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January 14, 2018
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Wednesday Night Meal Help Needed


We would like to keep offering a “home-style” meal for those who are here on Wednesday nights. As of now, we don’t have any families or individuals singed up to prepare the meals from January 10—February 14 and April 4—May 2. From February 21—March 28 we are looking for people to sign up to help with the pizza during the Lenten supper. If you can help out in any way, please sign up on the sheet in the Narthex. Thank You! 



Soup Off!!




January 27th after the 5:30 pm worship service is the time slated for the Annual First Lutheran Soup-Off! If anyone has donations for the silent or live auction, please bring them to the church. Also, be thinking of what soup you can create this year and maybe you can be named the winner and have your name engraved on the prestigious plaque! Proceeds from the evening support the youth programs at First!




Ever wonder how we find our “Adopt A Families” at Christmas time and how the gifts are distributed? Come to the Sixty-Plus Potluck on January 12th to find out all about this wonderful program that First

Lutheran has been participating in for many years. It just might surprise you how

far- reaching this program goes! Meal starts at noon with program to follow.


Join Us!


We would love to have you join us on our Evangelism/Fellowship/Social Ministry Committee! Our group plans and does caring and fun projects like Adopt a Family, cards to

Veterans, ditch cleaning, and prison visits. We also plan special coffees and breakfasts for celebrations like confirmation,

graduation, new members & the annual meeting….plus, much more. Maybe you would like to join us? We would love to have you in 2018! Please leave a message in the office or email Jodi at jodiegrein@hotmail.com.


Proof Please


I have updated all the changes to the VANCO automatic

withdrawal accounts. If your pledge stayed the same, things will continue on as they have in the past. If your pledge changed, PLEASEtake time to look at your bank statements to make sure the new withdrawals are

correct. If there is an error, contact me right away and I will get any discrepancies cleared up in a timely manner.



Worship Service Comment/Ideas Box


In order to continually enhance our worship services, the Worship and Music Committee has provided box in the narthex for comments and ideas regarding our worship services. Though we plan to make no changes before we have our new pastor, the committee does want to solicit ideas for improvement as well as comments regarding what you presently like about our worship services so that those parts are not changed. Take time to let us know your thoughts or suggestions you might have to make our services better. The box will be available until Christmas to provide you ample time to comment.





Empty prescription pill containers are being collected! They will then be sipped over to Africa for use there. They need to be cleaned and labels taken off. Then just bring to the church and put in the box, that for now, is located on the table in the Narthex. Thanks for

helping in this neat recycling project.



Hearing Assisted Devices Available!!!


Another great addition has been added to First Lutheran. Hearing assisted devices were added this week for use by anyone needing assistance with hearing the

worship service better. The portable units will be kept in the office. Just stop in the office to pick up a unit along with earbuds. Each person will get their own set of

earbuds to store here at church.

Eventually we hope to have

little plastic boxes to store the earbuds in; however, until then please use the

provided plastic bag and label it with your name. A big thank you to all who were 

instrumental in getting these ordered and installed. What a wonderful addition this is to First Lutheran!