May 26, 2013

Post date: May 23, 2013 4:41:31 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Don & Donna Morris.

Thanks to Tim Roth for playing today. Yup, Betty and Ralph are off fishing.

Next Sunday, June 2nd, we will be blessing our High School graduates and gifting them with quilts. After worship have a piece of cake with Ethan Johnson, Engaisi Peter, Sam Young, Carly Quirk, Megan Burfeind and Robert Barnhart.

Vacation Bible School this year will be Sunday, June 23-Thursday, June 27th 6-8:15p. Please mark your calendars and invite your friends.

Email Updates: Would you like to receive FLC news, Youth updates, Prayer Requests, and/or Sunday School info through email? If so, then be sure to signup on the FLC Email Notification list. You can find a quick form on the FLC web site. Please signup now, and keep connected.

Summer Youth Program: The Youth Summer Schedule is now sketched out and available at FLC's web site ( Here's a partial list of what you'll find: Boulder Cave Hike, Mariner's game, FISH Summer Lunch Program, Winegar's Wednesdays, and Moses Lake Waterpark trip. For more information, please contact Joe Johnson at

High School Home Study: We're spending some time in our Bibles...and FLC homes. All upcoming, current, and recently graduated high school students are invited to an hour in Bible study. And, we're asking Youth parents to host. If you're a HS Youth, bring your Bible. If you're a HS Youth parent, consider hosting. If you can host, please visit the "Youth Summer Schedule 2013" page on the FLC web site to signup. HSHS takes place from 7:00–8:00 p.m. on Sunday evenings, June 9, 16, July 7, 21, August 11, and 18. You can also signup to host or let Joe know you'll be coming via email:

Youth-Parent Book Group: Another opportunity to get Youth in FLC homes—and read great Christian books. We'll select three books for the summer and spend 90 minutes talking about them. All Youth and parents are welcome to participate (and if you're neither Youth nor parent, we won't kick you out). If you can host, we need homes: Sunday evenings, 6:30–8:00, June 30, July 28, and August 25). Our first book is the short, entertaining, and thought-provoking C.S. Lewis classic, The Great Divorce (a very interesting look at Heaven and Hell). Group members will nominate and select the two other summer books during our June 30 meeting.

Youth End of Year Bar-B-Q: Irene Rinehart Park, June 20, 6:00–8:00 p.m. We'll fire up the grill at Carey Lake for our annual BBQ. This is our chance to welcome new Youth and say goodbye to those graduating and moving on. Pray that it won't rain on us. "Youth" includes incoming sixth-graders, outgoing seniors, and everyone between (and we won't kick adults out).

The Ellensburg Sparrow Singers, a 30 voice community choir, will present a benefit concert on behalf of Ellensburg's FISH Food Bank on Friday evening May 31, 7:00 at Mercer Creek Church, 1407 North B St. Ellensburg. The program of choral music, themed "From Sea To Shining Sea" will feature works by American composers and song writers; George Cohan, Richard Rodgers, Ray Charles, Roger Emerson, Donna Gartman Schultz, the Beach Boys, and more. Featured cello soloist, Kara Hunnicutt, will perform a medley of American folk songs. The church will provide refreshments following the program. The concert is open to the public and all are welcome. Donations will be accepted at the door. All proceeds will help fund the food bank's " Feed the Kids Summer Meal Program".

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. You can go online to for registration information.