Christians Sympathy is expressed to Enrique Barrientos upon the death of his father Miguel Barrientos at age 91 on March 11th in Bastrop, TX.

Chicken Gumbo Take Out Dinner – Sunday, March 28!
The Men’s Club will be cooking for the first time since the pandemic began! Eager to put their culinary skills to work, they are cooking Chicken Gumbo and Garlic Bread for TAKE OUT ONLY - DELIVERIES ARE AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST. The recommendation donation is $8 for a 16 ounce container of  gumbo and garlic bread.  PRE-ORDERS are necessary! Sign-up today. When signing up state how many containers you want to pick up. Pick up will be following the Sunday worship service on March, 28 (Palm Sunday).

Easter Lillies - Sign up sheet is in the Narthex and the cost is $18.  You can also call the church office to sign up if you need to.

Easter eggs and candy needed for the annual Easter Egg Hunt! If possible, we would love eggs that already have candy inside to save our volunteers some time. Please drop off supplies no later than Sunday, March 28th.

THANK YOU! Through your generosity $7,200 was donated to Feed Galveston to help provide healthy food for our food insecure neighbors. Feed Galveston packaging event April 24th starting at 9am. This event will be held in the Lyceum of Galveston. Call the church office or email to sign up for a 2 hour shift.

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.

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!

The Evangelism Team are selling yard crosses for $10 each Sunday in the Narthex. 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.

Lent 2021 Journeying together to Easter, we are exploring that “we have this treasure in clay jars” (2 Corinthians 4:7). Join the journey in worship on Sundays at 10:00 am and Wednesdays at 12 noon or online. Watch for our daily Facebook posts of “clay jars” that God has filled to make a difference in the world!

Plan your worship attendance for Holy Week:
March 28   Palm/Passion Sunday  10:00 am 
April 1        Maundy Thursday        12: 00 noon and 6:30 pm
April 2        Good Friday                 12:00 noon and 6:30 pm
April 3        Easter Vigil                    6:30 pm
April 4        Resurrection of our Lord   8:00 am and 10:00 am
* Easter egg Hung following the 10 am worship

Bible Time Travel Lesson 8 is now available! Kids from K-6 will enjoy weekly videos that help them dive into the bible stories. Find the videos at:
Also, click here to see all of our archived Kids Mission videos!
Contact for 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! In helping others to get an education to better themselves, The Mission Team, is asking you to help girls in Massai with donations to pay for their school fees. The cost is $600 per student. Attending school keeps these girls, at an early age, from being given into marriage by their fathers for something in return. Naomi graduated in Tanzania because of your generosity. If you can donate any amount, this will help these girls achieve their dreams. Brandi will be accepting our donations in the church office.  We can make a difference in others’ futures.  Thank you!!

Offering  $5719

- In-person: 89
- Virtually Online:
  Lent Wednesday Service: 62 views, Homily: 89 views
  Sunday Worship Service: 124 views
  Sermon: 98 views
  Children's Message: 44 views
  Bible Time Travel
      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
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