Serve & Give

Lovingly Serving

We have several grade school children who love to help on Sunday mornings. Almost every Sunday one of these precious children will come up to me and ask if they can help with ushering or acolyting. When I say “yes,” their faces light up with eagerness and joy. When I say “no, we have what we need,” their faces become dejected; a frown and even sometimes a pout, will appear. These young ones love to serve. They have a heart that is willing and able to serve with love and eagerness.

Clothes Closet Update for February 2019

The First Teen Clothes Closet has been overwhelmingly blessed in our new location. We’re getting more gently-used donations than ever, and distributing them to more than 2x as many teens as we previously served. But we are struggling to do so with the same volunteers as prior to our August relocation.

Help save a life: Blood Drive TODAY! 12:30–5:30pm!

Blood Drive TODAY in the narthex, 12:30–5:30pm!

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. Walk-ins welcome! Please bring a photo ID.

First boxes up 200 quilts for Lutheran World Relief in 2018

The quilters at First Lutheran boxed up 200 quilts in late September for shipment to Lutheran World Relief to be distributed worldwide. Some of the quilts made by the quilters during the previous year were kept here for distribution to local organizations.

You can also assist LWR with shipping the quilts. Give a donation toward shipping at lwr.org/donate/shippingfund.