FLC Mid Week Announcements

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Worship Times:


Saturday: 5 pm-Easter Vigil

Easter Sunday: 7:00am, 8:15am, & 10:15am

Wednesday: 6:15pm



All Worship Services are Live Streamed on Facebook Live.

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Office Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30am-4:30pm

Fridays: 8:30am-3:00pm

Phone Number

402-426-4073

Visit our Website
Click here for the March Church Council Meeting Agenda and the Approved March Council Meeting Minutes.  Also, click here for the draft of the Annual Meeting Minutes.

Holy Week Schedule


Wednesday, April 5

No LIFE Night Worship or Classes

5:30pm-6:30pm Mid Week Meal

 

Maundy Thursday, April 6

11am Senior Citizen Worship & Lunch

7pm Evening Worship

 1st Communion offered

 

  Good Friday, April 7

12:05pm Community Good Friday Worship

at First Lutheran

(sponsored by the Washington County Ministerial)

7pm Good Friday Cantata

with FLC Adult Choir

 

Saturday, April 8

5pm Easter Vigil

 

Easter Sunday, April 9

7am—Sunrise Service

8:15am—Traditional Worship

10:15am—Contemporary Worship

FLC Youth Breakfast served

 after Sunrise Service —10am

Ministry Site Profile


“And who knows whether for just a time like this you have been chosen?” 


These words, spoken to Queen Esther by her uncle Mordecai, are given to her as a challenge and a calling. It is an important moment for the Israelites – their future is on the line - and she must fulfill her place in the community and play her part now.


Welcome to an important moment in the history of First Lutheran Church. We need your gifts and your faith to move forward into our future!


For the next step of the journey to call the next Pastor of First Lutheran Church, we will be creating a Ministry Site Profile. This all-important document will tell the story of First Lutheran, describe our community and our ministry, and paint a picture of what God is calling us to become. The MSP will be used by the Call Committee to evaluate potential candidates, by the Bishop of the Nebraska Synod to identify the best candidates for First Lutheran, and by the candidates themselves as they discern whether this is where they are being called to ministry.


Creating the MSP needs to be our shared work! The input of everyone is vital to creating the most accurate and useful portrait of this community so that we can find the right Pastor. We need you to come to one of these four gatherings to share your memories and hopes so that they can be incorporated into the MSP. You can choose from any of these times:


Sunday, April 2nd at 9:00 am (after worship)

Wednesday, April 19th at 6:45 pm. (after worship)

Sunday, April 23rd at 9:00 am (after worship) AND 11:15 am (after worship)

 

I cannot stress enough how important it is for you to attend one of these events IN PERSON! There will be other ways for you to share feedback through forms available on the church website or to pick up in the narthex, but those will have less impact on the final form of the Profile. It is our conversations together that will make the MSP more meaningful.


We are looking forward to seeing you at one of these events.


You will be seeing posters around the church now showing our progress through the Call Process journey. If you have any questions, please reach out to me or talk to any member of the church council.


In Christ,


Pastor Glen

Concert at FLC!!

Allison Eide

April 22 @ 7pm in LIFE Center


Please join us to hear music from Allison on mental health and following Jesus!!

All ages are welcome - free will donation.

Please RSVP to church office or go to church website and click the RSVP link there.

Ruth Circle


ATTENTION, all members of Ruth Circle and any other women who would like to join us! We will be meeting in the social room of Johansen Manor on Tuesday, April 11, at 2:00 PM.  We will be continuing our study of The Ten Commandments from the "Gather" magazine, focusing this month on the 5thand 6th commandments. Joan Krogh will be leading the lesson and Ellen Whitaker will be providing refreshments. As you know, our "Gather" magazine was late in arriving in the month of March. The publishers of "Gather" will compensate for the delay by extending our subscriptions for an additional two months free of charge!  

No LIFE Night Classes or Worship next

Wednesday, April 5th


There will be NO LIFE Night Classes or Worship next Wednesday, April 5th since it is Holy Week. If you have any questions please call the church office

at (402) 426-4073.


FIRST LUTHERAN  

CHURCH

SENIOR CITIZEN

WORSHIP AND LUNCH

 

MAUNDY THURSDAY

April 6, 2023

11 AM WORSHIP

with Holy Communion

 

LUNCH to Follow

Betty Wolsmann is recovering and if you would like to send her a get well card please contact the church office for her address at (402) 426-4073. Thank you!

Easter Lilies


Easter Lilies will be used to decorate our worship areas for the Easter season. If you would like to honor a special person in your life, give a Easter Lily in memory of a loved one, or just help out in this way to beautify the church. There will be forms available at the Welcome Center. Orders must be received by April 5th. If you have any questions please call Dawn in the church office at (402) 426-4073. Thank you!


Spring Clean-Up 


We are looking for volunteers to help with Spring Clean-Up here at FLC on Saturday, April 15th from 10:00am-12:00 Noon. We are needing help cleaning up the outside flower beds here at FLC. Please bring rakes and any other outside lawn tools that you can to help with the clean-up process. If you have any questions please call the church office at (402) 426-4073.

Good Friday Cantata

We Remember Calvary by Joel Raney


This year, the First Lutheran Adult Choir is presenting a poignant Tenebrae service designed to recreate the emotional and spiritual aspects of the Passion Story through music. Both traditional and contemporary hymns and songs are combined with congregational singing, scripture reading, and narration to paint a vivid and moving picture of Christ's last days and his journey to the cross.


SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS

 

 

ATTENTION High School Seniors and College Students: The Christian Growth Board is accepting scholarship applications for the 2023-2024 school year for post-secondary education. Any member of FLC that is currently a high school senior or college student may apply. Any member of FLC that is currently a high school senior or college student may apply. Applications are available on the church website or by the Welcome Center. If you have any questions please call the church office at (402) 426-4073.


The deadline to submit an application is

April 15, 2023.

 

Rushed on Wednesdays? 

Let us do the cooking!


No W.O.W. Meal this Wednesday!


Join us for the W.O.W. Meal

in the Fellowship Hall from 5:30 pm – 6:15 pm

prior to Worship Lab.

** Free-will offering **

 


  Come at 5:30 to fuel your body and then

stay for Worship Lab at 6:15

to feed your soul.



Variety Show & Pie Auction!!

Sunday, April 16th @ 6:30pm


Join us for a night of laughter, music, and PIES!!

All are welcome - a chance for fellowship at FLC.

If you would like to perform in the Variety Show, contact Erika - we need lots of acts!! :)


Social Concerns Committee:


We invite you to join the long-term partnership between FLC and Oaks Indian Mission that dates back to 1892 by giving a gift to the Mission during Lent. Please visit Oaks' Amazon Wish List at https://www.oaksindianmission.org/what-we-need or make your check payable to "First Lutheran Church" on the memo line and drop it in the offering plate or leave it in the office. Learn more about Oaks at www.oaksindianmission.org  or visit their Facebook page Oaks Indian Mission | Oaks OK | Facebook. 

New Christ in Our Homes are here
Christ in Our Homes-If you would like a Christ in Our Homes daily devotional they are available at the Welcome Center in the Narthex and also on the usher table outside of the LIFE Center for April, May, and June. The Christ in Our Homes is a book that has a daily devotional to read and pray. Please stop by and pick one up if you would like or if you need one delivered please call the church office at (402) 426-4073.


Choir News


But what if I can't sing?  A tiny percentage of the population truly cannot sing. Most of us have been given the air and vocal cords we need, and what we may lack is confidence. Perhaps a negative experience affected your willingness to sing. We can develop and learn how to sing at any age.  Choir can be one opportunity to explore the voice you didn't know you had.

For more information and questions, contact Vince, at vkrysl@firstlutheranblair.org

Communion Update:


Thank you for helping with this accommodation for Pastor Glen: because it is difficult for Pastor to bring communion to members in the pews, if you find it physically difficult to come forward during communion, we invite you to pick up the communion elements as you come into the Sanctuary and receive them during the communion liturgy when the Pastor indicates.

FLC Garage Sale Collection has BEGUN!!


Drop off your donations at FLC anytime. Contact Erika if you have any questions or need assistance in getting your donations to the church.

FLC Youth will raise funds for our trip to the ELCA Youth Gathering in New Orleans in 2024!!

Please tell your friends and neighbors!!


SCAM ALERT


Scammers are pretending to be a pastor, rabbi, priest, imam, or bishop. They’re asking worshipers for gift card contributions for a worthy cause.


These appeals are fraudulent. If you receive a phone call, text, or email asking for amazon gift cards, itunes, etc. Feel free to contact the church office to verify. Do not share any personal details. 


If you or someone you know paid a scammer with a gift card, report it as soon as possible. Call the card company and tell them the gift card was used in a scam. Here is contact information for some of the gift card companies that scammers use most often. Then, tell the FTC about it at ftc.gov/complaint. Your reports may help law enforcement agencies launch investigations that could stop imposters and other fraudsters in their tracks.

Pastor Glen's contact information

 

Pastor Glen's email is pastorglen@firstlutheranblair.org and his cell phone number is (402) 740-6395

if you need to contact him.

 

WE DESPERATELY NEED COOKIES/BARS

FOR APRIL.


We are Desperately needing cookies for April.

The Mid Week Meal needs your help.

We serve 240 people EACH WEEK.  That's 20 dozen cookies/bars EACH WEEK.

Please sign up to provide a treat for these folks!! We are especially in need in April.

Signup here or call Erika

 (402-533- 0918):  https://signup.com/go/hfewWuF

Quick Update-Building Locked on the Weekend

Please see when the building will be open


Fridays - 8:30am-3:00pm

Saturdays - 4:00pm-7:00pm

Sundays - 8:00am-12:00 Noon


If you need to make arrangements to meet or come into the church please contact the church office at (402) 426-4073.  Thank you!

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Wednesday, April

5th, 2023


We will be serving Baked Ziti Casserole, fruit, and dessert.


Click here for more information

WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS

Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers


†Tim Grinbergs

†Betty Wolsmann - therapy & healing

†Wayne (father of Deb Henson) - prayers for healing

†Ruth Ann Persson - healing

†Gordon Soderberg - healing

†Marian Ward - healing

†Miriam Seaver (Judi Seaver's sister)

†Irene Thorsen

†Jo Royuk (mother of Anne Chrans) - healing

†Russ Sonderup - prayers

†Mick Rahlfs

†Meredith Dickerson - Alpha Gal

Syndrome

†Zach - cancer healing

†Misty - healing and pain relief

†Marilyn Svendgard

†Soren Miller - healing

†Jimmy Shaw - healing

†Sue Marsh - healing

†John Powell (boyfriend of Molly Dibben) - Leukemia - healing

†Merriebeth Ferguson (sister-in-law of Merriellen Bourn) - cancer - healing

†Chris Kesling - healing

†Jeff Gunderson - healing

†Alex - surgery & healing

†June Jenson - prayers & healing

†Frank Korshoj - healing

†Mary LaScala

†Tim Jensen - healing

†Debbie Kempcke - cancer - healing

†Kenny Truhlsen

†Clark Jenson - prayers

†Martin Kuhr - prayers & healing

†Nicole Schmidt - prayers & healing

†Riley

†Georgia (great niece of Debbie Katt) -prayers & healing

†Kyler Reed - healing

†Scott & Katie Abrams - prayers & healing

†Kay Melby (Angela Ulven and Kari Hernandez’s mother) - healing

†Mr. S. Akot - healing

†Patrick McKinnis - continued healing

†Stacy Thompson Green (daughter of Marcy Bottorff) – prayers & healing

†Lisa Garcia – strength & healing

†Larry Kastrup – healing

†Leo Aguilar-Hicks – healing for Leukemia

†Lekura Parish

†Oaks Indian Mission and all those we name in our hearts.

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