March 22, 2015

Post date: Mar 19, 2015 6:22:48 PM

Dude VanTassel fell and broke her hip, she had surgery on Wednesday and will be moved to rehab. If you would like to send her a card, please contact the office for her address.

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 6:45 we’ll engage in some Bible Study around tables. 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.

Maundy Thursday Passover Seder Meal, April 2nd at 6:00 p.m.

Our Worship Service on Holy Thursday this year will be a Passover Seder Meal. We will eat traditional Passover foods such as unleavened bread, lamb, and bitter herbs as we read about God delivering His people Israel from slavery in Egypt. The youth will be helping out by pouring the wine (grape juice) and washing hands. We will conclude the meal with the Lord’s Supper. Please see the sign up sheet in the Fellowship Hall and get your free tickets.

Please pick up the updated Phone Directory after Worship on the kids table.

Adult Sunday Class, starting March 15th 8:45a.m. in the Chapel. “Catching Fire: Becoming Flame– A Guide for Spiritual Transformation” by Albert Haase. We are doing a shortened version of this on Wednesday’s in Lent. On Sundays we’ll have time to watch the whole DVD presentation and read the book. Everyone is welcome.

No Sunday School next Sunday, March 29, for children and youth (adult class will meet). All kids, it’s Palm Sunday that day, so please meet right before the service in the fellowship hall for the “Procession of the Palms” during the opening hymn.

Attention Thrivent members: As of Jan. 12, 2015, you may have Choice Dollars from 2014 available to direct. These dollars will expire March 31, 2015. Don’t miss this opportunity to recommend where some of Thrivent’s charitable outreach funds go. Direct your Choice Dollars today! You can direct online at, or by phone at 800 847-4836 (say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted).

"Did you know . . . good nutrition is so important for good learning! Federal monies provide free breakfasts during the school year to kids whose families qualify. Federal funds pay for our FISH Food Bank's free lunches for 6 weeks in the summertime. Investing in kids is investing in our collective future!"

“Walk to Jerusalem” (UPDATED as of Saturday March 14th) We have completed week 7 on Saturday March 14th of 10 weeks and we are now 2,862 miles from First Lutheran in Ellensburg, WA, (640 miles east of New York City in the Atlantic Ocean). We now have more than 50 people who have joined us in our spiritual journey walking, jogging, cycling, and exercising to help us reach out goal of Jerusalem (6,875 miles) on Saturday April 4th. We need some help so it is not too late to invite others to joins us. Register at and report your miles weekly. If you don’t have email you can get your weekly devotion and turn in your miles from the church office. Grow in your faith journey this Lenten season.

“Spread the Word”(A different way to recycle your weekly bulletin) Rather than leaving your bulletin at church for recycling, why not put it to use? Take it with you. You can leave it in your car so on your next visit to the vet, the doctor, the car repair, or beauty shop you can leave it on the table with all the other reading material. The Spirit works in mysterious ways and your bulletin may just be the most important thing someone reads that week.

Please “Spread the Word” this week and every week as we grow God’s church and as we grow in our faith journey as good stewards. Do your part to help us grow God’s worshiping community at First Lutheran. Sponsored by the Stewardship Ministry.

Youth Activities

Happy Spring Break!

Tuesday, March 24 we will leave the church and head down to Get Air Trampoline Park. We have two hours of jump time, which will be a blast. Admission is covered and we will have water bottles for the ride home!

Next week:

Thursday, April 2 is the Seder Meal. We need volunteers to participate in this traditional dinner. See Amy, Ida, or Pastor Dennis!

Saturday, April 4 we are filling plastic eggs, decorating eggs, and prepping the napkins for Easter Breakfast. 10-2

Sunday, April 5 is EASTER! He has risen indeed! Sign up for your shift to serve pancakes at our annual major fundraising event.

Holy Week Schedule

March 29th Palm/Passion Sunday 10a.m. worship with Holy Communion

April 2nd, Maundy Thursday 6p.m. Passover Seder Meal followed by Lord’s Supper

April 3rd, Good Friday 7p.m. Service of Darkness

April 5th, Easter Sunday: The Resurrection of Jesus

Worship 8a.m. and 10a.m.

Breakfast 7:30-10 a.m.