October 29, 2017

Post date: Oct 26, 2017 6:10:26 PM

Thank you to the choir, Betty, Tor and all the wonderful soloists: Isabella Hanreiter, Avery Garrett, Gayla Blaisdell, Jackie Vandeman, Hannah Marie Poole and instrumentalists John & Carrie Michel, Sarah Lee, Gracie Camp for their great work today.

Flowers for today are provided by Don & Donna Morris in honor of their 65th wedding anniversary.

Today Don & Donna Morris celebrate 65 years. Please join them for cake after church and then to the sanctuary for a renewal of vows service. All are welcome to attend.

Big thanks to everyone who helped with yard cleanup yesterday!

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 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!

Youth Activities

Family Fun Night is coming up - Wednesday, November 8. I need a couple adults to help me in the kitchen, one or two to referee, and three to be pumpkin pie coaches! Lots of fun starts for everyone at 5:30 p.m.!

Next Youth event: Sunday, November 12 - Operation Christmas Child Packing Party! After church meet in the kitchen and help serve tacos! Earn community service hours! After serving and eating tacos, meet in the gym to pack the boxes full of donations!

12th man Fundraiser - Sunday, November 19th. Sign up to bring a dish!

Fall Play in November! See our thespian Youth in action! Ask Ben Johnson what times on the first and second weekend of the month!

Have you chatted with Cathy Idler about being in the Streets of Bethlehem? Now is the time!