April 28, 2019

Post date: Apr 25, 2019 4:42:14 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Al & Estelle Johnson in honor of Al’s birthday.

Celebrate the Morris’ Today after worship Please come and join us after worship with cake and coffee to celebrate Don & Donna Morris. Wish them well on their upcoming move to Arizona.

Kairos Outside, meeting here today. Thank you, to Kairos for serving coffee hour today.

TODAY IS THE DAY! WRITE YOUR CONGRESSPEOPLE! Poor nutrition blights the lives of children all over the world. Our annual Bread for the World letters capture the attention of people in Congress - if we write them! Pause today in Fellowship Hall to exercise your precious privilege of writing directly to those who represent us. Everything you need is on the Outreach tables; look for the balloons!

We have a splendid opportunity coming soon! Visitors from Ulanga Kilombero will be arriving soon. They have been here before so it will be a time of renewing friendships. Rev. Eliud Payowela was here in 2015 and Rev. Moses Nwaka, here only two years ago will be with us. There will be an all-church potluck -in their honor - the evening of Monday, May 6th. Plan to be there.

Women’s Lunch at C5, 213 W 4th Ave STE 104, noon on Friday, May 3rd. Please feel free to order ahead of time on their website (up to 9 days in advance).

You can now give a financial contribution by using the Vanco Give Plus app on your phone using your credit/debit card or savings/checking account. Like any credit card use, there is a processing fee charged to the merchant/church. There is an option you can check to pay a percentage to help cover that cost if you desire. You will be given credit for the full amount you give. You also have the option to select different funds to contribute to. If a fund you want to contribute to is not listed, let the church office or James Stolte know and it can be added. If you would like more information see James Stolte.

Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center is grateful and excited to report that they are now in the new dining hall (the very first meal was pizza)! The dedication, planned for Sunday, May 19th, will be a special day for the camp and for all those who have been committed in seeing the project through. The Bishop of the UMC Conference will preside over the service as the facility is dedicated to the glory and work of God. The dedication will begin at 2:00pm with the service at 3:00pm with a meal shortly after. If you are interested in attending, please email (office@lazyfcamp.org) or call 509.962.2780. Please see the letter from Dave Burfeind, camp director, on the bulletin board by the kitchen for more information.

Weekend Nutrition—We are in need of food for weekend nutrition bags for 20 children at Lincoln Elementary and Damman School. Please bring your donations and place them in the box under the coat rack near the sanctuary doors. Examples include: Chef Boyardee cups, mac ‘n’ cheese cups, fruit or pudding cups, small crackers and cheese packs, basically anything that is easy for kids to open to eat for lunch or dinner. Bags are assembled here every Thursday for delivery to Lincoln. If you would like to donate money, we will buy the food—please write out your check to FLC and put “Weekend Nutrition” on the memo line. Thank you for your support!

Cluster Meeting for ELCA Churches in South Central WA Sunday, May 5th 3pm at Christ Lutheran in Yakima. Everyone is welcome. We’ll get better acquainted, do a little Pre-Assembly stuff and hear from Pastor Phil Misner, assistant to the Bishop in Eastern/WA-ID. Coffee and treats provided. You can catch a ride with Pastor Dennis if you like. (P.S. Pastor D is “Dean” of our cluster.)

FISH : Happy Birthday Bags for Kids Every kid deserves a birthday party. If you would like to donate to Birthday Bags the following items are most appreciated. The box is under the coat rack in the Fellowship Hall. Kids turning 1-10 (currently enrolled at FISH) Supplies Needed: cake mix, frosting, candles; Party Supplies: hats, balloons, decorations, party favors; Active Toys: balls, jump ropes, Frisbees; Educational Items: books and Puzzles

Organ Crawl on may 5th, from 2-4p.m., First Lutheran, First Methodist and Grace Episcopal will feature their organs in an “organ crawl.” At each church, the organist will tell a bit about the organ and then will play a few pieces to show off the different stops or sounds that the organ makes. We’ll start at the Episcopal Church at 2p, and after about 20 minutes, we’ll move to the Methodist Church, and end at First Lutheran, which will serve refreshments after Betty finishes. Tickets ($10.00) will be available at the door at Grace Church, or you can get them from Betty if you are interested. The money raised will be used by PEO to fund scholarships for young women.

Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Saturday, May 4 Washing Dishes for the PEO Women's luncheon. This is our first fundraising event for the 2021 ELCA Gathering trip. All money raised will go towards the trip as we start to plan the details on how to get to Minnesota! Meet at the church at 11:30 a.m.

Not going to Prom? No worries! We have Rodeo City Roller Derby to watch at EHS. Still waiting for details, but I'm guessing 3:30 p.m.

A huge thank you to everyone for a successful Easter Breakfast! It was great!!

Calling all families! May 8 is the last Family Fun Night for the season! Don't miss out on rounds of Nerf Battle in the Gym, activities in the Foyer, and parent/kid trivia in the Fellowship Hall. Don't forget dinner is served. Start time is 5:30 p.m.!

Collection for the Pine Ridge Reservation still ongoing!

Thank you so much for the bins! We are looking at filling them with toilet paper, baby wipes, personal hygiene supplies, and first aid kits