FLC Weekend Announcements

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Worship Times:

Saturday: 5pm

Sunday: 8:15am & 10:15am

Wednesday: 6:15pm

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:

It should be dramatic to see the cross at the front of our worship space. This symbol of suffering and self-giving defines our faith and shapes our lives. Too often we have used it as a symbol of self-pity, or turned it into a militant banner to advance our own kingdom. The cross is the ultimate sign of love and grace, of a God who gives of himself for us and calls us to give ourselves for the least around us as well. Bearing the cross in the world is hard – maybe that’s why we don’t! – but it is life. It is the way of Jesus, and it is the only way for us.

Call Process Updates for First Lutheran Church

First Lutheran Church is in a time of discernment as we call a new Senior Pastor to serve our congregation. You can follow our progress as we move through the call process in the coming months. Please visit the First Lutheran Church website below for updates on the Call Process.


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 will begin 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!

FLC Youth Flamingos are back!!

Sept 10th - Oct 10th

$25 = flock a friend's yard for 3-4 days

$25 = insurance to protect your yard from any flamingo flocking

All funds raised support our trip to New Orleans for the ELCA Youth Gathering in July 2024.

Contact Erika to spread some flamingo joy around Blair!!


Could you give one hour per month and deliver our Mid Week Meal to our neighbors in Blair?

We have added another route to our list, and we need more help in order to spread the work among more people.

Contact Erika if you could deliver one hour/month on a Wednesday around 5:15 or 5:30pm.

Church Office Closed

The church office will be closed Monday, September 4th

for Labor Day!

Monday Morning Bible Study

How Lutherans Interpret the Bible

Our Monday Bible study begins again anew with a new DVD study, and an invitation to women to join us in our Bible study!

We will be starting a new study of How Lutherans Interpret the Bible, presented by Dr. Mark Allan Powell, a Lutheran pastor and Bible professor at Trinity Lutheran Seminary (ELCA). Dr. Powell presents his insights on the Bible through seven sessions on DVD. His delivery is clear, concise, and enthusiastic. 

Our Bible study will begin Monday after Labor Day, September 11 at 9:00 am in the library.  Please consider joining us even if you may not be able to attend every week.  And for planning purposes, if you are interested in attending, please contact Glen Andersen or Dawn Andersen.

Plan to attend?  Questions?  Call or text  

Glen Andersen 402-237-9775 

Dawn Andersen 402-426-4073

Pastor Glen Thomas 402-740-6395

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.

Social Concerns Committee:

Thank you to all who are bringing garden produce, flowers, or baked goods to our SUMMER GARDEN MARKET.  Products may be brought to the church and placed on the Garden Cart any time the church is open--preferably prior to 3:00 P.M. on Fridays and between 4:00 P.M. and 7:00 P.M. on Saturdays. This provides us "non-gardeners" a great opportunity to buy some home grown produce! All proceeds will go to ELCA WORLD HUNGER.  Let us pay generously for what we buy so that others may be fed! 

GOD'S WORK/OUR HANDS is a program that has been taking place throughout the entire ELCA for the past nine years during the month of September. This year we at FLC are encouraged to do "random acts of kindness" for others throughout the month. Following your "act of kindness" we invite you to fill out a form that will be provided for you to share your "act of kindness" without stating your name and place it on a rolling chalkboard in the narthex. We encourage everyone to do and post at least one random acts of kindness during the month of September, and hope that many of us will do these acts often. You may also submit a photo of the act and either place it on the rolling chalkboard or post it on the FLC Facebook page.  You will hear more about this at the worship services on Labor Day weekend and will receive a suggestion sheet of possible random acts of kindness and small slips for reporting your acts at the worship services on Wednesday night September 6, Saturday evening September 9, and Sunday September 10.

Our 2023 BLAIIR CROP HUNGER WALK sponsored by Church World Service will take place on Sunday, October 8, gathering at FLC around 12:30 P.M. and leaving the church at 1:00 P.M.  We will be joined by our friends from First United Methodist Church.  There will be both a 5k and a 3k route, and we will return to FLC where we will have treats. We encourage on-line solicitations as well as having a station at FLC in prior weeks where congregation members can make contributions while attending worship. Remember that 25% of the funds raised will be returned to our own WASHINGTON COUNTY FOOD PANTRY. Please plan to participate--either by walking individually or in teams or family groups, or by supporting walkers financially. More information regarding how you can sign up to walk and/or to solicit funds on-line will be coming soon. 

Here are a few quotes from a letter FLC recently received from Daniel Rift, Director of ELCA WORLD HUNGER and LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE FUND. "Congregations such as yours play a critical role in making it possible to support neighbors around the globe who experience the effects of hunger and poverty and support them for the long haul. . . With economic uncertainty impacting so many, we are also experiencing a reduction in the donations we count on to make the critical work of ELCA WORLD HUNGER happen. If you are in a position to do so we are asking you to give as generously as you can today. A gift of any size makes a difference for families facing hunger and poverty. Even during times of crisis we have an opportunity to reflect Christ's light to the world in hope and love." Gifts to either ELCA WORLD HUNGER or LUTHERAN DISASTER RESPONSE FUND can be mailed to 8765 Higgins Road - Chicago IL 60631-4101. 

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



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

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, September

6th, 2023

We will be serving Sausage and Egg Casserole, fruit, and dessert.

Click here for more information


Please keep these people in your thoughts and prayers

†Family of Debbie Kempcke

†Family of Jerry Christensen

†Family of T.J. Dick

†Family of Ruth Rasmussen

†Family of Marian Ward

†Mike Jenkins - cancer

†Cheryl Baron

†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

†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

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

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