May 29, 2016

Post date: May 26, 2016 4:52:52 PM

Thank you to Tim Roth for playing the organ today.

Congratulations to Dana Childress and Kay Callahan on their marriage, May 21st!

Our friend Pat Erickson died May 22nd. She was an active member here for decades, before moving closer to her son in Bellingham. Although afflicted with Alzheimer’s these last years, Pat had a long good life and now rests with God. Her service will be held Friday, June 3, 2016 3:00 pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 3215 Larch Way Lynnwood, WA. 98036-7898 Service and reception following in the church social hall. Contact: Wayne Erickson P.O. Box 280 Everson, WA 98247 or 360-380-6278 if you have any questions. Blessed be Pat’s memory among us!

Vacation Bible School…is right around the corner! SAVE THE DATES: Sunday, June 26 through Thursday, June 30 each evening from 6:00—8:15p.m. Registration forms and a parent letter can be found in the fellowship hall. All—please check out the sign-up board to bring cookies, help with a meal, or to help in other areas. Children age 4 through those entering 6th grade are invited!

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.

First of several Thrivent Workshops was held this past Tuesday at First Lutheran The first of several Thrivent workshops was held on Tuesday, May 17th. Jay Kelly, our Thrivent representative conducted the session “Preparing for Long-Term Care: A Gift Your Family Deserves”. We learned about how to protect your retirement assets using a qualified Long-Term Care plan, the right time to begin the conversation about a qualified Long-Term Care plan is around 55 and before your reach 65, that 85% of people over 70 suffer a catastrophic health event and have long-term issues. Possible topics for the next workshops are; 1. RETIRE WISLEY, 2. YOUR LEGACY: FAMILY, CHURCH, AND CHARITY, 3. SOCIAL SECURITY: STRATEGIZE TO MAXIMIZE, 4. IDENTIFY THEFT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW. If you are interested in one of these topics please let your Thrivent Congregational Advocate, Michael Krekling know of your preference by either calling his cell 678-493-7300 or sending an email to, or contact our Thrivent Rep. Jay Kelly at 509-494-3401 or

Youth Activities

Friday, June 3: Dinner and a Movie - 6 to 8:30 p.m. Charlie Brown will be joining us via silver screen. Dinner will have a peanut theme!

Coming soon (sooner than we think):

VBS! Be a volunteer for VBS! It's the greatest job ever and plus the food is always great! Sign up on the VBS board or talk to Carla for more information.

Serving Lunch for FISH Food Bank: July 11 - 15 at Mt. View and Kiwanis Parks!

Collecting School Supplies (I know - school isn't over yet): starting the month of August.

Summer sneak peek: Boulder Cave hike: Thursday, July 21st.