September 8, 2019

Post date: Sep 05, 2019 6:30:35 PM

Flowers for today are provided by Al and Estelle Johnson in memory of Estelle's sister Faith Swenhaugen.

Confirmation Pizza Feed for students and families on Wed. Sept. 11th at 6:30 p.m. for about an hour. Please let Pastor Dennis know how many in your family are coming so he orders enough pizza...send an email:, or call: 925-2844 (church office) or 929-2926 (cell number). Eat pizza, see an overview of the year, welcome new students, acolyte training (bring your calendars)!

Sunday School Begins September 15th The first day of Sunday School classes will be Sunday, September 15. All kids age 4 through 5th grade will meet during part of the worship service immediately after “Just for Kids” time. Middle/High School youth will meet at 8:45 in the youth room off the gym, and the adult class will meet with Pastor Dennis at 8:45 in the chapel room down the hall. There’s a class for everyone—hope to see you on Sunday, September 15th!

Weekend Nutrition for Hungry Kids First Lutheran will once again be participating in providing weekend nutrition for kids at Lincoln Elementary, Dammon and Thorp Schools.

Our Food Bank contact person, Judy Ragland has placed a box under the coat rack with a suggested list of non-perishable and easy to prepare food items. FLC will also order some foods through the Food Bank since FISH can get them at a greatly reduced price. We will pack bags of food on Thursday and deliver them. Your donations are greatly appreciated. If you prefer to give a check, please make it out to First Lutheran Church and mark “Weekend Nutrition Program” in the memo line. Thank you for helping to alleviate hunger in our community!

Fellowship Time: We have lots of Sunday openings for people to bring cookies, treats, crackers & cheese, or fruit. Please sign up on the kitchen door!

You can now give a financial contribution by using the Vanco Give Plus app on your phone using your credit/debit card or savings/checking account. Like any credit card use, there is a processing fee charged to the merchant/church. There is an option you can check to pay a percentage to help cover that cost if you desire. You will be given credit for the full amount you give. You also have the option to select different funds to contribute to. If a fund you want to contribute to is not listed, let the church office or James Stolte know and it can be added. If you would like more information see James Stolte.

Paddle Pilgrim: “Kayaking the Fjords of Norway” Dave Ellingson, former First Lutheran Church campus minister will be in Ellensburg TODAY. He will share his recent experiences kayaking in Norway at the Hal Holmes Center 1:30—3p.m. Dave Ellingson, whose Mississippi River, Erie Canal and Hudson River expeditions are chronicled in his popular Paddle Pilgrim books, enjoyed a spectacular month paddling last summer on his ancestral Sogne and Hardanger Fjords. Dave will share spell-binding stories and award-winning photographs from his recent adventure in Norway. His latest Paddle Pilgrim: “Kayaking the Fjords of Norway” book, hot off the press, will be available for purchase and signed by the author!

Youth Activities

FLC Youth (grades 6 - 12)

Today: Trip to Leavenworth! We will leave after church (we will wait if anyone needs to run and get their lunch) and head up to Icicle Junction. Half of the group will stay and play mini golf while the other half will join me at the Front Street Gazebo for team building exercises. There are places to eat up there - Muchen Haus being a popular sausage and pretzel stop. Cold Stone Ice Cream is another popular spot! I expect to be home by 6 p.m.

Friday, Sept 13 or Saturday, Sept 14: Stargazing on the Rooftop with Bruce! 6:30 pm!

Ongoing: Sundays after church - high school maze work parties. Lots of ideas, lots of work to do! We will be constructing a haunted house out of boxes - be prepared to paint!

September 22 - Roll with it Middle School event. Get ready to roll!


Big sheets of cardboard and large cardboard boxes!