After Oktoberfest Thank You Fellowship Meal You are invited to a fellowship meal following worship on Sunday, November 14 in the Parish Hall. Pastor Rhoades will be cooking a simple soup lunch for the congregation. Please come for some great fellowship and food!

Join us for Hope for the Holidays, on Nov 14th after Oktoberfest soups. Hope for the Holidays is a LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services) program. On the 14th, we will write cards for families and children who are spending Christmas behind bars. This program seeks to inspire hope, following the example of how Christ offered hope through His birth and teachings. These Christmas cards will remind our neighbors that we haven't forgotten them. Want to do more? To buy Christmas presents for immigrant children, you can make a financial donation here:

Kid's Chairs for sale! FLC has more wooden children's chairs than we can use so we are opening them up for the congregation. Each chair will be $20 and all proceeds will help send FLC's youth to the the National Youth Gathering this summer. You can pay with cash, check, or online. See the youth on Sunday in the Narthex to purchase your chairs. For questions, email

FLY (First Lutheran Youth) gathering Nov 14th at 2-4PM. Middle and High schoolers are invited to gather for snacks, bible study and games. This month, we will talk about God’s “Boundless Forgiveness”. If your youth can attend, RSVP to 

Feeding 150 is our campaign to raise the last $1500 needed for Feed Galveston. These funds will make it possible to meet our goal of packaging 150,000 servings of food in 2021. We are asking for gifts that celebrate the number 150, such as $150, $50, or $1.50. Please prayerfully consider how God is calling you to be part of Feed Galveston. To donate, go to 

Share Your Holidays Food Drive Our neighbors are hungry!  Which ones? At least 15% of our neighbors are food insecure on any given day of the year.  We can make a difference by collecting non-perishable food items and bringing them to the church for the Share Your Holidays Food Drive. These items will be collected through out November and will be delivered to Ball High School on Wednesday, Dec. 1 for the community gathering.  (Feed Galveston will also be packaging 50,000 servings of food in the Ball High School library! That same day – all high school volunteers.) Pick up a grocery bag at the church to help collect items or deposit your items in the food collection boxes in the Parish Hall building and the Narthex.

2 Organs, 4 Hands, 4 Feet" : Hold the Date: The Bach Society of Houston will offer an organ spectacular on Saturday, November 13, at 3:30 pm in the main sanctuary of Frist Lutheran. "2 Organs, 4 Hands, 4 Feet" will be offered in memory of Harold Matthias, a former member of Christ the King Lutheran, Houston, and a descendant of First Lutheran, Galveston. This will be a fun celebratory spectacular for all ages.

Join the Joyful Noise Music Ministry! Looking for something new in the fall? Consider giving Joyful Noise a try! We are looking for new singers and instrumentalists to join our ministry! We welcome beginners to experts, the young and the young at heart and everyone in between!

  • Sing with the choir! We rehearse after the worship service on certain Sundays
  • Play with the strings group! We practice before worship on certain Sundays
  • Ring with the Handbell Choir! We practice on Sunday afternoons.

Click to see our schedule and talk to Kelsey about sitting in on a rehearsal!

*NEW to FALL 2021* Joyful Noise Junior is open to kids ages 8-16! We will rehearse once a month and lead the worship service! We will present a combination of singing and instrument playing! Our rehearsals are after the worship service on certain Sundays. More information to follow!  Interested? Talk to Kelsey:

Ladies Game Day - Join the fun on the 3rd Tuesday of each month. All ladies are welcome and you can bring a friend.  If you need a ride contact Kay Tucker.  

Wednesday Evening Worship 6:30 pm in the Main Sanctuary, a midweek worship service with Holy Communion. Come and try it out! Gather with your church family in worship - midweek.


Worship Virtually – Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person – Sundays 10:00 am and Wednesdays 6:30pm

You are encouraged to join in worship either safely in person or virtually every Sunday. 

The Church Council reviewed the COVID-19 numbers for Galveston and Galveston County and changes the policy to masks are highly recommended if you are not vaccinated. This change reflects that we have seen a decrease in the numbers of hospitalized and positive individuals in our county. Please be mindful of the most vulnerable in our midst, as children under the age of 12 are not eligible for the vaccine at this time.

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.

Offering  $5358


- In-person: 108

- In-person Wednesday: 5

- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):

  Children's Message: 62 views 
  Sermon:  89 views
  Worship Service: 159 views 
  Prelude Music By JuBELLation: 131 views
  All Saints Video: 227 views 
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Jeanette Flick 8th
  • Anna Gerald 8th
  • Sarah Kirkpatrick 8th
  • Emie McCoy 8th
  • Alan Rutledge 8th
  • Liberty Cox 9th
  • James Austin 10th
  • Pam Stevens 10th
  • Noel Spencer 11th
  • Alyce Rac 12th
  • Brandon Wiltse 13th
  • Jennifer Cooper 14th
  • Ann Moreau 14th


  • Trey and Jessica Kirkpatrick 9th
  • Randy and Liz Plain 11th
  • Jeremy and Tiffany Heallen 13th