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Our Congregation’s Mission ~ is sharing God’s Word with everyone, everywhere!

Defending Integrity ~ is our study of the first and second chapter of the New Testament book of Second Corinthians for today. Join us this morning, in the Fellowship Centre, beginning at about 9:30 a.m. with coffee and goodies, as we study Second Corinthians! More blessings await!

Lenten Devotion Booklets ~ “Lamb of God,” developed by Lutheran Hour Ministries, are available today. It is not too late to begin. Pick up your copy and prepare for a wonder-full Lent/Holy Week/Easter season!

First Lutheran Youth ~ We are meeting at the church after late service today to go sledding. Join us for a sliding good time!

Lenten Midweek Worship ~ Wednesdays at 12:10 and 6:30 p.m., points us to “Promised Treasures” from our gracious God! Each week, we will take a journey to concretely see, smell, touch, or taste a biblical element providing us with a fresh opportunity to embrace God’s amazing love for us! Please join us each week (and into Holy Week and Easter) for His Promised Treasures!

The Gift That Sweetens and Preserves ~ is our sensory item for our Midweek Lenten Services beginning at 12:10 and 6:30 p.m. What is sweetened and preserved? We’ll find out as we experience Promised Treasures from God!

A Midweek Supper ~ will be served on Wednesday, February 21, at 5:30 p.m.

The March First Word ~ deadline for articles is Wednesday, February 21, at 5 p.m. Articles may be emailed to or a hard copy placed in The First Word box in the church office.

First Lutheran Youth ~ The Youth Group will meet at the Hollatz Homestead on Saturday, February 24, at 6 p.m. for a bonfire. Come and roast some marshmallows!

What Good is it for a Man ~ to gain the whole world, yet forfeit his soul? Good question, Jesus. The answer, in our consideration of the Holy Gospel for next Sunday (Mark 8:27-38), is enlightening and personal for each one of us! Worship with us in our Divine Services beginning at 8:15 and 11 a.m. and be ready for a raise in your soul security, by the power of the Holy Spirit, through God’s Word and Sacrament.

God’s Love Servant Event ~ will be held Sunday, February 25. Sign up on the sheets in the Fellowship Hall to bring food or to serve. We meet at 2:30 p.m. at God’s Love.

First Lutheran School Registration ~ If you would like to register your child for the 2024-2025 school year or know of someone who does, please go to the church website for more information or talk with Sue Taylor.

First Lutheran School ~ would like to hire a teacher for the 2024-25 school year. Perhaps you are the right person for the job? Thank you for prayerfully considering this opportunity. Please contact the School Director, Sue Taylor, at 406-442-6913, if you are interested.

First Lutheran Summer Camp ~ registration is now open for church families. We will have 10 weeks of camp available for children between the ages of 5 to 10. Please see Sue Taylor for more information and/or a registration form.

A Big Thanks to ~ our Elders and helpers who set up and cleaned up our Midweek Supper last Wednesday. If you can help with an upcoming Midweek Supper in 2024, and/or desserts for a meal, please sign up on the sheets in the kitchen.

Helena Food Share Items ~ For the month of February, we are collecting peanut butter and canned fruit. Please place any donations under the mailboxes in Ziegler Hall. Thank you for your generous giving.

Wanted, but Alive! ~ One person or a team of two to deliver Food Share donations each month. Please text or call and leave a message (406-439-7075, Laurie Stelter) if I can’t answer. Thank you! I am happy to give more information if you have questions.

On The Lutheran Hour Next Sunday ~ Hear Guest Speaker Rev. Dr. John Nunes speak on the theme, “When Winning Is Losing.” In Christ, losing is winning and winning is losing. Dr. John Nunes explains what that means. (Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, Psalm 22:23-31. Romans 5:1-11, Mark 8:8-27) The Lutheran Hour may be heard Sundays on Christian Satellite Network, 91.1 FM, at 8 a.m., and on Sirius XM 131, Family Talk.

Please Pray for ~

+ Those Needing God’s Help and Healing ~

+ Our Nation and World ~ that God will settle what is so unsettled, raise up leaders who will follow His will, and bring more and more people to faith through His life-changing Word, especially the truths about Jesus, His Son and our Savior.

+ Each of Us ~ for God’s mercy and grace for our wilderness times, that we may trust Him and His Word and thank Him for all Jesus has done for us and our salvation.

And Praise God for ~

+ Laying on Our Hearts ~ a deep concern for lives in danger in our nation and around the world through each moment of each day.

+ Blessing Us with Tithes, and Offerings, and Gifts ~ for the mission and ministries we carry out together, that we may bless others in Jesus’ Name!

+ Sending Jesus to Take Our Place ~ in paying the high price for our sins and redeeming us for salvation and eternal salvation!

Our Thanks to God ~ and to those who respond to God’s great love, in service to our Lord and to us this Sunday: