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December 31, 2017

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

 

Thank you to Ethan Bergman for preaching today.

 

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

 

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

 

Weekend nutrition for hungry kids First Lutheran has an exciting new opportunity to reduce hunger in our community.  In partnership with FISH Food Bank, we will be providing weekend nutrition for about 15 needy kids at Lincoln Elementary School, and possibly for about 6 kids at Morgan Middle School.  Our Food Bank contact person, Judy Ragland has placed a box under the coat rack with a suggested list of non-perishable and easy to prepare food items.  FLC will also order some foods through the Food Bank since FISH can get them at a greatly reduced price.  We will pack bags of food on Thursday and deliver them to Lincoln Elementary.  Teachers then discreetly hand them out to needy children on Fridays.  Your donations are greatly appreciated.  If you prefer to give a check, please make it out to First Lutheran Church and mark “Weekend Nutrition Program” in the memo line.  Thank you for helping to alleviate hunger in our community!

            Examples of food items needed: cans of chili, ravioli, spaghettios, tuna fish, canned chicken, chicken noodle or tomato soup, protein bars, 6oz juice, 4 oz applesauce or fruit cups, prepared puddings, packages of crackers and cheese or peanut butter, 6oz packages of fruit snacks or raisins, packages of hot chocolate or apple cider, breakfast cookies, nutria grain bars, granola bars, shelf stable milk, instant oatmeal.

 

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

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

Blessings upon you,  Pastor Dennis

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

 

Youth Activities

 

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


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

 

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

 

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