May 12, 2013

Post date: May 09, 2013 3:48:47 PM

Happy Mother’s Day!

Flowers for today are provided by Glenn & Karen McLean in honor of their anniversary and for all Mothers in honor of Mother’s Day.

Choir Potluck: Thursday, May 16th at Kramlich’s 6p.m.

The last Lutherhaven Night is in 2 daysTuesday, May 14th. Come have fun with counselors Lauren Bender and Eric Czrr. Kindergarten-5th grade 4:30-5:45. Everyone (including parents) is invited for dinner at 5:45. Middle School and High School meet from 6:15-7:40. Singing, praying, crazy games-you know it’s fun: text your friends.

The Last Day of Sunday School for children, youth, and adults is next Sunday, May 19. Classes will resume in September.

Thank you, to everyone who helped cook and serve dinner at our FISH, Food Bank on Saturday, May 11th.

"A Place at the Table," Bread for the World's 2013 Offering of Letters, aims to realize a world in which all of God's children are fed. The goal is to create political will by writing our policy makers, urging them to create pathways out of hunger and poverty. Join us Next Sunday, May 19th after church as we turn our faith into action by writing letters to

our members of Congress and signing a petition to the president.

Outreach Ministry

Confirmation Classes are over for this year but Middle Schoolers are cordially invited to join the High Schoolers with Jonathon Motteler on Wednesdays from 6:30-7:30p (Confirmation students, please continue to turn your homework and worship notes into Pastor Dennis.)

To all Thrivent members:

Many of you have taken part in Thrivent Choice, the program that lets members recommend where some of Thrivent’s charitable outreach funds should go. All qualifying members can direct Thrivent’s Choice Dollars to an organization of their choosing.

Several of us directed funds to First Lutheran Church when Doyle Melius, our representative, was here a few years ago. Since that time it has been done automatically.

Now, to direct Thrivent Choice Dollars, Thrivent is requiring members to once again sign up and designate an organization of their choosing.

If you would like to have Thrivent Choice Dollars be directed to First Lutheran Church, you may do so two ways:

1) If you have a User ID and Password set up, log on to, or 2) Simply call 800-THRIVENT (800-847-4836) and a representative will help you. It will only take a few minutes. Say “Thrivent Choice” when prompted. It helps to have your Thrivent I.D. number ready. Thank you!

Needed: People to bring cookies or other refreshments for fellowship time after the Sunday service. There are sign-up sheets and more information on the kitchen door. There are lots of open Sundays in May and June. Thank you for your service!

Lutherhaven Summer Camp. Time to sign up for a great week on Lake Coeur D’Alene. First Lutheran is giving a $150 Campership to any child connected to our church who wants to go. Registration forms are on the Kids Table or you can go online to

Shane Claiborne: “Resurrecting Community”

Shane Claiborne serves in inner city Philadelphia and international war zones seeking creative, non-violent ways to show God’s love for all people. Shane speaks about peacemaking, justice, and Jesus around the world, and has written numerous books: The Irresistible Revolution, Jesus for President, Red Letter Revolution, and more. Shane also spoke to 30,000 young Christians at the ELCA Youth Gathering last summer in New Orleans.

Free and Open to the Public.

· Saturday, May 18,a 1:00-3:30 p.m. Community Workshop about the idea of creating, resurrecting, and sustaining community and will be primarily targeted at pastors and lay leadership in the church, but all are welcome to attend.

· Saturday, May 18, 7:00 p.m. Prayer service led by staff and musicians from Holden Village.

· Sunday, May 19, 7:00 p.m. Inspirational talk by Shane, followed by a question and answer session, and a reception.

Central Lutheran Church, Corner of 16th and Yakima Ave. 575-6490