Salads & Desserts needed for Maundy Thursday Luncheon – The tradition continues at First Lutheran to offer a meal following the Noon Maundy Thursday service. Please sign up to bring a cake or a Jell-O salad at the signup desk this weekend. Thanks in advance for delicious food.
Help us Prepare for Holy Week – We want to make this place shine for Easter Sunday, which takes a lot of extra cleaning before, after and between Holy Week Services. If you can help with some clean up or with moving furniture please contact Head Custodian Shawn Gilpin at firstname.lastname@example.org or 365-1494 x105.
Join us for Holy Week Worship – Join us in worship as we recount the journey of Jesus’ capture, trial, death and resurrection during our Holy Week Services. We will hold services at 12 and 6:30 p.m. on Maundy Thursday, 5:30 and 8 p.m. on Good Friday, a 5 p.m. Easter Vigil service on Saturday and our standard 8, 9:30 & 11 a.m. worship times on Easter Sunday morning. Details for the services can be found on our website.
Annual Easter Egg Hunt – Join us and other area churches for the Annual Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 19, starting at 10 a.m. from St. Paul’s United Methodist, just up the road at 1340 3rd Ave. SE We will walk from there over to Redmond Park together.
High School Summer Adventure Trip – Colorado here we come! We will be heading to Colorado to Sky Ranch for some backpacking and rafting in the mountains! Here are some additional details for planning:
Date: June 14-21 (Approximate)
Cost: $500 (Approximate) assistance may be available.
Who: Completed 9-12 grade (Friends are welcome!)
Max Participants: 20 (Approximate)
If you are interested in this trip please contact Michael Beckmann at Michaelb@firstlutherancr.org.
St. Louis Baseball Trip – Men & Boys, join us for a day of baseball, fun, and fellowship on Saturday, July 19 for the Dodgers vs. the Cardinals in St. Louis. We’ll visit historic Busch Stadium and brand new Ballpark Village and Cardinal Hall of Fame. Cost is $125 before May 1, $139 after. Price includes a $90 ticket to this premiere game. Open to age 16 and older accompanied by an adult. Space is limited so sign at the sign-up table in the entry area.
Habitat for Humanity Build – Will you please roll up our sleeves to help build a home for a family in our community? We are looking for 18-20 volunteers from First Lutheran from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. both Friday, May 2nd and Saturday, May 3rd to work on the walls and roof, and provide lunch for our workers as part of the Thrivent for Lutherans Annual Build. Please visit the Habitat Promo Table this weekend to get involved.
Family Promise Hosting Week – We are privileged to be hosting Family Promise during Holy Week this year. What better way to show Christ-like love than to reach out to families in need? At all of the services this weekend there will be opportunities for you to sign up to help provide meals, be an evening or overnight host, and to provide needed items for the week. Please check your calendar and then stop in the Narthex Sunday to see how you might be able to help.
Big Magic Breakfast– Join Pastor Craig for breakfast for a good cause from 7:30-8:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 24. Pastor Craig is the emcee for this year’s Big Brothers, Big Sisters “Big Magic” Breakfast at the Marriott on Collins Road. This is an “ask” event, meaning at the end of the morning you can make a donation to Big Brothers or you can simply go to hear more about this wonderful program changing children’s lives in Eastern Iowa.
Helping Hands Progressive Dinner – Help our Ministry Partners in Community Outreach by joining a Progressive Dinner on Friday, April 25. The evening will begin at 5 p.m. with Soup & Salad at St. Paul’s United Methodist. Next, we’ll head home to First Lutheran for a good old-fashioned roast beef dinner. Finally, we’ll head to First Congregational Church for dessert! Seating is limited so get your tickets early! Tickets are $15 per person or $30 for a family and are available in the church office or at the Information Desk.
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