October 1, 2017

Post date: Sep 28, 2017 6:10:57 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Betty Kramlich.

Pastor Dennis is gone to Bishop’s Convocation in Boise Wednesday, October 4th to Friday, October 6th. (No confirmation Class Oct. 4, no Bible Study Oct. 5.)

Synod Assembly Planning Meeting

Yakima will host the 2018 Eastern Washington-Idaho Synod Assembly April 27-29, 2018. It's time to gather and begin preparing to welcome the synod to our city. Our first Assembly Planning Meeting will be on Sunday, October 8, 2017, 6:30pm at Christ Lutheran Church, 5606 West Lincoln Avenue, Yakima. Additional meetings this fall will be on November 6 and December 4. Please come and volunteer a bit of your time as we prepare for the next Synod Assembly. Thank you!

St Andrew’s Catholic Church 401 S Willow St, is hosting their annual October Festival Thursday, October 5th from 10-3. Crafts Unlimited has been working on items for the Craft shop. Local gardeners have been gathering their produce and bakers have been preparing their homemade goodies. There is a raffle for a queen size quilt, afghan and an American Girl doll with clothes. And don’t forget about the great $5 lunch of soup, bread and pie.

Annual FLCW Rummage Sale

Fri., October 6th 9:00-4:00 and Sat., October 7th 9:00-1:00 Items may be brought to the church beginning TODAY until noon on Thursday, October 5th.

* Please, no magazines, computers, or exercise equipment.

And make sure all appliances and clothing are clean and ready for use.

* We will also need many pies and bread! BAKERS—Please bring your baked goods in by Friday morning!

Any questions? Please call Linda Strand 929-1816

Karen McLean Memorial Service Sunday, October 8th, 1:30 p.m.

Our sister in Christ, Karen McLean died September 6th at the age of 83. We give thanks for her good life and commend her to God’s everlasting care on Sunday, October 8th 1:30p.m. here at FLC.

Baby Shower: Announcing a Baby Shower for Jesika and Lillian Holcomb

Lillian Elizabeth Holcomb, the second daughter of Jess and Jesika Holcomb, was born on September 6, 2017. They are planning a light lunch followed by a game or two and time to “ooh” and “aah” as Jesika opens gifts for Lillian.

Jessika has provided the following list of gifts they would particularly


· teething toys;

· outfits for fall and winter or for spring and summer; and

· contributions toward a new baby bouncer. (Their current baby bouncer was so much-loved by Allorah and Britt that it has seen better days.)

Who: All women & girls of FLC

Date: Sunday, October 15

Time: Noon – 2 p.m.

Location: First Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall

RSVP: To Libby at 925-4304 or to Laurae at 925-3098

(so we know how many to plan for)

FISH is in need of canned fruit and canned veggies.

We at First Lutheran in Ellensburg are all, “Stewards of God’s Love”!

We are generous, we are giving, we are talented, and we serve others and are all God’s children. We do ministry in and through our congregation by serving with F.I.S.H., educating and guiding our youth to have fun and to grow as disciples as we learn and give to others, we offer a place for a community preschool, “Rise n’ Shine” built on a Christian foundation, we organize an Annual Rummage sale which helps supports other charities in our community, we also provide a Chinese/English bible study, work with Habitat for Humanity to build homes and change lives, we give to Bread for the World to help eliminate hunger worldwide, we adopt children around the world through Compassion International, and much, much, more. Our generosity also flows out of our congregation to touch places in our synod through the fund for Christian leaders, campus ministry, and we help support our ELCA’s 8 seminaries, and through the churchwide organization we fight to eliminate Malaria, provide for clean safe drinking water, to spread the gospel of God’s free grace for all throughout the world, and much, much, more. In 2016, Mission Support (benevolence giving) from the ELCA represented by over 9,300 congregations and 65 synods pooled together totaled over $1.75 billion in unrestricted offerings* to support God’s mission and ministry throughout the three expressions of the ELCA! And each of us are part of this. Thank you for your generosity and faithful commitment!

2 Corinthians 9: 10-12 NIV Now he who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will also supply and increase your store of seed and will enlarge the harvest of your righteousness. You will be enriched in every way so that you can be generous on every occasion, and through us your generosity will result in thanksgiving to God. This service that you perform is not only supplying the needs of the Lord’s people but is also overflowing in many expressions of thanks to God.

*Unrestricted offerings do not include special offerings such as congregational capital improvements or gifts to ministries like Lutheran Disaster Response. Check out More information and stories about how the ELCA and congregations around the US impact the world around us can be found at www.elca.org/SOFIA.

The Stewardship Ministry

LATINO MINISTRY WORKSHOPS - October 21 & 22, 2017

Saturday October 21st 9-Noon, First Lutheran, Pasco, WA OR

Sunday October 22nd 2-5pm Celebration Lutheran, East Wenatchee, WA

Open to all clergy and lay people across the EWAID synod Ecumenical partners are welcome to attend Presenter: Rev. Alexia Salvatierra

Rev. Alexia Salvatierra is a Lutheran Pastor with over 35 years of experience in community

ministry, including church-based community development programs, congregational and

community organizing, and legislative advocacy. She is coordinating the Welcoming

Congregations for the Southwest California Synod of the ELCA, she currently serves as a

consultant (training, facilitating, organizing and leading strategic planning) for a variety of

national/international organizations, including World Vision USA.

“Mission Integral” in the Kairos Moment – Best Practices for Responding to the Immigration Crisis

“Mission Integral” means holistic mission. It is a movement in Latin America that expresses the love of Christ on every level, integrating evangelism and ministries of mercy and justice –

developing and empowering leaders in the process. What does “mission integral” mean for

Latino ministries in the US? This is a time of great anguish for Latino communities; even if we have immigration status, most of know people intimately who are facing potential detention and deportation. These workshops will introduce participants to a model for understanding and

practicing “mission integral” in the current context. Participants will understand the chronic and acute crisis in our broken immigration system and the deeply Christian responses to those who are suffering as a result while also learning strategies for building partnerships between immigrant and non-immigrant congregations that empower Latino leadership.

Registration fee $5 per person Snacks and coffee/tea will be provided

Youth Activities

Today! Huffman Farms Pumpkin Patch!! We will leave the church at 1 (or meet us there) and get ready for some fun! Pumpkin launching, duck races, and corn maze included!

Saturday, Oct 7 - High School Youth go to Yakima's Escape Room at 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct 10 - Family Fun Night! Fun starts at 5:30, dinner at 5:45, games, challenges, and jump scares start at 6:30. Adults are included and needed for the teams! Wear a


We are collecting for Samaritan's Purse Operation Christmas Child! Bring in toys, combs, toothbrushes, socks, books, and puzzles (for ideas).

Hey Thrivent Members! I need three sponsors for our upcoming fall activities! 12th Man, FUSED!, and a trip to GetAir! Trampoline Park are looking for amazing people like you!! See Amy for more details!