May 4, 2014

Post date: May 01, 2014 5:28:14 PM

Today is Compassion Sunday “Tell a child I am here for you.” Plant a seed of hope in the heart of an impoverished boy or girl in a developing country. Sponsor a child through Compassion International for $38 a month and provide educational, social, and health benefits through a local church in the community where the child lives. Best of all, each child will hear the gospel and learn of God’s love. Visit the sign-up table at church or call Laurae at 925-3098 for more information. Thank you.

SUNDAY'S May 4, 11, 18, 25, after worship. What does it mean to be a Lutheran Christian? Sunday's during May Pastor Ginny Krekling will lead discussions on key beliefs of the Lutheran Church as well as some insights into several other Faith denominations. We'll talk about the ELCA, our national church body, and how our understandings are similar and different from other Lutheran bodies. If you haven't looked at these issues since you were confirmed or if like many you have never had a chance to discuss your faith in a safe setting these classes are for you.

Bake Sale to benefit Bread for the World – May 18. “Rise” to the occasion! Mark your calendar, stock your pantries and get ready for some baking indulgence! Donations received will be matched by Thrivent Financial up to $300.00. Plan on giving your support to help make Bread for the World a voice that is heard in Washington. Donations will be gratefully accepted.

Ushers are still needed for May and June. There is a sign up sheet on the bulletin board near the kitchen. If you’re available to help, please sign up with your name and phone number. Ushers distribute programs as people enter the sanctuary, help collect the offering, and count the number of people attending. It’s a great way to say hello to old friends and maybe meet some new ones.

Cornerstone Theology - Thursday, May 8th @ 5:00. Lutheran Campus Ministry meets at Cornerstone Pie Restaurant for open discussion.

Thank you to all you supported the Campus Ministry Spaghetti Feed last Sunday. They raised $553 with Thrivent matching an additional $500.

Campus Ministry Annual Meeting, Thursday, May 29th 5p at FLC. There will be dinner and elections for the Fall. Please come and tell your friends.

Oso, WA - Mudslide Relief. The ELCA Northwest Washington Synod and Lutheran Community Services Northwest (LCSNW), in consultation with Lutheran Disaster Response, are partnering to help provide assistance to individuals and families impacted by the recent natural disaster in Snohomish County, Washington. If you would like to make a donation, please make your check payable to First Lutheran Church and note “Oso Mudslide Fund” on the memo line. Thrivent Financial will be matching funds from now through the end of May with a maximum of $500. Thank you for your continuing thoughts and prayers, and for your financial support.

Youth Activities

Wednesday, May 7th

· 6:30p.m. Youth Night (Middle and High School) Crazy Kitchen Scavenger Hunt