November 24, 2019

Post date: Nov 21, 2019 6:52:10 PM

We are still accepting Time and Talent and Financial Pledges. The basket is on the kids table in the Fellowship Hall.

Community Thanksgiving Service TODAY 3p.m. at Wellspring Baptist Church

A time to come together as a community and give thanks to God our Creator, Redeemer and Sustainer. Songs, prayers, scriptures and brief messages (one from Pastor Dennis). Offering given to FISH Food Bank.

Annual Bake Sale for Bread for the World TODAY, the Outreach Ministry will be holding its annual bake sale!!! All proceeds will go to Bread for the World. Our table will be loaded – folks can shop before and after the church service. (Thanksgiving will soon follow . . . !)

Sound Operators – Do you want to share your talent by helping with the Sunday morning service? You can if you want to run the sound board (iPad) during the service. If you are interested see James Stolte or leave your name with the church office. James can show you the system so you can see what is involved before you decide. Arrangements can be made to sit in at the sound station during the service to see it in action if you wish. Youth are welcomed to participate.

You are invited to FLC’s Annual Scandinavian Potluck Dinner Wednesday, December 11 at 5:30 p.m. Please mark your calendars for the annual Scandinavian Potluck Dinner. We will be setting up the Fellowship Hall to accommodate 173 diners. To be sure that you and your guests will be able to be seated when you arrive, please pick up a FREE ticket for each person in your party. We’ll also keep track of the people to whom we give tickets and how many tickets we’ve given away. The ticket table will be set up after worship on November 24, December 1 and 8, or until all tickets are gone. In addition, we are asking for a crew of helpers and chefs who will be instrumental in making the event a success. There are two signup opportunities; one for being part of the crew of helpers and the other for saying what food you’ll prepare. The Congregational Life Ministry sincerely hopes you will join us for this festive occasion and thanks you in advance for your assistance.

New Members/Inquirer’s Class today and Sunday, December 1st 11:30a in the Chapel Room. Join Pastor Dennis for about an hour if you are interested in joining First Lutheran or just have some questions. We hope to welcome new members to FLC on December 8, 15 or 22??

Wednesday Holden Evening Prayer Services in Advent Half hour worship services during the season of Advent will be on Wednesday nights at 7:00pm, December 4, 11 and 18. These are half hour services of scripture, prayer and song. During the hectic month of December, you are invited to take a brief time-out for worship and it’s always great to sing Holden Evening Prayer together.

Would you like to adopt a family for Community Christmas (formerly Christmas Basket) or just donate to a family for gifts? Contact FISH or Julie Anna Boss at 607-9858 for more details. If you are interested, you can buy Christmas gifts for the family you adopt or donate money though FLC (we will do the shopping). Checks can be written out to “FLC” on the memo line “Community Christmas.”

Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Thank you to all who participated in Rake Fest! It was amazing to get so many people together to get to everyone's homes and rake!

Thank you also to all who participated in Operation Christmas Child. This Congregation's love for others is such a blessing!

Upcoming Winter events:

Dec 1 Fused! Meet at the church at 1 pm and head up to Roslyn! Bring money for sweets, hot drinks, and more!

Dec 21 Crazy Christmas Gift Exchange/Cocoa party! 6 pm (psst... I like fuzzy Sasquatch socks!)

January 1 Annual PJ Pancake party - with Jump House!