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Friendly 411 Weekly October 26, 2017

10.26.17 | Weekly 411 | by Various Authors

    Friendly 411 Weekly~October 26, 2017

     500th Anniversary of the Reformation Celebration -- A Reformation Service hosted by the Treasure Valley Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Congregations will be held on Sunday, October 29, 2017 at the Brandt Center at Northwest Nazarene University at 4:00 pm. The Brandt Center is on the NE corner of the campus and the address is 707 Fern St, Nampa. Rev. Timothy Pauls of Good Shepherd Boise will be the preacher. Our Celebration Choir will be performing with choirs from all the LCMS churches in the Treasure Valley. Fellowship and refreshments will follow the service.

    You are invited to Friendship Celebration Lutheran Church for the 7th Annual “Trunk or Treat” & Fall Festival on Friday October 27th at 6:30pm. 765 E. Chinden Blvd. Meridian, ID 83646 - 208-288-2404 www.friendshipcelebration.org. This is a FREE event that includes: Dinner (Pastor Tom’s famous Hobo Stew & Hotdog while it supplies last), Face Painting, Jump House, Trunk or Treating, Hay Ride to a Pumpkin Patch, Popcorn, Cotton Candy, & More! We hope to see you and your family and feel free to invite your neighbors too! In Christ, Brett Lindemood - Youth & Family Minister

     New!  Shared Blessings from LCEF (Lutheran Church Extension Fund).  As a ministry partner, we already have good reason to invest with LCEF.  It supports the work of the church at large, features generous interest rates (such as 3.5% for youth accounts), and FCLC can also earn a Shared Blessings Rebate if we have enough people join.  Right now, 23 people in the congregation are investors with LCEF.  If we get just five more, we’ll reach our first rebate tier which is good for $3,000/year for Friendship Celebration.  That’s a real blessing and it gets even better from there.  All it takes is just $25 to open an account.  Learn more by visiting the table in the fellowship hall or speak with Rick Richter or Pastor Matt.  Forms and brochures are on hand.  More info at www.lcef.org.

     Men’s Breakfast-Our men's speaker for next Saturday, November 4th at 8:00AM will be Doug Deppe. Our cook will be Art Heinrich. Contact Ray Ohlaug (208-908-3281)

     Choir Reminder! There is NO choir on Monday, October 30th.

     Altar Committee is in great need of more members. "Take my yoke upon you and learn from me. For my yoke is easy and the burden is light." Contact Rich or Pat Hopkins - 417-527-6460.

     Operation Christmas Child Time! Deadline for boxes is Nov. 19th at Friendship Celebration If you are interested in sharing the joy of the Gospel with children all around the world, please fill a box with toys, school supplies, and hygiene items. A booklet of the Gospel message will be included in each box in the child's own language. Some extra shoe boxes are under the counter as well as flyers for packing the boxes are on the counter. NEW This Year -- No candy or toothpaste due to custom issues. Also, if possible include $7 to $9 in the box for postage. However, not necessary as some donate money for this cause. Blessings for your sharing with children a witness for our Lord and Savior. One story is of a girl who was so excited to get a purple comb as she had never had one of her own. Small items can be such a joy, but the Joy of The Gospel is the greatest gift we can share!!! Questions-Betty Reimann 208-376-8687 or .

     Vacation Bible School is coming soon! We are embarking on a quest to understand the saga of “A Thankful Jedi” on November 20-22 from 9am to 3pm. All preschool through 6th Grade children are welcome. This is a FREE event. Enrollment forms are available at the Information Desk or online at our church website: www.friendshipcelebration.org.