Wednesday Night FAITHTIME at FIRST!
Faithtime is an afternoon and evening of “Sharing Christ’s Love” through fellowship, music, education,
and a meal 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 is in full swing!
- No Faithtime March 18 & March 25.
Come enjoy a delicious dinner that is continuously served from
5 to 6 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
Downloadable 2019-20 Registration Form (PDF)
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The goal of Faithtime Kids Message, Music & Motion is to provide Christian education and foster a love for worship and adesire to use musical and artistic gifts for the glory of God.
The Orange Curriculum Focus for March is entitled “Forgiveness Is Up to You.” This month, children will
begin to understand how forgiveness starts with us and the bottom line is that we should treat others the way we want to be treated. Some of the stories featured this month include: The Unmerciful Servant, Zacchaeus, and the Lost Son. An important component of Faithtime is memorizing Bible verses. Some of us may question why it is important for our children to learn memory verses. The Bible gives us many reasons to make scripture reading
a priority. Here are a few of them:
• It helps us to know and love God (Matthew 22:37).
• It is food for the soul (Matthew 4:4).
• It protects our hearts and minds from sin (Psalm 119:11).
• It helps us know how to pray (John 15:7 — God’s Word expresses His will. If we have God’s
Word in us, we will more likely pray in accordance with His will).
• It is filled with promises for the believer in Christ (See an example of one of God’s promises
to us in Hebrews 13:5).
• It prepares and equips us to share God’s truth with others (1 Peter 3:15: 2 Timothy 3:16-17).
It helps us love and encourage others (Hebrews 10:24; 2 Timothy 4:2).
Reminder: Faithtime Kids will not meet on Wednesday, February 26 but all are invited
to attend worship for Ash Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
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, service projects, activities and games!
Worship Opportunities - All Faithtime children will be participating in the following services:
Sunday, November 17, 2019 at 8:15 or 10:30 a.m.
K & 3rd graders will recieve Bibles
Christmas Program "All About That Baby" - Sunday, December 8, 2019 at 10:30 a.m.
Palm Sunday - April 5, 2020
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, to experience God’s love,
and to connect with their siblings in Christ in meaningful ways. They meet with Pastor Laura and a dedicated
team of adult mentors every Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. for a lesson about the Bible or the Small Catechism. They also work with Haylee Gustafson, Director of Youth & Family Ministry, to complete service
projects and have special events throughout the year.
October 30, 2019 - Boo-4-Food
January 29, 2020 - Wingo
April 29, 2020 - End-of-the-year Celebration
First Book Club — Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book “Mayday” and faith response to the author Karen Harrington on Wednesday, March 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Grace Place. A listing of the 2019-20 book titles and authors can be viewed at the below link.
- April’s book title is The Dollmaker of Krakow by R.M. Romeo. In the land of dolls, there is magic. In
the land of humans, there is war. Everywhere there is pain. But together there is hope. Karolina is a
living doll whose king and queen have been overthrown. But when a strange wind spirits her away from
the Land of the Dolls, she finds herself in Kraków, Poland, in the company of the Dollmaker, a man with
an unusual power and a marked past. The Dollmaker has learned to keep to himself, but Karolina’s courageous and compassionate manner lead him to smile and to even befriend a violin-playing father
and his daughter—that is, once the Dollmaker gets over the shock of realizing a doll is speaking to him.
But their newfound happiness is dashed when Nazi soldiers descend upon Poland. Karolina and the
Dollmaker quickly realize that their Jewish friends are in grave danger, and they are determined to help
save them, no matter what the risks. Hurry and pick up a copy today of this astonishing debut novel
that will have a lasting impact on everyone who reads it!
2019-20 SCHEDULE FOR FIRST BOOK CLUB
Open to all! Music groups for 4th-9th 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
Band (6th-9th graders) September 16-October 9, 2019 October 13 at 8:15 a.m. service
Bells (4th-9th graders) October 9-November 20, 2019 November 27 at 6:30 p.m. service
Bells (4th-9th graders) January 15-February 19, 2020 February 26 at 6:30 p.m. service
Band (6th-9th graders) March 11-April 1, 2020 April 5 at 10:30 a.m. service
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.
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.