March 26, 2017

Post date: Mar 23, 2017 4:17:40 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Ida Malde in memory of her mother, Anna Mitchell.

Nursery Help Needed: High School Students, do you need community service hours? Sign up to help in the nursery, and we will sign off on your hours.

See the sign up next to the youth bulletin board in the fellowship hall and choose a Sunday. Thank you!

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Education and Youth Ministries. Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for a delicious meal at 6:40. Since 2017 is “Reformation 500” year we will do some review of Luther’s teachings on the 10 Commandments, Baptism, Lord’s Supper, Apostles’ Creed, and Lord’s Prayer in his small catechism. 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. The following ministries are hosting soup suppers:

Outreach—April 5th

Reformation 500 Bookstore!

Each Sunday until April 2

The 500th anniversary of the Reformation is fast approaching! Do you want to learn more about Martin Luther, his writings, and their impact on Christianity? Do you want to reflect on the ongoing impact of the Reformation today? Stop by our “Reformation 500 Bookstore” after worship today and next Sunday to shop for engaging books on the Reformation for readers of all ages and interests. If you wish to order, simply follow the directions located on the display table by the order form. Payment is due by Sunday, April 2. Save 50% on all books and receive free shipping on all titles!

The Bookstore is sponsored by Augsburg Fortress, the publishing ministry of the ELCA. Choose from 17 books on the display table which will include bestselling biographies like Luther the Reformer as well as an atlas of the European Reformations, a novel for young readers, and other engaging and affordable resources about Luther and the Lutheran faith.

When: Today, March 26, and April 2 (and during the Soup and Bread Suppers on Wednesday evenings)

Where: In the Fellowship Hall—look for the display table

All Thrivent Members

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you! Many of you have made the election to direct your "Choice Dollars" to either First Lutheran or another qualified charity (501c3) since my last announcement in February.

At the end of January, only 2 of the 34 benefit members assigned to First Lutheran contacted Thrivent and had them direct those funds. First Lutheran was the recipient of just $52. I am very pleased to report that as of my conversation with Thrivent this week, now 24 people of the 34 have contacted Thrivent and the total of more than $900 has been directed to qualifying (501c3) organizations.

If you are one of the 10 remaining members who have not yet contacted Thrivent to direct your Choice Dollars you have until March 31st to do so or this money will go away. If you have any questions about how to do this please either contact your congregational advocate Mike Krekling; or via cell 678-493-7300 or Thrivent Financial Associate, Jay Kelly or 509-494-3401 before Friday March 31st.

Youth Activities

Wednesday, March 29 - soups on! Bring your soup, bring your bread! We are serving soup for Lenten dinner. Bring your fine dish to the kitchen by 530 so we can serve at 6! Yum!

Saturday, April 1 - FLC Youth Swim. No April Fools pranks! Meet at Memorial Pool !

7:30 p.m.-9 p.m. all ages

9:30 p.m.-10 p.m. ages 13 and up only

Admission: ages 0-17 $3.00, ages 18 and up $6.00

Bring your towel!

Easter Breakfast Fundraiser! Check the board and sign up for fruit, sweet rolls, or egg-casserole (recipe on the board).

Easter set up: April 15 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Easter Breakfast: April 16 7:30 a.m. to 10 a.m.