December 15, 2019

Post date: Dec 12, 2019 7:23:47 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Mark & Joslyn LaVera in memory of her sister.

FISH Special Offering for November was $132.00.

The 2020 offering envelopes are ready to be picked up in the fellowship hall. If you do not see a box set with your name on it and would like a box of envelopes, you can write your name and address on the sheet on the table by the envelopes and a box of envelopes will be there by the following Sunday.

Wednesday Holden Evening Prayer Services in Advent Half hour worship services during the season of Advent will be on Wednesday night at 7:00pm, December 18. These are half hour services of scripture, prayer and song. During the hectic month of December, you are invited to take a brief time-out for worship and it’s always great to sing Holden Evening Prayer together.

Advent Service of Lessons and Carols Grace Episcopal Church ~ 1201 N. B St. Today, Dec. 15th, at 4:00pm. (CHANGE OF TIME)

Choirs from a number of churches, including First Lutheran, sing separately and then as a combined choir. Pastors from different churches read the scripture lessons and a whole host of scrumptious cookies await you at the fellowship time afterwards. Come early to find parking and seating, as it is usually a full house. P.S. Our own Betty Kramlich will be playing the organ for most of the service.

FLCWomen’s next lunch is Wednesday, December 18th at Dakota Café at noon. All women are welcome to attend.

Sunday School classes will NOT meet for three Sundays during the Christmas Season: December 15 (Christmas Program), 22 or 29. Classes will resume Sunday, January 6th. Adult class does meet on December 15th, but not on December 22 or 29. Have a wonderful Christmas break everyone!

ELCA Good Gifts: Great for folks who already have everything. A goat $50, a pig $30, a flock of chickens $10. These animals are given to needy folks in other countries and truly give them a leg p out of hunger and poverty. See the ELCA Good Gifts Catalogue by front door (also in the December “Lutheran”) or go to

Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

This Saturday (Dec 21): Crazy Gift/ Hot Cocoa party! Homemade Cocoa made from scratch, Marshmallow bar, gift exchange, music, faith-based games, and treats! 6 pm in the Fellowship Hall! Bring your favorite holiday treat to share and a crazy gift to exchange!

Dec 27, FUSED! Meet the church at 10:30 a.m. - sign up for a ride!

January 1, Annual PJ Breakfast and Bouncehouse! Games, take down the hat/mitten Christmas tree, and more! Come in your PJs! 7 am to 11 am *bounce house will be in the gym

For families (because bouncing isn't just for teenagers!)

Toddler Bounce House takeover: 11 am to 1 pm -Bring your energized toddlers to bounce around - Parents must stay present!!!

Preschool Bounce house Power Hours: 1 pm to 3 pm -Time for bigger than tots but smaller than big school kids -Parents preferred to stay!!

Elementary cool kids: 3 pm to 5 pm - Parents don't have to stay, but must pick their kids up by 5 pm!