Church News

Lutherhaven Women’s Retreat, March 15-17

          The Women of First Lutheran are organizing a weekend trip to join Camp Lutherhaven’s Women’s Retreat! Our church group will join with many other groups from the area to enjoy a weekend out by beautiful Lake Coeur d’Alene for adventure and/or relaxation. Guest speaker Emily Carson will be leading a study on the theme of finding Holy in Everything. Please contact the office (509-925-2844) or JulieAnna Boss (509-607-9858) to sign up; the cost is $192 per person, but camperships are available.

Please sign up and pay registration fees by February 17th!

Lenten Soup Suppers on Wednesdays at 6pm.

          All are welcome to simple meals of soup and bread at 6 pm on Wednesdays during the season of Lent. At 6:45 pm we sing the beautiful Holden Evening Prayer service, a 25 minute service. Thanks in advance to the ministries for hosting the Lenten Soup-n-Bread Suppers:

February 21: Youth and Education

February 28: Congregational Life & Outreach

March 6: Stewardship & Property Management

March 13: IT

March 20: Worship

First Communion Classes will be on February 25th and March 3rd after worship in the Sunday School room. All kids approximately 3rd grade and older who haven’t been through First Communion yet are encouraged to meet with Pastor Dennis for 2 short classes. We’ll use Pastor Dan Erlander’s great little book A Place For You. We’ll taste the bread and wine and do a home craft project. Parents can decide when your child is ready.

Youth Group will be joining the Lenten Soup Suppers at 6pm for dinner on February 21st. Then they will move on to group study at 6:30pm.


Confirmation Classes will be on break until after Easter. Confirmation students are invited to other Wednesday evening events, such as the Ash Wednesday Service, Lenten Soup Suppers, and either Youth Group or Holden Evening Services during Lent.

The Cold Weather Shelter will continue to run through March 15. Thursdays are our evenings to host, with volunteer opportunities during the evening shift (Thursdays at 6:45 to 10pm) and morning shift (Fridays at 5:45 to7:30am). Donations of gloves, hats, socks and snacks are also welcome.

Cold Weather Shelter meals: There are still some nights available to make meals for our cold weather guests. A simple crock-pot or one-pot meal will do. We are very grateful to all our volunteers who provide hot meals to cold weather guests on Thursday evenings.