October 27, 2019

Post date: Oct 24, 2019 4:13:40 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Sheila Johnson in memory of her husband Mike.

Pastor Dennis will be out of the office Monday-Wednesday this week for the Bishop’s Convocation at Lutherhaven.

Thank you to Chuck Boss and Jim Stolte for their assistance in helping Betty with the organ tuning.

Garrett Snedeker is in London and would love to get some mail or emails from his church family. Please contact the church office for his contact information.

Save the Dates New Members/Inquirers Classes Starting in November. We will be offering new members and inquirers classes. If you are interested in attending please, come to these classes with Pastor Dennis. November 3, 10, 17, and 24th at 11:30a in the Chapel room. Classes are open to anyone interested in joining First Lutheran, just have some questions or want to meet more people. We’ll keep it to an hour or less as we read and discus Pastor Dan Erlander’s great little book, “Baptized We Live.”

Quilt Sale next Sunday, November 3rd after worship Quilts $40.00, Specialty Quilts $50.00, Lap Robes $25.00, Baby Quilts $25.00 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.

Big thanks to everyone who helped clean up the church gardens yesterday! And special thanks to gardeners who kept it beautiful all summer: Bea Fairburn, Ida Malde and Doreen Day.

Daylight Savings Time Ends Sunday, November 3rd Don’t forget to change your clocks back an hour!

Lazy F Camp: We are indebted to congregations who have been supportive of Manastash Lodge, the new dining hall. As a token of our appreciation, we invite the members of your congregation to a special lunch. Thank you so much for your support! Manastash Lodge Celebration Meal at Lazy F Camp and Retreat Center: The folks at Lazy F would love to share a meal with you in the new Manastash Lodge. Your congregation has been very supportive of this project and we want to extend our appreciation by inviting friends in the area to a special meal. We hope you will come to see this gorgeous new facility!

Sunday, November 10th 12:30 - 1:30 pm

Sunday Pot Roast, roasted vegetables, and apple pie

Please RSVP by November 1st

call 509.962.2780 or email office@lazyfcamp.org

Please specify any dietary restrictions.

Cold Weather Shelter (FISH)

Has a Coordinator Monday-Thursday: Rebecca Kennedy

Friday-Sunday: Josh Perry

The shelter will begin in November. We are not hosting the shelter here this year, but we are encouraging our folks to volunteer at the other churches.

Stewardship Sunday, November 17, 2019

Join us for brunch after worship

This is the time of year the Stewardship Ministry conducts the Time & Talent Survey and the 2020 Financial Pledge Campaign. What can we tell you about stewardship at First Lutheran? You are the hands that tend flower gardens, fill the communion plates, distribute the wine and bread at communion, hand out the Sunday bulletins, share a cup of coffee, repair drippy faucets, operate the sound system, offer a handshake in greeting, or prepare a meal. You are the voices that make a joyful noise to the Lord, teach Sunday school lessons and Confirmation and bible studies; that offer prayer and thanksgiving and witness to God’s grace mercy in this challenging world. You are vessels of the Holy Spirit as god works in, around and through you. Pledge cards and Time & Talent surveys will be available Sunday, November 17th at church or you may contact the church office to have a packet mailed to you. Give prayerful thought of what and where you can give to continue the congregational life here at First Lutheran Church. What we give back is an extension of our love for the Creator, all that he has created, and all that he has given us. We thank God for your hearts, and hands, and voices.

Stewardship Ministry: Julianna Boss, Jan McElroy, Jess Holcomb

Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

A huge thank you to all who made our 12th man fundraiser a success!!! We made over $900, which means that we have raised enough to cover one youth member's trip to the Gathering in 2021! Stay tuned for more opportunities to help the youth get to the ELCA Gathering!

High School and Middle School youth: Today at 2:45 pm meet in the gym to prep decorations, decorate the Fellowship Hall, and set up a couple rooms! Lots of work to do!

Tuesday: High school and Middle school youth: Meet in the gym at 6 pm to finish decorating available rooms and make donut monsters for Wed.

Wednesday: Family Fun Night!! Dinner at 5:30 p.m. - community comes at 6:30! Come after school to get into costume and finish setting up the other rooms!

Sunday, November 3 Rake Fest and Pizza Dinner! Congregation members sign up to have their yards raked and we make it happen!

Saturday, November 9 Family Advent Event! 4 pm at our Fellowship Hall

November: Operation Christmas Child. Take a shoebox and a tag from our OCC tree, fill it up, bring it back to be delivered on November 19th!

We are collecting used cookie sheets! We will be painting on them, so they won't be