Faith in the Home
Caring Conversation - Daily Devotion - Traditions and Rituals - Acts of Service
Last year parents learned these "Four Keys of Faith Formation". This year, we will discuss additional practical ways to implement these keys. Since parents are the most inﬂuential factor in a child's faith formation, First Lutheran Church will again be offering this 3-part Bible study for parents of children ages 0-6th grade on how to continue to teach and encourage faith in the home. Come together to join other parents to learn and share ideas with each other. These studies will be held on Sept. 19, Oct. 24, and Nov. 14. at 6:00-7:30pm. Dinner and childcare will be provided by the congregation.
What a Difference a Daddy Makes
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 What a Difference a Daddy Makes, by Dr. Kevin Leman, Pastor Grayl will be leading a fathers’ Bible study that will help give practical ideas, inspiration, and provide specific direction for helping daughters grow into loving, confident, caring adults. Join other fathers in this weekly Bible study beginning in January. Exact day and time of the week will be announced.
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. More details will be announced soon!
The Women's Bible Study for this Autumn will focus on 1 Peter and is entitled “How to Stand Firm When Tested” by Kay Arthur. Will trials and persecutions reveal your faith and bring glory to God? Listen to what Peter says to believers enduring tribulations. This study group will meet Thursday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 in the Fellowship Hall beginning September 4th. Childcare is available. The cost for the member book is $21. If you are interested in joining this study call the FLC office to register.
Luke 9:46-48: "An argument started among the disciples as to which of them would be the greatest. Jesus, knowing their thoughts, took a little child and had him stand beside him. Then he said to them, 'Whoever welcomes this little child in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me. For it is the one who is least among you all who is the greatest.'"
The worker's memorial in Three Mills Green in east London provides the backdrop for today's sermon on our sacrifices and discipleship to others. On the memorial is found this inscription: "Of your charity pray for the souls of Thomas Pickett, Godfrey Maule Nicholson, Frederick Eliott and Robert Underhill, who lost their lives in a well beneath this spot on 12 July 1901. The first named while in the execution of his duty was overcome by foul air. The three latter successively descending in heroic efforts to save their comrades shared the same death…"
Matthew 15:22-28: A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him, crying out, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is demon-possessed and suffering terribly.” Jesus did not answer a word. So his disciples came to him and urged him, “Send her away, for she keeps crying out after us.” He answered, “I was sent only to the lost sheep of Israel.” The woman came and knelt before him. “Lord, help me!” she said. He replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.” “Yes it is, Lord,” she said. “Even the dogs eat the crumbs that fall from their master’s table.” Then Jesus said to her, “Woman, you have great faith! Your request is granted.” And her daughter was healed at that moment.
John 10:18: No one takes it from me, but I lay it down of my own accord. I have authority to lay it down and authority to take it up again. This command I received from my Father.
Thank you to all the children and volunteers who helped make this year's VBS our biggest yet! Click below for all the photos:
Our facility is always in need of a few repairs! We are looking for volunteers for the following repairs:
Contact the church office with any questions.