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Merry Christmas!

Since the 12-day season of Christmas goes until the Day of Epiphany on January 6, it's o.k. to still say that!

Thanks for your Christmas Generosity!

We would like to thank everyone who came out last Sunday after worship to participate in our Change Drive for World Hunger. We raised $4,438 including $1,733 in coins alone! The ELCA World Hunger program also has an anonymous donor matching the year-end gifts they receive, so our impact will be doubled. Way to go, team!

This Weekend in Worship

The Second Sunday of Christmas
Scripture: Ephesians 1:11-14, John 1:1-16
Preaching: Pr. Craig Brown
Message: "2021: A Year of Healing"
Synopsis: We are in desperate need of a year coming like 2021!  While the events of 2020 sharpened our patience, endurance and fortitude, 2021 will bring us restoration like no other.  God's Light coming into the world will shine through the people of God at First Lutheran and the wider church in many positive ways.  We will lead the way to crush the virus by taking the vaccine, we will (eventually) return to worship, install a new organ, hire a new Spiritual Director, work with a consultant to "Be Known for Something" and reach out to our unchurched neighbors to grow the church. Life begins our new normal in 2021, and Christ will light the way. 
Holy CommunionHoly Communion in Worship this Weekend
Please prepare communion elements for your household before worship this weekend.
See details at firstlutherancr.org/communion
 

New in Sunday Morning Learning

"Ideas for Your Daily Spiritual Practices"
January 3, 10 & 17
The new year is a good time to renew your spiritual life. Join us in this 3-part series as FLC members share books, apps, and other practices they use in daily devotional time. If you want to jump-start a daily practice and haven’t found guides you like, this is for you! If you have a daily devotion time but are looking to invigorate it with new resources, this is for you!

A panel of FLC members will share how they got started with a daily practice, what resources they like to use, and how they structure their time to make it a priority in their lives. If you have resources you’d like to share, please join us!  
 
 

Coming Soon ...

Epiphany @ Home Kits
We’ve made 50 of these kits available, so ANY First Lutheran household can join the fun! Epiphany @ Home Kits are a great way to celebrate the weeks of Epiphany! Filled with fun activities, art projects, and even a yummy treat, these kits will help your family tell the stories of Epiphany (the arrival of the magi, Jesus’ baptism, and more) from the warmth and comfort of your own home. Kits can be picked up during regular office hours next week.
 
Financial Peace Online Class
Learn how to budget, save for retirement, and stretch your paycheck further than you thought possible with Financial Peace University. In this completely online class you will learn tips and tricks safely from home that will make you feel like you’ve given yourself a raise!

You can take Dave Ramsey’s life changing 9-week course on money basics through our church for just $20 (normally $129). Plan to join us for free preview at 10 a.m. or 7 p.m. Sunday, January 10 via Zoom at the link below. If you have any questions, email Pr. Craig at craigb@firstlutherancr.org
https://bit.ly/JanuaryFPU
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