February 8, 2015

Post date: Feb 05, 2015 5:33:42 PM

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

Habitat for Humanity Fundraiser Saturday, February 21st,7p.m. at Cramer’s Home Furnishings 108 S. Main. Watch the movie “Secretariat,” enjoy popcorn and refreshments. $10 per person please call 962-4663 to reserve your seat.

WANTED: The preschool needs round Oatmeal containers for a project. If you have any to donate please, bring them to the office. Thank you!

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 2015 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!

First Communion Classes For Fourth Graders March 1 and 8th after Worship. All fourth graders (and older students who have not yet received communion instruction) are invited to attend 2 short classes with me on Sundays, March 1st and 8th 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. Please let Pastor Dennis know if you will be attending, Church 925-2844.

Thank you to First Lutheran Church Women for your donation of $200. Thank you for being here for us homeless. The work you do here makes a positive change in our community. Heidi Miller, Mary’s Place

Youth Activities

Wed: Family Fun Night, February 11th

4:30 to 5:30 Kids up to 4th grade

5:30 Sing along

545 Dinner

6:30 to 7:30 grades 5th and up

this month's theme: LOVE

Friday to Saturday: WINTER RETREAT!! February 13-14th Leave the church at 4 Friday, come home Saturday at 4. Packing list to come!

Did you hear? Souper Bowl Sunday raised $423.51!!! Unbelievable! That's an enormous blessing for the FISH Food Bank! Kudos Youth! For those who are curious: The Patriots soup kettle took in $1.18 pity money. Not too shabby for the "team who shall not be named".

FYI - we need two more teams and three judges for Cupcake Madness. Amber has signed up a team of her own and is about to take on the cupcake world! Can anyone match her mad cupcake skills? Sign up and find out!

Got High Schoolers? We got Bible study! Pastor Ginny has partnered with the Youth Group to provide a bible study for Young Adults. This is geared for High Schoolers and College age groups. Come stop by and see what it's about. This will be starting February 22 after church. Tacos provided!


from First Lutheran Church Ellensburg, WA - 6,875 miles (as the crow flies)

What? Walk to Jerusalem is a 10 week program designed to promote physical and spiritual well-being. The goal is for participants to accumulate enough miles of physical activity to walk from their church to Jerusalem by Easter. Our trip will include weekly bible verses, devotions, and prayers so we can grow spiritually in our faith journey and become more fit physically. Our route to Jerusalem via New York and the countries of Europe will be 6,875 miles.

How? You can either count the miles that you walk, run or jog, or count 20 minutes of any aerobic activity as 1 mile. Examples of aerobic activity would be swimming, biking, cardio machines, team sports, etc. We ask that you keep track of your miles to the nearest mile and report them on a weekly basis.

Who? Anyone of any age can participate. Remember to report your miles weekly.

When? Participants can officially start keeping track of their miles on Sunday, January 25th with the goal of finishing on Saturday April 4th, the day before Easter. (See below for how to report your miles). Use the mileage tracker (attached) to log your miles.

Reporting: Report your weekly miles in either of three ways

1. Send your miles weekly at the end of the week (Saturday) including your first and last name and your email address to flcwalk@gmail.com OR

2. Send your miles weekly via “text message” (charges may apply based upon your phone plan) including your first and last name to 678-493-7300 OR

3. Leave a copy of your mileage record sheet in the mailbox in the church office for Michael Krekling (Stewardship ministry).


When you sign up to participate include your first name, last name, email address so we can send you the weekly bible verses, devotions, prayers or other information.