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WITH THE COVID 19 PANDEMIC,, THERE WILL BE NO SERVICES OR CHURCH ACTIVITIES AND NO YOUTH ACTIVITIES AT THIS TIME...Sunday and Wednesday Services, Bible Studies, Meetings, Outings, Confirmation, Youth Group, Faith in Action or Youth Choir. 


We apologize for these decisions, but pray for safe health for all.

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JUNE Information... (from Pastor Brenda) 

Definition of essential: absolutely necessary; extremely important.
 
     Spring is here and how gracious and wonderful that it has magically appeared.  I used to visit a parishioner in my early ministry and loved visiting with her.  She was smart, active, lived alone and she knew what was going on in the world.  She even asked me once who I voted for in the Presidential election, and I told her feeling it was owed her.  She was 98 years old.  We would visit and share in Holy Communion.  One spring day when I visited I was complaining about the cold spring and the snow, and she said, “Don’t worry, spring will come.  It does every year!”  As a matter of fact it does. There are things in our lives when doubt creeps in and we think life won’t be the same, ever again. We all have heard and been praying for those people who are essential, absolutely necessary or extremely important.  All people in whatever their jobs or situations are essential.  Some have too much work, others have not enough.  Some are getting along great, and some are struggling Imagine the kids in school, especially the seniors whose life has been turned upside down.  Imagine the teachers who are diligently working from home to continue to be there for the kids.  Imagine the health care workers, grocery store workers, EMT’s and fire men and woman, those in health care facilities and working and the list can go on and on.  How about the little girl who came into the church sanctuary and said, “Where are all the people, where is everybody?”  Indeed, where is everyone?  Have we been deserted?        These times of “shelter in place” and now “safer at home” are times where we wonder, just as I wondered about spring arriving, are things ever going to be back to normal? It may not look like it, yet what are those things we know for certain?   We are not alone.  We have a God who himself sent the Son because of his great love for us.  We receive grace, comfort, hope and strength to do what we need to do every day.   When we get up in the morning and when we lie down for sleep at the end of the day.   We still find joy and comfort.  We still trust God and hear him even clearer.  God has and always will be essential in our lives and His Son Jesus Christ is as well.  Forever and always giving us hope, forever and always granting us grace and forgiveness, forever and always so much in love with us and understanding where we are at, no matter where our heart is for this hour or day.        Ultimately, in our good days and bad, Jesus Christ walks with us.  That is His promise and we walk with each other.  We pray, because it is essential.  We pray, because others need it.  We pray because we are in a relationship with the most essential God, Son Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit always and forever.   We are going to get through this and will be stronger for sure and thankful to have God and each other.  Stay with God.  It is essential. 

Peace,  Pastor Brenda
 
Now may our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and through grace gave us eternal comfort and good hope, comfort your hearts and strengthen them in every good work. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

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graduates 

Always remeber you are

BRAVER then you believe,

STRONGER than you seem,

SMARTER than you think

and

LOVED more than you know!!

 

Class of 2020

Ana Eng, Brooke Golly, Cassie Gorsegner, Haylee Grice, Gerald Kordiak III, Dalton Miller, Dylan Miller and Allyce Mulder

 

CONGRADULATIONS to ALL of you!!


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Quilt Clip Art 47470

Love is a quilt-a quilt is love,

Both love and a quilt should be

Soft enough to comfort you,

Bright enough to cheer you,

Generous enough to enfold you,

Light enough to let you move freely,

Strong enough to withstand adversity,

Durable enough to last a lifetime,

And given gladly from the heart.


Thank you to the quilt makers, we have

many wonderful talented people.

Ann Mans - Ana Eng

Diane Ausmus-Brook Golly

Christy Koch-Cassie Gorsenger

Elaine Jensen-Haylee Grice & Gerald Kordiak III

Patty Olson - Dalton Miller & Dylan Miller

Robin Hendrix-Allyce Mulder


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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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