September 17, 2018
New Member Class to begin! On Sunday, September 29 at 5:00 pm. If interested in learning more about First and the faith we live — let Pastor Rhoades or the Church Office know.
See Through the Scriptures – A 10 week Study of the Bible! Join Pastor Rhoades for this insightful overview of the Bible. The Class will begin on Sunday, October 14 at 6:00 pm in the Parish Hall. Books will cost $20 (Course Book, Workbook and Foldout time line). See Through the Scriptures is a great overview course that will help to connect the stories of the Bible and help the student understand what God is up to throughout the scriptures. Please sign up by October 4to attend the class!
This Saturday is our Feed Galveston packaging event at Noon! Labeling will begin at 9:00am and packaging at 12:00 noon. Please come and help feed the hungry. See you there and thank you for all you do!
GloriAnas Thankoffering Sunday Preparation: The GloriAnas will receive their annual offering of coins on Saturday, November 18th and Sunday, November 18th during worship. Please pick up a contained in the narthex to be ready with your offering.
Authentic German Clothing A very generous islander donated two giant boxes of authentic German ladies wear to the church. We have several costumes in ladies sizes 6, 8, 10, and 12 that are available for FREE (or we would gladly accept a donation to Oktoberfest!). Please contact Tiffany Hanson at 409.763.2475 or firstname.lastname@example.org schedule your try-on session.
More Oktoberfest Clothing Do you want a dirndl or lederhosen costume to wear for Oktoberfest but don’t know where to get one (and the above sizes aren’t right for you)? Contact Tiffany Hanson at 409.763.2475 or email@example.com and she will gladly help you find the right costume for you!
Oktoberfest Wish List The Oktoberfest Team put together a wish list of items that you can purchase. Please check out the Wish Board located in the Narthex. Pull off the tab of the item(s) you’d like to purchase and place that tab along with your payment in the collection plate during service. Please make payments to Island Oktoberfest. If you have questions or you’d like to volunteer, please contact Tiffany Hanson at 409.763.2475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oktoberfest Silent Auction. We are seeking donations from our church members as well as from local business owners. Examples of items that have been donated so far include a BBQ pit, vintage dishes, and various homemade craft items. We need everyone to step up and help with O’fest. This is a great way to contribute to our success. If you have any questions regarding potential donation items, please contact Marilyn Haupt 409.739.4514. She can pick up donations or you can drop them off at her home.
Outreach to Young Adults First Lutheran is starting a new outreach to young people moving out into the world either to college, careers or the military. We are asking for volunteers to be matched with a young person and be a source of spiritual support, strength and encouragement! At least once a month you will reach out to your young person for conversation, care packages, encouragement, prayer or any other support they may need! If you are willing to share your Faith with one of our young people, please join our team and contact Sandra Tetley at 409-789-7848 or email@example.com. Training and support will be provided for team members as well! Thank you!!
This Week at First Lutheran
Monday – Friday Asbestos Removal Work in Sanctuary
Monday – Church Council Meeting 5pm
Tuesday – JuBELLation Hand Bell meeting 6:15pm
Tuesday – Joyful Noise Recorders 6:45pm
Wednesday – Bible Study 10am
Wednesday – Oktoberfest Committee Meeting 6pm
Thursday – Monthly News submission deadline
Saturday – Feed Galveston, stickers 9am, packaging 12 Noon
Saturday – Ecumenical Prayer Breakfast 7:30am
at Hilton on the Beach
Saturday – Holy Communion 5:30pm
Steve Elliott, 16th
Jackie Miranda, 16th
Lois Walker, 16th
Madelyn Espinsoa, 17th
Jimmie Gillane, 17th
Ruby Rice, 18th
Ruby DeManuelle, 20th
Barbara Sanderson, 20th
Larry Ryan, 21st
James Stevens, 22nd
None for this week
Saturday – 31
Sunday – 107
Online Offeing: $708
* * * Notice of News Deadline Submissions! * * *
If you have news to be included in the Newsletter,
please submit it by Thursday a week in advance! Thank You!