November 27, 2011

Post date: Nov 28, 2011 7:16:23 PM

FLCW Board Meeting: Tuesday, December 6th at noon.

FREE tickets for the Scandinavian Potluck Dinner will be available in the fellowship hall TODAY and next Sunday, December 4th. The ticket count helps us to have an

accurate number for set up. When you receive your tickets, please sign up on the board indicating what type of food item(s) you will be bringing. If you sign up for food, please remember to get tickets so we know you are coming. The dinner is planned for Wednesday, December 7th at 5:30 p.m. Hope to see you there!

If you have tickets for the Scandinavian Dinner and you find later that you are unable to attend, please notify the church office at 925-2844. Thank you.

The Advent Festival is planned for Sunday, Dec. 4 during the Education Hour, 8:45-9:50 a.m. There will be hot cider and refreshments, and crafts for the kids. Come join us!

Refreshments are needed for fellowship time after worship each Sunday. There are lots of openings for upcoming Sundays. Please sign up on the back of the kitchen door.

Winter Youth Retreat: The Winter Youth Retreat isn’t far away. During Presidents’ Day Weekend, FLC Youth will travel to Lazy-F Ranch for a couple nights away in the snow. It will be a time for play and worship, including running in the woods, tubing, skating, and avoiding snowballs. We will also sing and study as we set ourselves apart devoted to God and his people. Watch for more information and a sign-up sheet. We are restricted to the first twenty people signed up. There will be a $30/per person cost.

Friday, February 17–Sunday morning, February 19.

Fall Youth Schedule: Be sure to grab a copy of the November/December Event Schedule. The new December/January schedule will be available soon. Don’t miss a thing.

Youth Night For More Youth!: On Wednesday, November 30, we will have an expanded Youth Night (6:30-7:45). Once Advent begins, Confirmation students have two choices: they can attend the FLC Advent services or join the high school Youth Nights.

Joint Youth Night: Between Advent, vacation, and the Scandinavian Dinner, there aren’t many open Wednesdays for Youth Night. However, we do have a very special “joint” Youth Night planned on December 14. Like last year, we’ll gather together with Ignition, the Chestnut Street Baptist Church Youth Group. The night begins at our regular time, 6:30, at Chestnut Street. Part way through the night, we’ll all walk to FLC, and finish our time together around 8:30. All Youth, sixth through twelfth grade, are invited to join us.

Youth Sunday School: For the month of December, the Youth Sunday School will focus on Advent and the meaning of Christmas. Part of our study will include the Gospel

accounts and some of the prophets. Part of it will consider what the Incarnation and

Jesus’ birth means today (including how Christmas is presented in Pop Culture). Join us, 9:00 to 9:45.

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.

On Sunday, December 4th we will be welcoming into membership: Greg Jensen, Michael Goerger, Nancy Budner and Suzanne Yu. Welcome to First Lutheran Church!

On Sunday, December 4th the Adult Class will begin studying the Gospel of Mark (it’s the year of Mark, now). Come join us at 8:45a.m. in the Chapel for Bible Study.

Members of the Church,

Nancy Morgan has been a blessing with her help in the jail ministry. She conducted Bible studies with the women, and has also been an invaluable resource in the jail library. She received, inspected, and cleaned the donated books for the jail library shelves, occasionally purchased books, and organized the shelves. Whether helping inmates on the road to recovery or simply assisting them to find what they might find an interest to read about while spending their time behind bars, she has a unique ability of identifying important topics for people. As of January 2012, Nancy will be putting her house up for sale and moving closer to her family out of the county. The jail ministry will then be in need of someone to conduct Bible studies for the women, and someone or a group of people that would be willing to help organize the books in the jail library. If you know of a person or group that feel the calling to help in either of these positions please have them give me an email or a call. Thank you for your time. Bill