FLC Mid Week Announcements

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Worship Times:


Saturday: 5pm

Sunday: 8:15am & 10:15am

Sunday: 7:00pm in the Prayer Garden



All Worship Services are Live Streamed on Facebook Live.

https://www.facebook.com/

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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 July Church Council Meeting Agenda and the Approved July Council Meeting Minutes.  Also, click here for the draft of the Annual Meeting Minutes from January 29, 2023.

FLC Treasurer's Financial Update:



Dear FLC Congregation,


We are so lucky to have you as a member of the FLC community. Thank you for your support and continued participation. We are happy to provide congregants like you with programs and events that lift us up and remind us of the importance of having a giving spirit.


To continue offering the services that we do, we are here to request an increase in giving throughout the remainder of 2023. Through May, FLC is behind our revenue budget by $41,767. Our remaining year budgeted revenue is $356,000 (approximately $50,000 per month) which means that in total we need to generate giving of approximately $400,000 prior to December 31. Please take a look at your current financial situation and see if there is a way you can help FLC meet its revenue budget. By doing so, this will allow for sufficient funds so FLC does not have to dip into reserve accounts to pay for general expenses.


Please visit the FLC website for the various ways in which you can donate:


http://www.firstlutheranblair.org/giving/ [firstlutheranblair.org]


If you have any questions about how to donate, please feel free to contact the church office at 402-426-4073. You can also stop by the church’s main office in person or drop your donation in the collection plate during our next service.


On behalf of the church council, thank you again for being such an important part of the FLC community.


Sincerely,


Chad Leggott

FLC Treasurer


Faith Chests



There has been a lot of interest in getting the faith chest ministry going again. We will hold a information meeting on Thursday, August 10th at 7pm in the faith chest work area. The work area is in the basement of the church in the west end (the area is under the altar, or old stage area.) The southwest door will be unlocked and it is the easiest way to enter. We need to look at what we have to work with, what night or nights work best, equipment condition and amount of supplies available, etc.

 

Social Concerns Committee:


With school starting soon it is time for our annual BACKPACK PROMOTION--a fundraiser which supports the FOODBANK for the HEARTLAND--the organization which supplies packs filled with healthy food to take home for the weekend for chronically hungry elementary and middle school children in Blair. Look for the exhibit which will be in the narthex starting this Saturday, August 5 and through the month of August that will demonstrate what is included in these back packs. You will also receive flyers at the worship services on August 5 and 6 which will provide you with more information on ways to contribute to this worthy cause. One way in which you can do this is to send your contributions to Foodbank for the Heartland: Attn: Backpack Program, 10525 J Street, Omaha, NE 68127.  


FLC will be staffing the WASHINGTON COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER on Saturday, August 26. Sign-up sheets for volunteers will be available on August 5 and following  at the Welcome Center.  You may sign up for the whole morning or for 2 hours--8:00 to l0:00 A.M. or 10:00 A.M. to Noon. This offers us an opportunity to be good stewards of our environment. And a huge thank you goes to all FLC members who staff the Recycling Center every week!  


Our SUMMER GARDEN MARKET is now OPEN!  You are invited to share your excess garden produce, your flowers, and your baked goods! Please give generously for what you purchase, as proceeds will go to ELCA WORLD HUNGER. Produce may be brought to the church and placed on the Garden Cart in the narthex any time when the church is open--preferably prior to 3:00 P.M. on Fridays and between 4:00 and 7:00 P.M. on Saturdays.


LIFE NIGHT REGISTRATION!!


It's time to register for LIFE Night classes (3 yr olds - 5th grade) at FLC for this coming education year!  

Worship Lab will begin on August 23rd at 6:15pm.

LIFE Night classes will follow at 6:45pm (along with Confirmation).



Here is the registration link:

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSeZmp__C9ffy_-Q-KAj_LPnCOacCsrvu2NoaEmtyyX5fiMfOg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Contact Erika if you have any questions!


WE NEED COOKIES/BARS

FOR AUGUST!


We are needing cookies for August! August is almost empty! Please help if you can!

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 August.

Signup here or call Erika

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

Do you have a 6th, 7th, or 8th grader?


It's time to sign up for Confirmation! Please click this link to sign up so Erika can begin planning for another fun year of Confirmation at FLC.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfONYXo8z0e7U9N8PHQV9DgMmALiwKR9eWvQJ3zVDeyPsSEKg/viewform?usp=sf_link


Pastor Glen's Bible Study-

Breaking The Code, A Study of the Book of Revelation

Started on Wednesday, June 28th



You are invited to a new Bible Study with Pastor Glen titled Breaking The Code, A Study of the Book of Revelation. It started on Wednesday, June 28th at 6:30pm. You can attend in person or online with Google Meet. The Bible Study will take place in the Chapel.

The Bible Study will be for 8 weeks.

If you have any questions you can contact

Pastor Glen at (402) 426-4073.


Please see link below to join Google Meet:


https://firstlutheranblair.org/2023/06/breaking-the-code-a-study-on-the-book-of-revelation/

In the next several months it is our goal to educate the congregation on the

activities of the Committees at First Lutheran. We will plan to highlight the

activities of one of these committees each month. In doing this we will plan two separate activities for each committee. These include:


1. A presentation by the committee chair person or representative of the

committee to the Church Council regarding the committee’s activities. This

would include the goals of the committee, who makes up the committee,

what some of the activities of committee are, and how the Church Council

could assist the committee in their work.


2. Following the presentation to the Council, a short summary of the

committee’s activities will be included in the weekly E-Blasts sent to the

congregation.


The goal of this summary again will be to highlight the activities of the committee and hopefully increase the interest in the committees by the congregation and possibly help In the recruitment of the members to the committees.


This month's report is from the Property Committee. Please click button below to view Property Committee Report.

Property Committee Report 

Please see the Summer

Worship Schedule:

 

Saturday @ 5pm in Sanctuary


Sunday @ 8:15am in Sanctuary


Sunday @ 10:15am in LIFE Center


Sunday @ 7pm in Prayer Garden - Last Night will be Sunday, August 13th

 

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.

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. 

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, August

2nd, 2023


We will be serving Ham & Rice Casserole, fruit, and dessert.


Click here for more information

WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS

Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers


†Family of Ruth Rasmussen

†Family of Marian Ward

†Family of Gregory Chamberlin

†Family of Holden Mead

†Family of Fern Rohde

†Family of Larry Cada

†Dana - healing

†Clark Jenson

†Betty Anderson

†Sunni Wilson (mother of Melody Dubon)

†Stephanie Johnson - healing

†Olivia Baker

†Tim Grinbergs

†Betty Wolsmann - healing

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

†Ruth Ann Persson - healing

†Gordon Soderberg - healing

†Irene Thorsen

†Jo Royuk (mother of Anne Chrans) - healing

†Russ Sonderup - prayers

†Meredith Dickerson - Alpha Gal

Syndrome

†Zach - cancer healing/treatment side effects

†Misty - healing and pain relief

†Marilyn Svendgard

†Sue Marsh - healing

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

†Chris Kesling - healing

†Alex - surgery & healing

†June Jenson - prayers & healing

†Frank Korshoj - healing

†Mary LaScala

†Debbie Kempcke - cancer - healing

†Kenny Truhlsen

†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

†ELCA World Hunger and all those we name in our hearts.

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