Teacher Installation / Bible Presentations / Rally Day – All teachers, Sunday School & G.I.F.T. will be installed at either the 8:00 or 10:45 a.m. service and Bibles will be presented to our 3-year-olds and 3rd Graders during those services as well.
Students 3-years old and up, please join us during Sunday School hour, 9:30-10:30 a.m. as we kick off our SS year.
Please note this will not be a Unity Sunday as it has been in the past. Our Fall Unity Sunday will take place on Reformation Sunday, October 27th.
Young At Heart Potluck and Bible Study for August will be held on Monday, the 26th in the fellowship hall. Everyone is welcome to join us for lunch at 11:30 and Bible study following.
We are once again collecting school supplies for Orphan Grain Train. We hope to deliver them at the end of October. It cost $11 to ship a box of school kits to kids who need them. Please consider a donation to help with shipping along with purchasing some of these supplies. This is the list of supplies: 1 backpack, 2 spiral Notebooks, 2 pencils, 2 pens, 10 sheets of construction paper, (24 pack) crayons, 1 ruler, 2 glue sticks, 1 scissor, and 1 pack Washable markers (8 to 10 pack). Please leave your donations in the totes in the Opportunity Corner. Donations can be made to First English with OGT School Supplies in the memo line. Your donations are greatly appreciated!
Calling all FELC members - We are looking for a few caring adults to help teach Sunday School. We have two classes that need teachers - Preschool-Kindergarten and Grades 1-2. All lessons are provided so just prep and teach. Or encourage a friend to team-teach with you so you can divide the Sundays. One-on-one training provided if you want it. Please consider sharing your love for Jesus with our littles ones. Contact Bonnie for details.
Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, This is just a reminder that as you lift up your prayers to our loving Father, please include our nation. We all know of the turmoil in our world today in so many areas. Be reminded that God has said, “If my people, who are called by my name, will humble themselves and pray, I will hear and heal their land.” We certainly need His healing. LWML Christian Growth
What has happened to America? Where have our values gone?
We’ve abandoned all God’s principals
which our nation was founded upon.
We’ve lost the pride in our country’s flag.
We disrespect our Commander in Chief.
We don’t honor God with our hearts and our prayers.
Could this be the reason our world’s full of grief?
Murder and mayhem, corruption and greed,
no compassion for our fellowman;
A bleak formula for destruction
and surely NOT part of God’s plan.
“If my people, who are called by my name
Will humble themselves and pray ---”
These are the words of our Holy God;
and then He went on to say,
if we honor, obey and love Him He will heal our land.
He made it very simple, so we are sure to understand!
God doesn’t make promises He can’t keep so, I just want to ask,
“Can we see the path God wants us to take, and
ARE WE UP FOR THE TASK?
Shari Crew, 2017