January 26, 2014

Post date: Jan 23, 2014 5:23:11 PM

Our friend Opal Solberg, died January 20th at the age of 92. Her memorial service will be Sunday, February 16th at 3:00p.m.

Gordon Groven died Saturday, January 11th. Gordon sang in the choir here for many years before moving closer to his son, Mark.

Outreach Ministry invites you to a book group! We will be reading "Justice for the Poor" by Jim Wallis, Editor of Soujourner's Magazine. There is a DVD accompanying the book.Time for the six-week one-hour meetings will be 5:15 at the church. This book is about 100 pages long and costs 12.00. Please see Andrea Hurson or Doug Fessler or call the church for more information.

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. Thrivent Financial will be matching up to $200 for the Souper Bowl of Caring fundraiser.

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 9th. 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.)

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.

Christmas Eve offerings totaled $1,293 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!

CWU Lutheran Campus Ministry Programming

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