Holiday Schedule

Dinners Before Advent Services

Join us for warm soup on December 4th and  11th starting at 5:00. Youth will be serving. Free will donation.

LWML will serve the dinner on December 18th starting at 5:00. Free will donation.

Advent Services

Wednesday Advent services:

December 4th at 6:30

December 11th at 6:30 with Holy Communion

Children's Christmas Program

December 18th at 6:30

Christmas

Christmas Eve Service December 24th at 6:30

No Christmas day service.

Sunday Services

Sunday Services will be at

 8:00 AM (traditional)

and 10:30 AM (family)

Sunday School  and Bible Study at 9:15. 

No Sunday School December 1st.

DOING THE MOST GOOD

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Join the First Lutheran's Bell Ringing Team to help the Salvation Army with this years Bell Ringing Campaign. First LUtheran is signed up to man the Red Kettle at Super One Norht, Fformerly knows as Ogles, on Saturday, December 7th from 10-6. There is a signup sheet in the book by the office.

Thank you for your consideration from the board of Human Care.

Lutheran Island Camp Newsletter

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2019 First Fruits Newsletter

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THE FIRST FRUITS NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2019 (pdf)

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THE FIRST FRUITS NEWSLETTER - DECEMBER 2019 (pdf)

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Bulletin Announcements

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

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