September 22, 2013

Post date: Sep 19, 2013 5:35:36 PM

Flowers today are provided by Gabe and Stephanie Laramie in honor of their children’s baptism today, Layla Lynne and Van Joseph Laramie.

Kerry & Sharon Parker celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary. Their celebration will be held TODAY from 1-3p in the Manastash Room at the Kittitas County Fair Grounds.

October Fest Potluck Sunday, October 6th after worship. Come and enjoy a good Lutheran potluck as we give a special welcome to our new and returning CWU students. Please bring a dish for your party and maybe a little extra to host the students. Hope you can join us for some good food and fellowship.

Next Sunday, Sept. 29th, will be FISH Sunday. This is part of our "God's Work. Our Hands." celebration. Please bring a can or cans for the food bank next week. Soup and tuna and canned vegetables are always good. We are hoping the whole congregation will take part in this. We can use the insert to take home for a reminder! Thanks. Outreach

Just a reminder that the Annual FLCW Rummage Sale is coming up, Friday October 4th and Saturday October 5th. You may start bringing your items to the church after worship NEXT Sunday, September 29th-noon October 3rd. Money is given to worthy charities.

Friday Food Backpack program: Our FISH Food Bank is putting together a Friday food Backpack program in Ellensburg. Basically this means filling backpacks with nutritious food and sending them home with kids on Fridays. The children bring the empty packs back to school on Monday. This program is already working well in thousands of cities in the US. You probably know that for many children, the free breakfasts and lunches are the best meals they get all week and hunger is a reality on the weekends. FISH Food Bank is hoping to start the program first at Mt Stuart Elementary and expand from there. The Food Bank has enough food to make it happen. Right now they could use good, sturdy, school-size backpacks. When the program gets going volunteers may be needed to pack or deliver backpacks, pick up empties on Monday. So if you have a good pack you would like to donate to the cause, or can buy one (watch for sales) simply place it in the backpack box in the entryway. Thanks and God bless you.

Stewardship Stu here with a question.... Are you different? Do YOU hope to make a positive change in the world? Is First Lutheran Church part of your hope? We are more than a few folks who come together on Sunday mornings. We are a congregation of believers and our Faith can move mountains. We feel an obligation, we have a desire, friends, we have the ability to be the blessing we're called to be. We can start with easy steps... fill out the Time and Talent Questionnaire, then get pushy about getting involved, raise your hands, start asking questions. Tell the rest of us what you'd like to be involved in and see us accomplish. We are the Church, we must be the difference in the world. First Lutheran could be just another place to claim membership or First Lutheran could be the pivotal point of Ellensburg. I'm serious.. Get Pushy... Ask Questions.... Get Involved..... Make A Difference. Hey... I'll see you in Church and hope to see you working on a committee or other ministry soon. Fill out the questionnaire... you'll feel better... BE DIFFERENT. Peace... Stu

Adult Sunday Class continues every Sunday at 8:45am in the Chapel room. Come join Pastor Dennis and the group as we study our way through the Gospel of Luke. Newcomers are always welcome

Choir Resumes Thursday, October 3rd It's time to start singing so get those pipes warmed up for choir rehearsals which will be Thurs. October 3rd 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. Please consider joining the choir this fall we would LOVE to have all the chairs in the choir area filled each week. Anyone with a love of singing is welcome.

Women’s One Day Retreat: The women of the Methodist Church have invited FLC women to attend “Laughter and Prayer: Finding the Divine in Everyday Life” on Sat. Oct. 5 from 9am—4pm at Lazy F, lunch included. Please find registration forms on the counter in the FLC office, and return to the Methodist church with $15 by Monday, Sept. 30. For more information please call Betty Holmes at 968-3668.