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July 19, 2021

Into the Bible, into the Bible, Dear Christians! (Luther) Fall Faith Formation offerings are now listed!  Sign-up for your opportunities to engage in exploring God's Word and how we live it in our real lives!  Sign-up sheets are in the Narthex online or you can call the Church Office.  SIGN UP NOW!

The Mission Team is collecting teacher supplies during the month of July.  Make sure to check out the Monthly Newsletter for ideas on what to donate. Teachers end up buying a lot of supplies out of their own pocket and donations will go a long way in helping them out in the fall.

THANK YOU to all who helped to make Vacation Bible School 2021 a wonderful experience!  

THANK YOU to the Men's Club for a wonderful hamburger and hot dog lunch!  It was a treat for us to be able to eat together and to enjoy fellowship.

THANK YOU to the crew that worked to seal the stone on the main sanctuary building and repaired the cross atop the Lyceum steeple. The restoration work is making progress!

Helping Hands Ministry Within - The Mission Team had just began the work of our in-church ministry designed to help us to help each other when COVID decided to interrupt our plan. Here is preview of what this new mission is all about and why you should be excited:

  • Who?¬†We are a group of members from First Lutheran who want to help other members of our congregation.
  • What?¬†We are a ministry designed to assist members with household tasks or small repairs that they cannot complete on their own.¬†Some examples include: small item removal, fixing sticking doors, changing light bulbs, moving items from house to garage or attic, trimming hedges as well as many other small household chores.¬†The team cannot complete repairs on an emergency basis, resolve major problems, or undertake jobs that would be dangerous or present a liability issue.
  • When?¬†Our goal is to have Helping Hands Ministry Within operational in the Summer of 2021. As with any new endeavor we expect to encounter roadblocks along the way so we are asking for your patience!
  • Where?¬†We will be available to help you at your residence.
  • Why?¬†Everyone needs a Helping Hand at one time or another!
  • How?¬†Complete the Helping Hands form, available in the narthex, with name, contact information, and type of assistance needed.¬†Place the form in the Helping Hands box and a member will contact you.

For more information please contact James Gainer at 409-771-0712or email him at pinkivory_99@yahoo.com.  Leave a message and Jim will respond as soon as he is able.

The Mission Team is excited to add to our ‚ÄúHelping Hands Within‚ÄĚ program that if you need transportation to the doctor, need an errand run or whatever we can help with transportation wise, please call Kay Henson Tucker @ 409-370-1318.¬† If Kay is not available, she will contact someone else that hopefully can help. If you are interested in this program and would like to help, please let Kay know. Thanks for your ministry in Helping Hands Within.

Memory Loss Happens ‚Äď What about when it is beyond normal memory loss?¬†The Alzheimer Association is offering online webinars to help better understand dementia so as to empower the care givers and family members. Click this link for more information. CareGivers. More questions? Contact Corinne Rhoades at Libbie‚Äôs Place Adult Day Center (409) 741-2538.


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. 

Update!
As stewards of the wellbeing of our community, the Church Council updated the pandemic protocols at the June Church Council meeting. You are encouraged to wear a mask as you enter and exit the building where close contact between vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals is possible. In the Sanctuary masks are strongly encouraged for those wo are not fully vaccinated. We will continue to utilize social distancing in the sanctuary. We will also continue to make masks and hand sanitizers available at the entrances of the building. 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  $5105

Attendance

- In-person: 101


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

  Children's Message: 78 views
  Sermon: 121 views
  Worship Service: 113 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Enrique Barrientos 19th
  • Josh Hernandez 20th
  • Frank Macaluso 20th
  • Nadine Murphy 20th
  • Cornel Schultz 20th
  • Pete Bartosh 21st
  • Bryson Pe√Īa 21st
  • William Morales 24th
  • Charlotte Blacketer 25th
  • Colten Campbell 25th
  • Jo Ann Smith 25th
  • Matthew Worthen 25th

Anniversaries

  • ¬†

 

July 12, 2021

July 12, 2021

Vacation Bible School July 17-18 -- Kids from Kindergarten to 5th Grade are invited to join us in learning about the "Power of Prayer" at our VBS program. Older kids can sign up to volunteer. We will have music, games, bible stories, arts & crafts, and lots of fun! We suggest a $15 donation to help cover the cost of food. To reserve your spot please email emily@firstlutherangalveston.com 

Congregational Dinner after Church on July 18! The Men's Club will host a hamburger/hot dog dinner after worship on Sunday, July 18, in the Parish Hall. A recommended donation of $7 is suggested. All profits will go to the youth in preparation for their trip to the ELCA National Youth Gathering in the summer of 2022.  Sign up to help the men  know how much food to prepare.

Sealing of the Stone Later this week the work of sealing the stone on the main sanctuary building will begin! This is a critical step in the process of stopping water from penetrating into the building.  The sealing of the stone should happen every 8 to 10 years -- so we should plan to clean and seal the stone again in 2029/30. Sidewalks near the building will be closed for this work to take place.

The Mission Team is collecting teacher supplies during the month of July.  Make sure to check out the Monthly Newsletter for ideas on what to donate. Teachers end up buying a lot of supplies out of their own pocket and donations will go a long way in helping them out in the fall.

Helping Hands Ministry Within - The Mission Team had just began the work of our in-church ministry designed to help us to help each other when COVID decided to interrupt our plan. Here is preview of what this new mission is all about and why you should be excited:

  • Who?¬†We are a group of members from First Lutheran who want to help other members of our congregation.
  • What?¬†We are a ministry designed to assist members with household tasks or small repairs that they cannot complete on their own.¬†Some examples include: small item removal, fixing sticking doors, changing light bulbs, moving items from house to garage or attic, trimming hedges as well as many other small household chores.¬†The team cannot complete repairs on an emergency basis, resolve major problems, or undertake jobs that would be dangerous or present a liability issue.
  • When?¬†Our goal is to have Helping Hands Ministry Within operational in the Summer of 2021. As with any new endeavor we expect to encounter roadblocks along the way so we are asking for your patience!
  • Where?¬†We will be available to help you at your residence.
  • Why?¬†Everyone needs a Helping Hand at one time or another!
  • How?¬†Complete the Helping Hands form, available in the narthex, with name, contact information, and type of assistance needed.¬†Place the form in the Helping Hands box and a member will contact you.

For more information please contact James Gainer at 409-771-0712or email him at pinkivory_99@yahoo.com.  Leave a message and Jim will respond as soon as he is able.

The Mission Team is excited to add to our ‚ÄúHelping Hands Within‚ÄĚ program that if you need transportation to the doctor, need an errand run or whatever we can help with transportation wise, please call Kay Henson Tucker @ 409-370-1318.¬† If Kay is not available, she will contact someone else that hopefully can help. If you are interested in this program and would like to help, please let Kay know. Thanks for your ministry in Helping Hands Within.

Memory Loss Happens ‚Äď What about when it is beyond normal memory loss?¬†The Alzheimer Association is offering online webinars to help better understand dementia so as to empower the care givers and family members. Click this link for more information. CareGivers. More questions? Contact Corinne Rhoades at Libbie‚Äôs Place Adult Day Center (409) 741-2538.


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. 

Update!
As stewards of the wellbeing of our community, the Church Council updated the pandemic protocols at the June Church Council meeting. You are encouraged to wear a mask as you enter and exit the building where close contact between vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals is possible. In the Sanctuary masks are strongly encouraged for those wo are not fully vaccinated. We will continue to utilize social distancing in the sanctuary. We will also continue to make masks and hand sanitizers available at the entrances of the building. 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  $7062

Attendance

- In-person:  77


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

  Children's Message: 159 views
  Sermon: 134 views
  Worship Service: 131 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Stella Ryan 12th
  • Lissa Evans 13th
  • Shawn Walker 13th
  • Christopher Crutchfield 14th
  • Joe Byers 15th
  • Jack Danner 16th
  • Hank Eilers 16th
  • Noah Rice 16th
  • Mark Murphy 17th

Anniversaries

  • Carols and Diane Pe√Īa 15th
  • Jim and Kathy Gainer 16th

 

July 6, 2021

Vacation Bible School July 17-18 -- Kids from Kindergarten to 5th Grade are invited to join us in learning about the "Power of Prayer" at our VBS program. Older kids can sign up to volunteer. We will have music, games, bible stories, arts & crafts, and lots of fun! We suggest a $15 donation to help cover the cost of food. To reserve your spot please email emily@firstlutherangalveston.com 

Congregational Dinner after Church on July 18! The Men's Club will host a hamburger/hot dog dinner after worship on Sunday, July 18, in the Parish Hall. A recommended donation of $7 is suggested. All profits will go to the youth in preparation for their trip to the ELCA National Youth Gathering in the summer of 2022.  Sign up to help the men  know how much food to prepare.

The Mission Team is collecting teacher supplies during the month of July.  Make sure to check out the Monthly Newsletter for ideas on what to donate. Teachers end up buying a lot of supplies out of their own pocket and donations will go a long way in helping them out in the fall.

Helping Hands Ministry Within - The Mission Team had just began the work of our in-church ministry designed to help us to help each other when COVID decided to interrupt our plan. Here is preview of what this new mission is all about and why you should be excited:

  • Who?¬†We are a group of members from First Lutheran who want to help other members of our congregation.
  • What?¬†We are a ministry designed to assist members with household tasks or small repairs that they cannot complete on their own.¬†Some examples include: small item removal, fixing sticking doors, changing light bulbs, moving items from house to garage or attic, trimming hedges as well as many other small household chores.¬†The team cannot complete repairs on an emergency basis, resolve major problems, or undertake jobs that would be dangerous or present a liability issue.
  • When?¬†Our goal is to have Helping Hands Ministry Within operational in the Summer of 2021. As with any new endeavor we expect to encounter roadblocks along the way so we are asking for your patience!
  • Where?¬†We will be available to help you at your residence.
  • Why?¬†Everyone needs a Helping Hand at one time or another!
  • How?¬†Complete the Helping Hands form, available in the narthex, with name, contact information, and type of assistance needed.¬†Place the form in the Helping Hands box and a member will contact you.

For more information please contact James Gainer at 409-771-0712or email him at pinkivory_99@yahoo.com.  Leave a message and Jim will respond as soon as he is able.

The Mission Team is excited to add to our ‚ÄúHelping Hands Within‚ÄĚ program that if you need transportation to the doctor, need an errand run or whatever we can help with transportation wise, please call Kay Henson Tucker @ 409-370-1318.¬† If Kay is not available, she will contact someone else that hopefully can help. If you are interested in this program and would like to help, please let Kay know. Thanks for your ministry in Helping Hands Within.

Memory Loss Happens ‚Äď What about when it is beyond normal memory loss?¬†The Alzheimer Association is offering online webinars to help better understand dementia so as to empower the care givers and family members. Click this link for more information. CareGivers. More questions? Contact Corinne Rhoades at Libbie‚Äôs Place Adult Day Center (409) 741-2538.

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 (409) 370-6119.  
Thank you from the Mission Team. 


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. 

Update!
As stewards of the wellbeing of our community, the Church Council updated the pandemic protocols at the June Church Council meeting. You are encouraged to wear a mask as you enter and exit the building where close contact between vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals is possible. In the Sanctuary masks are strongly encouraged for those wo are not fully vaccinated. We will continue to utilize social distancing in the sanctuary. We will also continue to make masks and hand sanitizers available at the entrances of the building. 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  $6321

Attendance

- In-person:  87


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

. Prelude & Postlude Music: 200 views
  Children's Message: 98 views
  Sermon: 104 views
  Worship Service: 131 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Carol Nelson 5th
  • Mildred Zorn 5th
  • Shane Parler 6th
  • Dennis Broughton 7th
  • Ken Maser 7th
  • Dalton Miller 9th
  • Gerald Schaub 9th
  • Katherine Schmidt 9th
  • Shirley Byers 10th
  • Katherine Gerald 10th
  • Paul Martin 10th
  • Katherine Wyman 11th

Anniversaries

  • Rick and Sharmi Watkins 8th
  • Mike and Tracey Geml 11th

June 28, 2021

June 28, 2021

Sanctuary Temperature The Property Team is working with our air conditioning system to adjust the temperature in the sanctuary. The system has been set at 75 degrees and the system’s thermostat relays have bottomed out at 73 degrees. However, other thermometers have recorded the room temperature as 69 degrees. The Property Team is working to correct this issue and reach a more comfortable temperature. Thank you for your patience as this is worked out.

Memory Loss Happens ‚Äď What about when it is beyond normal memory loss?¬†The Alzheimer Association is offering online webinars to help better understand dementia so as to empower the care givers and family members. Click this link for more information. CareGivers. More questions? Contact Corinne Rhoades at Libbie‚Äôs Place Adult Day Center (409) 741-2538.

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 (409) 370-6119.  
Thank you from the Mission Team. 

Vacation Bible School July 17-18 -- Kids from Kindergarten to 5th Grade are invited to join us in learning about the "Power of Prayer" at our VBS program. Older kids can sign up to volunteer. We will have music, games, bible stories, arts & crafts, and lots of fun! We suggest a $15 donation to help cover the cost of food. To reserve your spot please email emily@firstlutherangalveston.com 

Helping Hands Ministry Within - The Mission Team had just began the work of our in-church ministry designed to help us to help each other when COVID decided to interrupt our plan. Here is preview of what this new mission is all about and why you should be excited:

  • Who?¬†We are a group of members from First Lutheran who want to help other members of our congregation.
  • What?¬†We are a ministry designed to assist members with household tasks or small repairs that they cannot complete on their own.¬†Some examples include: small item removal, fixing sticking doors, changing light bulbs, moving items from house to garage or attic, trimming hedges as well as many other small household chores.¬†The team cannot complete repairs on an emergency basis, resolve major problems, or undertake jobs that would be dangerous or present a liability issue.
  • When?¬†Our goal is to have Helping Hands Ministry Within operational in the Summer of 2021. As with any new endeavor we expect to encounter roadblocks along the way so we are asking for your patience!
  • Where?¬†We will be available to help you at your residence.
  • Why?¬†Everyone needs a Helping Hand at one time or another!
  • How?¬†Complete the Helping Hands form, available in the narthex, with name, contact information, and type of assistance needed.¬†Place the form in the Helping Hands box and a member will contact you.

For more information please contact James Gainer at 409-771-0712or email him at pinkivory_99@yahoo.com.  Leave a message and Jim will respond as soon as he is able.

The Mission Team is excited to add to our ‚ÄúHelping Hands Within‚ÄĚ program that if you need transportation to the doctor, need an errand run or whatever we can help with transportation wise, please call Kay Henson Tucker @ 409-370-1318.¬† If Kay is not available, she will contact someone else that hopefully can help. If you are interested in this program and would like to help, please let Kay know. Thanks for your ministry in Helping Hands Within.


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. 

Update!
As stewards of the wellbeing of our community, the Church Council updated the pandemic protocols at the June Church Council meeting. You are encouraged to wear a mask as you enter and exit the building where close contact between vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals is possible. In the Sanctuary masks are strongly encouraged for those wo are not fully vaccinated. We will continue to utilize social distancing in the sanctuary. We will also continue to make masks and hand sanitizers available at the entrances of the building. 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  $3163

Attendance

- In-person:  92


- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):
  Children's Message: 114 views
  Sermon: 173 views
  Worship Service: 126 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Alice Prets 28th
  • Stan Humphrey 29th
  • Susan Coe 30th
  • Addison Hopkins 1st
  • Louie Johnson 1st
  • Berto Hernandez 2nd
  • Susan Wyman 2nd
  • Syleenia Gilman 3rd
  • Kinsey Crawford 4th
  • Brandi Painter 4th

Anniversaries

  • ¬†

 

June 21, 2021

Sanctuary Temperature The Property Team is working with our air conditioning system to adjust the temperature in the sanctuary. The system has been set at 75 degrees and the system’s thermostat relays have bottomed out at 73 degrees. However, other thermometers have recorded the room temperature as 69 degrees. The Property Team is working to correct this issue and reach a more comfortable temperature. Thank you for your patience as this is worked out.

Memory Loss Happens ‚Äď What about when it is beyond normal memory loss?¬†The Alzheimer Association is offering online webinars to help better understand dementia so as to empower the care givers and family members. Click this link for more information. CareGivers. More questions? Contact Corinne Rhoades at Libbie‚Äôs Place Adult Day Center (409) 741-2538.

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 (409) 370-6119.  
Thank you from the Mission Team. 

Vacation Bible School July 17-18 -- Kids from Kindergarten to 5th Grade are invited to join us in learning about the "Power of Prayer" at our VBS program. Older kids can sign up to volunteer. We will have music, games, bible stories, arts & crafts, and lots of fun! We suggest a $15 donation to help cover the cost of food. To reserve your spot please email emily@firstlutherangalveston.com 

The Mission Team is again requesting our members to open their hearts for animals in need for the month of June.  Last March we began this project, but unfortunately COVID19 shut down our church in the middle of our collection. The Galveston Humane Society feed and care for rescued/homeless dogs and cats. This collection will be wrapping up on June 30th. 

Helping Hands Ministry Within - The Mission Team had just began the work of our in-church ministry designed to help us to help each other when COVID decided to interrupt our plan. Here is preview of what this new mission is all about and why you should be excited:

  • Who?¬†We are a group of members from First Lutheran who want to help other members of our congregation.
  • What?¬†We are a ministry designed to assist members with household tasks or small repairs that they cannot complete on their own.¬†Some examples include: small item removal, fixing sticking doors, changing light bulbs, moving items from house to garage or attic, trimming hedges as well as many other small household chores.¬†The team cannot complete repairs on an emergency basis, resolve major problems, or undertake jobs that would be dangerous or present a liability issue.
  • When?¬†Our goal is to have Helping Hands Ministry Within operational in the Summer of 2021. As with any new endeavor we expect to encounter roadblocks along the way so we are asking for your patience!
  • Where?¬†We will be available to help you at your residence.
  • Why?¬†Everyone needs a Helping Hand at one time or another!
  • How?¬†Complete the Helping Hands form, available in the narthex, with name, contact information, and type of assistance needed.¬†Place the form in the Helping Hands box and a member will contact you.

For more information please contact James Gainer at 409-771-0712or email him at pinkivory_99@yahoo.com.  Leave a message and Jim will respond as soon as he is able.

The Mission Team is excited to add to our ‚ÄúHelping Hands Within‚ÄĚ program that if you need transportation to the doctor, need an errand run or whatever we can help with transportation wise, please call Kay Henson Tucker @ 409-370-1318.¬† If Kay is not available, she will contact someone else that hopefully can help. If you are interested in this program and would like to help, please let Kay know. Thanks for your ministry in Helping Hands Within.


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. 

Update!
As stewards of the wellbeing of our community, the Church Council updated the pandemic protocols at the June Church Council meeting. You are encouraged to wear a mask as you enter and exit the building where close contact between vaccinated and non-vaccinated individuals is possible. In the Sanctuary masks are strongly encouraged for those wo are not fully vaccinated. We will continue to utilize social distancing in the sanctuary. We will also continue to make masks and hand sanitizers available at the entrances of the building. 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  $12,078

Attendance

- In-person:  108


- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):
  Children's Message: 79  views
  Sermon: 61 views
  Worship Service:  87 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Kay Hoh 21st
  • Alicia King 21st
  • Miguel Albarran Jr. 22nd
  • Tom Lewis 22nd
  • Kathy Gainer 23rd
  • Barbara Hernandez 24th
  • Rosanna Negrini 24th
  • Cassie Rogers 26th
  • Ashley Bishop 27th

Anniversaries

  • John & Carol Adams 21st
  • Gary & Eva Scales 22nd
  • Lee & Sue Coe 27th
  • Zach & Taylor Williams 27th

June 14, 2021

Sanctuary Temperature The Property Team is working with our air conditioning system to adjust the temperature in the sanctuary. The system has been set at 75 degrees and the system’s thermostat relays have bottomed out at 73 degrees. However, other thermometers have recorded the room temperature as 69 degrees. The Property Team is working to correct this issue and reach a more comfortable temperature. Thank you for your patience as this is worked out.

Memory Loss Happens ‚Äď What about when it is beyond normal memory loss?¬†The Alzheimer Association is offering online webinars to help better understand dementia so as to empower the care givers and family members. Click this link for more information. CareGivers. More questions? Contact Corinne Rhoades at Libbie‚Äôs Place Adult Day Center (409) 741-2538.

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 (409) 370-6119.  
Thank you from the Mission Team. 

The Mission Team is again requesting our members to open their hearts for animals in need for the month of June.  Last March we began this project, but unfortunately COVID19 shut down our church in the middle of our collection. The Galveston Humane Society feed and care for rescued/homeless dogs and cats.  

The current NEEDS are:

  • Medical ‚Äď Rubbing alcohol, cotton balls, disposable food trays, latex gloves
  • Cleaning products ‚Äď Bleach, paper towels, liquid laundry soap, disinfectant wipes
  • Office supplies ‚Äď Laser printer/copy paper, pens, post it notes, ¬†batteries (AA/AAA)

Prefer to share some LOVE?

  • Dogs ‚Äď Kongs, chew ropes, sturdy toys (no stuffed animals ¬†¬†please), canned puppy food
  • Cats ‚Äď Kitty litter, cat toys, canned kitten food

OR if you’d like to give a gift card, Amazon, Home Depot, PetSmart,  Target, Office Depot, Randall’s, Kroger, WalMart and Sam’s Club are  always very welcome!

 

Helping Hands Ministry Within - The Mission Team had just began the work of our in-church ministry designed to help us to help each other when COVID decided to interrupt our plan. Here is preview of what this new mission is all about and why you should be excited:

  • Who?¬†We are a group of members from First Lutheran who want to help other members of our congregation.
  • What?¬†We are a ministry designed to assist members with household tasks or small repairs that they cannot complete on their own.¬†Some examples include: small item removal, fixing sticking doors, changing light bulbs, moving items from house to garage or attic, trimming hedges as well as many other small household chores.¬†The team cannot complete repairs on an emergency basis, resolve major problems, or undertake jobs that would be dangerous or present a liability issue.
  • When?¬†Our goal is to have Helping Hands Ministry Within operational in the Summer of 2021. As with any new endeavor we expect to encounter roadblocks along the way so we are asking for your patience!
  • Where?¬†We will be available to help you at your residence.
  • Why?¬†Everyone needs a Helping Hand at one time or another!
  • How?¬†Complete the Helping Hands form, available in the narthex, with name, contact information, and type of assistance needed.¬†Place the form in the Helping Hands box and a member will contact you.

For more information please contact James Gainer at 409-771-0712or email him at pinkivory_99@yahoo.com.  Leave a message and Jim will respond as soon as he is able.


 


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. 

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 ‚Äď 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.


Offering  $4099

Attendance

- In-person:  100


- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):
  Children's Message:  89 views
  Sermon:  118 views
  Worship Service:  206 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Cy Eilers 14th
  • Carolyn Henson 14th
  • Ryan Johnson 14th
  • Liesel Dell'Osso 16th
  • Paul Flick 16th
  • Julie Holland 16th
  • Tom Holmes 16th
  • Trey Kirkpatrick 16th
  • Carissa Albarran-Geml 17th
  • Greta Capek 17th
  • Jonathan Frank 17th
  • Kathryn Booth 18th
  • Bobby Sanderson 18th
  • Skippy Schaper 18th
  • Donna Martin 19th

Anniversaries

  • Paul & Jeanette Flick 21st

June 7, 2021

Sanctuary Temperature The Property Team is working with our air conditioning system to adjust the temperature in the sanctuary. The system has been set at 75 degrees and the system’s thermostat relays have bottomed out at 73 degrees. However, other thermometers have recorded the room temperature as 69 degrees. The Property Team is working to correct this issue and reach a more comfortable temperature. Thank you for your patience as this is worked out.

Memory Loss Happens ‚Äď What about when it is beyond normal memory loss?¬†The Alzheimer Association is offering online webinars to help better understand dementia so as to empower the care givers and family members. Click this link for more information. CareGivers. More questions? Contact Corinne Rhoades at Libbie‚Äôs Place Adult Day Center (409) 741-2538.

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.

Helping Hands Ministry Within - The Mission Team had just began the work of our in-church ministry designed to help us to help each other when COVID decided to interrupt our plan. Here is preview of what this new mission is all about and why you should be excited:

  • Who?¬†We are a group of members from First Lutheran who want to help other members of our congregation.
  • What?¬†We are a ministry designed to assist members with household tasks or small repairs that they cannot complete on their own.¬†Some examples include: small item removal, fixing sticking doors, changing light bulbs, moving items from house to garage or attic, trimming hedges as well as many other small household chores.¬†The team cannot complete repairs on an emergency basis, resolve major problems, or undertake jobs that would be dangerous or present a liability issue.
  • When?¬†Our goal is to have Helping Hands Ministry Within operational in the Summer of 2021. As with any new endeavor we expect to encounter roadblocks along the way so we are asking for your patience!
  • Where?¬†We will be available to help you at your residence.
  • Why?¬†Everyone needs a Helping Hand at one time or another!
  • How?¬†Complete the Helping Hands form, available in the narthex, with name, contact information, and type of assistance needed.¬†Place the form in the Helping Hands box and a member will contact you.

For more information please contact James Gainer at 409-771-0712or email him at pinkivory_99@yahoo.com.  Leave a message and Jim will respond as soon as he is able.

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 revrhoades@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. 

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 ‚Äď 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.


Offering  $6971

Attendance

- In-person:  117


- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):
  Children's Message: 55 views
  Sermon: 97 views
  Worship Service: 98 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Virginia Pean 7th
  • Trent Morgan 9th
  • Craig Fos 13th
  • Zach Williams 13th

Anniversaries

  • Paul and Darlene Badovinac 9th
  • Henry and Ruby Wulf 11th

 

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