Weekly Calendar &
Church Service Bulletins
-Narrative Lectionary Topics
-Narrative Lectionary Readings
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
We want to welcome Beth Ryan to the office staff.
Beth comes to us from West Concord, Minnesota. Beth
will be working part-time as the administrative assistant.
Please stop in an introduce yourself if you have
The mailboxes are labeled and
assigned (randomly). Please
refer to the lists on either end, look for you
last name and then the corresponding mailbox
number. Please use the mailboxes to
store your name tags. We will periodically
put items in your box, so please check them
often. Also—if you’d like to save YOUR
church money, let the office know you’d like
to receive your newsletter and other mailings
this way. Please let us know of any mistakes
too, name spellings, don’t see your
name, missing family members etc.
Thank you and enjoy!
At Camp Vermillion , Cook, MN
Saturday, July 30, 1—7 pm
Join us for a day of great music, great food, and
great family fun in God's great north woods. This
annual concert and fundraiser is an event you won't
want to miss!
• Music by great bluegrass bands - "No Grass
Limit", "Sloughgrass", and "Jerusalem Road"
• Fantastic food
• Games/activities for the kids
• Silent and live auction, raffle drawing, Church
Basket Challenge raffle
Vacation Bible School "Cave Quest" August 8-11, 2016 6pm-8pm,
Ages 3 years to 5th grade welcome.
Dinner beginning at 5pm. $2/person
Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry
Family Weekend at Camp
Vermilion August 26-28
Fall Work Day at Camp Vermilion
Youth Work Weekend at Camp
Vermilion September 23-24
Fall Festival at Camp Hiawatha
October 9, 2:00-5:00 PM
Adventure Weekend at Camp
Vermilion Ages 10 and up
Crafting Get-Away at Camp
Vermilion October 7-9 and
The Strategic Planning Committee informational notes:
* Note #2
* Note #3
It is important to realize that Strategic Planning
is a process. It will take as long as necessary to
determine our current mission, vision and our
key principles. If this process seems lengthy
and laborious, it is and has been. Some of us
are relatively new to the Strategic Planning
Committee. Thankfully, there are others who
have been deeply involved since its very beginning.
For this, we need to be thankful for their
dedication to this task and their commitment of
time and energy to First Lutheran Church.
To make a plan, one needs to collect information
about First Lutheran and the community it
serves. It sounds pretty simple!! In reality, it
started over a year ago when a group of people
got together to begin this process. We will attempt
to share the start of this process with you
as we continue on this journey.
The Strategic Planning Process is grounded in
the study of the book, The Mission Table – Renewing
Congregation and Community by
Stephen P. Bouman. In this book, Bouman, lays
out the idea of how congregations become mission
tables where we listen, people become
engaged, and lives are restored.
“Stay Tuned” , there is much more to share on
IN OUR COMMUNITY:
Please contact Pastor Bob at the church office (218-927-2028) or cell (218-851-2483) for more information or to sign up.
MEALS ON WHEELS DRIVERS:If you’re able and willing, please call
Betty Jacobs at the Aitkin County CARE office, 218-927-1383, or 1-800-333-2433
Please contact Jill Blanchette,
FLC’s Office Manager, at 218-927-2028.
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CURRENT FORMS AND INFO TO FIND
IN THE NARTHEX
*Book of Acts reading list
*Volunteer sign-up sheets
*Radio ministry, KUWAA, flower sign-up
*Special offering envelopes
*Voyageur Lutheran Ministry information
* Every Wednesday — Worship Service at Maria Chapel—6pm
* July 24th—Audra Kalis Baptism—9am
* August 1st & 2nd—Red Cross Blood Drive 11am—6pm
NO-CANCELLATION POLICY -
First Lutheran has a no-cancellation policy in regard to worship services.
No matter what the weather,
worship will not be cancelled.
DO NOT put yourself in danger,
but if you can make it to church,
please know that the building will be open and worship will happen.
This applies to Saturday evening, Sunday morning,
and Wednesday evening.