February 1, 2015

Post date: Jan 29, 2015 5:21:34 PM

Church Phone Directory Update: Do you have a new address, phone number, or other changes? If so, please stop by the free-standing bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall to make the changes for our 2015 directory. The annual publication isn’t just for members, but for members and friends of First Lutheran Church. If you don’t see your name and would like to be in the directory, please add your name to the list. Please put a check mark, next to your name to show that you have checked to make sure that your information is correct. Please, feel free to add your email address, if you would like it included in the directory. Thank you!

Thank you for your generous support of the Baked Potato Bar after worship last Sunday. $410 was raised to help fund youth events. Muchas Gracias!

Credit Card or Debit Card Use - If you are interested in using your credit/debit card for a donation or offering to the church, please see James Stolte.

Our Eastern Washington/Idaho Synod Assembly of the ELCA will be April 24-26 at the Pasco Red Lion this year. We hope to elect/appoint 2 delegates at FLC’s annual meeting January 25th (preferably 1 male and 1 female). Synod Assemblies include great worship, workshops, speakers and friends as well as some synod business. FLC pays your way! Let Pastor Dennis know if you are interested.

Thank you to FLC for your generous 2014 donation of $5,714.21 (this includes food donation which is figured; 1pound as $1.66) to FISH Food Bank. We thank you for your support and your aid following the fire. You have helped us relocate our office, kitchen, warehouse and maintain ongoing food distribution and hot meals.

Karen Gookin, Fish Board

Thank you to Thrivent for your generous 2014 of $200.00 to FISH Food Bank.

Karen Gookin, Fish Board

Faith Communities Advocating for Justice Saturday, February 7, 2015 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM Unitarian Universalist Church of Yakima, Downstairs Fellowship Hall 225 North 2nd Street, Yakima, WA 98901 Including a panel discussion with local law enforcement and citizens affected by violence in their communities, and a presentation of relevant faith issues before the Washington legislature.

For more information: Rev. Ken Jones, 509-453-8448

To RSVP: Online registration can be found here: bit.ly/15-yakima

No cost, lunch will be provided.

Co-sponsored by Faith Action Network

Youth Activities

Today we are participating in National Souper Bowl of Caring Sunday. We will hold super soup pots and the congregation fills them up with donations for the FISH Food Bank.

Thank you congregation for all of your generous donations! Last Sunday was a real success thanks to you! This Sunday is yet another testimony of your care and love for our neighbors, and our book boxes are overflowing! We are so blessed to be a part of such a caring family!

A shout out needs to be done to all of the youth and family members who contributed supplies, energy, and endurance last Saturday and Sunday for the potato fundraiser. You all make the hardest work fun and worth doing! It's February already and we have more fun planned up ahead.

February 11 - Family Fun Night

4:30 - 5:30 kids up to 4th grade

5:30 Music

5:45 Dinner for everyone!

6:30 - 7:30 kids grade 5 and up

February 13-14 Winter Retreat at Lazy F!!! Sign up on the board! 6th-12th grade welcome! 4p Friday to 4p Saturday. Think snow!! (Pretty much required for Confirmation students.)

High Schoolers/ Young Adults: Something new for you! Starting February 22nd we will have a Young Adult Bible Study after church! Pastor Ginny will lead the way through exploration in our faith while I get to do a taco run (can't study the bible on an empty stomach)! Stay tuned for more details.