April 28, 2013

Post date: Apr 25, 2013 4:10:28 PM

Compassion Sunday is TODAY, Sunday, April 28th. Please consider sponsoring a child through Compassion International. There will be a table set up in the fellowship hall for information about the program and how you can sign up to be a sponsor. This year we have special music sung by Ellory Ferris and Laurel Weberg.

National Day of Prayer: Thursday, May 2nd noon–1p Rotary Pavillion. All are invited to join Pastor Dennis and other Pastors and leaders in the community as we pray for our government, churches, education, families and many other concerns.

Lutherhaven Summer Camp. Time to sign up for a great week on Lake Coeur D’Alene. First Lutheran is giving a $150 Campership to any child connected to our church who wants to go. Registration forms are on the Kids Table or you can go online to lutherhaven.com

Directories: The new church directory is available on the Children’s Table. Please feel free to pick one up.

To all Thrivent members: Many of you have taken part in Thrivent Choice, the program that lets members recommend where some of Thrivent’s charitable outreach funds should go. All qualifying members can direct Thrivent’s Choice Dollars to an organization of their choosing. Several of us directed funds to First Lutheran Church when Doyle Melius, our representative, was here a few years ago. Since that time it has been done automatically. Now, to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars, Thrivent is requiring members to once again sign up and designate an organization of their choosing.

If you would like to have Thrivent Choice Dollars be directed to First Lutheran Church, you may do so two ways:

1) If you have a User ID and Password set up, log on to Thrivent.com/ThriventChoice, or 2) Simply call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and a representative will help you. It will only take a few minutes. Say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted. It helps to have your Thrivent I.D. number ready. Thank you!

Rise and Shine Preschool is hosting its annual “Art Show” on Tuesday, May 7 from 6:00-7:00 p.m. Examples of the children’s creations have been saved throughout the year and will be on display in the fellowship hall. All parents and friends of Rise and Shine are invited to stroll through the gallery and enjoy the framed artwork. Light refreshments will be served. Congrats to our budding artists!

Confirmation Classes are over for this year but Middle Schoolers are cordially invited to join the High Schoolers with Jonathon Motteler on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30p (Confirmation students, please continue to turn your homework and worship notes into Pastor Dennis.)