July 7, 2013

Post date: Jul 03, 2013 4:32:4 PM

Thank you to Judy Ragland for playing today the organ.

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? A sign-up sheet is on the easel in the fellowship hall to mow the church lawn this summer. The church has all the equipment needed. The grass clippings can go in the dumpster. There are lots of open weeks between now and September. 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.

Thank you to all who provided refreshments for fellowship time after Sunday worship during the month of June: Members of Outreach Ministry, Delores Vietzke, Bea Fairburn, Jan Riggs, Dzintra Rieksts, Danielle Koss, Rita Sparks, Helen Waddle, and Bev Gruber. Still some openings in July and all of August. Directions and the sign-up sheets for each Sunday are on the kitchen door. Thank you!

Blood Drive: The Red Cross is having another Blood Drive at First Lutheran Church on Monday, July 15 from 1:00 p.m.—6:00 p.m. If you are able to donate, please do! (Identification is required to donate.) For more information contact the Red Cross at 800 733-2767.

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: Boulder Cave Hike, Mariners game, FISH Summer Lunch Program, Winegar's Wednesdays, and Moses Lake Waterpark trip. For more information, see the site or contact Joe Johnson at flcyouth.eburg@gmail.com.

High School Home Study: 7/7 7:00–8:00 We've already had two fantastic studies in Paul's first letter to the Corinthians. We'll have our next study tonight, July 7, at 7:00–8:00 p.m. at Jim and Sue Ayers' house (101 E 9th Ave) 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. Upcoming HSHS meetings: 7:00–8:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings, July 21, 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.

Boulder Cave Hike: 7/9 9:30–4:00. Past Naches. If you've never spent a hot July day keeping cool in a giant bat cave, you must take this trip. Boulder Cave is a great hike and picnic spot just past Naches. We'll need a few drivers and plenty of Youth. It's a short 1 mile hike to the cave. Bring lunch, water, and flashlights.

Summer Lunch Program: 11:00–1:00 Kiwanis/Mt. View Park, Monday 7-15 to Friday 7-19. Once again, FLC will join forces with FISH and Chestnut Street Baptist to serve community children. The Summer Lunch Program offers nutritious and tasty meals to local residents in the city parks. We need people to help distribute food and lead games. Please consider being a part of this amazing ministry. Even if you can't help all week, come for a day.

Mariners Trip: 7/24 9:00–7:00. Seattle. We have purchased 18 tickets for this trip, and they're going fast. $15 contribution per ticket (except drivers and chaperones). 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.

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.

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. Watch for an update on the book.

All the ministries are meeting (briefly) next Sunday, July 14th after worship. Worship and Music, Stewardship, Education, Outreach, Youth, Congregational Life, and Property Management. Come join in if you are interested in any of these ways of serving God, our church and community.