CARE     -    GROW     -    SERVE     -    PROCLAIM

Education Hour: 9 am - 9:45 am.  You and your family are invited to grow in your faith and in your knowledge of God’s Word!  Please join us in the First Lutheran Faith Journey!
SUNDAY SCHOOL: (3-year-olds through 6th Grade) 
Classes are offered for 3-year-olds through 6th Grade.  Sunday School begins with music and singing each Sunday morning in the Sanctuary from 9:45 – 10 AM.   ALL Sunday School Students, Preschool through 6th Grade, meet in the Sanctuary for the Opening.  The 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, students move to the Youth Room for a short video and then to Sunday School Classrooms for a Bible Lesson and group activities.  
A Combined 7th - 8th Grade Confirmation Class meets in Room 110.  Confirmation will be celebrated on Reformation Sunday, October 31 for four 9th Grade Students, who are: Isabella Curcio, Jackie Fairbanks, Thomas Holmes and Beorn Skjonsby.  Please contact Roger with any questions regarding the Confirmation Program.
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. High School students are invited to join us in the Sanctuary at 9:45 AM for the Sunday School Opening.  After the opening, our High School students will either stay with the Sunday School students (helping with activities and crafts) or will go to the Youth Room for a separate High School Class. ​

Looking Ahead!  
July 6 – 9, 2023 The Western States Youth Gathering (WSYG) at California Lutheran University. A group of 12 First Lutheran Church youth and adults are attending the WSYG being hosted on the beautiful campus of California Lutheran University in Thousand Oaks, CA (north LA).  We will stay in the dormitories during the WSYG.  We will leave Seattle on Thursday, July 6th and return to Seattle on Wednesday, July 12th.

                                                                    Western States Youth Gathering (WSYG) participants will gather around the theme, “Revive, Reunite,                                                                                    Rejoice.” Grounded in Acts 2:1 “When the day [of WSYG] came, they were all together in one place.”  With                                                                            nearly 35 years of history, WSYG is a multi-day youth gathering that gives high schoolers the opportunity to                                                                          explore their faith, gather as a community through creative team-building activities and workshops, and enjoy                                                                        endless summer fun all under the Southern California sunshine.  This year’s event will feature an outdoor                                                                              festival-style main stage, interactive and service-learning opportunities, team-building activities with Lutheran                                                                        outdoor ministries, creative worship elements, and exciting nightlife events.   After the WSYG ends, our group will serve a meal to the homeless in the city of Compton and contrast this experience with a visit to Beverly Hills, Hollywood and the Homes of the Stars.  We will end our time in Southern California with a day at Disneyland and California Adventure Resorts.  

Monday, July 24 – Thursday, July 27 Vacation Bible School at First Lutheran Church

Registration is open.  

“How great is the LOVE that the Father has lavished on us, that  we should be called Children of God!”  1 John 3:1
All children ages 3 through 6th Grade are invited to attend.   The theme for VBS this year is “BIG TABLE!”
A Day Camp Team from Lutherhaven Ministries will help lead thissummer’s Vacation Bible School. 

We will learn how ALL PEOPLE are invited to have a seat at the BIG TABLE!   We will talk about Belonging, Community,

Love and Inclusion.  There will be Bible Stories, Crafts, Games, Music, Singing and Snacks.  

Preschool and Kindergarten students meet from 9 AM to 12 PM/Noon. 
Students in Grades 1 – 6 will meet from 9 AM to 3 PM (includes lunch). 

                                                Summer Youth Mission Trip to Camp Lutherhaven in Idaho
                                                 Sunday, August 13 – Friday, August 18
                                                Youth in Grades 7 – 12 are invited to attend this trip to Camp Lutherhaven in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.  We will leave the                                                            Church on Sunday morning (8/13) and return to Bothell on Friday afternoon (8/18). 

We will work together and serve Jesus at this premier Christian Camp.   Experiences will include work projects at Camp Lutherhaven, Campfires, Hiking, Team Building Initiatives, a day at Silverwood Theme Park, Climbing Tower Time and Zip Line Rides. There will also be plenty of “Water Fun in the Sun!”  Situated on scenic Lake Coeur d’Alene, Lutherhaven offers many waterfront activities, which will include swimming, canoeing, water slides and time lounging on the beach!  There will also be inspirational speakers, Bible study and faith enriching experiences. Please Sign Up on the Youth Board! Questions? Please contact Roger for more information.