April 7, 2019

Post date: Apr 04, 2019 6:46:5 PM

Thank you to Sam Ellibee for playing the oboe today.

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Education and Youth Ministries. Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for a delicious meal. At 6:50p we will move into the sanctuary for Holden Evening Prayer, scripture and a brief message, we’ll wrap it up by 7:30p.

Women of FLC come meet for lunch (or dessert or even just coffee) at the Dakota Cafe on Pearl Street at noon on Monday, April 8th. It was such a pleasure the first time, we're doing it again!

FLC Women walking group, every Wednesday unless it’s raining 1pm. Meet at Rotary Park at the end by the bathrooms and play structure.

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.)

Have you written your CONGRESSPEOPLE lately? Bread for the World Offering of Letters Sunday, April 28th

Thank you: Our thanks to Marlene Johnson, Jan McElroy’s Mother for her generous gift of $1000 to help with our budget deficit. Marlene and her husband were regular members of First Lutheran back in the 1990’s before they moved to Oregon.

CHANGE THE DATE! Celebrate the Morris’ Sunday, April 28th Please come and join us after worship on April 28th with cake and coffee to celebrate Don & Donna Morris. Wish them well on their upcoming move to Arizona.

New Phone Directories are available on the Kids Table in the Fellowship Hall.

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.

Kairos Outside (which helps women, who have a loved one that is or was incarcerated) will be using our facilities on April 13th for a training and April 26-28 for a weekend retreat. Kairos Outside is a weekend retreat intended to help strengthen the family unit and encourage small support groups. Kairos of Eastern WA holds one weekend a year to provide a secure place for women to share their struggles. Not everyone feels called to this type of ministry or can make the time commitment that is needed to form a team. The women that attend (the guests) do not pay anything. Team members are working throughout the year to raise funds to cover the expense of a three day weekend for up to 80 people. If you would like to help volunteer your time or for more information, please contact Michele Brown at 407-443-0682 or Micheled_brown@yahoo.com

Lutherhaven Brochures for Summer Camp 2019 are now available on the kids’ table in the fellowship hall. The calendar provides camp dates for elementary kids through high school youth. Located on beautiful Lake Coeur d’ Alene, campers build life-long memories, life-renewing relationships, and life-changing Christian faith. Camperships are available to help defray the cost (info in church office).

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

Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

Wednesday is our turn to serve soup for our final Lenten Soup supper. What soup are you bringing? Devotional and after soup snack afterwards!

Sunday, April 14: Christ Cab event. Get ready for a challenge! Be at the church at 1 p.m.

Sign up for Easter Sunday! We will also have a special side table doing pancakes to order in honor of Don Morris' last Easter Sunday with us! We love you Don and Donna!

NEW: We are collecting the following items for the Pine Ridge Native Reservation who are suffering due to intense flooding! Please donate the following items: Non-perishablefoods, diapers, baby wipes, baby formula, toiletries, first aid kits, wet wipes, women's hygiene products, and cleaning supplies, five-gallon buckets with lids, toilet paper, and other bathroom items.