WEEKLY NEWS AT FIRST
July 24, 2017
Pictorial Directory First Lutheran is making a new pictorial directory and wants you to be included. Members can make photography appointments next week before and after the Saturday and Sunday services. Photography dates are September 12th & 13th.
Meals on Wheels Volunteer Meeting An organizational meeting will be held for the Meals on Wheels volunteers on Sunday, August 13 following the worship service. The meeting will include discussion of the ministry, the filling out forms and preparation for serving. If you have any questions please contact Carol Hasserd or Fred Huddleston.
Join JuBELLation! Love to ring bells? Want to try it? Join us for the 2017-2018 Handbell Season at FLC! First rehearsal is Wednesday, August 2nd at 6:30pm. Scheduled day and times of rehearsals are decided on by the group. We welcome anyone from 9 to 90! Questions? Contact Kelsey Scheuerman at 620-640-2252 or click to visit the web page for more info!
Join Joyful Noise! Want to play an instrument in church? Join one of our ensembles: Strings, Brass, Woodwind and Recorder! Whether you are a professional or a newbie, we welcome you to come play with us! Contact Kelsey Scheuerman at 620-640-2252 with interest or click to visit the web page for more info!
Movie Night! The Reformation 500 Team is hosting a showing of “Luther” on Saturday, August 12th at 7pm, following the Saturday service in the Parish Hall. Ice Cream and Popcorn are provided; bring your friends and family. It is free!
Coffee Fellowship Volunteers are needed to host our Sunday morning coffee fellowship. There is a colorful sign-up sheet on the wall by the kitchen entrance. If you are unable to host the fellowship, please feel to donate cookies, cakes, pies, etc. and bring them by the church office during the week and make sure to label your donations for Sunday coffee fellowship.
Altar Flowers There are several Sundays that have not been reserved for altar flowers. Please contact the church office 409-762-8477 if you would like to honor or memorialize someone with altar flowers. There are sign ups sheets in the narthex. Cost is $60.00 for both vases.
Capital Appeal Team at Work: At the annual meeting the Church Council shared that a capital appeal would be prepared for later in the year. The Church Council has appointed a team to lead the work on this preparation. The team includes: Carlos Pena (Team leader), Joe Concienne, Paul Flick, Doryn Glenn, Fred Huddleston, Lee King, Randy and Marcy Scates, Rick Watkins, and Pastor Rhoades. Thank you to those serving on this important team!
Prayerful Consideration Later this summer, we will begin learning more about reVision Houston as it comes to Galveston seeking positive adults to mentor at-risk youth in our community. The mission and ministry of reVision is all about building community between positive adults and at risk youth, reVision provides direct alternatives to help youth change their lives,develop positive life skills, and prepare for promising futures. This is a real way Christian women and men can make a difference in the lives of youth in our community. Might God be calling you to consider being part of this ministry? Please hold this in your prayers.
Six Month Financial Statements – In the coming weeks you will receive a six month statement of your households giving to the ministry of the church. Please review your offerings and report any errors in the recording. For those who only give an offering when personally attending, please consider electronic giving so that your donations reflect your desire for the congregation’s ministry to remain vital and strong. As it is summer, the cost of ministry does not go down – in fact the electric bills go up because of the summer heat. THANK YOU for your generous support. The ministry of First Lutheran is important for Galveston Island and beyond!!
Get Better Together Come and get moving with us on Tuesday evenings, at 6.30pm in the courtyard. Coordinated by Erin Grigsby and Matt Frye, 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 – so help get the word out! Click to visit the web page for more info!
Lutherhill Day Camp sponsored by First Lutheran Church
We are pleased to announce that First Lutheran Church will be hosting the 2nd annual Lutherhhill Day Camp for children in the 1st through 5th grades The dates are August 7th through August 11th. This summer we will delve into our theme “Reform, Reimagine, Rejoice” and how God gives us the power to use our faith to change the world!
- Maximum of 4 groups with 10 campers per group
- Camp will be held 8:30 a.m. To 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
- Campers will participate in Bible Study, Service Learning, Arts and Science and Games
- Snacks, lunch and drinks will be provided.
- To help offset camp costs, we are requesting a $25 donation. Families with more than one child are asked to donate $10 for each additional child.
- There will be a Community Closing Celebration program for family and friends at 3p.m. on Friday afternoon.
Applications with checks made payable to First Lutheran Church should be mailed to the church office at 2415 Ave G – Galveston, TX 77550. Any questions should be directed to Marian Plain at 409 948-4574.
This is a great opportunity for your child or grandchild, so please spread the word.
ELCA Youth Gathering 2018 Hold the dates June 27 – July 1, 2018. 30,000+ ELCA Youth will gather in Houston TX under the theme, “This Changes Everything.” Our First Youth grades 9 through 12 will be attending this life-changing and energizing event! Beginning this fall we will have meetings to help prepare for the Gathering. Registration opens on November 16, 2017 – so we will be getting ALL of our paper work together so as to register on time. We will also need adults to accompany our youth to the Gatherings (we will be staying in Houston!). To learn more about the ELCA Youth Gathering 2018, click here: www.elca.org/YouthGathering
Charlotte Blacketer, 25th
Jo Ann Smith, 25th
Matthew Worthen, 25th
Carol Hasserd, 27th
Joan Milutin, 27th
Susan Schultz, 27th
Dallas Stakes, 29th
Sluggo and Dodie Thiem, 27th
Robert and Amber Booth, 27th
Doug and Mary Lee Guthier, 27th
Saturday – 48
Sunday – 115
Offering – $3,964
Online Giving – $1,820
Coming Up This Week
Monday – Faith Formation Team 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday – Oktoberfest Ticket Packaging 9:30 a.m.
Tuesday – Endowment Board Meeting 10:00 a.m.
Tuesday – Get Better Together 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday – Oktoberfest Board Meeting 6:00 p. m.
Thursday – Joyful Noise Strings 7:00 p.m.
Friday – LMA Guitar Class 5:30 p.m.
Saturday – Holy Communion 5:30 p.m.
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