Newsletter & Announcements
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!
Angelology . . . is our current study of the mysteries and miracles of angels, beginning at about 9:30 a.m. this morning in the Fellowship Centre! Please join us for this study of these wondrous creatures of God! Today’s Study: “The Angel of the Lord”!
A Midweek Break . . . can be just the lift we need to help us make it to the weekend! Please join us this Wednesday with supper beginning at 5:30, followed by worship beginning at 6:30 p.m. and get your “lift”!
What Can Separate Us . . . from the Love of God in Jesus? In the Epistle for next Sunday’s worship (beginning at 8:15 and 11:00 a.m.) St. Paul assures us that the answer is (wait for it) “NOTHING!!!” Please join us for this and so much other Good News from God!
VBS Snacks . . . As Gangway to Galilee, our 2014 Vacation Bible School, fast approaches, we are busy making plans and preparations! If you are looking for a way to help, please see the talkback in today’s bulletin for a list of food items we’ll need for snacks. Simply mark the item(s) you would like to donate and return the form to the office or place in Kate Johnson’s mailbox in Ziegler Hall. Monetary donations may also be made to help us purchase needed treats. Thank you!
FLC Women’s Event: “G.P.S. … God’s Planning System,” will be held Saturday, August 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. ALL women are invited. See the newsletter and sign up at the Welcome Center or in the church office if you are going to attend.
We Are Still Collecting School Supplies . . . and YOU can help! Purchase items on the list on the box in Ziegler Hall and put school supplies in the box between now and August 15. Monetary donations are also accepted (please mail checks to Angel Fund, PO Box 7436, Helena, MT 59604). Thanks for helping area children receive the supplies they need to be prepared for school!
“Candidate” Jason Toombs . . . will become Pastor during his Installation Service at First Lutheran on Sunday, September 7, beginning at 4:30 p.m. Please save the date and invite your family, friends, other Lutherans and ??? to join us! If you are interested in helping on this big day (or before) please let us know! There are many things to accomplish to welcome him and his new Pastor’s wife Samantha into our congregational family and our mission and ministry.
If You Would Like to Support Our New Associate Pastor Fund . . . to help meet the many startup costs for this new ministry, please contact a member of the Mission and Ministry Council, Pastor Miller, or simply give a gift in an envelope marked “Associate Pastor.”
Gangway to Galilee . . . our Vacation Bible School being held on August 4-8 is in the planning stages! We are in need of volunteers to teach, help with crafts, prepare snacks, and a variety of other tasks. If you can help full or part time, please speak with Kate Johnson or call the church office. We will gladly find a way for you to be involved in this exciting program. We appreciate all your support for this mission to the children of our church, school and community!
Our Thanks . . . to Jeannie Hubbard, Rachel Blair, Donna Pare, and others for preparing, serving and cleaning up after our Wednesday night supper!
Thank You for Prayers . . . during my brother, Mel Quayle’s cancer treatments, which began one year ago. He is cancer-free today, and fine, pending each next check up every six months. Mel is so grateful for your prayers ~ God bless you!
The Food Share Item . . . for July is cereal. The Food Share receptacle is now located in the library/music room. Thank you for continuing to support this local ministry. Thanks to your generous giving, First Lutheran Church donated 54 pounds of food last month!
On the Lutheran Hour Today . . . “Hope Worth Waiting For,” with Lutheran Hour Speaker Rev. Gregory Seltz. In Christ, we wait in hope and confidence that our struggles have purpose for our life now and in the world to come. (Romans 8:18-27) Tune in Next Sunday: “Nothing.” Radio Stations: KAWZ 90.9 FM Sunday at 8:00 a.m. and KCAP 1340 AM Sunday at 9:00 a.m. This program is sponsored weekly by Tempest Technologies.
“Life Thoughts in the Church Year” . . . from Lutherans for Life. Being certain of what you hope for makes hoping all the more hopeful! Christian hope in suffering goes beyond, “I hope this ends.” Christian hope anchors itself in the certainty that an unending glory awaits that will make even the greatest suffering seem insignificant (Romans 8:18). Prayer: Lord Jesus, be with us in our suffering and give us the certain hope of the glory to come. Amen.