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Launch Calendar


Welcome, Baby Nash! We hope you can join us for a coffee social in The Parlor this Tuesday, June 26, 10-11:30am to meet Nash Earp, newborn son of our former Office Administrator, Danielle Earp. Nash was born on June 6!

Coffee Fellowship - Fellowship following church is one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to get to know your church family! Please contact Stephanie in the office to sign up.

Yoga Anyone? - “We are excited about a new ministry that will offer fellowship AND exercise! The Yoga instructor who was going to teach the class is no longer available, but we are in the process of finding a different teacher. Stay tuned…classes will start soon! No previous yoga experience necessary! Contact Stephanie in the Office with questions.” .

SAVE THE DATE! Wednesday, June 27th at 6pm, Lydia Circle will be hosting the Women’s Potluck Salad Supper in Fellowship Hall. We want to encourage all women to attend this fun time of food and fellowship!  If you would like child care during the Salad Supper, please contact the church office.

FLC/LOG FAMILY FUN DAY! Our next “Family Fun Day” will be on Saturday, July 21 from 10:30am-12:30pm at Northview City Pool. We have rented the facility for 2 hours, so bring yourself, bring your family for a fun time of FREE swimming, fellowship and fun! Questions? Call Stephanie in the Office.

Timbre Hand bell Ensemble -  Timbre is a Southern California-based professional lyrical percussion ensemble, featuring hand bells, auxiliary and keyboard percussion, and dance.  This is their only stop on their way to the Area VIII Hand bell Festival. The concert will be on Tuesday June 26, 2018 at 7:00pm at First United Methodist Manhattan

Let’s Grow

ELCA National Youth Gathering! Two of our Youth, Sam Grynkiewicz and Beckett Kendrick, along with Youth from Peace Lutheran, will be attending the upcoming Gathering in Houston, TX June 27-July 1. Please pray for our Youth and adult sponsors during their preparation and travels!

GOD’S WORK, OUR HANDS! Mark your calendars for Sunday, September 9 for this annual event where we give back to our community by helping with local service projects. A light lunch will be served after worship. More details will be available at a later date.

Let’s Serve

FIT Closet Update— The FIT Closet is currently closed for a short summer break. July 21 will be the Stuff the Bus event at Wal-Mart. Additionally, the new coordinator is Tracy Emery. First Lutheran will be focusing on 6 items on the “school supply drive” list this year.  These are items that are not normally received and have to be purchased by others.  Those items are:

Backpacks –large and sturdy

Earbuds or headphones for computer work

Flash drives (AKA zip drives, thumb drives)

College ruled loose leaf paper

Scientific calculator TI 30X IIS

Trapper Keepers

Please bring these items to the church and we will get them to the FIT closet. 

Special Offering for June: Seminary Scholarships and Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago (LSTC) These two special offerings are to help people prepare for pastoral ministry.  The seminary scholarship fund is used to provide scholarships to seminary students who have been or are members of First Lutheran Church.  Contributions designated for LSTC are sent to the seminary and used for seminary education.

LOG Advisory Board Openings—The Lamb of God Advisory Board has two vacant positions and is currently seeking board members. Members of the LOG Advisory Board meet monthly with the LOG administration to discuss and make recommendations on current issues related to staffing, enrollment, events, calendar, budget, and advertising. The LOG Advisory Board is made up of community members, LOG parents, FLC members and LOG administrative staff.  If you are interested or would like more information please contact Tynisha Moore.

Church Council Update:

A 2018 budget of $607,258.00 was adopted at the annual meeting. A monthly income of $50,604.83 is needed to fulfill that goal. This report will be produced monthly for you to track our progress. A one-page consolidated report is available in the church office if you would like detailed information.


May 2018                               Year To Date

Income     $57,102.72              Income YTD      $241,857.26

Expenses $41,988.10               Expenses YTD $198,419.83

Budget      $50,604.83              Budget  YTD    $253,024.15