February 7, 2016

Post date: Feb 04, 2016 5:10:42 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Dewain & Diana Lien in memory of Dorothy Harris’ birthday.

Thank you, Kathy Temple for playing for the choir.

Thank you, to Judy Ragland for playing the organ today.

Ash Wednesday, February 10th 7p. All are invited to begin the Season of Lent with repentance, imposition of ashes and the Lord’s Supper. The 40 days of Lent are a time of prayer, fasting and giving charity in preparation for Good Friday and Easter.

Thrivent Members: Don’t forget to direct your Thrivent Choice Dollars to you charity of choice (perhaps First Lutheran Church).

Wanted: The Preschool is in need of oatmeal containers. Please drop them off in the office.

Souper Bowl of Caring: Sunday, February 7th, bring a dollar or a can of soup for our FISH Food Bank.

Free: If you would like to have an old green Lutheran Book of Worship, please help yourself. The church will hold on to 20-30, but please take home any of the LBW’s on the book cart near the coat rack.

Constitution and By-laws meeting Sunday, February 21st after worship.

First Communion Classes Sundays Feb 28 & March 6 after worship. I am inviting all young people in about 4th grade 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 4th 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 13th, or any time after that.

Cold Weather Shelter for homeless people Thursday Nights at First Lutheran. The weekly schedule is: Mon/Tues—First Christian, Wed—-First Methodist, Thurs—First Lutheran, Fri—Chestnut St. Baptist, Sat—Mercer Creek, Sun—Community of Christ. Please call me 925-2844 church or 933-2605 home or e-mail flceburg@yahoo and let me know and/or indicate on your Time & Talent sheet that you are willing or go to www.volunteerspot.com and sign up. Blessings upon you, Pastor Dennis

Operating the shelter does cost the church money of course, heat, lights, hot water for showers and laundry. Would you like to sponsor a shelter night for about $30? If so just make checks out to “First Lutheran” and write “Cold Weather Shelter” in the memo line. Thank you!!

“Spread the Word” (we at FLC are all “Stewards of God’s Love”.) (A different way to recycle your weekly church bulletin) Rather than leaving your bulletin on the table in the church sanctuary for recycling, why not put it to use? Take it with you. You can leave it in your car so on your next visit to the vet, the doctor, the car repair, the drugstore or beauty shop you can leave it on the table with all the other reading material.

You can take it home so you can pray for all those on our continuing prayer lists, see all the announcements for the week, or review your notes from the sermon in the blank section of the bulletin marked “Sermon Notes”.

You can share it with a neighbor or friend or take it to a fellow member who was not able to make it service.

The Spirit works in mysterious ways and your bulletin may just be the most important thing someone reads that week.

Please “Spread the Word” this week and every week as we grow God’s church and as we grow in our faith journey as “Stewards of God’s Love”. Do your part to help us grow God’s worshipping community at First Lutheran Church in Ellensburg and God’s church throughout the world. Sponsored by your Stewardship Ministry.

Youth Activities

A great big thank you to everyone who joined us on our Baked Potato Fundraiser! It was a huge success and the food was SO yummy! All of the crock pots were running on empty when we left Sunday afternoon!

Today is Souper Bowl Sunday! We feasted on great food last week, so this week we are sharing the bounty. Place your donations of food or financial gifts in the soup pots as you leave service today. All donations go to our FISH Food Bank!

Sunday Feb 14: Happy Valentine’s Day!

Sunday Feb 21: Nerf Battle from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.! Bring your gear and grab a fort! Pizza dinner will be served.