Sanctuary Cleaning TODAY! Volunteers are needed from 1pm-3pm today to help clean the sanctuary to prepare for in-person worship. Dennis Broughton and the Property Team have been working hard and as a result we are pretty dusty. If you want to help us clean up please call or email the church office.
In-Person Worship to RESUME on Sunday, October 4! The Church Council has decided to resume in-person worship on Sunday October 4 at 10:00 am and at 5:30 pm. In offering two Sunday options, the Church Council hopes that everyone can be accommodated in attending Sunday worship in-person if they so desire. ON-LINE worship will continue also. As with our re-opening earlier this summer, the Church Council will keep watch on COVID-19 case numbers and should our area re-enter into a spike, the Church Council will do what is best for our community. When returning to in-person worship everyone will need to follow the following practices:
- If you are not feeling well or have a fever – remain at home!
- Sanitize your hands at the entrance of the building.
- Wear a mask/face-covering at all times (except when moving it to receive Holy Communion).
- Socially distance and refrain from all hand shaking or hugging.
We look forward to seeing you in person when you are ready to return!
Reading through Philippians Register now to join in a study of Paul’s Letter to the church in Philippi (Philippians). This study will occur Tuesday evenings at 6:30 pmand will be an online offering. Contact the Church Office or Pastor Rhoades to join the study – Pastor will send you the link and the study materials that accompany the study. There is no charge to participate.
Let’s Talk – Exploring Racial Justice as God’s People Jesus noticed those on the edges of society – Jesus welcomed the powerless and the vulnerable—Jesus showed God’s heart toward all people. Yet, racial issues continue – including in our nation. One of the key paths forward is honest listening and reflection. If you would like to be part of such an effort, join Pastor Rhoades in a book study of “I’m Still Here: Black Dignity in a World Made for Whiteness” by Austin Channing Brown. The group will read the book and gather for six discussion sessions. The hope for goal is expanding our understanding for the sake of following the path of Jesus’ love in a difficult world. SIGN UP today to order your copy of the book for $20 and to participate. The group will begin on October 4, at 4:00 pm.
Kids' Mission All elementary aged kids are invited to join in Secret Agent of God training. This week we have Lesson 3: The Wedding Banquet on our website: http://www.firstlutherangalveston.com/kids-mission. At the end of each lesson, your Agent will be given a top secret mission that will help make the world a better place. If you have questions or would like a TOP SECRET SUPPLY BAG, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
THANK YOU for being good stewards! September 30th marks the end of the third quarter of 2020. Your generosity has helped sustain the congregation’s ministry in making a difference in our community and the world. THANK YOU for your continued faithfulness!
Thank You! FeedGalveston Success! Thanks to all our volunteers, we packaged and delivered over 51,000 servings of nutritious food to the Galveston County Food Bank for our food insecure neighbors in Galveston County. The need for food has only increased during the COVID-19 pandemic – your support has made a difference to numerous families and individuals! Special thanks to our Boy Scout Troop 123 for their awesome support and attentiveness to detail in helping all during this event!
HOME Holy Communion Package: As we have entered into a time of observing weekly communion virtually in our homes, you may contact the Church Office to receive a package of wafers for the celebration of Holy Communion. A bag with a month’s supply will be brought out to your car while observing safe practices. Luther reminds us that the sacrament is valid when we trust the promise of Christ in the sacrament. And, as we confess belief in the communion of saints, we trust God’s presence in our virtual gatherings for worship. Please contact the Church Office as 409-762-8477 to arrange for your package of wafers.
Joyful Noise - Director of Joyful Noise Kelsey will rehearse on SUNDAY AFTERNOONS for the foreseeable future. Also, the JuBELLation Handbells will be playing at Reformation on October 25. Bells will rehearse at 1pm on Sunday, October 11 and 18th, but will not rehearse Sunday the 25th. Bell rehearsal will last one hour and we will meet in the chapel. Masks are required at this time. Any questions, please contact email@example.com
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Gospel Reading/Sermon video: 131 views
Vespers (Holden Evening Prayer) video: 52 views
Kids Mission videos:
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Lesson 2: 7 views
Lesson 1: 154 views
This Week’s Birthdays
Mary Lee Guthier 28th
Del Parker 28th
Dodie Thiem 29th
James Wyman 29th
Bart Stephenson 30th
Thomas Booth 1st
Patricia Palmer 1st
Joshua Schmidt 1st
Darlene Badovinac 2nd
Deborah Pavlik 2nd
Robert Booth 4th
Keith Folzman 4th
Waunita Schaper 4th
Sandra Stewart 4th
Brad and Monica Cox 1st
Joe and Helga Garcia 2nd
Bill and Karen Fullen 4th