January 24, 2016

Post date: Jan 21, 2016 5:16:6 PM

Thank you to Jeff (French horn), Marilyn (Piano) and Thomas (drums) Snedeker for playing today.

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

Interested in serving on the church council? We need to elect two more council members at our January 31st Annual Meeting. Council Meetings are the second Monday of the month at 7p.m. See Pastor Dennis, Mary Aho or Pete Peterson for details.

Wanted: The Preschool is in need of oatmeal containers. Please drop them off in the office.

Annual Meeting of First Lutheran Church: next Sunday, Jan 31st The annual meeting of our congregation will be Sun. Jan 31st 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, pass a budget and (perhaps) approve the new version of our bylaws.

Souper Bowl of Caring: Sunday, February 7th, bring a dollar or a can of soup for our FISH Food Bank.

Free: If you would like to have an old green Lutheran Book of Worship, please help yourself. The church will hold on to 20-30, but please take home any of the LBW’s on the book cart near the coat rack.

Cold Weather Shelter for homeless people Thursday Nights at First Lutheran 7p-7a. The weekly schedule is: Mon/Tues—First Christian, Wed—-First Methodist, Thurs—First Lutheran, Fri—Chestnut St. Baptist, Sat—Mercer Creek, Sun—Community of Christ. Please call me 925-2844 church or 933-2605 home or e-mail flceburg@yahoo and let me know and/or indicate on your Time & Talent sheet that you are willing or go to www.volunteerspot.com and sign up.

Operating the shelter does cost the church money of course, heat, lights, hot water for showers and laundry. Would you like to sponsor a shelter night for about $30? If so just make checks out to “First Lutheran” and write “Cold Weather Shelter” in the memo line. Thank you!! Blessings upon you, Pastor Dennis

Youth Activities

Super Spud Scrub Party - 10:30 to 1 p.m. Come scrub the potatoes we will be baking for our potato bar! The fun starts happening when the scrub brushes come out. Bring your favorite tunes – disks or Ipods welcome!

Annual Potato Bar Fund Raiser – Meet me in the kitchen as church gets out and put those fancy aprons on! This is our annual fund raiser so that everyone’s well fed for the Congregational Meeting! Got chives? We need one more person to bring chives, a dessert, and a veggie tray or two!

*Thank you to both Don Morris and Ida Malde for signing up to bring chili! Your recipes are always in high demand!!

Lazy F Retreat attendees: Pick up your Liquid Nebulas today!

Coming soon: Sunday, February 7 – Souper Bowl Sunday Let’s fill those pots and help the hungry people in our community! We are one church out of almost 10,000 groups nationwide. Our contributions make a huge difference in our nation’s fight against hunger and poverty.