February 4, 2018

Post date: Feb 01, 2018 6:13:30 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Sheila Johnson in honor of her son Jeff’s birthday.

Gluten Free Wafers for Holy Communion

We now offer gluten free wafers at the Lord’s Supper. These will be kept on the altar on a separate plate in a plastic baggy. (So Pastor doesn’t put his bready hands all over them.) When at the altar simply say “gluten free please” and your server will be happy to get the plate, so that you can remove the wafer from the plastic. Rest assured that this is also the true “body of Christ.”

If you’re an eligible Thrivent Financial member and have Choice Dollars available to direct, please keep us in mind. For more info or to direct Choice Dollars, call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice.” and direct them to First Lutheran.

First Communion Classes Sundays Feb 25 & March 4 after worship I am inviting all young people in about 3rd grade or older to two classes on the Lord’s Supper. I will leave it up to parents as to when you think your child is ready to receive holy communion. The book we use, “A Place for You” by Pastor Dan Erlander is written at about a 3rd grade reading level. We will also look up some Bible passages and each student is asked to create a first communion project out of paper/clay/fabric/wood/legos/paint or just about anything.

If there are students older than 3rd grade, who are not yet receiving the bread and wine of the Lord’s Supper, but would like to, you are certainly welcome to join in. The plan would be for students to receive their first communion on March 12th, or any time after that. If kids have not been baptized yet, we will need to talk about that.

Hymn-a-gras and Jambalaya Feb 13 6 pm (Fat Tuesday/Mardi Gras) Everyone is invited to enjoy a jambalaya potluck supper at 6pm and then sing hymns to your heart’s content with Tor Blaisdell and Betty Kramlich at 7pm.

Ash Wednesday Worship February 14th 7p.m. All are invited to begin thee season of Lent with the imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. Repentance and Forgiveness prayers, scriptures, message and hymns will also be part of the service. Our Methodist friends will join us here.

Church Phone Directory Update: Do you have a new address, phone number, email address that you would like included or other changes? If so, please stop by the free-standing bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall to make the changes for our 2018 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!

Photo board. If your smiling face is not in the photo board in the fellowship hall, we would like it to be! It helps us get to know each better. Please submit a photo or email to church. P.S. Snap a photo of the whole photo board with your phone.

Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

Hat's off to everyone who participated in last Sunday's Baked Potato Fundraiser! We have raised $400! Thank you all so very much! Thank you to all of you! It was the most fun and delicious Baked Potato Fundraiser we've ever had!

It's Souper Bowl Sunday!!!! Meet Amy out in the kitchen after Communion! We will hold pots at the Sanctuary doors and accept food/monetary donations for the FISH food bank!

Coming Soon:

Feb 17 - Boyz event

Feb 21 - Lenten Supper and Devotionals start

Feb 25 - Girlz event