Rally Day is September 9, and a new year of Sunday school will begin. The Education Hour begins at 9:45 AM and ends at 10:45 AM. You and your family are invited to grow in your faith and in your knowledge of God’s Word!!! Please join in the First Lutheran Church Faith Journey!
SUNDAY SCHOOL: (3 year-olds through 6th Grade)
Classes are offered for 3 year-olds through 6th Grade. A completed Sunday School Registration Form is needed for each student enrolling. Registration Forms are available in the Church narthex or online. A Sunday School Registration Station will be available on Rally Day, Sunday, 9/11, in the church narthex, with extra forms and a list of classroom locations.
A Sunday School “Opening” with music and singing happens each Sunday in the Sanctuary from 9:45 – 10 AM. ALL Sunday School Students, Preschool (starting with 3 year-olds) through 6th Grade, meet in the Sanctuary for an “Opening” starting at 9:45 AM. The Sunday School “Opening” includes special music (songs from Day Camp, VBS and the Hymnal), an introduction to the Theme of the Day, special guests and unexpected surprises! At 10 AM, after the Opening, students move to their Sunday School Classrooms for a Bible Lesson and group activities. Please join us!
CONFIRMATION CLASS: (Grades 7 - 8)
A Combined 7th - 8th Grade Confirmation Class meets in Room 110. Confirmation Registration Forms are available online or in the church narthex. Please contact Roger any with questions regarding the Confirmation Program. Confirmation retreat is Friday, October 26 - Saturday, October 27, at Camp Gilead in Carnation. Save the date!
THE HIGH SCHOOL CLASS: (Grades 9 – 12)
Through Bible Study and sharing, youth grow in their faith, learn to connect with each other in meaningful ways and explore ways to serve God and others. This class meets in “The Landing.” Registration forms are available online and in the narthex.
All Sunday school, confirmation, youth and adult classes will have their last class on Sunday, May 19th. The Two Worship Schedule resumes on Rally Day, Sunday, September 8th.
Helping Hands Day with Cub Scout Pack #584 is on Saturday, May 4th, from 10 AM to 12 PM. First Lutheran’s Cub Scouts are going to be helping with some Spring Cleaning! Projects they will be working on include washing the church bus and trailer, cleaning the church parking lot, helping with general clean-up, picking up trash around the church and our neighboring properties. Special thanks to the First Lutheran Garden Guild who have agreed to help lead and supervise several of these projects! Many Hands make the Labor Light!
Graduation is near! Graduation Information is needed!
Please remember to forward information about your high school and college graduates to Roger. Please include any important information about their choice of college, awards, scholarships and other achievements.
Holden Village Youth Weekend, Friday, May 24 – Sunday, May 26
This High School Retreat is for students in Grades 9 -12. The retreat includes Bible and faith studies, music, worship, conversations and free time activities. Holden Village is nestled in a remote area of the Cascade Mountains in north central Washington. Once a mining town, Holden is now a year-round Lutheran Retreat Center, surrounded by snow-capped mountains and a rushing stream. At Holden, you will find yourself in a beautiful place set apart. It’s a perfect place to slow down and enjoy God’s creation! Cost to attend this 3 day / 2 night weekend is only $100 per person (includes transportation, boat ride, lodging, meals and program costs). Scholarship help is available!
Our group of 5 youth and 2 adults will meet at First Lutheran at 5 AM on Friday, May 24 and drive to Field’s Point Landing (near Chelan). At 9 AM we board the Lady of the Lake for a boat ride on Lake Chelan to Lucerne, where buses meet the boat and transport participants 11 miles up the mountain to Holden Village. On Sunday, May 26 we reverse the journey and arrive back to First Lutheran Church at around 10 PM.
Confirmation will be celebrated on Sunday, June 2 (9:30 am Worship Service) There are 4 students preparing to celebrate their Affirmation of Baptism. A Confirmation Reception with sandwiches, salads, cake and beverage will be held in the Fellowship Hall following the Worship Service. The congregation is invited to this Confirmation Service and Reception.
Important 2019 Summer Dates for your calendars:
High School Graduate Breakfast & Recognition, Sunday June 9, 9:30 Worship, 10:30 Breakfast
The 12th Annual Hot Rods & Hot Dogs Car, Truck & Motorcycle Show, Saturday, June 22 (10 AM – 1 PM)
Youth Summer Mission Trip to Shoshone Mountain Retreat, Wallace, Idaho, Sunday, July 14 – Friday, July 19
Summer Day Camp / Vacation Bible School, Monday, July 29 – Thursday, August 1