Announcements for Sunday, October 11

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Usher Training

Usher training will be offered THIS SUNDAY, Oct. 11, 9:30–10am in the sanctuary. You, and even your entire family, can learn more about serving in this way! Walk-ins welcome!

Clothes Closet Seasonal Switcheroo

Youth and adult volunteers are needed to help switch inventory from summer to winter clothing at the teen clothes closet. THIS SUNDAY, Oct. 11 after the 10:30 service. Pizza will be provided for those who help.

Wedding blessings are extended to Hannah Schultz & Adam Butzman, and Melissa Coleman & Dylan Chandler

Baptismal blessings are extended to Kacey Lee Walters, daughter of Brenda & Jesse Walters

Sunday School Update

  • Sunday, October 11
    • 3rd Grade Faith Building Block: Bibles, lifted up in worship
    • 9:15am: Sunday School classes
    • 9:15am:3-year-old Faith Building Block: Praying Together, in fellowship hall (1st meeting, parents/guardians only)
  • Sunday, October 18
    • 9:15am: Sunday School classes
    • 9:15am:3-year-old Faith Building Block: Praying Together, in fellowship hall (2nd meeting, children with parents/guardians)

Sarcastic Lutheran Speaking at WSU

Make plans now to hear Nadia Bolz-Weber, known as the Sarcastic Lutheran, Tattooed Pastor, and founding pastor of the ELCA congregation House for All Sinners and Saints in Denver, CO. She will be speaking on Thursday, Oct. 15, at Somsen Auditorium, WSU at 7pm. It is FREE but come early to get a seat. Nadia is a dynamic speaker who brings a fresh perspective and powerful proclamation of the gospel.

Drawing from the Well

This group will meet at a slightly different time this month: Sat., Oct. 17, 8:30am–1:30pm. Presenter: Pr. Libby Howe, Dir. for Evangelical Mission/Assistant to the Bishop, will talk about “Friendship—The Way of God”. 

MS & HS Movie Nights!

Come join Tina in a night of movies, popcorn, candy and more! Bring friends and a blanket to share! Middle school movie night on Sat., Oct. 17, 6–8:30pm, and high school movie night on Tues., Oct. 20, 6:30–8:30pm.

Donations for Women’s Resource Center

One of our 8th grade confirmation small groups visiting the Bluff Country Women’s Resource Center on Sunday, Oct. 25, to deliver donations and learn about domestic violence and its prevention. Needed items include: combs, brushes, deodorant, nail clippers, nail files, toothbrushes, toothpaste, lotion, sunscreen, soap, shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, and lip balm. Donations can be brought to the altar during offering or dropped off in the church office during the work week.

OWLS

OWLs, a group for those 55+, will go to see the Paragon Ragtime Orchestra on Mon., Oct. 26, departing church at 4:30pm. Cost for tix: $22. Please RSVP to Brian by Thur., Oct. 22, via email (owls@firstlu.org) or phone (608.526.9700). The next potluck will be Wed., Oct 28, at noon in the fellowship hall.

HS Game Night

Come join in a fun night of fellowship and games. This is a once a month get-together for those high school game nerds out there! Bring your own favorite games to share with the group! Tuesday, Oct. 27 @ 7pm—8:30pm

VBS Director

Tina is looking for a director to help lead and organize Vacation Bible School for 2016. Responsibilities include helping Tina plan the theme and daily activities, and recruiting people to help with the event. VBS next summer is August 7-11. Contact Tina at tina@firstlu.org.

GOT A Couch?

Needed: gently used couches to replace the ones in the Mary room. If you have a possible donation, contact Head Custodian Mike Peper: mike@firstlu.org / 608.783.2236.

Snow Birds

If you will be leaving town for the winter, we want to make sure you still get the monthly newsletter and other mailings. Please provide us with your winter address, and the dates you will leave and come back, so that we can keep our mailing information for your household up to date. You can mail us the information, or email it to us (office@firstlu.org), or call us (608.783.2236).

Clothes Closet Needs

Items we are currently in need of: lightweight cotton winter gloves, ties, shampoo and winter boots (gently used, “Ugh” type knock offs). Thanks to everyone who has donated their time, clothing, personal hygiene items and cash donations. 

We have almost completed our transition to Fall/Winter clothing and have a confirmation small group volunteering after our 10:30 Sunday service today. Finally, thank you for praying for the people in need who use the clothes closet and for the growth we are experiencing at the closet. If you are interested in volunteering as an appointment host, shopper, or inventory assistant, please contact the church office. And keep all those whom we serve in your prayers.