Blessing Bags

 

This might be a good time to have a blessing bag on hand if you should you encounter someone who is in need. What is a blessing bag you ask?  It is a gallon size plastic bag filled with a number of essential items that can be given to someone who is homeless, down and out or in need of a random act of kindness.

                First Lutheran blessing bags have an assortment of personal care items in each bag.  The bags have a label and include a card with a prayer and our church name and address. 

                Members are encouraged to take a bag to give to someone you may encounter who is struggling, down and out or is homeless.

                A supply of the bags, for members to take are located in the Lounge.  Please only take bags to be used as a random act of kindness.  They can serve as a reminder that God loves everyone and as Christians we are signs of God’s love in the community.  

Needed:

Bell Choir: The bell choir is in need of a few more players. You do not need to be able to read music, we can help you with that :) Practice is one night a week, currently Mondays. We play each season, about every 4-6 weeks. Contact the church office or speak with George Fattman or any bell member. 

Saturday Lectors: Volunteers to read the lessons during the Saturday service.
Altar Guild and Ushers: Men and women to serve for a month at a time placing paraments for the upcoming service or greeting those arriving for worship and handing them a bulletin. You'll be working with other volunteers, and the commitment is not difficult.
Video Techs: Volunteers to record the Sunday services for broadcast to a large audience on cable TV. We'll train you! See the Vine Street Journal for more information. Call the church office, 814-536-7521, to volunteer or ask questions about these important ministries.
Musicians:   Looking for someone that can play the guitar for some music on a Sunday morning. It is not for every week, just a few. If you can help me out, please let me know as soon as you can. I also have a need for other instrumental help. So if you play any instrument, your help would be very welcome! Thanks.        

Singers:. Even if you can only offer one Sunday morning a month, we invite you to join us. It's not as scary as you may think! Anyone age sixteen and older is invited to give it a try. If you can at least sing the melody when we sing our hymns, you're already halfway there! If you have any questions, just contact Howard Bennett at 288-7288 or see me in person.

 

Read Return Repeat

            Community Library Boxes         

 

We are continuing to accept books and activity books for our two Read, Return , and Repeat library boxes. 

            Your donations may be left in the wooden crate located in the Lounge. Our boxes are located at the YMCA and outside the YWCA.

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Help the West End Food Pantry. Bring canned and packaged goods to the church lounge.

 

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