People will not care how much you know,
until they know how much you care. Be a friend.

- The Evangelism Team


Fanfare! Spring Concert - Please come to the FREEconcert this Thursday at 6:30pm in the Lyceum and watch our Fanfare! Lutheran Music Academy students perform with a variety of music, dance, drama and art!

Feed Galveston Packaging Event – Saturday, May 11th – Sign In 12:00noon at the Lyceum at First Lutheran.  Our goal is to package 50,000 serving of food for our neighbors in need! We need your help; come for an hour or two, or stay to the very end.  If you cannot come at 12:00 noon, then please come at 2:00pm, or come at 10:00am to label the bags.  We appreciate all help!  This is a great opportunity to be of service to your community, meet new people, and have some fun.  If you or your group will participating, kindly sign up and give us the approximate number of volunteers that we can expect.

POOL PARTY SAVE the DATE Young adults, youth, children and their families are invited to a drop in pool party at Doryn Glenn’s home on Sunday, June 9 from 1:00 pm – 4:00pm.  Come and meet Emily Billin out new Minister of Missional Community – this pool party is designed for folks to get to know Emily and kick off the summer!  Please sign up in the Narthex or ON LINE: Folks are invited to bring a snack to share and a non-alcoholic beverage.

High School Senior Recognition – College Graduate Recognition:  Sunday, June 2! We will honor our high school and college graduates during worship celebrating their milestone achievement and surrounding them in prayer as they prepare for the next chapter of their lives.  Please turn in to the Church Office information concerning those who are graduating!

Ukulele Workshop - Kelsey Scheuerman will be hosting a Ukulele Workshop for all new players or people just wanting to improve! It will be a two-day class with a performance at worship. The rehearsals will be Thursday, June 6th and Thursday, June 13th from 6-8pm in the upstairs confirmation room. We will learn 1-2 easy songs, then play at worship on Sunday, June 16th. The strings ensemble will back us up, but the ukuleles will shine! I will have ukuleles for you to use from my classroom so don't worry about not having an instrument! If you have any questions, please let me know!

Retirement Event Honoring Julie Agee – June 23following worship: Plan now to be part of the celebration honoring Julie Agee as she retires as Parish Administrator after 26 years of dedicated service to the congregation! Stay tuned for more details.

The Men's Club - Because of Memorial Day the Men's Club will meet on Monday May 20th 7:00 pm

Whatsapp Communication Partners With African Companion Synod - Would you like to communicate with a member of our companion synod, the Lutheran Church of Central African Republic (EEL-RCA) via cell phone app ("Whatsapp" or "Messenger")? The church there is keenly interested in this program and is eagerly signing people up. Participants between the age of 18 and 40 would be matched up with someone within about 5 years of their age. If you know some French, that would be helpful, but that is not an absolute requirement since Google Translate can give you rough translations. For more information or to register, email Carolyn Jacobs and write Communication Project in the subject line.
Coffee Fellowship Hosts  Each Sunday, following worship, volunteers serve refreshments and beverages.  Volunteers are need to sign up to host the Coffee Fellowship.  Please contact Vera Danner (409-762-2526) if you would like to host coffee fellowship.
Tuition Assistance for Naomi - THANK YOU! Because of your generosity, Naomi’s tuition is covered through December of this year. There will be an appeal near the end 2019 to cover the expenses for 2020. Thank you for helping to make a massive difference in Naomi’s life!

Fanfare! Summer Camps - Spread the word that registration is available online! Also, they are offering an Adult Piano class - it's never too late to learn! Register online - Early Bird prices now in effect:

Sunday – 130
Saturday – 29
Offering $4,009
Online giving  $1,588
This Week’s Birthdays
Robert Haupt, 6th
Ted Nugent, 6th
Sandra Tetley, 6th
Barb Elliott, 9th
Ryan Gainer, 9th
Corinne Rhoades, 9th
George Badger, 12th
Stephanie Frye, 12th
Scott & René Rice, 5th

This Week at First Lutheran

Tuesday - Endowment Board, 9am
Tuesday – Joyful Noise Strings Practice, 7pm
Wednesday – Theology Class, 10am
Thursday – Fanfare LMA Spring Concert in the Lyceum, 6:30pm
Saturday – Feed Galveston in the Lyceum, 12noon
Saturday – Holy Communion, 5:30pm
Sunday – Holy Communion 10am
Sunday – The Divine Drama Class, 5pm