March 22, 2020

Post date: Mar 18, 2020 5:56:54 PM

To promote health safety for all of us, our normal First Lutheran Church services for the remainder of March have been canceled. A small group of worshipers (We are NOT open to the public) will continue to create radio services for broadcast on KXLE-AM radio. To participate, just tune in to KXLE at 1240 AM at 10:00 a.m on March 22 and 29. A decision about services in April will be made later in March. We understand that this could continue for some time, we are being hopeful and only going a couple of weeks at a time. Please contact the church office at 925-2844 if you have any questions.

Flowers for today are provided by Al & Estelle Johnson in memory of their daughter, Cheryl Barnhart.

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.

Heads Up: We are still doing Weekend Nutrition Program. If you would like to donate food items, please call the church office to drop off, 925-2844. If donating money works better for you, you can mail in a check, use our Vanco Give Plus app or donate through your bank. Thank you!

Examples of items needed are, that are shelf stable:

Easy Macs

Juice boxes

Protein bars/Granola or fruit Bars

Applesauce or Fruit Cups

Fruit Snacks

Jello/Pudding Cups

Packages of Hot Chocolate/Apple Cider

Packages of Crackers & Cheese or Peanut Butter

Individual Cereal Servings

Top Ramen/ Cup of Noodles

Instant Oatmeal

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.)