first lutheran church first lutheran church 03, 2017 · first lutheran church phone ......
Click here to load reader
Post on 24-Jun-2018
Embed Size (px)
408 Ninth Street NW
Mandan, ND 58554
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH
Building Faith and
the staff at
Were on the web!
THE GOLDEN EGG
Every Easter Sunday growing up we ate lunch at my Grandma Ms
house. As long as I can remember, all my aunts, uncles, and cousins were
there. Then of course there was the Easter egg hunt! The adults would hide
the Easter eggs in various places around the house and set a gang of kids
loose to find them.
Now I have some fond and some not so fond memories of Easter
which really comes down to my experience of the Easter egg hunt at
Grandma Ms. You see, my Grandma always filled a golden egg with money.
There was only one golden egg. It was always the egg that was hardest to
I have great memories of finding that egg. One year it even had a
twenty dollar bill in it, which of course seemed like a small fortune to my
young self. Yet, I also remember the year I almost got the golden egg. If you
havent guessed yet, that is a not so fond memory.
My cousin Sam was right behind me when I found the golden egg
hidden on top of the coffee pot. However, the coffee pot was on and steam
was pouring out of the area were the egg was. I couldnt garb it with my
hand. Sam, who was right behind me tried and failed too. I decided I would
get one of Grandmas big spoons and pull it into my bucket. I got the spoon,
placed my basket in the perfect place, and as I spooned the golden egg my
cousin shoved my basket out of the way and took it for herself. Needless to
say there were a lot of tears!
Easter Sunday is fast approaching, and for many of us Easter has
some fond and some not so fond memories. It is a time marked by large
demands on time, unrealistic expectations, and tiredness. As adults, we
dont really have time to go on an Easter egg hunt, let alone sit and
contemplate what the resurrection means for us.
This year I encourage you to stop if even for a few seconds to find
that golden egg. An egg not given for just a few, but for all. A golden egg of
promise and truth. Christ has risen. You are set free. If you hear nothing
else this Easter season, remember this. Christ is risen, for you and for me,
and just maybe you might find what your heart has been longing for.
Freed in Christ,
Rev. Lee Herberg
Rev. Christina Martin
Administrative Assistant &
Coordinator of Lay
Ron & Mavis Watson
First Lutheran Is A Mission
Partner with Camp of the
First Lutheran Church
PAGE 2 FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH April 2017
Senior Service and Meal
April 11th, 2017
Service at 11:00 A.M.
Dinner at 12:00 P.M.
Ham dinner with trimmings.
RSVP to the church office at 663-3594 ASAP!!!
Come join us for Food, Fellowship, and Fun.
WELCA Spring Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at Zion Lutheran Church ~ 112
5th St. NW ~ in Beulah, ND. Please see the bulletin board for more information.
Sound Tech Position(s)
For the past few years, First Lutheran Church has been able to offer sound tech services for
weddings taking place in our church.
We would like to train a few people for this position. The sound tech is paid directly for their
services through the wedding couple.
If you are interested in learning more about becoming a sound tech, please contact the church
office at 663-3594.
The Angels Among Us Relay for Life team encourages you to join
them in support of friends and family who have heard the words
You have cancer.
Registering for Relay $0
Luminaria in honor or memory $10
Awesome food at Relay $???
Earning a HOPE shirt $100
Relaying with friends and family
fighting cancer, creating more birthdays PRICELESS!
Relay for Life is an event you must experience!
2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Bismarck-Mandan Relay which will be held from 12
noon to 12 midnight on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Century High School in Bismarck, ND. Lori
Meyers welcomes any questions you might have about Relay for Life and has luminary bags
available. Lori can be reached at 471-9436. We would love to have you join the team or come
to experience Relay with us at Century on June 3.
FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH APRIL 2017
5th: 7pm - Confirmation -
6th: LAF - Sandwiches
12th: No Confirmation
13th: LAF - Nachos
19th: 7pm - Confirmation -
20th: LAF - Baked Potato
26th: 7pm - Confirmation
27th: LAF - Hot Dogs
We would love to have you join us!
The youth will be serving egg bake, fruit, coffee & juice for a
free will offering.
Pink Flamingos are making their way back to
Mandan. Just like the Canadian Geese return
to the North, pink flamingos will soon be
popping up in yards all over Mandan. Keep
your eye on the bulletin and our Facebook page
for their arrival. Just for fun here is a little
known fact: there are more pink plastic
flamingos in existence than there are real live
ones! Imagine that!
What: Bake Sale for camp
When: Sunday, April 9th
Come and get your Easter
goodies and help our youth go
to Bible camp this summer!
Dont forget to purchase your Little Coyote Coffee
products from the youth in the narthex. You will be
supporting a Pride of Dakota company and our
youth! We will be taking orders up to Easter.
Please dont miss out!
FREE SAMPLES WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!
PAGE 4 FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH APRIL 2017
8:30 am ~ Traditional
10:45 am ~ Contemporary
9:30 am ~ Coffee
9:30 am ~ Church School
6:00 pm ~ Transitional
6:00 pm ~ Church School
7:00 pm ~ Confirmation
Thank you to all the greeters, ushers, communion servers,
readers, communion set-up, coffee hour workers, and to all
who have supplied goodies for the last month. Your help is
March 19 Charli Theresa Zittleman
March 26 Syler Jon & Everitt James Achtenberg
March 25 Matheaw Parisien & Rebecca Hoffman
March 18 Arlene Roehrich
In memory of Elsie Quast given by Doug & Bonnie
Quast, Gary & Margaret Boehler.
In memory of Joyce Pulkrabek given by Ernie &
Anita Seeman, Larry & Elaine Laubner, Doris
Carlson. Deadline for
articles for the May
Newsletter will be
April ~ Mission of the Month
Weekend Meals for Mandan Kids
Items needed are Peanut Butter, Jelly, Fruit Cups, Canned
Fruit, Granola Bars, Cereal, Pudding Cups, Applesauce, Chef
Boyardee', Mac & Cheese, Soups, Hamburger Helper,
Spaghetti Noodles, Spaghetti Sauce, Pop Tarts, Instant
Mashed Potatoes, Rice A Roni, Pasta Roni, Pork and Beans,
Baked Beans, Pancake Mix-no eggs required such as Krusteaz
Brand, Syrup, Hats, Mittens, Scarves.
NO GLASS JARS PLEASE!
You may put your items in the boxes in the Narthex. Thank
PAGE 9 FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH APRIL 2017
PAGE 8 FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH APRIL 2017
Palm Sunday, April 9th
8:30 A.M. & 10:45 A.M.
Maundy Thursday, April 13th
7:00 P.M. Worship with Holy
Good Friday, April 14th
7:00 P.M. Tenebrae Service
Note: No Wednesday Evening
Service on April 12th
Easter Sunday, April 16th
7:00 A.M. - Sunrise Service
(led by the youth)
9:00 A.M. - Traditional Easter
11:00 A.M. - Contemporary Easter
The youth will be serving egg bake, fruit,
coffee & juice for a free will offering.
APRIL 2017 FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH PAGE 5
First Lutheran Church Council Minutes Date: 02-16-2017
Pastor Lee Herberg, Pastor Christina Martin, President Jessie Hilfer, Vice President DJ Campbell, Secretary Andrea Bonness, Ron Webb, Tim Faller, Wayne Friesz, Kevin Fishbeck and Jill Miller.
Members absent: Jessica Petrick
Devotions were prepared by Pastor Christina Martin and presented by Pastor Lee Herberg as Pastor Christin