WEEKLY CHURCH NEWS
FIRST LUTHERAN GALVESTON
May 15, 2017
Remember Ascension Day! On May 25th join in giving thanks to God for the Ascension of our Lord! There are two ways to participate in remembering this day:
- Set aside 10 minutes to read the Ascension account from Acts 1:6-11 and spend time in prayer and/or
- Join in a brief worship gathering at 12 noon in the Chapel for this special day!
Reformation T-Shirts have arrived! Please pay for and pick up your red T-Shirt next Sunday at a table set up in the Narthex! Also, we have extras so if you didn’t originally order one you can still purchase one!
Get Better Together – Beginning the first Tuesday of June, June 6, First Lutheran Church will offer the Galveston community a new outreach program by sponsoring/hosting a walking/running program – “Get Better Together.”
The group will meet weekly on Tuesday evenings, at 6.30pm in the courtyard.
Coordinated by certified running coach and First Lutheran member, Erin Grigsby, the focus of this new initiative is the opportunity to “come together, get ourselves outside and moving, improve self esteem and form new friendships.”
This new walk/run group is open to the public; all ages – everyone is welcome – from beginners, all the way up to experienced runners. Grisgby, along with Matt Frye – an area high school teacher, athletic coach, and an Ambassador for the Chevron Houston Marathon – will organize, motivate and coach the participants.
“We look forward to working with our participants – not only to help each person establish a personal goal, but to encourage new friendships and to have fun with this new adventure!” “Our long-term goal,” Grigsby continued, “is to train for a charity run – where we can participate and give back to the community.”
Following each Tuesday evening’s outing, participants can cool down with light snacks and bottled water provided by First Lutheran.
For more information and questions about “Get Better Together”, contact Grigsby at 208.659.3763 or email to: email@example.com.
Church Office will be closed – May 29 for Memorial Day.
Homebound Communion Minister Training Announced Pastor Rhoades will lead a training session for those interested in serving as a Homebound Communion Minister. Those who may have served in the past still need to attend this training session. If interested, please contact Pastor Rhoades by June 4th. The training will take place on Sunday, June 11th at 8:45 am in the Parlor.
The Church office will be closed Monday, May 29th.
The Men’s Club will not meet Monday, May 29th.
The Property Team will not meet Tuesday, May 30th.
Diana Luna, 21st
Heather Chide, 24th
Anthony Grizzaffi, 24th
Cheryl Stein, 25th
Clay Lewis, 26th
John Adams, 27th
Pete Nash, 27th
Sue Rice, 27th
Chris & Kelly Cruz, 21st
Pastor & Corinne Rhaodes, 23rd
Saturday – ??
Sunday – ???
Online Giving: $1,713
Coming Up This Week
Saturday – Holy Communion @ 5:30 pm
Sunday – Confirmation and Sunday School @8:45 am
Sunday – Holy Communion @ 10:00 am
Sunday – New Member Class following worship
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