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January 18, 2022

Organ Concert - This Saturday at 3:30pm.  2 Organs, 4 Hands, 4 Feet.

Annual Congregational Meeting will take place this Sunday, on January 23rd. Please plan to attend. The meeting will take place in the sanctuary after worship. There will not be a meal with this meeting as we normally do because of the increased numbers of infections caused by the omicron variant of COVID-19. Other fellowship opportunities are being planned for later in the winter and spring.

Theology Class is delayed one week until January 26th at 9:30am. If you are interested in joining, please contact the church office. Pastor Rhoades will be leading the class with the book To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation. The cost is $15 for the book.

Courageous Kindness class will begin January 23rd at 8:45am. Brandi and Corinne will lead this women's study Sunday mornings before worship. Kindness is like stones being tossed in a pond. Each one of us will make temporary ripples when we obey God's will to be kind. If you are interested in joining, please sign up in the church office. The cost is $12 for the book.

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.  

Maasai Girls Need Tuition Support As we enter 2022, tuition is coming due for the girls we have been sponsoring in Tanzania. Pastor Paulo has asked if we can consider increasing our sponsorship to ten girls from six. Please consider if you can help in changing a girl and her family's life forever by helping provide tuition funds. From the generous giving made last year we have a head start with $1950, so we need to raise $4050.

Children's Faith Formation (CFF) will meet during worship starting on January 9th. Children (between Pre-K and 6th Grade) will go upstairs after the children's message and return during Holy Communion. Children must be signed in before worship begins (if you forget, you can step out of the service during the children's message to sign in). The sign in table can be found in the downstairs hallway. For any questions, please contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com.


Worship Virtually ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am¬†


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

Offering $ 4499

Attendance

- In-person: 89

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

  Children's Message: 58 views 
  Sermon: 130 views
  Worship Service: 119 views 
 

This Week’s Birthdays

  • Mario Ceccaci 18th
  • Brett Rutledge 19th
  • Rob Holland 20th
  • Jimmy Fundling 21st
  • Louise Miller 21st
  • Robby Boysen 22nd
  • Dylan Schultz 23rd

Anniversaries

  • John and Shereen Boysen 11th
  • Debbie and Christopher Hopkins 20th

 

January 3, 2022

Annual Congregational Meeting will take place on January 23rd. Mark your calendars and plan to attend. The meeting will take place in the sanctuary after worship. There will not be a meal with this meeting as we normally do because of the increased numbers of infections caused by the omicron variant of COVID-19. Other fellowship opportunities are being planned for later in the winter and spring.

Annual Reports Needed from Team Leaders by January 7th. Late Submissions will not make publication for the annual meeting.

Theology Class is set to begin January 19th at 9:30am. If you are interested in joining, please contact the church office. Pastor Rhoades will be leading the class with the book To the Christian Nobility of the German Nation. The cost is $15 for the book.

Courageous Kindness class will begin January 23rd at 8:45am. Brandi and Corinne will lead this women's study Sunday mornings before worship. Kindness is like stones being tossed in a pond. Each one of us will make temporary ripples when we obey God's will to be kind. If you are interested in joining, please sign up in the church office. The cost is $12 for the book.

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.  

Maasai Girls Need Tuition Support As we enter 2022, tuition is coming due for the girls we have been sponsoring in Tanzania. Pastor Paulo has asked if we can consider increasing our sponsorship to ten girls from six. Please consider if you can help in changing a girl and her family's life forever by helping provide tuition funds. From the generous giving made last year we have a head start with $1950, so we need to raise $4050.

Children's Faith Formation (CFF) will meet during worship starting on January 9th. Children (between Pre-K and 6th Grade) will go upstairs after the children's message and return during Holy Communion. Children must be signed in before worship begins (if you forget, you can step out of the service during the children's message to sign in). The sign in table can be found in the downstairs hallway. For any questions, please contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com.

College Devotion will be held in-person on Monday, Jan 10th at noon. College students will gather for food, fellowship, and devotion. To RSVP, please contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com.


Worship Virtually ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am¬†


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

Offering $ 10,121

Attendance

- In-person: 82

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

  Children's Message: 90 views 
  Sermon: 80 views
  Worship Service: 114 views 
 

This Week’s Birthdays

  • Lillian Pean 1st
  • Tom Scott 1st
  • Monica Cox 2nd
  • Marilyn Howard 4th
  • Suzane Peterson 6th
  • Robert Boysen 9th

Anniversaries

  • Earl and Paulette Gilmore 1st
  • Joe and Brenda Concienne 8th

December 20, 2021

Christmas Worship Schedule

  • Blue Christmas Worship¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Wednesday, Dec 22¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†6:30 pm
  • Christmas Eve¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† Friday, December 24¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†4:00 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Family Service with Candlelight and Holy Communion ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Friday, December 24¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†11:00 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Traditional Candlelight and Holy Communion
  • Christmas Day¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Saturday, December 25¬† ¬†10:00 am¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†A Carol Service with Holy Communion
  • Christmas 1¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†Sunday, December 26¬†¬†¬† 10:00 am¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Sunday worship

Annual Reports Needed from Team Leaders by January 7th. Late Submissions will not make publication for the annual meeting.

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.  


Worship Virtually ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am¬†


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

Offering $ 4645

Attendance

- In-person: 130

- In-person Wednesday: 4

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

  Prelude Music by the brothers King:116 views 
  Special Christmas Pageant Slideshow: 132 views
  Worship Service: 31 views 
 

Birthdays

  • Will Heidel 23rd
  • John Getty 24th
  • Bill Fullen 25th
  • Peter Kokel 25th
  • Tammy Lobaugh 25th
  • Paulette Gilmore 26th

Anniversaries

  • Willie and Diana Luna 20th
  • Charles and Barbara Alcala 21st
  • Matt and Stephanie Frye 21st

December 13, 2021

Wednesday Evening Worship Join in a midweek worship at 6:30 this Wednesday in the Sanctuary. 

Christmas Pageant THIS coming Sunday! The tradition continues as our children and youth help us prepare of Christmas by offering the annual pageant during worship on Sunday morning! Please meet in the CFF room at 9am.

FLY- Last meeting of the year December 19th at 3pm.

Operation Christmas Cookie UPDATE

  • Prayers ‚Äď pray for God‚Äôs blessing on this outreach project of grace.
  • Bakers ‚Äď start your oven! Now is the time to bake!¬† Cookies need to be at the Church by Sunday morning, December 19.
  • Packagers ‚Äď rest your feet and hands ‚Äď you will be using both to package up the cookies into boxes after worship next Sunday.
  • Delivery Agents ‚Äď be ready to pick up your delivery packages to take out Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

Thank you to the Carla Sanborn-Jones and the Evangelism Team for leading the charge and special agent Anna for helping make it happen.

Christmas Worship Schedule

  • Blue Christmas Worship¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Wednesday, Dec 22¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†6:30 pm
  • Christmas Eve¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬† Friday, December 24¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†4:00 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Family Service with Candlelight and Holy Communion ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Friday, December 24¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†11:00 pm¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Traditional Candlelight and Holy Communion
  • Christmas Day¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Saturday, December 25¬† ¬†10:00 am¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†A Carol Service with Holy Communion
  • Christmas 1¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† ¬†Sunday, December 26¬†¬†¬† 10:00 am¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Sunday worship

ELCA Good Gifts The Missions Team will be finishing up this opportunity in the Narthex on Sunday, December 19.  These simple gifts make a huge difference in the live of people serve through the ELCA Hunger Appeal across the globe… from honey bees to pigs, bibles to goats these gifts fill hearts with joy. Make sure to stop by before noon on Sunday to join in this opportunity.

Christian Sympathy is expressed to Nancy Carpenter and daughter Stephanie Carter, upon the death of husband/father Perry Carpenter on Saturday, December 11.

Annual Reports Needed from Team Leaders by January 7th. Late Submissions will not make publication for the annual meeting.

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.  


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


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

Offering $ 10,289

Attendance

- In-person: 101

- In-person Wednesday: 4

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

  Children's Message: 83 views 
  Sermon: 64 views
  Worship Service: 163 views 
 

This Week’s Birthdays

  • Terri Walker 14th
  • Dolph Tillotson 17th
  • John Nash 18th
  • Eva Scales 18th
  • Sluggo Thiem 18th

Anniversaries

 

November 29, 2021

Christian Sympathy is expressed to Theresa Low upon the death of her husband Roger Low on November 21st.

Christian Sympathy is expressed to Joe Henderson upon the death of his wife Pat Henderson on November 27th.

Wednesday Evening Advent Worship Take a break from the rush of the season by gathering for a simple time of worship on Wednesday evening’s at 6:30 pm in the main sanctuary. The service will include scripture, song and Holy Communion.

Giving Tuesday - On the heels of Black Friday and Cyber Monday, November 30th is GIVING TUESDAY. Consider making a gift to one or more of the ministries of the congregation: Fanfare Lutheran Music Academy or Feed Galveston.

Men's Club Christmas Party is December the 3rd starting at 6:30pm. Tickets are $25 and includes an open bar, meal, and fellowship. Come join the fun!

2022 Offering Envelopes IN YOUR MAIL! First Lutheran is using a new offering envelope service.

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 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 emily@firstlutherangalveston.com.

Operation Christmas Cookie signup sheets are in the Narthex. We need cookie bakers, cookie packagers, cookie deliverers, and lots of prayers. Cookies will be delivered to those who have to work on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. If you have questions Anna Gerald will be heading this up with the Evangelism Team.

Magazines - the need for magazines is back! Please bring in your magazines once you are through with them and put them in the Narthex. Jack Danner will collect them and distribute them.

Ladies Game Day - will not be held on December 21st. Instead, they will meet December 14th at Nick’s on 37th and Seawall. Please RSVP with Kay at kay.henson@ymail.com or 409-370-1318. There will not be a gift exchange just fellowship over lunch.

ELCA Good Gifts- It's that time of year again!  Time for you to purchase pigs, goats, chickens, water filters, Bibles, bees, latrines, school supplies and so much more though the ELCA Good Gifts programs.  It is a wonderful opportunity to share God's love both near and far!  Look for the Mission Team tree near the parish hall. 

Thank you to everyone who wrote cards for Hope for the Holidays, on Nov 14th. Hope for the Holidays is a LIRS (Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Services) program which works to bring hope and compassion to those spending Christmas in immigrant detention centers. 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: LIRS.org/GiveHope

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: KelseyScheuerman@gmail.com

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 ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am and Wednesdays 6:30pm


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

Update!
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  $ 1985

Attendance

- In-person: 65

- In-person Wednesday: 

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

  Children's Message: 83 views 
  Sermon: 64 views
  Worship Service: 163 views 
 

This Week’s Birthdays

  • Paul Badovinac 29th
  • Manuel Syers 29th
  • Sharmi Watkins 29th
  • Paulette Aiken 30th
  • Roger Zimmerman 2nd
  • Richard Bafico 5th
  • Henry Schmidt 5th

Anniversaries

  • ¬†

November 8, 2021

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: LIRS.org/GiveHope

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 emily@firstlutherangalveston.com.

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‚Äôs ‚ÄúBoundless Forgiveness‚ÄĚ. If your youth can attend, RSVP to emily@firstlutherangalveston.com¬†

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 https://secure.myvanco.com/YQ7W/campaign/C-Z9MW 

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 ‚Äď 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: KelseyScheuerman@gmail.com

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 ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am and Wednesdays 6:30pm


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

Update!
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

Attendance

- 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

Anniversaries

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

November 1, 2021

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: LIRS.org/GiveHope

 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 emily@firstlutherangalveston.com.

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‚Äôs ‚ÄúBoundless Forgiveness‚ÄĚ. If your youth can attend, RSVP to emily@firstlutherangalveston.com¬†

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 https://secure.myvanco.com/YQ7W/campaign/C-Z9MW 

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 ‚Äď 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: KelseyScheuerman@gmail.com

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 ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person ‚Äď Sundays 10:00 am and Wednesdays 6:30pm


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

Update!
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  $5965 - 10/24/2021 $7805 - 10/31/2021

Attendance

- In-person: 114 10/24/2021 - 110 10/31/2021

- In-person Wednesday: 6 10/20/2021 - 5 10/27/2021


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

  Children's Message: 58  views 10/24/2021 74 Views 10/31/2021
  Sermon: 93 views 10/24/2021 112 views 10/31/2021
  Worship Service: 135 views 10/24/2021 98 views 10/31/2021
 
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Misty Coles 25th
  • Mikayla Crews 26
  • Brandon Worthen 26th
  • Edie Frye 27th
  • Holly Holmes 27th
  • Kelly Cruz 28th
  • Rosalyn Ceccacci 29th
  • Theresa Low 30th
  • Ann Heidel 31st
  • Robyn Bushong 1st
  • Karen Fullen 1st
  • Joey Gillane 3rd
  • Charles Alcala 4th
  • Tracey Geml 4th
  • James Agrella 5th
  • Alex Bennett 6th
  • Richard Rhoades 6th
  • Kennedy Rice 6th
  • Lee Coe 7th
  • Allen Hopkins 7th
  • Christina Muehe 7th

Anniversaries

  • Paul and Donna Martin 28th
  • Don and Becky Wyman 30th
  • Trey and Jessica Kirkpatrick 9th

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