Announcements for Sunday, June 19

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Mission Trip Meeting

Seven students, accompanied by two adults, will leave for Cortez, Colo., on Sunday, June 25, for a weeklong mission trip. The last planning meeting before the trip is on Sunday, June 19, at 11:30 a.m., and students and parents are asked to attend. 

Veggie Tales

Sunday school is over for the summer, but children ages 3 (and potty-trained) through grade 5 can still spend time together on Sundays at 9:15 a.m. with an episode of Veggie Tales.

Sign Up for Vacation Bible School

Plan ahead to be here for Vacation Bible School, August 7-11. We will need teachers and helpers to make it a success. Please consider being a part of the fun adventure. Let Becky Runde know if you are interested in helping in some way. You can reach her at vbs@firstlu.org or 507.259.0295. 

Little LEAPs

This group is for parents/guardians and their children ages birth to 3 years old. It meets the last Sunday of the month, at 9:15am in room 102. Join us on June 26 for singing, dancing, playing and praying together. We have time with the kids and time with just the adults. We welcome newcomers all the time—join us! If you are interested in becoming a volunteer who helps our children during adult time, contact Carla Stanton.

OWLs

On Wed., June 29, at noon the OWLs, a group for those 55+, will have their June potluck at RIVERSIDE PARK. Please bring your favorite picnic food to share and a lawn chair if you would rather not sit at a picnic table. Questions? Contact Brian Narveson at owls@firslu.org.

NEWSLETTER ASSEMBLY

Helping to assemble the monthly newsletter is a relaxing way to volunteer. The July newsletter will be assembled Wednesday, June 29, at 9am, at the church. See you there! 

Young Youth Explorer Day at Sugar Creek

On Tuesday, July 12, the Young Youth will go to Sugar Creek. Explore camp with games, nature time, crafts, swimming, a pony ride, Bible study and singing. The cost is $20 a camper and includes a lunch and a snack. We will meet at the church at 7:40am and return between 4:30pm and 5pm. RSVP to katie@firstlu.org.

Blood Drive

Tuesday, July 12, 12:30-5:30pm, in the fellowship hall. Every day ordinary people are saved by some pretty extraordinary people: People who give blood. Your donation could be the most valuable gift you ever give. Just ask anyone who’s ever received. To schedule your appointment, go to bcw.edu/firstluthona.
Please bring a photo ID.

Volunteer Appreciation picnic

We will celebrate our many volunteers at the annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic from noon to 2pm on Sunday, July 24, at Rowe Park. RSVP to kathryn@firstlu.org.

Clothes closet

The Teen Clothes Closet is full. Due to space limitations, we are only accepting donations of boy’s jeans and shorts, and girl’s athletic shorts. Thank you.

Provide a Chair at the Table

All year we have been talking about how God shows up when we Come to the Table. We’re installing a new floor in Fellowship Hall, and we need new chairs to safely rest upon it. Take a look at a sample of the type of chair we’ll be buying; it’s in the narthex, near the coat racks. Please consider making a special gift to the Fellowship Hall Fund. A quality banquet chair costs about $75, but gifts of all amounts are, of course, welcome. Thank you for providing a “Chair at the Table.”

Marking a Special Occasion?

If you would like to mark a birthday, anniversary or other milestone in your family’s life, purchasing altar flowers for Sunday is one way to do it. We will order the flowers for you, or you can place your own order through a florist and have the arrangement delivered here. Just let us know so we can include information in the announcements.There’s a sign-up sheet on the announcements bulletin board, or you can call the church office to sign up or get more information - 783-2236.

Welcome Baskets

Members of First Lutheran, the Welcome Basket Team is looking for your help. We would like to include area business coupons, business cards or other small promotional items. If you have a business you would like to promote in our Welcome Basket or an item you would like to donate, please let Kathryn know. Give her a call at church, or e-mail if you are interested or have any questions. Call 608.783.2236 or e-mail at kathryn@firstlu.org

To learn more about these and other announcements, head to our website at www.FirstLutheranOnalaska.org

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