The new Beth Moore Women’s Bible Study begins on January 23rd and will be held Friday mornings from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. in the Fellowship Hall. This study is from 1 and 2 Thessalonians and focuses on the crises, afflictions, relationships, doubts, concerns, and fears women may encounter in their lives and we will cover a wide variety of topics including family, prayer, ministering to others, and prophecies. Find encouragement for living the Christian life now and hope for when Christ returns. It is a 9 – session study with 8 sessions of homework. Contact the church office if you are interested in attending. The cost of the member book is $16.
The 2014 Women's Retreat will be held April 10 & 11 beginning on Friday evening at 6 p.m. and lasting until Saturday afternoon 4 p.m. The full two-day stay includes Friday dinner, Saturday breakfast and lunch as well as a cozy bed but there is a lower priced option for those attending only on Saturday with lunch provided. The retreat will be held in the NEW facility at Yellowstone Alliance Adventures Please bring your Bible. Facility is fully handicap-accessible. We encourage car-pooling. Please bring a sleeping bag, pillow, towel, & toiletries. Please make checks payable to First Lutheran Church; memo: Women’s retreat. Turn in completed registration forms at First Lutheran Church office. Scholarships are available, contact Christine Sommers-Austin with any questions.
First Lutheran church is seeking a nursery care worker for immediate employment contingent upon a successful application and an in-depth background check.
Colossians 3:1-4: Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things. For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God. When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory.
1 Corinthians 10:31-33: So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God. Do not cause anyone to stumble, whether Jews, Greeks or the church of God — even as I try to please everyone in every way. For I am not seeking my own good but the good of many, so that they may be saved.
Mark 1:12-13: At once the Spirit sent him out into the wilderness, and he was in the wilderness forty days, being tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals, and angels attended him.
Parents Night Out
Beginning January 16, 2015, First Lutheran will begin offering free childcare and a simple dinner for children ages 0-12, one Friday a month from 6:00-8:30pm. This ministry is intended to give parents the opportunity to enjoy a night out without the worries and extra expenses of babysitters. We hope that not only will our own congregation members find this ministry helpful and uplifting, but also friends of our congregation families. Children will enjoy games and crafts in addition to being well-fed!
Dates: January 16, February 13, March 27, April 17, May 15 and June 26.
Holding Your Family Together
We all know that involved fathers boost their daughters’ academic achievement, promote their emotional health, increase their compassion for others, and help set them up for success. Based on the book Holding Your Family Together, by Dr. Rich Melheim, Pastor Grayl will be leading a fathers’ Bible study that will help to get your family into a nightly habit that will open your hearts to each other and to God.. Join other fathers in this weekly Bible study beginning January 8.