June 23, 2019

Post date: Jun 20, 2019 4:19:8 PM

Vacation Bible School…starts tonight! Sunday, June 23 through Thursday, June 27 we meet each evening from 6:00—8:15p.m. We’ll start with dinner at 6:00p.m. followed by stories, crafts, games, and singing. Registration forms and a parent letter can be found in the fellowship hall. Do you like to bake cookies? We still have some openings on our sign-up board. Children entering Kindergarten to 6th grade are invited! Kids..bring a friend!

If you are interested in performing special music for a worship service this summer please contact the church office or Betty Kramlich. If you would like Betty to accompany you please contact her.

First Lutheran Giving Tree The First Lutheran Family is a very generous and giving family. Our Church needs your help in receiving some of this generosity. Our budget is struggling and we are asking for your help beyond your regular financial giving. We come to church and expect there to be heat, paper towels, crayons and garbage bags to name a few of the many items used to keep the church operating. Here’s how you can help: Located in the fellowship hall is our new Giving Tree. It is full of fruit and flower post-its with items our church uses.

Pick a fruit or flower from the tree and give back to the church that gives so much for others. You can purchase the actual item or give money with the post-it attached for the church staff to purchase.

Your Friends on the Stewardship Committee

You can now give a financial contribution by using the Vanco Give Plus app on your phone using your credit/debit card or savings/checking account. Like any credit card use, there is a processing fee charged to the merchant/church. There is an option you can check to pay a percentage to help cover that cost if you desire. You will be given credit for the full amount you give. You also have the option to select different funds to contribute to. If a fund you want to contribute to is not listed, let the church office or James Stolte know and it can be added. If you would like more information see James Stolte.

Potluck Dinner this Thursday Night, June 27, in the fellowship hall. Come join us as we celebrate the last night of Vacation Bible School! All in the congregation are invited to attend, bring a dish to share and we’ll start eating at 6:00p.m.

FISH Adopt a Shelf ….Protein…. This summer, through August, First Lutheran is adopting a shelf at FISH Food Bank. This shelf holds all kinds of protein, think meat and canned meals, such as beef stew, chili, chili mac, ravioli, corned beef hash and chicken & dumplings. (No tuna fish.) Generic is fine, and bringing one or two kinds will also work. This shelf holds a lot of variety! Please just bring them to church with you and fill our food bank box. We would like to provide 50 cans a week.

Thank you to First Lutheran for hosting a blood drive on June 10. The efforts of First Lutheran Church have always been greatly appreciated and your support of the community blood program will go a long way toward replenishing blood supplies and ultimately saving lives. JayAnn Merkle, American Red Cross (Our next blood drive at FLC is planned for Monday, Sept. 23.)

Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

VBS tonight!! Thank you to everyone who is helping! ROAR!!

July 14 - Head to Irene Rinehart park after church. Bring your lunch, water, towel, sunscreen, etc. I will be bringing the "party floatie"!

July 24 – Valley Riders Saddle Club night show 5:30 pm (all youth!). I will need 3 adult chaperones and drivers.

July 28 – Dinner and a Movie (all youth!) Church at 6 p.m.