FLC Mid Week Announcements

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Worship Times:


Wednesday: 6:15pm

Saturday: 5 pm

Sunday: 8:15am & 10:15am




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 February Church Council Meeting Agenda and the Approved February Council Meeting Minutes.  Also, click here for the draft of the Annual Meeting Minutes.

Don't Forget:


LIFE NIGHT TEACHER APPRECIATION DINNER!!


Due to the impending weather conditions last Wednesday, we had postponing our Appreciation Dinner to tomorrow, March 1st at 5:30pm. Our congregation appreciates our little ones' teachers SO MUCH!!


Please plan to join us for chili, cinnamon rolls, and Costco cake TOMORROW NIGHT!!

Social Concerns Committee:



LAST CHANCE!!

We need your help with bringing food for the Have a Heart for Hunger! - We have extended the Food Collection through Wednesday, March 1st!


Our 11th Annual "Have a Heart for Hunger" campaign will extend through Wednesday, March 1, so there is still time to bring food or cash to FLC for the Washington County Food Pantry so that we can reach our goal of 1,200 pounds! Prior to this last weekend we were still 280 pounds short of our goal. Remember that the theme for this year's ingathering is all things relating to soups--and cash is always welcome, as the Food Pantry can make the money stretch further than we can, since they are able to buy products wholesale. Cash gifts can be taken to the church office or placed in the jar next to the exhibit near the Welcome Center. What a wonderful boost this will be for our neighbors in need! 


THANK YOU to ALL who helped staff the WASHINGTON COUNTY RECYCLING CENTER on SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 25!  Fortunately, we had enough volunteers to do a great job! And a BIG THANK-YOU goes to ALL of our members who work there EVERY SINGLE WEEKEND!  Your participation is a great way to help care for this planet which God gave us and for which we are to be stewards! 


EQUAL EXCHANGE FAIR TRADED PRODUCTS will again be available for purchase this coming weekend on Saturday, March 4 and Sunday, March 5, and will remain available through Wednesday, March 8.  This is an opportunity to buy products that we use regularly, and to help support 3rd World small farmers, so that they can get fair prices for their products and be able to feed their families and strengthen their communities.  

Ruth Circle



ATTENTION-- ALL members of RUTH CIRCLE BIBLE STUDY GROUP and any other women who would like to join us:  Our next meeting will be at Johansen Manor in the Social room on Tuesday, March 14, at 2:00 P.M.   We will be continuing our study of the Ten Commandments.  Ellen Whitaker will be our lesson leader and Katy Flynn will be our hostess, providing refreshments. Please bring your Bibles and your "Gather" magazine if you have one. If you do not have one, come anyway. 

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.

Women of the ELCA Spring Gathering 2023


Nebraska Synodical Women's Organization's Metro East Spring Gathering on Saturday, April l, at St. Michael's Lutheran Church at 13232 Blondo St, in Omaha.

If you have questions please call Trudy Hutton at (402) 426-4358 or

 Sarah Boeka at (402) 669-6008.

BUTTER BRAIDS ARE BACK!!


Order your butter braids and support FLC Youth!!

You can order from any 6th-12th grader, you can order on the form in the Narthex, or you can contact Erika.

Payment is due when ordered, and pickup is on March 22nd.



Click here to order and pay for your braids online! Choose any youth to order under - it doesn't matter.



https://store.myfundraisingplace.com/2db3c109-36b2-4cb1-b005-617661b795d6


THANK YOU SO SUPPORTING OUR YOUTH!!


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!!


Carol Joy Holling Camp-Heart of Camp Gala


Carol Joy Holling is having their 10th Annual Heart of Camp Gala. The Gala will take place on Saturday, April 1st at A View West Shores. For more information please see the Gala information on the their website at: https://www.caroljoyholling.org/gala


Rushed on Wednesdays? 

Let us do the cooking!


 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.



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 MARCH.


We are Desperately needing cookies for March.

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 March.

Signup here or call Erika

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

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.

 

Pictures for the Church Photo Directory


If you were not able to get your picture taken for the Church Photo Directory there is still time to submit a photo. PLEASE consider submitting a photo that we can include in the directory. There will be a fee of $15 to submit your photo for the directory, but you will receive a copy of the new FLC photo directory and also the MyUCD App. Please contact Dawn Andersen at 402-426-4073 or office@firstlutheranblair.org to submit photos or if you have any questions. Thank you!


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, March  

1st, 2023


We will be serving Creamy Chicken Casserole, fruit, and dessert.


Click here for more information

WE REMEMBER IN OUR PRAYERS

Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers


†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

†Betty Wolsmann - surgery & healing

†Meredith Dickerson - Alpha Gal

Syndrome

†Zach - cancer healing

†Misty - healing and pain relief

†Karen Fenne - undergoing cancer treatments

†Rod Hansen - prayers & healing

†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

†Pat Bentsen

†Carolyn (mother of Deb Henson) - prayers for 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

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

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