February 23, 2014

Post date: Feb 20, 2014 4:49:22 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Frank & Judy Ragland in honor of their granddaughter’s birthday.

Thank you to Judy Ragland for playing the organ today.

Thank you to Kathy Temple for accompanying the choir while Betty is gone.

First Communion Classes For Fourth Graders: TODAY, & March 2nd after worship in the Chapel. 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 23rd and March 2nd 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. 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 9th, or at any time after that. Please let Pastor Dennis know if you will be attending, church 925-2844 or home 933-2605.

Pat Erickson: This February 24th Patty will be 91 years old. We are not having a BIG party for her, but are making a request of all of her scattered family and friends. Please, send her a Birthday card this month. She loves the cards. Kid made cards are always a big hit with her as well as anything with flowers and cats. Please contact the Church office for her address.

FISH food bank has posted a full-time job (40 hours a week) as Office Manager. Cover letter, resume and three letters of reference should be sent to PO Box 85, Ellensburg. For more information, call 925-5990 or talk with Jean Cutlip.

LAST WEEK for 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 2014 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!

Eligible members of Thrivent Financial who have been designated Choice Dollars: If you haven’t already done so, be sure to direct your designated 2013 Thrivent Choice Dollars by March 31, 2014. After that date, any undirected Choice Dollars® will expire. Go to Thrivent.com/thriventchoice or call 800-THRIVENT(800-847-4836) and state “Thrivent Choice®” and someone from the member connection center will help you. If you have any questions see Dewain Lien, Mike Krekling, or James Stolte.

Ash Wednesday, March 5th 7p.m. Worship. The season of Lent begins with the imposition of ashes and the Lord’s Supper. Soup Suppers/Study/Holden Evening Prayer will start at 6:00p.m. on March 12, 19, 26 and April 2, 9.

Thank you for your recent gift of $1,000.00 to Pacific Typhoon Response. Gifts like yours make it possible for our church to continue its effective and efficient response to disasters that have already occurred and to stand ready for those that may come in the future. As Lutheran Disaster Response, a ministry of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, we do more together than we ever could do alone. We are a church that believes God is calling us into the world– together. Thank you for your support. Rev. Daniel Rift Director, ELCA World Hunger and Disaster Appeal

Munch Madness: In an effort to support our local food bank we are holding our first annual Ellensburg Morning Rotary Munch Madness competition. The goal is to engage the Ellensburg area business and organizations in a friendly competition against each other to raise food for F.I.S.H. Food Bank. The Munch Madness competition will be structured similar to the NCAA “March Madness” college basketball tournament. Business and organizations participating will be placed in tournament style brackets as a team, and on a weekly basis from the dates of March 3rd-April 4th teams will collect food. On Fridays during these dates, teams will bring their collected food to the Food Bank from the hours of 3-5p for weigh in. Results will be published in the Daily Record.