Wednesday Night FAITHTIME at FIRST!
Faithtime is an evening of “Sharing Christ’s Love” through fellowship, food, music & arts, games, and education
for children, youth, and adults. All members and guests of First Lutheran Church are welcome to participate (September-April) in any of Faithtime’s activities! Faithtime begins Wednesday, September 6!
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Come enjoy a delicious dinner that is continuously served from
5 to 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday evening. The cost of the meal is
$2 for children ages 3 through 11, $4 for ages 12 through adult,
or $15 per family. Every week a dinner team will prepare a meal for
your enjoyment. A complete listing of the meals at will be served
can be viewed at the below link.
FAITHTIME DINNER MENU
MESSAGE, MUSIC, MOTION & GAMES
The goal of the Faithtime Message, Music, Motion & Games is to provide Christian education and foster a love
for worship and a desire to use musical and artistic gifts for the glory of God.
Message: Children will learn the foundational stories of faith from the Bible.
Music: Children will proclaim their faith through singing, instruments and hand chimes.
Motion: Children will share their faith through crafts, theatre, puppets, service projects and much more!
Games: Children will engage in activities and games that relate to the weekly Message.
Please Note: Faithtime children K-6 are invited to bring items for Lutheran World Relief School Kits. We would
love to have donations of: 70–sheet spiral notebooks (no loose-leaf paper), 30 cm rulers, pencil sharpeners,
blunt scissors, #2 unsharpened pencils, black or blue ballpoint pens, Crayola crayons (16 or 24 count) and
2 ½” erasers. Please bring them to Faithtime during the month of September. We will be packaging school
kits on Wednesday, October 4.
Worship Opportunities - Faithtime children K-6 will be participating in the following worship services:
Reformation Celebration - Sunday, October 29 at 9:15 a.m.
Thanksgiving Eve - Wednesday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Program - Sunday, December 17 at 10 a.m.
Holy Week - Palm Sunday - March 25, 2018 at 10 a.m. (Grades K, 1 & 2)
Maundy Thursday - March 29, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Musical "A Technicolor Promise " - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:30 & 10 a.m.
Confirmation is designed to nurture and grow faith for our 7th & 8th grade students. It is an exciting opportunity for youth to continue to understand the Bible and their Lutheran faith and to experience God’s love. They meet with Pastor Laura or Pastor Matt and a dedicated team of adult mentors every Wednesday evening from 6:00-7:30 p.m.for a lesson about the Bible or the Small Catechism. They also work with the Director of Youth & Family Ministry to complete service projects and have fellowship events throughout the year.
On select Wednesdays, you can participate in The Lutheran Course. Have you ever wondered what makes Lutheran Christians distinct from our brothers and sisters in other denominations? While we all confess the
same creeds and believe in the same Lord, there is a unique Lutheran “flavor” to our understanding of the sacraments and the Bible. Also, our Reformation history and heritage give us a particular perspective on our
faith. Come and learn a little about what it means to be “Lutheran” in today’s world! This class will be taught
by a team of lay leaders from the congregation and will meet on the following Wednesdays from 6–7 p.m.
in Grace Place.
• September 6 — How to Tell the Difference Between the Law and the Gospel
• September 20 — Five Things You Should Know about the Lutheran Reformation
• September 27 — The Anatomy of a Baptism
Coming in October and November...How to Receive Communion, The Three Most Rebellious Things Jesus
Did, How to Read the Bible, and How to Share Your Faith with Someone.
First Book Club
Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book "The Glass Castle" and faith response to the author Jeannette Walls on Wednesday, September 13 at 5:30 p.m. in Grace Place. Linda Storm is the facilitator of this group. A listing of the 2017-18 book titles and authors can be viewed at the below link.
October’s book title is People of the Book written by Geraldine Brooks. Inspired by a true story, People
of the Book is a novel of sweeping historical grandeur and intimate emotional intensity by an acclaimed
and beloved author. Called “a tour de force” by the San Francisco Chronicle, this ambitious, electrifying
work traces the harrowing journey of the famed Sarajevo Haggadah, a beautifully illuminated Hebrew manuscript created in fifteenth-century Spain. When it falls to Hanna Heath, an Australian rare-book
expert, to conserve this priceless work, the series of tiny artifacts she discovers in its ancient binding-an insect wing fragment, wine stains, salt crystals, a white hair-only begin to unlock its deep mysteries and unexpectedly plunges Hanna into the intrigues of fine art forgers and ultra-nationalist fanatics. Hurry
and begin reading this bestselling novel that follows a rare manuscript through centuries of exile and war.
2017-18 SCHEDULE FOR FIRST BOOK CLUB
Open to all! Music groups for 6th-12th graders...short term commitment. Give it a try! Practices will be held from
5:15–5:45 p.m. in the Choir Room on the following Wednesdays.
Activity Practice Dates Lead Worship
Bells September 20-October 18 October 22 at 10 a.m.
(No practice October 11)
Choir November 1-November 15 November 19 at 8:30 a.m.
Band November 29-December 13 December 17 at 10 a.m.
Bells January 10-January 31, 2018 February 4 at 8:30 a.m.
Sanctuary Choir: A vocal choir for adults, high school age and older. The Sanctuary Choir provides worship leadership and music at the 8:30 a.m. traditional service. The choir rehearses from 7–8 p.m. in the Choir Room.
(Rehearsals begin Wednesay, August 31.)
3:15 p.m. Check In, Snack, Opening Activities
3:45 p.m. Message, Music, Motion & Games Rotation
(Grades K-6) )
4:00 p.m. Youth Room Open (Grades 9-12)
5:00-6:15 p.m. Dinner Served
5:15-5:45 p.m. Youth Music (Grades 6-12)
5:20-5:30 p.m. Closing in Sanctuary (Grades K-6)
5:30 p.m. Check Out in Sanctuary (Grades K-6)
5:30 p.m. First Book Club
(Second Wednesday of each month)
5:45 p.m. Senior High Youth Group (Grades 9-12)
6:00 p.m. Adult Education (Select Wednesdays each month)
6:00 p.m. Confirmation (Grades 7-8)
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
All members and guests of First Lutheran Church are welcome to join Faithtime activities at anytime. Please contact any member of the staff or the church office at 944-3196 to register for these activities.