September 29, 2013

Post date: Sep 26, 2013 4:44:47 PM

October Fest Potluck Next 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.

Annual FLCW Rummage Sale is THIS FRIDAY, October 4th and Saturday, October 5th. Please bring in your items by noon on Thursday and don’t forget to stop by and have lunch on Friday or Saturday and enjoy the homemade soups and pies. If you have any questions please contact Linda Strand. All funds received from the sale are given to charities.

Thrivent Dinner: All Thrivent Members are invited to a free dinner at the Bar 14, 1800 Canyon Rd., on Tuesday, October 8th at 6:00p.m. There will be a short meeting before dinner.

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.

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! Sing people, Sing. Let your voices Ring. In the Sanctuary October, three at 7:00 p.m., you need to be. To Sing people, Sing!

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.

"God's Work; Our Hands. Remember our church's theme? "God has taken care of my salvation, freeing me to take care of my neighbors in need".

Have you ever read our church's "Mission Statement" in the bulletin most weeks??

There are 17 million in our country who go hungry. This is a crime, the U.S. has enough food . . . .


Youth Fun Nights: the Second Tuesday of the month Starting October 8th. We don’t have the Lutherhaven counselors like last year, because Lutherhaven’s funding for that program dried up. But we think we can do a “home-grown” version of youth fun nights here, which will consist of games, songs, Bible verses/stories, prayers and dinner.

The schedule will be:

4:30-5:30 ~ Elementary kids

5:30-5:45 ~ Music for all ages

5:45-6:15 ~ Dinner (for all—parents, too)

6:15-7:30 ~ Middle/high school youth

If you would like to help with these evenings, see Pastor Dennis. We plan on doing this every second Tuesday of the month, October through May.

St. Andrew’s Church is hosting their annual October Festival on Thursday, October 3 from 10am to 3pm. 401 S. Willow St. Craft shop, pie and coffee shop, country store, and bake shop. Luncheon is from 11am to 2pm.