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HEY EVERYONE! Rally Day will be this coming Sunday! Worship begins with the fall schedule at 9:00 and 10:30 am! Sunday School will get underway with games and surprises, Our potluck picnic will be at Sertoma Park shelter #8, @ 1:00, bring a dish to share. This year's Rally Day support will be Ministry on the Margins and Heaven's Helper Soup Cafe. Bring much needed personal care items for men, women, and children as a gift for those in need!. Then, of course, what the kiddos wait for all year, the MOST POPULAR, SUPER SLIDE AMUSEMENT PARK, new this year, wrist bands for non-stop FUN! Save the date, see you there! If needed, watch for a rainout location or date, whichever!

ATTENTION WOMEN AND MEN OF ALL AGES! FREE BONE BUILDER EXERCISE CLASS BEGINNING TUESDAY MORNING 9-10:00 AM @ First Lutheran Church, led by our own instructor, Ruth Boyer, thanks Ruth! Any questions, call the church office or visit with Ruth or Robyn. Sign-up sheet on the back table or just show up Tuesday morning.

We are getting a facelift! Come check it out Sunday morning 9:30 am worship! Thanks to the guys who came at 8:00 am and those who came at 4:00 pm. Like the story in Matthew 20: 1-16, the workers in the vineyard, all are paid the same! You are all a blessing to us!

If you attended our 15th annual "Driven By Faith Car Show Monday evening either with a car to share, or just to drool over the cars, LIKE FIRST LUTHERAN'S FaceBook page, comment, and share with your friends ..... and if we draw your name you will win a 1/2 dozen gourmet BabyCakes by Angie D. for you, and one of your friends who liked us! GO!

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We had a super good 15th annual "Driven By Faith Car Show, " Monday evening. 120 cars registered, thousands of $ of prizes were given away in our "Lutheran Auction." door prizes, and the yummiest food around for the most reasonable $. If you missed the show, we will be back at the same place (BHS South Parking Lot) and day, (second Monday in July) in 2020.

We already have ideas for next year that will be extra fun! While you wait, visit us each Saturday evening at 6:00 pm for worship, or Sunday morning at 9:30 am. Fall schedule to be announced. All are welcome to celebrate the Lord's Supper the first and third Sunday of the month. Blessings to each of you!

2019 15th Annual Driven By Faith Car SHow is postponed due to weather forcasts of rain/hail/ and severe storms. We have moved the date to June 22nd, to the same place, BHS south parking lot, same time, 6:00 pm, same good food, fun, and fellowship, music, and beautiful vintage vehicles! Come join the excitement in two weeks!

Plenary Sessions of the WND Synod Assembly, Minot, will be live-streamed starting Friday June 7th 2019, 10:35 am (Session #1), Friday 1:00 pm, (Session #2), Saturday 8:55 am (Session #3), 10:35 (Session #4), and 1:00 pm (Session #5). Learn what your church is up to . Streaming: All Plenary Sessions will be streamed via Facebook Live at https://www.facebook.com/wndsynod/

Western North Dakota Synod - ELCA

The Kids had a ball at Day Camp taught by Camp of the Cross counselors this past week. Saturday ended the week with water games and pizza, can't beat fun like that!

FREE Vacation Bible School ages K - fall 6th grade May 29th - June 1st First Lutheran Church, Bismarck 800 N 7th St, right across from Bismarck High. Supper is served at 5:30 pm, followed by CAMP OF THE CROSS'S foot stomping music, goofy games, crazy crafts, and best of all learning the stories of Jesus! An evening of FUN for everyone! EVERYONE IS WELCOME to join in! Questions? Call 223-4340 8 am - 4pm.

Get those classics all shined up for the the 15th Annual Driven By Faith Car Show Monday, July 22nd 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm in the Bismarck High School parking lot 9th St and Ave C! Registration begins at 5:00 pm. All entries welcome, NO FEES, dash plaques for all entrants, BISMARCK'S BEST BURGERS, door prizes, and our famous Lutheran Auction! Featured truck is Miles B's 1958 Chevy Diesel Dually! Come enjoy SUPPER AND THE SHOW! Rain out date, Monday July 15th.

Homemade, (at the church) warm, gooey, sticky, delicious caramel rolls being sold by our youth Sunday after worship during coffee fellowship! $2.00 for one and $6 for four! What a bargain, you won't find a deal like that anywhere else on planet earth! SUNDAY May 19th!

First Lutheran Bismarck Our worship service was so heartwarming! The kiddos did a marvelous job leading the congregation, they took every piece to heart, from the greeting to singing the call to worship, the absolution of sins, lessons, children's sermon, the offering, communion, and the closing songs. This was a wonderful experience for each of them to process what actually goes into a worship service. Who knows, which one of them will be leading worship themselves one day! Praise be to God!

On Sunday our 3rd and 4th grade class decorated cookies and delivered to fire stations, police stations, and ambulance stations to thank them for all they do in the community. The youth made 13 dozen cookies. If you see Nevaeh, Isabella, Jazmyn, Kaylee, Addison, Christina, or Lakyn thank them for the good job on the cookies.

Thank you to an anonymous donor, YMCA FIRST FAMILY FUN NIGHT has been scheduled! We will have the pool all to ourselves for swimming, the court for basketball, track, and BINGO. Speaking of Bingo, we will need BINGO prizes, so if you have treasures you are able to part with, please bring them along to worship or drop them off at the church. Then there is the FOOD! We always have lots of delicious food at our potlucks, thanks to all of you who attend. We will supply bar-b-que and buns, plates, utensils, cups, juice and coffee. I will need a volunteer to help me cook the BBQ, and two to help me gather, load, and transport at 6:00 Saturday evening. It will be another FUN FIRST FAMILY EVENT, For date and time information, please call the church office 223-4340.

Helping others is an all year around gift... however now is known as the season to give . If anyone is looking for an organization or families to donate to this season... I called Ruth Meiers on Wednesday. They currently have 52 children ages 5mo to 17 years old who are homeless and living at the shelter. They are currently in dire need of winter gear for all of the children. Mittens, hats, scarves, snow pants and coats. They are expecting more kids in their care soon. If you would like to buy something for any kids in these age groups, you can either wrap and attach a card with gender and age or just drop them off at First Lutheran and we will deliver. Any questions? Call me (Robyn) at 223-4340 T-F.

GREAT PLAINS FOOD BANK - $1.00 buys 3 meals for the hungry! Where can you get 3 meals for $1.00? Where can you feed 3 strangers or give 3 strangers something to drink for $1.00? Matthew 25:35. The only place I can think of would be GREAT PLAINS FOOD BANK of NORTH DAKOTA! If you feel led to give a donation of $1.00, or any amount to Great Plains Food Bank, stop by First Lutheran Bismarck 800 N 7th St and we will see that it is given for the purpose you intend, to feed the hungry in Burleigh County! Thank you, from those who are hungry and those who are thirsty. Matthew 25: 35.

CARRI'S KIDS SCHOOL SUPPLY DONATIONS. Cari personally works with children and teens who need help with basic needs, shoes, school supplies, clothes, etc., as well as EMERGENCY needs. School is about a month away so we need to begin our school supply collection for Carries Kids soon.

We were a busy place Sunday morning! Services started out with "Amazing Grace," and "This little Light of Mine," by Bismarck's Elk's Chorus, what a tremendous group of singers these men are, thank you!

First Lutheran Quilters gifted each of our 8 high school seniors a beautiful handmade quilt honoring their accomplishments!

Bustling around and down the halls, here and there, all over this place were excited children wearing gardening gloves, carrying miniature shovels and baskets of flowers ready to beautify the grounds of First Lutheran. What a MAGNIFICENT job they've done, you have to drive by and take a look!

REMEMBER, starting this Sunday, 9:30 AM, we have just one worship service throughout the summer. Coffee and cookies following. See you there!

WE ARE EXCITED to present our NEW E-FIRST ONLINE GIVING tab on the home page. Check it out!

What are "BOOMWACKERS AND BELLS?" Boomwackers and Bells are FUN instruments to "Make a Joyful Noise Unto the Lord" with! Colleen Reinhardt (what an opportunity to work with Colleen) and Robyn will be teaching anyone from kids to adults who love music and would like share that love with others at our worship services from time to time. Practice Wednesday evening at 7:00 pm at First Lutheran!

BIBLE STUDY OPPORTUNITIES. Each Wednesday morning at 9:30 am - 10:30 am men and women gather in the Chapel for Bible Study. A book of the Bible is chosen by the group attending and is studied and discussed according to the days in which it is written and how it refers to us today. At present we are studing the book of Phillipeans. Coffee and snacks are served. Come join us.

WELCA Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America gather for study the first Wednesday of each month 9:30 am. in the church Chapel. A short business meeting is held. All interested women are invited.

MEN'S BIBLE STUDY Saturday morning 8:30 am the men gather in the chapel for study in the Bible and topics related to today. All are welcome!

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