October 12, 2014

Post date: Oct 09, 2014 4:35:19 PM

Please stay after church today for our youth's 12TH Man Tailgating Fundraiser! Show your Seahawk spirit as you snack on traditional tailgating food such as chili, nachos, potato skins, and buffalo wings (not too spicy)! The youth is raising money to boost our radio fund so that those who can't come to church can still worship with our congregation by tuning in to our service each Sunday morning via 1240 KXLE. By donation and matched by Thrivent. Come support our youth and join us in having fun!

Bread for the World (we are a member) is honored to receive the "Community of Christ's International Peace Award" given for 40 years of passionate advocacy and achievements in overcoming hunger and poverty. This award honors all of us - all Board members - for our faithful commitment and activism. Today's letter-writing will take place at the United Methodist Church right after worship.

Please, join us for Ministry Meetings today after worship.

Time and Talent Surveys will be available for you to fill out today. We are attempting to do our Time and Talent Surveys “in house” as much as much as possible this year. You will also have opportunities to fill one out during/after worship on Sundays, October 19th. This will also save on postage. Thank you.

New Members/Inquirer's Class starting Sunday, November 2nd at 11:30 in the Chapel. If you would like to join First Lutheran Church or you have some questions or want a little refresher on “what Lutherans believe” come join Pastor Dennis for 45minute classes on November 2, 9, 16 and 23. We’ll be using Pastor Dan Erlanders’ great little book “Baptized We Live.” (Please come to all the classes if you are able.)

Anyone willing to sign-up to bring refreshments (cookies, sweet bread, muffins, fruit, cheese and crackers, etc.) for Fellowship Time after Sunday services? There are lots of open Sundays available this month and next—see the sign-up on the kitchen door. Thank you!

Thrivent Appreciation Dinner – Thrivent members are invited to an appreciation dinner on November 6 at the Ellensburg Pasta Company at 5:30 p.m. This will probably be the last dinner we have as changes are coming to the Thrivent chapter system. Let Don Morris or James Stolte know if you will be attending so we can get an estimate of numbers.

Gleaners are needed at the Food Bank. At this time of year people have ripe fruit on trees, but maybe they can’t pick it and they want to donate it to the food bank. If you can help glean fruit, the food bank has the contact information, stop by the food bank or call 925-5990.

8th Annual Turkey Dinner, Saturday, October 18th at 5:30p here at FLC, $10 individual or $25 family. 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.

Social Security: Strategize to Maximize Social Security: will it or won't it be around when you retire? Opinions vary on that question, but most would agree it's a program they want to understand. Attend this workshop and learn the basics of Social Security and determine the best way to optimize the benefits. See how potential Social Security benefits fit in your overall retirement income picture. The Social Security workshop will be conducted by our Thrivent Financial Representatives here at FLC on Tuesday 10/21 at 6:30-8:00p. Please, call the church at 925-2844 or email at flceburg@yahoo.com to sign up.

Youth Activities

Today is our big 12th Man Tailgaiting Fundraiser!!! After church, join us in the fellowship area for some great pre-game food brought to you by the Youth Group. By donation, the money goes straight into the radio fund. Thank you to everyone who has made this event a big success!

Wednesday - YouthNight 6:30 p.m.

Would you like to grow to become a better disciple and a more focused steward of what God has blessed you with during this time on earth? This list is just a beginning. If you have other suggestions of ways we can grow to serve, please contact one of the members of the Stewardship Ministry: Nancy Budner, Mike Krekling, Pastor Dennis, Art Nesland, Mary Aho, or Danielle Koss

Ten ways -- We can serve

Develop the heart of a servant in your own life and with others in our congregation.

Become aware of the needs of people in our church and in the community we live. Pray for guidance as you determine what you and our congregation can do to help.

Remember that helping or leading a ministry is an act of service.

Help at FISH, Habitat or other community social ministry organization.

Perform at least one intentional act of kindness each day.

Pick up trash near your church and talk with others about environmental stewardship. Begin by composting some your trash and recycling plastic, aluminum, paper, and more.

Call an older (or younger) person in our congregation and thank him/her for the way that person helped your faith grow. Or ask someone to be your mentor.

Help at a local nursing home or senior center or help with worship or one of the ministry teams (Worship & Music, Youth, Congregational Life, Education, Property Management, or Stewardship.

Listen for God talking to you through others. Look for God working through others. “God’s Work. Our Hands” (GWOH).

Identify your gifts and talents and look for other areas of the church or community in which God is calling you to serve.