WEEKLY NEWS
October 21, 2019


"God doesn't need your good works. Your neighbor does!"  - Martin Luther

- The Evangelism Team


SOCKTOBER Sock Drive - The Hunt Is On. The Mission Team would like to ask our members to take part in our annual Sock Drive. There are many men and women that need socks to keep their feet warm and dry as it gets cold. Please be a part of our "continuous sharing congregation" and drop off socks in either the bin in the Narthex or in the Fellowship Hallway.


All Saints Sunday Preparations Each year we remember those who have died in the last twelve months. During the worship we will list out put members who have died and light individual candles in preparation for All Saints we invite you to turn in the names of those who have died in the last year that you would like to have remembered we will have a display in the narthex we're pictures may be clipped onto a mesh background as we remember the cloud of witnesses that surround us.

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

Veterans Day Preparations - Your help is needed!  We are seeking to compile a comprehensive list of those who have served in the armed services of our nation.  Please turn in the names of veterans and active duty individuals to the Church Office.  We would like to know the name, the years of service (for example 1971-1974), and if the person served in a time of conflict/war.  We will be recognizing our veterans on Saturday, November 9 and Sunday, November 10 (There will be a congregational dinner following the Sunday service in honor of our Veterans and in honor of Martin Luther’s 536th Birthday!

THANK YOU to everyone who helped to make the 38th Island Oktoberfest such a wonder event!  Your prayers, hard work, and joyous attitudes helped to make the event a gift for our island!
 
Congregational Dinner – Come one! Come all!  The Parish Life Team will be hosting a meal in honor of our veterans and in honor of Martin Luther’s 536th birthday on Sunday, November 10th following the Sunday worship service in the Parish Hall.  Everyone is invited to this fellowship opportunity!  There will be cake for Luther’s birthday!
 
Galveston Community Thanksgiving Celebration Plan now to attend the celebration event on Sunday, November 17th at Trinity Episcopal at 4:00 pm.  This event is hosted by the Galveston Ministerial Association.
 
Christmas is Coming – It is not to early to think about ordering a poinsettia in honor or in memory of someone to adorn the sanctuary for the Christmas services! 

Attendance

Saturday – 39
Sunday – 140

Offering $5517
 
This Week’s Birthdays
Nancy Wegner 21st
Autumn Marchesini 22nd
Ava Marchesini 22nd
Teri Tillotson 22nd
Betty Dunquez 23rd
Kelsey Scheuermann 24th
Misty Coles 25th
Mikayla Crews 26th
Brandon Worthen 27th
Edie Frye 27th
Holly Holmes 27th

Anniversaries
Mark & Leisel Dell'Osso 24th

This Week at First Lutheran
Friday - Oktoberfest, 5:00pm
Saturday - Oktoberfest, 11:00am
Sunday – Polka Holy Communion, 10:00am