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  • 408 Ninth Street NW

    Mandan, ND 58554

    FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH

    Phone: 701-663-3594

    Fax: 701-663-6217

    E-mail: jackie@firstlutheranofmandan.org

    Building Faith and

    Transforming Lives

    in Christ.

    ADDRESS LABEL

    Happy

    Easter from

    the staff at

    First

    Lutheran

    Church!

    www.firstlutheranofmandan.org

    Were on the web!

    THE GOLDEN EGG

    Every Easter Sunday growing up we ate lunch at my Grandma Ms

    house. As long as I can remember, all my aunts, uncles, and cousins were

    there. Then of course there was the Easter egg hunt! The adults would hide

    the Easter eggs in various places around the house and set a gang of kids

    loose to find them.

    Now I have some fond and some not so fond memories of Easter

    which really comes down to my experience of the Easter egg hunt at

    Grandma Ms. You see, my Grandma always filled a golden egg with money.

    There was only one golden egg. It was always the egg that was hardest to

    find.

    I have great memories of finding that egg. One year it even had a

    twenty dollar bill in it, which of course seemed like a small fortune to my

    young self. Yet, I also remember the year I almost got the golden egg. If you

    havent guessed yet, that is a not so fond memory.

    My cousin Sam was right behind me when I found the golden egg

    hidden on top of the coffee pot. However, the coffee pot was on and steam

    was pouring out of the area were the egg was. I couldnt garb it with my

    hand. Sam, who was right behind me tried and failed too. I decided I would

    get one of Grandmas big spoons and pull it into my bucket. I got the spoon,

    placed my basket in the perfect place, and as I spooned the golden egg my

    cousin shoved my basket out of the way and took it for herself. Needless to

    say there were a lot of tears!

    Easter Sunday is fast approaching, and for many of us Easter has

    some fond and some not so fond memories. It is a time marked by large

    demands on time, unrealistic expectations, and tiredness. As adults, we

    dont really have time to go on an Easter egg hunt, let alone sit and

    contemplate what the resurrection means for us.

    This year I encourage you to stop if even for a few seconds to find

    that golden egg. An egg not given for just a few, but for all. A golden egg of

    promise and truth. Christ has risen. You are set free. If you hear nothing

    else this Easter season, remember this. Christ is risen, for you and for me,

    and just maybe you might find what your heart has been longing for.

    Freed in Christ,

    Pastor Chris

    April 2017

    Administrative Pastor

    Rev. Lee Herberg

    663-3594

    Associate Pastor

    Rev. Christina Martin

    663-3594

    Administrative Assistant &

    Coordinator of Lay

    Ministries

    Jackie Schulz

    663-3594 (o)

    663-3082 (h)

    Custodians

    Ron & Mavis Watson

    Financial Administration

    Jennifer Scheet

    First Lutheran Is A Mission

    Partner with Camp of the

    Cross Ministries

    First Lutheran

    Staff

    First Lutheran Church

    April Newsletter

  • PAGE 2 FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH April 2017

    Senior Service and Meal

    April 11th, 2017

    Service at 11:00 A.M.

    Dinner at 12:00 P.M.

    Ham dinner with trimmings.

    RSVP to the church office at 663-3594 ASAP!!!

    Come join us for Food, Fellowship, and Fun.

    WELCA Spring Gathering will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at Zion Lutheran Church ~ 112

    5th St. NW ~ in Beulah, ND. Please see the bulletin board for more information.

    _______________________________________________________________________________

    Sound Tech Position(s)

    For the past few years, First Lutheran Church has been able to offer sound tech services for

    weddings taking place in our church.

    We would like to train a few people for this position. The sound tech is paid directly for their

    services through the wedding couple.

    If you are interested in learning more about becoming a sound tech, please contact the church

    office at 663-3594.

    The Angels Among Us Relay for Life team encourages you to join

    them in support of friends and family who have heard the words

    You have cancer.

    Registering for Relay $0

    Luminaria in honor or memory $10

    Awesome food at Relay $???

    Earning a HOPE shirt $100

    Relaying with friends and family

    fighting cancer, creating more birthdays PRICELESS!

    Relay for Life is an event you must experience!

    2017 marks the 25th anniversary of the Bismarck-Mandan Relay which will be held from 12

    noon to 12 midnight on Saturday, June 3, 2017 at Century High School in Bismarck, ND. Lori

    Meyers welcomes any questions you might have about Relay for Life and has luminary bags

    available. Lori can be reached at 471-9436. We would love to have you join the team or come

    to experience Relay with us at Century on June 3.

  • PAGE 10

    FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH APRIL 2017

    Mark Your

    Calendar

    5th: 7pm - Confirmation -

    Large Group

    6th: LAF - Sandwiches

    12th: No Confirmation

    13th: LAF - Nachos

    19th: 7pm - Confirmation -

    Large Group

    20th: LAF - Baked Potato

    26th: 7pm - Confirmation

    (Last Session)

    27th: LAF - Hot Dogs

    Upcoming Event

    Easter Breakfast

    We would love to have you join us!

    8:00-9:00 A.M.

    The youth will be serving egg bake, fruit, coffee & juice for a

    free will offering.

    Pink Flamingos are making their way back to

    Mandan. Just like the Canadian Geese return

    to the North, pink flamingos will soon be

    popping up in yards all over Mandan. Keep

    your eye on the bulletin and our Facebook page

    for their arrival. Just for fun here is a little

    known fact: there are more pink plastic

    flamingos in existence than there are real live

    ones! Imagine that!

    What: Bake Sale for camp

    scholarships

    When: Sunday, April 9th

    Come and get your Easter

    goodies and help our youth go

    to Bible camp this summer!

    Dont forget to purchase your Little Coyote Coffee

    products from the youth in the narthex. You will be

    supporting a Pride of Dakota company and our

    youth! We will be taking orders up to Easter.

    Please dont miss out!

    FREE SAMPLES WHILE SUPPLIES LAST!

  • PAGE 4 FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH APRIL 2017

    Sunday ~

    8:30 am ~ Traditional

    10:45 am ~ Contemporary

    9:30 am ~ Coffee

    9:30 am ~ Church School

    Wednesday ~

    6:00 pm ~ Transitional

    6:00 pm ~ Church School

    7:00 pm ~ Confirmation

    Worship Schedule

    Special Thanks

    Thank you to all the greeters, ushers, communion servers,

    readers, communion set-up, coffee hour workers, and to all

    who have supplied goodies for the last month. Your help is

    greatly appreciated!

    Baptisms:

    March 19 Charli Theresa Zittleman

    March 26 Syler Jon & Everitt James Achtenberg

    Weddings:

    March 25 Matheaw Parisien & Rebecca Hoffman

    Funerals:

    March 18 Arlene Roehrich

    Memorial Fund

    Pastoral Acts

    In memory of Elsie Quast given by Doug & Bonnie

    Quast, Gary & Margaret Boehler.

    In memory of Joyce Pulkrabek given by Ernie &

    Anita Seeman, Larry & Elaine Laubner, Doris

    Carlson. Deadline for

    articles for the May

    Newsletter will be

    April 15th.

    April ~ Mission of the Month

    Weekend Meals for Mandan Kids

    Items needed are Peanut Butter, Jelly, Fruit Cups, Canned

    Fruit, Granola Bars, Cereal, Pudding Cups, Applesauce, Chef

    Boyardee', Mac & Cheese, Soups, Hamburger Helper,

    Spaghetti Noodles, Spaghetti Sauce, Pop Tarts, Instant

    Mashed Potatoes, Rice A Roni, Pasta Roni, Pork and Beans,

    Baked Beans, Pancake Mix-no eggs required such as Krusteaz

    Brand, Syrup, Hats, Mittens, Scarves.

    NO GLASS JARS PLEASE!

    You may put your items in the boxes in the Narthex. Thank

    you!

    PAGE 9 FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH APRIL 2017

  • PAGE 8 FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH APRIL 2017

    Palm Sunday, April 9th

    8:30 A.M. & 10:45 A.M.

    Maundy Thursday, April 13th

    7:00 P.M. Worship with Holy

    Communion

    Good Friday, April 14th

    7:00 P.M. Tenebrae Service

    Note: No Wednesday Evening

    Service on April 12th

    Easter Sunday, April 16th

    7:00 A.M. - Sunrise Service

    (led by the youth)

    9:00 A.M. - Traditional Easter

    Festival Service

    11:00 A.M. - Contemporary Easter

    Festival Service

    Easter Breakfast

    8:00-9:00 A.M.

    The youth will be serving egg bake, fruit,

    coffee & juice for a free will offering.

    APRIL 2017 FIRST LUTHERAN CHURCH PAGE 5

    First Lutheran Church Council Minutes Date: 02-16-2017

    Members present:

    Pastor Lee Herberg, Pastor Christina Martin, President Jessie Hilfer, Vice President DJ Campbell, Secretary Andrea Bonness, Ron Webb, Tim Faller, Wayne Friesz, Kevin Fishbeck and Jill Miller.

    Members absent: Jessica Petrick

    Devotions were prepared by Pastor Christina Martin and presented by Pastor Lee Herberg as Pastor Christin