January 27, 2019

Post date: Jan 24, 2019 4:52:22 PM

Thank you to all who donated last week to Gideon’s International. $426 was collected and all money goes to Bibles, no administration costs.

Annual Meeting of First Lutheran Church: TODAY

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 was held on Sun. Jan 13.

Red Cross thanks FLC for hosting the blood drive on January 21st. 31 pints of blood were collected.

The 2018 financial giving statements are available in the fellowship. If you did not get it in your email and you do not see it in the fellowship hall, let James Stolte or the church office know. Those not picked up today will be mailed out this week. Offering envelopes for 2019 are also available if you have not picked yours up yet.

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 is next weekend, so please signup. 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. If writing a check make it out to FLC memo: Youth Retreat. 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!

Church Phone Directory Update: Do you have a new address, phone number, email address that you would like included or other changes? If so, please stop by the free-standing bulletin board in the Fellowship Hall to make the changes for our 2019 Directory. The annual publication isn’t just for members, but for members and friends of First Lutheran Church. If you don’t see your name and would like to be in the directory, please add your name to the list. Please put a check mark, next to your name to show that you have checked to make sure that your information is correct. Thank you! Photo board. If your smiling face is not in the photo board in the fellowship hall, we would like it to be! It helps us get to know each better. Please submit a photo or email to church. P.S. Snap a photo of the whole photo board with your phone.

Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Today is the day!! It's our annual Baked Potato Fundraiser after church! Come eat a spud or two while you hang out for the Congregational Meeting! Youth - meet Amy in the kitchen after communion!

Next Friday through Saturday - Confirmation and High School Retreat! Lets go and see if there's any snow!

Next Sunday - Souper Bowl Sunday! We will be outside the sanctuary doors to collect the congregation's donations to the FISH Food Bank!

Sunday, Feb 10 - Pastor, I Shrunk the Youth event! 2 - 6 p.m.