FLC Mid Week Announcements

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Worship Times:


Saturday: 5pm

Sunday: 8:15am & 10:15am


All Worship Services are Live Streamed on Facebook Live.

https://www.facebook.com/

FLCBlair/

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 May Church Council Meeting Agenda and the Approved May Council Meeting Minutes.  Also, click here for the draft of the Annual Meeting Minutes from January 28, 2024.

DRYWALLER NEEDED


We have discovered some storm damage in the men's restroom that will require framing and drywall work. If you have these skills and are willing to assist in the repairs, please contact Vince at the church office. 402-426-4073, vkrysl@firstlutheranblair.org


Mark Your Calendars!



Mark your calendars for Sunday, June 2nd! The Nebraska Synod Assembly will come to an inspiring closing worshiping together at 11 am CDT/10 am MDT. We’re thrilled to invite all congregations to participate. Join us as we worship together across the state… from Scottsbluff to McCook to Niobrara to Falls City. First Lutheran will be participating in this special worship service. On the weekend of June 1st and 2nd, we will have ONE WORSHIP SERVICE ONLY at

11:00 am. (There will not be a Saturday service that weekend) We are gathering together as God’s people on the Second Sunday after Pentecost this year, committing to Cultivate Love and to continue in our shared mission and ministry as the whole church in the state of Nebraska.


Burn, Baby, Burn!


The mortgage has been paid, and now it is time to celebrate. Come out on the evening of Sunday, June 16th and help us celebrate the completion of this hard work as we BURN THE MORTGAGE. We will share fellowship and good food (BBQ!) and CAKE and observe in song and prayer our gratitude to God for his faithfulness to First Lutheran Church. Dinner begins at 6:00 pm, worship to follow.


Worship Assistants Meeting



It takes a lot of people to conduct our weekly worship services – readers, ushers, communion assistants and more. It is easy enough to do and it is vital to the spiritual life of our community. If you are already serving in worship at FLC or if you would like to get involved, please come out on Wednesday, May 29th at 7:00pm, for coffee, cookies and conversation about how we are doing worship together and how we might do better. Come if you are curious and come if you

 are full of good ideas.


FLC TORNADO RELIEF CENTER



VOLUNTEERS NEEDED

Please consider signing up to be a greeter and shopping assistant at FLC's Tornado Relief Center


We are open daily

8am - 7pm

2 hour shifts available


Click here to sign up!!


QUESTIONS?

Email Erika Cada

Call Erika Cada at (402) 533-0918


VBS at FLC with FUMC!!


Registration is open for VBS at FLC, and we are blessed to be joined by 1st United Methodist Church, this year again!!

 June 24-28 @ 9am-12pm with lunch following each day

Click on this link to register your child(ren), ages

PreK - 5th grade

(grade finished in May):


https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScACuLL-5eWA69Gz_OOiOnvKlHM1jvuK_HNB2HdlZYDw-63xA/viewform?usp=sf_link



There is a $10 suggested donation per child ($30 max/family).

We can't wait to see your kiddos for some

summertime fun at FLC!!

If you would like to volunteer, please contact Erika.


Tornado Disaster Relief Fund



As we continue to find ways to serve the needs of our community following the Arbor day tornado, we have created a Disaster Relief Fund at FLC. This fund will be used to provide immediate and long-term assistance to members of our church and others in the community as they seek to recover from the storm. We are grateful for your contributions. Please make sure to mark your check or envelope "Disaster Relief Fund."


May 2024 Update – Building Fund


Dear FLC Congregation, 


Building Fund  


Great news! The loan through Mission Investment Fund for the Life Center is PAID OFF!! Thanks to your generous support and a large gift received from a member, we were able to satisfy the remaining loan balance at the end of April.  


While the loan is paid, the Building Fund will remain open as there are always maintenance items which need to be addressed. More on this to come in the future.  


Thank you for your continued support of First Lutheran Church!  


Chad Leggott  

FLC Treasurer 

W.O.W. Meal is over for the summer!

(In House Meal)

 

Starting on Wednesday, May 1st you are welcome to order meals for delivery or pick up with MWM since the W.O.W. meal will be over for the summer. Please reach out to Erika or the church office to place your order! W.O.W. meal will resume when the fall Wednesday services start back up.  

 

Martha Sorensen

Tracy Gross

Flowers for Worship Services


Would you like to provide flowers for worship services at First Lutheran in celebration of an important event in your life or to honor someone important? We would be grateful for your gift! Please follow these directions:


1. Sign up for an available weekend on the flower chart on the bulletin board outside the Sacristy door. Only one family per weekend please.

2. Mark your calendar or leave yourself a reminder! You will NOT receive a reminder notice from the church prior to the weekend you have chosen.

3. You are responsible to order and pay for a floral arrangement and provide for it to be delivered or brought to the church on the Friday afternoon prior to the weekend you would like it used. The church staff is NOT available to order or pick up flowers for you.

4. You may wish to consider the season of the church and choose suitable colors. Please bring LIVE flower arrangements only.

5. Information about the flowers and to whom they are dedicated must be provided to the church office (office@firstlutheranblair.org) by Thursday afternoon. It will be included in the weekly email blast.

Social Concerns Committee:


Courageous Conversations to Look at Domestic Violence will be rescheduled

First Lutheran Church members are invited to participate in the second session of Courageous Conversations. Domestic Violence will be the topic of this session which is sponsored by the Social Concerns Committee. The program will be rescheduled. Suzanne Smith, Director of the Bridge, has agreed to lead the program. Members of the Social Concerns Committee do encourage your participation in this program which is a very serious problem in both the National and local scene.  


Equal Exchange Display To Be Continuous

Following a meeting of the Social Concerns Committee, it has been decided that the Equal Exchange Display will be on a continuous display for the near future. The display will be found along the north perimeter of the Social Hall. Here, members of the congregation can pick up items such as coffee, teas, chocolate candies, and nuts. These are all grown by farmers in Third World Countries through the Equal Exchange Program. This is a program designed to provide a fair and equitable price to the farmer by by-passing the middleman. 

We invite members of the congregation to take a look at the inventory. Cost is suggested pricing. Members of the Social Concerns Committee will reevaluate the program after a period of time to see where to go from there.  


Gardeners are Encouraged to Plan for the “First Fruits and Garden Market”

First Lutheran Gardeners are invited to make plans to grow a few more garden crops this summer to help supply the First Lutheran Church “First Fruits and Garden Market" this summer. Plans are to start the “kick-off” of this program on the weekend of June 29-30 and continue throughout the summer into Fall. During the market, gardeners can supply the market with vegetables, flowers, or baked goods. Good-will donations for these products will go to the ELCA World Hunger Campaign.

Monday Morning Bible Study


Beginning on April 8, the Monday morning Bible study will be talking about the book Christianity for the Rest of Us: How the Neighborhood Church Is Transforming the Faith by Diana Butler Bass.

Dr. Butler Bass shares her surprising findings from her extensive, three-year study of churches across the country. She discovered that many churches are flourishing without resorting to mimicking the mega-church, evangelical style. Christianity for the Rest of Us describes this phenomenon and offers a how-to approach for Protestants eager to remain faithful to their tradition while becoming a vital spiritual community. She describes how certain consistent practices - such as hospitality, contemplation, diversity, justice, discernment, and worship - help congregations rediscover authentic Christian faith and witness.


Come be a part of this conversation – Monday mornings at 9:00 am. in the library.

Women's Bible Study 


The Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study will begin a new study entitled “From Beginning to Forever” by Elizabeth Woodson.  “Too often we have just a fragmented understanding of parts of the bible.  This leads us to see the Scripture through the lens of our individual stories, causing us to miss God’s bigger story-His redemption and restoration of the entire world.  In this study, Elizabeth Woodson explains how all sixty-six books of the Bible combine to form one unified narrative. We will see how the rich theological truths found in Genesis through Revelation show us the eternal significance of what God is doing in the world and how He invites us to be a part of it.”  This Bible study will combine a video with a study guide and meets in the church library on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m.  If interested in coming to this Bible study, contact Susie Pinquoch at (402) 426-8182 or email at spinquoch@gpcom.net.  


WE NEED COOKIES/BARS

FOR JUNE!


We are needing cookies for June!

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 June.

Signup here or call Erika

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

Funeral Coordinators


The Women's Steering Team is in need of TWO people to be

Co-Coordinators to facilitate funerals. These people would work with the family to provide workers for the funeral luncheon. The family is responsible for providing all the food. Please contact Sarah Boeka, Coordinator if you are interested in this position or would like more information. sboeka@abbnebraska.com 

or 402-669-6008.   

FLC Youth Garage Sale 2024!!


Yes, the time has come.

We are collecting items for our garage sale. Please bring your items to the elevator. If you have a large number of items or large sized items, please contact Erika to setup

a time for dropoff.

If you need to have your items picked up, we can try to arrange for that, but our abilities are limited with our kids' schedules. We'll do our best!!



Sale Dates: June 13-15, 2024

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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. 

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Wednesday, May 29, 2024


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


†Family of Robert Rasmussen

†Bev Homes - comfort

†Joan Clements (mother of Merri Dibben and Karen Clements) - healing

†Rod Hansen - prayers and healing

†Norman Frey (Rhonda McMurtry's dad) - healing & prayers

†Eric Wulf - healing & prayers

†Elijah - healing

†Josh Foulk - healing

†Thomas Uhlman - diagnosed with lung cancer

†Trina Kaiser - healing

†David Kaiser - healing

†Helen Garnett (Jim Garnett's mother) - healing

†June Jenson - prayers

†Chris Chance - healing

†Randy Backman - healing

†Clint Clausen - prayers

†Mike Boeka - prayers for healing

†Deloris Matson - early stage lymphoma - healing & prayers

†John Wick

†Vivian Walvoord - healing & prayers

†Betty Wolsmann - healing

†Florence Larsen - prayers for healing

†Keith Matzen & family - prayers

†Dana - healing

†Clark Jenson

†Betty Anderson

†Sunni Wilson (mother of Melody Dubon)

†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

†Mary LaScala

†Martin Kuhr - 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

†Patrick McKinnis - continued healing

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

†Larry Kastrup – healing

†Leo Aguilar-Hicks – healing for Leukemia

†Lekura Parish

†Tornado Victims and all those we name in our hearts.

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