Days for Girls Work Day…Come and join the Mission Team for a Days for Girls work day Saturday, September 22 at 9am in the Fellowship Hall.

Shawl Ministry…Shawl Ministry meets this Thursday, September 20 at 9:30am in the church library.

First Friends to Meet…First Lutheran First Friends meets this Thursday, September 20 at 11:30am at Minerva’s Restaurant in Okoboji.

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 this 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.

CampFire Kickoff Saturday, September 22 First Lutheran High School Youth are invited to the campfire pit behind the Drive-In Worship are from 5-9pm to kick off a new year of H.S. Youth Group! Come and enjoy a meal, s’mores, games, worship and a service project. If you have any questions please contact Youth Group begins regular Wednesday gatherings on September 19 from 7-8:30pm in the High School Room in the Ed Wing.

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.

Adult Bible Study Opportunities…First Lutheran will begin three Adult Bible Studies: Wednesdays running from Sept. 12 thru October 17 at 7pm a series called “Holy Spirit” led by Josh Carr…Thursday mornings at 10am running from September 13 thru October 4 a series called “Free to Be” led by Pastor Brian…Sunday mornings at 9:45am running from September 16 thru October 21 a series called “Law and Gospel” led by Pastor Brian and Pastor Perry. All are welcome to attend.

Choir Practice to Begin…Can you sing? Would you like to be part of a fun group this year? Choir practice begins Wednesday, September 12 from 7-8pm. Come and share your talents! We would love to have you! If you have any questions, please contact Jessica at

Three Cross Lapel Pins are now available in the church office for $15

Back Pack Food Collection Food continues to be distributed weekly for 55 individuals.  A list of needed food is available at the collection baskets in the Mission Center at First Lutheran.  Fruit snacks and peanut free granola bars and snacks are especially needed

Mary’s Meals.. Please consider helping KIDZ at First sponsor the Kanga Falie Public School in Liberia and provide the funds to feed their 242 students one meal a day for one full year.  Mary’s Meals provides life changing meals to hungry children every school day.  Our goal is to raise $4758 by Rally Day on September 9.  You can make a difference by donating in the following ways: (1) Our Noisy Offerings each week (2) At the church office (3) Through the link on the church website at  You can track our progress in the Narthex.