March 9, 2014

Post date: Mar 06, 2014 5:22:8 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Fred & Charlene Watterson in honor of their anniversary and birthdays.

Receiving their first communion today are: Kassidy Winter, Theo Dittmer and Lydia Blaisdell. Welcome to the Lord’s Supper! Check out their first communion projects on the table in the entryway.

Ministry Meetings TODAY, after worship in the fellowship hall.

Pastor Dave Ellingson, former Campus Ministry Pastor at FLC, is doing a presentation at Hal Holmes TODAY at 4:00pm on his 2,300 mile kayak adventure down the Mississippi River in the summer of 2012. The presentation will include pictures and stories of the trip. He hopes lots of friends from First Lutheran and the community can come! Dave is currently a professor at Trinity Lutheran College in Everett.

The Wednesday Soup and Bread Supper will be hosted this week by members of the Worship and Music. Please join us at 6:00 p.m. for a delicious meal. At 6:45 we’ll engage in some Bible Study around tables. With some help from John Hiigel’s “Partnering with the King” we’ll read and discuss some passages in the Gospel of Matthew. 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:

Congregational Life—March 19th

Stewardship & Property Management—March 26th

Youth & Education—April 2nd

Outreach—April 9th

Eligible members of Thrivent Financial who have been designated Choice Dollars: If you haven’t already done so, be sure to direct your designated 2013 Thrivent Choice Dollars by March 31, 2014. After that date, any undirected Choice Dollars® will expire. Go to or call 800-THRIVENT(800-847-4836) and state “Thrivent Choice®” and someone from the member connection center will help you. If you have any questions see Dewain Lien, Mike Krekling, or James Stolte.

Youth Fun Nights: the Second Tuesday of the month. Games, songs, Bible stories, prayers and dinner. This event will be Tuesday, March 11th.

The schedule will be:

4:30-5:30 ~ Elementary kids

5:30-5:45 ~ Music for all ages

5:45-6:15 ~ Dinner (for all—parents, too)

6:15-7:30 ~ Middle/high school youth

If you would like to help with these evenings, see Pastor Dennis. We plan on doing this every second Tuesday of the month, October through May.

FISH food bank has posted a full-time job (40 hours a week) as Office Manager. Cover letter, resume and three letters of reference should be sent to PO Box 85, Ellensburg. For more information, call 925-5990 or talk with Jean Cutlip.

Friday, March 14 - 7:00 p.m. at Gallery One. A Sparrow choir concert. $10 suggested donation to support children with medical needs.

Munch Madness: In an effort to support our local food bank we are holding our first annual Ellensburg Morning Rotary Munch Madness competition. The goal is to engage the Ellensburg area business and organizations in a friendly competition against each other to raise food for F.I.S.H. Food Bank. The Munch Madness competition will be structured similar to the NCAA “March Madness” college basketball tournament. Business and organizations participating will be placed in tournament style brackets as a team, and on a weekly basis from the dates of March 3rd-April 4th teams will collect food. On Fridays during these dates, teams will bring their collected food to the Food Bank from the hours of 3-5p for weigh in. Results will be published in the Daily Record.

Thank you to Tor Blaisdell and Betty Kramlich for leading our hymn-na-gras last Sunday evening, March 2nd. And thanks to everyone who brought jambalaya, salads and desserts.

Thank you to everyone for the prayers, cards, food and visits during my recent carpal tunnel surgery and recovery. Sheila Johnson

NEW Directories are available on the kids table, please feel free to grab a new one.