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Welcoming all to Jesus Christ through intergenerational worship, Christian Education, local service and global outreach.
Becoming shepherds afield, taking the church where the sheep are pastured.
* Trust and love in Jesus Christ
* Commitment to living God's Word
* Respect and care for all people
* Spiritual growth
* Service to the community
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Last Wednesday at Maria Chapel - August 31 Turkey Croissants at Maria Chapel at 6 pm. Please join us for the last
Wednesday Service at Maria Chapel this year.
Please sign up on clipboard in
the Narthex so we know how
many to prepare for.
Thanks and see you there!
- Strategic planning notes-- see below
THURSDAY NIGHT COMMUNITY
MEALS WILL BEGIN AUGUST 18TH
AT 5:00 pm
Rally Day Sunday
is scheduled for Sunday, September 11, 10:00 a.m.
Join the entire congregation for worship at 10:00
a.m. We will celebrate Rally Day together, including
blessing of student’s backpacks (bring a backpack
to be blessed!), Sunday School registration,
Confirmation Kick Off
Wednesday, September 14th
After school Coffee House
for grades 7-12 - 3:30 – 5:30
* 5:30 – 6:30 Supper-Worship for ALL
* 6:30 – 7:30 Confirmation Overview for
Parents & Students
Sunday School year will begin on Sunday,
September 18, 9:45 – 10:40 am
• 9:45-10:00 Large group Sunday School programming
in God’s Garden (kids choir, puppet ministry,
guest leaders, games, Bible lessons)
• 10:00-10:40 Small group Sunday School in individual
• The children will join the adults for worship at
10:40 at the front of the sanctuary for children’s
message and stay for the remainder of worship.
up a registration form in the
church office. OR Download: Registration, Health and Release Form for
Sunday School & Youth Events
We look forward
to walking with you and
your children during their faith journey this year.
"My Neighbor is Muslim"
Adult Education Classes begin September
18 thru October 23 between services.
125th Anniversary Celebration at
St. John’s Lutheran Church of Cedarbrook
Sunday, September 25, 2016
Reminder: Those who work with the Youth
are required to fill out the background check
and submit it to the Church office. This includes
all Sunday School Teachers, Confirmation
Guides, Mentors, and anyone else that
volunteers with our Youth.
Blank forms are
located in the Narthex Slat
Thank You –
We are so THANKFUL for the
beautiful paver stones andlandscaping being installed.
Voyageurs Lutheran Ministry
Family Weekend at Camp
Vermilion August 26-28
Fall Work Day at Camp Vermilion
Youth Work Weekend at Camp
Vermilion September 23-24
Fall Festival at Camp Hiawatha
October 9, 2:00-5:00 PM
Adventure Weekend at Camp
Vermilion Ages 10 and up
Crafting Get-Away at Camp
Vermilion October 7-9 and
The Strategic Planning Committee informational notes:
NEW! NOTE #4
* Note #2
* Note #3
It is important to realize that Strategic Planning
is a process. It will take as long as necessary to
determine our current mission, vision and our
key principles. If this process seems lengthy
and laborious, it is and has been. Some of us
are relatively new to the Strategic Planning
Committee. Thankfully, there are others who
have been deeply involved since its very beginning.
For this, we need to be thankful for their
dedication to this task and their commitment of
time and energy to First Lutheran Church.
To make a plan, one needs to collect information
about First Lutheran and the community it
serves. It sounds pretty simple!! In reality, it
started over a year ago when a group of people
got together to begin this process. We will attempt
to share the start of this process with you
as we continue on this journey.
The Strategic Planning Process is grounded in
the study of the book, The Mission Table – Renewing
Congregation and Community by
Stephen P. Bouman. In this book, Bouman, lays
out the idea of how congregations become mission
tables where we listen, people become
engaged, and lives are restored.
“Stay Tuned” , there is much more to share on
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CURRENT FORMS AND INFO TO FIND
IN THE NARTHEX
*Book of Acts reading list
*Volunteer sign-up sheets
*Radio ministry, KUWAA, flower sign-up
*Special offering envelopes
*Voyageur Lutheran Ministry information
* September 11—Rally Day
* September 14 — Confirmation Kick-Off
* September 18—Habitat for Humanity Day
* September 18—October 23 "My Neighbor is Muslim Adult Ed Class"
NO-CANCELLATION POLICY -
First Lutheran has a no-cancellation policy in regard to worship services.
No matter what the weather,
worship will not be cancelled.
DO NOT put yourself in danger,
but if you can make it to church,
please know that the building will be open and worship will happen.
This applies to Saturday evening, Sunday morning,
and Wednesday evening.