First Congregational Church UCC
220 West Lyon Avenue
Lake City, Minnesota

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SEPTEMBER 16, 2022
WE WON LAST WEEK!
   
     
The Minnesota Vikings defeated (wiped out!) the Green Bay Packers with a score of 23 to 7!  It makes you wonder if wearing our Vikings gear to worship last Sunday made a difference.  Well, let's assume it did!
 

WE ALSO WON AT CHURCH LAST WEEK!
     We had Sunday School start up again!  We had Hospitality Time start up again!  We increased our worship attendance again!
        Let's all stay in the game at church and have a winning fall!
It means a lot to the life of the church when we all stay in the game!
And even though the Vikings don't play this Sunday, you are welcome to wear your Vikings gear to worship as a reminder that we're all part of the team.  
We are part of Team Jesus!
     The Vikings play the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday, September 19 at 7:30 p.m.

-Pastor David
WHAT DO THE LORD'S PRAYER, CHRISTMAS IN JULY, AND A SLIP OF THE TONGUE HAVE IN COMMON?  COME AND FIND OUT IN PASTOR DAVID'S MESSAGE AT SUNDAY WORSHIP ON SEPTEMBER 18, AT 10 A.M.  OUR FRIEND AND TALENTED ORGANIST GAIL HUPPERT IS OUR GUEST ACCOMPANIST THIS SUNDAY.
SUNDAY SCHOOL IS COOL!
We began a new season last Sunday with all kids age 3 to grade 6.  The kids had a great time.  If you haven't yet registered your kids you can click the image above to go to the registration form.  Fill out the form so that our teacher, Tracy Brunkow, will know that your kids will be part of the fun. Kids remain in worship each Sunday morning until their "Time For Kids" with Pastor David, and then they go downstairs to their learning space.
See you Sundays at 10 a.m.! 
A NEW CONFIRMATION GROUP
WILL BE STARTING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5.  
WATCH FOR MORE INFORMATION.
HOSPITALITY TIME IS BACK!

WE ENJOYED DELICIOUS HOMEMADE "DONUT MUFFINS" WITH COFFEE AND KOOL-AID AFTER WORSHIP LAST SUNDAY.  WE HAVE TRULY MISSED THIS TIME TOGETHER AND IT WAS SO GOOD TO START IT UP AGAIN.  THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO BAKED AND SERVED LAST WEEK!  AND THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO HAVE SIGNED UP TO SERVE ON UPCOMING SUNDAYS!  STAY A WHILE AFTER WORSHIP! 
AND SIGN UP TO SERVE!
ANOTHER SEASON TO SING!
MAYBE YOU'D LIKE TO JOIN US!
     
     The choir will have its next meeting and rehearsal on Wednesday, October 5, 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
     We will be singing some terrific arrangements for 2-part mixed choir, which are ideal for our size of group. 
     Our choir welcomes singers to join us.  We use recorded music and piano to help us learn the songs.  You can even practice the songs at home with online music in between our regular Wednesday night rehearsals.
     We rehearse two to three Wednesdays each month and we sing in morning worship two to three Sundays each month. 
     If you are interested in singing with us, please call the church at 651-345-3865 and leave a message with your phone number, or email us at lakecityucc.org.  
You can find Pastor David's previous Sunday email messages in the archives on our website.  Click the image. 
Here's An Opportunity To Help
     For many years, Bethany Lutheran Church in Lake City has hosted a free Thanksgiving Dinner for the community on Thanksgiving Day.
     Other churches in the community have helped out by donating specific food items. For example, our church has donated dinner rolls, baked and purchased at our local grocery store.
     As you can imagine, this dinner is a big undertaking for Bethany Lutheran and this year they are looking for volunteers from all the local churches to join the planning committee.
     Their next meeting date is Monday, September 26, at 10 a.m., at Bethany Lutheran.  You are invited to attend. 
     This is a great opportunity to join with our brothers and sisters in Christ to help with this wonderful community event. 
CHECK OUT WHAT'S NEW
AT OUR THRIFT SHOP

Come and see the latest inventory at our Pass It On Thrift Shop, located two doors down from the church, at 118 North Oak Street.  We are full of seasonal décor, clothing, housewares, and curious finds, all at low prices, and all donated by generous people like yourself.  We donate thousands of dollars to community organizations that serve others, passing on the blessings we have received. On each Third Thursday, all clothing and shoes are half price. Sales happen regularly.  Follow us on Facebook. Consider being a volunteer. Hours: Mon. 10-4, Thurs. 4-7, Sat. 9-12.  Phone: 651-345-4901. 

Click the image above to see what's new on our Facebook page.
To find back issues of The Flow Newsletter, click the image.
Your generosity brings the light of Christ to our church!  Thank you!

If you are unable to attend in-person worship, you may continue to make financial contributions through electronic transfer, and through checks in the mail.  

Thank you for your generosity and spirit of giving.

 
Mail your offerings to: 
First Congregational Church UCC
114 North Oak Street
Lake City, MN  55041
WORSHIP WHILE YOU SIP
It's okay to bring your favorite coffee brew, tea, or water to enjoy in your pew during morning worship.  Fill up your travel mug or to-go cup.
Click the new logo to visit the new website for the Lake City Food Shelf.  You can sign up to become a volunteer, make an online donation, learn about food assistance, find business hours, and see what else the food shelf is doing for Lake City. 
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