April 23, 2019

The Great Commandment of Jesus is not optional…
Love your neighbors as yourselves! 

The Evangelism Team
The Men’s Club will have their monthly Meeting on Monday, April 29th 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

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.


Maundy Thursday, 12noon – 26
Maundy Thursday – 6:30pm – 48
Good Friday, 12noon – 42
Good Friday, 6:30pm – 57
Saturday Easter Vigil – 56
Easter Sunday – 364

Offering – 
Online Giving – $1,158
This Week’s Birthdays

Dolly Thiem-Escobedo, 23rd
Jackson Glenn, 23rd
Laura Lewis, 24th
Fidel Sauceda, 24th
Carlos Peña, 25th
Bill Ahern, 27th

James & Donna Agrella, 22nd

This Week at First Lutheran

Tuesday – Joyful Noise Recorders Practice, 7pm
Saturday – Holy Communion, 5:30pm