October 9, 2016

Post date: Oct 06, 2016 5:36:1 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Gladys Wahle and family in honor of her birthday.

Updating our Constitution and Bylaws Sunday October 9th after worship today. As a member congregation of the ELCA, we need to bring our constitution in line with the ELCA model constitution. We held a Q & A session on Sunday, Sept. 25, and we plan to vote on the new constitution & Bylaws on Sunday, Oct. 9 after worship. We need all voting members of First Lutheran there. (If you are an adult or a confirmed youth, you are a voting member.) Printed copies of the new constitution are available (and it’s on our FLC website www.flc-eburg.org) If folks feel like they need more time to consider this, we will simply delay the vote until our annual meeting the end of January. Thank you to Neil Caulkins and the constitution committee for all their work.

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, or not if people are not comfortable with that. We could produce some paper copies for folks who want them. Or you could snap pictures of the photo wall with your smart phone. Our council pres. Doug Fessler has most everyone’s photo on his phone. Pretty smart! 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 ans Responding to God’s Will in your Life.” All are welcome!

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.

Youth Activities

We kick off this week with Family Fun Night on Wednesday and follow it up with the 12th Man Tailgating Fundraiser!

Wednesday, October 12 - Family Fun Night! Wear your costume!!! This year we are having a Halloween "minute to win-it" theme!

4:30 to 5:30 p.m. kids up into the 5th grade

5:30 Family sing along

5:45 Dinner for everyone

6:30 - 7:30 p.m. 6th graders on up

-I can use parental help with the games!

Saturday, October 15 - 12th Man Set Up 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. It's time to decorate!

Sunday, October 16 - Heat up the grill! It's 12th Man Tailgating Fundraiser after church! Wear your best Seahawk gear!

What is tailgating fundraiser for? All proceeds go to our Radio Broadcast Fund to ensure that those who can't make it to church on Sunday can still join us for the church service. Our live broadcast goes out throughout the county and is heard by all those who need to hear the Word of God. The money we raise helps keep our service on the airwaves!