Wednesday Night FAITHTIME at FIRST!
Faithtime is an evening of “Sharing Christ’s Love” through fellowship, food, music & arts, games, and education
for children, youth, and adults. All members and guests of First Lutheran Church are welcome to participate (September-April) in any of Faithtime’s activities!
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Come enjoy a delicious dinner that is continuously served from
5 to 6:15 p.m. every Wednesday evening. The cost of the meal is
$2 for children ages 3 through 11, $4 for ages 12 through adult,
or $15 per family. Every week a dinner team will prepare a meal for
your enjoyment. A complete listing of the meals at will be served
can be viewed at the below link.
FAITHTIME DINNER MENU
MESSAGE, MUSIC, MOTION & GAMES
The goal of the Faithtime Message, Music, Motion & Games is to provide Christian education and foster a love
for worship and a desire to use musical and artistic gifts for the glory of God.
Message: Children will learn the foundational stories of faith from the Bible.
Music: Children will proclaim their faith through singing, instruments and hand chimes.
Motion: Children will share their faith through crafts, theatre, puppets, service projects and much more!
Games: Children will engage in activities and games that relate to the weekly Message.
Worship Opportunities - Faithtime children K-6 will be participating in the following worship services:
Reformation Celebration - Sunday, October 29 at 9:15 a.m.
Thanksgiving Eve - Wednesday, November 22 at 6:30 p.m.
Christmas Program - Sunday, December 17 at 10 a.m.
Holy Week - Palm Sunday - March 25, 2018 at 10 a.m. (Grades K, 1 & 2)
Maundy Thursday - March 29, 2018 at 6:30 p.m. (Grades 3, 4, 5 & 6)
Musical "A Technicolor Promise " - Sunday, April 15, 2018 at 8:30 & 10 a.m.
Confirmation is designed to nurture and grow faith for our 7th & 8th grade students. It is an exciting opportunity for youth to continue to understand the Bible and their Lutheran faith and to experience God’s love. They meet with Pastor Laura or Pastor Matt and a dedicated team of adult mentors every Wednesday evening from 6-7:30 p.m. for a lesson about the Bible or the Small Catechism. They also work with the Director of Youth & Family Ministry to complete service projects and have fellowship events throughout the year.
The Lutheran Course — On select Wednesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m. in Grace Place. Have you ever wondered what makes Lutheran Christians distinct from our brothers and sisters in other denominations? While we all confess
the same creeds and believe in the same Lord, here is a unique Lutheran “flavor” to our understanding of the sacraments and the Bible. Also, our Reformation history and heritage give us a particular perspective on our
faith. Come and learn a little about what it means to be “Lutheran” in today’s world!
• October 4 – How to Receive Communion
• October 18 – The Three Most Rebellious Things Jesus Did
• October 25 – How to Read the Bible
• November 1 – How to Share Your Faith with Someone
First Book Club
Come and join us for discussion on the content of the book "People of the Book" and faith response to the
author Geraldine Brooks on Wednesday, October 11 at 5:30 p.m. in Grace Place. Linda Storm is the facilitator
of this group. A listing of the 2017-18 book titles and authors can be viewed at the below link.
November’s book title is Christmas in Good Hope written by Cindy Kirk. Ami and Beck would rather forget the past, but this Christmas of love is one to remember. Amaryllis “Ami” Bloom’s cheerful smile greets everyone in Good Hope, Wisconsin. But her merry facade hides a dark secret she won’t ever forget. Still,
she throws herself into celebrating Christmas—and convinces her handsome, and stubborn, new neighbor
to join her. Beckett Cross, however, is determined not to celebrate the holidays. He moved to Good Hope
to leave behind reminders of how he’d had it all…and lost everything. But it’s hard to resist the adorable
Ami, the designated keeper of the small town’s holiday traditions, when she asks for help with the Twelve Nights celebration. And Ami has a hard time resisting Beck’s soft Southern drawl and gentle eyes. Will a Christmas miracle give them a second chance at love and the hope to heal both of their hearts for good? Hurry and pick up a copy today and begin reading this romance novel about love and second chances!
2017-18 SCHEDULE FOR FIRST BOOK CLUB
Open to all! Music groups for 6th-12th graders...short term commitment. Give it a try! Practices will be held from
5:15–5:45 p.m. in the Choir Room on the following Wednesdays.
Activity Practice Dates Lead Worship
Choir November 1-November 15 November 19 at 8:30 a.m.
Band November 29-December 13 December 17 at 10 a.m.
Bells January 10-January 31, 2018 February 4 at 8:30 a.m.
Sanctuary Choir: A vocal choir for adults, high school age and older. The Sanctuary Choir provides worship leadership and music at the 8:30 a.m. traditional service. The choir rehearses from 7–8 p.m. in the Choir Room.
(Rehearsals begin Wednesay, August 31.)
3:15 p.m. Check In, Snack, Opening Activities
3:45 p.m. Message, Music, Motion & Games Rotation
(Grades K-6) )
4:00 p.m. Youth Room Open (Grades 9-12)
5:00-6:15 p.m. Dinner Served
5:15-5:45 p.m. Youth Music (Grades 6-12)
5:20-5:30 p.m. Closing in Sanctuary (Grades K-6)
5:30 p.m. Check Out in Sanctuary (Grades K-6)
5:30 p.m. First Book Club
(Second Wednesday of each month)
5:45 p.m. Senior High Youth Group (Grades 9-12)
6:00 p.m. Adult Education (Select Wednesdays each month)
6:00 p.m. Confirmation (Grades 7-8)
7:00 p.m. Sanctuary Choir
All members and guests of First Lutheran Church are welcome to join Faithtime activities at anytime. Please contact any member of the staff or the church office at 944-3196 to register for these activities.