November 4, 2018

Post date: Nov 01, 2018 6:36:57 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Al & Estelle Johnson in honor or their 62nd Wedding Anniversary.

Coming SOON! Just TWO WEEKS until the GIGANTIC, FABULOUS 2018 BREAD FOR THE WORLD BAKE SALE! -Sunday, November 18-

New Members/Inquirers Classes Nov. 4, 11 Dec. 2, 9 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, in the chapel.

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.

Operation Christmas Child is still going strong!! Bring your donations of small toys, stuffed animals, puzzles, and socks! We will be packing boxes on Wednesday, November 7th.

All Women are Welcome to attend Hot Drinks and Treats, Wednesday, November 7th at 6:30p.m. at FLC. Babysitting and treats are provided.

Cold Weather Shelter Training: Thursday, November 8th at 6:30 p.m. at FLC. If you are interested in helping at the cold weather shelter this year, please attend this training. We will start hosting the shelter on Thursday, November 15th.

Quilt Sale today After Worship Quilts $40.00, Lap Robes $25.00, Baby Quilts $25.00 A handful of quilters have worked all summer on quilts for this sale. Please, purchase one of these beautiful quilts made with lots of love.

Consecration Sunday November 18th On that Sunday we will be completing our time and talent sheets, as well as our estimates of financial giving for 2018. We will offer them to God during worship. The estimates of giving will be opened and seen only by our financial secretary, Jim Stolte. (Jim, and only Jim, already knows what people give to FLC for your charitable giving tax info.) Whether you are able to pledge a lot, a little, or somewhere in-between, every financial pledge counts for keeping the ministry of your church going. Remember that God loves a cheerful giver and we do grow in faith and love as we give first to God in our lives.

Youth Activities

Youth Group (grades 6 - 12)

Today! Middle School Youth Minute to Win It! Meet at the Gym at 1 pm to test your abilities and keen cotton ball skills!

November 18: Annual trip to FUSED! The sign up sheets for FUSED! Is up! This year we are doing things a little different. $10.00 per person, limit to one friend, and two chaperones per group required. Bring money for the candy store, Maggie's pantry, and other fun shops! Parents: see Amy if you want to drive and/or chaperon- we need you!

Thank you so much to all who have donated and keep donating to our causes! We can never have too many homeless care items, school supplies, gifts for impoverished children, or mittens to keep hands warm. You all are wonderful and we appreciate all that you do!

FLC Families (all ages welcome)

Family Fun Night is November 14! We will be packing Operations Christmas Child boxes, baking and prepping goodies for Bread of the World, and Gaga Ball! Quick round of meet-n-greet bingo starts at 5:30 pm, dinner at 5:45 provided by Renee Merten and family! Fun starts at 6:30 p.m.

Streets of Bethlehem needs you! Please be a part of this holiday tradition by helping re-enact the Christmas story. Tons of roles are available - see Cathy Idler for more details!