March 15, 2020

Post date: Mar 12, 2020 6:51:29 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Fred & Charlene Watterson in honor of their 60th Wedding Anniversary.

Pastor Dennis is out of the office Monday-Wednesday this week for a Dean’s Retreat in Idaho. The office will be open regular hours.

FISH Special Offering for February was $775.50 and 98 pounds of food.

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Youth and Outreach Ministry. 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, we’ll wrap it up by 7:30p Come as you are to these fun and informal evenings of good food, fellowship and worship. The following ministries are hosting soup suppers:

March 25: Property Management

April 1: Congregational Life

Clara Leighton, Rip Yost and Henry Ricketson completed communion classes with Pastor Dennis and are receiving their first communion today (or any time after today). Check out their first communion projects by the front door!

Henry and Wyatt Ricketson, sons of Derek & Erin Ricketson were baptized in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit earlier this morning, Sunday, March 15th. Their baptismal sponsors are John & Kathy Craig, grandparents. Welcome Henry and Wyatt!

FISH News They are greatly in need of spaghetti sauce, soup, canned fruit, canned chilli, and spaghetti-o’s. Coming soon a friendly competition here at First Lutheran.

The Vanco Give Plus app can be downloaded to your phone and you can make a contribution using your credit/debit card or savings/checking account any day or time. Once the app is installed search zip code 98926 and select First Lutheran Church. More info can be found on the board to the right of the doors going into the sanctuary. If you want to give to a fund that is not listed, let the church office know and it can be added.

Youth Director Search: Our FLC Youth Director position is open. 15 hours a week. If you are interested please contact the church office for a job description and application at 925-2844 or

A THRIVENT “CHOICE DOLLARS” reminder... Are you a Thrivent Financial member? If so, you may have Thrivent Choice Dollars available to help support First Lutheran Church. You have until March 31 to designate where these dollars are used or they go away. This money is NOT out of your account and comes directly from Thrivent but you have to designate where the funds are sent. You have to do this each and every year by March 31. Do not hesitate to put this on your “To-do List” this week! Call Thrivent Financial toll free at 1-800-847-4836 and let them know you want to assign your Thrivent Choice Dollars and they will assist you with this. (You can also direct online at, or by calling our local Thrivent representative in Yakima, Jay Kelley, at 509 494-3401.)

Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

March 15: 3-5 p.m. Faith, Food and Fun: Middle and senior high youth on March 15 at church from 3-5pm. Come for some friendly competition!