May 1, 2016

Post date: Apr 28, 2016 7:27:5 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Lisa Saucier.

TODAY! Forty Years at FLC! May 1, 2016 Did you know that our organist, Betty Kramlich, has been providing beautiful music for our worship services and events . . . since 1976? Please join us after worship TODAY, as we honor her 40 years of service as organist at First Lutheran! All are invited to attend the celebration and lunch will be provided. Hope to see you there!

On Sunday May 1st at 4:00 pm, Grace Episcopal Church invites the community to a free organ concert, celebrating 42 years of Grace’s Brombaugh Organ; Performances by Rhoda Barber, Aaron Hirsch, Betty Kramlich, Christian Schneider, and Colin Stave.

National Day of Prayer this Thursday, May 5th noon at Rotary Pavilion. Pastor Dennis and others will be leading some prayers. EHS Choir will sing the National Anthem and perhaps America the Beautiful. Mayor Rich Elliot will proclaim it a Day of Prayer in Ellensburg and CWU Air Force ROTC will present the colors. All are welcome to pray for our city, county, state and nation.

Tastes to Treasure, a benefit for FISH. Saturday, May 7th 5:30-8p.m. at the SURC Ballroom. Reserve your seats for individual $20, table for 8 $120. For more information contact or call 925-5990.

Constitution Update: We have already received our revised constitution back from the Synod and with a few very minor changes it looks good. The next step is to have a congregational meeting to approve it. We don’t want to rush anyone on this (there’s no hurry), so please look it over during May and the summer. It’s on our website or paper copies are available in the office. The Council proposes a discussion meeting on Sunday, September 25th with perhaps a vote on Sunday, October 9th. Thanks again to Neil Caulkins, Mike Krekling, Sheila Johnson and David Lygre for their work on the constitution and by-laws.

FISH FOOD BANK NEEDS: They are in dire need of canned goods! Tuna, canned meat, canned fruit, canned peas, and in particular canned corn are in demand.

FISH Food Bank - Volunteers Needed! Weekly, monthly or quarterly...Saturday Volunteers to receive donations and manage Bread Room each Saturday, 10:30 am - 1:00 pm; once a month or once a quarter, share the day with a friend or take turns! Warehouse Volunteers to stock shelves, sort produce and help load boxes Distribution assistants to register and assist guests who come to FISH. 2-3 hours shifts, weekday hours vary Call Joy at FISH, 925-5990 for details.

Fellowship After Worship: Coffee fellowship after worship each Sunday provides a time to enjoy refreshments, visit with one another, and welcome newcomers. Many people generously provide time and goodies to make this a warm and welcoming experience. If you can help by providing food and/or by cleaning up, please sign up on the poster located on the kitchen door. There are lots of ideas of what to bring and a list of Sundays with open slots available. Thank you for participating.

Youth Activities

Happy May!

Saturday, May 7 – FLC Moonlight Swim at Memorial Pool! Ages 13 and up from 9 p.m. to 10 p.m. $2.85 for ages up to 18, $5.70 18 years old and up.

Sunday, May 8 – Mother’s Day! Give your mom that hug she deserves (and a little bit of chocolate too)!

Friday, May 13 – Parents night out! Looking for all cooks, puzzle specialists, lego constructors, game players, sports professionals, and craft masters! We are hosting a parent’s night out to give our congregation’s little kiddos a break! Please sign up for a shift and come prepared to have fun.

Seniors – Senior recognition day is May 22. Please get your senior photo into me ASAP. I will make copies for those who don’t have extras to spare.

Senior recognition Sunday, May 22nd. This is all about you, and the congregation celebrating your success!

Family News:

Wednesday, May 11 - Family Fun Night! This is the last one until Fall!

4:30-5:30 elementary school – aged kids

5:30 Family Singalong

5:45 to 6:30 Dinner

6:30 to 7:30 middle school on up

Parents and Grandparents: We need your kids! Take a night off on us Friday, April 13. 6-9p