Sunday Adult Seminar – Rosary Kits

We have reached the end of our Lenten Journey through Artistic Spiritual Practices: Created and Creating! In this very last week, we are putting together a Lutheran Lenten rosary. Kits are available at the round desk at First Lutheran this week. The kits come with a diagram for making the rosary as well as prayers to do with each bead. However, if you want more information or want help with creating the rosary, join us on zoom at 10:30 a.m. this Sunday, March 28.

Zoom ID: 843 6443 9242
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84364439242


You are created in the image of a creator! That means that you have the innate gift to create. Whether you know these talents already or you are just an admirer of other’s beautiful creations, I encourage you to join us this Lenten period to try out some creative spiritual practices. 

Created and Creating: A Lenten Journey through Artistic Spiritual Practices – Creative Writing

Lead by Michaela Eskew
Every Sunday at 10:30 a.m. via Zoom, now through March 28
Zoom ID: 843 6443 9242
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84364439242

You are created in the image of a creator! That means that you have the innate gift to create. Whether you know these talents already or you are just an admirer of other’s beautiful creations, I encourage you to join us this Lenten period to try out some creative spiritual practices.

This week we are doing some creative writing! I will do a recorded introduction of spiritual autobiography, then I will offer you some prompts to fill the rest of our 30 minutes together. Just hop on zoom at this link (https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84364439242) at 10:30 a.m. MST and hopefully get those divine creative juices flowing!

Coming up in the following weeks:
March 21st – Clay modeling with Jazz accompaniment
March 28th – Lutheran Rosary

Materials will be made available for pick-up for clay modeling and the Lutheran rosary, if you don’t have your own at home. Please email Michaela Eskew at michaela@flccs.net for details.

Youth Handbells Are Back!

Calling all youth in grades 2-8. You are invited to come ring handbells for a six week session. This is for returning ringers, as well as those who would like to learn how to ring. Youth will be divided into groups by grade level. Masks must be worn and social distancing will be observed. It is fun to ring bells. It is fun to make music together with other ringers. Come be part of our youth handbell program. Click here to sign up!

Adult Seminar for March 7th – Paper Cut-Outs

We have been having such a great time working with our hands in our creative Lenten Series: Created and Creating! This week we are doing paper cut-outs, like the famed artist Henri Matisse. It doesn’t require any artistic talent, just some paper (colored is better, but white still works!) and scissors. So when you join us on zoom, bring paper and scissors. Introduction to the art practice will be recorded and placed on the website for those who miss the event.

Blessings,
Michaela

Created and Creating: A Lenten Journey through Artistic Spiritual Practices

You are created in the image of a creator! That means that you have the innate gift to create. Whether you know these talents already or you are just an admirer of other’s beautiful creations, I encourage you to join us this Lenten period to try out some creative spiritual practices. In our very first session, February 21st at 10:30am MST, we will be using this sand mandala kit. You can find us on the following zoom ID: 843 6443 9242.

Whether you feel comfortable to join us via zoom or not, I encourage you to explore the following spiritual practices this Lenten season.

March 7th – Paper Cut-Outs

March 14th – Creative Writing

March 21st – Clay modeling with Jazz accompaniment

March 28th – Lutheran Rosary

Although most of these classes use materials that you will have in your home, the final two classes do require extra materials (clay, beads, string). If you would like to be provided with these materials before the zoom classes on March 21st and 28th please email Michaela Eskew at michaela@flccs.net.

Covid Vaccine Help

If you are 65+ and have not been able to make an appointment to receive your Covid vaccine, we would like to try to assist you. While there are many different ways to schedule an appointment, it isn’t always easy. If you are still waiting and would like us to work with you to obtain an appointment, please call the church office and leave your name and number and we will give you a call back to walk through the process. You can also email Pastor Carrie at carrie@flccs.net.

Making an appointment to receive a Covid vaccine can be frustrating for many. If you have successfully made appointments for yourself and feel that you would be able to assist someone else who is 65+ in making an appointment, please contact Pastor Carrie via email at carrie@flccs.net.

Labyrinth Making on the First Lutheran Lawn

We need your help this Sunday, February 28 at 10:30 a.m. to make a rope labyrinth on the First Lutheran Lawn. I need helpers to spray paint the design on the lawn, then people to trace that design with rope and secure with pegs. Then once it is created, we can all walk through it and experience the loveliness of this simple, yet meditative prayer practice!

All supplies for this project will be provided. Just bring yourself and be willing to put your hands and feet to work!

New Sunday Morning Adult Seminar

Created and Creating: A Lenten Journey through Artistic Spiritual Practices
Lead by Michaela Eskew
February 21 – March 28 2021

You are created in the image of a creator! That means that you have the innate gift to create. Whether you know these talents already or you are just an admirer of other’s beautiful creations, I encourage you to join us this Lenten period to try out some creative spiritual practices. In our very first session, February 21st at 10:30am MST, we will be doing sand mandalas!!

For those of you at First Lutheran, you received these in your Lenten Bags. If you are a visitor and want to join us you will need some sand and paper, that’s it! If you don’t have sand you can use colored pencils, but they will need to be able to be erased. We are seeking impermanence with our art this week.

You can find us on the following zoom ID: 843 6443 9242.
Whether you feel comfortable to join us via zoom or not, I encourage you to explore the following spiritual practices this Lenten season.

February 21st – Sand Mandalas
February 28th – Creating a Labyrinth on the First Lutheran Lawn (no zoom)
March 7th – Paper Cut-Outs
March 14th – Creative Writing
March 21st – Clay modeling with Jazz accompaniment
March 28th – Lutheran Rosary

New Sunday Adult Seminar!

The Great Spiritual Migration: How the World’s Largest Religion Is Seeking A Better Way to Be Christian
Led by Pastor Ralph Anderson
Sunday 10:30 a.m.
January 24 – February 14, 2021

During the next four weeks we will be exploring the ideas of provocative contemporary theologian, Brian McLaren, who invites us to reflect on our current belief systems in our search for religious meaning. “We’re a people on the move,” McLaren says. “We’re seeking a better way to be Christian.” So, join me in trying to figure out what in the world he means! It will be a fascinating journey!

Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84364439242 Meeting ID: 843 6443 9242

Netflix Watch Party – The Social Dilemma (2020)

January 22 at 9 p.m.

If you haven’t seen this documentary already, it is a must-see for anyone with a nine-year-old or older! This documentary addresses the way technology is behind the unprecedented levels of self-harm, suicide, technology addiction, depression, and rising intolerance in society today. With technology taking over more of our lives now that it ever has, it is important to know the ethics (or lack-there-of) behind some of the biggest technology companies in America. This is a critical expose that features former executives from Facebook, Google, Instagram, Pinterest, and more exposing the gloomy underside of social media. It’s not all dark though, this eye-opening documentary shows us the ways that social media can be used for good and were ultimately created with good intentions. This documentary helps us to regulate social media when it has been known to not regulate itself. How do we use social media as the tool it is meant to be rather than being played by it? 

Join me on a late Friday night (after bedtime) for a Netflix Watch Party. There will be a chat box next to the movie that will allow us to interact and discuss while we watch. **You will need to have a Netflix subscription to join and add the Teleparty extension to your Google Chrome browser. More information can be found here: https://www.netflixparty.com

If you are interested in this event, please email michaela@flccs.net. The link to the watch party can only be shared at the start of the event, so to receive the link you will need to RSVP via email before the event date and time.

New Sunday Adult Seminar

FAITH & JUSTICE: MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR.’S SERMONS
Led by Michaela Eskew
January 10 & January 17 10:30 a.m. over Zoom

As we approach Martin Luther King Jr. Day and in the midst of a tumultuous year of racial conversations, we will spend the next two weeks listening to and reading four of MLK Jr’s most famous sermons and speeches. Along with his famous “I Have a Dream” speech and “Letter from Birmingham Jail,” we will also explore “The Death of Evil Upon the Seashore” and “I’ve Been to the Mountaintop.” These speeches resonate with biblical allusions and deep theological understanding, while also transporting us right into the middle of the Civil Rights movement of the 50s and 60s.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84364439242
Meeting ID: 843 6443 9242

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