February 9, 2014

Post date: Feb 06, 2014 4:54:27 PM

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

“Souper Bowl” of caring brought in $371.95 and 10 cans of soup ($106.70 in the Bronco bowl; $265.25 in the Seahawks bowl) . Thank you to every one who donated.

Youth Fun Nights: the Second Tuesday of the month. Games, songs, Bible stories, prayers and dinner. This event will be Tuesday, February 11th.

The schedule will be:

4:30-5:30 ~ Elementary kids

5:30-5:45 ~ Music for all ages

5:45-6:15 ~ Dinner (for all—parents, too)

6:15-7:30 ~ Middle/high school youth

If you would like to help with these evenings, see Pastor Dennis. We plan on doing this every second Tuesday of the month, October through May.

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!

Help warm a life and warm a heart. Please donate warm blankets and comforters to FISH Food Bank. To be dispersed to the homeless and those in need. Feel free to drop off at FISH 301 W. 2nd Ave or call 925-5990 for more questions. First Lutheran Church Quilters, gave 12 quilts to F.I.S.H.

Blood Drive: Monday, February 10th 11-4 here at First Lutheran Church. To schedule an appointment or for more information please call 1-800-733-2767.

First Communion Classes For Fourth Graders: Sundays, Feb. 23 & March 2nd 3p (or after worship if you would rather). 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 at 3p (or after worship if that works better for the group). 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.

The Concordia Choir: This is a 79 voice a cappella group directed by Rene Clausen. Seattle Sunday, February 23 3p, Tacoma Wednesday, February 26th 8p and many other locations (check the bulletin board for more dates). To purchase tickets go to ConcordiaTickets.com

For all the Thrivent members and their friends at First Lutheran. I have two important items to share from our Regional Thrivent community that we can participate in. If you have any questions or need more information you may contact our congregational Thrivent board member Michael Krekling or any other member, Jim Stolte, Don Morris, Dewain Lien or Bea Fairburn.

1) Our annual Thrivent Member-Leader Gathering is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 in Spokane. The tentative time to block out is 9am-3pm, though we may shrink it just a bit as we continue planning. We invite all Chapter Leaders and

Congregational Advocates to attend as we share in the building of community, updates, new ideas and more! If you already know you plan on attending you may respond with a simple RSVP. I will follow-up with additional details as they are firmed up.

2) Thrivent Hockey Night, our annual member social that includes lots of

pre-game fun, is scheduled for Saturday, February 22 in Spokane: 4-6pm is the pre-game fun including activities for children, food, a nonprofit resource fair, and connecting with other Thrivent friends & family. The actual game begins at 7:05pm. Chapter Leaders & Congregational Advocates who RSVP and attend the Member-Leader Gathering on the same day will receive a complimentary ticket for the hockey game.

More info to come on both! For now, please save the date of Saturday, February 22, 2014 for our annual Member-Leader Gathering & Thrivent Hockey Night. It is my hope that each Chapter would send at least 2 leaders to this gathering.

Thank you to FLC Women for the generous donation to Aspen, our community domestic violence/sexual assault victim services program. Support such as yours allows our program to continue providing essential services to our clients in the shelter and in the community. We are able to provide quality services because of supportive members like you. We are grateful for your generosity and commitment to our mission.