November 5, 2017

Post date: Nov 02, 2017 6:33:56 PM

QUILT SALE: The proceeds from this sale will go back to the church’s general fund; for music & worship, VBS, or where ever funds are needed. 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!

Next Sunday Nov 12th is Consecration Sunday and the Celebration Luncheon Hopefully all of you had received the letter from our Council President Michael Greoger announcing this years’ Consecration Sunday and our Celebration Luncheon next Sunday Nov 12th. If you have not yet completed your reservation card for the Celebration Luncheon please do so today. You may get a reservation card from the ushers following service. This luncheon will immediately follow our Consecration Worship Service and our guest preacher this year is Pastor David Kappus, pastor at Central Lutheran in Spokane, one of our synods “Networkers”, a certified stewardship coach, and Ventures Leader in our synod. Next Sunday we will complete our Time and Talent sheets and our Estimate of Giving for our 2018 ministry year.

Please take a moment today after service to thank our three members of council, Dave Burfeind, Sheila Johnson and Julie Anna Boss for sharing their faith and presenting our temple talks for this years “Stewards of God’s Love” Consecration Sunday emphasis.

1Corinthians 12:12-13 (NIV) “Just as body, though one, has many parts, but all its many parts form one body, so it is with Christ. For we were all baptized by one Spirit so as to form one body- whether Jews or Gentiles, slave or free-and we are all given the one Spirit to drink.”

New Members Class Nov. 5, 19 Dec. 3, 10 Sundays after worship Anyone who is interested in joining First Lutheran Church, or simply wants a 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.

Cold Weather Shelter for homeless people Thursday Nights are at First Lutheran. The weekly schedule is: Mon - Calvery Baptist, Tue - First Christian, Wed-Foursquare, Thurs—First Lutheran, Fri—Chestnut St. Baptist, Sat—Mercer Creek, Sun—7th Day Adventist. Please call me 925-2844 church or 933-2605 home or e-mail flceburg@yahoo and let me know and/or indicate on your Time & Talent sheet that you are willing or go to and sign up. Blessings upon you, Pastor Dennis

Operating the shelter does cost the church money of course, heat, lights, hot water for showers and laundry. Would you like to sponsor a shelter night for about $30? If so just make checks out to “First Lutheran” and write “Cold Weather Shelter” on the memo line. Thank you!!

Women’s Bible Study has been changed from Wednesday evenings at 7:00 p.m. to Tuesdays at noon. We meet in the quilting room and all are invited to attend.

Next Spring’s EWAID Synod Assembly is April 27-29 in Yakima! MANY volunteers are needed! A second planning meeting will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 5606 W. Lincoln Ave, Yakima, WA on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm. We need people to help plan worship, make arrangements, and organize the program for the assembly. You can be involved as much, or as little, as you want. There's something for everyone! Bishop Kristen Kuempel plans to attend this meeting and share her vision for the assembly! If you can’t attend this meeting but still want to help, please let Deacon Dave Hellerich know at (402)489-7701or Thanks so much!

Dear Sisters and Brothers at First Lutheran Church Ellensburg—Hi!

I take this precious opportunity to sincerely express my appreciations for accepting me as your friend and for that Ulanga Kilombero Christians as your Sisters and Brothers. When I saw my picture at First Lutheran Church Walls, and the beautiful smiling faces of women, children, and men that evening, I was cut in my heart. What a Friendship, What a Partnership, what a Companionship? To be given a chance to show my power point there , put unforgettable best memories in my life. You proved to me that you are our Friends and partners from the bottom of your hearts. Your are working very, very hard for your sisters and brothers in Ulanga Kilombero ( UK ), you are sacrificing a lot for us; our ult most appreciations to you all. What a sisterly and Brotherly Love, what can I say and do to repay you for all that. It is only God who can pay you back, for the sacrifice, offerings, and supports you do for Ulanga Kilombero Diocese. I have been overwhelmed by your love and commitment to our friendship and partnership

Your Brother,

Moses Nwaka

Assistant to the Bishop

Evangelical Lutheran Church in Tanzania

Ulanga Kilombero Diocese

Youth Activities

Wednesday: Family Fun Night! This will be all about having fun with pie and bubble ball! I will need volunteers to man the kitchen (dinner will be there) for baking and serving, referees, and pie coaches! Fun starts at 5:30 p.m. for all ages - including adults!

Next Sunday: Operation Christmas Child packing party! Lunch is provided! Meet in the kitchen after church where we will serve the congregation tacos (and have a few ourselves), then head to the gym to pack the boxes!

Sign up to bring something for our 12th man tailgating fundraiser!! The fundraiser will be on Sunday, November 19. We need chili and some fun "game day" finger foods! Yum! All proceeds for our fundraiser goes towards our broadcasting time Sunday mornings!

Got Fall Play? Elaina Johnson is a production manager this year and can tell you where to get them! Showings are tonight and next weekend. See our dramatic Youth front stage!