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April 6, 2021

Jesus Returns¬†Got your attention?¬†The historic statue of Jesus has been fully restored and is ready for permanent placement in the main entrance of the church. BUT some work is needed to finish the location of the statue. We are seeking $1500 for stone work and finishing work needed to prepare the location for this beautiful statue. If you are able to help, please mark your donation ‚ÄúStatue‚ÄĚ in the memo line.¬† Once the site work is completed, a formal re-dedication of the statue will be celebrated with the congregation.

Virtual Church Membership Have you connected with First Lutheran, Galveston online and desire to become a member of the congregation?  In this new world of digital connections, let’s talk about what membership in First Lutheran looks like when you are not geographically near to Galveston. If interested in this conversation, contact Pastor Rhoades at revrhoades@firstlutherangalveston.com .
 
Bible Study Opportunity¬†Join Pastor Rhoades in reading the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah beginning Tuesday, April 27. This is a virtual study time ‚Äď meaning you can log in from wherever you may be!¬†Log in from the lab. Log in from home. Log in from Chile. Log in from wherever!¬† Sign-up to receive the link to join the study! (All material provided by Pastor Rhoades)
 
Divine Drama Study Resumes. Interrupted by the pandemic, the Divine Drama study group will re-gather and finish this portion of their study of the scriptures. The group will resume at 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 25th in the Parish Hall!


The Mission Team is offering you an opportunity to help a very special group here on Galveston Island. Since 1953, the Sunshine Center has served individuals with developmental disabilities, with a focus on the motto " disability does not mean inability ". 

We are again partnering with them to supply their clients with needed art supplies. Their wish list contains basic items that can be picked up at the grocery store or Walmart. Monetary gifts will be used to purchase specialty items for art, ceramic and exercise classes. Checks can be made out to First Lutheran with Sunshine Center in the memo line. Art supplies can be dropped off at church in the designated boxes from April 4th to May 9th. 

Small paint brushes
Aprons
Crayons
Pastel pencils
Acrylic paint
Modge Podge
Construction paper
2" masking tape
Markers
Colored pencils
Water color pencil
Glue sticks
Scrapbooking supplies
Crafting kits
Thank you from The Mission Team!

Feed Galveston is packaging 50,000 meals on April 24th from 9-5 in the Lyceum. We have two hour shifts available and are seeking volunteers. To learn more about this ministry or to sign up for a shift, please contact  emily@firstlutherangalveston.com. 

THANK YOU to the Men’s Club for the Take Out/Delivery Gumbo Dinner on March 28th!  Thank you to those who ordered Gumbo too!

Plumbing Supplies St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Fridley, MN has provided plumbing supplies to help families recover in the aftermath of the freeze. If you or someone you know needs plumbing supplies, contact the Church Office.

Bible Time Travel Lesson 11 is now available! Later this week, we will also post a special Holy Week lesson that reads the stories of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Kids from K-6 will enjoy weekly videos that help them dive into the bible stories. Find the videos at: http://www.firstlutherangalveston.com/kids-mission  Contact  emily@firstlutherangalveston.com for lesson supplies.


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. 

Mask Up!
As the pandemic continues to churn in our world, First Lutheran continues to require that masks be worn and kept on during worship services or other events at the church. Those leading worship in chancel will removed their masks while speaking so as to provide clear communication for both those worshipping in person and those on line. Otherwise, everyone is required to keep their mask over their mouth and nose.¬†Please be vigilant and encouraging to one another in observing this for the safety of all. The reality is that case numbers are rising ‚Äď hopefully we can help lower those numbers and keep things moving.

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.

Help The Massai! Appeal Update: THANK YOU! Because of your generosity, ALL 6 Massai girls will be able to continue in school for this academic year!  THANK YOU for your support of this important life changing effort.

Offering  $15,783 (From all Easter services and online giving)


Attendance
- In-person:  64 (4/1), 92 (4/2), 32 (4/3), 299 (4/4) 
- Virtually Online:
  Maundy Thursday Services: 329 
  Good Friday Services: 272
  Easter Vigil Service: 67 views
  Easter Sunday Worship Services: 373 views
  Bible Time Travel
      Lesson 11: 108
      Bonus Lesson: 4 views
      Lesson 10: 120 views
      Lesson 9: 54 views
      Lesson 8: 71 views
      Lesson 7: 61 views
      Lesson 6: 55 views
      Lesson 5: 21 views
      Lesson 4: 33 views
      Lesson 3: 42 views
      Lesson 2: 30 views
      Lesson 1: 136 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays
Bowen Busking 5th
Mary Gillane 5th
Khole Albakari 6th
Nancy Stephenson 6th
Helga Garcia 7th
Merrijo Shaffer 7th
Christi Wendt 9th
Carolyn Hill 10th
Sydney Moon 10th
Noah Rice 10th
Janis Layer 11th

Anniversaries
Paul and Christi Wendt 9th

March 29, 2021

THANK YOU to the Kelsey Scheuerman and Dennis Broughton for overseeing the Clay Pot Cross display in the Chapel courtyard!  What a beautiful display for Holy Week!

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Plan your worship attendance for Holy Week:
April 1        Maundy Thursday        12:00 noon and 6:30 pm
April 2        Good Friday                 12:00 noon and 6:30 pm
April 3        Easter Vigil                    6:30 pm
April 4        Resurrection of our Lord   8:00 am and 10:00 am
* Easter egg Hung following the 10 am worship

Easter Lilies - Sign up sheet is in the Narthex and the cost is $18.  You can also call the church office to sign up if you need to.

The Mission Team is offering you an opportunity to help a very special group here on Galveston Island. Since 1953, the Sunshine Center has served individuals with developmental disabilities, with a focus on the motto " disability does not mean inability ". 

We are again partnering with them to supply their clients with needed art supplies. Their wish list contains basic items that can be picked up at the grocery store or Walmart. Monetary gifts will be used to purchase specialty items for art, ceramic and exercise classes. Checks can be made out to First Lutheran with Sunshine Center in the memo line. Art supplies can be dropped off at church in the designated boxes from April 4th to May 9th. 

Small paint brushes
Aprons
Crayons
Pastel pencils
Acrylic paint
Modge Podge
Construction paper
2" masking tape
Markers
Colored pencils
Water color pencel
Glue sticks
Scrapbooking supplies
Crafting kits
Thank you from The Mission Team!

Feed Galveston is packaging 50,000 meals on April 24th from 9-5 in the Lyceum. We have two hour shifts available and are seeking volunteers. To learn more about this ministry or to sign up for a shift, please contact  emily@firstlutherangalveston.com. 

THANK YOU to the Men’s Club for the Take Out/Delivery Gumbo Dinner on March 28th!  Thank you to those who ordered Gumbo too!

Plumbing Supplies St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Fridley, MN has provided plumbing supplies to help families recover in the aftermath of the freeze. If you or someone you know needs plumbing supplies, contact the Church Office.

The Evangelism Team are selling yard crosses for $10 each Sunday in the Narthex. The cross is white and has "He is Risen" printed on them.  Be on the lookout for the Evangelism Team selling these in the Narthex.

Bible Time Travel Lesson 10 is now available! Later this week, we will also post a special Holy Week lesson that reads the stories of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Kids from K-6 will enjoy weekly videos that help them dive into the bible stories. Find the videos at: /www.firstlutherangalveston.com/kids-mission> http://www.firstlutherangalveston.com/kids-mission.
Also, /vimeopro.com/risingtidenewmedia/faith-formation> click here to see all of our archived Kids Mission videos!
Contact  emily@firstlutherangalveston.com for supplies.


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. 

Mask Up!
As the pandemic continues to churn in our world, First Lutheran continues to require that masks be worn and kept on during worship services or other events at the church. Those leading worship in chancel will removed their masks while speaking so as to provide clear communication for both those worshipping in person and those on line. Otherwise, everyone is required to keep their mask over their mouth and nose.¬†Please be vigilant and encouraging to one another in observing this for the safety of all. The reality is that case numbers are rising ‚Äď hopefully we can help lower those numbers and keep things moving.

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.

Help The Massai! Appeal Update: THANK YOU! Because of your generosity, ALL 6 Massai girls will be able to continue in school for this academic year!  THANK YOU for your support of this important life changing effort.

Offering  $5818


Attendance
- In-person:  124
- Virtually Online:
  Lent Wednesday Service: 58 views
  Sunday Worship Service: 155 views
  Sermon:  61 views
  Children's Message: 40 views
  Choir: Lift High The Palms: 58 views
  Bible Time Travel
      Lesson 10: 38 views
      Lesson 9: 54 views
      Lesson 8: 71 views
      Lesson 7: 61 views
      Lesson 6: 55 views
      Lesson 5: 21 views
      Lesson 4: 33 views
      Lesson 3: 42 views
      Lesson 2: 30 views
      Lesson 1: 136 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays
Jagger Cruz 29th
Tyler Henson 29th
Margaret Albrecht 30th
Shereen Boysen 30th
Helen Capek 30th
Sharon Nugent 30th
Lisa Manuel 1st
Sherry Burlison 2nd
Zoe Dell'Osso 2nd
Marian Plain 2nd
Donnie Hill 3rd
Trey Stakes 3rd
Betty Williamson 4th

Anniversaries
James & Susan Wyman 1st
Cornel & Susan Schultz 2nd

March 22, 2021

Do you have green palm branches to share? The Worship Team is looking for 2 to 4 large green palm branches for the procession on Palm Sunday (this coming Sunday). These can be fan palms or any large green palm. Because of the freeze, we are unable to get palm branches from the city which normally supplies them from their trimming work. Minimally we hope for 2 large branches (any variety).

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Plan your worship attendance for Holy Week:
March 28   Palm/Passion Sunday  10:00 am 
April 1        Maundy Thursday        12: 00 noon and 6:30 pm
April 2        Good Friday                 12:00 noon and 6:30 pm
April 3        Easter Vigil                    6:30 pm
April 4        Resurrection of our Lord   8:00 am and 10:00 am
* Easter egg Hung following the 10 am worship

Easter Lillies - Sign up sheet is in the Narthex and the cost is $18.  You can also call the church office to sign up if you need to.

Easter eggs and candy needed for the annual Easter Egg Hunt! If possible, we would love eggs that already have candy inside to save our volunteers some time. Please drop off supplies no later than Sunday, March 28th.

The Mission Team is offering you an opportunity to help a very special group here on Galveston Island. Since 1953, the Sunshine Center has served individuals with developmental disabilities, with a focus on the motto " disability does not mean inability ". 

We are again partnering with them to supply their clients with needed art supplies. Their wish list contains basic items that can be picked up at the grocery store or Walmart. Monetary gifts will be used to purchase specialty items for art, ceramic and exercise classes. Checks can be made out to First Lutheran with Sunshine Center in the memo line. Art supplies can be dropped off at church in the designated boxes from April 4th to May 9th. 

Small paint brushes
Aprons
Crayons
Pastel pencils
Acrylic paint
Modge Podge
Construction paper
2" masking tape
Markers
Colored pencils
Water color pencel
Glue sticks
Scrapbooking supplies
Crafting kits
Thank you from The Mission Team!

Chicken Gumbo Take Out Dinner ‚Äď Sunday, March 28!
The Men’s Club will be cooking for the first time since the pandemic began! Eager to put their culinary skills to work, they are cooking Chicken Gumbo and Garlic Bread for TAKE OUT ONLY - DELIVERIES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. The recommendation donation is $8 for a 16 ounce container of  gumbo and garlic bread.  PRE-ORDERS are necessary! Sign-up today. When signing up state how many containers you want to pick up. Pick up will be following the Sunday worship service on March, 28 (Palm Sunday).

Appeal Update: THANK YOU! Because of your generosity, ALL 6 Massai girls will be able to continue in school for this academic year!  THANK YOU for your support of this important life changing effort. 

Feed Galveston is packaging 50,000 meals on April 24th from 9-5 in the Lyceum. We are asking folks to sign up for one or more shifts (each one is a 2 hour commitment). If you are interested, please contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com 

Plumbing Supplies St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Fridley, MN has provided plumbing supplies to help families recover in the aftermath of the freeze. If you or someone you know needs plumbing supplies, contact the Church Office.

The Evangelism Team are selling yard crosses for $10 each Sunday in the Narthex. The cross is white and has "He is Risen" printed on them.  Be on the lookout for the Evangelism Team selling these in the Narthex.

Lenten Midweek Worship = Wednesday at 12 noon in the sanctuary or online.

Bible Time Travel Lesson 9 is now available! Kids from K-6 will enjoy weekly videos that help them dive into the bible stories. Find the videos at: http://www.firstlutherangalveston.com/kids-mission.
Also, click here to see all of our archived Kids Mission videos!
Contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com for supplies.


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. 

Mask Up!
As the pandemic continues to churn in our world, First Lutheran continues to require that masks be worn and kept on during worship services or other events at the church. Those leading worship in chancel will removed their masks while speaking so as to provide clear communication for both those worshipping in person and those on line. Otherwise, everyone is required to keep their mask over their mouth and nose.¬†Please be vigilant and encouraging to one another in observing this for the safety of all. The reality is that case numbers are rising ‚Äď hopefully we can help lower those numbers and keep things moving.

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.

Help The Massai! Appeal Update: THANK YOU! Because of your generosity, ALL 6 Massai girls will be able to continue in school for this academic year!  THANK YOU for your support of this important life changing effort.

Offering  $10,046


Attendance
- In-person:  91
- Virtually Online:
  Lent Wednesday Service: 16 views, Homily: 53 views
  Sunday Worship Service: 79 views
  Sermon:  61 views
  Children's Message: 26 views
  Bible Time Travel
      Lesson 9: 37 views
      Lesson 8: 71 views
      Lesson 7: 61 views
      Lesson 6: 55 views
      Lesson 5: 21 views
      Lesson 4: 33 views
      Lesson 3: 42 views
      Lesson 2: 30 views
      Lesson 1: 136 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays
Megan Holmes 24th
Barbara Alcala 25th
Ryan Busking 25th
Don Wyman 25th
Bethany Grizzaffi 26th
Jessica Badger 27th
Joseph Badger 27th
Peter Hoh 27th
Pat Austin 28th

Anniversaries
Larry and Stella Ryan 27th

March 15, 2021

Christians Sympathy is expressed to Enrique Barrientos upon the death of his father Miguel Barrientos at age 91 on March 11th in Bastrop, TX.

Chicken Gumbo Take Out Dinner ‚Äď Sunday, March 28!
The Men’s Club will be cooking for the first time since the pandemic began! Eager to put their culinary skills to work, they are cooking Chicken Gumbo and Garlic Bread for TAKE OUT ONLY - DELIVERIES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. The recommendation donation is $8 for a 16 ounce container of  gumbo and garlic bread.  PRE-ORDERS are necessary! Sign-up today. When signing up state how many containers you want to pick up. Pick up will be following the Sunday worship service on March, 28 (Palm Sunday).

Easter Lillies - Sign up sheet is in the Narthex and the cost is $18.  You can also call the church office to sign up if you need to.

Easter eggs and candy needed for the annual Easter Egg Hunt! If possible, we would love eggs that already have candy inside to save our volunteers some time. Please drop off supplies no later than Sunday, March 28th.

THANK YOU! Through your generosity $7,200 was donated to Feed Galveston to help provide healthy food for our food insecure neighbors. Feed Galveston packaging event April 24th starting at 9am. This event will be held in the Lyceum of Galveston. Call the church office or email emily@firstlutherangalveston.com to sign up for a 2 hour shift.

Plumbing Supplies St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Fridley, MN has provided plumbing supplies to help families recover in the aftermath of the freeze. If you or someone you know needs plumbing supplies, contact the Church Office.

New Members Classes  Pastor Rhoades will be gathering those interested in becoming members of First Lutheran for a three session class beginning March 14 following the worship service in the main sanctuary. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and will be held March 14, 21 and 28. New Members will be received on Easter Sunday (April 4) during the worship service.  If interested please contact Pastor Rhoades or the Church Office.  If you would prefer a virtual setting let us know!

The Evangelism Team are selling yard crosses for $10 each Sunday in the Narthex. The cross is white and has "He is Risen" printed on them.  Be on the lookout for the Evangelism Team selling these in the Narthex.

Lent 2021 Journeying together to Easter, we are exploring that ‚Äúwe have this treasure in clay jars‚ÄĚ (2 Corinthians 4:7). Join the journey in worship on Sundays at 10:00 am and Wednesdays at 12 noon or online. Watch for our daily Facebook posts of ‚Äúclay jars‚ÄĚ that God has filled to make a difference in the world!

HOLY WEEK SCHEDULE
Plan your worship attendance for Holy Week:
March 28   Palm/Passion Sunday  10:00 am 
April 1        Maundy Thursday        12: 00 noon and 6:30 pm
April 2        Good Friday                 12:00 noon and 6:30 pm
April 3        Easter Vigil                    6:30 pm
April 4        Resurrection of our Lord   8:00 am and 10:00 am
* Easter egg Hung following the 10 am worship

Bible Time Travel Lesson 8 is now available! Kids from K-6 will enjoy weekly videos that help them dive into the bible stories. Find the videos at: http://www.firstlutherangalveston.com/kids-mission.
Also, click here to see all of our archived Kids Mission videos!
Contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com for supplies.


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. 

Mask Up!
As the pandemic continues to churn in our world, First Lutheran continues to require that masks be worn and kept on during worship services or other events at the church. Those leading worship in chancel will removed their masks while speaking so as to provide clear communication for both those worshipping in person and those on line. Otherwise, everyone is required to keep their mask over their mouth and nose.¬†Please be vigilant and encouraging to one another in observing this for the safety of all. The reality is that case numbers are rising ‚Äď hopefully we can help lower those numbers and keep things moving.

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.

Help The Massai! In helping others to get an education to better themselves, The Mission Team, is asking you to help girls in Massai with donations to pay for their school fees. The cost is $600 per student. Attending school keeps these girls, at an early age, from being given into marriage by their fathers for something in return. Naomi graduated in Tanzania because of your generosity. If you can donate any amount, this will help these girls achieve their dreams. Brandi will be accepting our donations in the church office.  We can make a difference in others’ futures.  Thank you!!

Offering  $5719


Attendance
- In-person: 89
- Virtually Online:
  Lent Wednesday Service: 62 views, Homily: 89 views
  Sunday Worship Service: 124 views
  Sermon: 98 views
  Children's Message: 44 views
  Bible Time Travel
      Lesson 7: 61 views
      Lesson 6: 55 views
      Lesson 5: 21 views
      Lesson 4: 33 views
      Lesson 3: 42 views
      Lesson 2: 30 views
      Lesson 1: 136 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays
Janet Morgan 17th
John Sullivan 19th
Meg Grizzaffi 20th
Parker Holland 20th
Melissa McCoy 20th
Sandy McReynolds 21st

Anniversaries

March 8, 2021

Christians Sympathy to Paul and Christie Wendt upon the death of their son, Eric Wendt, on Sunday, February 21 in San Antonio. And to James Austin upon the death of his sister Jean Wilder in NY last week.

Chicken Gumbo Take Out Dinner ‚Äď Sunday, March 28!
The Men’s Club will be cooking for the first time since the pandemic began! Eager to put their culinary skills to work, they are cooking Chicken Gumbo and Garlic Bread for TAKE OUT ONLY - DELIVERIES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. The recommendation donation is $8 for a 16 ounce container of  gumbo and garlic bread.  PRE-ORDERS are necessary! Sign-up today. When signing up state how many containers you want to pick up. Pick up will be following the Sunday worship service on March, 28 (Palm Sunday).

Easter Lillies - Sign up sheet is in the Narthex and the cost is $18.  You can also call the church office to sign up if you need to.

Easter eggs and candy needed for the annual Easter Egg Hunt! If possible, we would love eggs that already have candy inside to save our volunteers some time. Please drop off supplies no later than Sunday, March 28th.

THANK YOU! Through your generosity $7,200 was donated to Feed Galveston to help provide healthy food for our food insecure neighbors. Feed Galveston packaging event April 24th starting at 9am. This event will be held in the Lyceum of Galveston. Call the church office or email emily@firstlutherangalveston.com to sign up for a 2 hour shift.

Plumbing Supplies St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Fridley, MN has provided plumbing supplies to help families recover in the aftermath of the freeze. If you or someone you know needs plumbing supplies, contact the Church Office.

New Members Classes  Pastor Rhoades will be gathering those interested in becoming members of First Lutheran for a three session class beginning March 14 following the worship service in the main sanctuary. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and will be held March 14, 21 and 28. New Members will be received on Easter Sunday (April 4) during the worship service.  If interested please contact Pastor Rhoades or the Church Office.  If you would prefer a virtual setting let us know!

The Evangelism Team are selling yard crosses for $10 each Sunday in the Narthex. The cross is white and has "He is Risen" printed on them.  Be on the lookout for the Evangelism Team selling these in the Narthex.

Lent 2021 Journeying together to Easter, we are exploring that ‚Äúwe have this treasure in clay jars‚ÄĚ (2 Corinthians 4:7). Join the journey in worship on Sundays at 10:00 am and Wednesdays at 12 noon or online. Watch for our daily Facebook posts of ‚Äúclay jars‚ÄĚ that God has filled to make a difference in the world!

Bible Time Travel Lesson 7 is now available! Kids from K-6 will enjoy weekly videos that help them dive into the bible stories. Find the videos at: http://www.firstlutherangalveston.com/kids-mission.
Also, click here to see all of our archived Kids Mission videos!
Contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com for supplies.

Help Our Music Class- Give Us Your Trash! 
Ms. Scheuerman‚Äôs Music Class is going back to the music room! Due to social distancing, our class will look and operate much differently. We only have a certain number of instruments and a small amount of time to clean in between classes. We are requesting donations to fill in ‚Äúalternative‚ÄĚ noise makers so we can continue to make music while our ‚Äúreal‚ÄĚ instruments are taking a break.¬†

Want to help? Look for the following objects and consider donating them to Ms. Scheuerman’s classroom: 

-Old Wrenches, Allen Wrenches and Drill Bits (various sizes), metal utensils 

-Old (Clean) plastic or rubber tubing, such as aquarium tubing 

-(Clean) Glass jars with lids 

-Plastic shims or plastic combs 

-Chopsticks 

-Dry Rice and Beans 

-Egg Crate foam or acoustic foam 

-Coffee Cans (with and without lids) 

-Small film containers or small Tupperware containers with lids 

-Plastic Cat Litter containers 

If you would like to donate any of the items listed above, please contact kelseyscheuerman@gmail.com 

Virtual Bible Study ‚Äď Reading Through Galatians
Join Pastor Rhoades virtually on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm to read through and study Galatians. Please sign up by reaching out to the church office or Pastor Rhoades. Pastor will send you the link and also provide digital materials to assist in the study. Sign up now!


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. 

Mask Up!
As the pandemic continues to churn in our world, First Lutheran continues to require that masks be worn and kept on during worship services or other events at the church. Those leading worship in chancel will removed their masks while speaking so as to provide clear communication for both those worshipping in person and those on line. Otherwise, everyone is required to keep their mask over their mouth and nose.¬†Please be vigilant and encouraging to one another in observing this for the safety of all. The reality is that case numbers are rising ‚Äď hopefully we can help lower those numbers and keep things moving.

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  $7971


Attendance
- In-person: 81
- Virtually Online:
  Lent Wednesday Service: 72 views, Homily: 141 views
  Sunday Worship Service: 208 views
  Sermon: 91 views
  Children's Message: 34 views
  Bible Time Travel
      Lesson 6: 55 views
      Lesson 5: 21 views
      Lesson 4: 33 views
      Lesson 3: 42 views
      Lesson 2: 30 views
      Lesson 1: 136 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays
Ken Chide 8th
August Schmidt 8th
Grace Carr 9th
Ellis Shook 13th

Anniversaries

March 1, 2021

Easter eggs and candy needed for the annual Easter Egg Hunt! If possible, we would love eggs that already have candy inside to save our volunteers some time. Please drop off supplies no later than Sunday, March 28th.

THANK YOU! Through your generosity almost $6,700 was donated to Feed Galveston to help provide healthy food for our food insecure neighbors. A Feed Galveston packaging event is being scheduled ‚Äď please watch for updates and volunteer opportunities.

Plumbing Supplies St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Fridley, MN has provided plumbing supplies to help families recover in the aftermath of the freeze. If you or someone you know needs plumbing supplies, contact the Church Office.

New Members Classes  Pastor Rhoades will be gathering those interested in becoming members of First Lutheran for a three session class beginning March 14 following the worship service in the main sanctuary. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and will be held March 14, 21 and 28. New Members will be received on Easter Sunday (April 4) during the worship service.  If interested please contact Pastor Rhoades or the Church Office.  If you would prefer a virtual setting let us know!

The Evangelism Team are selling yard crosses for $10 each Sunday in the Narthex. The cross is white and has "He is Risen" printed on them.  Be on the lookout for the Evangelism Team selling these in the Narthex.

Lent 2021 Journeying together to Easter, we are exploring that ‚Äúwe have this treasure in clay jars‚ÄĚ (2 Corinthians 4:7). Join the journey in worship on Sundays at 10:00 am and Wednesdays at 12 noon or online. Watch for our daily Facebook posts of ‚Äúclay jars‚ÄĚ that God has filled to make a difference in the world!

Bible Time Travel Lesson 6 is now available! Kids from K-6 will enjoy weekly videos that help them dive into the bible stories. Find the videos at: http://www.firstlutherangalveston.com/kids-mission.
Also, click here to see all of our archived Kids Mission videos!
Contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com for supplies.

Help Our Music Class- Give Us Your Trash! 
Ms. Scheuerman‚Äôs Music Class is going back to the music room! Due to social distancing, our class will look and operate much differently. We only have a certain number of instruments and a small amount of time to clean in between classes. We are requesting donations to fill in ‚Äúalternative‚ÄĚ noise makers so we can continue to make music while our ‚Äúreal‚ÄĚ instruments are taking a break.¬†

Want to help? Look for the following objects and consider donating them to Ms. Scheuerman’s classroom: 

-Old Wrenches, Allen Wrenches and Drill Bits (various sizes), metal utensils 

-Old (Clean) plastic or rubber tubing, such as aquarium tubing 

-(Clean) Glass jars with lids 

-Plastic shims or plastic combs 

-Chopsticks 

-Dry Rice and Beans 

-Egg Crate foam or acoustic foam 

-Coffee Cans (with and without lids) 

-Small film containers or small Tupperware containers with lids 

-Plastic Cat Litter containers 

If you would like to donate any of the items listed above, please contact kelseyscheuerman@gmail.com 

Virtual Bible Study ‚Äď Reading Through Galatians
Join Pastor Rhoades virtually on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm to read through and study Galatians. Please sign up by reaching out to the church office or Pastor Rhoades. Pastor will send you the link and also provide digital materials to assist in the study. Sign up now!


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. 

Mask Up!
As the pandemic continues to churn in our world, First Lutheran continues to require that masks be worn and kept on during worship services or other events at the church. Those leading worship in chancel will removed their masks while speaking so as to provide clear communication for both those worshipping in person and those on line. Otherwise, everyone is required to keep their mask over their mouth and nose.¬†Please be vigilant and encouraging to one another in observing this for the safety of all. The reality is that case numbers are rising ‚Äď hopefully we can help lower those numbers and keep things moving.

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  $ 2683
                
Attendance  
- In-person: 106
- Virtually Online:
  Lent Wednesday Service: 4 views
  Sunday Worship Service: 107 views
  Sermon: 26 views
  Children's Message: 10 views
  Narthex TV Announcements: 37 views
  Bible Time Travel
      Lesson 6: 2 views (to be posted on Facebook this eve)
      Lesson 5: 21 views
      Lesson 4: 33 views
      Lesson 3: 42 views
      Lesson 2: 30 views
      Lesson 1: 136 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays
Frank Grizzaffi 2nd
Kurt Koopman 3rd
Scott Rice 3rd
Denise Schaper 3rd
Naomi Boysen 5th
Susan Stakes 5th

Anniversaries
Noah and Sue Rice 1st
Jeff and Ashley Bishop 2nd
James and Pat Austin 6th

February 28, 2021

THANK YOU¬†to those who helped in donating funds for Feed Galveston. Your generosity means we will be able to provide 50,000 servings of healthy food for our neighbors in need. The winter weather crisis we all just lived through has left many families that were barely making it go over an edge ‚Äď the need for food has increased. Your support helps to meet the need!

God is our Refuge and Strength ‚Äď a very present help in trouble.¬† Where have you seen God over this chaotic week of winter weather?¬† Perhaps in neighbor helping neighbor?¬† Perhaps in accepting help from others or offering help to others?¬† Hopefully the worst is behind us‚Ķ but in the meantime, if you need assistance please reach out so we can try to connect you with folks to assist.

New Members Classes  Pastor Rhoades will be gathering those interested in becoming members of First Lutheran for a three session class beginning March 14 following the worship service in the main sanctuary. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and will be held March 14, 21 and 28. New Members will be received on Easter Sunday (April 4) during the worship service.  If interested please contact Pastor Rhoades or the Church Office.  If you would prefer a virtual setting let us know!

The Evangelism Team will be selling yard crosses beginning Ash Wednesday. The cross is white and has "He is Risen" printed on them.  Be on the lookout for the Evangelism Team selling these in the Narthex.

Preparing for Lent¬†You are invited to find a clay pot to place in a special location in your home or work space for the season of Lent. Our theme for Lent 2021 is ‚ÄúWe have this treasure in clay jars‚ÄĚ (2 Corinthians 4:7) ‚Äď yet, how often might we feel more like a cracked pot? During Lent we will be exploring how God uses fragile and sometimes broken clay jars to carry the love of God into this world. Each day in Lent a special Facebook post will go out highlighting a ‚Äúfragile clay jar‚ÄĚ that God has used to do amazing things. On Wednesdays in Lent we will focus on specific individuals in the Bible who lived out being fragile clay jars and changed the world.¬† So too, God has poured such love into you to carry into the world.

Bible Time Travel Lesson 5 is now available! Kids from K-6 will enjoy weekly videos that help them dive into the bible stories. Find the videos at: http://www.firstlutherangalveston.com/kids-mission.

Also, click here to see all of our archived Kids Mission videos!

Contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com for supplies.

Help Our Music Class- Give Us Your Trash! 
Ms. Scheuerman‚Äôs Music Class is going back to the music room! Due to social distancing, our class will look and operate much differently. We only have a certain number of instruments and a small amount of time to clean in between classes. We are requesting donations to fill in ‚Äúalternative‚ÄĚ noise makers so we can continue to make music while our ‚Äúreal‚ÄĚ instruments are taking a break.¬†

Want to help? Look for the following objects and consider donating them to Ms. Scheuerman’s classroom: 

-Old Wrenches, Allen Wrenches and Drill Bits (various sizes), metal utensils 

-Old (Clean) plastic or rubber tubing, such as aquarium tubing 

-(Clean) Glass jars with lids 

-Plastic shims or plastic combs 

-Chopsticks 

-Dry Rice and Beans 

-Egg Crate foam or acoustic foam 

-Coffee Cans (with and without lids) 

-Small film containers or small Tupperware containers with lids 

-Plastic Cat Litter containers 

If you would like to donate any of the items listed above, please contact kelseyscheuerman@gmail.com 

Virtual Bible Study ‚Äď Reading Through Galatians

Join Pastor Rhoades virtually on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm to read through and study Galatians. Please sign up by reaching out to the church office or Pastor Rhoades. Pastor will send you the link and also provide digital materials to assist in the study. Sign up now!

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. 

Mask Up!

As the pandemic continues to churn in our world, First Lutheran continues to require that masks be worn and kept on during worship services or other events at the church. Those leading worship in chancel will removed their masks while speaking so as to provide clear communication for both those worshipping in person and those on line. Otherwise, everyone is required to keep their mask over their mouth and nose.¬†Please be vigilant and encouraging to one another in observing this for the safety of all. The reality is that case numbers are rising ‚Äď hopefully we can help lower those numbers and keep things moving.

HOME Holy Communion Package: As we have entered into a time of observing weekly communion virtually in our homes, you may contact the Church Office to receive a package of wafers for the celebration of Holy Communion. A bag with a month’s supply will be brought out to your car while observing safe practices. Luther reminds us that the sacrament is valid when we trust the promise of Christ in the sacrament. And, as we confess belief in the communion of saints, we trust God’s presence in our virtual gatherings for worship. Please contact the Church Office as 409-762-8477 to arrange for your package of wafers.

Offering  $1765 2/21/2021

                $1030 2/14/2021


Attendance  

- In-person: 70

- Virtually Online:

  Ash Wednesday Service: 107 views

  Sunday Worship Service: 89 views

  Sermon: 32 views

  Children's Message: 84 views

  Narthex TV Announcements: 44 views

  Bible Time Travel

      Lesson 5: (To Be Posted on Facebook Tonight)

      Lesson 4: 33 views

      Lesson 3: 42 views

      Lesson 2: 30 views

      Lesson 1: 136 views

This Week’s Birthdays

Jeanie Doreck 16th

Cindy Agrella 17th

Cathy Carter 18th

Natalie Henson 19th

Nataliya Negrini 19th

Chris Norberg 21st

Renee Rice 21st

Liz Aguirre 23rd

Jamie Coles 25th

Kathy Zimmerman 26th

John Stewart 27th

Bobby Stockfleth 27th

Joe Henderson 28th

Janice Schaper 28th


Anniversaries

Jim and Laura Lewis 15th

Jack and Liz Bennett 18th

Joe and Shirley Byers 25th

Eddie and Linda Miranda 26th

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