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Friendly 411 Weekly March 23, 2017

03.23.17 | Weekly 411 | by Joan Hammerson

    Friendly 411 Weekly

    March 23, 2017


    Friendly 411 Weekly

    March 23, 2017

     Ladies! Please join us on Saturday morning March 25 at 9:30 as we fellowship over breakfast prepared by Donnette House and Linda Hausch. This will be followed by a program in the sanctuary.  Juli Bokenkamp will speak to the joys and benefits of working in "God's Creation" and answer individual questions about the challenges and rewards. Spring keeps teasing us with little peeks into the joy we feel when enjoying the blessings of a garden!  Gardening can renew and refresh, as well as teach important lessons about God's caring for us.

     The Safety and Preparedness Ministry will host and display preparedness information and some sample supply items during the Fellowship Time next Sunday, March 26th.

     As part of our outreach to the community John Wiemer has signed FCLC up to cook dinner for the Ronald McDonald House tomorrow, March 24.  This typically is from about 4:30 - 7PM.  He is looking for 6-8 people for this project, please contact John if you are interested in helping or have any questions, 208-577-6807 or via email .

     All women are invited to join the Friday morning Bible study.  We will be starting a new nine week study on March 31 on Ecclesiastes/Song of Songs. We meet from 10-11:30 in the back Sunday school room next to the kitchen.  If you would like to join us just give Carol Jo Richter a call at 377-3746 so that material can be ordered for you.

     The Thursday Women’s Bible study is now studying “Jonah”. All women are invited to meet with on Thursday mornings at 9:15am (exception-No Bible study on March 30th). For more information, contact Karen Graham (208-870-7764)

     LWML news. New quarterlies and U & I newsletters are at the mite box area waiting to be shared. LWML Spring Rally at Grace Lutheran in Caldwell on April 1st. Our own Linda Varnes will be leading the Bible study. If you would like to carpool to the Rally, meet at FCLC at 8:30am next Saturday. Registration is $3 and lunch is provided. For more information, call Terri Bentley (861-7871).

     Baby Bottle Campaign Update: Chuck & Carol De Vito are missing two items that were needed for the Baby Bottle Drive. There is a black gift box tied with a ribbon & a box of 100 pencils that cannot be found. If you have any information about this let the DeVitos know. For baby bottles and more information contact Carol DeVito (209-985-9416). Baby bottles are due back by Sunday, March 26th.

     Messianic Seder Dinner on April 9th: If you are planning to attend the Seder Dinner, please remember to RVSP by signing up in the foyer. Please note that there will not be a Maundy Thursday service this year. The Seder Dinner will include a Holy Communion service.

     Seder Dinner Food Sign up: Please sign up to help with food and set up/clean up for the Seder Dinner on April 9th. Recipes for the food are available on the Information Desk in the foyer.



    Want to LAFF?

    LAFF: Lutheran Adults for Fun and Fellowship

    • Organizers will divide those interested into groups of four to six people. Singles welcome!
    • Each single/couple hosts dinner once for their group and invites a guest single/couple of their choosing.
    • Communicate within your group to set up the details.

    Dates of this first session: April 15 and July 1.

    Interested? Submit your name(s), phone number, and email address to the organizers, Alan and Kathy Hieb via:

    • Printed form on the welcome desk at the church
    • Email to with “LAFF” in the Subject Line.

    Let’s LAFF!




    Borders * Bindings * Brownies!

    On April 5th 12:30-3:30pm at FCLC

    Teachers: Carol Lohrenz and Janice Eacker

     A Class on Borders…

    Bring a finished project ready to add the border. Can be any size. Table runner, placemat, wall hanging, or a quilt of any size. We will help give you tips for measuring, cutting, and sewing on the type of border that will give your project a frame.

     We will measure, cut and sew on the border in class. Measure the length plus 10 inches of your project and bring that in yardage. Example: if the longest edge of your project is 75 inches, bring 85 inches of fabric (2-1/2 yards).

     Supplies for both classes: Two long rulers, cutting mat, rotary cutter, thread to match your fabric, a new need in your machine, two empty bobbins, scissors, pins, and, of course, your sewing machine.