluck Dinner Wednesday, December 11 at 5:30 p.mPlease mark your calendars for the annual Scandinavian Potluck Dinner. We will be setting up the Fellowship Hall to accommodate 173 diners.  To be sure that you and your guests will be able to be seated when you arrive, please pick up a FREE ticket for each person in your party.  We’ll also keep track of the people to whom we give tickets and how many tickets we’ve given away.  The ticket table will be set up after worship on November 24, December 1 and 8, or until all tickets are gone. In addition, we are asking for a crew of helpers and chefs who will be instrumental in making the event a success.  There are two signup opportunities; one for being part of the crew of helpers and the other for saying what food you’ll prepare.  The Congregational Life  Ministry sincerely hopes you will join us for this festive occasion and thanks you in advance for your assistance.

 

New Members/Inquirer’s Class today and Sunday, December 1st 11:30a in the Chapel Room.  Join Pastor Dennis for about an hour if you are interested in joining First Lutheran or just have some questions.  We hope to welcome new members to FLC on December 8, 15 or 22??

 

Wednesday Holden Evening Prayer Services in Advent Half hour worship services during the season of Advent will be on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm, December 4, 11 and 18.  These are half hour services of scripture, prayer and song. During the hectic month of December, you are invited to take a brief time-out for worship and it’s always great to sing Holden Evening Prayer together.

 

Would you like to adopt a family for Community Christmas (formerly Christmas Basket) or just donate to a family for gifts?  Contact FISH or Julie Anna Boss at 607-9858 for more details.  If you are interested, you can buy Christmas gifts for the family you adopt or donate money though FLC (we will do the shopping).  Checks can be written out to “FLC” on the memo line “Community Christmas.”

 

 


Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Thank you to all who participated in Rake Fest!  It was amazing to get so many people together to get to everyone's homes and rake!

 

Thank you also to all who participated in Operation Christmas Child.  This Congregation's love for others is such a blessing!

 

Upcoming Winter events:

 

Dec 1    Fused!  Meet at the church at 1 pm and head up to Roslyn!  Bring money for sweets, hot drinks, and more!

 

Dec 21  Crazy Christmas Gift Exchange/Cocoa party!  6 pm  (psst... I like fuzzy Sasquatch socks!)

 

January 1    Annual PJ Pancake party - with Jump House!

 

November 17, 2019

posted Nov 14, 2019, 9:43 AM by Christine Rice

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

 

FISH Special Offering for October was $64.00.

 

Consecration Sunday Today!

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Youth Activities

 

FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

 

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

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

 

This week:

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

Thank you to everyone who participated!

 

 

Coming very soon:

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

 

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

 

November 10, 2019

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


Stewardship Sunday, November 17, 2019

Join us for brunch after worship

 

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

             Stewardship Ministry: Julianna Boss, Jan McElroy, Jess Holcomb

 


Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

 

November 3, 2019

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

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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


Cold Weather Shelter (FISH)

             Has a Coordinator Monday-Thursday: Rebecca Kennedy

             Friday-Sunday: Josh Perry

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



Stewardship Sunday, November 17, 2019

Join us for brunch after worship

 

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

Stewardship Ministry: Julianna Boss, Jan McElroy, Jess Holcomb




Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

October 27, 2019

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

Sunday Pot Roast, roasted vegetables, and apple pie

Please RSVP by November 1st

call 509.962.2780 or email office@lazyfcamp.org

Please specify any dietary restrictions.


 Cold Weather Shelter (FISH)

             Has a Coordinator Monday-Thursday: Rebecca Kennedy

             Friday-Sunday: Josh Perry

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

 


Stewardship Sunday, November 17, 2019

Join us for brunch after worship

 

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

Stewardship Ministry: Julianna Boss, Jan McElroy, Jess Holcomb




Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

returned!

 

October 20, 2019

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

 

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

 

FISH Special Offering for September was $53.90.

 

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

 

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

 

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


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

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

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

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

Sunday Pot Roast, roasted vegetables, and apple pie

Please RSVP by November 1st

call 509.962.2780 or email office@lazyfcamp.org

Please specify any dietary restrictions.

 

Cold Weather Shelter (FISH)

Has a Coordinator Monday-Thursday: Rebecca Kennedy

Friday-Sunday: Josh Perry

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


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



Youth Activities

 

FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

 

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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

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

 

We are collecting:

· Candy and treats for family fun night

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

 

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

 

 

October 13, 2019

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

Phil Misner, Assistant to the Bishop

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

Save the Dates New Members/Inquirers Classes

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 



Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

October 26 - Family Fun night Prep    245 pm

 

October 27 - Family Fun night set up    245 pm

 

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

 

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

 

We need donations of:

· Halloween Candy!

· 2 litter pop bottles (filled with pop)

· cookie sheets (without cookies)

 

October 6, 2019

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

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

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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





Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

 

Today - Trip to Thompson's Farms Pumpkin Patch

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

October 26 - Family Fun night Prep    2 pm

 

October 27 - Family Fun night set up    2 pm

 

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

 

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

 

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