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
PLEASE NOTE: THERE IS A LINK TO THE WEEKLY ANNOUNCEMENTS IN THE TABLE DIRECTLY ABOVE THIS.
MILESTONE FOR 2 & 3-year-olds Sunday, September 28 at 10:30-11:15 a.m.
“BOB’S BUDDIES” BENEFIT MOTORCYCLE RIDE FOR BOB MORRIS, SEPTEMBER 27, 2014
A Saturday, September 27th, benefit event at the Hazelton Town Hall is planned for Bob Morris, who is dealing with stage IV lung cancer.
The day will begin with a 9:00 a.m. motorcycle ride. A silent auction will follow from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., with lunch from noon to 3:00 p.m. Those unable to attend are invited to send a donation to “Bob’s Buddies”, Members Cooperative Credit Union,
18 First St. NE, Aitkin, MN 56431. For tickets or more information, call Tracy Morris at 218-838-8646. Bob and his family are long-time members of
First Lutheran Church. Your help will be deeply appreciated.
You are cordially invited to an open house to honor Pastor Randy Stauter on his retirement from Glory Baptist Church on Saturday, October 4th, 3-6:00 p.m. at Glory Community Center.
GLOBAL MISSIONS MARKET Saturday, October 4th, 9-1:00
NEW THIS YEAR…Fair trade goods from SERRV
WE NEED YOU TO PARTICIPATE!
* Bring something to sell (crafts, baked goods, garden produce, perennial plants, like-new quality items). * Help set up on Friday or help sell on Saturday. * Shop, buy, or come for coffee and rolls on Saturday. * Pray about your role in God’s work. * Open your heart to the needs of God’s people around the world.
PLEASE NOTE CORRECTION: Please drop off items for the crafts and bake sale at FLC on Friday afternoon, October 3rd, by 4:30 p.m. or deliver on Saturday morning, October4th. Global Missions Sunday is October 5th. (The September newsletter craft sale dates on page 8 are incorrect.)
FALL FEST AT CAMP HIAWATHA, Sunday, October 12, 2:00 PM
NEW!!! KIDS’ CHOIRS Starting Wednesday, October 8th, our new Choir Director, Jennifer Johnson, will be directing two new kids’ choirs at FLC.
During Wednesday night worship, all kids will be released at 6:15. Ages 3 through grade 2 will have choir rehearsal from 6:15 to 6:35 in the choir room then switch to Bible story & popcorn from 6:40 to 7:00 in the library.
Grades 3-6 will begin with Bible story & popcorn at 6:15, then finish with choir rehearsal. Kids will sing in worship one Sunday
and one Wednesday per month.
The items to be delivered to the Seafarers’ Center in Duluth must be completed before November 20th which is when they will be delivered to the mission. Please bring completed items to FLC before this date. Please contact Marie Harwarth, Instructor, at 218-927-4532 or 763-350-6405.
Please complete one online registration form per child. If you have any questions please contact the Church Office at 218-927-2028.
First Lutheran Church 2014-15 Sunday School Registration Form
Please complete and submit this online form to register your child for Confirmation/Youth. If you have any questions please contact the Church Office at 218-927-2028
First Lutheran Church - Confirmation/Youth Registration 2014-15
PLEASE WEAR YOUR NAME TAGS! The nametags have now been reorganized alphabetically on the display board.
Please put them away in alphabetical order. Thank you, Joyce Murray!
Don't forget to click on the link above to see the Wednesday supper menu for September through December. Good eats!
VOLUNTEER CHOIR ACCOMPANIST NEEDED! If you’re able to help, please call Rebecca May at 927-3481.
New Choir Year and New Choir Director Jennifer Johnson (Rippleside Elementary Music Teacher) will be our new Senior Choir Director. Rehearsals will be on Wednesdays, 7:15-8:15 p.m. The Senior Choir will normally sing on the 1st & 3rd Sundays and on special occasions. Last year’s members are invited to return, and new members are also welcome. Why not give choir a try?
New Members to be Received
If you are interested in joining First Lutheran faith family, please join us for our fall class. The sessions meet on Thursdays, 6:30-8:00 p.m. and runs for 8 weeks. New members will be received on Sunday, November 16th, or Wednesday, November 19th. Childcare is provided upon request. Please call 927-2028 to register. IT ISN'T TOO LATE TO JOIN!
Smile nicely and say, “Yes, we’d love to have our picture taken.”
During the next few months, several photographers will be available to take a picture of you or your family. You will recognize them as members of First Lutheran; most do not claim to be professional but have agreed to take your pictures so that pictures can be displayed on a soon-to-be-built photo board. Won’t it be nice to refresh our memories of the names for the nice couple who sit a row behind us most Sundays? The Publicity Committee has taken on this photography responsibility.
Good Grief Support Group Schedule Change
At this time, we have decided to discontinue the meeting that has met on the 2nd Thursday of each month from 5 to 6:30 p.m. We will continue to meet on the 2nd Tuesday of each month for lunch at Birchwood Café at 11:30, and we will continue to meet on the 4th Thursday of each month in FLC’s library. Please make a note of this change.
DINNER AT YOUR DOOR MINISTRY Like to cook? If so, you are needed for a special congregational program - DINNER AT YOUR DOOR. This ministry provides a meal for someone who just came home from the hospital, after the birth of a baby, is bedridden and needs a lift, or following a grief or trauma situation. Coordinator Mary Ann Bredesen will contact you regarding the meal request, give the address of the recipient, etc. You will cook in your own kitchen. To join with others in this significant mission of the congregation, please call Mary Ann Bredesen at 218-927-4452 or the church office at 218-927-2028. And thank you for your help! ~ Pastor Bob Munneke
CONGREGATIONAL RESOURCE GUIDE
A useful tool in the work and mission of First Lutheran Church is the Congregational Resource Guide, containing information regarding committees and organizations,
as well as a list of members.
ATTENTION FAMILIES OF COLLEGE STUDENTS Please contact the Church Office with college addresses and email addresses for your college daughter or son. FLC wants to stay in touch with college students, as well as referring these students to campus pastors. Thank you!
Prayers are requested for Liberian Lutheran Bishop Jensen Seyenkulo and Pastor Linda Johnson Seyenkulo and for the people of Liberia and West Africa who are facing the Ebola outbreak. Pastor Linda, daughter of our own Elma Johnson, was recently commissioned as an ELCA missionary and was scheduled to leave for Liberia in September to help organize a Lutheran seminary. Due to the Ebola outbreak, folks are being told to not enter Liberia at this time. Pastor Linda will be at First Lutheran in September, so we will receive an update on the situation. Please keep those prayers going! ~ Pastor Bob
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