WEEKLY NEWS
July 6, 2020

In Person Worship Is Suspended  - The Church Council, after studying the information from the Galveston County Health District, has suspended in person worship until further notice.

Wanting Wednesdays – Join in eating simply on Wednesdays so that others may eat.  Intentionally eat a simple meals on Wednesdays and contribute what you would have spent on a more robust meal to Feed Galveston. If each week’s amount was $1 and 50 folks do this for just a month – it would yield over 600 servings of healthy food for a hungry person!  Will you join in helping feed our hungry neighbors?

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.

HIGHEST ELECTRIC BILL MONTHS: THANK YOU for your continuing support of the ministries of First Lutheran Church! Your offerings and tithes are sustaining the ministry of the congregation through this pandemic. The summer months bring the highest electric bills for the year. The air conditioning is not running as much as a regular summer, but still the bill increases (we do maintain a certain level of air conditioning in the main sanctuary because of our two pipe organs.) Your financial support is essential this summer. THANK YOUfor your generosity!

39th Annual Island Oktoberfest News: The Oktoberfest Board is still planning for the upcoming festival – but there is great uncertainty if we will actually be able to have the Oktoberfest. Because of COVID-19 the city may not issue a permit for the event. Indeed, the safety of our community comes first.  Please watch for updates.

Virtual Theology on Tap Wednesday at 7PM, young adults between 21 and 39 are welcome to join us for a devotion and time to socialize. For any more information or questions, contact Emily@firstlutherangalveston.com.
 
Virtual College Devotion Thursdays at 7PM, for current college students to share a devotion and play games. For more information, please contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com 

Emily’s Virtual Office Hours Saturday from 1-2PM, come to chat with Emily or talk about ministry ideas. To schedule an appointment, email emily@firstlutherangalveston.com

Offering $ 7203

Attendance 

 - in person (  Sunday,  Saturday)

- virtually online: 71 video views 

This Week’s Birthdays

Shane Parler 6th

Dennis Broughton 7th

Ken Maser 7th

Dalton Miller 9th

Gerald Schaub 9th

Katherine Schmidt 9th

Shirley Byers 10th

Katherine Gerald 10th

Paul Martin 10th

Katherine Wyman 11th

Stella Ryan  12th

Anniversaries

Rick & Sharmi Watkins 8th

Mike & Tracey Geml 11th