September 26

Pray that we might grasp the tenacity of God’s concern for those suffering from poverty and hunger, here and around the world. Embrace God’s call to care for our neighbors in need and to end poverty and hunger through our shared compassion, resources, wisdom and resolve.

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T.A.P (The Alleluia Program) 2022- 2023 is BACK! Our first day will be Sept. 14th.  We will meet on each Wednesday from after school-6pm.  There is a registration packet to sign up your child(ren). We still need Table Parents, Kitchen Helpers, Dessert donations. The sign-up sheet, packets, and schedule will be in the Narthex.  Pastor Jeff and I will still be able to pick up children from St. Joe’s and WAEC.  There will be a permission slip to be filled out prior.  Make sure you sign your children up; this is going to be an Outreach Ministry that will be full of fun, friends, laughter, and learning of God’s Love.  If you have any questions, please call Cheri at (814) 688-0640.


Each year, as part of our baptismal promises to our church family’s and their kids, First Lutheran gives a bible to the children so they can begin/continue their relationship with the Kid’s Visual Study Bible.  This year Emma Labowski, Allison Bussoletti, and Madison Bussoletti will be receiving their bibles on Rally Day, Sunday, September 11th , at 11 a.m. service.

Sunday’s Cool will start back up Sunday, Sept. 11th!! At 9:25 AM!!  As part of our church family’s baptismal promise to you and your child(ren) to help them grow in their faith and learn more deeply how much God loves them, we are encouraging you to take advantage of Sunday’s Cool.

We have amazing people who have dedicated time to plan lessons and to teach and share the faith with our kids.  Without them we couldn’t have a great Sunday’s Cool!  We don’t want you and the kids to miss out.

All the children from 4 years old – up to 12th grade will meet in the Narthex at 9:25 AM. for an All Kids Sunday School. Your children will learn to play boom whackers this year and possibly perform during worship service.  We look forward to seeing your child(ren) at Sunday’s Cool!!!

Save the date:  September 23rd is  Family Fun Night!

We needed to cancel this in July so let’s try again!!  At 6:00pm we will meet at the church (hopefully outside) we will have a PIZZA and a devotion.  Then we will tie dye pillowcases!!  Please sign-up in the Narthex, so I can buy enough pillowcases and pizza.  Any questions, call Cheri.


Join us on Tuesday, September 20th for a take-out spaghetti dinner fundraiser to provide free books for babies, toddlers and elementary school kids!  Drive thru the parking lot at First Lutheran to pick up your homemade spaghetti and drop off a donation!  See you between 4:53 – 6:49 p.m.!

All altar flower vases for 2022 are reserved, however if you would like to have flowers you can always reserve an organ vase. The cost of an organ vase is $25.00. Contact Kris Whitaker with any questions at 814-779-4527 or by email at