WELCOME BACK TO WORSHIP
Sun. January 17th—10:00 am
Wed. January 20th—5:45pm
(Every Sun. & Wed. thereafter too!)
WHERE: First Lutheran Church
WELCOME BACK TO FAITH FORMATION
Sunday’s— 3-year-old—4th grade—9:00—9:45 am
Wednesday’s—grades 5th & 6th—after school to 4:30 pm
Wednesday’s – 9th grade Affirmation – 6:30-8pm
MEETINGS, EVENTS & WALKING – YES!
We will be practicing masking and social distancing.
Nursery and Kitchen are not available at this time.
Food shelf and Community meals will continue as pick up only
The offices will remain open. M-Th 8am - 2pm and Fri. 8am-12noon
THE COMMUNITY MEAL SCHEDULE:
Mondays and Thursdays at 5:00 p.m. and Tuesdays at Noon.
ANNUAL REPORTS DUE -- ATTENTION MINISTRY LEADERS Annual reports are due by the end of the year. Please submit them electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
THRIVENT CHOICE: TOUCH LIVES, WARM HEARTS, YOUR WAY DON'T LET YOUR DOLLARS EXPIRE
Giving back still makes an important impact in people's lives. Thrivent Financial provided millions of dollars to help congregations, communities and individuals in need. Members who own Thrivent Financial products help make this support possible. Thrivent Choice lets you designate where some of Thrivent Financial's charitable outreach funds go by directing Choice Dollars. You can request funding for Lutheran camps, schools, seminaries, campus ministries and Lutheran congregations. If you are eligible to designate Choice Dollars, please consider First Lutheran.
Here’s it works. You can make the direction of Choice Dollars quarterly. This is good if you would like to direct your Choice Dollars to different recipients over the course of the year, or spread the Choice Dollars out over the year. However, it is important to note that a direction made early in the year is ONLY for the previous quarter(s), not for entire year. If a direction for the remainder of the year is not made sometime between December and March, the remaining Choice Dollars expire. Therefore, our area chapter of Thrivent is recommending that everyone, who is eligible to direct Choice Dollars, do so in December. That direction will apply to all Choice Dollars not already directed for the year. Please don’t let your Choice Dollars expire. Thank you for supporting your congregation.
ELCA YOUTH MINISTRY EXTRAVAGANZA Every year the ELCA Youth Ministry puts together a convention for education and renewal of CYF leaders across the country. This year they will be having this convention, the Extravaganza, virtually. They are offering churches a low registration fee to bring as many people as they want. So that means if you are interested in learning more about children’s, youth, or family ministry February 5th and 6th please let us know and we will get you signed up. And just because you get signed up doesn’t mean that you need to be there for the full 2 days, feel free to jump in when you can! For more info check out https://www.elcaymnet.org/ext21
DAYS FOR GIRLS Click here for a link to the International website.
“VANCO MOBILE” - As we move forward in opening up our church we have been looking into new ways that we can communicate with the congregation. One way that looks very exciting is a new app available through one of our church affiliates.
Through this new app we will be able to communicate directly with congregation members as well as groups. The app will also offer registrations for events and worships as well as show the different events of the church for all our members to see. This will especially be useful in our upcoming faith formation programing. Check it out today!
On your phones look up “Vanco Mobile” wherever you download apps. The App is called Vanco Mobile Faith Engagement. After downloading, sign up and then search for First Lutheran by using the code: "E9KV2R" More information is being added as we get more used to the app so don’t forget to check back in every once-in-awhile! If you have questions please contact the church, and we can try and help you sign in and give some basic instructions on the use of the app. We are excited to be moving into the more real-time avenue of communication with you all!
College Student or Active Military Information Needed If you know of anyone connected to FLC that is currently in college or serving in the military, we are looking for updated contact information. Please contact the church office with this information.
Stamps for Wycliffe Bible Translators We hope you will save cancelled stamps from your mail to give to Wycliffe Bible Translators. Bring them to the Wycliffe Stamp Box in the Fellowship Hall or the Library at church! Thank You