Church News

Memorial Service for Jim Ackerman is to be determined soon, either July 19th or 20th, to be held at 11:00 a.m. here at First Lutheran Church.

Youth, College & Young Adult Bible Study are departing for the ELCA Youth & Young Adult Gathering this evening! There they will get the opportunity to engage in worship and mission work with other ELCA Youth and Young Adults from all over the country in this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. They will return very early on the morning of the 23rd. Bible study will resume once more on July 31st.

Items for Lutheran World Relief are being collected for our summer mission project until the End of Summer Potluck on September 22nd, where the congregation will put the kits together. Thanks to our kids at VBS for getting the ball rolling! Items needed for VBS Lutheran World Relief Mission Project:

School Kit:                                  

Wide or College Ruled Notebooks 

Ruler (must have centimeters) 

Pencil Sharpener 

Blunt Scissors 

#2 Pencils Unsharpened with Erasers 

Black or Blue Ballpoint Pens

Box of 16 or 24 Crayons

2.5 inch Eraser

Drawstring Backpack-Style Bags

Personal Care Kit:

Light-Weight Dark Colored Bath Towel (between 20”x40” and 52”x27”)

Bath Size Bars of Soap

Sturdy Comb (no picks or fine tooth combs)

Metal Nail Clippers

Each kit will cost Lutheran World Relief approximately $2.80 to ship to recipients, so we will also be taking monetary donations to cover this cost. Please feel free to donate!

Ice Cream Social: join us at 11:15am after the service on Sunday, July 28th for an ice cream social hosted by the Youth, College and Young Adult group as thanks for giving them the opportunity to go to the Gathering in New Orleans. Learn about the events they got to participate in at the gathering, and enjoy some delicious ice cream!

Pastor Dennis will be on vacation from July 22nd to August 18th. In an emergency please call the church office at 925-2844. You can also reach Dennis on his cell phone at 509-929-2927.