January 13, 2019

Post date: Jan 10, 2019 7:40:20 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Sheila Johnson in honor of her granddaughter Bailey's 12th birthday.

Are you interested in being a Council Member? We need at least one more council member for 2019. Is this one of your gifts of the Spirit? Please let Pastor Dennis know if you can serve. You would be elected at our annual meeting, January 27th.

Please join us for Ladies Coffee (sip and chat?) at Super 1 Foods on Friday, Jan. 18th at 1pm.

Red Cross Blood Drive here at FLC on Monday, January 21st 1-6p.m. (Martin Luther King Day) Please go to redcross.org to schedule an appointment.

Annual Reports due by January 14th

If you head up a ministry or lead a group, please submit a brief written report for our annual report packets. It doesn’t have to be long, just tell us what you have been doing this past year as a way of celebrating your good work.

Annual Meeting of First Lutheran Church: Sunday, Jan 27th

Our youth will be serving a baked potato bar. Immediately after lunch we will have our annual meeting, the main purpose of which is to pass an annual budget and elect church council members. So we need all voting members to stay for a brief meeting. (If you are an adult or a confirmed youth, you are a voting member.) A budget forum will be held on Sun. Jan 13 at 9am in the fellowship hall. If you have questions or input about the budget, that is the time.

Weekend Nutrition—We are in need of food for weekend nutrition bags for 15 children at Lincoln Elementary. Please bring your donations and place them in the box under the coat rack near the sanctuary doors. Examples include: Chef Boyardee cups, mac ‘n’ cheese cups, fruit or pudding cups, small crackers and cheese packs, basically anything that is easy for kids to open to eat for lunch or dinner. Bags are assembled here every Thursday for delivery to Lincoln. If you would like to donate money, we will buy the food—please write out your check to FLC and put “Weekend Nutrition” on the memo line. Thank you for your support!

Confirmation Retreat at Lazy F Camp February 1-2

The retreat will come up on us fast, so please mark your calendars. We hope there will be snow. If there is snow, please bring warm gear for the awesome tubing hill. There will also be time for the game room, craft room and great food in the dining hall. Make sure you bring your sleeping bag, pillow and a toothbrush, as well as a Bible and a notebook, as we plan to cover a couple confirmation lessons. High school youth are welcome, too. $30 per student. Scholarships available—see Pastor Dennis. Adults—free! We’ll plan to leave the church Fri 2/1 at 4 pm and return to church Sat at 4 or 5 pm. It’s a really fun time! Please, sign up on the board!

Final training for the Cold Weather Shelter, this season. Will be Monday, January 14th at 5:30PM at the SURC in room 135. If you are interested in helping at the cold weather shelter this year, please attend this training. Thank you for all your hard work up to this point! The shelter would not be possible without this support from all of you.

Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

Today: 2 - 4 Middle School Youth has a Movie Matinee! Popcorn and snacks will be provided during this timeless classic. What could it be?

6 - 8 High School Hang out! Snowball fight in the gym, the Meme game, and a Quesadilla maker!

Sign ups are welcome for our Annual Baked Potato Fundraiser! Got Chili? We got a spot open for you!!

Keep your calendars open for the Spud Scrubbing Party on January 26!

High School Youth: Retreat is happening February 1 and 2. Up for some Bible study, sledding, and mega awesome crafts? Don't forget the snacks!