December 24, 2017

Post date: Dec 21, 2017 5:28:50 PM

Thank you to Judy Ragland for playing the organ today and tonight.

Flowers for today are provided by Dewain & Diana Lien in honor of their 50th wedding anniversary.

There will be NO Sunday School class for children and youth or Adults Dec. 31 during Christmas break. Classes will resume Sunday, Jan. 7.

Pastor Dennis is on vacation December 25th-January 2nd. Ethan Bergman will be preaching December 31st. In an emergency, please call Dennis’ cell at 929-2927.

FLC Office will be closed December 26-Januay 1st.

No Thursday, Bible Study on December 28th.

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. 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!

Examples of food items needed: cans of chili, ravioli, spaghettios, tuna fish, canned chicken, chicken noodle or tomato soup, 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.

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 and sign up. 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 Middle and High School teens and young adults who come together for fun and fellowship in the name of our Lord.

Have a blessed Christmas tomorrow and may the memories you create live vividly in your hearts forever!

Thank you to everyone who has brought in mittens, scarves, and gloves/mittens! The Warming Tree looks marvelous!!

January 1 - PJ Pancake Breakfast! Come in your PJs to the Fellowship Hall and get ready for a stack of hot pancakes! Fun and frolicking after! 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.