November 13, 2016

Post date: Nov 10, 2016 5:37:46 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Don & Donna Morris in honor of Donna’s birthday.

Kitchen TOWELS: has anyone recently taken some kitchen towels home to wash? The drawers are looking rather bare! Thank you!!

New Members Class Nov. 13, 20 Dec. 4, 11 Sundays after worship, in the Chapel. Anyone who is interested in joining First Lutheran Church, or simply wants a little refresher on what Lutherans believe and do is invited to attend these four classes after Sunday worship services. We’ll meet for an hour or less with Pastor Dennis and read together Dan Erlander’s book, “Baptized We Live.” Please plan on attending all four classes if you can. It’s a great time to ask questions and get to know some of your brothers and sisters in Christ.

For Bread for the World members like us, advocacy for hungry and poor people is a matter of faith. We are moved by God’s grace to help our neighbors – whether they are next door or on the other side of the world. We push for changes in those laws and systems that enable hunger and poverty to persist. For more than 40 years Bread for the World has lobbied the U.S. Congress and presidents to address the root causes of hunger at home and abroad. For the work of Bread for the world, funds are needed. Next Sunday, Outreach will sponsor its annual bake sale. Please bring baked goods of all sorts – quick breads, pies, cookies, well-wrapped loaves of homemade or purchased breads to be sold during fellowship hour, with all proceeds of course going to Bread.

A Community Thanksgiving Service will be here at FLC on Sunday, November 20th at 7:00p.m. Pastors from other churches will read scripture, offer brief mediations or prayers and the offering will (probably) go to FISH Food Bank. Folks from all churches are welcome, so invite your friends. We could use some coffee and cookie hosts for the fellowship time after the service. Sponsored by Kittitas Valley Ministerial Association.

FISH NEWS: Thanksgiving is coming up, and we would love if you would consider gifting food or funds to us during this holiday season. We can stretch your donated dollars further than you could ever imagine! Through generous partners such as Northwest Harvest and second harvest, we can purchase food items at a fraction of the retail price. If you would prefer to give food items, FISH especially needs canned goods that have a pull-tab top.

Canned Fruit – All kinds

Soups - All kinds

Canned Meat & Prepared Food - Tuna, Ravioli, Chili

Baby Food & Baby Diapers

Canned Vegetables - Corn, Beans, Peas

Thank you for thinking of your hungry neighbors during this time of year! We can't express how much this wonderfully loving and giving community means to us!

Youth Activities

Thank you to all Youth who helped serve last Sunday and a huge thank you to Christine Rice who led and cooked the lasagna meal!!

This afternoon: FLC Yumm! Those who have signed up, be at the church kitchen at 2 p.m. Want more information about the Youth Meal Ministry? Contact Suzanne Johnson for details!

Operation Christmas Child: Thank you to everyone for the wonderful and loving response in donations! We have reached our goal of receiving funding to support the shipment of 20 shoe boxes! We will continue to collect toys until November 20th at 2 p.m. when we will start filling the boxes and get them ready for drop off on Monday. A shopping list is available on the Youth Board.

Coming soon: FUSED! Our annual trip to FUSED! Will happen on December 4. We will leave the church at 1 pm and be back by 5. Sign ups are required!