WEEKLY NEWS AT FIRST
July 16, 2018
There will be a memorial service at First Lutheran for Homer Cronk, Saturday, July 28th at 3:00 pm. A reception in the Parish Hall will follow the service.Women of the ELCA Gulf Coast Synod annual convention is set for Saturday, September 15, 2018. The convention will be held at House of Prayer Lutheran Church, Houston. Registration forms are available in the narthex, registration fee is $50.
Mission Team Project for July – The Mission Team at First Lutheran is collecting items for the Sunshine Center. Sunshine is a private, non profit that was established in 1953 to provide services for people with developmental disabilities. We are collecting donations based upon the center’s Wish List. Please help the developmentally disabled in Galveston County by donating some of these items. Most are easily found at the grocery store. Donations can be placed in the containers located in the Narthex and Parish Hall. “……Because disability DOES NOT mean inability.”
Markers, Crayons, Pencils, plain or colored, Construction paper, Glue sticks
Office Supplies Copy paper, Pens, Staples, Envelopes, Batteries (AA, AAA), Post-it notes
Hand soap, Hand sanitizers, Paper towels, Paper plates, Trash liners ( 8 and 40 gal ), 409 cleaner, Sponges, Dish soap
Adult Sunday School Class Max Lucado’s book Fearless is the foundation for adult class’s new study. Join us Sundays, 9 am, in the class room behind the Parish Hall. Perks: no homework and easy to “plug in” any time. Can YOU imagine your life without fear?
GloriAnas Thankoffering Sunday Preparation: The GloriAnas will receive their annual Offering Of Coins on Saturday, November 17th and Sunday, November 18th during worship. Please pick up a container in the narthex to be ready with your offering!
Oktoberfest Wish List Can you believe there are only 4 more months until it is Oktoberfest time again?! This year, we are really completely redesigning our layout and working hard to create ATMOSPHERE at Oktoberfest. In order to do so, we are in need of some decorations, and we are asking for your help. We’ve put together a wish list of items that you can purchase. Please check out the Wish Board located in the Narthex. You can 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. THANK YOU so much for your support! We hope to make the 2018 Oktoberfest our BEST YEAR EVER! If you have questions or you’d like to get involved, please contact Tiffany Hanson at 409.763.2475or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ukulele Workshops – Join Kelsey Scheuerman if you desire to learn to play the ukulele and want a basic beginner intro on how to play this amazing and fun instrument! You will learn a couple of chords and hopefully a Ukulele Ensemble will be formed! Join Kelsey in the Fellowship Hall on Sunday, August 12th at 1pm!
New Study – Rev. Rhoades will be leading a new study beginning Wednesday, August 22 at 10am in the Conference Room behind the Parish Hall. Cost is $14, due by August 10th in the church office. Blurb: “In his The Babylonian Captivity of the Church, Martin Luther set forth a reconsideration of the sacramental Christian life that centered on the word. His thesis is that the papacy had distorted the sacraments with its own traditions and regulations, transforming them into a system of control and coercion. The evangelical liberty of the sacramental promises had been replaced by a papal absolutism which, like a feudal lordship, claimed its own jurisdictional liberties and privileges over the totality of Christian life through a sacramental system that spanned birth to death. Yet Luther does not replace one tyranny for another; his argument for a return to the biblical understanding of the sacraments is moderated by a consideration of traditions and external practices in relation to their effects on the individual conscience and faith.” Sign up sheet available in the Narthex.
Prayers Leading us to Action!
Because of your generous support, Naomi Lopina will be able to attend classes at the Namnyaki Secondary School in Iringa, Tanzania. Disowned by her father for refusing to enter an arranged marriage with an older man, she will now be able to continue her studies. Please continue to keep Naomi in your prayers! Thank You!
Galveston College Board of Regents
Honors Regent George F. Black
This Week at First Lutheran
Monday – Friday – LMA Summer Camp – 3pm-7pm
Friday – Newsletter Submission Deadline
Saturday – Holy Communion – 5:30 pm
This Week’s Birthdays
Joe Byers, 15th
Jack Danner, 16th
Hank Eilers, 16th
Noah Rice, 16th
Enrique Barrientos, 19th
Herbie Doreck, 20th
Frank Macaluso, 20th
Cornel Schultz, 20th
Pete Bartosh, 21s
Carlos & Diane Peña, 15th
Jim & Kathy Gainer, 16th
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