December 12, 2017

Post date: Dec 07, 2017 7:52:28 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Warren & Libby Street in honor of their 32nd wedding anniversary.

FLCW Tuesday, December 12th Any women interested in helping to disperse money from the Rummage Sale. Please meet me at the church Tuesday, December 12th at noon. All are welcome to come help decide which charities to give to and how much for each one. Linda Strand 929-1816

Proceeds from Bread for the World Bake Sale: $645.00. With matching money from Rick Steves, $1,290.00 was contributed on behalf of our church!! Thank you all, Outreach

Weekend nutrition for hungry kids First Lutheran has an exciting new opportunity to reduce hunger in our community. In partnership with FISH Food Bank, we will be providing weekend nutrition for about 15 needy kids at Lincoln Elementary School, and possibly for about 6 kids at Morgan Middle School. St. Andrews already provides for Valley View and First Presbyterian provides for Mt. Stuart. Also called the “Backpack Program”, this nutrition program supplies food for 2 breakfasts, 2 lunches and 2 dinners per child to help hungry kids make it through the weekend. 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 to Lincoln Elementary. Teachers then discreetly hand them out to needy children on Fridays. 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!

Cold Weather Shelter for homeless people Thursday Nights are at First Lutheran. The weekly schedule is: Mon - Calvery Baptist, Tue - First Christian, Wed-Foursquare, Thurs—First Lutheran, Fri—Chestnut St. Baptist, Sat—Mercer Creek, Sun—7th Day Adventist. Please call me 925-2844 church or 929-2927 cell or e-mail flceburg@yahoo and let me know and/or indicate on your Time & Talent sheet that you are willing or go to Blessings upon you, Pastor Dennis Operating the shelter does cost the church money of course, heat, lights, hot water for showers and laundry. Would you like to sponsor a shelter night for about $30? If so just make checks out to “First Lutheran” and write “Cold Weather Shelter” on the memo line. Thank you!!

Youth Activities

FLC Youth are High School and Middle School kids in grades 6 through 12 who like to have fun while serving the Lord.

Today: 24 Youth have signed up to go to FUSED! in Roslyn! Meet at the church at 12:30 p.m. and we will leave at one after we have signed up to be in groups. Bring money for the candy store, Maggie's pantry, etc. We should be back between 5 and 6 p.m.

Thank you to all who helped at the Scandinavian Dinner! We keep the punch flowing and made sure everyone had enough cookies!

Bring in gloves, scarves, and hats for our Warming Tree. All donations will be divided amongst the Kittitas County Schools this year!

Have an amazing winter break and we will be back in action January 1 with our PJ Pancake Breakfast at 9 a.m.! Come hungry!