March 24, 2019

Post date: Mar 21, 2019 4:35:7 PM

Flowers for today are in memory of Wayne & Lorena Martin.

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Stewardship and Property Management 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, 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:

Outreach – April 3; Education and Youth—April 10

MEN’S LUNCH change of schedule! Men’s lunch will not meet this Tuesday. Upcoming dates are April 2, 16 and 30. The Palace Café at 11:45a.m.

CHANGE THE DATE! Celebrate the Morris’ Sunday, April 28th Please come and join us after worship on April 28th with cake and coffee to celebrate Don & Donna Morris. Wish them well on their upcoming move to Arizona.

New Phone Directories are available on the Kids Table in the Fellowship Hall.

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.)

Weekend Nutrition—We are in need of food for weekend nutrition bags for 20 children at Lincoln Elementary and Damman School. Please bring your donations and place them in the box under the coat rack near the sanctuary doors. Examples include: Chef Boyardee cups, mac ‘n’ cheese cups, fruit or pudding cups, small crackers and cheese packs, basically anything that is easy for kids to open to eat for lunch or dinner. Bags are assembled here every Thursday for delivery to Lincoln. If you would like to donate money, we will buy the food—please write out your check to FLC and put “Weekend Nutrition” on the memo line. Thank you for your support!

Kairos Outside (which helps women, who have a loved one that is or was incarcerated)will be using our facilities on April 13th for a training and April 26-28 for a weekend retreat. They are a weekend retreat intended to help strength the family unit and encourage small support groups. Kairos of Eastern WA holds one weekend a year to provide a secure place for women to share their struggles. Not everyone feels called to this type of ministry or can make the time commitment that is needed to form a team. The women that attend (the guests) do not pay anything. Team members are working throughout the year to raise funds to cover the expense of a three day weekend for up to 80 people. If you would like to help volunteer your time or for more information, please contact Michele Brown at 407-443-0682 or

Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Wednesday, March 27 Youth Lenten Devotional and Fellowship Meet in the adult Sunday School Room at 6:30 pm. After-soup-snacks will be served.

Friday, March 29 High School Hang Out! 6 - 8 pm Meet in the Fellowship Hall for some serious senior down time!

Thank you to everyone who bought an Irish Soda Bread loaf! We made over $100, which will pay for lunch on a really fun trip to Leavenworth and Wenatchee!

Thank you to those who supported the EHS Senior Class (and Easter Sunday) by ordering a Butterbraid bread loaf! The bread will be in April 11.

A big hug and thank you to Deb Butler who never fails to text the best three words: "Count me in" or "on my way"!

Seniors: You're looking great - at least I think you are! Please send in a copy of your senior photo ASAP. The graduate board goes up in a week!