February 3, 2013

Post date: Jan 31, 2013 5:51:58 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Sheila Johnson in honor of her son Jeff’s 42nd birthday. He has a been a great joy to me and our family. Sheila

Souper Bowl Sunday : TODAY — “Super Bowl Sunday,” First Lutheran has an opportunity to join thousands of other congregations in gathering and donating funds to fight hunger. Youth will stand outside the sanctuary doors collecting donations for the “Souper Bowl of Caring.” Please bring a few extra dollars or healthy food to donate. All offerings will be given to FISH Food Bank. Thrivent will match up to $200 for what is collected today for Souper Bowl of Caring. As we watch the Superbowl, let us not forget those who cannot afford a bowl of soup.

Our Annual "Hymn-na-gras" will be held on Sunday, February 10 at 6:00 p.m. Dinner first, followed by a hymn sing of old favorites. Tor will be looking for cooks today!

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 at 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.

FLC’s next time to cook and serve dinner at the F.I.S.H. Food Bank is Saturday, February 9th. We start prepping at 3p.m. and serve at 5p.m. Clean-up takes about an hour. Come volunteer for all or part of it, as your schedule allows. If you can help in any way, please let the Cutlips know (925-3739) as soon as possible. Thanks.

Church Council Retreat Saturday, February 9th 1-3, here at FLC. The purpose is to welcome our new council members and get to know one another better, explain the role of church council and the various ministries, as well as hand out materials. Coffee and tea will be provided. Please bring a little dessert to share with the group.

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!

Winter Youth Retreat: During Presidents’ Day Weekend, FLC Youth will travel to Lazy-F Camp for a couple nights away in the snow. It will be a time for play and worship,including running in the woods, tubing, skating, and avoiding snowballs. We will also sing and study as we set ourselves apart devoted to God and his people. There will be a $30/per person cost, due today, February 3. (Scholarships are available.) Begins 4:00 Friday, February 15 until 9:45 Sunday morning, February 17.

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!

Lazy F Camp inner tubing and ice skating Sundays, February 10, 17, 24 from 1-4p. $5 per person or $20 for a family. Please call Dave if interested at 962-2780.

Thank you to the First Lutheran Church Women, Warm greetings and thank you for your recent gift of $400.00 to Lutheran World Relief. On behalf of the entire staff of Lutheran World Relief, our partners and those we serve in the name of Christ, thank you for this important gift. May God continue to bless you so that you may share your blessings with others. John A Nunes

Thank you for the opportunity to share our Gideon International Ministry message during your Sunday Worship on January 20th. We felt the warm and gracious reception from you and the rest of the church congregation. Your congregation’s love for the Word is obvious. The offering that was given in the amount of $196.00 is evidence of what we consider to be a “partnership” between your church and the Gideons International, in providing God’s Word to a lost and dying world. Please know that these funds will be used in their entirety to purchase Scriptures that will be distributed in the designated traffic lanes of life. Certainly we pray for searching hearts to be touched, and souls to be saved, by way of these Scriptures. Glenn Stocker