October 14, 2012

Post date: Oct 11, 2012 4:3:44 PM

Thank you to Judy Ragland for playing the organ today.

6th Annual Turkey Dinner: Saturday, October 20th at 5:30p for the annual Turkey Dinner. All profits go to Veteran’s programs here in Kittitas County. If you have any questions, please call Don Morris at 929-1032 or 962-9026.

CHANGE OF DATE:FLC will be cooking dinner at F.I.S.H. Food Bank on Saturday, November 17th. (NOT on October 20th.)

Change of Address: If anyone is going to be away for the winter please, let the office know so we can either hold your Flare for you or mail it to your temporary address. Thank you!

“Fall Ball” Friday, October 26th from 6:00-7:30 p.m. for kids 5th grade and under. This year’s theme will feature a Halloween Kids' Carnival. So step right up in your favorite costume. Enjoy fun games, candy, prizes, and yummy food. Don't forget to bring a friend! If you can help with the event please contact Danielle Koss 933-1666.

Fall Yard Cleanup: Saturday, October 27th 8:00 a.m. to noon. Please join us to help get our front garden ready for winter. If you have the following items, please bring to the clean-up: rake, shovel, lopper/clippers, gloves and pickup trucks. Hope to see lots of people there to help out. Thank you!

Youth(+) Sunday School: Want to know the Bible better? There’s a Sunday School year dedicated to just that. Together, we’ll develop a greater understanding of one of God’s greatest gifts: that collection of 66 books we call the “Bible.” Using Larry Richards’ Smart Guide to the Bible—and Bibles, of course!—we’ll read stories, talk theology, and share thoughts about this amazing text. And, if you have your own Bible, take it off the shelf or nightstand and bring it to church. Mark it up. Highlight passages. Make notes in the margins. (And if you don’t have a Bible, we’ll help get you one). Everyone sixth grade and above is invited. We start at 9:00 a.m. and end by 9:45 (so acolytes can be on time).

The Fall Youth Program: Staff and volunteers are working to keep an active and growing Youth program at FLC this fall. If you would like to be part of this, please email flcyouth.eburg@gmail.com. So far, we have some fantastic events and discipleship opportunities planned for the next few months, but we need help to make it all work.

Can You Lead ONE Event? Perhaps you’re interested in helping out with — or leading — a Youth event, but are terrified that saying, “yes,” will lead to a lifetime commitment and a permanent place on the Youth request list. Not so. As we attempt to plan Youth events and programs for the year, we’re looking for volunteers who will take one — and one only — event. So far, we have adult volunteer leaders for the Corn Maze, Fish-Bowling, and maybe a couple other programs. Perhaps you’re comfortable organizing a Parents’ Night Out or Christmas Cookie Baking. If so, please let Joe or Pastor Dennis know. Thanks.

Everyone is invited to a Faith Action Network (F.A.N.) meeting this afternoon 4:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church. Faith Action Network advocates with the government on behalf of poor and hungry people. (F.A.N. is like Bread for the World on a state level.) The Methodist Church in town is already a member church of F.A.N. and First Lutheran is considering becoming one. Interested? Please, come today and learn more.

Lutherhaven Night on Tuesday, October 9th was a great time. Camp counselors Lauren Bender and Eric Czirr led the kids in games, songs, Bible stories and prayer. All told there were 31 kids present: 16 elementary, 8 middle and 7 high school. Awesome! Many thanks to Patty Johnson for cooking dinner for 40 people and to Tim Dittmer & Suzanne Johnson for providing bed and breakfast for Lauren and Eric. Mark your calendar for the next Lutherhaven night on Tuesday, November 13th. (Every 2nd Tuesday of the month.)

Since 1981, the First Lutheran Quilters have made 10,334 quilts! Each year quilts are given to the Christmas Basket, Battered Women’s Shelter, Christian School Auction, 5th grade Camp Auction, Mattawa, Chernobyl, Yakima Salvation Army Family Services and to many other people in need. Our Annual Quilt Sale will be on November 3, starting at 9a to noon.

We need your help! Please, tell at least two people about our quilt sale and of course please buy a quilt.