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 June 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


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

I want to be sure to share my gratitude for Vince, Erika, Dawn, Rod and so many others who have been taking care of things while I have been dealing with Covid. Their dedication to FLC is inspiring! Please be sure to take a moment and share your thanks with them for all that they do.


-Pastor Glen

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


FLC Youth Garage Sale set another record!!


$9,289 and more donations are coming in!!

THANK YOU!!


Thank you so much for your support, your donations, your time, your prayers, and your purchases!

Our New Orleans Youth Gathering fund is growing!

Women of the ELCA

2023 Saved to Serve

Please see below for items to donate

Please watch for collection basket in the Narthex

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 

Social Concerns Committee:


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.

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 July, August, and September. 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.

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 - Started on

Sunday, June 4th


Faith Chests


The men’s group of First Lutheran has in the past built faith chests to give to individuals baptized at First Lutheran church to use in their faith journey. When the Covid pandemic started we were no longer able to build those chests. Several people have asked if we are going to resume building faith chests, to that end we are looking for members who would be interested in helping make faith chests again.

We have all of the equipment and components necessary and need helping hands to build, sand, stain, and attach hardware and finish the chests. We normally work 1 night a week for a couple hours, if enough interest is shown we could have 2 groups on different nights.

No previous experience building faith chests necessary, we have a few men who have experience building chests but we need more to continue with this wonderful project.

This group is very informal and is not limited to men, we would welcome ladies interested in working with wood, or helping assemble, sand, stain, etc.

If interested contact Dawn in the church office 402-426-4073 or Rick Ruhge @ rickruhge@gmail.com or 402-802-5898

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, July

26th, 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


†Family of Gregory Chamberlin

†Family of Holden Mead

†Family of Fern Rohde

†Family of Larry Cada

†Ruth Rasmussen

†Dana - healing

†Clark Jenson

†Betty Megrue - healing

†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

†Marian Ward - healing

†Irene Thorsen

†Jo Royuk (mother of Anne Chrans) - healing

†Russ Sonderup - prayers

†Meredith Dickerson - Alpha Gal

Syndrome

†Zach - cancer healing

†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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