In Person Worship Is Suspended  - The Church Council, after studying the information from the Galveston County Health District, has suspended in person worship until further notice.

Cookies for Galveston Police and Fire folk During this time of pandemic, those serving on the frontlines of our community are enduring even more stress. As a small token of support and encouragement, join in baking homemade cookies for our beloved Galveston Police and Fire Department folk.  Bake your cookies and drop them at the church by TODAY.  Packagers will box them up and deliver them to the stations TOMORROW.  Let’s offer our support and encouragement to our first responders!

Wanting Wednesdays – Join in eating simply on Wednesdays so that others may eat.  Intentionally eat a simple meals on Wednesdays and contribute what you would have spent on a more robust meal to Feed Galveston. If each week’s amount was $1 and 50 folks do this for just a month – it would yield over 600 servings of healthy food for a hungry person!  Will you join in helping feed our hungry neighbors?

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.

Blood Drive The Galveston Seafarers Center is planning a blood drive on Friday, July 31st. For information, contact Jim Lewis at manager@galvestonseafarerscenter.org

HIGHEST ELECTRIC BILL MONTHS: THANK YOU for your continuing support of the ministries of First Lutheran Church! Your offerings and tithes are sustaining the ministry of the congregation through this pandemic. The summer months bring the highest electric bills for the year. The air conditioning is not running as much as a regular summer, but still the bill increases (we do maintain a certain level of air conditioning in the main sanctuary because of our two pipe organs.) Your financial support is essential this summer. THANK YOUfor your generosity!

Father’s Day Booklet’s available to pickup in the church office. Thank you to everyone who contributed to this fundraiser to send our high schoolers to the ELCA’s National Youth Gathering! And happy Father’s Day to all these wonderful dads. Feel free to stop by the office to pick up your book any time between 9AM and 4PM, Monday-Friday.

Virtual Theology on Tap Wednesday at 7PM, young adults between 21 and 39 are welcome to join us for a devotion and time to socialize. For any more information or questions, contact Emily@firstlutherangalveston.com.
 
Virtual College Devotion Thursdays at 7PM, for current college students to share a devotion and play games. For more information, please contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com 

Emily’s Virtual Office Hours Saturday from 1-2PM, come to chat with Emily or talk about ministry ideas. To schedule an appointment, email emily@firstlutherangalveston.com

Offering $3443


Attendance  - in person (  Sunday,  Saturday)
- virtually online: 90 Worship Service, 18 Gospel Reading/Sermon 

This Week’s Birthdays
Carol Hasserd 27th
Susan Schultz 27th
Brad Cox 29th
Dallas Stakes 29th
Maddison Crutchfield 30th
Fred Huddleston 30th
Norbert Kurtz 30th
Mike Geml 31st
Justina Boysen 1st
Lindsey Getty 1st
Bianca Haupt 1st
Amanda Coles 2nd
Jeffrey Peterson 2nd


Anniversaries
Doug and Mary Lee Guthier 27th
Sluggo and Dodie Thiem 27th