New Members Classes Pastor Rhoades will be gathering those interested in becoming members of First Lutheran for a three session class beginning March 14 following the worship service in the main sanctuary. The sessions will last approximately 1 hour and will be held March 14, 21 and 28. New Members will be received on Easter Sunday (April 4) during the worship service. If interested please contact Pastor Rhoades or the Church Office. If you would prefer a virtual setting let us know!
Ash Wednesday – February 17 Plan now to observe Ash Wednesday, the beginning of Lent, either in person or virtually. Worship gatherings will occur at 12 noon and 6:30 pm. Because of COVID-19, we will not be using actual ashes (there is no safe way of imposing ashes in a pandemic), we have created a special sticker in place of the ashes for 2021. This sticker can be worn on Ash Wednesday then placed in a prominent location for the remainder of Lent as a daily reminder. If you are not able to attend in person on Ash Wednesday the sticker can be picked up in the Church Office or mailed to you. Please call the Church Office to arrange for this opportunity. Deadline for mailing stickers is February 12th so that they are delivered in time for Ash Wednesday.
The Evangelism Team will be selling yard crosses beginning Ash Wednesday. The cross is white and has "He is Risen" printed on them. Be on the lookout for the Evangelism Team selling these in the Narthex.
Preparing for Lent You are invited to find a clay pot to place in a special location in your home or work space for the season of Lent. Our theme for Lent 2021 is “We have this treasure in clay jars” (2 Corinthians 4:7) – yet, how often might we feel more like a cracked pot? During Lent we will be exploring how God uses fragile and sometimes broken clay jars to carry the love of God into this world. Each day in Lent a special Facebook post will go out highlighting a “fragile clay jar” that God has used to do amazing things. On Wednesdays in Lent we will focus on specific individuals in the Bible who lived out being fragile clay jars and changed the world. So too, God has poured such love into you to carry into the world.
Bach Society Concert will be at 3:30pm on February 20, 2021.The concert is open to the public. A free will offering of $5-$10 will be appreciated.
Bible Time Travel Lesson 3 is now available! Kids from K-6 will enjoy weekly videos that help them dive into the bible stories. Find the videos at: http://www.firstlutherangalveston.com/kids-mission.
Also, click here to see all of our archived Kids Mission videos!
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The Mission Team Our Coat, Blanket and Socks Drive continues through February 12th. We will have a box in the hall by the Main Office. These will be given to Christus Daily Bread to help those who are less fortunate or those going through hard times right now. We are taking new or nice, clean used items so this is a good time to clean out your closets!!
Virtual Bible Study – Reading Through Galatians
Join Pastor Rhoades virtually on Tuesday evenings at 6:30pm to read through and study Galatians. Please sign up by reaching out to the church office or Pastor Rhoades. Pastor will send you the link and also provide digital materials to assist in the study. Sign up now!
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.
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: As we have entered into a time of observing weekly communion virtually in our homes, you may contact the Church Office to receive a package of wafers for the celebration of Holy Communion. A bag with a month’s supply will be brought out to your car while observing safe practices. Luther reminds us that the sacrament is valid when we trust the promise of Christ in the sacrament. And, as we confess belief in the communion of saints, we trust God’s presence in our virtual gatherings for worship. Please contact the Church Office as 409-762-8477 to arrange for your package of wafers.
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