FLC Weekend Announcements

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Worship Times:


Saturday: 5pm

Sunday: 8:15am & 10:15am

Wednesday: 6:15pm-No Worship Lab on November 22nd


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 November Church Council Meeting Agenda and the Approved October 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:


All of the talk about the "outer darkness" from Jesus makes me wonder if he's even seen the world in which we actually live now. Perhaps we should stop trying to interpret his words as threats for the future and hear the truth about how we are living today. We are creatures driven by fear, damaging each other and our own selves for the sake of some expected wrath. But what if we were driven by Grace instead? What if we were ruled by the promise of our baptism and lived out lives as God and faithful servants? Oh, things would be different! 

Craft Fair is Tomorrow!!!


The women of First Lutheran are sponsoring their annual craft fair fund raiser on November 18, 2023. Volunteers are needed to bring baked goods for the bake sale, work at the bake sale table, serve the noon lunch, and clean up. Sign up sheets are available at the welcome center. Please consider helping at the craft fair. For more information, please contact Rhonda McMurtry

at 402-427-3341. Thank you!

No LIFE Night on next Wednesday, November 22nd



There will be No LIFE Night on

Wednesday, November 22nd.

 

No Worship Lab or LIFE Night

 Classes on that night.

There will also be No W.O.W. Meal that night.


There will still be the Mid Week Meal.

If you have any questions please call the church office at (402) 426-4073.


Church Office Closed


The Church Office will be closed on Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday.

May God Bless You and Your Family and we hope that you have a Happy Thanksgiving!

2nd Annual Advent Path of Light


Wednesday, November 29th at 6:45pm

Please join us for an opportunity to experience Advent in 5 different stations, Hope, Peace, Joy, Love, and Christ. We will have activities and refreshments in the Fellowship Hall for our FLC family to enjoy together as we begin this most special season in our church year.

Contact Erika for more details.

Thanksgiving Eve Prayer Service


We will be having a Thanksgiving Eve Prayer Service on

Wednesday, November 22nd at 3:00pm.

Please Join Us!

13th Annual Community Thanksgiving Dinner at St. Francis Borgia is back!!


Sponsored by the Washington County Ministerial Assn.  

This meal is free, so all food donations and volunteers are absolutely ESSENTIAL!!  

Please sign up to help serve our neighbors on Thanksgiving Day below!!  


To sign up to DONATE FOOD:  Click here

To sign up to VOLUNTEER:  Click here


Any excess donations of food/cash will be passed on to the Washington County Food Pantry. 

If you would like to sign up but are not comfortable doing it electronically, please call the church office.

Church Directories have Finally Arrived!


The Church Picture Directories have finally arrived! They are labeled and you can pick them up in the office. Please stop by and talk to Dawn in the church office to get your picture directory. If you have any questions please call the church office at (402) 426-4073.

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 Children's Ministry Committee. Please click button below to view the Children's Ministry

Committee Report.

Children's Ministry Committee Report

Social Concerns Committee:


Our ELCA WORLD HUNGER emphasis at FLC will be on Saturday, November 11, Sunday, November 12, and Wednesday, November 15.  Informational flyers and offering envelopes for your donations will be handed out to you when you come for worship services on those days. If it happens that you did not get a flyer/envelope at that time you may pick one up at the Welcome Center at your convenience. From the ongoing Russia-Ukraine and the

Israeli-Hammas/Gaza wars, the increasingly volatile weather, natural disasters, and the

ever-growing migration crisis, there are 821 million people suffering from chronic hunger! God is calling us to respond to the needs of the world now more than ever! Make your checks payable to First Lutheran Church with ELCA World Hunger on the memo line. You may drop your contributions in the offering plate or mail them to FLC or take them to the church office any time it is convenient for you to do so. For "Inasmuch as you have done it to the least of these who are members of my family you have done it onto me" (Mt. 25:40b). 


Watch for the CHRISTMAS ALTERNATIVE GIFT EXHIBIT that will appear at the November 18 FLC Annual Craft Fair and throughout the Advent Season.  It could solve your dilemma of what to buy for "the person who has everything" and help others in need--a win-win situation! Also Equal Exchange Fair Traded products--coffee, tea, chocolates, and nuts--will again be offered. These items can make great "stocking stuffers."   

Do you participate in our online worship services?


If you watch our services on Facebook or other sites, please like the post or leave a comment each time. This will help us improve our accuracy in attendance numbers at First Lutheran.

Calling all singers! 


The Blair Area Community Choir would love to have you sing with us! The choir will meet on Sundays from 5:00-6:00 at First Lutheran to rehearse for a concert on December 3rd.


Questions? Contact Kay Dickinson, Director at Kay.dickinson@dickinsongrain.com or 402.620.5048

Please add your prayer to our "Prayer Tree"!!


Stop in the Narthex and write your prayer on a leaf. As a community at FLC, we will "leaf" all our prayers to God.

W.O.W. Meal is back on Wednesdays!


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.


Choir News


Could the Spirit be calling you to add your voice to the choir?

If so, we can promise with great certainty:

You will feel welcome, comfortable, and involved 

The choir began rehearsals on Tuesday, September 5th at 6:30 pm in the choir room (take the elevator to the second floor and turn left).

Regular attendance is encouraged but don't be discouraged if you can't make it each week.

You are welcome to join as often as you can.

For more information and questions, contact Vince at VKrysl@firstlutheranblair.org

Come, join us in making a joyful noise!

Women's Bible Study


The Friday Morning Women’s Bible Study will begin Season 2 of the series “The Chosen”. This study will combine the movie with eight sessions in a study guide. This Bible study meets on Friday mornings from 9:30 to 11:00 a.m. in the Ark, which is in the lower level of First Lutheran. If interested in coming to this Bible study, contact Susie Pinquoch at (402) 426-8182 or spinquoch@gpcom.net.


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.

WE NEED COOKIES/BARS

FOR DECEMBER!


We are needing cookies for December!

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 December.

Signup here or call Erika

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

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, November

22nd, 2023


We will be serving Sausage & Egg 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 Cheryl Baron

†Deloris Matson - early stage lymphoma - healing & prayers

†Sol Bird Mockicin

†John Wick

†Vivian Walvoord - healing & prayers

†Kenny Truhlsen - healing

†Pat Bentsen

†Betty Wolsmann - healing

†Florence Larsen - prayers for healing

†Marilyn O'Neil

†Mike Jenkins - cancer

†Keith Matzen & family - prayers

†Dana - healing

†Clark Jenson

†Betty Anderson

†Sunni Wilson (mother of Melody Dubon)

†Olivia Baker

†Tim Grinbergs

†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

†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

†Maui Wildfire Relief and all those we name in our hearts.

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