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May 17, 2021

Father's Day Booklet submissions are now being accepted. For $10, you can submit the name of a special father/grandfather/step-father along with a message for/about him. The Father's Day Booklet will be available to pickup in church on Father's Day. Please send all your details to emily@firstlutherangalveston.com by June 13th. All funds raised will help send our youth to the ELCA's National Youth Gathering.

Pentecost is Coming! On May 23rd we will celebrate the festival of Pentecost and with this we will be hosting a children’s procession as part of the entrance to the worship service. Also on this day we will observe the Rite of confirmation for our confirmands who have completed two years of study.  Wear red, orange or yellow in honor of the day!

Dinner on the Grounds The Men's Club will be hosting a congregational hamburger and hot dog dinner on Sunday June 6, following the worship service. Please sign up in advance. A donation of $5 is recommended. Dinners will be distributed from the Parish Hall with everyone eating outside or taking their dinner with them. THANK YOU to the Men's Club for this opportunity!

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.

Property Team is looking for several folks to join our team. We as a team maintain the Church and Parish House property, when things break we are the ones called on to repair. The latest project is waterproofing the limestone on the exterior of the Church which is going to take several weekends or late evenings to complete. This team has a big project coming up in the near future, once the Sanctuary team makes decisions on the path forward for the interior of the Church. We will acquire the bids, present them and once approved will follow through with the contractors to make sure the contract is fulfilled. It is time to give Dennis Broughton  and Paul Martin a break from chasing leaks, meeting with contractors, pulling wire, climbing ladders, and whatever else they have done over the last several years.  If you like challenges, you do not need to have skills, just the need to help out. Please consider joining the property team. If you are interested talk to Paul, Dennis or I. I am the one tooling around on the knee scooter since I obviously do not have skills to calculate the amount of bolts it takes to hold up an attic stairway.  Jim Gainer(409) 771-0712

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 .
 
Bible Study Opportunity Join Pastor Rhoades in reading the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah beginning Tuesday, April 27. This is a virtual study time – meaning you can log in from wherever you may be! Log in from the lab. Log in from home. Log in from Chile. Log in from wherever!  Sign-up to receive the link to join the study! (All material provided by Pastor Rhoades)
 

 


Worship Virtually – Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person – 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 – 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  $10,552

Attendance

- In-person:  106


- Virtually Online:
  Children's Message: 53 views
  Sermon: 92 views
  Worship Service: 95 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Lynette Stretz 19th
  • Kay Tucker 20th
  • Joli Williams 20th
  • Haley Layer 21st
  • Diana Luna 21st

Anniversaries

  • Don and Sherry Burlison 20th
  • Chris and Kelly Cruz 21st
  • Richard and Corinne Rhoades 23rd
     

May 10, 2021

Volunteers Needed! The Zion Retreat Center is in need of help on May 16th starting at 1pm. Volunteers will work in the garden, touch up paint indoors, caulk windows, and do general cleanup. Zion is located at 6910 Yucca Drive, right here on Galveston Island. Many FLC members will remember Zion fondly from when it was Zion Lutheran Church. Now it is owned by Lutherhill Ministries and has a special role to play on the island. If you have questions or want to volunteer, contact Emily Billin by emailing Zion@lutherhill.org or call the church office.

Father's Day Booklet submissions are now being accepted. For $10, you can submit the name of a special father/grandfather/step-father along with a message for/about him. The Father's Day Booklet will be available to pickup in church on Father's Day. Please send all your details to emily@firstlutherangalveston.com by June 13th. All funds raised will help send our youth to the ELCA's National Youth Gathering.

College Devotion gathers virtually on May 13th at 7:00PM. For the Go-To-Meeting link or other information, contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com.

Little Steps, a gathering for families with children 0-3, meets May 15th at 11:00AM. This is an in-person gathering and masks are required. For more information, contact emily@firstlutherangalveston.com.

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.

Property Team is looking for several folks to join our team. We as a team maintain the Church and Parish House property, when things break we are the ones called on to repair. The latest project is waterproofing the limestone on the exterior of the Church which is going to take several weekends or late evenings to complete. This team has a big project coming up in the near future, once the Sanctuary team makes decisions on the path forward for the interior of the Church. We will acquire the bids, present them and once approved will follow through with the contractors to make sure the contract is fulfilled. It is time to give Dennis Broughton  and Paul Martin a break from chasing leaks, meeting with contractors, pulling wire, climbing ladders, and whatever else they have done over the last several years.  If you like challenges, you do not need to have skills, just the need to help out. Please consider joining the property team. If you are interested talk to Paul, Dennis or I. I am the one tooling around on the knee scooter since I obviously do not have skills to calculate the amount of bolts it takes to hold up an attic stairway.  Jim Gainer(409) 771-0712

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 .
 
Bible Study Opportunity Join Pastor Rhoades in reading the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah beginning Tuesday, April 27. This is a virtual study time – meaning you can log in from wherever you may be! Log in from the lab. Log in from home. Log in from Chile. Log in from wherever!  Sign-up to receive the link to join the study! (All material provided by Pastor Rhoades)
 

Pentecost is Coming! On May 23rd we will celebrate the festival of Pentecost and with this we will be hosting a children’s procession as part of the entrance to the worship service. Also on this day we will observe the Rite of confirmation for our confirmands who have completed two years of study.  Wear red, orange or yellow in honor of the day!


Worship Virtually – Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person – 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 – 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  $5011

Attendance
- In-person:  98
- Virtually Online:
  Children's Message: 37 views
  Sermon: 115 views
  Worship Service: 120 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Khole Krause 11th
  • George Badger 12th
  • Liz Bennett 12th
  • Stephanie Frye 12th
  • Jeremy Lopez 15th
  • Cheryl Rutledge 15th
  • Richie Prets 16th


Anniversaries

  • Kevin and Kay Tucker 15th
     

May 3, 2021

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.

Property Team is looking for several folks to join our team. We as a team maintain the Church and Parish House property, when things break we are the ones called on to repair. The latest project is waterproofing the limestone on the exterior of the Church which is going to take several weekends or late evenings to complete. This team has a big project coming up in the near future, once the Sanctuary team makes decisions on the path forward for the interior of the Church. We will acquire the bids, present them and once approved will follow through with the contractors to make sure the contract is fulfilled. It is time to give Dennis Broughton  and Paul Martin a break from chasing leaks, meeting with contractors, pulling wire, climbing ladders, and whatever else they have done over the last several years.  If you like challenges, you do not need to have skills, just the need to help out. Please consider joining the property team. If you are interested talk to Paul, Dennis or I. I am the one tooling around on the knee scooter since I obviously do not have skills to calculate the amount of bolts it takes to hold up an attic stairway.  Jim Gainer(409) 771-0712

 
The Mission Team is offering you an opportunity to help a very special group here on Galveston Island. Since 1953, the Sunshine Center has served individuals with developmental disabilities, with a focus on the motto " disability does not mean inability ". 

We are again partnering with them to supply their clients with needed art supplies. Their wish list contains basic items that can be picked up at the grocery store or Walmart. Monetary gifts will be used to purchase specialty items for art, ceramic and exercise classes. Checks can be made out to First Lutheran with Sunshine Center in the memo line. Art supplies can be dropped off at church in the designated boxes from April 4th to May 9th

Small paint brushes
Aprons
Crayons
Pastel pencils
Acrylic paint
Modge Podge
Construction paper
2" masking tape
Markers
Colored pencils
Water color pencil
Glue sticks
Scrapbooking supplies
Crafting kits
Thank you from The Mission Team!

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 .
 
Bible Study Opportunity Join Pastor Rhoades in reading the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah beginning Tuesday, April 27. This is a virtual study time – meaning you can log in from wherever you may be! Log in from the lab. Log in from home. Log in from Chile. Log in from wherever!  Sign-up to receive the link to join the study! (All material provided by Pastor Rhoades)
 

Pentecost is Coming! On May 23rd we will celebrate the festival of Pentecost and with this we will be hosting a children’s procession as part of the entrance to the worship service. Also on this day we will observe the Rite of confirmation for our confirmands who have completed two years of study.  Wear red, orange or yellow in honor of the day!


Worship Virtually – Sundays 10:00 am
Worship Safely In Person – 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 – 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  $8811

Attendance
- In-person:  94
- Virtually Online:
  Children's Message: 41 views
  Sermon: 119 views
  Worship Service: 111 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays
Kathie Alexander 5th
Robert Haupt 6th
Ted Nugent 6th
Sandra Tetley 6th
Barb Elliot 9th
Ryan Gainer 9th
Corinne Rhoades 9th

Anniversaries
David and Carol Beran 4th
Robert and Theresa Boysen 4th
Scott and Renee Rice 5th

April 26, 2021

Mother’s Day Booklet – Is there a special woman in your life that you would like to honor?  Perhaps your mom or grandmother, or an aunt or god mother or just a special lady who has inspired your life and faith? Consider putting her name in our Mother’s Day Booklet. All contributions to this project will help send youth from our church the ELCA’s National Youth Gathering. We need your mother’s name, a 2-3 sentence message for/about her, her favorite flower (so we can put a picture of it), and $10. You can pay this amount by cash, check, or online, but please make sure to put a memo that it is for the “Mother’s Day Booklet”. Send your details to Emily@firstlutherangalveston.com

THANK YOU! Feed Galveston packaged over 50,000 servings of healthy and nutritious food for our neighbors in need. Because of your generosity through contributions to Feed Galveston and volunteering neighbors in need will have food to eat. If you would like to keep making a difference, please contribute toward our next Feed Galveston packaging event (hopefully to be held in September). Every dollar donated supports this mission!

The Mission Team is offering you an opportunity to help a very special group here on Galveston Island. Since 1953, the Sunshine Center has served individuals with developmental disabilities, with a focus on the motto " disability does not mean inability ". 

We are again partnering with them to supply their clients with needed art supplies. Their wish list contains basic items that can be picked up at the grocery store or Walmart. Monetary gifts will be used to purchase specialty items for art, ceramic and exercise classes. Checks can be made out to First Lutheran with Sunshine Center in the memo line. Art supplies can be dropped off at church in the designated boxes from April 4th to May 9th

Small paint brushes
Aprons
Crayons
Pastel pencils
Acrylic paint
Modge Podge
Construction paper
2" masking tape
Markers
Colored pencils
Water color pencil
Glue sticks
Scrapbooking supplies
Crafting kits
Thank you from The Mission Team!

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 .
 
Bible Study Opportunity Join Pastor Rhoades in reading the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah beginning Tuesday, April 27. This is a virtual study time – meaning you can log in from wherever you may be! Log in from the lab. Log in from home. Log in from Chile. Log in from wherever!  Sign-up to receive the link to join the study! (All material provided by Pastor Rhoades)
 

Pentecost is Coming! On May 23rd we will celebrate the festival of Pentecost and with this we will be hosting a children’s procession as part of the entrance to the worship service. Also on this day we will observe the Rite of confirmation for our confirmands who have completed two years of study.  Wear red, orange or yellow in honor of the day!


Worship Virtually – Sundays 10:00 am

Worship Safely In Person – 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 – 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  $3708

Attendance
- In-person:  105
- Virtually Online:
  Children's Message: 55 views
  Sermon: 111 views
  Worship Service:163 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays
Katelynn Boysen 27th
Nancy Maser 29th
Evelyn Watkins 30th
Jarrod Tetley 1st
Brenda Concienne 2nd
Mary Scott 2nd

Anniversaries
Dick and Kathie Alexander 1st

April 12, 2021

Jesus Returns Got your attention? THANK YOU! A generous donation was received this past week to provide for the stone work and finishing needed for the placement of the historic Jesus statue. THANK YOU!

Mother’s Day Booklet – Is there a mom in your life that you would like to celebrate this year? Consider putting her name in our Mother’s Day Booklet. All contributions to this project will help send youth from our church the ELCA’s National Youth Gathering. We need your mother’s name, a 2-3 sentence message for/about her, her favorite flower (so we can put a picture of it), and $10. You can pay this amount by cash, check, or online, but please make sure to put a memo that it is for the “Mother’s Day Booklet”. Send your details to Emily@firstlutherangalveston.com

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 .
 
Bible Study Opportunity Join Pastor Rhoades in reading the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah beginning Tuesday, April 27. This is a virtual study time – meaning you can log in from wherever you may be! Log in from the lab. Log in from home. Log in from Chile. Log in from wherever!  Sign-up to receive the link to join the study! (All material provided by Pastor Rhoades)
 
Divine Drama Study Resumes. Interrupted by the pandemic, the Divine Drama study group will re-gather and finish this portion of their study of the scriptures. The group will resume at 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 25th in the Parish Hall!


The Mission Team is offering you an opportunity to help a very special group here on Galveston Island. Since 1953, the Sunshine Center has served individuals with developmental disabilities, with a focus on the motto " disability does not mean inability ". 

We are again partnering with them to supply their clients with needed art supplies. Their wish list contains basic items that can be picked up at the grocery store or Walmart. Monetary gifts will be used to purchase specialty items for art, ceramic and exercise classes. Checks can be made out to First Lutheran with Sunshine Center in the memo line. Art supplies can be dropped off at church in the designated boxes from April 4th to May 9th

Small paint brushes
Aprons
Crayons
Pastel pencils
Acrylic paint
Modge Podge
Construction paper
2" masking tape
Markers
Colored pencils
Water color pencil
Glue sticks
Scrapbooking supplies
Crafting kits
Thank you from The Mission Team!

Feed Galveston is packaging 50,000 meals on April 24th from 9-5 in the Lyceum. We have two hour shifts available and are seeking volunteers. To learn more about this ministry or to sign up for a shift, please contact  emily@firstlutherangalveston.com
 


Worship Virtually – Sundays 10:00 am

 

Worship Safely In Person – 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 – 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  $ 8799

Attendance
- In-person:  75
- Virtually Online:
  Sermon: 101 views
  Worship Service: 147 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays
Leslie Blacketer 12th
Carla Sanborn-Jones 12th
Diane Pena 13th
Taylor Williams 13th
Hunter Haupt 15th
Barbara Krider 15th
Paula Castonguay 16th
Kodiak Cox 17th
Phyliss Ahern 18th

Anniversaries
Roger and Theresa Low 15th
Mark and Nadine Murphy 18th

April 19, 2021

Feed Galveston is packaging 50,000 meals on April 24th from 9-5 in the Lyceum. We have two hour shifts available and are seeking volunteers. To learn more about this ministry or to sign up for a shift, please contact  emily@firstlutherangalveston.com


Mother’s Day Booklet – Is there a mom in your life that you would like to celebrate this year? Consider putting her name in our Mother’s Day Booklet. All contributions to this project will help send youth from our church the ELCA’s National Youth Gathering. We need your mother’s name, a 2-3 sentence message for/about her, her favorite flower (so we can put a picture of it), and $10. You can pay this amount by cash, check, or online, but please make sure to put a memo that it is for the “Mother’s Day Booklet”. Send your details to Emily@firstlutherangalveston.com

The Mission Team is offering you an opportunity to help a very special group here on Galveston Island. Since 1953, the Sunshine Center has served individuals with developmental disabilities, with a focus on the motto " disability does not mean inability ". 

We are again partnering with them to supply their clients with needed art supplies. Their wish list contains basic items that can be picked up at the grocery store or Walmart. Monetary gifts will be used to purchase specialty items for art, ceramic and exercise classes. Checks can be made out to First Lutheran with Sunshine Center in the memo line. Art supplies can be dropped off at church in the designated boxes from April 4th to May 9th

Small paint brushes
Aprons
Crayons
Pastel pencils
Acrylic paint
Modge Podge
Construction paper
2" masking tape
Markers
Colored pencils
Water color pencil
Glue sticks
Scrapbooking supplies
Crafting kits
Thank you from The Mission Team!

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 .
 
Bible Study Opportunity Join Pastor Rhoades in reading the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah beginning Tuesday, April 27. This is a virtual study time – meaning you can log in from wherever you may be! Log in from the lab. Log in from home. Log in from Chile. Log in from wherever!  Sign-up to receive the link to join the study! (All material provided by Pastor Rhoades)
 
Divine Drama Study Resumes. Interrupted by the pandemic, the Divine Drama study group will re-gather and finish this portion of their study of the scriptures. The group will resume at 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 25th in the Parish Hall!
 


Worship Virtually – Sundays 10:00 am

Worship Safely In Person – 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 – 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  $5671

Attendance
- In-person:  92
- Virtually Online:
  Sermon: 115 views
  Worship Service:164 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays
Leo Chide 19th
Jeremy Heallen 19th
John Marchesini 21st
Jackson Glenn 23rd
Laura Lewis 24th
Fidel Sauceda 24th
Carlos Peña 25th

Anniversaries
James and Donna Agrella 22nd

April 6, 2021

Jesus Returns Got your attention? The historic statue of Jesus has been fully restored and is ready for permanent placement in the main entrance of the church. BUT some work is needed to finish the location of the statue. We are seeking $1500 for stone work and finishing work needed to prepare the location for this beautiful statue. If you are able to help, please mark your donation “Statue” in the memo line.  Once the site work is completed, a formal re-dedication of the statue will be celebrated with the congregation.

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 .
 
Bible Study Opportunity Join Pastor Rhoades in reading the Old Testament books of Ezra and Nehemiah beginning Tuesday, April 27. This is a virtual study time – meaning you can log in from wherever you may be! Log in from the lab. Log in from home. Log in from Chile. Log in from wherever!  Sign-up to receive the link to join the study! (All material provided by Pastor Rhoades)
 
Divine Drama Study Resumes. Interrupted by the pandemic, the Divine Drama study group will re-gather and finish this portion of their study of the scriptures. The group will resume at 4:00 pm on Sunday, April 25th in the Parish Hall!


The Mission Team is offering you an opportunity to help a very special group here on Galveston Island. Since 1953, the Sunshine Center has served individuals with developmental disabilities, with a focus on the motto " disability does not mean inability ". 

We are again partnering with them to supply their clients with needed art supplies. Their wish list contains basic items that can be picked up at the grocery store or Walmart. Monetary gifts will be used to purchase specialty items for art, ceramic and exercise classes. Checks can be made out to First Lutheran with Sunshine Center in the memo line. Art supplies can be dropped off at church in the designated boxes from April 4th to May 9th

Small paint brushes
Aprons
Crayons
Pastel pencils
Acrylic paint
Modge Podge
Construction paper
2" masking tape
Markers
Colored pencils
Water color pencil
Glue sticks
Scrapbooking supplies
Crafting kits
Thank you from The Mission Team!

Feed Galveston is packaging 50,000 meals on April 24th from 9-5 in the Lyceum. We have two hour shifts available and are seeking volunteers. To learn more about this ministry or to sign up for a shift, please contact  emily@firstlutherangalveston.com

THANK YOU to the Men’s Club for the Take Out/Delivery Gumbo Dinner on March 28th!  Thank you to those who ordered Gumbo too!

Plumbing Supplies St. Philip’s Lutheran Church, Fridley, MN has provided plumbing supplies to help families recover in the aftermath of the freeze. If you or someone you know needs plumbing supplies, contact the Church Office.

Bible Time Travel Lesson 11 is now available! Later this week, we will also post a special Holy Week lesson that reads the stories of Maundy Thursday and Good Friday. Kids from K-6 will enjoy weekly videos that help them dive into the bible stories. Find the videos at: http://www.firstlutherangalveston.com/kids-mission  Contact  emily@firstlutherangalveston.com for lesson supplies.


Worship Virtually – Sundays 10:00 am

 

Worship Safely In Person – 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 – 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.

Help The Massai! Appeal Update: THANK YOU! Because of your generosity, ALL 6 Massai girls will be able to continue in school for this academic year!  THANK YOU for your support of this important life changing effort.

Offering  $15,783 (From all Easter services and online giving)


Attendance
- In-person:  64 (4/1), 92 (4/2), 32 (4/3), 299 (4/4) 
- Virtually Online:
  Maundy Thursday Services: 329 
  Good Friday Services: 272
  Easter Vigil Service: 67 views
  Easter Sunday Worship Services: 373 views
  Bible Time Travel
      Lesson 11: 108
      Bonus Lesson: 4 views
      Lesson 10: 120 views
      Lesson 9: 54 views
      Lesson 8: 71 views
      Lesson 7: 61 views
      Lesson 6: 55 views
      Lesson 5: 21 views
      Lesson 4: 33 views
      Lesson 3: 42 views
      Lesson 2: 30 views
      Lesson 1: 136 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays
Bowen Busking 5th
Mary Gillane 5th
Khole Albakari 6th
Nancy Stephenson 6th
Helga Garcia 7th
Merrijo Shaffer 7th
Christi Wendt 9th
Carolyn Hill 10th
Sydney Moon 10th
Noah Rice 10th
Janis Layer 11th

Anniversaries
Paul and Christi Wendt 9th

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