First English Lutheran

This Week--Upcoming Events & Ongoing Ministries

Register for VBS!

Early registration begins on May 5th-May 19th.

Join us for Vacation Bible School, June 16-20, from 6pm to 8:30pm.

3yr olds through 7th graders are invited to this faith and fun filled week! Invite your friends, mark it on your calendars!

Our theme this year will be ‘Roar! Life is Wild. God is Good.’

Sign up online:

Pentecost--One Worship Service at 10am

On Sunday, June 9th we will celebrate the day of Pentecost with one worship service at 10am. We will celebrate the 1st Communion during the worship service.

Join others for fellowship and a 1st Communion reception at 9am in Luther Hall.

Adult Fellowship: Faith and Family Night with Peoria Chiefs

FELC will be headed to the ballpark on

Saturday, July 27th

Game time is 6:35pm

There is a post game concert with Austin French and fireworks!

Tickets are $10. Sign up and money is due by June 16th.

Checks payable to FELC and all money can be left

in the "Adult Fellowship" box in the Communication Room.

Rummage Sale Drop Off Dates

Donations for the Annual FELC Rummage Sale may be brought to the church beginning on Monday, May 20th from 9am to 2pm. (Donations may be brought to church during office hours until May 26th)

Youth will be available to help unload your car:

Tuesday, May 21st and Wednesday, May 22nd from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.


Sunday, May 26th immediately following both worship services.

Rummage Sale is Saturday, June 1st. 8am to 2pm

Help Host Meals During Rummage Sale

We need energy to organize and sort all the Rummage Sale treasure. It would be a great blessing if some congregation members would volunteer to make or pick up dinner, including set up/clean up, for those doing rummage sale set up.

Hosting Dinner for Youth and Rummage Sale Volunteers

Monday, May 27th. 5:30PM

Tuesday, May 28th. 5:30PM

Thursday, May 30th. 5:30PM

Please sign up by Sunday, May 19th for the night you are able to help. The Youth covers the cost of the meals from their budget.

30 Hour Famine--Ways the Congregation can be Involved.

FELC 30Hour Famine

May 29th from 11:30AM to May 30th at 5:30PM

Fact: Every day, as many as 11,000 kids die from hunger and related causes. Some starve. Some get sick and waste away. Either way, this is not okay with us.

So we’re doing something about it! We’re going hungry for 30 hours with hope of helping those who live in hunger every day.

Pray. Please sign up on the gym bulletin board to pray for us during the famine.

Ask God to help us as we become more mindful of others, overcome hunger and raise funds to help those in need.

We are hoping to have people praying for us each hour during the entire 30 hour famine.

Volunteer. Come join us during our famine or participate at home or work with your family and friends or help provide meal for participants at famine close

Give. $1.32 can provide food and clean drinking water for one day

$40 provides food and clean drinking water for a month

Our goal is $960 to help feed and care for 2 children for one year.

Vacation Bible School Adult Volunteers Needed

Join the herd, Roar VBS Staff

June 16-20 6-8:30PM

Please prayerfully consider helping out in one of the following ways.

___ Crew Leader –WE NEED 12

You love the Lord, and you like kids. You will lead a

Crew (group of 6-8 kids) to visit the different stations

You’re not responsible for preparing or teaching activities-you are there to guide

and Shepherd the members of your crew while lending a helping hand

___ Station Leader or Station Assistant

WE NEED 5 Station Leaders & 6 Assistant Station Leaders

You love the Lord, and you love kids. You will be responsible for

preparing a 15 minute lesson each night. Lesson & Materials PROVIDED!

Station Assistant helps where needed or fills in for Station Leader in case

of emergency.

___ Prop Pick Up Friday, June 14th. 12:15PM at Woodland Baptist Church, Peoria

___ Set Up Saturday, June 15th. 9AM-4PM

___ Registration Table (Sunday, Monday & Tuesday only)

Don’t forget to sign up for staff dinners on the gym bulletin board by Sunday, June 9th

Supply Donations for Vacation Bible School

VBS Supplies Needed

Can you help?

Items Needed:

Lemonade mix--400 servings

Apples, grapes, bananas, carrots and cookies for snack time

Fruit snacks 100 packages gluten free, no red dye

Bottles of water--100


Goldfish crackers

500 3M adhesive strips

12 yellow plastic table cloths and 7 brown plastic table cloths

2 wooden handled brooms

Roll of brown butcher paper

12 red washable markers

3 yards of metallic gold fabric

24 gallon size ziplock baggies

Black, Brown, Green, Red and Orange Colored duct tape

30 packs of baby wipes

Red and yellow cellophane

50 black Sharpie fine point permanent markers

48 fabric markers, assorted colors

36 magnetic hooks

12 Bubble wands with long handles and one large jug of bubbles

If you can donate any of these items

please drop them off by Sunday, June 9th.

Questions please contact Mrs. Brown

Thank you for your support!

June Calendar in Buzz

A reminder that there will be a copy of the June Calendar in the Buzz on Sunday morning. Grab a copy when you are at worship this week. Or find a link to the calendar from our webpage.

Looking FAR ahead....Save the Date.

It seems far away but your summer calendars are probably already filling up. Everyone is invited to join the FELC Quilters for their fun event, "Quilting with the Grannies!"

Tuesday, July 9th


Lunch included with a $5 fee per person.

The FELC Quilters are looking for extra adult help this year. If you've been wanting to learn more about quilting, join us on July 9th.

Keep In Touch with FELC

Content for this e-newsletter may be directed to Pastor Heather Arnold at:

Items for the monthly calendar or the weekly Buzz may be sent to Lois Neptun in the main office. Deadline for both publications is Wednesday by 11:30am.