April 17, 2016

Post date: Apr 14, 2016 3:43:24 PM

Thank you to Mary Johnson for preaching today.

Thank you everyone for supporting the work of Gideon's International $256 was raised for placing Bibles in motels, hospitals and prisons in the U.S. and the world.

Habitat for Humanity of Kittitas County recently received some great news! Thrivent Builds is partnering with Habitat for the financing and building of the 17th Habitat House in Kittitas County! The home will be located in the Elk Heights location, with plans to break ground on April 23. There are many opportunities for Thrivent members to make a contribution and have their efforts counted toward meeting grant requirements. Build days are on Saturdays. Providing meals, snacks or beverages count toward volunteer hours also. Food items would be delivered to the Ellensburg Habitat store. To find out more about volunteering contact Carla Tacher at 509-962-5058 or carla.tacher@kchabitat.org . Habitat is in the process of finishing up the current house and applications for the next recipient family are underway.

Adult Sunday Class 8:45am in the Chapel. Starting April 3rd “Manna & Mercy: A Brief History of God’s Unfolding Promise To Mend the Entire Universe.” We’ll be reading through Pastor Dan Erlander’s great little book together. Come join in!

Forty Years at FLC! May 1, 2016 Did you know that our organist, Betty Kramlich, has been providing beautiful music for our worship services and events . . . since 1976? Please join us after worship on Sunday, May 1 as we honor her 40 years of service as organist at First Lutheran! All are invited to attend the celebration and lunch will be provided. Hope to see you there!

FISH Food Bank - Volunteers Needed! Weekly, monthly or quarterly...Saturday Volunteers to receive donations and manage Bread Room each Saturday, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm; once a month or once a quarter, share the day with a friend or take turns! Warehouse Volunteers to stock shelves, sort produce and help load boxes Distribution assistants to register and assist guests who come to FISH. 2-3 hours shifts, weekday hours vary Call Joy at FISH, 925-5990 for details.

Compassion Sunday April 24th "...if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday." Isaiah 58:10 Outreach Ministries highlights Compassion every spring to seek sponsors for children living in poverty. It is one way we can share from our abundant blessings and lift up a child's spiritual, physical, emotional and educational well being in Jesus' name. We will again have pictures of children who need sponsors so prayerfully consider this.......................a child is waiting for you.

The sprinklers are on now and run Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday nights. And the flower gardens are so beautiful, right now!

Confirmation Class this Wednesday, 6:30p. We are watching and discussing the movie “Luther” for the next 3 classes. Then we’re done for the year. Parents are welcome to “Luther,” too.

Youth Activities

This afternoon: Brownie Bake off and Video Game Tourney. Bring your skills and join the fun. I have 5 Youth members bragging about their brownie making skills - winner of the video games will be the judge! 2 to 5 p.m.

Date Change!! Saturday, April 30th: Youth hosts dinner for FISH Food Bank. Pull up your sleeves and put on that apron! We are cooking, serving, and eating dinner (and cleaning up) for the FISH Food Bank. We can use all the help we can get on this one!