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.
A “Blue Christmas Service” Tuesday, December 23, 11 a.m.
Christmas Eve, Wednesday, December 24
3:30 p.m. Kid-Friendly Candlelight Service with Communion
5:00 p.m. Christmas Candlelight Service with Communion
Community Christmas Dinner, Christmas Day, 11:30 - 2 p.m.
No Worship on Christmas Day
Saturday, Dec. 27, 5 p.m. Service with Christmas Songs/Scriptures
Sunday, Dec. 28, 8:15 & 10 a.m. Service with Christmas Songs/Scriptures
No Wednesday Worship on Dec. 31st, New Year’s Eve
A BLUE CHRISTMAS
WORSHIP SERVICE ….A TIME OF REMEMBRANCE
will take place here at FLC on Tuesday, December 23, 2014, at 11 a.m. There will
be music, candle lighting, and meditation,
along with Communion. Anyone feeling
especially alone during this holiday season
is welcome to attend. There will be a
remembrance table, and you are invited to
bring a small picture or small item of
remembrance of a loved one to be
displayed during this service.
Sincerely, Deb Clark, Grief Support
Advent Devotions, 2014, offered by the Lutheran Indian Ministries, can be found on the table in the narthex.
COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS DINNER,
DECEMBER 25, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Christmas dinner at First Lutheran
with turkey and mashed potatoes.
NO reservations necessary. Freewill offering.
Take outs/deliveries available; call 927-2028. INTERESTED IN HELPING? Look for the blue sign-up notebook on a table in the narthex.
A CaringBridge site has been set up for Tammy Clos. If you wish to
check on Tammy’s progress, you may log into caringbridge.org and follow the easy directions for setting up free access to
Tammy’s CaringBridge site.
Note from Tammy Clos: “I thank God for my beautiful church
family, for all the prayers, cards,
generosity, and outpouring of love, and for
the good results after surgery.”
ELCA GOOD GIFTS GIVING TREE
The Global Missions Team has set up the Giving Tree again this year in the narthex, offering items from the
ELCA Good Gifts catalogue for alternative gift giving. These items include pigs, honey bees, school supplies,
fruit tree seedlings, etc. These are gifts that grow the church, fight hunger, and transform lives! You can
participate by selecting an ornament from the tree. The donation amount is noted on each ornament. Make
your donation at the time you choose your gift, or you can place your donation in the offering plate. Checks can
be written out to First Lutheran Church; please write “Good Gifts in the memo line on the check. You may keep
the ornament to hang on your tree or to give to the person you are honoring with your gift.
ADULT FIRST AID FORUM,
presented by Michele and
Tom Plagman, will be held
on January 18 after both
services in the FLC library.
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.
WANT TO JOIN FIRST LUTHERAN?
Our next Adult Membership Class is
beginning on Wednesday, January 7th, 6:45-8:00 p.m. It will run for seven weeks.
New members will be received March 15th
or 18th. Childcare is provided upon
request. Please call the church, 927-2028,
to sign up or for more information.
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
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