Mother’s Day Booklet – Is there a special woman in your life that you would like to honor?  Perhaps your mom or grandmother, or an aunt or god mother or just a special lady who has inspired your life and faith? 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

THANK YOU! Feed Galveston packaged over 50,000 servings of healthy and nutritious food for our neighbors in need. Because of your generosity through contributions to Feed Galveston and volunteering neighbors in need will have food to eat. If you would like to keep making a difference, please contribute toward our next Feed Galveston packaging event (hopefully to be held in September). Every dollar donated supports this mission!

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!

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)

Pentecost is Coming! On May 23rd we will celebrate the festival of Pentecost and with this we will be hosting a children’s procession as part of the entrance to the worship service. Also on this day we will observe the Rite of confirmation for our confirmands who have completed two years of study.  Wear red, orange or yellow in honor of the day!

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  $3708

- In-person:  105
- Virtually Online:
  Children's Message: 55 views
  Sermon: 111 views
  Worship Service:163 views
This Week’s Birthdays
Katelynn Boysen 27th
Nancy Maser 29th
Evelyn Watkins 30th
Jarrod Tetley 1st
Brenda Concienne 2nd
Mary Scott 2nd

Dick and Kathie Alexander 1st