September 17, 2017

Post date: Sep 14, 2017 4:48:25 PM

Flowers for today are provided by the Morelli family in honor of Karl Maier.

FOUND: a set of keys in a pair of jeans given to the quilters. Please call or stop by the office if you are missing a set.

FISH special giving for the month of August was $74.00.

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. We are so fortunate!! Pastor Moses Nwaka, Assistant to the Bishop of our companion synod in Tanzania will be visiting our church later in the month!! He will be here Sept. 29th and 30th. There will be an all-church potluck on Sept. 29th at 6:00 p.m. Please put this date on your calendars! We urge everyone to bring food that evening and come and meet Pastor Nwaka!! We can get to know him and ask questions. We can learn more about the dining hall project. His picture is on the Outreach bulletin board. Folks in our synod who have visited Ulanga Kilombero know Moses and report he is kind is a good communicator. We'll see you Friday, September 29th!!!

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!

Youth Activities

Today – Crazy Fun Middle School Get Together! We will meet here at the church at 2 p.m. and indulge in ice cream sundaes, chalking the walk, challenging each other in bubble ball, and more!

Saturday, September 23 – High School Pizza Night at Brooklyn’s Pizza! This will be a pizza eating, brainstorming, and candy-crane challenging night. 6 p.m. Come with a calendar (or just your phone), and ideas of activities for the upcoming couple years!

October 1: Trip to Huffman Farm’s Pumpkin Patch! After church we will head upWilson Creek Road and get in line for free pumpkin ice cream, launch some pumpkins, and talk about petting the llama! A sign-up sheet will be available.

Heads up: We start collecting for Operation Christmas Child in October! Start stocking up on items such as coloring books, toothbrushes, socks, fun toys!