Community Thanksgiving Worship

Decorah’s community Thanksgiving worship service takes places this Monday evening, November 19 at 6:00 p.m. here at First Lutheran Church, with treats and coffee to follow. A special offering will be taken in worship to benefit ministries providing relief work during and after the California wildfires.

A volunteer choir will rehearse at 5:15 p.m. in the Fireside Room.

Fair Trade Sale

The Mission and Outreach committee is sponsoring a fair trade sale the weekends of December 2 and December 9. Purchase a variety of handmade goods and delicious chocolates, and know that you are helping support artisans around the world with a fair wage. Profits from our fair trade sale will be used to support the ELCA Young Adults in Global Mission program.

Gift Tree

Visit the gift tree in the fellowship hall to help provide Christmas gifts to families in need. Select a tag, purchase the gift and wrap it, and attach the tag to the top. Return all gifts to the church office by December 1.

Widening Our Welcome, Deepening Our Relationships

Thank you thank you thank you! We received more than 100 Statements of Intent last weekend, and are nearly halfway to our goal of 250 or more Statements of Intent. There’s a $5000 challenge gift on the line, thanks to a group of donors in the congregation. Help us reach our goal!

After December 2, our stewardship team will make check-in phone calls to households from whom we have not received Statements of Intent.

If you plan to use automatic giving in 2019, please make sure that your paperwork is up-to-date; you will need to fill out a form either to enroll (for the first time), or to change your level of giving.