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November 19, 2017

posted Nov 16, 2017, 10:30 AM by Christine Rice

Last Sunday for the Quilt Sale. Buy a quilt before they are gone for another year, remember, they make great gifts.

 

Community Thanksgiving Service tonight 6p.m. at Grace Episcopal.  Offering will be given to the Cold Weather Shelter.

 

You are invited to the Scandinavian Dinner: Wednesday, December 6 at 5:30 PM Please mark your calendars for the annual Scandinavian Dinner, which is scheduled for Wednesday, December 6 at 5:30 pm.  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 19, November 26, and December 3 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 sign-up 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.

 

There’s still time to turn in your time and talent sheets and financial pledges.  You may place them in the offering plates or there is a basket in the office.  Mailing in works, too.

 

Community Thanksgiving Dinner Wednesday, November 22nd 3:00-6:00p.m. at Teanaway Hall, 512 N Poplar.  It is free and all are welcome.

 

SUNDAY, NOV. 26: Bread for the World Bake Sale Cooks and bakers - raise a creative STORM and CLOUDS of flour! WHIP UP your  most tempting goodies, and PRESENT THEM  (TA-DAA!) at next Sunday’s bake sale! Bring your items before worship to tables in Fellowship Hall.  It all benefits Bread for the World – a good cause, and we’ll all feel good for helping!  (Going to be absent that day?  Drop off early baked contributions at the office.  Cash works, too!)

 

Thank you to everyone for making our anniversary celebration so memorable.  Setting up the cake table, lovely cards and greetings from all, Betty for staying and playing the beautiful music for us and to all who stayed when we  renewed our vows, and to Pastor Dennis for his part, and to Carla and Christine.  Don & Donna Morris

 

Special Giving to FISH Food Bank for October was $1,296.00. Great job everyone!

 

Adult Sunday Class 8:45a.m. in the Chapel. All are welcome to join in reading and studying “Love Wins” by Rob Bell.

 

New Members Class Nov. 5, 19 Dec. 3, 10 Sundays after worship Anyone who is interested in joining First Lutheran Church, or simply wants a refresher on what Lutherans believe and do is invited to attend these four classes after Sunday worship services.  We’ll meet for an hour or less with Pastor Dennis and read together Dan Erlander’s book, “Baptized We Live.”  Please plan on attending all four classes if you can.  It’s a great time to ask questions and get to know some of your brothers and sisters in Christ.

 

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

 

Today!!!  12th Man Tailgating Fundraiser!!  We have the chips, we have the dips!  Get ready to rumble immediately after church!

 

Thursday: Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

Next events coming really soon:

Sunday, December 3:  Trip to Fused!  We will make our annual jaunt up to Roslyn to make glass ornaments and enjoy visiting the town.  Bring money for the candy store and Maggie's kitchen!  Sign ups are a must and the sheet is up on the back of the board.  We need an  exact head count for the shop owner and for transportation!  Thank you to Renee Merten who submitted a sponsorship through Thrivent!  

 

Wednesday, December 6:  Scandinavian Dinner!  Middle Schoolers help the little ones hand out cookies and High School Youth are beverage re fillers!  Check in with Sheila and Amy at 5:30 p.m. by the kitchen!

 

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