September 28, 2014

Post date: Sep 25, 2014 4:18:13 PM

Please note that choir rehearsals will begin on Thursday, October 2nd at 7:00p.m. in the Sanctuary. All who love to sing praises to God are welcome.

CWU students are returning to campus or are coming to Ellensburg for the first time. The congregational life ministry thinks it’s a good idea to welcome them back and to invite them to worship with us. That’s why we are planning a potluck after church next Sunday, October 5. To make this work, however, we’ll need the help of the entire congregation. If you will be here and would like to help, you can prepare food for the potluck. You’ll have a choice of preparing a main dish, a salad, bread/rolls, or dessert. There are sign-up sheets in the fellowship hall; please take a minute to sign up today. Another way you can help is by talking to the students who come to the potluck and also to those who attend our services. Ask them about themselves and take a genuine interest in them so they’ll truly feel welcomed. Thank you in advance for your help and remember, sign up today!!

Time and Talent Surveys will be available for you to fill out on Sunday, October 5th. We are attempting to do our Time and Talent Surveys “in house” as much as much as possible this year. You will have opportunities to fill one out at the potluck on Sunday, October 5th and during/after worship on Sundays, October 12th and 19th. This will also save on postage. Thank you.

Next Sunday will be our congregation's "Food Drive for FISH"! If each family brings food, we'll have a generous donation. If you have never brought anything for the food bank, there are ideas on the Outreach bulletin board just right of the kitchen door. Let's break our record with our amount of food!! Blessings on all of you!

Annual FLCW Rummage Sale: Fri., October 3rd 9:00-4:00, Sat., October 4th 9:00-1:00 It’s a good time to do some fall cleaning! Your items may be brought to the church this week until noon on Thursday, October 2nd.

* Please, no magazines, computers, or exercise equipment. And make sure all appliances and clothing are clean and ready for use.

* We will also need many pies and bread! BAKERSPlease bring your baked goods in by Friday morning! Any questions? Please call Linda Strand 929-1816.

ALL proceeds from the sale are donated to several charities (including local ones). Funds earned from the sale will be matched by Thrivent.

Hospice Kits: Thank you to all who have generously responded to our mission outreach by donating items needed for the kits. There are a few items that are still needed to make each kit complete. The updated list includes: bath towels (gently used or new), nail clippers, 4-oz. or larger Petroleum Jelly, and household gloves (kitchen type, size medium). Please see the updated list of items needed on the donation table in the fellowship hall. Thank you for your participation! Please have your items to the church by October 5th! The kits will be assembled on Sunday, October 12th.

A generous anonymous donor will match up to $500 of your donations to our radio fund; please give your gift by October 31st.

October Festival @ St Andrew’s Catholic Church, 401 South Willow St. Thursday, October 2nd 10-3. Craft shop, Country Store, Bake Shop and also lunch will be available from 11-2 for $5 which includes soup, bread and pie.

Gleaners are needed at the Food Bank. At this time of year people have ripe fruit on trees, but maybe they can’t pick it and they want to donate it to the food bank. If you can help glean fruit, the food bank has the contact information, stop by the food bank or call 925-5990.

Youth Activities

Tonight: High Schoolers Hang Out at Ihop! We will stuff our mouths full of delicious buttermilk pancakes while discussing our upcoming "12th Man" fundraising event and a potential preschool night. Lots of details to work out!

Wednesday: Confirmation and YouthNight. High Schoolers: bring your creativity because we need to make signs for our "12th Man" fundraising event. We will take another peek at Mercy and Manna as well. 6:30 to 8 p.m. in the Sunday School room. (7:30 to 8 is shooting hoops with the Confirmation Crew!)

Saturday: Just keep swimming! We will be making a splash at Memorial Pool from 7:30 to 9 p.m. for all ages, 9-10 p.m. exclusively for ages 13 and up. Details on the youth board!

On-going: sign up to help for our "12th Man" fundraiser event. (take a peek at the youth board or see Amy for more information)