February 15, 2015

Post date: Feb 12, 2015 5:45:46 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Delores Vietzke in memory of her husband Don.

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser Saturday, February 21st,7p.m. at Cramer’s Home Furnishings 108 S. Main. Watch the movie “Secretariat,” enjoy popcorn and refreshments. $10 per person please call 962-4663 to reserve your seat.

First Lutheran will be cooking and serving the F.I.S.H. Food Bank Dinner Saturday, February 21st here at FLC. Set up and cooking start at 3p.m, we serve at 5p.m., cleanup takes about an hour. Please let Pastor Dennis know if you can help. Come for all or part of it as your schedule allows.

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!

First Communion Classes For Fourth Graders March 1 and 8th after Worship. All fourth graders (and older students who have not yet received communion instruction) are invited to attend 2 short classes with me on Sundays, March 1st and 8th after worship. Parent(s) are encouraged to attend with their son or daughter and the classes will last about an hour. Please plan on attending both Sundays. Please let Pastor Dennis know if you will be attending, Church 925-2844.

We welcome Ric Cole from the Gideons to give a short presentation at the end of worship, next Sunday, February 22nd.

Please feel free to join us “Walk to Jerusalem” (Please note, this is optional.) From now through April 4th (the Saturday before Easter) some 6,875miles. Each mile you walk, run, jog, or bike counts toward our goal. You can also earn 1 mile for each 20 minutes of aerobic activity. If you or someone you know might be interested in joining our group you may obtain a Walk to Jerusalem flyer, a personal Tracking sheet, and share in weekly bible verses, devotion, questions to ponder by signing up via our new email address flcwalk@gmail.com or by getting the information from the church office. Each Saturday send your miles for the week to the email address or text them to 678-493-7300 or drop them off at the church in the Stewardship mailbox. This is a great way to become more physically fit, to grow in your spiritual journey, and mature as a steward in God’s kingdom. Mike Krekling – Stewardship Council Contact

F.I.S.H. BENEFIT CONCERT: The Sparrow Singers and the Chance Brothers will share the stage for a F.I.S.H. benefit concert on March 13th at Mercer Creek Church. The program is theme is Songs of the West. Lee Bates, director, is seeking additional singers for this program of cowboy songs. Tenors are especially needed! The choir rehearses on Tuesday evenings at the First Presbyterian Church from 7:00-9:00. The commitment would include just four rehearsals in addition to the March 13th performance. Contact Lee Bates at 509-925-2343 or email: lrbates3@fairpoint.net, if you are able to help out for this important benefit event. Or, just show up at rehearsal. You’re guaranteed to have a great time making music for a worthy cause.

F.I.S.H. News and Needs: Our sponsoring churches are playing a huge role in FISH's recovery, and we thank you! Specific item needs at this time include paper products:paper towels, napkins, and sturdy paper plates for the FISH Diner, and toilet paper, diapers, and tissue for our clients. Thank you for helping us!

Youth Activities

Thank you to those who helped us transport goods as well as people to Lazy F! To anyone who is curious, please ask a youth how their time was – there are plenty of stories to be shared!!

Upcoming: Sunday, February 22 After church: Young Adult Group with Pastor Ginny! Tacos will be provided!

1-4 p.m.: Cupcake madness! Who’s got the skills to win the competition? Sign up and find out!