April 27, 2014

Post date: Apr 24, 2014 4:28:7 PM

National Day Of Prayer 1st Thursday in May noon-1pm @ Rotary Pavilion in downtown Ellensburg The National Day of Prayer was established by an act of Congress in 1952 and it has become a significant activity in the lives of millions of citizens, not only in America, but on military bases and at embassies around the world. Each year the President and all 50 Governors sign proclamations declaring the First Thursday in May as a day of prayer for our nation. With the help of more than 30,000 volunteers, tens of thousands of events are organized and held every year. Although the Day of Prayer is a globally observed solemn assembly, the NDP Task Force unites communities throughout the year through regional training events, community prayer rallies, and special gatherings like The Summons in Washington D.C. Thursday May 1st you may join many of us from First Lutheran Church, including our own Pastor Dennis Hickman, as we gather as a Christian Community in Ellensburg to pray for 7 disciplines in our nation; Government, Military, Media, Business, Education, Church, and Family.

It will be held at the Gazebo downtown Ellensburg on May 1st from 12:00 noon– 1:00pm. Join us as we pray as a nation of Christians. More information can be found at www.nationaldayofprayer.org and commit2pray.org We invite you to Come and See and Pray.

A big thank you to everyone who made the Easter Breakfast happen: Amy McCoy, Carla Bergman, Don Morris and all the Youth and Adults who helped set up, cook, serve and clean up. Muchas Gracious! $320.95 were donated to the Youth Fund.

Today, immediately after worship. Lutheran Campus Ministry Fund Raiser Spaghetti Dinner. This is free will offering, and will be prepared by LCM students. All offerings up to $500 will be matched by Thrivent.

“Messiah” performance Sunday, April 27th at 4p.m. at CWU Concert Hall featuring CWU Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Choir.

Lutheran Campus Ministry exploring Faith - meets Thursday, May 1st @ First Lutheran @ 5:00 pm for dinner and discussion of Rob Bell's CD "Today"

SUNDAY'S May 4, 11, 18, 25, after worship. What does it mean to be a Lutheran Christian? Sunday's during May Pastor Ginny Krekling will lead discussions on key beliefs of the Lutheran Church as well as some insights into several other Faith denominations. We'll talk about the ELCA, our national church body, and how our understandings are similar and different from other Lutheran bodies. If you haven't looked at these issues since you were confirmed or if like many you have never had a chance to discuss your faith in a safe setting these classes are for you. If you are interested or want more information please sign up on the sheet in the fellowship hall or call, text or message GINNY.

Oso, WA - Mudslide Relief. The ELCA Northwest Washington Synod and Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW), in consultation with Lutheran Disaster Response, are partnering to help provide assistance to individuals and families impacted by the recent natural disaster in Snohomish County, Washington. If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to First Lutheran Church and note “Oso Mudslide Fund” on the memo line. Thrivent Financial will be matching funds from now through the end of June with a maximum of $500. Thank you for your continuing thoughts and prayers, and for your financial support.

Youth Activities

Sunday, April 27th

· 6:00p.m. High Schoolers Hang Out! Meet Amy at Brooklyn’s Pizza.

Wednesday, May 7th

· 6:30p.m. Youth Night (Middle and High School)