News & Information...

 Greetings and His peace to you!

We're in need of homemade face mask donations, gloves, hand sanitizer and disinfectant wipes.. Please drop them off at the Church. Thank You! Below are simple instructions on how to make a homemade mask. We're accepting a wide variety of styles and patterns and appreciate your donation.

What You Will Need

 Cotton fabric

 Rope Elastic, beading cord elastic will work (you may also use 1/8” flat elastic)

 Cut the elastic 7” long and tie a knot at each end (DO NOT knot the ends of the flat)

    * Don’t have elastic? Use hair ties or elastic headbands. If you only have string, you can make the ties longer and tie the mask behind your head.

Sewing Instructions

There are two sizes you can make: adult or child. Young children age 2 or younger should not wear a mask.

1. Put right sides of the cotton fabric together...

 Cut 9 x 6 in. or 9 x 7 in. (adult)

 Cut 7.5 x 5 in. (child)

2. Starting at the center of the bottom edge, sew to the first corner, stop. Sew the elastic with the edge out into the corner. A few stitches forward and back will hold this.

3. Sew to the next corner, stop, and bring the other end of the same elastic to the corner and sew a few stitches forward and back.

4. Now sew across that top of the mask to the next corner. Again put an elastic with the edge out.

5. Sew to the next corner and sew in the other end of the same elastic.

6. Sew across the bottom leaving about 1.5” to 2” open. Stop, cut the thread. Turn inside out. Pin 3 tucks on each side of the mask. Make sure the tucks are in the same direction.

7. Sew around the edge of the mask twice. Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally. Be sure any fabric design is placed horizontally.

Any donation will be greatly appreciated. Just drop them off at the Church office. Thank You! 

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AUGUST Information... (from Pastor Brenda) 

As the heat and the harvest of August begins, we do so once again in a life of change. The church is worshiping in house gathering (50%), online, YouTube, radio transmitted and in print. Thanks be to God for all the people that allow us to reach in different ways, to worship God however and whenever they can worship God. Thankfully, we have had a small part of our life going back to semi-normal with 3 days of outside Vacation Bible School with a small amount of children and social distancing. We set an example to see how wearing masks worked and I was so pleased with the kids. Teaching by example to help the neighbor and learning about the life of Moses. Moses, you remember him and his life starting in a basket, living as a Prince, to run away to the hills to experience the Holy Ground where God speaks to him in the burning bush. Oh, and he argues with God saying, “I can’t do this, send someone else, this is too hard, I stutter……..” Yet, he does it. He willingly goes into the Pharaoh and all the plagues that went with it and kept trusting God. I wonder if he ever thought he would get out of exile? Out of the chaos, that life thrust upon him? What about you? Feeling a bit like exile? Normal will never be normal again? As we go forward in real life of worries and concerns, we continue to make plans to praise God, teach out kids, confirm our young adults waiting to affirm their baptism, and trust in the God that promises. He will stay by our side. He will not abandon. I want to take this time to thank the Church Council, the Smart and Safe Team, and everyone that has been helping with our services on Sunday morning. Thank you for following the Team’s direction for keeping us safe. Thank you for wearing your masks to protect each other (this will be mandatory after July 24th). Thank you for the prayers and the gifts of monetary and service for the Mission of God and His Son, Jesus Christ at First Lutheran. Thank you for taking care of each other.

Thank you for taking care of me. God bless you all, and He will.

Peace, Pastor Brenda Wicklund

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blessing box 

 BLESSING BOX

Thank you to everyone who has donated items, to the Blessing Box.  Please continue to do so, as this is an ongoing project.  

Your generosity makes a difference, in the lives of those in need.

The Stewardship Board

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Are you interested in joining our Church?  

If so, please contact the Church Office or Pastor Brenda.  We would love to have you, become part of First Lutheran! 

Thank You!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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