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First Lutheran Church Albert Lea, MN www.flcal.org

DECEMBER MESSENGER NOVEMBER 22, 2019

First Lutheran Church + F.L.C. + For the Love of Christ

VOLUME LXIX + NO.11

Wednesdays in Advent Check out page 5.

CHRISTMAS WORSHIP SERVICES INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

Season’s Greetings 2 Caring & Sharing

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What’s Happening

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Christmas Eve Worship Services Tuesday, December 24, 2019: 4:00 & 6:00 p.m.-Family Candlelight Services 10:00 p.m.-Holy Communion Candlelight Service with FLC Choir and Bell Choir

December Calendar 8-9 Memorials & Gifts

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Crossword

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Christmas Day Worship Service with Holy Communion Wednesday, December 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. ONLY Broadcast Live on KATE Radio 1450AM 1


+ Rejoice in the Lord! + Dear Friends in Christ, Have you noticed, when you are watching a movie or television show, how the background music sets the tone for the scene? It could be a nice pleasant scene on the screen, but the music tells you that something foreboding is about to happen. Or, when things are resolved in the drama, the music has a flourish telling us that things are better now. In a similar way, the music we sing, whistle or hear on our devices or radios, can set the tone of our outlook and attitude during the day. In Psalm 57, David shares these words with us: 7 My heart, O God, is steadfast, my heart is steadfast; I will sing and make music. 8 Awake, my soul! Awake, harp and lyre! I will awaken the dawn. 9 I will praise You, Lord, among the nations; I will sing of You among the peoples. 10 For great is Your love, reaching to the heavens; Your faithfulness reaches to the skies. For David, music was the rhythm for his life and faith. God said of David that he was “a man after my own heart”. (I Samuel 13:14; Acts 13:22) It showed in his music. The Psalms, especially, are replete with the lyrics to David’s beloved psalms, hymns and spiritual songs of praise. The Apostle Paul encouraged the believers in Ephesus, and us, in Ephesians 5: Instead, be filled with the Spirit, 19 speaking to one another with psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit. Sing and make music from your heart to the Lord, 20 always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ. The music in our lives makes a significant impact on our outlook, spirit, attitude and joy in life, no matter what our circumstances. Choose your music carefully. Let our Sunday worship overflow into your daily life. Christmas music is bursting on our auditory scene this time of year. Let it embrace you with the hope, love and joy that comes from Jesus. “Joy to the World, the Lord is come. Let earth receive her King”... in our music. + + + What a scare it was when Pastor Jan Crissinger had her car crash on November 3! We praise God for sparing her life, and, now, for the beginning of a good recovery. She will be moving rather gingerly the next few weeks as she continues healing. Let’s all keep her in our prayers as this woman, determined to serve the Lord with her whole self, paces herself, rests often and continues to serve FLC with joy. + + + What a great response to our Fall Stewardship Appeal around the theme Spirit of Giving ! It is so good to set a goal for giving that puts substance to good intentions. For those of you who have not yet submitted your Spirit of Giving “Statement of Intent for 2020” card, there is still time to do so. Paper cards are available in the church office, from an usher on Sundays, or you can respond to the link on our website, or scan this QR code on your mobile device. We are well on our way to the minimum goal of receiving 240 “Statement of Intent for 2020” responses, which Spirit of Giving Intent Card QRCode will release the special $5,000 Challenge Grant. Let’s not leave that grant unused. + + + At this time of year, I reflect on all for which I am thankful. Thank you all for being among the most special gifts in my life and for the privilege of being your pastor and sharing in the lives of you faithful people—your struggles, your joys—as a community together, who rejoice that in Christ we live... ...In the Light of His Love,

Pastor John F. Holt 2


FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH WOMEN (FLCW) CARING AND SHARING December 2019 — + Miriam + Co-Chairs—Carol Frydenlund, 507-377-2785

Joni Rowe 507-402-7493

Workers Lilah Aas Dorothy Blom

Linda Hacker Stephanie Jansen Alicia Helland Jane Loge Tricia Syverson

Pauline Nelson Nona Sippel

Cakes Marion Bergemann Leann Bibus Marvyl Dahl Jenny Fjermestad

Jody Hauser Darlene Hendrickson Robin Kelly Marilyn Larsen

Mary Lubke Rosemary Ludowese Leslie Millhouse Sharon Overgaard

Jane Sigurdson Brenda Sorenson Monica Wallace Diane Weisgram

FLCW December Program Give Gift Cards for the Holidays

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Great stocking stuffers for all ages Great selection of gift cards are available

1:15 p.m. Program: Memories By: Judy Menssen Installation of Officers Music: Pastor John & Joan Holt

Cards will be available in the Gift Shop and Sundays in December

Devotions: Ruth Noren

Support FLCW by purchasing Gift Cards

Offering Prayer: Ruth Noren

Cookbooks will be available the month of December in the church entryway outside the gift shop. They will be available in the church office during the week Monday through Friday. 3


WHAT’S HAPPENING AT FLC? Library Corner The Christmas Season’s here and you may want to be reading books that are lighter and happier and have the Christmas Spirit in them. I recommend visiting your FLC Library where you will find many Christmas books. One of my favorite series found in our library is the “Mitford Series” by Jan Karon. The Library has all thirteen books of the series among them is “Shepherds Abiding” with Father Tim and all your favorite people of Mitford in them. You will get to know and love all the residents of Mitford and hate to see each book end. If you need to give a devotion for a meeting, circle, Women of the Church, Ministry Team, or Church Council, check out the devotion books in the Library. There is a new one “Jesus Calling for Christmas” by Sarah Young that is perfect for the season there is also Christmas ideas. The Library Board has pulled out all Christmas-related books we have and placed them on a cart that will be in the Office Lobby each Sunday. We would love to have you look them over and check out some for your Holiday reading.

CHRISTMAS GIFTS OF LOVE First Lutheran is offering 2 ways to honor your loved ones at Christmas time: Flowers: Poinsettias in memory of or in honor of loved ones may be ordered for placement by the Altar in the Chancel area on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. The cost per plant is $12. Your gift right now will go TWICE as far to help feed a hungry family.

Food: Your gift toward ELCA Hunger Appeal can be given in memory of or in honor of someone or a special event. You can choose to make a direct donation to ELCA World Hunger, on line or in the mail. A group of Lutheran World Relief donors has challenged you to join them in making a Christmas gift this year that they will match dollar for dollar up to $225,000. Deadline December 25, 2019. Orders for either food or flowers may be placed in the church office. We will publish names and donors for orders made and paid for by Tuesday, December 17, 2019!

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WHAT’S HAPPENING AT FLC? (cont.) Wednesdays in Advent Wednesday, December 4, 2019 11:30 am –Advent Lunch in Bethany Hall (Cost $6) Creamed chicken over biscuits - coleslaw - cherry cheesecake 12:30 pm-Advent Worship in the Sanctuary

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 11:30 am –Advent Lunch in Bethany Hall (Cost $6) Assorted soups and mini croissant sandwiches - candy cane ice cream 12:30 pm-Advent Worship in the Sanctuary

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 11:30 am –Advent Lunch in Bethany Hall (Cost $6 Shepherds pie - heavenly jello fluff salad - angel food cake with strawberry topping 12:30 pm-Advent Worship in the Sanctuary

Sunday, December 8, 2019 The 4 year old Sunday School Christmas Program & the Kindergarten Sunday School Christmas Program will be presented as part of the 8 am service.

FRIENDS @ FIRST Christmas Party with FLC Staff

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 11:30 a.m. in Bethany Hall

Menu: Turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn and strawberry cheesecake

Altar Guild Christmas Meeting & Program

Please sign up and pay $6 for your meal reservation.

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Everyone is welcome!

7 pm in Bethany Hall 5


FLC YOUTH ANNOUNCEMENTS Join us for

Journey to the Manger AN INTERGENERATIONAL CHRISTMAS ADVENTURE Sundays December 1, 8, and 15 9:15 -10:15 for all 1st thru 6th grade Sunday school students and families Meet in the Sanctuary

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REMINDERS... The church office will be closed Wednesday, December 25 and Thursday, December 26, 2019 (building will close after Christmas Day worship). The church office will also close at 3 pm on Tuesday, December 31, 2019 and will be closed all day on Wednesday, January 1, 2020. There will be no Sunday School on Sunday, December 22 and December 29, 2019. Classes will resume on Sunday, January 7, 2020. There will be NO Confirmation on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 and Wednesday, January 1, 2020. Classes will resume on Wednesday, January 8, 2020.

All 2019 contributions must be post marked no later than Tuesday, December 31, 2019, by law, to receive credit towards your 2019 contribution/tax record. Thank you. 7


Decemb Sun 1 8 am-Traditional w/Comm.-S 9 am-12 pm-Gift Shop Open 9:15 9:15 9:15 9:30

Mon 2

Tue 3

9:15 am-Worship w/Comm.-C

9:30 am-Staff meeting-P

3pm-Thorne Crest-Grace

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6:30 am-Men’s B Discussion-MPR 8 am-Prayer Gro 9:30 Bible Study 10 am-FLCW Bo 10:30 am-Good Grace 11am-1pm-Gift S

am-Donut Hour-YR am-Immersion-BH am-Sunday School am-New Member Orientation-P

11am-1pm-Gift Shop Open 7 pm-N. A. mtg.-RR

6:30 pm-Ministry Teams meet-BH 7 pm-Narcotics Anonymous-MPR 7 pm-Spirit Express Band & Singers Rehearsal

8 am- Worship with Preschool & Kindergarten Christmas Program-S

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Confirmation Students selling Krumkake & Baked Goods 8 am-Traditional w/Comm.-S 9 am-12 pm-Gift Shop Open 9:15 am-Worship w/Comm.-C 9:15 am-Donut Hour-YR 9:15 am-Sunday School 10:30 am-Praise & Worship w/Comm.-S 12 pm-Christian Solos meet (not at church)

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7 pm-N. A. mtg.-RR

7 pm-Narcotics Anonymous-MPR 7 pm-Spirit Express Band & Singers Rehearsal

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8 am-Traditional-S 9 am-12 pm-Gift Shop Open 9:15 am-Worship-C 9:15 am-Donut Hour-YR 10:30 am-Praise & Worship -S

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10:30 am-Praise & Worship w/Comm.

9 am-12 pm-Gift Shop Open

9:15 am-Worship-C

9:15 am-Donut Hour-YR 9:15 am-Immersion-BH 9:15 am-Sunday School

10:30 am-Praise & Worship-S 4 pm-Christmas Concert-S

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8 am-Traditional-S

9 am-12 pm-Gift Shop Open

9:15 am-Worship-C

9:15 am-Donut Hour-YR

10:30 am-Praise & Worship -S

6:30 am-Men’s B 8 am-Prayer Gro 9:30 Bible Study 2:30 pm-Sr. Towers-Ascension 11am-1pm-Gift Shop Open 11am-1pm-Gift S 7 pm-Altar Guild Christmas meeting & 11:30 am-Adven 12:30 pm-Adven program-BH 7 pm-N. A. mtg.-RR 1pm-Tops- LL 7 pm-Narcotics Anonymous-MPR 7:30 pm-Men’s Dartball League-BH 7 pm-Spirit Express Band & Singers 1:15 pm-FLCW P 9:30 am-Staff meeting-P

11am-1pm-Gift Shop Open

9:30 am-Staff meeting-P 11:30 am-Friends@First-BH 1 pm-Library Board-L

6:30 pm-Church Council meets-P

11am-1pm-Gift Shop Open 6 pm-MC #6-P 7 pm-N. A. mtg.-RR

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Church Office Closes at 12 noon

4 & 6 pm-Christmas Eve Services-S 10 pm-Christmas Eve Service w/Comm.-S

31 New Years Eve

Church Building & Office Closes at 3 pm

8 am-Prayer

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11:30 am-Ad 12:30 pm-Ad 1pm-Tops- LL 1:30 pm-MC 1:30 pm-MC

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11:30 am-Advent Lunch 5 12:30 pm-Advent worship Cedar Valley Christmas Party-BH Book 1pm-Tops- LL 3 pm-Oak Park Place-FLC oup-PR 5:30 pm-Bell Choir Rehearsal 4:30 pm-Al-Anon-MPR y-MPR 6:30-8 pm-FLC Choir 5:15 pm-Tops- LL oard-P Samaritan- Rehearsal 6:30 pm-Confirmation 6:30 pm-Chapel Service w/Comm. Shop Open 7:30 pm-Eikon-YR

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10:30 am-Prairie Sr. Cottages Comm.Salem 11am-1pm-Gift Shop Open dvent Lunch pm-Tops- LL dvent worship 1:30 pm-St. John’s Comm.-CPL 1 pm-Hardanger-MPR L Rehearsal 3 pm-St. John’s Comm.-CPL #12-MPR 6:30 pm-Confirmation 4:30 pm-Al-Anon-MPR #31-P 6:30-8 pm-FLC Choir Rehearsal 5:15 pm-Tops- LL ll Choir 7:30 pm-Eikon-YR 6:30 pm-Chapel Service w/Comm.

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Book Discussion-MPR Set-up for Service Club Luncheon-BH 11am-1pm-Gift Shop Open oup-PR y-MPR 1pm-Tops- LL 11:30 am-1 pm-Service Club Shop Open 5:30 pm-Bell Choir Rehearsal Luncheon-BH nt Lunch 6:30 pm-Confirmation/Making nt worship Krumkake and Baked Goods 4:30 pm-Al-Anon-MPR 1 pm-Hardanger-MPR 5:15 pm-Tops- LL Program-BH 6:30-8 pm-FLC Choir Rehearsal 6:30 pm-Chapel Service

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HELPING OTHERS IN NEED The Social Ministry Commission/Team is sponsoring the Salvation Army Christmas Angel Tree & Mitten Tree (Trees are set up in the Gathering Space) A few pointers: You can take a tag or tags and purchase something for a child of that age. (Most people spend $15-25). Return your gifts unwrapped to the tree by Friday, December 6, 2019 with the Angel Tree tag. If you would like you may include the wrapping paper as part of the gift and the parent can wrap it. The Mitten Tree is there for your donations of hats, mittens, and scarves. These items will be taken to local charities for distribution at Christmas time. Help make someone’s Holiday Season a little “warmer”.

Thank you, fellow congregation members for supporting Operation Christmas Child. These boxes packed with our love and prayers will be sent to children around the world.

EVENTS

OF INTEREST

F.R.O.G. of Central Freeborn Lutheran Church presents:

CHRISTMAS BY THE LAKE

Clear Lake, Iowa, 3:00–9:00 pm, Saturday, December 7, 2019 Cost: $30 per person age 13 and up $15 child through age 12 Includes: Coach Bus from Albert Lea, Tour Christmas activities on Main Street, Lighted Christmas Parade, View the fireworks on the lake, Chinese Buffet at Wok N Roll Back in Albert Lea

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The Perfect Gift Shoppe

Christmas is almost here!! Check out the Perfect Gift Shoppe for your Christmas Gifts, Décor and more!! We are Open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 11-1 Sunday from 9-12

November 2019 Council Meeting Talking Points 1. Approval of 2020 budget 2. Update given on Stewardship for all Seasons campaign. Will continue to encourage the submission of pledge cards to reach the goal of 240 pledge cards. If achieved, a match grant of 5000 dollars will be received. 3. Approved the development of a transition planning team to begin planning for the pastoral staff transition. 4. Development of Easton’s Place (a quiet children’s play area) as approved by 2018 FLC council will be overseen by the property commission. It will be located in the west alcove.

October 2019 Financial Report Total Income Total Expenses Surplus (Deficit)

FLC General Fund (G.F.) Actual Budget $624,335 $688,417 $662,769 $688,417 ($38,434) 0

As of 10-31-19

Radio Income Expense Net gain (loss)

FLC Broadcast Ministries Actual Peace & Power $6,203 Income 10,330 Expense ($4,127) Net gain (loss) 11

Actual $47,742 39,205 $8,537


MEMORIALS, HONORS & SPECIAL GIFTS PEACE & POWER FUND In Memory Of:

SANCTUARY LIGHTING FUND In Memory Of:

In loving memory of Karin Mattson given by: Kristina J. Lilly

Karen Szymanowski - continuing to celebrate her life given by: Wayne & Jackie Sletten

Frances Nelson given by: Tim & MaryAnn Allison

Davis Gilbertson given by: Jim & Jane Madson, Tom & Judy Mullen, Bonnie Trampel, Bob & Joni Rowe, Carol Olson, Duane & Eunice Hatleli, Wayne & Carol Hedalen

Casper Munson given by: Elaine Munson Truman & Gladys Bergland given by: Jean Grube, Davis & Julie Gilbertson, Dean & Sue Westrum, Betty Stoick, Jeff Kopseng, Constance Tufte, Family & friends

Gifts Given By: Ruth Noren

William “Bill” Bauers given by: Jeff & Marcia Bauers, Ben & Phyllis Fredrickson

ORGAN FUND In Memory Of:

Richard Wasmoen for his 90th birthday on November 23rd given by: Lois Wasmoen

Davis Gilbertson given by: Linda Pederson

FOOD FOR SCHOOL BACKPACKS PROGRAM FUND In Memory Of:

Gene Arnold, Sr. - Ann Arnold’s father-in-law given by: Jack & Orlene Woodside Davis Gilbertson given by: Jack & Orlene Woodside, Helen Lovik, Hildy Vallevand, Bill & Ann Satre, Ken & Diane Damerow, Ron & Betty Mathews, Craig & Jori Nash, Audrey Christensen

Karen Szymanowski given by: Al & Bonnie Anderson Verlaine Williams given by: Al & Bonnie Anderson

In Honor Of:

Art Ludtke, Sr. given by: Rick & Robin VerHey

Curt Jenson for his 90th birthday given by: John & Barb Cliff

Harold Nelson given by: Truman & Barb Thrond, Mike Murtaugh, Daryl & Karen Wolff

KEITH & DELORIS FLIGGE SCHOLARSHIP FUND In Memory Of:

My grandson, Dillon Gordon for his November 9th birthday given by: Selma Engebretson

Dick Montei for his November 4th birthday given by: Gen Montei

In Honor Of: Curt Jensen for his 90th birthday given by: Gen Montei

WORLD HUNGER FUND Gifts Given By:

Delores Schilling for her 95th birthday that was on November 9th given by: Susan Toenges & family

Les Ackland

All organ donors given by: Steve & Jane Trainer

PRAYER SHAWL FUND In Memory Of:

Gifts Given By: Bob & Theresa Hartke, Inge Rhiger, Gilbert Gilbertson, Tops MN #769 of Albert Lea, MN, Helene Westrum, Patricia Tallman, Edmund & Angeline Nelson, Norm & Joyce Fredin, Hugh Whitesell, Lois Brandt, Silver Lake WELCA of Northwood, IA, Marjorie Jensen

My cousin Bobby Livingston who passed away November 5, 2019 given by: Jane Maiden

DONATION In Memory Of: Buck & Jean Schumaker given by: Their children

RADIO FUND In Memory Of: Elaine Struck given by: Jeff & Marcia Bauers

CHOIR STOLES FUND In Memory Of:

Karen Szymanowski given by: Anne Marie Harshbarger

Davis Gilbertson given by: Don & Judy Kropp, Al & Bonnie Bakken, David & Sue Olson

Davis Gilbertson given by: Bonnie Schneider, Larry & Janice Lestrud Shirley Lau - sister-in-law of Donna Henrikson given by: Bonnie Schneider

Lynn Jacobson given by: Al & Bonnie Bakken

BILL HAMMER SCHOLARSHIP FUND In Memory Of: Davis Gilbertson given by: John & Barb Cliff 12


Personal Visitation by the Pastors To support people at the time of illness or injury, pastors do make personal visits in hospitals, homes or Care Centers. Many hospitals, like the Mayo’s Methodist & St. Mary’s Hospitals in Rochester no longer give pastors access to lists of patients. So, if we happen to be there visiting someone, and we don’t know about someone else hospitalized, we have no way of discovering that person any more. Hospitals do NOT call pastors/churches to inform them of admissions, and have not for decades. So, please, call, if you want us to know.

We try to be available in emergencies. Do not hesitate to call the church (373-6424), if you have not seen a pastor and would like to request a visit. If you call the church office after hours and get the recording, keying option ❸ will send your call directly to the pastor on call. No name is automatically put on a printed prayer list. We ask permission before we include a name on our printed prayer list. Please, let us know if you want to be on the prayer list or be visited. ~Your FLC Pastors

Pastoral Records: Baptisms, Weddings, Deaths, Funerals, Memorial Services

FLC Prayer Ministry Want prayer for

Baptisms Huntleigh Christine Madison Larson, November 10, 2019 Anja Rose Winter, November 10, 2019 Lauren Elaine Peterson, November 17, 2019

yourself or others? Call Jo, 763-257-9018 or Julia, 373-9594. Prayers are kept confidential among prayer chain members.

Funeral Davis Gilbertson, November 4, 2019

Our Prayers are requested for healing and wholeness for: Pastor Janet Crissinger, Lois Hansel, Cindy Kern, Phil Koppelman, Norris Lovik, Elaine Panzer, Sharon Lombard and Nancy Sickels.

Our Continued Prayers are requested for healing and wholeness for: Jody Bakken, Alan J. Christensen, Rodger Christenson, Mary Ann Christian, Richard Doeden, Dale Drescher, Casey Dusza, Millard Hamborg, Gregg Hatleli, Breckyn Heinemann, Glenn Helland, Sharon Johnson, Deb Koenigs, Tom Loverink, Fred (Fritz) Moran, Bill Schulte, Jean Stearns, Betty Stolaas, Warren Van Riper, ... and their spouses, families & caregivers, and…safety for people serving in the Armed Forces, and their families.

HAVE YOU INCLUDED FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH IN YOUR WILL? Over the years, those First Lutheran Church members who have conscientiously included First Lutheran Church congregation in their estate planning have enabled some very important and powerful ministry to happen here. Please consider including First Lutheran Church, which has served you these many years, in your estate planning. You will enable this congregation to serve many, many more people in years and generations to come.

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MISCELLANEOUS FLC INFORMATION

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eed a ride to church?

We are using the Albert Lea Taxi Service. Those who need a ride to church can call 383-3341 to schedule a ride to the service of their choice on Sundays, or Thursday evenings. Just let the driver know to bill FLC.

Albert Lea

Please Note: In Case of Inclement Weather CANCELLATIONS & POSTPONEMENTS will be announced on: KAAL TV and KATE Radio [1450 AM]

FIRST LUTHERAN MESSENGER (USPS196-560)

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Albert Lea, Minnesota 56007 Subscription price $1.00 per year

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FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH OFFICE: Phone (507) 373-6424; E-mail: firstoffice@flcal.org; Fax 373-6330 Mailing address—301 W. Clark St., Albert Lea, MN 56007 Office Hours- Monday- Thursday: 8am-5pm; Friday: 8am-4:45pm Building Hours- Monday – Thursday: 7am-8:30pm; Friday: 8am-4:45pm Saturday: 8am-12pm; Sunday: 7am-12pm Other times by appointment or as meetings/events are scheduled

Web site–www.flcal.org

PASTORAL STAFF e-mails and emergency telephone numbers: Pastor John Holt, johnh@flcal.org (Cell–383-4750; Home–377-0046) Pastor Jan Crissinger, (Cell—(507) 621-1758

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Come Worship With Us THE MISSION OF FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH IS: TO

SERVICE TIMES Sunday:

GATHER, EQUIP, AND

8 am — Traditional Worship Service*

EMPOWER PEOPLE TO

9:15 am — Worship in the Chapel*

JOYFULLY DO

10:30 am — Praise & Worship Service*

CHRIST’S WORK.

Thursday: 6:30 pm — Worship service in the Chapel*

Adult Bible Study 9:15 am

Sunday morning “ Immersion ”

*Holy Communion: Holy Communion is celebrated on the 1st & 3rd Sundays of each month, and the Thursdays preceding those Sundays.

First Lutheran Church 301 W Clark St. Albert Lea, MN 56007

9:30 am Wednesday morning Bible Study

Periodicals Postage Paid at Albert Lea, MN 56007

Sunday Worship Broadcasts 10:00 a.m. - Peace & Power-KAAL TV- Channel 6 (11:00 a.m. - KATE RADIO AM 1450

First Lutheran Church—F.L.C.—For the Love of Christ

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