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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!

Are You Wearing Your Tag? . . . Please help our new guests and members get to know the nicest people around by wearing your name tag each Sunday. (New tags are available in your mail slot). Please let us know in the church office if you don’t find a tag or if yours needs to be corrected. The rumor is that there will be prizes for some who are wearing their tag!!!

God’s Love Servant Event . . . Today we will be serving dinner to the residents of God’s Love. If you would like to help serve, please meet at God’s Love at 2:30 p.m. Thank you!

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 studies: “Watching and Communicating Angels” and “Angels and Jesus”!

“Oh, Give Me a Break!” . . . Have those words ever been your plea? Well, we have an answer to your prayer! Please join us this Wednesday with supper beginning at 5:30, followed by worship beginning at 6:30 p.m. and get your “Midweek Break”!

Rev. Gale Everson . . . will be our guest proclaimer and worship leader next Sunday at 8:15 and 11 a.m. Join us as we listen to God’s Word delivered to our hearts by the power of the Holy Spirit, and receive the Sacrament of Holy Communion with God’s blessings (in the later (11 a.m.) service)!

Card Party Fellowship . . . will meet Friday, August 22 at 6:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Centre. Bring a game, a snack to share, and friends—all are welcome!

First Lutheran School . . . starts for K-6th grade Wednesday, August 27! (The younger students start after Labor Day.) The teachers are back, scheduling home visits, making final preparations in their rooms and looking forward to the big day. Please keep the school, the staff, the students and the enrollment process in your prayers.

Confirmation Classes . . . for students in the 6th through 8th grades and Midweek Pre-confirmation classes (for elementary school students) will begin on Wednesday, September 10! Watch for information about our Student and Parents Orientation (September 3) and Confirmation Retreat (TBA) coming to a mailbox near you soon! If you have students interested in these classes, please pre-register by contacting us at 406.442.5367.

HIS Kids! . . . will resume Wednesday, September 10 with practice starting promptly at 5:15 p.m. If you are in the 1st to 8th grade, you are invited to join us! Sign-up sheets are available in the entry.

Please Pick Up Your Invitation . . . to Rev. Toombs’ Installation, beginning at 4:30 p.m. on Sunday afternoon, September 7 at First Lutheran and RSVP as soon as possible if you will be attending the meal following the service. It will be a great day of welcoming Pastor Toombs and Samantha and celebrating God’s grace to our congregation!

You May Make Your Reservation . . . for the Installation Dinner on the sign-up sheet on the Welcome Center in the entry. We are planning a very special dinner to celebrate this exciting day, and ask that everyone who plans to attend RSVP as soon as possible to aid in our preparations. Thank you!

WOW . . . Women of the Word Bible Study resumes Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m. Our new study is “Golden Fruit: Living the Fruit of the Spirit Through the Best Times of Your Life.” Join us at First Lutheran Church to study, discuss, fellowship and pray around God’s Word.

Save the Date! . . . October 1-4, 2014 Lifetouch Studios will be at First Lutheran Church taking photographs for our new church directory! Our goal is to have all members included. More information will be available soon. Bridget and Jerry Michel are coordinating this event—if YOU would like to help, please speak with them or call the church office.

LWML Fall Retreat . . . Please note that the registration flier for the Fall LWML Retreat at Camp Utmost provided in the recent Missive contains some incorrect information. A revised flier is available in the entry on the Welcome Center.

Position Available . . . First Lutheran School is looking for someone to work part-time with our Before/After School Care program. Approximately 10 hours a week. High School Degree or GED is required. Some experience working with children is preferred. If you are energetic and love working with children, this job is for you! Talk to Denise Underwood, 442-6913 for more information. The deadline for application is Monday, August 18.

Take Your Family Out to the Ball Game . . . (with picnic dinner included!) Thrivent Financial Chapter 30515 will sponsor a Helena Brewers’ Baseball Night Out on Monday, August 25 in the 1st base picnic area at Kindrick Legion Field. You may call Autumn Keller (442-6091) for additional information. On game night, gates will open at 6 p.m., dinner will be served from 6:30-8 p.m., and the first pitch will be thrown at 7:05 p.m. Please plan on an evening of good food, fellowship and fun!

You Are Invited . . . to a special 25th anniversary banquet on Thursday, September 11. The Tree of Life Foundation is sponsoring an “Around the World Banquet for Christ” with an ethnic theme, and a silent auction. The organization proclaims Christ’s message in our community through signs and billboards. There is no charge for the meal; a free-will offering will be taken. Mike Kecskes, past president of Tree of Life and a former refugee who escaped Communist Hungary at age 16 will be the featured speaker. Join us at the Brondel Center of St. Helena Cathedral at 6:30 p.m. Please call Dan, 439-4715, Tim or Mary Schroeder, 443-1115 or Ruth Stelter, 443-6380 for reservations or information.

Our Thanks . . . to Brian and Susan Buhr, Shari Miller and Denise Underwood and friends for preparing, serving and cleaning up after our Wednesday night supper!

The Food Share Items . . . for August are rice and pasta. The Food Share receptacle is now located in the library/music room.

On the Lutheran Hour Today . . . “A Savior Who Goes Where No One Has Gone Before,” with Lutheran Hour Speaker Rev. Gregory Seltz. Jesus is the Savior who goes where no one else could go in order to rescue, heal, and save us. (Matthew 15:21-28) Tune in Next Sunday: “The Answer to Life.” 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.