August 26-Sept. 1 2013

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Good morning friends!

I can’t believe it is almost the end of summer already! Soon it will be September and fall will begin…it’s my favorite time of year!

Many students and teachers have already started back to school, and we have seen quite a few of our youth off to college for the first time! On Sunday, we held our annual “Blessing of the Backpacks” service, and sent students and teachers back to school with the thoughts and prayers of the entire congregation for a great new school year.

Wednesday (August 28th) of this week will be a busy one! We will host our weekly Food from the Heart luncheon from 11:30 Am – 1:00 PM. This is a free lunch and it is open to the community, so please come and join us for some delicious food and wonderful fellowship. Later in the evening, there will be several committee meetings, including: Property Committee at 6:00 PM in the fellowship hall, Christian Education Committee at 6:30 PM in the parlor, and Executive Committee at 7:00 PM in the conference room.

Sunday, September 1, we will worship together at 8:15 AM and 10:00 AM.

I heard through the grapevine that First Lutheran now has the weekly sermons posted ONLINE! You can listen to this week’s message here!

Also, congratulations are in order for Elizabeth Acita and Knute Scholl, who were united in marriage on Saturday, August 24th. many prayers and blessing to the newly weds!

I hope everyone has a wonderful week!


God’s Grace & “Squeaks”,

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August 19-25, 2013

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Good afternoon friends!

Today started off with some rain, but it seems to be clearing up a bit now, especially since we just had a visit from the church’s tiniest member (besides me of course!).

Congratulations to Pastor Marleen and Don on the birth of their baby girl, Katharina Scarlett!

We will all be wishing them many blessings as they start this new journey together.

On a less exciting note, today is the Newsletter deadline, so I you have an article for the newsletter, please be sure to get that turned in to Joanie, ASAP!

Tomorrow: Tuesday, August 20, there will be a Rebekah Circle meeting in the conference room at 10:30 AM. The Stewardship Committee will also be meeting in Pastor Jerry’s office at 4:00 PM. Finance Committee will be meeting in the Conference Room at 6:30 PM. The Christian Education Committee meeting that was previously scheduled for 7:00 PM has been moved to Wednesday, August 28th at 7:00.

Wednesday, August 21 we will be hosting our weekly free luncheon, Food from the Heart, from 11:30 Am – 1:00 PM. Stop in an grab a bite! There will also be a Personnel Committee meeting at 7:00 PM in the conference room.

Sunday, worship will be held at 8:15 AM and 10:00 AM. Many people are heading back to school or work after summer vacation, so this Sunday, we will have a “blessing of the Backpacks”, where people can receive a special blessing to begin the new year! Even if you haven’t been on vacation this summer…bring your bags, purses, backpacks and briefcases and receive a blessing that you can literally carry with you!

I hope that everyone has a wonderful week!

God’s Grace & “Squeaks”,

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