For the month of AUGUST ...



from Pastors desk 

AUGUST News from Pastor Brenda...

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not be in want. He makes me lie down in green pastures; he leads me beside quiet waters. He restores my soul.” Psalm 23: 1-3a

Psalm 23 is one of the most know and beloved Psalms and rightfully so. We have had this Psalm at least three times this year during Easter and Lent. How is it different hearing it now in the time of Pentecost? When the green grass surrounds us? When the gardens are growing and the flowers are budding? When we see our beautiful waters and maybe even take a dip in the cool lake! I pray that you have time with your friends; family and those you care about to take some time to relax and feel restored. Some time for reflection and wonder. A time of quiet to be outside to feel the grass beneath your toes and just enjoy. God created this all just for us. Just for you. He wants us to take care and appreciate all of this. He wants to be our shepherd to take care of yourself. Rest. No wants and cares. In the green of summer and beautiful waters and rains, and a restored (rested) person. In addition, we have some normal, yet beautiful and restored things going on with all the activities of the church. We are participating in new ways of Holy Communion; worship in person and on line, and in print. We are singing and rejoicing. First Communion classes, Mission Trips and Vacation Bible School along with plans for the upcoming year of celebration. Bible studies will be in full swing and maybe some new ideas to grow, gather and support one another. New members will be welcomed .. Make sure you say hello to them and get to know each one. May you know and feel the shepherd who takes care of you in all of your life.

Blessings and Peace to Each of You, Pastor Brenda Wicklund

“Surely goodness and love will follow me all the days of my life.” Psalm 23: 6a

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sympathy

We express our Christian sympathy to the families of Robert Sievert (brother-in-law of Paggy Smith) and Patricia Sandin (mother of Wendy Reamer-Johnson).  May they know the consolation of your love; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord and give them peace.

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church office hours

Pastor Brenda Wicklund - Days to be determined

Mindy Johnson - Days to be determined

Donna Martin - Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday

Kathy Thompson - Wednesdays and Thursdays

Rick Bicking - Mondays or call cell phone

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churchcouncil

Church Council will meet August 29th, after church service.

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acolytes

**Acolytes schedule for August...

Sunday, August 1st, Nolan S.

Sunday, August 8th, Kieran T.

Sunday, August 15th, Adam A.

Sunday, August 22nd, Blake B.

Sunday, August 29th, Owen J.

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lectors

Lectors for August....

(1st Reading, usually read by Ashley T.)

Sunday, August 1st, Linda L.

Sunday, August 8th, Chuck M.

Sunday, August 15th, Carole L.

Sunday, August 22nd, Elaine G.

Sunday, August 29th, Diane A.

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 ushers

Ushers for August:

Richard A.

Dennis V.

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church library

NEW BOOKS IN THE LIBRARY...

Adult Fiction:

The Seeds of Change, Laurine Snelling

The Fifth Avenue Story Society, Rachel Hauck

The Welcome Committee of Butternut Creek, Jane Perrine

A Blessing to Cherish, Laura Snelling

The Book of Lost Friends, Lisa Wingate 

Adult Non-Fiction:

The Post Quarantine Church, Thom S. Rainer

Simple Joys, Candace Payne

A Woman After God's Own Heart, Elizabeth George

Children's (Young Adult) Fiction:

Sweetgrass, Jan Hudson

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First Communion2

 After having received instruction, eight of our young people will be receiving Holy Communion, for the first time on Sunday August 1st.   

Invited to share in the body and blood of our Lord Jesus Christ today are: Aubree B., Jase F., Oswyn K., Connor O., Harvey R., Piper R., Kaliope R., and Emma T..

We keep these young people in our prayers, as they begin sharing in the Holy Sacrament.

Thank you to Nikki T., Ashley T., and Josie K. for their help, during the First Communion classes

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community dinner

Please join us for the Community Meal on Tuesday, August 3rd from 5 - 6:30 PM.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone again!

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recycle

Please use the recycling garbage can in the kitchen for

RECYCLING ONLY!!

That means NO coffe grounds, coffee, food or paper garbage.

Containers, need to be RINSED and CLEAN.

Thank You!

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noisy offering

We are collecting a Noisy Offering, for month of August.

If you are interested in giving for this,

proceeds are going to Backpack Program. 

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  • bible study2

*Men's Text Study (every) Thursday

7:00 AM Text Study

(led by Men)

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*Women's Bible Study (every) Tuesday

9:30 - 10:30 AM

(led by Women)

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Temporarily ON HOLD...

*Women's ROMAN's Bible Study (every 2nd) Monday of Month 

5:00 - 6:00 PM

(led by women)

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Temporarily ON HOLD...

*Women's Bibles, Blessings & Breakfast 

Quarterly, 3rd Saturday (TBD)

8:30 - 10:30 AM

(led by Wendy)

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women of ELCA

Women's Bible Study's ongoing mission project.

We ask members to join us and bring shampoo during the month of August for

homeless packets.  Please put them in the basket marked "Homeless Packets," in the

cabinet in the Narthex.

Thank You

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special cong mtg

The Church Council received some special gifts, for the Ministry of FLC.  We graciously accepted as we pray-fully discern our decisions.  The Church Council, will be presenting some needs for the church at a Special Congregational Meeting on September 12th, following our 9:30 AM service.  We will present and vote on these exciting ventures, and give thanks to God.  This day we also celebrate "God's Work Our Hands."  We will be sprucing up the church.  Please plan on attending.

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church board meeting

ALL BOARD MEETINGS

Will begin again on September 27th, at 6:30 PM. 

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welcome to our church

The following people joned FLC on Sunday, July 25, 2021.

Donald & Shirley T. as Associate Members.

Thomas & Donna Wachsmuth.

Nate, Angie & Luna Rameriz.

Susan Skalicky.

Welcome to ALL of our new members!

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wedding

United in marriage were Sarah N. and Jermaine W. on May 15, 2021 and Chad H. & Shawn O. on June 26, 2021.

We pray for God's blessing upon their relationship's. May they grow together each day in the love of Christ.

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new baby

Congradulations to Bridget (r.) and Jard K. on the birth of their new baby girl, Erin Marie born on June 23, 2021.  Her Grandparents are Wendy (R.) J. and Mike J.

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prayers for all 2  

Prayers, continued for all !

 

 

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