March 13, 2016

Post date: Mar 10, 2016 5:30:27 PM

Today we celebrate Janice Johnson’s, 90th birthday. Her daughters and family would like to invite you to join them for cake in the Fellowship Hall after Worship today. Happy Birthday, Janice.

Receiving their first communion today are: Kassidy Bremner, Dani Lindenfelser, Sidalee and Gracie Boast. Welcome to the table of the Lord! Check out their first communion projects in the Fellowship Hall.

Choir practice on Maundy Thursday, at 5:30p.

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Outreach. Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for a delicious meal. At 6:40 we’ll watch Albert Haase’s “Keeping the Fire Alive”. Then at 7:10 pm we’ll move into the sanctuary for a 20 minute Holden Evening Prayer service. Come as you are to these fun and informal evenings of good food, fellowship, Bible study and worship.

Please, pickup your updated Church Phone Directory on the kids table.

A Lenten Mission: First Lutheran is hoping to send several “Personal Care Kits” through Lutheran World Relief to those who are fleeing their homeland with very few personal belongings. Your gifts will make their way into the hands of Syrian refugees applying for asylum in Serbia. These kits provide refugees with items that are greatly needed but are unable to be purchased due to their cost. Please see the display table in the fellowship hall with a list of needed items to complete the kits. You may purchase a few or all of the items needed and we will be collecting them through Lent. Please put items in the box under the table. For more information go to:

Munch Madness: In support of the local FISH Food Bank, FLC is participating in the annual Ellensburg Morning Rotary Munch Madness competition. The goal is to engage the Ellensburg area business and organizations in a friendly competition against each other to raise food for F.I.S.H. Food Bank. The Munch Madness competition will be structured similar to the NCAA “March Madness” college basketball tournament. Business and organizations participating will be placed in tournament style brackets as a team, and on a weekly basis from the dates of February 22 to March 18 teams will collect food. On Fridays during these dates, teams will bring their collected food to the Food Bank from the hours of 3-5p for weigh in. Results will be published in the Daily Record and posted on the Ellensburg Morning Rotary Much Madness Facebook page.

Lutherhaven Ministries: Hike, swim, crafts, sing, challenge course, archery, explore, canoe, campout, Bible encounters, new friends, campfires… sounds great, doesn’t it? For 70 years tens of thousands of campers have attended Lutherhaven on beautiful Lake Coeur d’ Alene. Weekly camps this summer are offered starting June 19 for grades 3-12 (five nights) and grades 1-2 (two nights). Pick up a brochure on the kids’ table in the fellowship hall, find your camp program and register online. Lutherhaven offers reduced pricing (see the brochure) and First Lutheran offers “Camperships” to each camper to help defray the cost. In addition, Lutherhaven offers an early registration discount of $20 if paid by April 1. For more info about FLC Camperships, please contact Carla Bergman.

Holy Week Begins on Sunday, March 20th

March 20: Palm/Passion Sunday, Palm branches, dramatic reading of the passion of our Lord Jesus according to Luke, and Worship 10 am

(No soup supper or worship on Wed March 23)

March 24: Maundy Thursday, Service of Scripture & Song with Holy Communion 7 pm

March 25: Good Friday worship, Service of Darkness 7 pm

March 27: Easter Sunday—The Resurrection of our Lord Jesus Worship 8 & 10 am, and breakfast 7:30-10 am

Youth Activities

Wednesday: No Soup for Youth Hunger Banquet! Come to the adult Sunday School Room at 6 p.m. –Come hungry!!

Thursday: St. Paddy’s Day! “Rath De ort” (rah jay urt) -“the Grace of God be with you”

Next week: Spring Break and Holy Week

March 26 – prep eggs by filling the plastic ones with candy and coloring the hard boiled ones!

March 27 – EASTER SUNDAY – bring on the pancake breakfast! Sign up for a shift and some food to bring.