November 3, 2013

Post date: Oct 31, 2013 4:50:32 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Al & Estelle Johnson in honor of their 57th Wedding Anniversary.

Paul Benz from F.A.N. (Faith Action Network) is here today to bring a greeting and present a certificate to FLC as a member church of Faith Action Network. Faith Action Network is like Bread for the World, but on the state level, and advocates in Olympia on issues of hunger and justice. Nov 10th will be a good opportunity to learn more about Fan and how we can become more effective in helping our hungry neighbors.

A Memorial Service for James Berry will be here at FLC on Monday, November 11th at 1:oo pm.

Fall Fun (for younger kids) TODAY 11:30–1:00 at First Lutheran, there will be a Fall Fun Event for kids ages 4 yrs up to 5th grade. There will be grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch. Each child will make a craft and decorate a cupcake. Please notify Danielle or Carla with the number of kids in your family that will be attending.

New Members/Inquirer’s Classes: Sundays Nov 3,10,17 & 24 at 11:30 AM 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 great little 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.

Friday Food Backpack program for school kids through FISH Food Bank. So far FLC has donated 10 backpacks. Thank you very much! More are needed.

Stewardship Stu here with a question. Ever though about the Economics of Jesus? Clive Rainey, of Habitat for Humanity, asks us to consider the young boy in John 6. When the crowd was hungry one boy followed his heart and offered the lunch his mother had packed for him... five small barley loaves and two small fish. He didn't hold back enough to insure his own lunch, he gave all he had trusting that he'd still be fed. Jesus blessed that small gift, gave thanks, and satisfied 5000 hungry people. We can share that faith... that we can give back a portion of the gifts we've been given, our time, our talents, and our resources knowing we will be participating in the Economics of Jesus, that thanks will be given, our offering blessed, and that we and hungry people will be fed. That's how it works. See you in church. Stu

FLC cooks and serves dinner at the F.I.S.H. Food Bank this coming Saturday, November 9th. We start setting up and cooking at 3p.m.ish and serve the meal at 5:00p.m Clean-up takes about an hour. Come help out with part or all as your schedule allows.