Newsletter & Announcements

Newsletter & Announcements

Monthly Newsletter

November First Word

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Guests . . . a special welcome to you! If you are looking for a church home we encourage you to consider First Lutheran! We love to share the Good News of our Savior and the help that God’s Word gives for our everyday lives! We would love to tell you more about our congregation. Please join us again!

Our Study of . . . “The Li’ler Books of the New Testament” in Adult Bible Study, continues today at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Centre. We will consider Second Thessalonians as we examine the big truths of God shown forth in these “li’ler books.”

High School Youth . . . are ALL invited to join us today at 12:30 p.m. at First Lutheran. We will provide a pizza lunch, enjoy a short devotion, then do some calendar planning for upcoming months. We are interested in hearing what activities YOU would like to engage in, so your input is valuable! Please attend!

Please Join Us for Our Midweek Break . . . every Wednesday with supper beginning at 5:30 and worship at 6:30 p.m.!

“Empowered by Grace to Give and to do our Best”. . . is next Sunday’s worship theme! Please join us at 8:15 or 11 a.m. and grow as a manager of God’s blessings!

Karen and Sid Lebahn . . . invite you to an open house at our new home in Helena November 16. The address is 3494 Curlew St. The time is 1-4 p.m. There will be a blessing of the house at 2 p.m.

Coming Up on Thursday, November 20 . . . your opportunity to eat well and not cook! First Lutheran School will receive 50% of every purchase at Taco John’s on Prospect Avenue from 5-7 p.m. You must present a flier, so pick one up before November 20 from the school office or Denise Underwood.

Chancel Choir . . . is in need of a piano player to accompany them. If you are interested, please speak with Gary Walker ~ thank you!

Please Continue to Vote . . . online for Trinity Lutheran School in Billings to help them be awarded a $100,000 grant from Farmers’ Insurance! You can vote daily at www.thankamillionteachers.com from now until November 30. Thanks for supporting our sister school and Lutheran education!

Thanks to . . . Rachel Blair, Jeannie Hubbard, Denise Underwood, Shari Miller, Bridget Michel, and others for preparing, serving and cleaning up after our Wednesday night supper!

The Food Share Items . . . for November are boxed meals, i.e. Hamburger Helper, etc. The Food Share receptacle is now located in the library/music room. Thank you for supporting this local ministry.

On the Lutheran Hour Today . . . “S.O.S. … Call Upon Jesus,” with Lutheran Hour Speaker Rev. Gregory Seltz. God’s SOS brings real lasting hope and rescue, an SOS that shows us our Savior. (I Thessalonians 5:9-11) Tune in Next Sunday: “Clean – And Thankful.” The Lutheran Hour has been moved to K-Cap 950-AM, Helena’s News and Information Station. Tune in Sundays at 9:00 a.m. This program is sponsored weekly by Tempest Technologies.

Life Thoughts from Lutherans for Life . . . “Faithful” is the key word in Matthew 25:14-30. “Faithful” is the key word as we live trusting in God Who united us with Christ’s death and resurrection in our baptism. He calls us to remain faithful to His truth, and we dare not “bury” any of it-such as truths about life and marriage-simply because they are controversial. While avoiding such issues may bring praises from people, we desire to hear our God say, “Well done good and faithful servant” (Matthew 25:21a). Prayer: Father, give us courage to be faithful to all aspects of Your truth. Amen.Guests . . . a special welcome to you! If you are looking for a church home we encourage you to consider First Lutheran! We love to share the Good News of our Savior and the help that God’s Word gives for our everyday lives! We would love to tell you more about our congregation. Please join us again!

Our Study of . . . “The Li’ler Books of the New Testament” in Adult Bible Study, continues today at 9:30 a.m. in the Fellowship Centre. We will consider Second Thessalonians as we examine the big truths of God shown forth in these “li’ler books.”

Advent Devotion Booklets . . . provided by First Lutheran Church in partnership with Lutheran Hour Ministries are available today for your use during the Advent season. Be sure to pick up your copy!

Please Join Us for Our Midweek Break . . . every Wednesday with supper beginning at 5:30 and worship at 6:30 p.m.!

“LCMS Missionary to Spain”. . . will be our focus next week as Rev. David Warner, and his wife, will be preaching and presenting about his upcoming missionary work in Spain. There will also be a luncheon following late service.

Our Youth . . . will be selling Scrip cards today between services. Do you shop at Safeway? What about Walmart? Do you like to eat out, or do you know someone who does? If you buy a gift card from a youth member, part of the money that you pay for your card will go directly to help our youth group. There are many businesses to choose from … please support our youth as you plan your Christmas shopping!

Pastor and Sam Toombs . . . will be travelling to Texas for Thanksgiving. They will be gone Wednesday, November 26 through Saturday, November 29.

The Board of Human Care . . . will be decorating the Christmas tree again this year with names of our developmentally disabled members! This year’s gift suggestion is a gift card, minimum value $10. There are many retailers and restaurants to choose from, a few suggestions being (but not limited to) McDonalds, Walmart, Shopko, the Dollar Tree, Hardees, or Wendy’s. A basket will be available near the tree for you to drop your gift card into. Our Dorcas Circle quilters are stitching pillows with a little pocket in front that we will insert the gift card into and present to each DD member. If you prefer not to shop, an envelope will be available for your cash donation; we will do the shopping for you. The annual Christmas pageant and dinner for the disabled will be Thursday, December 18. Volunteers are needed to help set up, serve and clean up after the event ~ please speak with Lowell Bartels or Susan McCormack if you can help. Thank you!

Please Continue to Vote . . . online for Trinity Lutheran School in Billings to help them be awarded a $100,000 grant from Farmers’ Insurance! You can vote daily at www.thankamillionteachers.com from now until November 30. Thanks for supporting our sister school and Lutheran education!

Christmas Cookie Exchange . . . Join us Saturday, December 6 from 1-3 p.m. for a Christmas cookie exchange and appetizer bar. You are invited to bring 3 dozen cookies and your favorite appetizer to share. You will go home with 2 dozen assorted cookies that others enjoyed baking.

Silent Night, Holy Night . . . is the theme of this year’s Sunday School Christmas Service at the 11 a.m. service on Sunday, December 14. For those of you marking your calendars, service practices will be held Saturday, December 6 and 13, from 1-3 p.m. and during the Sunday School hour December 7 and 14.

God’s Love Servant Event . . . We will serve a special Christmas dinner to the residents of God’s Love on Sunday, December 21. We need 6-8 turkeys, average 10-12 pounds each, for this holiday meal. If you can donate a turkey, please sign up on the sheet on the bulletin board in Ziegler Hall. A more complete list of grocery items will be posted soon!

We Hope You Enjoyed . . . your Taco John’s supper on Thursday! Thank you to all who partook of tacos and such! This is such a tasty fundraiser for First Lutheran School! This week, Wednesday through Friday, there will be no school for FLS students. A blessed Thanksgiving to all of you!

Speaking of Giving Thanks . . . we thank God for you, the most generous Christian family ever! Our school requested help with tuition assistance for school families and you showered us with financial aid. Thank you so much! To have you partnering with the school is a gift from God.

Thanks to . . . the Board of Stewardship and Missions, and Dennis and Cheryl Brown for preparing, serving and cleaning up after our Wednesday night supper!

The Food Share Items . . . for November are boxed meals, i.e. Hamburger Helper, etc. The Food Share receptacle is now located in the library/music room. First Lutheran Church donated 105 pounds of food last month!! Thank you for supporting this local ministry.

On the Lutheran Hour Today . . . “Clean – and Thankful,” with Lutheran Hour Speaker Rev. Gregory Seltz. Thanksgiving is not just a made-up holiday; it’s an attitude that is the key to life. (Luke 17:11-19) Tune in Next Sunday: “Watching and Waiting.” The Lutheran Hour has been moved to K-Cap 950-AM, Helena’s News and Information Station. Tune in Sundays at 9:00 a.m. This program is sponsored weekly by Tempest Technologies.

Life Thoughts from Lutherans for Life . . . How blessed we are to have a picture of the last day before that day comes! (Matthew 25:31-46) It reminds us sheep of our daily task-to serve Jesus by serving the vulnerable. It reminds the vulnerable of their grand purpose, they are Jesus to those who serve them. Prayer: Jesus, help us be Your compassionate hands as we serve others in need. Help us be You as others serve us in our need. Amen.