October 22, 2017

Post date: Oct 19, 2017 5:34:54 PM

Next Sunday, November 29th will not have speaking announcements due to our Reformation Sunday Service. Please submit any announcements, that would otherwise be read, to the church office by Tuesday, November 24th by either calling 925-2844 or email at flceburg@yahoo.com. Thank you!

Next Sunday, November 29th after worship. Renewal of Wedding Vows for Don & Donna Morris in honor of their 65th Anniversary! Congratulations! All are welcome to come.

Dear Friends of First Lutheran, Thank you all so much for Lillian’s wonderful baby shower! Everyone was so generous and thoughtful and Lillian received so many great things (and so did her big brother and sister!). Thank you especially to Libby Street and Laurae Lygre for all of their hard work putting it together and making it such an amazing event. We are very grateful and blessed to be part of such a wonderful church family.


Jess, Jesika, Allorah, Britt and Lillian Holcomb

Fall Yard Cleanup Saturday, Oct. 28 - 8:00 am to Noon As the gardening season comes to an end, we say a special “thank you” to our wonderful gardeners who have kept the flowers and grounds in the front of the church so beautiful all summer: Ida Malde, Bea Fairburn, and Doreen Day. Special thanks also to Isak Bergman and Jim Stolte who have helped with the lawn mowing this year: you are appreciated! Please come help on October 28th if you can. Bring your gloves, rakes, clippers and other useful tools. Pick-up trucks are always useful for hauling the leaves and branches away. Please, no leaf blowers. Thank you!

Women’s Bible study will not be meeting Wednesday, Oct. 25. We will resume class on Nov. 1.

New Members Class Nov. 5, 19 Dec. 3, 10 Sundays after worship Anyone who is interested in joining First Lutheran Church, or simply wants a little refresher on what Lutherans believe and do is invited to attend these four classes after Sunday worship services. We’ll meet for an hour or less with Pastor Dennis and read together Dan Erlander’s book, “Baptized We Live.” Please plan on attending all four classes if you can. It’s a great time to ask questions and get to know some of your brothers and sisters in Christ.

QUILT SALE Sunday, November 5 Save the date. Please put November 5th on your calendar for our annual Quilt Sale. The proceeds from this sale will go back to the church’s general fund; for music & worship, VBS, or where ever funds are needed. A handful of quilters have worked all summer on quilts for this sale. Please purchase one of these beautiful quilts made with lots of love!

Cold Weather Shelter The month of November is rapidly approaching and First Lutheran again plans to host a cold weather shelter on Thursday nights, 7pm to 7am, November through February, for our homeless population. Other churches in town will also take a night of hosting the shelter.

First Lutheran’s first night of hosting the shelter in our gym will be Thurs. Nov 2nd. We will need folks from FLC, as well as the community, to work the 7pm to 10pm shift, the 10pm to 6am shift, and the 6am to7am shift. Thank you for caring about the homeless poor in Kittitas County. Shelter will be at the following locations: Sunday, 7th Day Adventist ~ Monday, Calvary Baptist ~ Tuesday, First Christian (& Methodist) ~ Wednesday, Foursquare ~ Thursday, First Lutheran ~ Friday, Chestnut St Baptist ~ Saturday, Mercer Creek

Next Spring’s EWAID Synod Assembly is April 27-29 in Yakima! MANY volunteers are needed! A second planning meeting will be held at Christ Lutheran Church, 5606 W. Lincoln Ave, Yakima, WA on Monday, November 6, 2017 at 6:30 pm. We need people to help plan worship, make arrangements, and organize the program for the assembly. You can be involved as much, or as little, as you want. There's something for everyone! Bishop Kristen Kuempel plans to attend this meeting and share her vision for the assembly! If you can’t attend this meeting but still want to help, please let Deacon Dave Hellerich know at (402)489-7701or dave@hellerich.com. Thanks so much!

FISH Food Bank Operation Harvest Saturday, November 4th 9-3p.m. FISH will be collecting food at local grocery stores and Rite Aid. Many Volunteers will be needed at those locations and at the Food Pantry to sort food. Please contact FISH at 925-5990 if you are interested in volunteering or have questions.

Youth Activities

We are continuing our gift drive and book drive! Thank you to all who are contributing!

EHS - Happy Homecoming weekend!

Weekend of November 4: Catch some of our theatrical youth in the Fall Play!

Family Fun Night on November 8!

Streets of Bethlehem needs you to take a role in the singing, acting, drama, as an animal, town folk, or other character! Call Cathy Idler for more information at 929-4826! Pizza included!