November 8, 2015

Post date: Nov 05, 2015 5:10:46 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Al & Estelle Johnson in honor of their 59th wedding anniversary.

Letter Writing and Bake Sale to benefit Bread for the World November 15 after worship. Bakers, next Sunday bring your baked goods to the church before worship, packaged and ready to go! Outreach ministry will supply stationary, pens, envelopes and stamps, along with the addresses of our representatives and sample letters to get you started on the letter writing. Plan on showing your support to help make Bread for the World a voice that can be heard in Washington.

Estimate of Giving (Pledge) Sunday. During worship on Sunday, November 15th, you will have an opportunity to bring your confidential estimate of giving, also known as a financial pledge, forward to the altar. Pledges are returned unopened to you a year from now. Thank you to all who have turned in their time and talent sheets. The basket is still on the kids table to receive more time and talent sheets. Please pick up your estimate of giving packet today after worship.

ARE YOU A THRIVENT FINANCIAL MEMBER? (It’s “Choice Dollar”time) If you are a Thrivent financial member it is time to choose where your “Choice Dollars” are to be sent before they disappear. If they are not directed by you each and every year either by calling Thrivent at their toll free number 1-800-847-4836 or sign in on their webpage at it disappears. We have 95 Thrivent members in our congregation and 35 of you are eligible to gift your Choice Dollars to the 501c3 of your choice. Many of you designate First Lutheran as that recipient. To date only $582 has been gifted compared to last years’ distribution of $1,243. So if you have not yet made your choice as to who is to receive this money and have any questions call the Thrivent number or contact Michael Krekling, the Congregational Advocate at First Lutheran. His cell 678-493-7300 or email him at .

Cold Weather Shelter for homeless people Thursday Nights at First Lutheran starting November 5th, 7p-7a. The weekly schedule is: Mon/Tues—First Christian, Wed—-First Methodist, Thurs—First Lutheran, Fri—Chestnut St. Baptist, Sat—Mercer Creek, Sun—Community of Christ. 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 P.S. Thank you to everyone who donated sleeping bags for the shelter.

Youth Activities

Today 1-4 in the gym: FLC Youth head for the stars in the CWU mobile planetarium! Bruce Palmquist will guide us as we travel through the galaxy.

Wednesday – Family Fun Night! Autumn style!

4:30 to 5:30 ages up to 5th grade

5:30 Sing along fun and dinner

6:30 to 7:30 ages 5th grade and up

Scavenger hunts, caramel apple creation station, and pies/pies/pies!

Lots of fun!

Tigers vs. Bulldogs We are having a non-perishable food drive competition between MMS and EHS! Let’s see who the real champs are! Bring your food item and put it the “winning” box of your choice!

Concerts, track meets, competitions, try outs galore! Congratulations to those who will be playing sports in the upcoming winter season as well as to those who are wrapping up the fall season. Music concerts of all kinds are scheduled for the winter quarter and winter plays have begun rehearsal. Curious and need more info – ask a youth member!

Please don’t miss the EHS Fall play this week (if you haven’t seen it already). We have several youth members from within our congregation and outside our congregation in this year’s production of Agatha Christie’s Appointment with Death! Show times this week are November 12 and 13 at 7 p.m., and November 14 at 2 p.m. at EHS.