January 18–25 is the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. January is the month many Christians observe the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. The Confession of Peter (January 18) and the Conversion of Paul (January 25) bookend the week.
The congregational planning meeting was Saturday, January 14. At that meeting, we decided to collect “noisy” coins this year. On the second, third, and fourth Sundays of each month through October, the noisy coin collection will go toward the 150th Anniversary Building Projects. In keeping with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation, our goal is … [Read more…]
The Altar Guild members will have a short meeting on Saturday, January 21, to sign up for the 2017 schedule. Hopefully the meeting will begin no later than 10:45am, whenever we are finished taking down decorations. Contact Sandy Steinbeck if you have questions or can’t make the meeting, but want to participate.
The church Christmas decorations will be taken down Saturday, January 21,@ 9:30 AM. All available helpers will be appreciated!
Beginning January 5, 2017, Friendship Manor has regularly scheduled a communion service in the chapel there, for the first Thursday of each month at 4:00pm. Pr. John Leaf, First Lutheran’s visitation pastor, will preside.
There has been a monthly communion worship service at Friendship Manor, led by Pr. John Leaf, First Lutheran’s Visitation Pastor, the last few months. This month, it will be at 4pm, Thursday, December 22, in the Chapel. Beginning in January, the service will be regularly scheduled on the first Thursday of each month at 4pm. … [Read more…]
The Learning chair and council looked at the budget for next year and decided the nursery assistant position was no longer needed at this time. We could look at this option in the future if the need arises. Please plan accordingly if you have young children, as there will be no supervision during church services. … [Read more…]
WORLD HUNGER SUNDAY Envelopes for donations designated to assist with the ELCA’s World Hunger programs will be in the bulletins Sunday morning, November 27. Envelopes are also available in the pews and narthex. Donations help alleviate hunger in the United States and around the world.
The Altar Guild will put up the Christmas trees and crèche on Saturday morning, November 26. We will meet about 10am. They will be decorated at a later time. If you are available, your help will be appreciated. Thanks, Sandy.
Be a part of the Thanksgiving Eve Service on Wednesday, November 23! Please contact Pam Edwards or Wanda Esping. Some people have already volunteered, but you may still be an acolyte, a greeter, a lay reader, or a psalm or prayer leader. You may also help decorate the front of the altar area, where we … [Read more…]