Weekly Calendar &
Church Service Bulletins
(in PDF format)
Welcoming all to Jesus Christ through intergenerational worship, Christian Education, local service and global outreach.
Becoming shepherds afield, taking the church where the sheep are pastured.
* Trust and love in Jesus Christ
* Commitment to living God's Word
* Respect and care for all people
* Spiritual growth
* Service to the community
The 2015 offering envelopes are now available for pickup
on the table outside the church office. They are stacked
alphabetically. If you would like to receive envelopes,
please call the church office at 927-2028.
All are invited to attend
the Annual Congregational Meeting in the sanctuary following the January 25 worship service.
Activities for kids will be held
in the education wing and the nursery will be staffed
during the meeting.
A potluck lunch will be served in the fellowship hall
following the Congregational Meeting.
KIDS’ CHOIR IS STARTING! Grade 3 through grade 6, 1st Sundays of each month, ages 3 through grade 2, 3rd Sundays of each month. Kids will sing in church the same Sunday
as they rehearse.
Big kids’ choir will start on Sunday, February 1st, at 9:30 a.m. Little kids’ choir will start on
Sunday, February 15th, at 9:30 a.m. Jennifer Johnson,
Rippleside Music Teacher, will lead.
Note from the Health Ministry Team
First Lutheran’s Health Ministry Team has decided that, for right now, we will discontinue holding hands during the Lord’s Prayer. This was decided because of the flu season and the fact that many people have compromised immune systems.
And, during the Sharing of Peace, if you are not comfortable with shaking hands because of health concerns, please do not feel you need to do so. Just place your hand over your heart and say, “Peace be with you”.
Thank you for your cooperation and understanding in this matter.
Please note that the only doors that will be open
during normal business hours (8 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
will be the office entrance and the main entrance
doors. All other doors will remain locked.
If you or your group wish to utilize the northeast
door (next to the education wing), you may do so
but will be required to lock it when
you or your group leave.
Thank you ~ Heather Olson, Office Manager
"Is There an App for That Gospel Thing?--A Workshop for Christians in a Download World"
A workshop of the Heartland conference held at Lord of Life in Baxter, MN, on February 7th at 10:00 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. All members of the NE MN Synod are invited!! A lunch will be provided for $10 per person. You can reserve lunch by visiting www.lolbaxter.org or call Lord of Life church office: 218-828-9374.
2015 Daily Texts
These can be
purchased in the
church office for $7.
Checks can be
made out to
First Lutheran Church.
********2014 CONTRIBUTIONS: As the end of the year
approaches, please be aware
that any contributions that
you would like to show up on
your 2014 giving statement
must be in the church office
by Tuesday, December 31 or
be postmarked in 2014
according to IRS rules.
BE SAFE. BE WISE.
Hundreds of people pass through this building
every week. Please do not leave valuables in
your coat pockets unattended. If you have a
valuable coat, please take it with you to your
pew. Keep your purse close to you as well. We
don’t want to tempt anyone. Thank you.
HELP NEEDED FOR INJURED PERSON
Can you assist a First Lutheran worshiper who is temporarily disabled
(broken arms)? We are looking for folks who can volunteer an hour or two
per week during the next few weeks out near Maria Chapel. It would be to do
light housekeeping, meal preparation, etc. If interested,
please call the church office, 927-2028.
Thank you to
Pastor Linda Johnson-Seyenkulo
and Rebecca May for sharing
information on the Ebola virus.
If you are interested in learning
more, please visit this website: www.health.state.mn.us
Creation Care Covenant Proposal
Click here for a flyer concerning the 2015 Mission Trip. Contact Kathie Smith with any questions. Work: 927-2979
Last Week’s Attendance
Saturday, January 17, 5 p.m. 38
Sunday, January 18, 8:15 a.m. 77
Sunday, January 18, 10 a.m. 118
Wednesday, January 21, 6:00 p.m. 35
Weekly Financial Report for Week
Ending January 18, 2015:
General operating income:
Building fund income to date for January:
Building fund needs per month:
Parish Nurses - Parish nurses are available to visit or answer questions. Please call the church office or a parish nurse if you want to talk. Blood pressure can be checked between services on the 2nd and 4th Sundays each month. They are located in office in the Fellowship Hall.***
Want to help with worship? Worship Opportunities at First Lutheran - If you would like to do one of the following please call the person listed.
Lector (read Scripture) - Marge Muscatello
Communion Assistants - Marcia Hyytinen 927-6938 Lorraine Johnson - 927-4656
Sound Technician - Doug Landsverk - 927-2381
Power Point (Computer) - Chuck Pettersen - 927-6176
Video Recording - Greg Smith - 927-2720
Children’s Sermon - Sign up in the narthex
Worship Assistant - Linda Hommes (for adults) - 549-3221
Ushering - Rich Liljenquist - 927-3082
Saturday Eve Pianist - Rebecca May - 927-3481
Contemporary Worship Song Leaders/Musicians - Doug Landsverk - 927-2381
Altar Guild (setting up for worship) - Mary Peterson - 927-6820
Hymn Selections - Linda Delaney - 927-6237
Worship Committee - Rebecca May - 927-3481
Communion for Homebound People - Karen Newton - 927-3493
Webpage - Michele Plagman - 927-3544