September 23, 2012

Post date: Sep 20, 2012 6:14:29 PM

Stewardship Stu here... with a question. Thought about joining a Committee or Ministry or the Choir here at First Lutheran? Hey, it's Fall.. a new start on the year.. a time to inspire your kids to get involved in academics, sports, and programs that will build their Christian Faith. If their Christian Faith is important to you consider your own. So what is it.. just a bunch of nice sounding platitudes... or a life time commitment? This is your chance to witness to your children. Talk to your spouse first, then talk to your kids, then talk to your neighbors.... tell them all how grateful you are for all your blessings, tell them about the Biblical challenge to give back to the Lord as a giving of thanks and recognition of our blessings... and then commit to a new level of thankful response. Come join a Committee or Ministry. Invitations abound. I really hope I see you in Church. Stu

Ministry Night: October 1st at 7:00 p.m. This is an invitation for anyone interested in the ministries of First Lutheran, to attend a joint meeting of all ministries on one night! The Ministries consist of Worship and Music, Property Management, Outreach, Congregational Life, Education, Youth and Stewardship. We’ll begin the evening collectively with prayer and announcements, divide into separate ministry meetings and regroup at the end to wrap it up. It will be an opportunity to develop ideas, address concerns and work together, prayerfully, with God’s guidance. Give it a try! You might like it!

Adult Education, Sundays 8:45 AM in the chapel starting Sept “The Didache” (Greek for “Teaching”): the Faith and Practice of the Earliest Christians” is a 6 part DVD and book class led by Pastor Dennis. Author and theologian Tony Jones will be with us on DVD and each participant will receive a book entitled “The Teaching of the 12” (suggested donation $10). The Didache was probably written about the same time as the Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke. It is a practical teaching about how to live in Christian community and to show the love of Jesus to others. We will explore together the faith and Christian practices of our earliest brothers and sisters in Christ. I think it will be fun and interesting. Everyone is welcome!

Thrivent Dinner for all Thrivent members. September 29th, 5:30pm at Ellensburg Pasta Company. For more information please contact James Stolte or Don Morris.

Youth(+) Sunday School: Want to know the Bible better? Starting this week, there’s a Sunday School year dedicated to just that. Together, we’ll develop a greater understanding of one of God’s greatest gifts: that collection of 66 books we call the “Bible.” Using Larry Richards’ Smart Guide to the Bible—and Bibles, of course!—we’ll read stories, talk theology, and share thoughts about this amazing text. And, if you have your own Bible, take it off the shelf or nightstand and bring it to church. Mark it up. Highlight passages. Make notes in the margins. (And if you don’t have a Bible, we’ll help get you one). Everyone sixth grade and above is invited. We start at 9:00 a.m. and end by 9:45 (so acolytes can be on time).

Youth Email List: Now that FLC is between Youth Directors, communication with Youth — and Youth families — may be a bit trickier. The best way to keep up with any Youth events or programs is to get on the Youth Email list. To be included, email

The Fall Youth Program: Staff and volunteers are working to keep an active and growing Youth program at FLC this fall. If you would like to be part of this, please email So far, we have some fantastic events and discipleship opportunities planned for the next few months, but we need help to make it all work.

Can You Lead ONE Event? Perhaps you’re interested in helping out with — or leading — a Youth event, but are terrified that saying, “yes,” will lead to a lifetime commitment and a permanent place on the Youth request list. Not so. As we attempt to plan Youth events and programs for the year, we’re looking for volunteers who will take one — and one only — event. So far, we have adult volunteer leaders for the Corn Maze, Fish-Bowling, and maybe a couple other programs. Perhaps you’re comfortable organizing a Parents’ Night Out or Christmas Cookie Baking. If so, please let Joe or Pastor Dennis know. Thanks.