May 19, 2013

Post date: May 16, 2013 4:4:24 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Dennis & Cathy Hickman in honor of son, Kyle’s 17th birthday.

Thanks again choir, Tor Blaisdell and Betty Kramlich for the wonderful year of praise to God!

Today, was the Last Day of Sunday School for children, youth, and adults. Classes will resume in September.

Bread for the World Offering of Letters – TODAY!

When we write on behalf of the poor and hungry, we are not “mixing politics and religion.” We are living and acting on our faith. Today we may extend our worship time by writing to our people in Congress and by petitioning the President, calling upon them to remember the poor, hungry and powerless as they balance the demands upon our national budget. These letters will be blessed in our sanctuary, then sent on their way.

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.)

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

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!

A Community Hymn Sing is scheduled for next Sunday afternoon (May 19) at the Ellensburg Adult Activity Center (506 S. Pine Street). It's an open event, giving opportunity for the singing of the great hymn and gospel song favorites. Time: 3.30 p.m. This will be the first of a series of such sings, quarterly. Future gatherings are being scheduled at Mt. View Park (August) and the Hal Holmes Center (November).

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!

Shane Claiborn Tonight 7p Central Lutheran, Yakima (16th and Yakima Ave.) Shane speaks about peacemaking, justice and Jesus. His books include Jesus for President, Red-letter Revolution, The Irresistible Revolution. Shane spoke to 30,000 young people at the ELCA National Youth Gathering last summer. His talk tonight is “Resurrecting Community.”