October 16, 2016

Post date: Oct 13, 2016 4:16:17 PM

Come join the FLC Youth in the Fellowship Hall after church today! We are having our annual 12th Man Tailgating Fundraiser. All proceeds go to the Radio Fund, which supports the cost of broadcasting our radio service live across the county. So many people are enriched every week because they can hear the word of God despite not being able to make it into church. The menu holds grilled Bratwurst, chips, dips, veggies, and finger foods - just like you would at a tailgating party!

October 23rd is Confirmation Sunday: Brook Koss, Gracie Luvera, Cody Widner and Kaylee Winter will be affirming their baptisms. Come hear their faith statements and join them for cake after worship.

10th Annual Turkey Dinner Please mark you calendar for Saturday, October 22nd at 6pm 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.

Consecration Sunday November 6th Stewardship specialist Marcus Rieke will be our guest speaker on November 6th. On that Sunday we will be completing our time and talent sheets, as well as our estimates of financial giving for 2017. We will offer them to God during worship and enjoy lunch together after worship. Our plan at this point is to provide the entrée (perhaps lasagna) and salad and bread and beverages. Perhaps this will be served by our young people (think “community service hours for school”) with a little adult help. We may ask some folks to bring dessert to round out the luncheon. Markus Rieke is a trusted stewardship leader in the Northwest and is also leading stewardship workshops in our E.WA-ID Synod of the ELCA during October and November. The estimates of giving will be opened and seen only by our financial secretary Jim Stolte. (Jim, and only Jim, already knows what people give to FLC for your charitable giving tax info.) By the end of lunch we hope to have a congregational estimate of giving for 2017. Whether you are able to pledge a lot, a little, or somewhere in-between, every financial pledge counts for keeping the ministry of your church going. Remember that God loves a cheerful giver and we do grow in faith and love as we give first to God in our lives.

Youth Sunday School Help Needed

Between October and March, the Youth Sunday School class needs teachers. Whether it is for one class or many, your help is meaningful. We have a video-based curriculum, a room with a donut supply, and help as you want it. Whether you’ve never taught before or are a seasoned master, the important thing is being present and engaged with our Youth.

A signup sheet with topics is on the Youth board. If you want more information (and encouragement), talk with Carla or Joe. (And if you do take a Sunday or two, both Joe and Carla will be able to help with supplies, guidance, and affirmation.) If you don’t think you can do it alone, recruit a friend to help. Classes start (promptly-ish) at 9:00 am and conclude by 9:45 a.m.

We Need Your Smiling Face! Photography Sundays Oct 23 & 30, Nov 13 & 20 It’s been 8 years since we did a church pictorial directory. Many faces have changed in those 8 years. Rather than going through a professional photography company, we plan on doing a home version. Specifically, council member Randy Uhl is a good photographer and will be in our fellowship hall after worship on Oct 23 & 30 and Nov 13 & 20. We hope you will take a few minutes on one of those Sundays to be photographed by Randy. The plan is to make a giant photo wall in the fellowship hall with everyone’s face and name on it. After that we could put the photos on our website. We could produce some paper copies for folks who want them. Or you could snap pictures of the photo wall with your smart phone. Pictures are a great way for us to better learn each other’s names and grow closer as a congregation in Christ.

Nursery Help Needed: Please consider signing up to occasionally help out in our nursery during the service. (There are usually just a few children.) If we can get enough people, each person’s turn would only be maybe once every two months or so. See the sign up next to the youth bulletin board in the fellowship hall and choose a Sunday. Thank you!

Adult Sunday School 8:45-9:45 a.m. in the Chapel with Pastor Dennis. Starting, October 16th we will begin reading and viewing Albert Haase’s new book/DVD “Saying Yes: Discovering and Responding to God’s Will in your Life.” All are welcome!

FISH, Thank you: On behalf of the Board of Directors and staff of FISH Food Bank, I would like to thank you for your continues support. Since the devastating fire of two years ago, the use of FLC kitchen and fellowship hall for our Saturday dinners has been a great blessing to our community. Thank you so much for opening your fellowship hall, kitchen and hearts to our neighbors in need. Your location has been a wonderful place for our guests. However, with winter fast approaching and the inclement weather emergency shelter’s Saturday location being at the MCC Youth Building, we have realized that it would be best for our guests to have dinner and the shelter at the same location. We so appreciate your ongoing support of the people we serve. Your partnership is so needed as we continue to show the love of Christ by connecting our neighbors to food, resources and hope. Brooke Fleming

Youth Activities

Today's the day! It's our annual 12th Man Tailgating Fundraiser! Meet me in the kitchen after the sermon so we can get all of the yummy snacks out! A quick thank you in advance for "chipping" in!! Be sure to give Jim Stolte a big hug for being our Thrivent Sponsor for this event!

Upcoming events:

Sunday, Oct 23: FLC Yumm - Get cooking with Suzanne for our monthly meal ministry! There may still be room at the counter if you wish to join!

Friday, Oct 28: High School Youth go to the Haunted Maze

Sunday, Oct 30: Middle School Youth go to the Pumpkin Patch

Need volunteer hours? Get your sheets in! The 12th man event counts and our first November event on the 6th count, too!

Got music? I know you all do!! Junior High - talk to Tor about his choir! High School - talk to Betty about playing for a service!!