August 3, 2014

Post date: Jul 31, 2014 4:56:21 PM

Thank you to Mary Johnson for preaching today.

While Pastor Dennis is on vacation Pastor Ginny Krekling will cover any pastoral emergencies July 21-August 9. Pastor Mary Johnson will handle emergencies August 10-17. Please contact the office at 925-2844, to be put in contact with either Ginny or Mary.

Help those affected by the NW fires: After consultation with Lutheran Disaster Response, our synod has opened a restricted account at ELCA Region 1 where folks and congregations can send checks to support those who have been devastated. As funds come in, the Region 1 office will be in touch with the local congregation/local contact where they know the agencies working for relief and the local needs. We will also partner up with Catholic Charities, Red Cross, and the Salvation Army. Kittitas County of Thrivent will match funds given up to $500. Please mark your donations as “NW Fires.”

A Big Thank You to Warren Street for making wonderful shelves for the preschool storage room. Thank you, Warren!!

Our Radio Fund is depleted. Many of our homebound members, as well as folks in the community enjoy hearing our Sunday Worship Services. Can you contribute to help keep this ministry going? Simply write your check to First Lutheran Church and note “Radio Fund.” Thank you!

F.I.S.H. News: FLC gave $195.88 and 118 pounds of food in June. Please, don’t forget about the Food Bank even as donations typically drop off in summer months. Remember all those extra goodies in your garden they will take. Thank you for your support!!!

Sound – Would you like to help people hear the church service? Do you like to push buttons and move levers up and down? We are looking for people to operate the sound system. If you are interested or have questions see James Stolte or leave your name in the church office. Training will be provided. High school youth are encouraged to think about it.

Financial Giving Statements – The giving statement for the first half of 2014 are ready to be picked up in the fellowship hall. If you have an email address on file in the church office your statement was emailed to you on July 4. If you cannot find your statement see James Stolte or leave a note in the church office.

Youth Activities

Thank you to all the Youth who participated this last week in serving lunches for the Summer Lunch Program and to Dewey for his help in transporting kids.

Today after church: We are headed out to Cle Elum for a small hike up to Roslyn to visit the Candy Company. Lots of sweet treats and smiles to be picked up on this event!

Tuesday: Moses Lake Surf-n-Slide Water Park Trip! Leave the church at 10:00 a.m. and return 4 p.m. (ish - depending on travel). Make sure you have signed up so that we can arrange for travel. Bring a sack lunch.

Admission costs are: 5-12 year olds = $8.00, 13-17 year olds = $9, 18-64 year olds = $10

Thursday: Meet for Live Music at North Alder Park. I will bring the blankets, you bring the munchies for snacking! 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.