Are you a Thrivent member? If so, are you aware that twice a year you can apply for $250 Action Team grants through Thrivent? These are used to help with events or donations sponsored by First Lutheran Church? Instead of losing the $500 per year, you can be participating in Thrivent’s generosity program to help communities and causes. Will you be a good steward of God’s gift?  If you have any questions, you can call: Donna Spencer at (713) 816-3338 or Brenda Concienne at (408) 370-6119.  
Thank you from the Mission Team.

Magazines Needed - UTMB is now accepting magazines again. Instead of throwing old magazines away consider donating them. The bin will be back in the Narthex to collect them in. Jack Danner will take them and distribute them where they are needed.

Property Team is looking for several folks to join our team. We as a team maintain the Church and Parish House property, when things break we are the ones called on to repair. The latest project is waterproofing the limestone on the exterior of the Church which is going to take several weekends or late evenings to complete. This team has a big project coming up in the near future, once the Sanctuary team makes decisions on the path forward for the interior of the Church. We will acquire the bids, present them and once approved will follow through with the contractors to make sure the contract is fulfilled. It is time to give Dennis Broughton  and Paul Martin a break from chasing leaks, meeting with contractors, pulling wire, climbing ladders, and whatever else they have done over the last several years.  If you like challenges, you do not need to have skills, just the need to help out. Please consider joining the property team. If you are interested talk to Paul, Dennis or I. I am the one tooling around on the knee scooter since I obviously do not have skills to calculate the amount of bolts it takes to hold up an attic stairway.  Jim Gainer(409) 771-0712

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!

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)

Pentecost is Coming! On May 23rd we will celebrate the festival of Pentecost and with this we will be hosting a children’s procession as part of the entrance to the worship service. Also on this day we will observe the Rite of confirmation for our confirmands who have completed two years of study.  Wear red, orange or yellow in honor of the day!

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.

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- In-person:  94
- Virtually Online:
  Children's Message: 41 views
  Sermon: 119 views
  Worship Service: 111 views
This Week’s Birthdays
Kathie Alexander 5th
Robert Haupt 6th
Ted Nugent 6th
Sandra Tetley 6th
Barb Elliot 9th
Ryan Gainer 9th
Corinne Rhoades 9th

David and Carol Beran 4th
Robert and Theresa Boysen 4th
Scott and Renee Rice 5th