FLC Weekend Announcements

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Worship Times:

Saturday: 5pm

Sunday: 8:15am & 10:15am

All Worship Services are Live Streamed on Facebook Live.



Office Hours

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

Fridays: 8:30am-3:00pm

Phone Number


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Click here for the August 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.

Pastor Glen's focus for his message for

this upcoming weekend:

This is a strange place to find Jesus – among the Canaanites in Tyre and Sidon. It is an even more blatant example of his disregard for the religious traditions that his disciples unwillingness to participate in the proscribed hand washing rituals. Where is our faith focused? Is it only to what is external, disregarded, which merely passes through without actually affecting us? Or are we moved in faith to examine the very depths of our hearts and look upon ourselves and the world in a new way? Too often we dismiss our neighbors as mere ‘dogs,” and deny them even the crumbs of grace. Why do we fear? Can we not remember the baskets full of leftovers produced by only a few loaves and fish? Faith can heal even the most broken of hearts.

Lutheran Disaster Relief Donations for Hawaii

If you would like to make a donation to help victims of the wildfires in Hawaii, one of the best options is Lutheran Disaster Relief. Every dollar goes directly to aid victims, and LDS is already there and will be there long after other relief agencies leave. Go to elca.org and click on the banner to Give Now to Wildfire Relief. You an also put a check in the offering at church and we can forward

it through the synod.

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


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 Worship & Music Committee. Please click button below to view Worship & Music

Committee Report.

Worship & Music Committee Report

2023 Kickoff Party!

Let’s get the Fall started off right! There has been so much talk about having more fellowship time at FLC. Here is the answer. On Sunday, August 27th, we will share a potluck lunch following the 10:15 service (about 11:30). The church will provide hotdogs and brats – bring a side dish to share. Come and reconnect as we launch into our fall ministry program.

· Worship

· Bag Blessing—for all the bags we take with us on our days away from home! Not Only for Kids!

· Presentation of Bibles to incoming 6th graders

· Pot Luck Meal and fellowship afterward

· Games for All

LIFE Night Starts Soon!

Wednesday, August 23rd — 1st

Worship Lab & Classes

6:15pm-6:45pm         Worship Lab

6:45pm-7:45pm PreK-5th Grade and Confirmation Classes

No W.O.W. meal on August 23rd and 30th. The W.O.W. meal will start after Labor Day on Wednesday, September 6th!!


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:


Contact Erika if you have any questions!

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 on Saturday, August 5 and through the month of August that will demonstrate what is included in these back packs. We handed out 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.



We are needing cookies for October!

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 October!

Signup here or call Erika

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

Please see the Summer

Worship Schedule:


Saturday @ 5pm in Sanctuary

Sunday @ 8:15am in Sanctuary

Sunday @ 10:15am in LIFE Center

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

23rd, 2023

We will be serving Tater Tot Casserole, fruit, and dessert.

Click here for more information


Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers

†Family of T.J. Dick

†Family of Ruth Rasmussen

†Family of Marian Ward

†Family of Gregory Chamberlin

†Family of Holden Mead

†Cheryl Baron

†Jerry - healing

†Keith Matzen & family - prayers

†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


†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


†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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