February 17, 2013

Post date: Feb 14, 2013 6:4:26 PM

Thanks to Judy Ragland for playing the Service today and to Kathy Temple for accompanying the choir.

Flowers for today are provided by Judy Ragland in honor of her granddaughter’s 5th birthday.

Maundy Thursday Drama Folks: Please meet after worship TODAY, in the fellowship hall for a short meeting: Dewey Keith, Doug Fessler, Gordon Swan, Jonathon Motteler, Robert Barnhart, Pastor Dennis, Ralph Kramlich, Matt Boast, Tristan Blaisdell, Don Childress, Joe Johnson, Mike Luvera & David Lygre. This will be our first meeting for our Maundy Thursday Drama. We will discuss setting meeting times for our practices.

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Worship and Music. Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for a delicious meal followed by a study session and the Holden Evening Prayer Service.

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 2013 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. Thank you!

First Communion Classes For Fourth Graders Sundays, Feb. 24 & March 3rd 11:30 a.m. I am inviting all fourth graders (and older) in our church to join me for the first communion classes. You have been coming to the altar to receive a blessing during the Lord’s Supper, but now you are old enough to begin receiving the bread and wine, the body and blood of Jesus Christ. All fourth graders (and older students who have not yet received communion instruction) are invited to attend 2 short classes with me on Sunday February 24th and March 3rd at 3p (or after worship if that works better for the group). 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. We’ll taste the bread and wine and we’ll read Dan Erlander’s great little book, “A Place For You: My Holy Communion Book.”

There will be a craft project to do and the kids will receive their first communion during worship on Sunday, March 10th, or at any time after that. Please let Pastor Dennis know if you will be attending, Church 925-2844 or home 933-2605.

F.I.S.H. needs: cold cereal, tuna fish, soups: cream of mushroom, tomato and chicken noodle. "FLC" gave at least 2300 lbs. of food to FISH in 2012. This isn't a totally accurate number because during the fires and their aftermath, the scales were covered with food! Thanks you for your regular donations. Outreach

Pat Erickson is having a 90th birthday party at Aegis Senior Inn of Edmonds, Feb 24th at 2pm. She would love it if any members of her family and friends in Ellensburg, First Lutheran Church could come or send cards. You may contact her daughter Shari at (360) 494-4020 or email her at sharfish47@gmail .com for more details. Thank you.

Lazy F Camp inner tubing and ice skating Sundays, February 17, 24 from 1-4p. $5 per person or $20 for a family. Please call Dave if interested at 962-2780.

The 2013 Thrivent Financial for Lutherans Kittitas County Chapter officers are: Dewain Lien –President, Doug Butler – Vice President, Carla Bergman – Records Director, Bea Fairburn – Financial Director, and Don Morris – Assistant Financial Director.

The Ellensburg Christian School Auction is March 2, 2013, in the CWU SURC Ballroom. If you have a new item or service that you would like to donate, please contact ECS at 925-2411. All donations are tax deductible. Tickets will be available at the ECS office, Old Mill Country Store and Fitterer’s Furniture starting February 4, 2013. Thank you for your support. We appreciate you!

Benefit Concert for Dillon Duncan to help continue his recovery Friday, February 22nd at Gallery One, 408 N. Pearl St from 7-8:30p. Enjoy an evening of choral music themed “Songs of Love” with The Sparrow Singers and Ellensburg High School jazz group, The KGB Trio. Tickets are available at Gallery One and the Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you for the recent gift of $2,033.52 to the ELCA Malaria Campaign. In 11 African nations, gifts like yours make it possible for malaria education programs to start teaching neighbors how to recognize and prevent malaria. For example, already in the first half of 2012, awareness sessions have been held more than twice weekly by Lutheran Churches throughout Zimbabwe. Trained professionals have reached thousands of people. Even as this work goes on, medical clinics are being equipped and staffed for the treatment of those who have been infected, thanks to your generosity. In Christ’s Service, Jessica Nip Hacker ELCA Malaria Campaign

Lenten Prayer for Hungry People First Week in Lent February 17-23

Deuteronomy 26:1-11 Romans 10:8b-13 Psalm 91:1-2, 9-16 Luke 4:1-13

Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. —Luke 4:1-2a

You who live in the shelter of the Most High, who abide in the shadow of the Almighty, will say to the Lord, ‘My refuge and my fortress; my God, in whom I trust.’ —Psalm 91:1-2

Prayer: O Christ, in your death and resurrection, you have conquered all the forces of evil. During these days of Lent, may we be strengthened by your Spirit, so that we might serve God by helping those who suffer from the evil of hunger. Amen