August 18, 2019

Post date: Aug 15, 2019 5:46:8 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Sheila Johnson in honor of her grandson Brody’s 9th birthday.

“Pie for Pastor” Please join us today for pie after worship to celebrate Pastor Dennis’ 30 years since his ordination.

Women’s Retreat Planning Meeting Tuesday, August 20th at noon.

Weekend Nutrition for Hungry Kids First Lutheran will once again be participating in providing weekend nutrition for kids at Lincoln Elementary, Damon and Thorp Schools. Our Food Bank contact person, Judy Ragland has placed a box under the coat rack with a suggested list of non-perishable and easy to prepare food items. FLC will also order some foods through the Food Bank since FISH can get them at a greatly reduced price. We will pack bags of food on Thursday and deliver them. Your donations are greatly appreciated. If you prefer to give a check, please make it out to First Lutheran Church and mark “Weekend Nutrition Program” in the memo line. Thank you for helping to alleviate hunger in our community!

Examples of food items needed: protein bars, 6oz juice, 4 oz applesauce or fruit cups, prepared puddings, packages of crackers and cheese or peanut butter, 6oz packages of fruit snacks or raisins, packages of hot chocolate or apple cider, breakfast cookies, nutria grain bars, granola bars, shelf stable milk, instant oatmeal.

If you are interested in performing special music for a worship service this summer please contact the church office or Betty Kramlich. If you would like Betty to accompany you please contact her.

FISH Adopt a Shelf ….Protein….This summer First Lutheran is adopting a shelf at FISH Food Bank. This shelf holds all kinds of protein, think heat and eat canned meals. Such as beef stew, chili, chili mac, ravioli, corned beef hash and chicken & dumplings. (No tuna fish.) Generic is fine, and bringing one or two kinds will also work. This shelf holds a lot of variety! Please just bring them to church with you and fill our food bank box. We would like to provide 50 cans a week.

Paddle Pilgrim: Kayaking the Fjords of Norway Dave Ellingson, former First Lutheran Church campus minister will be in Ellensburg on September 8th. He will share his recent experiences kayaking in Norway at the Hal Holmes Center 1-3p.m. Dave Ellingson, whose Mississippi River, Erie Canal and Hudson River expeditions are chronicled in his popular Paddle Pilgrim books, enjoyed a spectacular month paddling last summer on his ancestral Sogne and Hardanger Fjords. Dave will share spell-binding stories and award-winning photographs from his recent adventure in Norway. His latest Paddle Pilgrim: Kayaking the Fjords of Norway book, hot off the press, will be available for purchase and signed by the author!

Youth Activities

FLC Youth (6th grade to 12th grade)

Wednesday, Aug 21 Dessert Pot Luck - 6:30 pm in the Fellowship Hall. We'll pull out the larger than life Uno deck and have some other games going on as well!

Sunday, August 25 High School Youth meet after church to discuss plans for the Haunted Maze Possible Island Launch and Grill! Weather permitting - meet at the lake at 1:30 pm. Bring your item to grill and dish to share.

Coming soon: September 8 - team building in Leavenworth. We need drivers and chaperones!

A huge thank you to the Boss family for sponsoring the Rafting trip and hosting several events! You rock!!

Parents of Youth and Youth Members: Sept. 1 we will be having our first official meeting to discuss fundraising and brainstorming for the 2021 ELCA Youth Gathering. Meet after church!