Wednesday Communion The sanctuary will be open for prayer and reflection Wednesday, January 6 from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm. A Brief service of Holy Communion will be offered at 3:00 pm. This opportunity offers a safe space for those not comfortable in a weekend worship service with higher attendance. Safety protocols are observed.
Annual Meeting of the Congregation Join us following the Sunday morning worship service on January 17 in the main sanctuary for the Annual Meeting. The Agenda includes adoption of the 2021 budget, election of one new Church Council member and election of voting members to the 2021 Texas Louisiana Gulf Coast Synod Assembly (a virtual/digital gathering).
Family Sunday will be on Jan 24th at 11am (right after worship ends). This group is for families with children from Pre-K to 6 grade. It will gather in-person (fellowship hall) and virtually. This month, the group will kick off a new round of virtual Faith Formation lessons: Bible Time Travel. Please RSVP to email@example.com by Jan 17.
The Mission Team would like to thank all of you who supported the ELCA World Hunger Advent Tree. Your generosity during this Christmas “Time of Giving” will help so many less fortunate. Fifty-five items were purchased amounting to approximately $2,277.
The Mission Team wish all of you a Merry Christmas and Happy 2021 New Year!!
Donna Spencer, Donna Martin, Jim Gainer, Brenda Concienne
Virtual Bible Study – Reading Through Amos
Join Pastor Rhoades virtually on Tuesday evenings beginning January 19, to read through and study the Old Testament prophet Amos. The study includes study notes and conversation as to what God is saying through the prophet and what it means today for God’s people. Please sign-up to be included in the study! Participants will receive the notes via email and an invite to the weekly online gathering. 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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