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September 13, 2021

Church Office is closed from noon today and all day Tuesday. We will be working from home. Please stay safe during Tropical Storm Nicholas.  

Ladies Game Day is moved to September 21st. Same time, same place, just a week later. 

Church Council is moved to September 20th.

Oktoberfest Sign Up Sheets are in the Narthex.  There is something for everyone.  If you don't want to be in the crowds, we have a kitchen job that would keep you inside. If you need a sit down job, Ticket Booths and Kids Area could use your help. The Food Booth is going to need a lot of volunteers.  The Beer Booth is fast paced and is always a fun time. Take a moment to sign up as we cannot to Oktoberfest without you.  

Fanfare Donations needed! Kelsey is in need of old newspaper, old magazines, and aluminum foil if anyone has these items laying around.  She plans to use these for her art class.

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET? Into the Bible, into the Bible, Dear Christians! (Luther) Fall Faith Formation offerings are now listed!  Sign-up for your opportunities to engage in exploring God's Word and how we live it in our real lives!  Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex online or you can call the Church Office.  SIGN UP NOW!

Join the Joyful Noise Music Ministry! Looking for something new in the fall? Consider giving Joyful Noise a try! We are looking for new singers and instrumentalists to join our ministry! We welcome beginners to experts, the young and the young at heart and everyone in between!

  • Sing with the choir! We rehearse after the worship service on certain Sundays
  • Play with the strings group! We practice before worship on certain Sundays
  • Ring with the Handbell Choir! We practice on Sunday afternoons.

Click to see our schedule and talk to Kelsey about sitting in on a rehearsal!

*NEW to FALL 2021* Joyful Noise Junior is open to kids ages 8-16! We will rehearse once a month and lead the worship service! We will present a combination of singing and instrument playing! Our rehearsals are after the worship service on certain Sundays. More information to follow!  Interested? Talk to Kelsey: KelseyScheuerman@gmail.com

Ladies Game Day - As so much fun was had on August 10th, we are going to continue the fun on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. All ladies are welcome and you can bring a friend.  If you need a ride contact Kay Tucker.  

Wednesday Evening Worship Starting on Wednesday, September 15, a midweek worship service with Holy Communion will be offered in the sanctuary. The congregational survey from this summer indicated more supported a midweek evening worship than any other evening. Come and try it out! Gather with your church family in worship - midweek.

 


Worship Virtually ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am


You are encouraged to join in worship either safely in person or virtually every Sunday. 

Update!
The Church Council reviewed the COVID-19 numbers for Galveston and Galveston County and re-issued the requirement of wearing masks in the church buildings. This change reflects that we are in the midst of a severe spike in the pandemic and that our local medical systems are stressed by the current surge. Please be mindful of the most vulnerable in our midst, as children under the age of 12 are not eligible for the vaccine at this time.

HOME Holy Communion Package: If you need home communion supplies as you worship virtually, please contact the Church Office as 409-762-8477 to arrange for your package of wafers.


Offering  $7791.50

Synod Disaster - $325

Attendance

- In-person: 82


- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):

  Children's Message: 57 views
  Sermon: 81 views
  Worship Service: 156 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Weldon Smith 13th
  • Sarah Boysen 14th
  • Koban Heallen 14th
  • Martha Bariselle 16th
  • Steve Elliot 16th
  • Jimmie Gillane 16th
  • Lois Walker 16th
  • Madelyn Espinosa 17th
  • Sherri Moon 17th
  • Ruby Rice 18th
  • Joan Macaluso 19th

Anniversaries

  • Shawn and Terri Walker 15th

 

September 7, 2021

Bishop Michael Rinehart and Mr. Ted Goins visiting First on September 12th! In September we will be exploring the ministry of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) as we share in conversation around the issues of immigration and refugees. This is a timely conversation in light of the Afghan crisis and immigration concerns. Ted Goins is President of Lutheran Services Carolinas and has on the ground realities of the positive and negative impacts of immigration and how the system actually works. Bishop Rinehart has served as president of the board for LIRS. Plan now to attend the Adult Forum at 8:45 am on Sunday September 12th!

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET? Into the Bible, into the Bible, Dear Christians! (Luther) Fall Faith Formation offerings are now listed!  Sign-up for your opportunities to engage in exploring God's Word and how we live it in our real lives!  Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex online or you can call the Church Office.  SIGN UP NOW!

Feed Galveston will be hosted on September 11th from 10:00am-3:00pm in the Lyceum of Galveston. To sign up for a 2 hour shift, please contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com or call the church office and ask for Emily.

Join the Joyful Noise Music Ministry! Looking for something new in the fall? Consider giving Joyful Noise a try! We are looking for new singers and instrumentalists to join our ministry! We welcome beginners to experts, the young and the young at heart and everyone in between!

  • Sing with the choir! We rehearse after the worship service on certain Sundays
  • Play with the strings group! We practice before worship on certain Sundays
  • Ring with the Handbell Choir! We practice on Sunday afternoons.

Click to see our schedule and talk to Kelsey about sitting in on a rehearsal!

*NEW to FALL 2021* Joyful Noise Junior is open to kids ages 8-16! We will rehearse once a month and lead the worship service! We will present a combination of singing and instrument playing! Our rehearsals are after the worship service on certain Sundays. More information to follow!  Interested? Talk to Kelsey: KelseyScheuerman@gmail.com

Ladies Game Day - As so much fun was had on August 10th, we are going to continue the fun on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. All ladies are welcome and you can bring a friend.  If you need a ride contact Kay Tucker.  

Wednesday Evening Worship Starting on Wednesday, September 15, a midweek worship service with Holy Communion will be offered in the sanctuary. The congregational survey from this summer indicated more supported a midweek evening worship than any other evening. Come and try it out! Gather with your church family in worship - midweek.

 


Worship Virtually ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am


You are encouraged to join in worship either safely in person or virtually every Sunday. 

Update!
The Church Council reviewed the COVID-19 numbers for Galveston and Galveston County and re-issued the requirement of wearing masks in the church buildings. This change reflects that we are in the midst of a severe spike in the pandemic and that our local medical systems are stressed by the current surge. Please be mindful of the most vulnerable in our midst, as children under the age of 12 are not eligible for the vaccine at this time.

HOME Holy Communion Package: If you need home communion supplies as you worship virtually, please contact the Church Office as 409-762-8477 to arrange for your package of wafers.


Offering  $4431

Synod Disaster - $1205

Attendance

- In-person: 89


- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):

  Children's Message: 260 views
  Sermon: 165 views
  Worship Service: 115 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Allison Glenney 6th
  • Marianna Ceccacci 7th
  • Oliver Gault 7th
  • Candy Lockhart 7th
  • Louis Bariselle 8th
  • Ryan Blacketer 8th
  • Harold Stafford 9th
  • Paul Wendt 9th
  • Stephen Stafford 10th

Anniversaries

  • Fred Huddleston and Clay Rogers 6th

 

August 30, 2021

Bishop Michael Rinehart and Mr. Ted Goins visiting First on September 12th! In September we will be exploring the ministry of Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services (LIRS) as we share in conversation around the issues of immigration and refugees. This is a timely conversation in light of the Afghan crisis and immigration concerns. Ted Goins is President of Lutheran Services Carolinas and has on the ground realities of the positive and negative impacts of immigration and how the system actually works. Bishop Rinehart has served as president of the board for LIRS. Plan now to attend the Adult Forum at 8:45 am on Sunday September 12th!

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET? Into the Bible, into the Bible, Dear Christians! (Luther) Fall Faith Formation offerings are now listed!  Sign-up for your opportunities to engage in exploring God's Word and how we live it in our real lives!  Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex online or you can call the Church Office.  SIGN UP NOW!

Feed Galveston will be hosted on September 11th from 10:00am-3:00pm in the Lyceum of Galveston. To sign up for a 2 hour shift, please contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com or call the church office and ask for Emily.

Join the Joyful Noise Music Ministry! Looking for something new in the fall? Consider giving Joyful Noise a try! We are looking for new singers and instrumentalists to join our ministry! We welcome beginners to experts, the young and the young at heart and everyone in between!

  • Sing with the choir! We rehearse after the worship service on certain Sundays
  • Play with the strings group! We practice before worship on certain Sundays
  • Ring with the Handbell Choir! We practice on Sunday afternoons.

Click to see our schedule and talk to Kelsey about sitting in on a rehearsal!

*NEW to FALL 2021* Joyful Noise Junior is open to kids ages 8-16! We will rehearse once a month and lead the worship service! We will present a combination of singing and instrument playing! Our rehearsals are after the worship service on certain Sundays. More information to follow!  Interested? Talk to Kelsey: KelseyScheuerman@gmail.com

Ladies Game Day - As so much fun was had on August 10th, we are going to continue the fun on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. All ladies are welcome and you can bring a friend.  If you need a ride contact Kay Tucker.  

Wednesday Evening Worship Starting on Wednesday, September 15, a midweek worship service with Holy Communion will be offered in the sanctuary. The congregational survey from this summer indicated more supported a midweek evening worship than any other evening. Come and try it out! Gather with your church family in worship - midweek.

Thank you from the Mission Team for all those that donated to the school supplies for teachers.  Your generous donations were appreciated.

 


Worship Virtually ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am


You are encouraged to join in worship either safely in person or virtually every Sunday. 

Update!
The Church Council reviewed the COVID-19 numbers for Galveston and Galveston County and re-issued the requirement of wearing masks in the church buildings. This change reflects that we are in the midst of a severe spike in the pandemic and that our local medical systems are stressed by the current surge. Please be mindful of the most vulnerable in our midst, as children under the age of 12 are not eligible for the vaccine at this time.

HOME Holy Communion Package: If you need home communion supplies as you worship virtually, please contact the Church Office as 409-762-8477 to arrange for your package of wafers.


Offering  $5710

Synod Disaster - $1210

Attendance

- In-person: 99


- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):

  Children's Message: 169 views
  Sermon: 85 views
  Worship Service: 129 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Margaret Aaron 30th
  • James Shephard 30th
  • Aurora Cotter 31st
  • Lee King 31st
  • Doryn Glenn 3rd
  • Judy Muller 4th¬†
  • Steven Pe√Īa 4th
  • Randy Plain 4th
  • Andi Wiltse 4th
  • Robert Boysen Sr 5th
  • Danny Gillane 5th

Anniversaries

  • Lee & Del Parker 2nd

August 23, 2021

HAVE YOU SIGNED UP YET? Into the Bible, into the Bible, Dear Christians! (Luther) Fall Faith Formation offerings are now listed!  Sign-up for your opportunities to engage in exploring God's Word and how we live it in our real lives!  Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex online or you can call the Church Office.  SIGN UP NOW!

Feed Galveston will be hosted on September 11th from 10:00am-3:00pm in the Lyceum of Galveston. To sign up for a 2 hour shift, please contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com or call the church office and ask for Emily.

Oktoberfest Ticket Packaging will be held Wednesdays in august from 10am to 2pm in the Parish Hall. Come and go or come and stay. Masks are required. All are welcome. 

Join the Joyful Noise Music Ministry! Looking for something new in the fall? Consider giving Joyful Noise a try! We are looking for new singers and instrumentalists to join our ministry! We welcome beginners to experts, the young and the young at heart and everyone in between!

  • Sing with the choir! We rehearse after the worship service on certain Sundays
  • Play with the strings group! We practice before worship on certain Sundays
  • Ring with the Handbell Choir! We practice on Sunday afternoons.

Click to see our schedule and talk to Kelsey about sitting in on a rehearsal!

*NEW to FALL 2021* Joyful Noise Junior is open to kids ages 8-16! We will rehearse once a month and lead the worship service! We will present a combination of singing and instrument playing! Our rehearsals are after the worship service on certain Sundays. More information to follow!  Interested? Talk to Kelsey: KelseyScheuerman@gmail.com

Rally Day, the kickoff for youth and family ministry programs, will be on Sunday, August 29th. This celebration will begin immediately after the worship service. Please join us to learn about our Little Steps, Children's Faith Formation, Confirmation, FLY, and Children's Music.

School Supplies Collection! is collecting teacher supplies during the month of August.  Make sure to check out the July Monthly Newsletter for ideas on what to donate. Teachers end up buying a lot of supplies out of their own pocket and donations will go a long way in helping them out in the fall.

Ladies Game Day - As so much fun was had on August 10th, we are going to continue the fun on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. All ladies are welcome and you can bring a friend.  If you need a ride contact Kay Tucker.  

Wednesday Evening Worship Starting on Wednesday, September 15, a midweek worship service with Holy Communion will be offered in the sanctuary. The congregational survey from this summer indicated more supported a midweek evening worship than any other evening. Come and try it out! Gather with your church family in worship - midweek.

 


Worship Virtually ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am


You are encouraged to join in worship either safely in person or virtually every Sunday. 

Update!
The Church Council reviewed the COVID-19 numbers for Galveston and Galveston County and re-issued the requirement of wearing masks in the church buildings. This change reflects that we are in the midst of a severe spike in the pandemic and that our local medical systems are stressed by the current surge. Please be mindful of the most vulnerable in our midst, as children under the age of 12 are not eligible for the vaccine at this time.

HOME Holy Communion Package: If you need home communion supplies as you worship virtually, please contact the Church Office as 409-762-8477 to arrange for your package of wafers.


Offering  $3508

Attendance

- In-person: 102


- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):

  Children's Message: 92 views
  Sermon: 89 views
  Worship Service: 110 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Debbie Hopkins 23rd
  • Liz Plain 23rd
  • Raymond Zorn 24th
  • Jackson King 25th
  • Matthew King 25th
  • Jennifer Geml 26th
  • Maggie Haupt 27th
  • Diane Humphrey 27th
  • Jessica Kirkpatrick 27th
  • Barbara Frank 29th

Anniversaries

  • ¬†

 

August 16, 2021

Into the Bible, into the Bible, Dear Christians! (Luther) Fall Faith Formation offerings are now listed!  Sign-up for your opportunities to engage in exploring God's Word and how we live it in our real lives!  Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex online or you can call the Church Office.  SIGN UP NOW!

Feed Galveston will be hosted on September 11th from 10:00am-3:00pm in the Lyceum of Galveston. To sign up for a 2 hour shift, please contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com or call the church office and ask for Emily.

Oktoberfest Ticket Packaging will be held Wednesdays in august from 10am to 2pm in the Parish Hall. Come and go or come and stay. All are welcome. 

Join the Joyful Noise Music Ministry! Looking for something new in the fall? Consider giving Joyful Noise a try! We are looking for new singers and instrumentalists to join our ministry! We welcome beginners to experts, the young and the young at heart and everyone in between!

  • Sing with the choir! We rehearse after the worship service on certain Sundays
  • Play with the strings group! We practice before worship on certain Sundays
  • Ring with the Handbell Choir! We practice on Sunday afternoons.

Click to see our schedule and talk to Kelsey about sitting in on a rehearsal!

*NEW to FALL 2021* Joyful Noise Junior is open to kids ages 8-16! We will rehearse once a month and lead the worship service! We will present a combination of singing and instrument playing! Our rehearsals are after the worship service on certain Sundays. More information to follow!

Interested? Talk to Kelsey: KelseyScheuerman@gmail.com

Rally Day, the kickoff for youth and family ministry programs, will be on Sunday, August 29th. This celebration will begin immediately after the worship service. Please join us to learn about our Little Steps, Children's Faith Formation, Confirmation, FLY, and Children's Music.

School Supplies Collection! is collecting teacher supplies during the month of August.  Make sure to check out the July Monthly Newsletter for ideas on what to donate. Teachers end up buying a lot of supplies out of their own pocket and donations will go a long way in helping them out in the fall.

Unexpected ELCA Vice President ELCA Vice President William Horne, died unexpectedly from an apparent heart attack on Saturday, August 14th. ¬†He was elected to the position when our own Carlos Pe√Īa retired from the position. Mr. Horne was three weeks shy from retiring from his professional career position as City Manager of Clearwater, FL. Please join in prayers for the comfort of his family and all who knew and loved him and thanksgiving for his life and ministry.

Ladies Game Day - As so much fun was had on August 10th, we are going to continue the fun on the 2nd Tuesday of each month. All ladies are welcome and you can bring a friend.  If you need a ride contact Kay Tucker.  

 


Worship Virtually ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am


You are encouraged to join in worship either safely in person or virtually every Sunday. 

Update!
The Church Council reviewed the COVID-19 numbers for Galveston and Galveston County and re-issued the requirement of wearing masks in the church buildings. This change reflects that we are in the midst of a severe spike in the pandemic and that our local medical systems are stressed by the current surge. Please be mindful of the most vulnerable in our midst, as children under the age of 12 are not eligible for the vaccine at this time.

HOME Holy Communion Package: If you need home communion supplies as you worship virtually, please contact the Church Office as 409-762-8477 to arrange for your package of wafers.


Offering  $3881

Attendance

- In-person: 90


- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):

  Children's Message: 93 views
  Sermon: 103 views
  Worship Service: 110 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Jack Bennett 17th
  • Amber Booth 17th
  • Joyce Folzman 19th
  • Joe Garcia 19th
  • Joyce Martorell 19th
  • Janet Choate 20th
  • Papi Hernandez 21st

Anniversaries

  • Will and Ann Heidel 16th
  • Steven and Stephanie Pe√Īa 16th
  • Tom and Mary Scott 21st

 

August 9, 2021

Backpack Blessing Sunday will be August 15th. Students and teachers of all ages are invited to this special blessing for the academic year to come. Please bring your backpack if you are able.

Into the Bible, into the Bible, Dear Christians! (Luther) Fall Faith Formation offerings are now listed!  Sign-up for your opportunities to engage in exploring God's Word and how we live it in our real lives!  Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex online or you can call the Church Office.  SIGN UP NOW!

Feed Galveston will be hosted on September 11th from 10:00am-3:00pm in the Lyceum of Galveston. To sign up for a 2 hour shift, please contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com or call the church office and ask for Emily.

Acolyte & Crucifer Training will be held on August 15th. Starting in 3rd grade, children are able to serve as acolytes. Starting in high school, youth are able to serve as crucifers. Please join us in the sanctuary after worship to learn more about these roles.

Oktoberfest Ticket Packaging will be held Wednesdays in august from 10am to 2pm in the Parish Hall. Come and go or come and stay. All are welcome. 

Ladies Game Day will be held Tuesday August 10th in the Parish Hall from 1pm to 4pm.  Come and bring a friend.  If you need a ride contact Kay Tucker.

Join the Joyful Noise Music Ministry! Looking for something new in the fall? Consider giving Joyful Noise a try! We are looking for new singers and instrumentalists to join our ministry! We welcome beginners to experts, the young and the young at heart and everyone in between!

  • Sing with the choir! We rehearse after the worship service on certain Sundays
  • Play with the strings group! We practice before worship on certain Sundays
  • Ring with the Handbell Choir! We practice on Sunday afternoons.

Click to see our schedule and talk to Kelsey about sitting in on a rehearsal!

*NEW to FALL 2021* Joyful Noise Junior is open to kids ages 8-16! We will rehearse once a month and lead the worship service! We will present a combination of singing and instrument playing! Our rehearsals are after the worship service on certain Sundays. More information to follow!

Interested? Talk to Kelsey: KelseyScheuerman@gmail.com

Rally Day, the kickoff for youth and family ministry programs, will be on Sunday, August 29th. This celebration will begin immediately after the worship service. Please join us to learn about our Little Steps, Children's Faith Formation, Confirmation, FLY, and Children's Music.

School Supplies Collection! is collecting teacher supplies during the month of August.  Make sure to check out the July Monthly Newsletter for ideas on what to donate. Teachers end up buying a lot of supplies out of their own pocket and donations will go a long way in helping them out in the fall.

Helping Hands Ministry Within - The Mission Team had just began the work of our in-church ministry designed to help us to help each other when COVID decided to interrupt our plan. Here is preview of what this new mission is all about and why you should be excited:

  • Who?¬†We are a group of members from First Lutheran who want to help other members of our congregation.
  • What?¬†We are a ministry designed to assist members with household tasks or small repairs that they cannot complete on their own.¬†Some examples include: small item removal, fixing sticking doors, changing light bulbs, moving items from house to garage or attic, trimming hedges as well as many other small household chores.¬†The team cannot complete repairs on an emergency basis, resolve major problems, or undertake jobs that would be dangerous or present a liability issue.
  • When?¬†Our goal is to have Helping Hands Ministry Within operational in the Summer of 2021. As with any new endeavor we expect to encounter roadblocks along the way so we are asking for your patience!
  • Where?¬†We will be available to help you at your residence.
  • Why?¬†Everyone needs a Helping Hand at one time or another!
  • How?¬†Complete the Helping Hands form, available in the narthex, with name, contact information, and type of assistance needed.¬†Place the form in the Helping Hands box and a member will contact you.

For more information please contact James Gainer at 409-771-0712or email him at pinkivory_99@yahoo.com.  Leave a message and Jim will respond as soon as he is able.

The Mission Team is excited to add to our ‚ÄúHelping Hands Within‚ÄĚ program that if you need transportation to the doctor, need an errand run or whatever we can help with transportation wise, please call Kay Henson Tucker @ 409-370-1318.¬† If Kay is not available, she will contact someone else that hopefully can help. If you are interested in this program and would like to help, please let Kay know. Thanks for your ministry in Helping Hands Within.

Memory Loss Happens ‚Äď What about when it is beyond normal memory loss?¬†The Alzheimer Association is offering online webinars to help better understand dementia so as to empower the care givers and family members. Click this link for more information. CareGivers. More questions? Contact Corinne Rhoades at Libbie‚Äôs Place Adult Day Center (409) 741-2538.


Worship Virtually ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am


You are encouraged to join in worship either safely in person or virtually every Sunday. 

Update!
As stewards of the wellbeing of our community, the Church Council updated the pandemic protocols at the June Church Council meeting. You are encouraged to wear a mask as you enter and exit the building where close contact between vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals is possible. In the Sanctuary masks are strongly encouraged for those wo are not fully vaccinated. We will continue to utilize social distancing in the sanctuary. We will also continue to make masks and hand sanitizers available at the entrances of the building. Please be mindful of the most vulnerable in our midst, as children under the age of 12 are not eligible for the vaccine at this time.

HOME Holy Communion Package: If you need home communion supplies as you worship virtually, please contact the Church Office as 409-762-8477 to arrange for your package of wafers.


Offering  $5688

Attendance

- In-person: 99


- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):

  Children's Message: 58 views
  Sermon: 143 views
  Worship Service: 178 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Rosalie Hernandez 9th
  • Katherine Krause 11th
  • Stefanie Fischer 12th
  • Chris Cruz 13th
  • Don Hermanson 13th
  • Kaleb Krause 13th
  • Joyce Fundling 15th
  • Linda Miranda 15th
  • Billie Vasquez 15th

Anniversaries

  • Albert & Janet Choate 9th
  • Jeremy & Angelica Lopez 12th
  • Jimmy & Joyce Fundling 14th

 

August 2, 2021

Into the Bible, into the Bible, Dear Christians! (Luther) Fall Faith Formation offerings are now listed!  Sign-up for your opportunities to engage in exploring God's Word and how we live it in our real lives!  Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex online or you can call the Church Office.  SIGN UP NOW!

Backpack Blessing Sunday will be August 15th. Students and teachers of all ages are invited to this special blessing for the academic year to come. Please bring your backpack if you are able.

Acolyte & Crucifer Training will be held on August 15th. Starting in 3rd grade, children are able to serve as acolytes. Starting in high school, youth are able to serve as crucifers. Please join us in the sanctuary after worship to learn more about these roles. 

Join the Joyful Noise Music Ministry! Looking for something new in the fall? Consider giving Joyful Noise a try! We are looking for new singers and instrumentalists to join our ministry! We welcome beginners to experts, the young and the young at heart and everyone in between!

  • Sing with the choir! We rehearse after the worship service on certain Sundays
  • Play with the strings group! We practice before worship on certain Sundays
  • Ring with the Handbell Choir! We practice on Sunday afternoons.

Click to see our schedule and talk to Kelsey about sitting in on a rehearsal!

*NEW to FALL 2021* Joyful Noise Junior is open to kids ages 8-16! We will rehearse once a month and lead the worship service! We will present a combination of singing and instrument playing! Our rehearsals are after the worship service on certain Sundays. More information to follow!

Interested? Talk to Kelsey: KelseyScheuerman@gmail.com

Feed Galveston will be hosted on September 11th from 10:00am-3:00pm in the Lyceum of Galveston. To sign up for a 2 hour shift, please contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com or call the church office and ask for Emily.

Rally Day, the kickoff for youth and family ministry programs, will be on Sunday, August 29th. This celebration will begin immediately after the worship service. Please join us to learn about our Little Steps, Children's Faith Formation, Confirmation, FLY, and Children's Music.

The Mission Team is collecting teacher supplies during the month of August.  Make sure to check out the July Monthly Newsletter for ideas on what to donate. Teachers end up buying a lot of supplies out of their own pocket and donations will go a long way in helping them out in the fall.

Helping Hands Ministry Within - The Mission Team had just began the work of our in-church ministry designed to help us to help each other when COVID decided to interrupt our plan. Here is preview of what this new mission is all about and why you should be excited:

  • Who?¬†We are a group of members from First Lutheran who want to help other members of our congregation.
  • What?¬†We are a ministry designed to assist members with household tasks or small repairs that they cannot complete on their own.¬†Some examples include: small item removal, fixing sticking doors, changing light bulbs, moving items from house to garage or attic, trimming hedges as well as many other small household chores.¬†The team cannot complete repairs on an emergency basis, resolve major problems, or undertake jobs that would be dangerous or present a liability issue.
  • When?¬†Our goal is to have Helping Hands Ministry Within operational in the Summer of 2021. As with any new endeavor we expect to encounter roadblocks along the way so we are asking for your patience!
  • Where?¬†We will be available to help you at your residence.
  • Why?¬†Everyone needs a Helping Hand at one time or another!
  • How?¬†Complete the Helping Hands form, available in the narthex, with name, contact information, and type of assistance needed.¬†Place the form in the Helping Hands box and a member will contact you.

For more information please contact James Gainer at 409-771-0712or email him at pinkivory_99@yahoo.com.  Leave a message and Jim will respond as soon as he is able.

The Mission Team is excited to add to our ‚ÄúHelping Hands Within‚ÄĚ program that if you need transportation to the doctor, need an errand run or whatever we can help with transportation wise, please call Kay Henson Tucker @ 409-370-1318.¬† If Kay is not available, she will contact someone else that hopefully can help. If you are interested in this program and would like to help, please let Kay know. Thanks for your ministry in Helping Hands Within.

Memory Loss Happens ‚Äď What about when it is beyond normal memory loss?¬†The Alzheimer Association is offering online webinars to help better understand dementia so as to empower the care givers and family members. Click this link for more information. CareGivers. More questions? Contact Corinne Rhoades at Libbie‚Äôs Place Adult Day Center (409) 741-2538.


Worship Virtually ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am


You are encouraged to join in worship either safely in person or virtually every Sunday. 

Update!
As stewards of the wellbeing of our community, the Church Council updated the pandemic protocols at the June Church Council meeting. You are encouraged to wear a mask as you enter and exit the building where close contact between vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals is possible. In the Sanctuary masks are strongly encouraged for those wo are not fully vaccinated. We will continue to utilize social distancing in the sanctuary. We will also continue to make masks and hand sanitizers available at the entrances of the building. Please be mindful of the most vulnerable in our midst, as children under the age of 12 are not eligible for the vaccine at this time.

HOME Holy Communion Package: If you need home communion supplies as you worship virtually, please contact the Church Office as 409-762-8477 to arrange for your package of wafers.


Offering  $7118.50

Attendance

- In-person: 73


- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):

  Children's Message: 97 views
  Sermon: 83 views
  Worship Service: 133 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Amanda Coles 2nd
  • Jeffrey Peterson 2nd
  • Carol Adams 3rd
  • Ken Norris 4th
  • Tom Kirkpatrick 5th
  • Kara Kraft 5th
  • Donna Spencer 6th
  • Donna Agrella 7th
  • Carolyn Glenney 7th
  • Eric Scales 7th
  • Ingrid Capek 8th
  • Pat Henderson 8th
  • Ann Powell 8th

Anniversaries

  • Steve & Barb Elliot 3rd

 

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