February 24, 2020


"Let your light shine....all around the neighborhood" 
- The Evangelism Team

The Bill Glenn Memorial Shrove All-You-Can-Eat Pancake Supper with Bacon and Sausage will be TOMORROW, Tuesday February 25th from 5:30pm-6:30pmin the Parish Hall. You can walk over to the final parade of Mardi Gras! Galvestonafter your supper! Donations are welcome and will support Troop 123 of Galveston.

Ash Wednesday Worship Schedule Plan now to attend Ash Wednesday worship at either 12 noon or 7:00 pm. Both services will include the Imposition of Ashes and Holy Communion. Begin the journey of Lent with worship!

Helping Hands Ministry Within -  from The Mission Team is a new in-church ministry designed to help us to help each other! We are a ministry designed to assist members with household tasks or small repairs that they cannot complete on their own. If you are wanting to volunteer to assist, please complete the Helping Handsform, available in the narthex. For more information please contact James Gainer at 409-771-0712 or email him at pinkivory_@yahoo.com.  Leave a message and Jim will respond as soon as he is able.

Lutherhill Camp 2020 - Rev. Rhoades will be an onsite chaplain at Lutherhill Camp for week 2 (June 14-19)—so plan now to have your child attend! Details will be sent out this week to those families with children.

Lenten Small Groups You are invited and encouraged to join a small group for the journey of Lent this year.  The small groups will use the ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving Study Guide. “Lent is a time of reflection and repentance, of sacrifice and self-examination. But Lent is also a season of hope – hope in the work God is doing in the world, even in the most challenging times. This Lent, join ELCA World Hunger’s 40 Days of Giving as we journey with our neighbors in hope for a just world where all are fed.”  These small groups will meet 5 times in the season of Lent to study and reflect, to deepen relationships and journey together in hope.  Sign up now for a small group! Sign up sheets are in the Narthex and offer various times and locations.

Plastic Bags Needed - If you happen to have any extra plastic bags please bring them and place in the collection box in the hallway! The Mission Team is collecting them for the Seafarer Center because they are in desperate need for bags that the seamen can carry their personal items in with them. Thank you for joining the Mission Team in supporting the Galveston Seafarer Center!

Old Eyeglasses Needed - The Mission Team is still collecting old eyeglasses for the Lion's Club. The collection box is in the narthex on the table beneath the TV. Thank You for supporting the Lion's Club!

Oktoberfest Meeting - March 2nd at 6:30pm at the church. If you already chair a both or would like to volunteer please plan to attend this meeting. 

First Communion classes will begin on March 8 following the worship service. An adult needs to attend with each child participant. The class is for those 3rd grade up who have not yet received their first communion.

Easter Lily - Sign up sheet is in the Narthex. This year they are $16.  


Saturday – No Service 

Sunday – 132


 $ 4096


This Week’s Birthdays

Jamie Coles 25th

Kathy Zimmerman 26th

John Stewart 27th

Bobby Stockfleth 27th

Joe Henderson 28th

Janis Schaper 28th

Melissa Schmidt 28th


Joe & Shirley Byers 25th

Eddie & Linda Miranda 26th

This Week at First Lutheran

Monday - Men's Club, 7:00pm

Tuesday - Pancake Supper, 5:30pm

Wednesday - Theology Class, 10:00am

Wednesday - Ash Wednesday Service, 12:00pm and 7:00pm

Saturday - Worship Service, 5:30pm

Sunday – Worship Service, 10:00am

Sunday - Bible Study. 5:00pm