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…]


Wednesday, November 23rd, at 7pm, First Lutheran will host a community Thanksgiving service. Area congregations have been invited to participate. Please plan to come share your thanks! We will collect food for the Church of Peace food pantry at the service. We will bring the food to the altar as part of our offering.  


If you don’t remember to bring non-perishable items Sunday, November 20, for the Church of Peace Food Pantry, bring them Wednesday, November 23, or next Sunday, November 27. Take a plastic bag home with you as a reminder, if you wish. We are collecting at the 7:00pm Thanksgiving Eve service, Wednesday, November 23rd. Thanks for … [Read more…]


We will be serving the last St. Joe’s Evening Meal of 2016 on Monday, Nov. 21, 2016. There is a signup sheet in the Narthex. Please indicate there how many of the needed items listed below you can bring: Bananas Gallons of milk Loaves of bread Dozens of cookies You don’t have to provide all … [Read more…]


Remember to pick up your copy of the newsletter if you don’t have it sent to you. Copies are available in the Church narthex and the Parish House.  


Sunday, November 20 After the 10:30am worship service, there will be a congregational meeting. There are 3 items on the agenda: 1) 2017 budget 2) election of 2017 council members. 3) presentation of 2017 Discernment plan. Please stay. A special lunch using First Lutheran cookbook recipes will be provided by the council and discernment team. … [Read more…]