Please join Pastor Berg for Lectionary Bible Study, every Tuesday at 9:00 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. 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.
Easter Day Featured Soup: Donna's Fruit Soup Give this Scandinavian treat a try as part of your Easter celebration menu!
Zoom Movie Review
All In: The Fight for Democracy
Sunday, April 25, 3 pm
All In: The Fight for Democracy examines the issue of voter suppression in the United States. The film interweaves personal experiences with activism and historical insight to expose a problem that has corrupted and plagued our country from the beginning. It offers an inside look into the many barriers of voting. This movie is directed and produced by Liz Garbus and Lisa Cortés. Starring Stacey Abrahams.
MOVIE REVIEW: Please watch the movie prior to our Zoom Movie Review. All In: The Fight for Democracy is available to watch on Amazon Prime. Our discussion will begin with a review of the main plots of the movie. We will also explore the spiritual themes of the movie. Questions? Please contact Roger Steinke. Please join us!
From the FLC Fellowship Committee - Lenten Soup Recipes
As a way of remembering the spirit of our Lenten gatherings, the Fellowship Committee has compiled
some of the popular soup recipes from years past. Thank you to the cooks for sharing their secrets, and
we hope your families enjoy some cozy soup suppers at home during Lent. If you have a special recipe please send to Kristin Smith as a word document.
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.