It is that time of year! If you would like to designate a poinsettia in memory of or in honor of a loved one, you may do so by clicking here: https://flccs.net/ministries/christmas-poinsettia.
Complete the form and follow the instructions to pay online. You may also mail your requests to the church along with your check. A dedication list will be published in the Ekklesia on December 23and also posted on our website. The cost is $9.00 per plant. Designations must be received no later than Thursday, December 17. Your poinsettia will be available for pick-up Monday, December 21 through Wednesday, December 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m..
Join our lunch and learn on Thursday, November 12th at 12 p.m. MST via Zoom!
Meeting ID: 872 8087 5301
Tim Ternes is the Director of The Saint John’s Bible at the Hill Museum & Manuscript Library in Collegeville, Minnesota. Tim worked closely with the artistic team in the creation of the original works and facilitated planning and communication between artists and commissioner. This gives him extensive behind-the-scenes knowledge and great stories about all aspects of the project. Tim will introduce guests to the story behind the making of The Saint John’s Bible, and explore the tools, methods, and materials used in the creating the Bible’s original folios. You will be encouraged to stretch your own spiritual imagination as you and Tim explore several illuminations from the project.
By Michaela Eskew
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused many children and youth to experience mental health problems including anxiety, stress, and depression. This 3-part podcast series includes three coping strategies for combating the technology overload we have all experienced in this pandemic. Connection, Focus, and Rest are three things we may feel like we were always lacking but this pandemic has only put a greater spotlight on their necessity for proper mental health. Using the book The New Adolescence: Raising Happy and Successful Teens in an Age of Anxiety and Distraction by Christine Carter, PhD, this series helps with practical strategies for giving ourselves grace and proper mental health boundaries in this pandemic.
Start the series by clicking below for Coping in a Pandemic – Connection
For those parents out there, there is a special fourth podcast just for you! If you are wondering, “How do I possibly get my kids to listen to these podcasts or even implement these strategies?” this podcast is for you! It’s a bit longer than the strategy podcasts, but it uses Christine Carter’s amazing book to provide solid research for what is stressing teens today (trust me its more than you handled as a teenager) and how to work with them to alleviate those stressors.
I hope these podcasts will be a resource for all that feel fatigued by technology and it is something you can come back to again and again as you need.
Anyone who would like to explore membership at First Lutheran Church is invited to join our new member class by Zoom on Sunday, November 15 at 11 a.m. You will meet with the pastors and staff about the work and ministry of our congregation along with us getting to know you. Please email Marcia Foret, Director of Lay Ministries at email@example.com if you would like to participate, and she will email you the Zoom information.
Our annual Christmas gift-giving opportunity is here again. We plan to provide gift cards to the residents of MOSAIC, Lutheran Family Services and Family Promise. We have set a goal of 250+ gift cards. Please consider donating directly to the Christmas Gift Card fund at First Lutheran by November 30, 2020. Donate on the website by clicking here, or send a check with the designation “Christmas Gifts” on the check.
First Lutheran Staff will purchase the gift cards and will take them to the agencies for distribution.
Please contact Marcia Foret at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions