Men’s Bible study with Pastor Dave Johnson
Thursdays at 7:30 a.m. in the Gathering Room
This study continues exploring the books of the Bible. Coffee and rolls are available. All men are welcome.
Lutheran Men in Mission
Lutheran Men in Mission (LMM) is a national organization of the ELCA. Its mission is to strengthen men’s Christian faith, relationships and mission in their homes, churches and community. The men of First Lutheran organize golf tournaments, assist with the Salvation Army’s Toy Town toy distribution, work the parking lot during Washington Pavilion events, wash dishes at First Lutheran events and take part in quarterly meetings. Contact Orrin Anderson at 332-5957 to get involved.
First Lutheran Church Women 2012–2013 study
takes place in individual circles
FLCW holds Bible study as part of the monthly circle meetings. There are circles that meet in the morning, afternoon and evening. For information on how to join a circle, contact Kathrine Clark at 332-6621 or Mary Nicolai at 362-9970.
Senior Ministry Luncheon
takes place on the second Tuesday of each month at noon in Fellowship Hall
Senior Ministry offers opportunities for fun, fellowship and growth. The second Tuesday of each month the group meets for a meal and a program. Programs explore a variety of interests from performances by jazz bands to information on current events.
For young adults:
Events take place once a month
4:12 is Christian adults in their 20s and 30s experiencing ministries through a balance of fellowship, life sharing, spiritual growth and outreach. 4:12ers take part in a variety of events throughout the year including hayrides, Pheasants games, canoeing and more. Contact Marnie Dahle Backer at 339-1983, ext. 204, for more information.
Bible study with the pastors
Wednesdays at 10 a.m. in the Gathering Room
Participants meet at 9:30 a.m. for doughnuts and coffee.
Midweek is a great time for renewal through God’s Word. Studies of the text for the following Sunday are offered by the pastors weekly.
Theology on Tap
Third Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. Contact Marnie Dahel Backer at 605-339-1983, ext. 204, for more information.
Theology on Tap is an informal study in Scripture and Lutheran theology.
Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University
Nine Sundays starting Sept. 9, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. in the Friendship Room
Childcare is available upon request.
Financial Peace University is a video-based, small-group study where participants learn to take control of their money by following a step-by-step process. The cost to purchase the kit required for the class is $95. Registration and payment must be received by Monday, Aug. 27, to allow time to order the kits. For more information, please contact Marilyn McNeill at 339-1983, ext. 236
Faithfully Fit Forever
Thursdays from 8:50 to 9:40 a.m. in the Pentecost Room
Faithfully Fit Forever is a chair exercise class for men and women of all ages facilitated by Howard Bich. A devotion and health tip is part of each class. This class is a great way to take care of your body physically, mentally, emotionally and spiritually. For more information, call Howard at 275-6891 or Parish Nurse Paula Bartels at 339-1983, ext. 234.
Sundays at 9:30 and 11 a.m. in the Friendship Room
Among the forums scheduled this fall are Argus Leader reporter Steve Young, First Lutheran Parish Nurse Paula Bartels and South Dakota Symphony Director Maestro Delta David Gier. The complete schedule will be available online at www.flcsf.org/adultforum or as part of a bulletin insert in early September.
The Story, will meet on Wednesday nights, beginning on Oct. 3, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Friendship Room and a second session will be available on Sunday mornings, beginning Oct. 13, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. in Manos de Cristo. Discover the heart of God's Upper Story-his master-plan unfolding in the lives of the Bible's characters as well as in your own life-and experience the joy that comes as you align your story with God's. Ginny Christopherson will facilitate the Wednesday session and Gregg and JJ Gohl will facilitate the Sunday session. The participant's guide is $8. For more information or to get a guide, contact Marnie Dahle Backer at mdbacker [at] flcsf [dot] org or 605-339-1983, ext. 204.
The Jesus Lifestyle Series with Nicky Gumble
Meeting times to be announced, watch the bulletin news notes and First Word for more information
This follow-up to the Alpha Course examines Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and the radical alternative it presents to the modern lifestyle. A sampling of the subjects to be covered includes the secret of happiness; how to change the world around you; and how to understand the Old Testament. A previous experience in Alpha is helpful, but this course is open to all. Contact Pastor Natanael Lizarazo at 339-1983, ext. 214, for more information.
Bell choirs and vocal choirs
Times and dates vary
Music is a strong and vibrant part of the mission and ministry of First Lutheran. A variety of musical offerings give each person a chance to find a place to worship through music. Music choirs are available for first graders through adults. There are opportunities to use your voice, ring a bell or play an instrument. Call Shirley Barlow at 339-1983, ext. 261, or go to www.flcsf.org/music to learn more.
Wednesday Night Meals
Wednesdays starting Aug. 29, from 5 to 6:15 p.m. in Reformation Hall
Take time for food and fellowship with the First Lutheran Church family before taking part in Wednesday night activities. Cost is $4 for adults and $2 for children 6 and under.