Jesus Returns Got your attention? THANK YOU! A generous donation was received this past week to provide for the stone work and finishing needed for the placement of the historic Jesus statue. THANK YOU!

Mother’s Day Booklet – Is there a mom in your life that you would like to celebrate this year? Consider putting her name in our Mother’s Day Booklet. All contributions to this project will help send youth from our church the ELCA’s National Youth Gathering. We need your mother’s name, a 2-3 sentence message for/about her, her favorite flower (so we can put a picture of it), and $10. You can pay this amount by cash, check, or online, but please make sure to put a memo that it is for the “Mother’s Day Booklet”. Send your details to

Virtual Church Membership Have you connected with First Lutheran, Galveston online and desire to become a member of the congregation?  In this new world of digital connections, let’s talk about what membership in First Lutheran looks like when you are not geographically near to Galveston. If interested in this conversation, contact Pastor Rhoades at .
Bible Study Opportunity Join Pastor Rhoades in reading the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah beginning Tuesday, April 27. This is a virtual study time – meaning you can log in from wherever you may be! Log in from the lab. Log in from home. Log in from Chile. Log in from wherever!  Sign-up to receive the link to join the study! (All material provided by Pastor Rhoades)
Divine Drama Study Resumes. Interrupted by the pandemic, the Divine Drama study group will re-gather and finish this portion of their study of the scriptures. The group will resume at 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 25th in the Parish Hall!

The Mission Team is offering you an opportunity to help a very special group here on Galveston Island. Since 1953, the Sunshine Center has served individuals with developmental disabilities, with a focus on the motto " disability does not mean inability ". 

We are again partnering with them to supply their clients with needed art supplies. Their wish list contains basic items that can be picked up at the grocery store or Walmart. Monetary gifts will be used to purchase specialty items for art, ceramic and exercise classes. Checks can be made out to First Lutheran with Sunshine Center in the memo line. Art supplies can be dropped off at church in the designated boxes from April 4th to May 9th

Small paint brushes
Pastel pencils
Acrylic paint
Modge Podge
Construction paper
2" masking tape
Colored pencils
Water color pencil
Glue sticks
Scrapbooking supplies
Crafting kits
Thank you from The Mission Team!

Feed Galveston is packaging 50,000 meals on April 24th from 9-5 in the Lyceum. We have two hour shifts available and are seeking volunteers. To learn more about this ministry or to sign up for a shift, please contact

Worship Virtually – Sundays 10:00 am


Worship Safely In Person – Sundays 10:00 am

You are encouraged to join in worship either safely in person or virtually every Sunday. 

Mask Up!
As the pandemic continues to churn in our world, First Lutheran continues to require that masks be worn and kept on during worship services or other events at the church. Those leading worship in chancel will removed their masks while speaking so as to provide clear communication for both those worshipping in person and those on line. Otherwise, everyone is required to keep their mask over their mouth and nose. Please be vigilant and encouraging to one another in observing this for the safety of all. The reality is that case numbers are rising – hopefully we can help lower those numbers and keep things moving.

HOME Holy Communion Package: If you need home communion supplies as you worship virtually, please contact the Church Office as 409-762-8477 to arrange for your package of wafers.

Offering  $ 8799

- In-person:  75
- Virtually Online:
  Sermon: 101 views
  Worship Service: 147 views
This Week’s Birthdays
Leslie Blacketer 12th
Carla Sanborn-Jones 12th
Diane Pena 13th
Taylor Williams 13th
Hunter Haupt 15th
Barbara Krider 15th
Paula Castonguay 16th
Kodiak Cox 17th
Phyliss Ahern 18th

Roger and Theresa Low 15th
Mark and Nadine Murphy 18th