February 8

Pray for pastors and deacons who serve multiple congregations, and pray that congregations sharing leadership will flourish, discovering new partners, resources and assets for doing God’s work in the world.

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PANCAKE DINNER-  FEBRUARY 21
Can you smell the buttermilk curdling, the sausage sizzling, or the tasty, aroma of scratch-made buttermilk pancakes on the flat-top? Step into Niewoehner Hall, stop, close your eyes, always stop before you close your eyes, and take a super sniff with that snozz of yozz! The smell will get stronger as the Lutheran Men in Mission host a sit-down Shrove Tuesday Pancake Dinner on Tuesday, Feb. 21st! Come join us from 4:17 to 6:17 (inside) for the return of this “yummy in my tummy” event!  Sponsored by the LMM with a generous gift from Thrivent Financial.  All proceeds always benefit Seminary students. See you there!

AED TRAINING PLANNED

The recent near-tragedy at the Buffalo Bills football game underscores the need for immediate help when someone is in cardiac arrest.

First Lutheran has the required equipment- an AED- automated external defibrillator located outside the sanctuary.

What is needed is members of the congregation who to learn to use the fully automated AED. Two training sessions have been scheduled for Sunday, February 12 at 9:15AM following the 8AM worship service and 10:20AM before the 11AM worship service.

Don Worley, who will lead this training, says each session should last 15 to 20 minutes.

If interested, please let one of the ushers know.

MISSION TRIP MEETING PLANNED FOR SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 19TH RIGHT AFTER THE 11:00 A.M. WORSHIP SERVICE! 

     The informational meeting for this year’s Mission Trip to Kentucky was a success!  Mission trippers will begin selling Gertrude Hawk Easter Candy to begin fundraising for this year’s event.  It’s not too late to become a part of this year’s trip!  Notes from the meeting and Gertrude Hawk sales packets are available in the office.  Our next meeting will be on Sunday, February 19th after the 11:00 worship service.  This will be the last day to commit to becoming a part of this year’s event (and to turn in your candy order/money)!  Questions?  Call AnnaMarie Labowski (664-0223), Colleen Witmer (688-6527) or Pastor Jeff (723-6450).  We’d love to have you be part of this ministry!

Gertrude Hawk Candy Sales

 It’s that time of year again!  Gertrude Hawk  Easter Candy is being sold by members of this  year’s Mission Trip.  Mission Trippers will be available in the narthex after each service on February 5th, 12th & 19th.  (Sunday, February 19th at noon is the last time to order candy for this year!)  Payment is due with your order and candy will be delivered in plenty of time for Easter (it should be here for distribution before Palm Sunday).  If you have any questions, please call AnnaMarie Labowski (664-0223) or Colleen Witmer (688-6527).

Sunday, February 12th!!

After the 8am and 11am services, the Sunday’s Cool Children will be collecting money donations as well as providing coffee/juice and donuts in the Narthex. We are donating 100% of this collection to the ELCA World Hunger Appeal.    Take the Tackle Hunger Challenge and help make sure no one goes without food this winter.  It’s a simple way to have a great impact in our community!

PRODUCE EXPRESS ON THURSDAY, FEBRUARY16TH

Produce Express is an awesome opportunity to serve our community while fellowshipping with our church family, not to mention the awesome hot chocolate!  Volunteers are asked to arrive at 1:30PM and we serve until 3:30PM.

LET’S TRY THIS AGAIN!!
Meet at Beaty and have some fun sled riding together, on Saturday, February the 18th, at 1:00pm.   We will have fun sliding down the hill on sleds, inner tubes, and plastic trays!!  Around 2:15/2:30 we will meet over at the church and have some hot cocoa, snacks, and a craft.  All are welcome.  If there is NO SNOW, this will be cancelled, and we will reschedule.  If you have any questions, please call Cheri @ 814-688-0640. 

Altar Flower Vase Open Dates 2023

The following dates are open to reserve an altar flower vase for 2023. Altar flower vases are $27.00 plus a delivery fee of $1.25 for a total of $28.25. If you would like to reserve an altar flower vase, please contact Kris Whitaker at 814-779-4527 or by email at whitakerc@verizon.net.

*May 28 – 1 vase is available

*July 16 – 1 vase is available

*December 31 – 2 vases are available

Please remember that if a date that you want is reserved, you may want to consider an organ vase at a cost of $25.00.