National Youth Gathering Updates

Check out what our NYG attendees are doing to prep for the gathering!  Also, in the narthex is a board with envelopes for different expenses that come with attending the National Youth Gathering. On each of the envelopes is a suggested donation that would cover a specific expense. If you are interested in financially supporting our youth by covering one of these expenses, please take an envelope and return it with your donation enclosed, either by placing it in the offering plate or giving it to Pastor Matt. Please keep the NYG participants in your prayers!

FLC TV - May 19 Sermon - Acts 11: What Belongs...

Acts 11:1-18: The apostles and the believers throughout Judea heard that the Gentiles also had received the word of God. So when Peter went up to Jerusalem, the circumcised believers criticized him and said, “You went into the house of uncircumcised men and ate with them.” Starting from the beginning, Peter told them the whole story: “I was in the city of Joppa praying, and in a trance I saw a vision. I saw something like a large sheet being let down from heaven by its four corners, and it came down to where I was. I looked into it and saw four-footed animals of the earth, wild beasts, reptiles and birds. Then I heard a voice telling me, ‘Get up, Peter. Kill and eat.’ “I replied, ‘Surely not, Lord! Nothing impure or unclean has ever entered my mouth.’ “The voice spoke from heaven a second time, ‘Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.’ This happened three times, and then it was all pulled up to heaven again. “Right then three men who had been sent to me from Caesarea stopped at the house where I was staying. The Spirit told me to have no hesitation about going with them. These six brothers also went with me, and we entered the man’s house. He told us how he had seen an angel appear in his house and say, ‘Send to Joppa for Simon who is called Peter. He will bring you a message through which you and all your household will be saved.’ “As I began to speak, the Holy Spirit came on them as he had come on us at the beginning. Then I remembered what the Lord had said: ‘John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit.’ So if God gave them the same gift he gave us who believed in the Lord Jesus Christ, who was I to think that I could stand in God’s way?” When they heard this, they had no further objections and praised God, saying, “So then, even to Gentiles God has granted repentance that leads to life.”

2019 First Lutheran Church VBS - June 17-21

 First Lutheran Church is happy to announce that our 2019 Vacation Bible School will take place June 17-21 from 8 a.m. to noon and we will once again partner with the talented staff of Camp Perkins to provide a fun VBS for kids. Our theme is "Refuge" and is based Psalm 46:1: "God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble."  

Registration is open for ages 3 years to those entering the 6th grade in the 2020 school year - register by May 17th to get a free VBS t-shirt for each child! If you have any questions, please contact us.



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