Please join Pastor Berg for Lectionary Bible Study, every Tuesday at 9:30 via Zoom! Join the zoom meetings to participate in a study of Sunday's readings. All are welcome. Contact Kristin Smith to join our mailing list for zoom meeting info and other church events.
Church Office hours are 9:00 am to 4:30 pm, Monday through Thursday. We are working from home right now, and can answer the phone from home. If you have a Pastoral Emergency, please contact the church office at 425-486-2314 during office hours or Pastor Berg at 509-595-5493.
JOURNEY CLASSES ARE BACK!
Everyone has a unique Spiritual Journey. All are invited to grow in faith, learn in understanding, share thoughts and ask questions. Please join us as we Journey in Faith together.
Journey Class, Sunday, October 4, 3 pm: Spiritual Self Care! During this unusual time of the Covid Pandemic and physical distancing, we will explore different types of spiritual practices that can help our Spiritual Well Being. This class will be led by Pastor Tor Berg
Journey Class, Sunday, October 11, 3 pm: Emotional and Physical Self Care “Self-care is the act of carrying out any practice where you care for your mind, body and soul. It is when you identify your own needs and meet them on a regular basis to keep happy, healthy and rested.” Topics will include anxiety, depression and sleep. Led by Karen Thomas, PhD, RN, Nursing Scientist, Seattle Children’s, Professor Emeritus, School of Nursing, University of Washington.
Women's Group Meeting, October 14, 7 pm. Please contact Jacky Schnarre for more information. Zoom link will be sent to all newsletter recipients on Monday, October 12.
Zoom Movie Review of Millions (Comedy, Drama, PG, Released 2004, Run Time: 1 Hour 38 Minutes)
Sunday, October 18
QUICK PLOT: The UK is about to switch its currency from Pounds to Euros, giving a gang a chance to rob the poorly secured train loaded with money on its way to incineration. But, during the robbery, one of the big bags literally falls from the sky on Damian’s playhouse, a 7-year old who talks to saints. The boy then starts seeing what the world and the people around him are made of. The ethics of this situation come to the forefront in this film.
MOVIE REVIEW: Prior to our Movie Review, please watch the movie. If you’ve already seen the move, please consider watching it again. “Millions” is available on several streaming services, premium channels and on DVD. Our discussion will begin with a review of the main plots of the movie. We will explore some of the spiritual themes in Millions and share corresponding Bible passages during our movie discussion. PLEASE PLAN ON JOINING US! Zoom link will be sent to those on our mailing list with October 18 worship and education Zoom links. To be added to our mailing list please email the church office. Additional questions to Roger Steinke
College Scholarships Available to FLC Members!
If you are in college or college bound, please consider applying for a scholarship from the First Lutheran Church Endowment Fund. Scholarships are available for attendance at Lutheran colleges, universities and seminaries. Application forms for the 2020-2021 school year are available from Gordy Phelps.
All applications are to be submitted to Gordy Phelps by May 1, 2019. Awardees will be notified by the Endowment Committee. Please call Gordy with any questions.
FLC has permit parking. Parking in downtown Bothell has become a huge issue for the church parking lot. To protect the safety of our preschool families and ensure adequate parking for our many activities parking will be by permit only. Please be sure to stop by and pick up your permit as soon as possible.
First Lutheran has opened an Ameritrade account to allow FLC to accept donations of securities.
A charitable contribution of long-term appreciated securities — i.e. stocks, bonds and/or mutual funds that have realized significant appreciation over time — is one of the most tax-efficient of all ways to give. This method of giving has become increasingly popular in recent years because of two key advantages:
· Any long-term appreciated securities with unrealized gains (meaning they were purchased over a year ago, and have a current value greater than their original cost) may be donated to a public charity and a tax deduction taken for the full fair market value of the securities — up to 30% of the donor's adjusted gross income.
· Since the securities are donated rather than sold, capital gains taxes from selling the securities no longer apply. The more appreciation the securities have, the greater the tax savings will be.
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Online Giving is now available at First Lutheran Church!
FLC is partnering with Vanco to provide online giving. Check it out! Click on the link to see how easy online giving is.