Take Out Family Faith Kits – August! Summer is quickly coming to an end, but if you’re getting in some last minute vacation time or trips to the lake we have some faith activities for the road! Pick up this great option in the Welcome Center – full of faith-filled activities to do together as a family. And when in doubt – there is always the FAITH5 * Share – Read – Talk – Pray – Bless. Jesus is with you wherever you go!
This Sunday, August 19 - Worship in the Park, Picnic & Blessing of the Backpacks. Join us for worship at 11 a.m. in the McKennan Park band shell with Larry Olson and friends providing worship music. Students may bring their backpacks for a special blessing. (Blessing of the backpacks will also take place at the 8 and 9:30 services at FLC.) The Evangelism and Outreach Board will provide a picnic lunch. Participants may bring a dessert to share. Invite your friends and neighbors, bring a lawn chair and join us for worship. In case of rain, worship will be held at First Lutheran.
First Lutheran Block Party, Wednesday, Aug. 29, 5 – 7 p.m. First Lutheran south parking lot. Fun for all ages. Come and See – fall programming for children and youth, choirs, Bible studies and more! • Live Music • S’mores • Inflatables • Hotdogs and more!
God knew we would need reminders to stop and tell the stories: the stories of God and his people, the story of God’s son and our own faith stories. Almost every year from birth to graduation we celebrate different milestone events with our children. Families gather together for a meal and learning time and then we celebrate and pray for the children during worship.
Milestones Celebrated durning the year are:
Infant/ Any - Pre- Baptism Class held the first Thursday of the month
Infant/Any - Baptism at any of the services except the 1st Sunday of the month due to Communion or on Holidays.
1st Year After Baptism - Anniversary of Baptisim - January, Baptism of Jesus Sunday
1 yr Olds - Babies 1st Christmas - October, Last Saturday
2 yr Olds - We are the Church, November , Third Saturday
3 yr Olds - First Step - September, Third Saturday
4 yr Olds - Prayer Pillow - October, First Sunday
5 yr Olds - Kindergarten Bibles - April, First Sunday
1st Grade - Lord's Prayer - March, First Sunday
2nd Grade - Confession & Forgivness - February, First Sunday
3rd Grade - Third Grade Bibles - October , First Sunday
4th Grade - Apostle's Creed - November , First Sunday
5th Grade & Parents - First Communion - Maundy Thursday, 6:30 p.m. service
6th Grade - Entering Confirmation - August/September
9th Grade - Driver's Licence Blessing - Fall or Spring
10th Grade - Affirmation of Baptism/Confirmation - November, First Sunday at 2 p.m.
12th Grade - Graduation - Spetember & May
12th Grade - Senior Recognition - May, First Sunday usually at the 11 a.m. Service
All Students Young & Old - Back to School Blessing - August, All services
Youth & Adults - Camps & Mission Trips Blessing - June, First Sunday
Adults - Premarital - Anytime
Adults (Couples married the previous year) - Marriage - January - March (depending on the weather)