September 10, 2017

Post date: Sep 07, 2017 7:7:8 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Bob & Teresa Bookout.

Congratulations to Jess & Jesika Holcomb on the birth of a daughter Wednesday, September 6th: Lillian Elizabeth. Mom and baby are doing well. Lillian joins sister Allorah and brother Britt. Welcome Lillian!

Installation of New Bishop September 16th All are invited to the Installation of Reverend Kristen E. M. Kuempel as Bishop of the Eastern Washington Idaho Synod. At Saint Mark’s Lutheran Church 316 East 24th Ave Spokane, WA on Saturday, September 16th at 2p. The Reverend Elizabeth Eaton, Presiding Bishop will preside. A reception will follow the service. Please contact the Synod office at 509-383-9871 for more information.

Sunday School and Adult Ed Begin September 17th The first day of Sunday School classes will be Sunday, September 17. All kids age 4 through 5th grade will meet during part of the worship service immediately after “Just for Kids” time. Middle/High School youth will meet at 8:45 in the youth room off the gym, and the adult class will meet with Pastor Dennis at 8:45 in the chapel room down the hall. There’s a class for everyone—hope to see you on September 17th!

Confirmation Pizza Feed Wednesday, September 13th at 6:30 pm. All 6th, 7th, and 8th graders and their parents who are interested in our Confirmation ministry are invited to a pizza feed and information time from 6:30 to 7:30 pm on Wed. Sept 13th. This will be a good time to ask questions, get an overview of the year and sign up to be acolytes. This year we will be doing Youth Fun Nights on the 2nd Wednesday of the month. On Sept 13th we will also walk through what you do as an acolyte on Sundays. Actual confirmation classes will start on Wed., Sept. 20st at 6:30 pm. Please let pastor Dennis know how many from your family are coming to the Pizza Feed on Wed., Sept 13th so he orders enough food. Please, call 925-2844 church, 929-2927 Pastor Dennis or email High Schoolers are welcome to come and have pizza with us, too. Ninth graders who are ready to be confirmed this Fall, we’ll start meeting in October. (Now is a great time to finish up any missing assignments and/or worship notes!) Your actual confirmation Sunday will most likely be October 22nd.

Choir Resumes Thursday, September 28th It's time to start singing so get those pipes warmed up for choir rehearsals which will be Thursday, September 28th in the Sanctuary at 7p.m.. Of course, we at First Lutheran sing in church every Sunday (and sing very well, too), but we love to have our choir sing anthems to help celebrate what God has done for us. In the 500th year of the Reformation, the choir is planning a special presentation of “The Gloria” and we would love to have a lot of singers.

Hospice Friends Needs You!! To Be A Volunteer September 28 & 29 9- 4:30p Hospice friends was organized in 1983 to provide volunteers who would spend time with people at the end of life so they could maintain a good quality of life when the quantity of life was limited. We always need new volunteers. If you, or someone you know, is interested in a volunteer position at Hospice Friends, we have two upcoming trainings. There are training requirements for all volunteers and very specific training for volunteers who will spend time with hospice patients.

· Volunteer opportunities include:

· Spending time with hospice patients

· Performing administrative tasks in the office

· Periodically assisting with major office and/or storage unit clean up and organization

· Working at fundraising and other events

All volunteers must complete an application, have a background check and attend training sessions. For more information please call Rhonda Muller 509-968-5117.

Potluck Supper, Friday September 29th at 6p.m. with a friend from Tanzania. Pastor Nwaka, assistant to the Bishop of the Lutheran Church in Tanzania will be in Ellensburg for two days. Bring a dish to share for a relaxing social time with a representative of our sister Synod in Africa.

Youth Activities

Sunday, Sept 17 - Crazy Fun Middle School Get Together! Meet at the church at 2 p.m.

Watch for October events:

Oct 1 - Huffman Farms Pumpkin Patch. Free pumpkin ice cream!

Oct 7 - Rescheduled Yakima Escape Room for High School Youth

Oct 11 - Family Fun Night - Parent's help needed!

Oct 14 - Classic Monster Movie Marathon!

All Month: Operation Christmas Child toy and supply drive!