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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

 

June 1, 2021

Graduate Recognition We will honor our graduates from High School, College and Graduate School this coming Sunday, June 6th, during the worship service. Our graduates are invited to be part of the procession into worship and will be recognized during the worship service. We are proud of our graduates achievements as they continue to explore where God is leading them in life!

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.

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.

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.

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_@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 .
 
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 ‚Äď 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 ‚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  $5256

Attendance

- In-person:  103


- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):
  
  Sermon: 173 views
  Worship Service: 122 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Matt Frye 4th
  • Jackie Sauceda 4th

Anniversaries

  • Jack and Vera Danner 3rd
  • Robert and Justina Boysen 5th

 

May 24, 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.

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. 

THANK YOU to everyone who participated in the Pentecost Processional today (May 23rd). Everyone did an amazing job and the processional went very smoothly. From the bottom of my heart I thank you. -Adam Palmer

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_@yahoo.com.  Leave a message and Jim will respond as soon as he is able.

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 ‚Äď 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 ‚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  $8494

Attendance

- In-person:   129


- Virtually Online (Includes Facebook, YouTube, and Website views):
  Children's Message: 49 views
  Sermon: 115 views
  Worship Service: 122 views
  
This Week’s Birthdays

  • Heather Chide 24th
  • Anthony Grizzaffi 24th
  • Cheryl Stein 25th
  • Clay Lewis 26th
  • John Adams 27th
  • Max Bariselle 27th
  • Sue Rice 27th
  • Katherine Stevens 28th
  • Joyce Ekelund 29th
  • Haile Hernandez 31st
  • Lou Muller 31st

Anniversaries

  • Keith and Joyce Folzman 26th
  • Donnie and Caroline Hill 27th
  • ¬†

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 ‚Äď 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 ‚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  $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 ‚Äď 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 ‚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  $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 ‚Äď 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 ‚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  $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

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