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.
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. With winter arriving, warm hats, mittens, gloves and scarves would also be appreciated.
Your donations may be left in the wooden crate located in the Lounge. Our boxes are located at the YMCA and outside the YWCA.
Help the West End Food Pantry. Bring canned and packaged goods to the church lounge.