WEEKLY NEWS
May 26, 2020

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Resuming In Person Worship – May 30 at 5:30 pm and May 31 at 10:00 am – WHAT TO EXPECT
The Church Council voted to resume in person worship with the following expectations:

  1. Everyone will sanitize their hands when entering the buildings. Hand sanitizer stations are located at entrances.
  2. Everyone will be required to wear a mask in the buildings. 
  3. Social distancing will be practiced. (you may be seated with those you came with – otherwise maintain a distance of 6 feet).
  4. Surfaces will be sanitized after services.

These simple and doable practices follow the CDC guidelines for re-opening as well as the guidelines set forth by Governor Abbott. Note that everyone must follow these guidelines. (The staff will not be required to wear masks when alone in their offices).
 
ALSO: those above age 65 and those with underlying health conditions may not be able to return to in person worship for some time. Online virtual worship will continue to be provided. 
 
Resuming in person worship requires us to follow the best practices to lower risks of spreading the COVID-19 virus. Mitigation is the key. Sadly, outbreaks have been traced to church gatherings where these mitigation practices were not observed. THANK YOU for your support in keeping everyone safe and healthy.
 
Christians sympathy is expressed to the family of Carroll Elfstrom upon his death on May 20th. Visitation is May 26th at Malloy and Son Funeral home beginning at 5:00 pm. A funeral service will be held at First Lutheran at 10:00 am Wednesday, May 27th.

Celebrate Dad and Support the 2021 National Youth Gathering by putting your dad’s name in our Father’s Day Booklet! To honor your dad (granddad, stepdad, foster dad, or any other dad), send his name and a 2-3 sentence message to emily@firstlutherangalveston.com. Then send your $10 (per dad) to the church by check, cash, or online payment. Please make a memo that your payment this is for the “father’s day booklet.” All funds will be used to help send our youth to the ELCA’s National Youth Gathering next summer.

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. THANK YOU for your generosity!
 
Our Daily Bread NEEDS Our Help: The number of homeless or struggling neighbors has increased during this pandemic. Currently Our Daily Bread needs new men’s underwear, tennis shoes, and travel sized personal deodorants to distribute to those in need. Donations for their food ministry are also deeply appreciated. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Our Daily Bread to see how you can become involved. (409) 765-6971

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: Friday at 7PM, all current college students (and recent high school grads on their way to college) are invited to join us for a devotion and games. For more information, 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 $5533

Attendance

Yesterday, we had 97 online views of our worship service video. In the past 7 days, our 

Facebook page

 has reached 716 people. 

This Week’s Birthdays

Cheryl Stein 25th

Clay Lewis 26th

John Adams 27th

Sue Rice 27th

Katherine Stevens 28th

Joyce Ekelund 29th

Haile Hernandez 31st

Lou Muller 31st

Anniversaries

Keith & Joyce Folzman 26th

Donnie & Carolyn Hill 27th

John & Wendy Marchesini 28th