NEWSLETTER DEADLINE

All information for the November/December newsletter is due to the church office, (office@firstlutheranri.org) no later than Monday, November7! Thanks!  

DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME ENDS

Sunday, November 6th, Daylight Saving Time will end for the year. Remember to “fall back” and set back your clocks the night before.  

PRAYERS & SQUARES

The quilters are sewing in the Parish House again. Come join them on Wednesday mornings, anytime between 9am and 1pm, or contact Pam King to find out how you can help by working at home.    

NEWSLETTER TIME

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.  

This Week at First (Week of October 23)

Sunday  October 23 – World Hunger Sunday PH N GUEST RM THROUGH 10/29 9am SUN. SCHOOL/ADULT FORUM – PH 10:30am HOLY COMMUNION After Worship COFFEE FELLOWSHIP – FH 4:30 – 7pm JOINT CONFIRMATION – FH Monday October 24 6pm HANDBELLS – Balcony Tuesday October 25 10:30am BIBLE STUDY – PH 6:30pm DISCERNMENT – PH Wednesday … [Read more…]

SWEETS & TREATS

Mark your calendar! Plan to donate and/or give some time for Sweets & Treats on Saturday, November 12th! Make some goodies! Friday, November 11, 9am – 12n/4 – 6pm Bring your sweets and treats to the Fellowship Hall. Help check in the donations and mark the prices. Saturday, November 12, 8am – 12n Help bag … [Read more…]

HONEY SUNDAY

Honey Sunday will be Sunday, November 6th. The honey comes from the Dakota Boys and Girls Ranch. Bottles of delicious honey will be for sale for only $8.00 each and be delivered directly to you! Proceeds will support the Worship and Music Committee as well as the Ranch. Thank you for your support in advance. … [Read more…]

UNDERWEAR BECAUSE WE CARE

Once again this year, Christian Care is collecting men’s briefs, boxers, t-shirts and socks for the Underwear Because We Care Campaign. Men’s briefs/boxers size L-XL, t-shirts size L-3XL and socks to fit shoe size 9-13 are needed. You may drop them off at the Rescue Mission, 2209 3rd Avenue, Rock Island, between the hours of … [Read more…]

WORLD COMMUNITY DAY

Sharing Gifts at the Table Church Women United invites you to St. James Lutheran Church, 3145 31st Avenue, Rock Island, Friday, November 4, 2016. Registration 9:00 – 9:30am. Bible Study and Worship Service begins at 9:30. Lunch: $6.00. Reservations by Monday, October 31, to St. James, 309-786-0503. Bring signed Christmas cards and stamps.  

MEXICAN MISSION

Mexican Mission Sunday is on the 5th Sunday, when a month has 5 Sundays. This year, October has a 5th Sunday, so next week will be Mexican Mission Sunday. The loose offering that Sunday will be designated for support of Paul & Nydia Johnson and the Mexican Mission.