FIRST LUTHERAN NEWS

On Sunday, September 17th we will begin a Study of the Reformation. This is for adults and Confirmation students alike! Those attending should meet in the Chapel on the 17th at 9:15am. We will be teaming up with the Adult Forum on the 17th and 24th to hear from those who recently took a tour of Germany for the Reformation anniversary. If you have any questions about this study, please contact Pastor Joy Mortensen-Wiebe or Pastor Terry Larson. All are welcome!

 

In support of those affected by the recent hurricanes, First Lutheran is encouraging those who would like to provide monetary help to use the following link to donate online:  www.elca.org/disaster

If you like, you may instead download a paper form which you can fill out and mail, along with your donation, to the ELCA Lutheran Disaster Response for this cause.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD A FORM TO MAIL IN YOUR DONATION TO THE ELCA DISASTER RESPONSE

 

First Lutheran recently said farewell to our pastoral intern and his wife, Tim and Mary Kay Knipfer. Tim was our Vicar this past year. He is now returning to Wartburg to complete his final year at seminary. We will miss them both very much! Below are a few pictures from our farewell program for Tim and Mary Kay:

Vicar Tim is given his own communion kit for lay visitation.

Vicar Tim is given his own communion kit for lay visitation.

Pastor Terry and the internship committee thanks Vicar Tim for his work.

Pastor Terry and the internship committee thanks Vicar Tim for his work.

First Acts had a skit prepared for Tim!

First Acts had a skit prepared for Tim!

Pastor Mark and Karla Jensen made a special video for Vicar Tim

Pastor Mark and Karla Jensen made a special video for Vicar Tim

We served a beautiful buffet after worship.

We served a beautiful buffet after worship.

Goodbye, Mary Kay and Tim! God bless you!

Goodbye, Mary Kay and Tim! God bless you!

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Our Confirmation youth attended Pine Lake Confirmation Camp in Waupaca this summer. They were accompanied by Vicar Tim Knipfer. Everyone had a great time! Here are some pictures from their trip:

Here is the whole group, including Vicar Tim!

Here is the whole group, including Vicar Tim!

A-marching we will go!

A-marching we will go!

Eating breakfast   .....   experiencing struggles that people around the world have to face.

Eating breakfast   .....   experiencing struggles that people around the world have to face.

Beautiful scenery!

Beautiful scenery!

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Some of our members recently took a trip to Germany for a Reformation tour. This is the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, so this is a special time to visit the places where Luther walked! Here are a few photos from their trip:

Here are Paula, Bryce, Haylee, Mary, Tom and Jacob in front of the Wittenberg Cathedral.

Here are Paula, Bryce, Haylee, Mary, Tom and Jacob in front of the Wittenberg Cathedral.

Martin Luther's "preaching" church in Wittenberg.    

Martin Luther's "preaching" church in Wittenberg.

 

 

Statue of Martin Luther

Statue of Martin Luther

 

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