Sunday School Worship Offering

 

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Miniature and small-sized bottles especially appreciated.  

More about the work of Lily Sparrow House here.

December Calendar & Worship Schedule

The December 2014 Church calendar is now uploaded.  Click the CALENDAR tab (above) to view.

Planning your schedule ahead?  We are, too!  Click the tab titled ADVENT/CHRISTMAS (above) to view our worship times, Christmas Program date, and much more.

We wish each of you a meaningful and holy season.  O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.

November Sun School Offering

November = Camp Noah!

Sun School Offering this month helps elementary-age children in the US whose communities have suffered a disaster.

Camp Noah began in 1997 as a response to flooding in the Red River Valley (North Dakota and Minnesota), and it is headquartered right in our backyard: Albert Lea, MN!

Camp Noah has been to Rushford, MN following floods, Oklahoma following tornadoes, and all over the country–including several places after Hurricane Sandy…and to Newtown, CT.

Camp Noah provides a safe, caring and fun environment where children build resiliency skills within the familiarity of their own communities, using a proven curriculum designed to help children process their disaster and/or trauma experience through creative activities and play.

Camp Noah celebrates every child as special. In this safe and supportive setting, children are encouraged to face their fears, grieve their losses, identify and share their unique gifts and talents, and plan for an amazing future.

First Lutheran Sun Schoolers, please bring any listed items forward during offering each Sunday, all month long.

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Read more about this healing camp at http://www.lssmn.org/camp_noah/

Watch a video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SHhoz6odtDg#t=64

Twins Day 2014

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Click here to view registration:  TWINS reg form

June 2014 Calendar

First Lutheran has a strong history of making summer memories together with spiritual learning programs, fellowship and worship!

The monthly newsletter will be in your mailbox shortly, but all month long we keep the current calendar posted right here for your easy reference.

Click on the tab titled “Calendar” to view.  (You can even print a copy if you’d like)

May 2014 Newsletter…

…is out to the post office and the calendar is already online!  Go up to the top of our blog and click the “calendar” tab to view.

You can save the PDF to your digital device or print it out for your convenience.

 

Sharing Holy Week with Children

MH900422738Some great ideas for families (or any household) to talk through the many layers of the Holy Week story together.

[click link to open PDFs, you can print from there]

Holy Week TFH_041314_Passion Sunday

Maundy Thursday, Good Friday & Holy Saturday TFH_041714

Go Light Your World

Dr Martin Luther King as Pastor

Seven minutes on a lesser-known side of the man we honor today.  From Religion & Ethics Newsweekly.

http://video.pbs.org/video/1752075343/

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New Thoughts, New Year, New Presiding Bishop

elizabeth-eatonPlease take a few moments prior to our Annual Meeting (January 19, 2014) to read this article by our new Presiding Bishop of the ELCA, Elizabeth Eaton.  She asks wonderful, important, thought-provoking questions…questions that every Christian congregation can be asking about their life together.

Then, take a few moments to thank God for your elected leaders–your council members and volunteers who may be finishing their terms, those continuing their terms, and those just beginning their terms of service.  How can we be church, together, this year?  Whatever our dreams and visions reveal, what a privilege we have to be in ministry as one body of Christ.