40 Days for Life prayer warriors around the world are praying. Babies are being saved, mothers are being helped, abortion centers are closing and abortion workers are leaving. Miracles are happening and we are a part of God’s work in our land.
Prayer Vigil is from 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Thursdays through the end of October, during business hours at Planned Parenthood here in Grand Rapids. There is a sign up sheet in front of Shirley's office. It would be nice to see some people from First Lutheran participating. Call Sue or Craig Nelson at 218-326-5993 or 218-258-9873 for more information.
Join us for a family movie night at First Lutheran.
All are welcomed and opened to the public.
Join us for a pot-bless at 5:00 and the movie starts at 6:00.
For the younger ones in your family "The Star" will be shown in the youth room.
Accounts have been set up designated for the Audio/Visual system and for the Organ repairs. If you would like to contribute to either project, please put your donation into an envelope marked “Audio/Visual” or “Organ” (please also indicate in the memo section of your check). Thank you.
Men’s Morning Bible Study -You are invited to attend Men’s Morning Bible Study each Wednesday morning at Forest Lake Restaurant. We meet in the upstairs back room at 6:45 AM. We open with a prayer and then begin our reading for the day. After our reading we have discussion. During this time our server takes our breakfast orders. Some men order just coffee and others a full breakfast. We are finished by 8 AM. There is plenty of room so bring your Bible and join us in studying God’s word.
Our nursery (unstaffed) can be found on the lower level of the education wing. There is a PA System provided in this room, so the service can be heard.
Personal Hearing Devices are available for your use. If you desire one, plase ask an usher.
Cable TV Broadcast Proclaiming the Good News of Christ on ICTV (Mediacom Cable Channel 2 and Paul Bunyan Cable Channel 32) each Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., and Wednesday at 4 a.m. and 12 noon.
BIBLE STUDY: We began a new topic recently as we look at the Gospel of Luke verse by verse. We encourage you to learn more about the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus.
Wednesday Bible Study: at 9:00a.m. each Wednesday we meet for an hour of study of God’s Word. We are working through the book of Acts. How great it would be to see you there.
Mite Box Sunday is the 1st Sunday of each month.
Mite Box contributions amount to millions of dollars that fund district and national mission grants and implement the LWML program. We encourage the entire family to contribute by putting your pennies in the box at the end of each day, say ‘thank you’ with an appropriate amount whenever calamity or misfortune has been averted and empty all your loose change from your kitchen coin bowl into the box. There is a mite box next to the mail boxes in the lower narthex and on Mite Box Sunday one is also placed outside the sanctuary. Throughout the decades, Lutherans have stepped out in faith, setting goals and trusting God to Move the hearts of His people to give generously to LWML to proclaim the Gospel.
Dimes For Missions: the 2nd Sunday of each month
On Dimes For Mission Sunday all loose change and any other checks/currency specifically designated for Dimes for Missions will be included in the Dimes for Mission contribution. Dimes For Mission are divided between Lutheran Island Camp and Lutheran Heritage Foundation (LHF). LHF shares the Good News of Jesus around the world to those who desperately need to hear the good news of Jesus. Pastor Bernie and Ellie are very active in this ministry. In the past, the only changed considered were the dimes in the offering plate. A faithful supporter of the LHF mission is once again offering the “LHF Match” a dollar-for -dollar matching program where any individual, church or organization who hasn’t donated to LHF in the past twelve months or more will have their new gifts matched. What a wonderful opportunity to be a part of this.
Youth Sunday is the 3rd Sunday of the month, unless otherwise noted. On this Sunday the youth will assist in handing out bulletins, ushering, reading the scriptures, collecting the offering, lighting the candles on the altar, and on special Sunday’s, they will entertain us with the songs they have learned in Sunday School and VBS.
Food Shelf Sunday is the 4th Sunday of the month