Paul Oman To Paint at First Lutheran Service Nov. 28…Paul Oman will return to First Lutheran to paint a special painting during our “Hanging of the Greens” Service at 6:30pm on Wednesday, November 28. You won’t want to miss this event!

Poinsettias…If you would like to provide a “pink” Poinsettia in memory or in honor of someone special to be displayed during the Advent and Christmas season worship services at First Lutheran, please stop in the office and fill out an order form. The cost of each Poinsettia is $15. We are asking earlier this year because we are excited to announce that Pastor Paul Oman will be here on Wednesday, Nov. 28. We will have a special “Hanging of the Greens” at this 6:30pm Service and we would like the Poinsettias to be part of this service. Please have your orders in at the church office by Monday, November 19 at 9am.

Walkers Needed…Have you done some fall cleaning and found an unused walker that you might be willing to donate to a fun project that is in the works at First Lutheran Church? We are in need of about 8-10 used walkers and would need them by December 1 if possible. Please contact the office if you have one to donate. Thanks!

Potluck Time November 11  First Lutheran is hosting a potluck meal on Sunday, November 11 after the 11am service. Please bring your favorite dish to share and join the fellowship and fun! If you are able to help set up, serve and/or clean up, please call the office.

James Hersch to Perform at First Lutheran November 10-11 Acclaimed songwriter, singer and guitarist James Hersch has a rare mix of straight forward musical talent, humor and sensitivity that allows him to create songs that speak to what is common in all of us. A native Minnesotan, James has twelve album credits and has become known for his story telling song releases. James will be performing at all of our weekend services Saturday, Nov. 10 and Sunday, Nov. 11. He will also be singing with the Sunday School children from 9:45-10:15am on Sunday.

Children’s Christmas Program Practice to Begin Practices for our Children’s Christmas Program begin November 7 for 3rd-8th graders and November 28 for 1st-2nd graders. Cherubs will practice during Sunday School. If you child would like to participate, please sign up on the church website.

Advent Devotionals Advent is the season of preparation for celebrating the coming of Jesus Christ at Christmas and many of us use daily devotions as a way to focus on this preparation.  Again, this year, we plan to develop our own devotional for this Advent Season and we invite you to be a part of the process.  If you are interested, please pick up a booklet on the board in the Narthex.  You may also contact Pastor Brian if you have any questions at brian@3cross.org.

All Saints Sunday, November 3 and 4 are designated as All Saints Days.  It is the day we remember those from our congregation who have been commended into the arms of our Almighty Lord during this past year.  We also recognize those who were baptized since the last All Saints Sunday.  Together we make up the body of Christ.  This year, we are inviting you to bring a framed photo of those friends and family who have been saints in your life, pointing you to Christ’s love for us.  These photos will be displayed during the worship services on tables in front of the sanctuary as a reminder of the great cloud of witnesses to God’s  faithfulness across time.

Baptism Class scheduled…Our next Baptism class is scheduled for Sunday, November 4 at 9:45am.

Christmas Cantata Rehearsals Begin…Join us on Wednesday evenings at 7pm as the choir prepares for a beautiful show.

Lydia Circle Begins New Study…Lydia Circle begins on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 9am with their new Bible Study called “Joshua Winning the Worry Battle”. This study will follow a book and workbook. This group meets monthly. Cost of the set is $29.09

BookClub starts Thursday, Sept. 13…BookClub will be starting again on the second Thursday of every month at 7pm in the Conference Room. The book will be “Lilac Girls” by Martha Hall Kelly.

New Couples Bible Study Beginning Sunday, Sept. 16 from 12:30-2:30pm, couples are invited to join Josh and Tammy Carr as they lead the Fireproof Couples Bible Study. Every 3rd Sunday following the 11am Worship Service, they will meet in the Youth Room for a Potluck lunch. You won’t want to miss the first day! They will be watching the movie Fireproof and the study will follow along with the movie. Child watch is provided. Please contact office to sign up or for more information.

Women’s Bible Study Begins September 18…Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 9:30am a new Women’s Bible Study begins called “Joshua Winning the Worry Battle”. This group meets weekly and they will be studying out of the Bible rather than paying for study books…so bring your Bible! The first book of the Bible they plan to focus on is the Book of John

ALPHA Classes to Begin Wednesday, September 12…Pastor Brian will be leading our ALPHA classes from 6-8pm in the Fellowship Hall beginning Wednesday, September 12.