July 21, 2013

Post date: Jul 18, 2013 5:22:36 PM

Our friend George Robertson, died at home of natural cause on Monday, July 15th. Blessed be George’s memory among us. Thanks be to God who gives us the victory over death through our Savior Jesus.

Join us after worship today for a potuck lunch to celebrate Pastor Dennis’ 10th year at FLC and to thank him for his service.

Worship on Wednesday will meet at Reed Park on Wednesday, July 24th.

Flowers: Do you have garden flowers that you would like to share on Sunday morning? Please let the Church Office know or signup on the Flower Chart. Thank you!

F.I.S.H. Needs: fresh veggies with longer shelf life (celery, carrots, green beans) and empty egg cartons. FLC donated 187 pounds of food to F.I.S.H. in June. Thank you for all your support!

A Jazz Vespers service is announced for Sunday evening, July 28th (6.00p.m.) at the Hal Holmes Center, 209 N Ruby St., Ellensburg. If you have any questions please contact: Pastor Wayne, Mercer Creek Church Adult Ministry Coordinator Office: 509-933-7800 Or Cell: 509-306-1060

Financial Statements: The first half of 2013 financial statements are ready to be picked up. They are on a table in the Fellowship Hall. If you have an email address on file with the church office, they were sent to you via email.

Clothing Bank Donations: You may have noticed the donations box under the coat rack. The remodeled clothing bank at the Methodist Church gladly accepts your donations.

Can you help us mow the lawn? There are 7 weeks left blank now on the sign-up in the fellowship hall (thank you to those who have signed up to help out). The church has all the equipment needed. The grass clippings can go in the dumpster. Can you take a week or more? See Mike Luvera or James Stolte to find out how to get into the shed and dumpster or if you would like more information.

Sidewalk and A.C. repair: At its July 8th meeting your church council gave the go-ahead to replace sections of worn sidewalk around the south property. The city will do this and the $4000 cost will come out of “South Property Reserve” fund and the Grace Mattawa Loan repayment.

Only one of the 2 air conditioning units in the sanctuary is functioning and the other is on its last leg. Council voted to replace them both. The $8800 cost will come out of a Building Fund CD.

Summer Youth Program: The Youth Summer Schedule is available at FLC's web site (www.flc-eburg.org/ministry/youth-summer). Here's a partial list of events and programs still coming up: Mariners game, Winegar's Wednesdays, Thorp Hike, and Moses LakeWaterpark trip. For more information, see the site or contact Joe Johnson at flcyouth.eburg@gmail.com.

Summer Lunch Program: Several FLC members participated last week in the FISH Summer Lunch Program, providing tasty and nutritious meals to community children. Thank you for all your help in this vital public service, especially during a very hot July week.

High School Home Study: Tonight 7:00–8:00 We're continuing our Sunday night study in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. In our fourth meeting, we'll look at some familiar passages that have more to say. This study will take place at Amy McCoy's place (2000 N Alder #73). All upcoming, current, and recently graduated high school students are invited to an hour in Bible study. If you're a HS Youth, bring your Bible and join us. Don't worry if you've missed a few or all previous studies. Just come.

Remaining HSHS meetings: 7:00–8:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings, August 11, and 18. You can also signup to host (for 8/11) or let Joe you'll be coming via email (flcyouth.eburg@gmail.com) or on the FLC web site.

Sidewalk Prophets Concert in Kittitas: Tonight 6:30–8:30. New Life Assembly. Kittitas New Life Assembly in Kittitas is hosting an amazing concert: Sidewalk Prophets. If you're not planning on going to the High School Home Study, then check this out. Tickets are $15. You can purchase them in advance (recommended) by calling Homero Tamez (509) 607-0876 or New Life (509) 968-3847.

Mariners Trip: 7/24 9:00–7:00. Seattle. We have purchased 18 tickets for this trip, and we only have a couple remaining. $15 contribution per ticket (except drivers and chaperons). Row 182 (Bleachers) Row 1, Seats 1–18. Sign up is on a first-come-first-served basis on the gym door or the FLC web site. If you have signed up already, be sure to submit your $15 (checks can be made to FLC and should say, "Youth Mariners Trip" in the Memo line. If submitting cash, please put it in an envelope marked, "Youth Mariners Trip").

Youth-Parent Book Group: 7/28 6:30–8:00 We had a great first Book Group meeting, discussing C.S. Lewis's The Great Divorce. Our next one will take place on July 28 (location TBD). The Youth voted and selected William P. Young's book, The Shack, for our July 28 Book Group. Get your copy now (can be ordered through Jerroll's or other local book stores or Amazon; if you can't afford a copy and want to participate, let Joe know). The ISBN number is 0964729237. Also, until Tuesday, July 23, we're taking votes for the August book (that includes you, adults!). What should our last book of the summer be? The Hiding Place, Through Gates of Splendor, Blue Like Jazz, The Singer, War in Heaven, or one of your favorites? Please vote now.

Bible Memorization Challenge: Memorize ten Bible passages by Thursday, August 29, and the Youth program will buy you lunch at Bleachers on University Way, 12:00–1:30 on Thursday, August 29. Download a copy of the selected verses: (http://www.flc-eburg.org/ministry/youth-summer). You have all summer to memorize these ten and recite them. Start now! (so far, we have one person who has memorized and recited six....)

Email Updates: Would you like to receive FLC news, Youth updates, Prayer Requests, and/or Sunday School info through email? If so, then be sure to signup on the FLC Email Notification list. You can find a quick form on the FLC web site. Please signup now, and keep connected.