January 19, 2014

Post date: Jan 16, 2014 5:5:56 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Don & Donna Morris.

Thank you to Edna Madsen for leading our budget forum this morning at 9:00a.m.

Christmas Eve offerings totaled $1293 and were given to “Lutheran Disaster Response” for Typhoon relief in the Philippines. Thank you for your generosity!

Update on “Friday Backpack weekend food for kids:” It looks like Morgan Middle School is the most receptive to starting this free program, so that is where our FISH Food Bank will begin. Thank you to all who have already donated backpacks and the call goes out for more backpacks to make this weekend nutrition program for kids possible. There’s a box under the coat rack to receive backpacks. Thanks!

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.

Thank you my church family for your prayers, cards, phone calls and food during my struggle with bacterial pneumonia. You my church family are very important to me.

Joan Keith

Annual Meeting of First Lutheran Church: Sunday, Jan 26th The annual meeting of our congregation will be Sun. Jan 26th after the 10 AM worship service. You won’t go hungry, because the youth will be serving their famous baked-potato bar with all the toppings. We need all voting members of FLC at this meeting to elect new church council members and pass a budget.

Souper Bowl Sunday: On Sunday, February 2nd — “Super Bowl Sunday” — First Lutheran has an opportunity to join several other congregations in gathering and donating funds to fight hunger. Youth will stand outside the sanctuary doors collecting donations for the “Souper Bowl of Caring.” Please bring a few extra dollars or healthy food to donate. All offerings will be given to FISH Food Bank. As we watch the Superbowl, let us not forget those who cannot afford a bowl of soup.

Winter Youth Retreat: During Presidents’ Day Weekend, FLC Youth will travel to Lazy-F Ranch for a couple days away in the snow. It will be a time for play and learning, including running in the woods, tubing, skating, and avoiding snowballs (if we have snow). This year we plan to cover 3 confirmation lessons, so bring your Bibles and notebooks. So Confirmation Students, we need you there! There will be a $30/per person cost, due Sunday, February 2. Begins 4:00 Friday, February 14. We’ll return to the church after supper Saturday night. (Scholarships available if the cost is a hardship; see Pastor Dennis.)

The year end fiscal report shows the extraordinary support of the community (including grocery stores, food drivers, volunteers, dollar and food contributions, and much more!) We are blessed. Thank you to everyone who donated to F.I.S.H. Food Bank in December. We brought in 300 pounds. FISH Food Bank Board

CWU Lutheran Campus Ministry Programming

Prayer for the Nations

Date and Time: January 19, 2014 @ 6:30 pm

Location: First Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

Cornerstone Theology

Dates and Times: 2nd and 5th Thursdays 5:00 – 6:30 pm beginning February 14th

Location: Cornerstone Restaurant across from Safeway

Topic for Discussion: Questions, concerns, and thoughts you would like to explore in a relaxed, non-threatening environment.

Exploring Faith Studies

Content: A variety of Bible, Book studies and discussions. The first meeting will examine the question: “The Hunger Games: Where is God?”

Dates and Times: 1st and 3rd Thursday’s from 5:00 – 6:30 pm starting February 6th, 2014

Location: First Lutheran Church