Quilt Making for Lutheran World Relief (LWR) meets on Wednesdays at 9:30 am in the church basement. No experience necessary! We also have simple "Quilt Top Kits" available in the basket in the Narthex for anyone who wishes to take one home to sew.
A study on the Book of Mark.
John 12:12-13: The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, “Hosanna!” “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” “Blessed is the king of Israel!”
The 2014 Women's Retreat will be held April 10 & 11 beginning on Friday evening at 6 p.m. and lasting until Saturday afternoon 4 p.m. The full two-day stay includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch as well as a cozy bed but there is a lower priced option for those attending only on Saturday with lunch provided. The retreat will be held in the NEW facility at Yellowstone Alliance Adventures Please bring your Bible. Facility is fully handicap-accessible. We encourage car-pooling. Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, & toiletries. Please make checks payable to First Lutheran Church; memo: Women’s retreat. Turn in completed registration forms at First Lutheran Church office. Scholarships are available, contact Christine Sommers-Austin with any questions.
First Lutheran church is seeking a nursery care worker for immediate employment contingent upon a successful application and an in-depth background check.
2 Peter 1:3-11: His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires. For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins. Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[a] make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Parents Night Out
Beginning January 16, 2015, First Lutheran will begin offering free childcare and a simple dinner for children ages 0-12, one Friday a month from 6:00-8:30pm. This ministry is intended to give parents the opportunity to enjoy a night out without the worries and extra expenses of babysitters. We hope that not only will our own congregation members find this ministry helpful and uplifting, but also friends of our congregation families. Children will enjoy games and crafts in addition to being well-fed! If you are planning on bringing your kids to Parents Night Out here's the paperwork.
Dates: January 16, February 13, March 27, April 17, May 15 and June 26.
Holding Your Family Together
We all know that involved fathers boost their daughters’ academic achievement, promote their emotional health, increase their compassion for others, and help set them up for success. Based on the book Holding Your Family Together, by Dr. Rich Melheim, Pastor Grayl will be leading a fathers’ Bible study that will help to get your family into a nightly habit that will open your hearts to each other and to God.. Join other fathers in this weekly Bible study beginning January 8.
Mark 10:42-45: Jesus called them together and said, “You know that those who are regarded as rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all. For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”