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Please join Pastor Berg for Lectionary Bible Study, every Tuesday at 9:30 am 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. 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.

FLC member, Audrey Fisher  was featured in Lutheran World Relief's Quilter Spotlight in the Summer 2022 Newsletter for Quilters. Audrey has been supporting LWR since 1945, and since 1979, she has led the FLC quilters to produce more than 18,000 mission quilts to be shipped around the world!

See the full story here on page 2. (Additional, printed copies can be found in the church narthex.)

Widows Support Group (formerly Friends Supporting Friends)

October 20, 2022, 10 am
We have been a group at First Lutheran Church for about 10 years. Our new name is Widows Support. We are not a therapy group, but we are a place for widows to find friendship, support, and fun. We meet the 2nd Monday of the month at 10:00 am in the library. Please join us!
Call Paula Glandon for more info. 425-483-1783

Six runners, including Kaaren Hatlen, Kiersten Eckles, Mary Hatlen, Perry Cole, Emma Hatlen & Michael Hatlen represented FLC  in the Rock & Roll Marathon on September 4, in support of Team World Vision's mission to bring clean water to people around the world. Kaaren was FLC's top fundraiser; the team raised $17,564 in wash funds to supply 351 kids with clean water! Congratulations to all! See the full report from Team World Vision here!

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.

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