June 17, 2012

Post date: Jun 14, 2012 3:54:18 PM

Happy Father's Day!

Vacation Bible School begins 1 week from today! If you haven’t registered yet, please see the registration table in the fellowship hall and sign up. We meet four consecutive evenings at the church and the last night, we meet at the park for a potluck supper (see next announcement). Thank you to all who said yes to helping out next week!

Potluck Supper: Everyone is invited to attend the Potluck Supper on Thursday, June 28, the last night of Vacation Bible School at the West Ellensburg Park covered area. You don’t have to be involved with VBS to attend. We’ll start about 6:00 p.m.—bring a dish to share and enjoy good food and fellowship and watch the kids play! It’s always an enjoyable evening. Please join us (and say a prayer for good weather)!

Service in the Street with First Christian is set for Sunday, July 15th at 10a.m. on 6th Ave., (providing the city approves our street closure application.) Connections will lead the music. Pastor Don Green and myself will both preach (short) sermons. We will have Holy Communion. First Lutheran will provide wine and bread. First Christian will provide grape juice and bread. It is First Lutheran’s turn to provide refreshments. I urge us to serve this outside rather than in our fellowship hall. We have light weight tables which are easy to transport. I will need help setting up chairs in the street that morning. Pastor Dennis

Matthew Erickson, Pat Erickson’s grandson, will be ordained here on Saturday, August 11th. Bishop Martin Wells will be here along with other Pastors and friends of Matthew. I’ll be here. The congregation is cordially invited. The worship service (holy communion) will be late morning or early afternoon. Matthew’s family will take care of the food. Matthew has been called to serve as pastor of Calvary Lutheran in Post Falls, Idaho.

FISH Summer Lunch Program: Some of you may have taken part in the FISH Summer Lunch Program last year. If you did, then you had an amazing week (or day) of playing games with and serving our community’s kids. The FISH Summer Lunch Program is geared at distributing quality food to many kids who may not otherwise eat well through the summer months. If you (any one from First Lutheran) can be a part of helping this summer, please let Joe know or sign up on the gym door.

We will be taking the week of June 25–29 at Kiwanis Park (11:30–1:30) — though we may split up responsibilities with Chestnut Street Baptist, who is covering the same time at Mountain View Park.

We’ll play frisbee or kickball or just visiting with kids in the community, and helping to serve a FISH-prepared meal. This is an amazing opportunity for churches in our community to share the love of Christ in a personal and tangible way. This year, we’re hoping to get more Youth involved, so watch for more information and get signed up—even if you only have one afternoon available.

Movie and Ice Cream Night: On Friday, June 22, Joe and Melissa Johnson will host a movie and ice cream night at their house. All Youth are welcome (including our “graduating” fifth graders). We’ll cram into the living room, watch a movie on the projector, and devour ice cream. The Johnsons live at 416 W 9th Ave in Ellensburg (a green two-story house on the corner of 9th and Okanogan, behind the “new” Motel 6). 6:30–9:00 p.m.

Girls’ Bible Study: This summer, Amanda is hosting a bi-weekly, evening bible study for Youth girls at her apartment. The first study was yesterday, June 16, 6:30–8:00. It’s not too late to join. Five meetings remain: every-other Saturday (June 30, July 14, 28, August 11, 25). This is open to all Youth girls (including our newest Youth, those students now completing fifth grade). For more information, please check with Joe or Amanda.

Facebook and Event Updates: Although the Youth Department sends out e-mails from time-to-time, our usual way of communicating is with the Facebook page. Remember that you don’t necessarily need to be on Facebook to use that page. Just go to our address — www.facebook.com/flcyouth — and keep updated on the latest news and events. And, if you “Like” us, you can receive automatic updates and join events.

Summer Youth Schedule: Just because school ends, doesn’t mean his people stop meeting together, worshiping him in fellowship, discipleship, and service. Youth and volunteers are needed throughout the summer to continue the work (and play) God has for us. Please pick up a copy of the summer schedule from the “kid’s table” outside the church office.

Youth Updates: Do you want Youth updates through e-mail? If so, please e-mail Joe at flcyouth.eburg@gmail.com to be included on our news and events e-mail list. You can also watch the bulletin, the FLC web site, the Youth Facebook page, and the FLARE for more information.