August 19, 2019

Love God?
Love Your Neighbor.

- The Evangelism Team

Blessing of the Backpacks is THIS Saturday and Sunday during the worship services. 

Join us for Coneys and Cones this Sunday after worship service! This is a popular annual event featuring chili dogs with all the trimmings and delicious ice cream is sponsored by the Men's Club in the Fellowship Hall. A donation of $8 is requested.

Join in "God’s Work. Our Hands." Weekend 2019! The Missions Team invites you to join in this ELCA-wide event by helping us beautify our church grounds.  We need as many volunteers as able to help us weed the garden beds,  trim the plants, sweep and clean up the alley way and clean up around the church yard.  Join us Saturday, September 7 from 9:00 am – 12 Noon!  Bring your own gloves and tools you think you will need.  Let’s beautify our property to help beautify our neighborhood! Parish Life will be providing drinks and snacks. Any questions, call Brenda Concienne at 409-370-6119.

Thank You! The Mission team would like to thank you for your kind donations for Sunshine Center. Your generosity and thoughtfulness was so greatly appreciated by the clients and staff. Something as small as a box of fresh crayons or new markers means so much to them. While helping unload all of the bins and tubs filled with your donations one generation remarked , with a huge smile, "This is just like Christmas!"  So again a huge THANK YOU for making their day a little brighter. - The Mission Team

Glori-Anas Thank Offering Coin containers are available in the Narthex. This year’s Thank Offering will be on November 24th. 

Musicians Needed Joyful Noise - Kelsey Scheuerman is looking for a wide variety of music loving people that want to learn to:
  1. Ring bells in the JuBELLation Handbell Choir
  2. Strum the ukulele or guitar
  3. Bang a drum
  4. Play a recorder

Coffee Anyone??  During the summer time you are invited to schedule coffee times with Pastor Rhoades or Emily Billin (Minister of Missional Community)—these informal meetings will allow us to talk more and share life together more.  Please call the church office to schedule your time!
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.
Save the Date - September 21 at 2pm. Sheri Moon and Kelsey Scheuerman are hosting a Back to School Teaopen to all ages! The goal is to recruit for the church, while also supporting some of our local teachers and students. 

Saturday – 54
Sunday –  117

Offering $3443
This Week’s Birthdays

Joyce Folzman 19th
Joe Garcia 19th
Joyce Martorell 19th
Janet Choate 20th
Papi Hernandez 21st
Debbie Hopkins 23rd
Liz Plain 23rd
Raymond Zorn 24th
Jackson King 25th
Matthew King 25th

Tom & Mary Scott 21st
Douglas & Marcie Rogers 24th

This Week at First Lutheran

Saturday – Holy Communion, 5:30pm 
Sunday – Holy Communion, 10:00am