October 6, 2019

Post date: Oct 03, 2019 6:18:5 PM

Women’s Retreat @ FLC October 11-12 (Next weekend)

Come join us for a special time of fellowship. We will begin Friday at 6:00 p.m. with a potluck and evening activities, then continue on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.—4:30 p.m. Cost is $25 per person. Registration forms are available on the small table in the fellowship hall. If you are planning to attend, please fill out a form by today, Oct. 6 so we know how many to plan for. If you would like to sponsor someone for the retreat, donations are accepted.

Central WA Cluster Meeting Sunday, October 13th 2p.m. at Christ Lutheran, Yakima. The ELCA churches in our area (Eburg, Yakima, Goldendale, Toppenish, Sunnyside & Grandview) get together twice yearly to share ideas, maintain friendships and learn together. We will also be electing a lay female to a 5 year term on Synod Council. Let Pastor Dennis know if you are interested in going and you can catch a ride with him if you like.

Phil Misner, Assistant to the Bishop We welcome Phil Misner, who will preach at Sunday worship October 13, followed by a Q and A during fellowship time. Phil will also be with us at our cluster meeting at Central Lutheran in Yakima at 2:00pm.

Middle/High School Sunday School has been cancelled until father notice, due to attendance. Is there interest in having a class once a month on a Sunday evening? If so, Michael Goerger is willing to teach it. Let Amy, Pastor or Carla know your thoughts.

Rummage Sale: A huge thank you to Linda Strand and the many, many workers who made it happen! And thanks to all of you for your contributions. All proceeds from the sale will be donated to several charities.

Weekend Nutrition for Hungry Kids First Lutheran will once again be participating in providing weekend nutrition for kids at Lincoln Elementary, Dammon and Thorp Schools. Our Food Bank contact person, Judy Ragland has placed a box under the coat rack with a suggested list of non-perishable and easy to prepare food items. FLC will also order some foods through the Food Bank since FISH can get them at a greatly reduced price. We will pack bags of food on Thursday and deliver them.

Your donations are greatly appreciated. If you prefer to give a check, please make it out to First Lutheran Church and mark “Weekend Nutrition Program” in the memo line. Thank you for helping to alleviate hunger in our community!

Fellowship Time: We have lots of Sunday openings for people to bring cookies, treats, crackers & cheese, or fruit. Please sign up on the music stand near the kitchen door!

You can now give a financial contribution by using the Vanco Give Plus app on your phone using your credit/debit card or savings/checking account. Like any credit card use, there is a processing fee charged to the merchant/church. There is an option you can check to pay a percentage to help cover that cost if you desire. You will be given credit for the full amount you give. You also have the option to select different funds to contribute to. If a fund you want to contribute to is not listed, let the church office or James Stolte know and it can be added. If you would like more information see James Stolte.

Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Today - Trip to Thompson's Farms Pumpkin Patch

October 13 - Work party for H.S. Haunted Maze after church

October 19 - 12th Man Prep 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

October 20 - 12th Man Fundraiser after church. Grilled brats are the feature item. Sign up to bring a fun appetizer!

October 26 - Family Fun night Prep 2 pm

October 27 - Family Fun night set up 2 pm

October 29 - Maze set up and Middle school makes monster donuts 6 - 8 pm

October 30 - Family Fun Night!! Dinner at 5:30 p.m., activities start and guests come at 6:30 p.m.