May 27, 2012

Post date: May 24, 2012 5:56:48 PM

Irene Trosky’s Memorial will be Saturday, June 2nd at 1p.m.

We welcome Doug Fessler as our newest Council Member. The Council asked Doug if he would fill the vacancy left by the passing of our friend, Shirley Fischer, and he accepted. Doug will be the council representative to Outreach Ministry, where he has already been working. Did you know that Doug also maintains our church website ( Thank you, Doug!

High School (only) Mariner’s Event: The High School Youth are sneaking away for their own event this summer. We’re taking a small group (tickets are limited) to a Mariner’s game. Tickets have been ordered, parking passes purchased, and cars fueled. Now we’re looking for a few more students who want to go. The game is on Sunday, June 10 (versus the Los Angeles Dodgers), and we’re leaving at 9:30 from FLC. Tickets are free, but please bring money for food and crackerjacks.To confirm your spot, please e-mail Joe or join the Facebook event as soon aspossible. Once we run out of tickets (starting with 11, which includes drivers/chaperones), we’ll be closed.

Note: “High School” includes our recent graduates and our new freshmen (students who are just completing eighth grade and will start ninth in the fall). If tickets are not claimed by high school youth by 12:00 p.m. on 5/3, we may extend the invitation to other FLC folks.

Event Planning Meeting: This Event Planning Meeting will be our last major meeting until August. It’s the chance for Youth, parents, and volunteers to review the summer schedule and begin thinking about ideas for the fall. Even if you’ve never come to an Event Planning Meeting before, please consider coming to this one. It’s a great opportunity to see what we have planned and join in with the work God is doing among the Youth at First Lutheran.

Following worship at the “library table,” Sunday, June 3.

Girls’ Bible Study: This summer, Amanda is hosting a bi-weekly, evening bible study at her apartment. The study content is being finalized, but it promises to be amazing. The study begins on Saturday, June 16, 6:30–8:00. Parents are welcome to join on the first night and see what the whole study will be about. After that, the study will be every-other Saturday (June 16, 30, July 14, 28, August 11, 25). This is open to all Youth girls (including our newest Youth, those students now completing fifth grade). For more information, please check with Joe or Amanda (or see the Facebook event).

Facebook and Event Updates: Although the Youth Department sends out e-mails from time-to-time, our usual way of communicating is with the Facebook page. Remember that you don’t necessarily need to be on Facebook to use that page. Just go to our address — — and keep updated on the latest news and events. And, if you “Like” us, you can receive automatic updates and join events.

FISH Summer Lunch Program: Some of you may have taken part in the FISH Summer Lunch Program last year. If you did, then you had an amazing week (or day) of playing games with and serving our community’s kids. The FISH Summer Lunch Program is geared at distributing quality food to many kids who may not otherwise eat well through the summer months. If you (any one from First Lutheran) can be a part of helping this summer, please let Joe know. Although we haven’t yet confirmed the dates, First Lutheran will be taking a week. This involves meeting at Kiwanis Park (11:30–1:30), playing frisbee or kickball or just visiting with kids in the community, and helping to serve a FISH-prepared meal.

This is an amazing opportunity for churches in our community to share the love of Christ in a personal and tangible way. This year, we’re hoping to get more Youth involved, so watch for more information and get signed up—even if you only have one afternoon available.

Summer Youth Schedule: As of press time, the Summer Youth Schedule is being tweaked and finalized. Hopefully, today, there are copies of the schedule available (If not, they are coming soon). Just because school ends, doesn’t mean his people stop meeting together, worshiping him in fellowship, discipleship, and service. Youth and volunteers are needed throughout the summer to continue the work (and play) God has for us.

College/Young Adult/Middle-Aged Adults in Denial: Do you have interest in an informal, inquisitive meeting time with other Christians in a pub (a “Tav” to be precise) this summer? In the spirit of those early Reformers (who met in bars and “public houses”), we’re looking for fellow pilgrims who want to discuss Christ and Christianity a few nights over the summer. There isn’t any set approach or study, just a time of freely considering our faith, its meaning, its complexity, and its implications. If interested, please grab Troy Kilburn or Joe.

Youth Updates: Do you want Youth updates through e-mail? If so, please e-mail Joe at to be included on our news and events e-mail list. You can also watch the bulletin, the FLC web site, the Youth Facebook page, and the FLARE for more information.