March 11, 2018

Post date: Mar 08, 2018 6:36:29 PM

Receiving their first communion today are: Austin Wickerath, Joey Rapose, Sylvia Gruber and Levi Winter. (Tia Chandler also completed the classes and will receive communion as soon as she is baptized.) Check out their first Communion projects in the entryway. Welcome to the table of the Lord!

A big Thank You for all the dinners, cards, calls, visits and prayers. We are a wonderful congregational family! Don & Donna Morris

Thank you to the ladies for such a nice luncheon following my mother’s memorial last Saturday. Also, thank you to all for the cards and prayers. Cookie Ringe and Family

Updated Phone Directories are available on the kids’ table in the fellowship hall. Please take one.

Pastor Dennis will be at a dean’s retreat near Leavenworth with the bishop Monday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon. In an emergency please contact the church office, 925-2844.

FLC is taking quite a bit of food to the Munch Madness/Food Bank! 1573 pounds so far. The workers at the Food Bank are very grateful for all the food being collected. There are still 2 more weigh-ins, so we cannot stop now. Next Friday (March 9th) is the third weigh-in. The truck is loaded and then taken to the FISH FOOD BANK where the contents are weighed. We've brought more food than the other participants we've been paired with 2 weeks in a row. Bring food Monday thru Thursday in the morning or about 3:00 on Friday or Wed. night at the soup supper. Let's see if we can make over a ton!!

Thank you to the Boss Family and the Cutlips for loading and hauling food to FISH Food Bank for the Friday weigh-ins. And thank you to all of you for your generous contributions to “Munch Madness.”

Central Lutheran invites you to join them at: “Lutherans on Ice” Sunday, March 25th 12:30-2:30 p.m. Free to all! 1700 E. Beech St. in Yakima.

Lutherhaven registration forms for summer camp are also available on the kids’ table. Please pick up a form! (You can request a “Campership” of $100 to help defray the cost of a week at camp, call Carla in the church office for more information.) Camp Lutherhaven is located on beautiful Lake Coeur d’ Alene. Registration for weekly camps is now open for summer 2018 for children 3rd grade through high school.

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Education and Youth Ministries. Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for a delicious meal. At 6:50p we will move into the sanctuary for Holden Evening Prayer, scripture and a brief message, and a little review of Luther’s small catechism. We’ll wrap it up by 7:30p Come as you are to these fun and informal evenings of good food, fellowship, scripture and worship. The following ministries are hosting soup suppers:

Property Management and Stewardship—March 21

Sunday Adult Class has started a new book: “The Forgotten Luther: Reclaiming the Social– Economic Dimension of the Reformation.” Come join us in the Chapel at 8:45am on Sundays.

The Eastern Washington/Idaho Women of the ELCA is holding their SPRING RETREAT here at FLC on April 7, 2018 from 9am to 4pm:

All women of First Lutheran are invited to attend, so come for a great day of learning and sharing together along with other women from our synod. The theme for the retreat is “Remember Me,” with our topic focus on domestic violence. Theme verse is Proverbs 31:25. The Rev. Ginny Johnson from Moses Lake will lead us through the day with information, Bible study, sharing, and worship. (See Pastor Ginny’s bio on the bulletin board in the fellowship hall.)

We will begin and close our day with a hands-on project to be donated to ASPEN (women’s shelter) in Ellensburg. If you would like to bring a monetary gift for Aspen, please do, or you may bring items to donate such as: hygiene products, cosmetics, towels, washcloths, bedding, afghans, or slippers with the size marked.

The church will be opened at 8:15 with coffee and rolls. Program starts at 9:00.

You may register by mail (see info on the next page), and the registration is $10.00. Hope to see you there!

Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

Wednesday: Bring in the SOUP! -and BREAD! We have five people signed up for soup, only one more is needed, so if anyone else can bring soup, please sign up on the bulletin board! Meet in the kitchen at 5 pm with your hot diggity soup and/or bread!

Friday: Happy St. Paddy's Day!

Saturday, March 24 - trip to Get Air! Trampoline Park! Leave the church at 1 p.m. - you must sign up on the board! Bring $3 for jump socks and extra cash for the AM/PM. Water bottles provided!

Saturday, March 31 - Easter Breakfast Prep! Dye Easter Eggs, Fill plastic ones, etc!! Fun for everyone!