Jesus Returns Got your attention? The historic statue of Jesus has been fully restored and is ready for permanent placement in the main entrance of the church. BUT some work is needed to finish the location of the statue. We are seeking $1500 for stone work and finishing work needed to prepare the location for this beautiful statue. If you are able to help, please mark your donation “Statue” in the memo line.  Once the site work is completed, a formal re-dedication of the statue will be celebrated with the congregation.

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

THANK YOU to the Men’s Club for the Take Out/Delivery Gumbo Dinner on March 28th!  Thank you to those who ordered Gumbo too!

Plumbing Supplies St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Fridley, MN has provided plumbing supplies to help families recover in the aftermath of the freeze. If you or someone you know needs plumbing supplies, contact the Church Office.

Bible Time Travel Lesson 11 is now available! Later this week, we will also post a special Holy Week lesson that reads the stories of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Kids from K-6 will enjoy weekly videos that help them dive into the bible stories. Find the videos at:  Contact for lesson supplies.

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.

Help The Massai! Appeal Update: THANK YOU! Because of your generosity, ALL 6 Massai girls will be able to continue in school for this academic year!  THANK YOU for your support of this important life changing effort.

Offering  $15,783 (From all Easter services and online giving)

- In-person:  64 (4/1), 92 (4/2), 32 (4/3), 299 (4/4) 
- Virtually Online:
  Maundy Thursday Services: 329 
  Good Friday Services: 272
  Easter Vigil Service: 67 views
  Easter Sunday Worship Services: 373 views
  Bible Time Travel
      Lesson 11: 108
      Bonus Lesson: 4 views
      Lesson 10: 120 views
      Lesson 9: 54 views
      Lesson 8: 71 views
      Lesson 7: 61 views
      Lesson 6: 55 views
      Lesson 5: 21 views
      Lesson 4: 33 views
      Lesson 3: 42 views
      Lesson 2: 30 views
      Lesson 1: 136 views
This Week’s Birthdays
Bowen Busking 5th
Mary Gillane 5th
Khole Albakari 6th
Nancy Stephenson 6th
Helga Garcia 7th
Merrijo Shaffer 7th
Christi Wendt 9th
Carolyn Hill 10th
Sydney Moon 10th
Noah Rice 10th
Janis Layer 11th

Paul and Christi Wendt 9th