October 11, 2015

Post date: Oct 08, 2015 4:26:36 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Bob & Ida Malde.

Cold Weather Shelter will begin in November and go through February. We are in the process of getting things organized right now and are in need of about 9 sleeping bags and some toiletries (toothbrushes, toothpaste, shampoo, all travel sizes) for our guests.

If you are interested in volunteering for any of the shifts please talk to Pastor Dennis. First Lutheran will again be hosting on Thursday nights. First Christian Monday and Tuesday, Methodist Wednesday, Chestnut St. Baptist Friday, Meecer Creek Saturday, and Community of Christ Sunday.

FLC will take a turn cooking and serving the FISH Food Bank Dinner here this Saturday. We start cooking and prepping at 3p, serve at 5p and are usually all cleaned up by 6:20. Let Pastor Dennis know if you can help.

“Stewards of God’s Love” – (Down/In/Out) This is the theme and focus for our fall Time and Talent survey and financial pledge Sundays. This time of stewardship focus starts now and runs until Nov 15th. We will be completing the Time and Talents surveys at each church service between Oct 11th and Oct 25th. We will begin the financial focus on Sunday November 8th and will Celebrate our Estimate of Giving at the Consecration Sunday service on November 15th.

Remember that God’s unconditional Love comes down to each of us in the same way and we are entrusted with different gifts, talents, and treasurers. Because God’s gifts come in to each of us from abundance, not scarcity, we are asked to share out from our abundance as God shared his son Jesus Christ with us. Practice of s order, theardship is the way we use all of resources (time, talents, possessions, and treasures) to love God and our neighbor. God’s Love comes DOWN unconditionally to each of us.

We then look IN to discover all that God has entrusted to our care. We then look OUT understand the needs of our neighbors. While these three actions may not always happen in this order, the practice of stewardship always invites all three.

Sound Operators Needed – Looking for one or two more people to run the sound board on Sunday mornings, possibly once a month. Training and coaching will be provided. You can check it out and if it is not for you there is no commitment. If you are interested see James Stolte. Youth are encouraged to think about it.

9th Annual Turkey Dinner Please mark you calendar for Friday, October 23rd at 5:30p for the annual Turkey Dinner, $10 individual or $25 family. Silent Auction. All profits go to Veteran’s programs here in Kittitas County. All are welcome! If you have any questions, please call Don Morris at 929-1032 or 962-9026.

Youth Activities

Wednesday, Oct 14: Fall Ball Style Family Fun Night! Say that three times fast!! Doors open at 4:30 for kids up to grade 4, take a break for fun sing alongs with Pastor and dinner, and then the fun picks up for grades 5 on up. Ends at 8 p.m.

Saturday, Oct 17: 1-3 p.m. decorate the Fellowship Hall for 12th Man. What a great surprise it will make for the FISH food bank dinner that night!!

Sunday, Oct 18: after church is our infamous 12th Man Tailgating Fundraiser! All proceeds go for our Sunday Service which is broadcasted live on KXLE. You'd be amazed on how many lives we touch by this service. The money we raise helps ensure the airwaves are going strong all year long! Got hot wings? We need em! Sign up on the Youth Board!