January 13, 2013

Post date: Jan 10, 2013 5:1:52 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Cathy Hickman in honor of Dennis’s 50th Birthday. Happy Birthday, Pastor Dennis!

Ministry Meetings TODAY after worship. Look for the table tents for property, stewardship, youth, education, congregational life, outreach and worship & music. If you are interested in finding out what these ministries do, today is a good time to do so. All are welcome.

ALTAR GUILD Meeting Tuesday, January 15th at noon in the fellowship hall.

Annual Reports are due TODAY. Please submit your written report for the annual packet of reports by January 13th. It doesn’t need to be long. But if you head up a ministry or group let us know what you do, who you work with and a goal(s) for 2013. Thanks.

The annual meeting of First Lutheran Church will be Sunday, January 27th after worship. The youth will be serving their baked potato bar so you won’t go hungry. We need all voting members to stay and help us pass a budget and elect some new council members. (P.S. If you are an adult or a confirmed youth, you are a voting member.)

The Youth Ministry will discuss plans for the baked potato meal served at the annual meeting on the 27th. Look for the youth ministry table in the fellowship hall TODAY after worship and join us there to organize details. Can you make chili, help serve, or clean up? We need your help. All are welcome!

F.I.S.H. News: "Just in case you missed the news, the treasurer announced Monday that Amerititle informed him on Friday that our PURCHASE of the building by the FISH food bank had been recorded at the county courthouse. So the building is officially ours. Now the food bank will be making monthly payments toward paying off the remaining debt. However, that is so much better than paying rent. Our contributions will help make these payments as well as helping with the food bank's regular program. The purchase was made possible partly with the help of last summer's Rotary campaign and a very generous matching contribution. Again, thanks to the church and all you who donate individually for helping with this ongoing effort. Thanks be to God!"

Jean Cutlip, your representative on the FISH board of directors.

First Lutheran will be cooking and serving dinner at F.I.S.H. Food Bank Saturday, January 19th. We start cooking and setting up at 3p.m., serve at 5p.m. and cleanup takes about an hour. Come for all or part of it as your schedule allows.

Winter Youth Retreat: During Presidents’ Day Weekend, FLC Youth will travel to Lazy-F Ranch 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 Sunday, February 3. Begins 4:00 Friday, February 15 until 9:45 Sunday morning, February 17.

Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday, January 15th here 11:30-4:30p.