WEEKLY NEWS
April 29, 2019


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

- The Evangelism Team
 

The Men’s Club will have their monthly Meeting TONIGHT at 7pm.

Servolution, May 4th This will be a day for First Lutheran to give back and serve our community.  We will be visiting the Gulf Health Care Center at 3792 Cove View Blvd.  We will meet on Saturday, May 4th at 9:45 am in the entry.  At this time, we will divide into groups and each group will be given a list of patients to visit. Thank you to our talented parishioners who have offered crocheted lap throws to be given out that day. Please sign up in the Nartex if you will be attending.
Thank you,
Brenda Concienne
409-370-6119

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.

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  In order for Naomi Lopina to attend classes for the 2019 School year, she needs our assistance with her school fees at the Namnyaki Secondary School in Iringa, Tanzania.  Disowned by her father for refusing to enter an arranged marriage with an older man with our help she will be able to continue her studies. Please make your checks payable to First Lutheran and earmark them for Naomi, place them in the offering place or mail to the church office.

Attendance 
Saturday – 29
Sunday – 110

Offering 
Offering – $3,602
Online Giving – $748
 
This Week’s Birthdays
Nancy Maser, April, 29th
Evelyn Watkins, April 30th
Jarrod Tetley, 1st
Brenda Concienne, 2nd
Mary Scott, 2nd

Anniversaries
Robert & Theresa Boysen, 4th
Scott & René Rice, 5th
 

This Week at First Lutheran

Monday – Men’s Club Meeting 7pm
Tuesday – Visitation for Bobby Swannegan, 10am
                Celebration of Life Service, 11am
Tuesday – Joyful Noise Recorders Practice, 6:30pm
Wednesday – Theoloy Class 10am
Friday – Wedding Rehearsal Goldsboro/Beran, 5:30pm
Saturday – Servolution at Gulf Health Care, 9:45am
Saturday – Wedding Goldsboro/Beran, 1pm
Saturday – Holy Communion, 5:30pm