Everyone wants to feel welcomed and comfortable when they participate in an activity – whether it's in a worship service, a new class or out in the community helping those in need. For some, that's an easy task – they make new friends easily – but for others it can be a challenge. In the last year at First Lutheran, we have been working to create a more welcoming community of faith – from new signage in our parking lots, to creating a series of resource brochures for those who come in to our building in need of assistance, to making our publications more accessible online and in print for those who don't use a computer or smart phone. Please take a look at these opportunities to get connected at First Lutheran. Whether you are a life-long member or new to a church, we welcome you and hope you make us a part of your faith family. Also, take a few minutes and check out the Groups and Ministries tabs at the top of the page.
Upcoming Classes, Events & Activities
“Maggie and David” Performances. Pastor David Houck and his wife Margaret, known by their stage name, “Maggie and David,” will appear at Trail Ridge (3408 W Ralph Rogers Rd.) on Tuesday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. for a Halloween concert. Their program features popular music of decades past, Christian hymns, Scripture, prayer, and spoken words of encouragement. Maggie and David provide this program through First Lutheran's Caring Ministries. Everyone is invited to attend!
Wednesday Adult Forum, Nov. 8, 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.in the Gathering Room. “Erasmus and Luther: A Comparative Study
in Their Understanding of the Reformation,” led by Pastor John Christopherson
Food-to-You volunteers needed on Thursday, Nov. 9.
6 people are needed at 4:30 p.m. and 15 more from 5:15 – 7:30. Please contact Jeff Backer at email@example.com.
Also, FLC is collecting peanut butter for Food-to-You. Please place your donations in the food pantry in the Welcome Center. We need 150 jars to fulfill the needs of November distributions.
Broadcast Team Members Needed – Nov. 13. Interested in learning to operate cameras or audio board for our radio and television broadcast? Come to a Media Volunteer Gathering at 5 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 13, in the Friendship Room. Come and meet other volunteers and learn more about broadcast opportunities. Pizza will be served so please RSVP to Marilyn McNeill at 339-1983 ext. 236. On Sunday, Nov. 12, Media volunteers will be at the Atrium Desk between services to recruit volunteers and answer questions.
Healthy Cooking Class - Nov. 14. Classes meet the second and fourth Tuesdays, 6 – 7 p.m. in the Gathering Room. Nov. 14 the topic is Low-calorie holiday treats with Gwen Wawers. The classes are free but please register for each class you plan to attend so we have enough supplies. Register at the Information Desk, call the church at 336-3734, or visit flcsf.org/healthy-cooking.
Senior luncheon – Nov. 14. All First Lutheran senior adults and their friends are invited to join us for lunch Tuesday, Nov. 14, at noon. The program is Norway Nurses from Augustana University. The menu is goulash, Caesar salad, bread stick. Please remember to RSVP by calling the church receptionist at 336-3734, by Wednesday, Nov. 8. If you need a ride, call Project CAR, 332-2777, no later than 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 13.
FLC serves at The Banquet - Nov. 14. First Lutheran Church will be serving dinner at The Banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 14. A large crew is needed – 6-8 workers at 2 p.m., and 40 workers 5:15 – 8 p.m. Young people are welcome; age 13+ can work in the kitchen, those younger in the dining room. Please contact Betty DeBerg at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Event, Grieving a Loss During the Holidays – Nov. 18. Adults who are grieving the death of a loved one are invited to attend “Grieving A Loss During the Holidays” on Saturday, Nov. 18, from 9 – 11 a.m. at First Lutheran Church. A free breakfast will be served in the Gathering Room as FLC member and licensed professional counselor, John Hegg offers a presentation on the topic of grief. The morning concludes with a prayer service in the chapel. This event is free and open to all adults, but advance registration is required. Please stop by First Lutheran’s Information Desk or call to register by Monday, Nov. 13. You may also register online at flcsf.org/holidaygrief. Questions, contact Pastor Katherine Olson at 339-1983 ext. 214 or email@example.com.
WEEKLY & MONTHLY ONGOING
Free Coffee and Prayer│Wednesdays│7:30-8:30 a.m.
Swing under the atrium canopy at First Lutheran Church each Wednesday from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m. for FREE Coffee and Prayer! Grab a cup of coffee, hot chocolate, or bottled water, and have a prayer to get your day started, and we will get you on your way!
Would you be willing to help with this wonderful ministry? Please contact Jeff Backer at 339-1983 ext. 209 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hope to see you on Wednesday mornings for Coffee and Prayer!
MOPS at First Lutheran│2nd & 4th Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
For information please call Katie Bossman, 201-5718.
Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) at First Lutheran is for all moms of children, birth through kindergarten, to experience community, personal growth, practical help and spiritual hope.
Open Gym│ Most Saturdays, 10:15 a.m. – noon
Join First Lutheran Church members and friends in Reformation Hall (gym) most Saturdays, for open gym. Equipment is not provided. Open gym is available to all ages, however, those under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult. At times, Open Gym is cancelled due to scheduling conflicts. Please check thewebsite calendar to confirm.
Pickleball│Mondays at 5:30 p.m. & Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. Pickleball is a fun combination of tennis, ping pong and badminton. It is a strategic game played on a small court in the gym with a whiffleball and a paddle (equipment provided).
Quilting│Wednesdays, 9 a.m.
FLC Quilters make quilts for Lutheran World Relief and other local organizations. There's a role for everyone; coffee and snacks are provided. To learn more, please contact the church office at 336-3734 to leave a message for Dorothy Mikkelson.
Yoga Classes at First Lutheran
- Yoga–Mondays 5:30-6:30 p.m. with Jeff Nelson, Upper Room
- Yoga–Fridays Noon-1 p.m. with Gretchen Borgum, Upper Room Bring your own mat or use one of ours.
- Chair Yoga–Thursdays, 1:30–2:30 p.m. with Jeff Nelson, Pentecost Room
- Cost: $5 suggested donation per class session
Young Adult Bible Study. Join Pastor Lars and the First Lutheran Young Adults for the Galatians Bible Study. We meet every Thursday at 6 p.m. in the Manos de Cristo room at First Lutheran Church. After-work snacks provided as we walk through Paul’s letter to Galatia. Contact Kiri Jacobsen at email@example.com, for more information.