Posts with the category “congregational-updates”

Congregational Update: 2/23/2024
by Steve Osero on February 23rd, 2024
FIRST COMMUNION CLASS Here at First Lutheran, families with their kids decide what age they should receive God's good sacrament. Please talk it over with your young ones, it doesn't matter how young they are, and let us know if you are interested.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 2/17/2024
by Steve Osero on February 17th, 2024
Dear Church Family,SUNDAY FEB. 18 9am Worship 10am Sunday School, Choir, Bible Study in North ClassroomWednesday: 5:30 Supper (FURNACE FUND: Council serves in Fellowship Hall) & BINGO or BIBLE STUDY (in north classroom)6:30 pm WORSHIP  Thursday: 8am Bible Study 8:30am Quilters In February: Larry & Julie Riemenschneider are our Ushers, and Elaine Meyer is our Lector and will provide Communion Bread...  Read More
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Congregational Update: 2/9/2024
by Steve Osero on February 9th, 2024
Sunday, Feb. 11th: 9am Worship 10am MARDI GRAS POTLUCK & BINGO (please bring a dish to pass) NO SUNDAY SCHOOL or CHOIR Ash Wednesday: 5:30 Supper & BINGO (Fellowship Hall) or BIBLE STUDY (in north classroom) 6:30 pm WORSHIP 7:15pm CHURCH COUNCIL  Read More
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Congregational Update: 2/2/2024
by Steve Osero on February 2nd, 2024
Dear Church Family,Sunday, Feb. 4th: 9am Worship 10am Coffee & Treats, Sunday School, and ChoirWednesday: NO SUPPER6pm Confirmation, K-5 Youth & Hi League, 6pm Men in Mission Dinner 7pm Youth and Education CommitteeThursday: 8am Bible Study 8:30am Quilters SUNDAY FEB. 11 9am Worship  10am BINGO & MARDI GRAS POTLUCK (please bring a dish to pass)NO SUNDAY SCHOOL or CHOIR In February: Larry & Julie R...  Read More
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Congregational Update: 1/26/2024
by Steve Osero on January 27th, 2024
Dear Church Family, Sunday, Jan. 28th 9am Worship 10am Coffee & Treats, Sunday School, ChiorWednesday: 5:30 Youth/Family Supper6pm Confirmation, K-5 Youth & High League Thursday: 8am Bible Study 8:30am Quilters SUNDAY: 9am Worship 10am Coffee & Treats, Choir & Sunday School In January:WE THANK Lectors Julie Riemenschneider & Gwen Wold, Glen & Bobbi Clausen for serving as Ushers & providing Communi...  Read More
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Congregational Update: 1/19/2024
by Steve Osero on January 20th, 2024
Dear Church Family, Sunday, Jan. 21st: 9am Worship 10am Coffee & Treats, Sunday School, Education & Evangelism meeting.Wednesday: 5:30 Youth/Family Supper6pm Confirmation, K-5 Youth & High League Thursday: 8am Bible Study 8:30am Quilters SUNDAY: 9am Worship 10am Coffee & Treats, Choir & Sunday School In January:Lector Julie Riemenschneider; Ushers & Communion Bread: Glen & Bobbi Clausen FIRST LUTH...  Read More
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Congregational Update: 1/12/2024
by Steve Osero on January 12th, 2024
January is National Mentoring month- We currently have 20 waiting mentees in Polk County, so our need for mentors is huge. We have 3 options for you to share about Kinship's needs with your congregation.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 1/5/2024
by Steve Osero on January 5th, 2024
January 7th 3pm Ecumenical Community Prayer Service for Peace at First Lutheran. Please invite everyone to this event.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 12/29/2023
by Steve Osero on December 30th, 2023
Ecumenical Community Prayer Service For Peace on Sunday, January 7th, at 3 pm at First Lutheran. All are invited!  Read More
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Congregational Update: 12/22/2023
by Steve Osero on December 22nd, 2023
SUNDAY, DEC. 24TH CHRISTMAS EVE WORSHIP SERVICES: 9am Worship (Streamed Live) 4:30 Christmas Service w/Candles and Communion. (Streamed Live) 9pm Christmas w/Candles and Communion. There will be no service on Christmas Day.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 12/15/2023
by Steve Osero on December 15th, 2023
Sunday, Dec. 17th, at 9am our children will present "The Greatest Gift Christmas Pageant" during worship. They have been working so hard and look forward to performing for all of us. They are wonderful singers! Don't miss it!  Read More
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Congregational Update: 12/8/2023
by Steve Osero on December 8th, 2023
Saturday, Dec. 9th: THE CHRISTMAS PROGRAM PRACTICE scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9th, has been CANCELLED. We will practice after church on Sunday.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 11/30/2023
by Steve Osero on November 30th, 2023
JIM'S BARNYARD TREE is up in the entryway for families to take their ornaments to use as gifts for family and friends. Checks for these ornaments should be made payable to First Lutheran Church with "Good Gifts" in the memo line. For families who wish to donate to Good Gifts for something other than what is on the ornaments (roosters, Family Farm, goat, cow, bees, etc., please pick up the ELCA Good Gifts catalog by the Advent calendars and Bible Study booklets. For the younger folks, there are coloring books, stickers, and piggy banks up front by the candy dish!  Read More
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Congregational Update: 11/22/2023
by Steve Osero on November 22nd, 2023
Wednesday, November 22nd: Thanksgiving Community Service St. Joseph Catholic Church. Wednesday November 22nd, 7pm  Read More
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Congregational Update: 11/17/2023
by Steve Osero on November 17th, 2023
Thanksgiving Community Service St. Joseph Catholic Church. Wednesday November 22nd, 7pm  Read More
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Congregational Update: 11/10/2023
by Steve Osero on November 11th, 2023
CHURCH COUNCIL met on Wednesday, November 8th. Here are the new officers and Council committee assignments: President: Neil Pickard Vice President: Tony Aizpurua Secretary: Jessica Smith Worship/Parish Life & Long-Range Planning: Gwen Wold and Trudy Mattison Parish Education / Youth: Tony Aizpurua and Andrea Van Someren Evangelism: Elaine Meyer and Jessica Smith Church in Society: Dianne McLeod Property / Audio Visual: Dave Curtis, Gary Ganje, and Del Schalz Stewardship / Life Endowment: Matt Johnson Thank you for your leadership!  Read More
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Congregational Update: 11/3/2023
by Steve Osero on November 4th, 2023
DON'T FORGET TO TURN YOUR CLOCKS BACK ONE HOUR before going to bed on Saturday evening, November 4th.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 10/27/2023 - Confirmation Week
by Steve Osero on October 27th, 2023
This Sunday, October 29th, we'll worship at 9am with Confirmation, Please pray for our young people being confirmed on Sunday and their families: Weston Facchinni, Amelia Fronczek-Rude, Craig Hoffmann, Brady Johnson, Katelyn Osero, Lillee Steen, Aurora White, and Emelia Yeske.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 10/20/2023
by Steve Osero on October 20th, 2023
This Sunday, October 22nd, we'll worship at 9am, followed at 10am by Coffee Hour (with cake for Roger's birthday), Sunday School, and Choir. Please join us and invite others. DONATIONS FROM LOONEY LUTHERANS: We sent $1600 to the Amery Area Food Shelf.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 10/13/2023
by Steve Osero on October 13th, 2023
Annual meeting 9am this Sunday Service at 10. Potluck at 11. Looney Lutherans at 12. Open to the public, free will offering.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 10/6/2023
by Steve Osero on October 6th, 2023
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! Looking ahead to next Sunday, October 15th: It will be a FUN DAY at First Lutheran, with a changed schedule!! ANNUAL MEETING will be held at 9am, Worship at 10am, Old fashioned Lutheran Potluck at 11am, Followed by a noon program by the LOONEY LUTHERANS (from Church Basement Ladies) at noon. Please invite all looney Lutherans and anyone else you can think of for a lot of joy and laughter.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 9/29/2023
by Steve Osero on October 1st, 2023
We need ushers for October. Please email back if you can help. Thanks! ANNUAL REPORT REMINDER! Articles and reports to be included in the ANNUAL REPORT ARE DUE IN TO THE OFFICE A.S.A.P. This includes WELCA, Men in Mission, Property Committee, Worship/Parish Life & Long Range Planning Committee, Youth & Parish Education, Church in Society, Quilters, Choir, Life Endowment, Evangelism and Stewardship. Committee leaders or their Council representatives should submit reports.   Read More
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Congregational Update: 9/22/2023
by Steve Osero on September 22nd, 2023
This Sunday we will celebrate God’s gift of creation, and we seek to be good stewards. After the 9am service, EVERYONE (young & older) please grab a cup of coffee & treat in the F.H. and then come out to Bill Zager’s at 10:15am for a tour as we enjoy God’s creation.  Read More
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Save the Date
by Steve Osero on September 20th, 2023
9am Annual Meeting 10am Worship 11am Potluck Noon Program by the Looney Ladies (an offshoot of the nit musical "Church Basement Ladies")  Read More
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Congregational Update: 9/15/2023
by Steve Osero on September 16th, 2023
MARK YOUR CALENDARS! SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th, will be a FUN DAY at First Lutheran, with a slightly changed schedule!! Our ANNUAL MEETING will be held at 9am, Worship at 10am, Potluck at 11am, followed by a noon program by the LOONEY LUTHERANS (from Church Basement Ladies).  Read More
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Congregational Update: 9/8/2023 RALLY SUNDAY
by Steve Osero on September 8th, 2023
It's the First Day of Sunday School! RALLY DAY Sunday (Sept. 10th) Worship at 9am 10am Coffee & Treats, Sunday School (Bingo with candy prizes) We are excited to get the kids back and start another year of Sunday School with them! It's also an important Sunday for parents to join us as well so we can get feedback on how to improve what we are doing for our youth and plan for the year.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 9/1/2023
by Steve Osero on September 1st, 2023
9-10-23: Rally Sunday (1st Day of Sunday School) 9-13-23: 1st Day of Confirmation  Read More
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Congregational Update: 8/25/2023
by Steve Osero on August 25th, 2023
Tuesday 6pm Audit Committee Thursday 8:00am Bible Study Thursday 8:30am Quilters Sunday 9am Worship 10am Coffee Foster Care Help Needed.  Read More
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8/27/2023 Outdoor Worhip and Church Picnic
by Steve Osero on August 23rd, 2023
Sunday 8/27/23 Bring a chair for outdoor worship and church picnic.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 8/18/2023
by Steve Osero on August 18th, 2023
CHURCH PICNIC on Sunday, August 27th! We'll worship outside that morning (weather permitting) and have a picnic following, served by our Church Council.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 8/10/2023
by Steve Osero on August 10th, 2023
Dear Church Family, Youth: Aug. 23rd Valley Fair trip. Please email or call office a.s.a.p. if interested. Thank you for your continual prayers, support, and financial support of our shared ministry of First Lutheran. More....  Read More
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Congregational Update: 8/4/2023
by Steve Osero on August 5th, 2023
Youth: This Wed. 7:30a-3:30p Feed My Starving Children & Whirlyball. Aug. 23rd Valley Fair trip. Please email or call office a.s.a.p. if interested.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 7/28/2023
by Steve Osero on July 28th, 2023
Dear Church Family, Thank you for your continual prayers, support, and financial support of our shared ministry of First Lutheran. This Sunday, July 30th, we'll have worship at 9am. Many thanks to our July Ushers: Glen & Bobbi Clausen, Marv Maxon, Lee Jones, Lyle Kaehler, Gwen Wold, Larry & Julie Riemenschneider, Al & Diane Amans, and Marlin & Judy Swanson (Sorry if we missed anyone!); to our Lectors Jim Kuchenmeister, Julie Riemenschneider, and Elaine Meyer; and to Linda Millermon for providing Communion Bread. Looking ahead to August, we need Lectors and Ushers. Linda Millermon will provide Communion Bread. You are invited to the Bible Study at 8am on Thursday mornings. The Salvation Army Shower goes through July 30th. The Church in Society Committee is collecting pillows and non-perishable food items for the shelter in Barron through this Sunday, July 30th. In August, Church in Society will begin collecting items for School Kits. Painters are wanted for the homeless shelter in Barron. Happy Birthday! 31 Weston Facchinni, Cora Severson August 1 Jill Olson 2 Diane Amans, John Nelson 4 Tyler Bauermeister 5 Bev Hallstrom Happy Anniversary! 31 Larry & Claudia Behne (52 years) 8/4 Don & Janeen Sorensen (44 years) Blessings, Pastor Tim & Karen  Read More
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Congregational Update: 7/21/2023
by Steve Osero on July 21st, 2023
From Pastor Keith Ruehlow: Dear Pastor Tim & First Lutheran Friends: Thank you for the beautiful flower arrangement that you sent for my last Sunday at Our Savior's. it was a memorable day spent with family, friends, and parishioners from different eras of my ministry. I will always be grateful for the partnership that Our Savior's and First shared together. I always felt welcome at First whether it was leading worship for a Lenten round-robin service or enjoying a great meal. Thank you for the ways you continue to love and serve Jesus in our community. I also thank Pastor Tim for his friendship and partnership in the Gospel. Grace & Peace Always, Pastor Keith  Read More
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Congregational Update: 7/14/2023
by Steve Osero on July 14th, 2023
Thank you for your continual prayers, support, and financial support of our shared ministry of First Lutheran. This Sunday, July 16th, we'll have worship at 9am.  Read More
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Congregational Update: 7/7/2023
by Steve Osero on July 7th, 2023
Dear Church Family, Thank you for your continual prayers, support, and financial support of our shared ministry of First Lutheran. This Sunday, July 9th, we'll have worship at 9am. We need Ushers and a Lector for July. Please call the church office if you are available. THE LANDSCAPE COMMITTEE and any willing volunteers are invited to meet at 10am on Monday, July 10th, to weed our church gardens. Please bring any tools you think will help with this project! Bible Study at 8am on Thursday mornings will resume starting July 13th. July 16-20 Community VBS 5-7:30pm VBS Registration Link here... : Vacation Bible School Registration 2023 AT FIRST LUTHERAN THIS YEAR with Wapo Staff Amery Community VBS is open to all kids entering 4k-5th, and all older youth as volunteers VBS Registration Link here... : Vacation Bible School Registration 2023  Read More
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Congregational Update: 6/30/2023
by Steve Osero on June 30th, 2023
This Sunday, July 2nd, we'll have worship at 9am. We need Ushers and a Lector for July. Please call the church office if you are available. Bible Study at 8am on Thursday mornings will resume starting July 13th. NO Bible Study on July 6th. July 16-20 Community VBS 5-7:30pm VBS Registration Link here... : Vacation Bible School Registration 2023 AT FIRST LUTHERAN THIS YEAR with Wapo Staff Amery Community VBS is open to all kids entering 4k-5th, and all older youth as volunteers  Read More
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Congregational Update: 6/23/2023
by Steve Osero on June 23rd, 2023
Dear Church Family,Thank you for your continual prayers, support, and financial support of our shared ministry of First Lutheran.REMINDER! Community Sewing Day on Saturday, June 24th, for LITTLE DRESSES FOR AFRICA at Peace Lutheran Church in Dresser from 9am-2pm. Light lunch provided! All are welcome!This Sunday, June 25th, we'll have worship at 9am. WE THANK Jim & Linda Kuchenmeister, Larry & Jul...  Read More
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Congregational Update: 6/16/2023
by Steve Osero on June 17th, 2023
Thank you for your continual prayers, support, and financial support of our shared ministry of First Lutheran.This Sunday, June 18th, we'll have worship at 9am.In June Jim & Linda Kuchenmeister are our Ushers and Lectors.There will be no Bible Study on Thursday mornings during June.WE NEED A LECTOR FOR JULY! Please call the church office if you are available.YOUTH/FAMILY EVENTSJuly 16-20 Community...  Read More
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Congregational Update: 6/9/2023
by Steve Osero on June 9th, 2023
Dear Church Family,Thank you for your continual prayers, support, and financial support of our shared ministry of First Lutheran.BACKPACK BASH! A fundraiser for the Salvation Army Backpack Program will be held on June 9th from 4-8pm at the Amery Fire Hall. This program supported more than 360 families in Polk County each week.This Sunday, June 11th, we'll have worship at 9am. In June Jim & Linda K...  Read More
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