September EXTRA MILE EMPHASIS: LUTHERAN CAMPUS MINISTRY
NEW FALL WORSHIP TIMES
Beginning Sunday, September 19
8 & 10 a.m.
New service at 1 p.m.
Wednesdays, Beginning September 15
DAYS FOR GIRLS WORKSHOPS 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 19th & TUESDAY NOVEMBER 16th
Sewers and non-sewers alike, please join us in this important ministry to prepare reusable feminine hygiene kits for girls and women around the world. If you have questions please contact Eunice Weslander.
Banning State Park Join us on Oct 3rd Your family is invited to join us in a fun day of hiking, fellowship, and adventure as we explore God’s amazing wilderness!
Sign up with Pastor Jordan (email@example.com) or Text 651-357-4726 We will leave the church at 9:30am and return approximately 5:30pm.Dress for the weather. Wear good shoes (NO flip-flops) for this 3.5 mile hike! Bring a backpack with water bottle, snacks, sun screen, bug spray, jacket, medications. Lunch provided.
- ADULT BIBLE STUDY BEGINS FALL SERIES Tuesdays 11:00 a.m., Church Library
All adults are invited to the new Fall Bible Study series held every Tuesday. The new series will study the Fruits of the Spirit. The introduction session is "connected to the vine". The fruits are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. There will be handouts for each session. Hope you can join us! Rebecca May and Lynne Kellerman, Co-Leaders
FAITH FORMATION HELPERS NEEDED
Fall is upon us and First Lutheran needs your help! There are a variety of openings but we need your skills where you can best use them. Please look through this list of places where your gifts and abilities might fit in.
*Sunday School Coordinators – Looking for one or preferably 2 or more people who would split the job of being the point person for Sunday School activities on Sunday mornings. You would direct people as needed, take questions and pass them on to appropriate people, keep a calendar of who is teaching and communicate volunteer needs, and be the point of communication between the church office and teachers for anything the Sunday school program might need for supplies and other tangible needs
*Sunday School Teacher, Sub, or Assistant– As part of a rotation of teachers for your specific class; on Sunday mornings help teach our pre-k and up the stories of our faith using provided curriculum.
*Sunday School Leadership team – Can you be a part of our team that looks into the future and plans out how we would like to tweak and grow our programming for our Sunday school? You are needed! This would be for quarterly meeting to discuss how Sunday school is going and how we can look ahead and plan.
*Short term big events volunteer – is it hard for you to make long term commitments but would love to find ways where you can still participate in our faith formation at First Lutheran? We are looking for people who would help in specific jobs in some of our bigger events such as a fun Easter festival, a Halloween Trunk or treat, or even VBS. If you have more ideas of short-term events that you’d like to see happen and help out at let us know!
*Wednesday Night Faith – be a helper in teach our older elementary kids the stories of our faith! 3:30 to 5 on Wednesday nights.
*Coffeehouse adult leader – From 3:30 to 5:30 be a loving and fun leader who is willing to interact with our youth in many different ways as they unwind from school. Help guide them in various activities during those 2 hours. Willingness to plan and lead activities a plus but not required.
*Wednesday Night meal leader – We need a few cooks who are willing to put together a meal once a month for our congregation on Wednesday nights. If you have some experience cooking for large (50 to 75 people) or would like to learn (training is provided!!!) Please let us know! You’ll be helping our Wednesday evening programing grow and thrive!! Thank you!
*Soup kitchen Coordinator – Once a month contact the group of youth going to the soup kitchen. Recruit an adult leader to go with the group to the Sharing Bread Soup kitchen. Be the point person for questions and communication.
*Road clean up coordinator – 2 times a year coordinate the group doing the road clean up. Fall/September and spring/May. Find adult volunteers to drive and walk the roadside with youth. Manage supplies and contact county for garbage pick-up.
*Affirmation Small Group Leaders – Lead discussion of questions based of topic raised during our hour lecture. We are looking for someone to learn with our youth, not be the to hand out answers! Be a respectful loving leading presence to our youth on Wednesday nights during our Affirmation class.
*9th Grade shepherds – Be the points of communication for our 9th grade class. Remind them of scheduled activities, to communicate with mentors often, shepherd the group to, from, and during different activities.
Tiny Tots Registration Tiny Tots registration is open! Tiny Tots is a Christian-based preschool program for 3, 4, and 5-year-olds held at First Lutheran Church. It has been running for over 35 years. We run our program once a week, Monday mornings, from 9:30-11:30. It runs from October-April. Activities include a whole group lesson, small group lesson, snack, gym, and music time. Tiny Tots follows the Aitkin Public Schools Calendar.
If interested in registering your child, please fill out the Google Form linked here: https://forms.gle/5pfuRGrh4eW2Sohc6
For further questions or information, contact Lisa Buisman at 218-330-4461 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Volunteers needed! The Tiny Tots program is looking for a few more volunteers for 2021-22. Duties may include helping with small group and large group lessons, snack preparation, games and craft support, and lots and lots of fun! Tiny Tots runs on Monday mornings from 9:30-11:30 am; October-April. There is also some minimal setup and cleanup each day. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Lisa Buisman at 218-330-4461 or email@example.com.
Funeral Luncheon Workers Needed We are gathering a list of people who would like to help with funeral lunches. This does not mean you have to work all of them, only when you are able. We just need a list of people to call when the need arises. Funeral lunches are actually fun to work as you get to know others from your church on a different level. Also, it is great way to honor those who have passed and their families.
We have a few people who have stepped up to be funeral team leaders, now we just need worker bees. Please consider even if you still work full time, some funerals are on weekends. We also need more bakers for desserts. Please talk to Jill in the office, Mary Peterson, Sue Landsverk, Karilyn Martinsen or Arvilla Unzeitig.
GOD SIGHTINGS Have you seen God lately? Perhaps you have seen God working through others, or in everyday life happenings. God is working everywhere! We just need to take a little time to observe.
If you have a God sighting we would love to hear from you! Drop us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, or talk to Pastor Reggie or Pastor Jordan about sharing your God sighting at a Sunday or Wednesday service.
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.