August 23, 2020

Post date: Aug 13, 2020 3:39:10 PM

FISH Food Bank is in need of volunteers. Youth are welcome also;12 and over need adult/parent, 16 and over can be on their own. This can be as little as 2 hours up to 30 hours a week, you let them know what you are available. Please contact JulieAnna at the food bank 925-5990 ext 802 or email

It is my greatest disappointment to cancel the women’s annual rummage sale, usually held in early October. There are several reasons: closed rooms, people coming in from outside and that many who help me are in the high risk category (age and health issues) of which I am included.

Instead of forgetting the charities and our own church’s emergency fund, I would like to set up a money box in the office. You can contribute directly or mail in a check to the office and the money will be deposited into the box.Here is a list of charities we have given to in the past. If you would like to give to a specific one please put your donation in an envelope with the name. First Lutheran Emergency Funds, Hospice Friends, Children’s Advocacy, FISH, Spirit TRC, Trellis Center, Habitat for Humanity, Lutheran World Relief, Aspen, FLC Weekend Nutrition. Please consider donating generously to these charities. It’s been a difficult time for all of us and it breaks my heart not to be able to do this rummage sale this year. Stay safe everyone and I look forward to being able to worship and plan for our rummage sale next year.

God Bless, Linda Strand

Thank you for your donation of $555.72 to Lazy F Camp to support our ministry during COVID 19. I am moved by the out pouring of generosity shown by the many friends of the camp. Your financial contribution and those of many others will help us make it through these difficult times. Your gift, along with many others has helped us stay current with our essential expenses. We are extremely grateful that we are able to rely on our friends in our time of need. The other outstanding news is that we have received a grant for $81,000 to pay our monthly mortgage bills for the next year. This will allow us to stay current on this expense as we get our feet under us and prepare for the time we can reopen. Good news in a time when it is helpful to hear an inspirational note.

Dave Burfeind, Director