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.
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 2021-2022 school year are available here.
All applications are to be submitted to Gordy Phelps by May 28, 2021. Awardees will be notified by the Endowment Committee. Please call Gordy with any questions.
Zoom Movie Review
Sunday, May 23, 3 pm
The Farewell “follows Billi, a young Chinese American woman who learns that her beloved grandmother, Nai Nai, has cancer -- and only a few weeks left to live. Billi is further shocked to find out that her extended family has vowed to keep Nai Nai in the dark about her diagnosis, creating the ruse of a wedding as an excuse for them to gather to see her one last time. As the family comes together in Changchun, Billi struggles with Eastern vs. Western philosophies of how to live life. Starring Awkwafina, Diana Lin, Shuzhen Zhao and Tzi Ma.”
MOVIE REVIEW: Please watch the movie prior to our Zoom Movie Review. The Farewell is available to watch on Amazon Prime, Google Play and Vudu. 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.
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.